found photo: lafrancevi From article: KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military regrets any offense it may have caused by handing out a soccer ball emblazoned with the name of Allah on it as part of a public relations exercise in Afghanistan, a spokesman said.
Germany’s national railway wasn’t about to risk sending a trainload of soccer fans to a German Cup match without beer
Photo: Woody Norvell From The Guardian: Federal police said Monday that the beer tap failed aboard a special train carrying Bayer Leverkusen fans to Hamburg on Saturday. The fault was discovered half an hour into the journey. "In order not to endanger the good mood" of the passengers, railway officials halted the train in Wuppertal […]
Wait a minute, homeless world cup? From Spiegel: The Homeless World Cup brought 500 homeless people from around the world to Denmark to play soccer. But Copenhagen appears to have been too welcoming — 15 players have overstayed their visas and gone underground. The Afghanistan team parades in Copenhagen's City Hall Square during the opening […]
Link to YouTube via BBC If you didn't know the name Rhain Davis before, you almost certainly do now. The nine-year-old, a recent recruit for Manchester United's academy, is now the talk of football – thanks to a DVD of him in action for Brisbane club Redlands United. He even made the front page of […]
Soccer stars win sex toy suit GERMAN sex shop chain Beate Uhse must pay German soccer stars Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn 50,000 euros ($81,205) each for using their names for vibrators without permission, the company said today. The company had marketed the sex toys, dubbed “Michael B.” and “Olli K.”, before Germany hosted the […]