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The Best Cosplayer at World Cup

The Best Cosplayer at World Cup

A Brazilian soccer fan turned up at World Cup 2022 wearing one of the coolest costumes we’ve ever seen. The entire outfit is covered with colorful mirrored tiles cut into triangles, making him look like a shiny, low-poly, cel-shaded version of himself. He looks like a real-time CGI effect. Turns out he has a friend.

Grand Old Parr 12-Year Scotch Whisky

Grand Old Parr 12-Year Scotch Whisky
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The full flavor of Grand Old Parr 12-Year-Old Blended Scotch Whisky is smooth as David Beckham’s off-field swagger. Fellow soccer star Sebastian Lletget (currently with Major League Soccer FC Dallas, and formerly the LA Galaxy) is an Old Parr fan so they partnered to create the perfect cocktail for soccer watch parties.

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Restoring a Mini Soccer Game

Restoring a Mini Soccer Game

We love watching videos of old things being made as good as new. In this clip, Old Things Never Die got their hands on a vintage mechanical soccer game, disassembled it, sandblasted off the paint and rust, fabricated custom replacement parts, and painstakingly repainted its playfield and players.

Soccer Connect 4

Soccer Connect 4

Connect 4 is usually played with a small, tabletop game grid. But the guys from How Ridiculous prefer to super-size things. A while back, they made a version of the game that was played by shooting hoops. Now they’ve built a version that’s played by kicking soccer balls into it. It requires some serious accuracy to play and win.

Welcome to Wrexham

Welcome to Wrexham

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have teamed up to purchase a football club in Wales. In order to greet the local fans, they hired a translator to relay their messages in their native tongue – and it doesn’t go as expected. Keep an eye on FX for their documentary series about the team and their involvement.

Tame Impala Empty Stadium Concert

Tame Impala Empty Stadium Concert

Before the scourge that is COVID-19, Tame Impala used to play to packed venues. But here they jam out to an audience of exactly none (except the camera crew). They staged this surreal and intimate mini-concert in an empty football stadium to promote the launch of FIFA ’21.

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey
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No soccer team has sponsored NASA yet. It’s a shame, because as Jefferson’s Apparel shows, the partnership would make for a sweet soccer jersey. This custom made jersey uses authentic Nike Dri-Fit jersey and has embroidered NASA and USA flag patches.

Wooden World Cup Ball

Wooden World Cup Ball

Woodworker Frank Howarth has a thing for spheres, so it only makes sense that he would craft a wooden replica of the iconic, pixel-patterned adidas Telstar 18 football used in the 2018 World Cup. We don’t recommend kicking or heading this ball, though.

KFC: Football Dive

KFC: Football Dive

This hilarious World Cup commercial spot for KFC South Africa pokes fun at players who make a big show out of minor injuries. Though in this case, the goal is a red card for something other than a free kick. (Thanks Alex!)

adidas Beckham Accelerator Ultraboost

adidas Beckham Accelerator Ultraboost
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adidas teamed up with soccer legend David Beckham to create three updated versions of one of Becks’ favorite cleats – the Predator Accelerator. This triple black sneaker variant has a kangaroo leather upper, Primeknit sock and Ultraboost sole. Drops 11/17/17.

Dog: 1, Soccer Teams: 0

Dog: 1, Soccer Teams: 0

“Well that’s probably the best highlight of this game so far.” During a recent UK soccer match, a beagle decided to run on the field and join the festivities. It took more than 7 minutes to round up the energetic dog, but he certainly kept the fans amused during the long timeout.

Making a Wooden Soccer Ball

Making a Wooden Soccer Ball

Vladimir Zhilenko’s video is in Russian, but you don’t need to speak the language to admire his craft as he builds a wooden soccer ball replica. It required lots of geometry and patience, but the result is impressive. Sanding the edges into a sphere had to be so satisfying. Skip to 2:02.

Backheel Cross to Scissor Kick Goal

Backheel Cross to Scissor Kick Goal

It’s not on the level of Maradona or Messi’s reincarnated run, Zlatan’s long-range arrogance, or Arsenal’s Wilshere special. But this goal from Spanish soccer squad Las Palmas is also one for the ages. The build-up, the pass, the shot. It’s all here.

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Foot Darts

Foot Darts

Like peanut butter and chocolate, soccer and darts come together to form something new and wonderful. This simple, but fun game from Foot Sports UK involves kicking Velcro-covered balls at a giant dartboard. It looks like a blast, and could be great for improving your aim.

Shaqiri Euro 2016 Bicycle Kick Goal

Shaqiri Euro 2016 Bicycle Kick Goal

His team down one against Poland with only 8 minutes to go at the Euro 2016 knockout stage, Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri forced extra time with this audacious equalizer. Sadly for him, Switzerland ended up losing the penalties.

Soccer Commentator Goes Nuts

Soccer Commentator Goes Nuts

Soccer minnows amongst the giants of Europe, Iceland advanced to the second round of the 2016 UEFA Euro tourney with a last minute goal in a tightly contested match. Former Icelandic player-turned-commentator Guðmundur Benediktsson went nuts while calling the game.

John Green Helps a Pro Soccer Team

John Green Helps a Pro Soccer Team

“So I play FIFA, and I upload the videos to Youtube. I get ad money, and I want to give you that ad money.” Right now there’s a fairy tale story unfolding at England’s top soccer league. But two leagues below that is an equally heartwarming and a very modern tale.

Fireball Football

Fireball Football

Football freestylers Joltter, Andrew Henderson, and Melody Donchet show off their impressive soccer ball juggling skills surrounded by a ring of fire, and with the ball itself ablaze in this cool short film from COPA90. The track is When a Fire Starts to Burn by Disclosure.

Soccer Trick Shots

Soccer Trick Shots

Dude Perfect went to London to hang out with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Arsenal’s Callum Chambers and Mathieu Flamini and challenge them with trick shots. Or as the pros call them, drills.

2015 FIFA Top 10 Goals of the Year

2015 FIFA Top 10 Goals of the Year

FIFA has released the list of nominees for the Puskás Award for goal of the year. The nominees include Lionel Messi’s wizardry at the Copa del Rey final and Carli Lloyd’s audacious chip shot at the Women’s World Cup.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bum Disguise

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bum Disguise

Remember the viral video where Cristiano Ronaldo surprised a kid? Turns out that’s part of a commercial for his headphones. CR7 aped Kyrie’s Uncle Drew and put his skills but not his face on display. Yep, the ending is still sad.

The Neymar Effect 4K 360º Video

The Neymar Effect 4K 360º Video

This rad commercial for the Nike Hypervenom II puts you in the shoes and head of Barcelona forward Neymar Jr. Be sure to watch it in Chrome or the YouTube mobile app. Keep looking around, there’s a lot going on in there.

LWT: FIFA II

LWT: FIFA II

(PG-13 Language) Last Week Tonight returns to look at the indictment and arrest of some of FIFA’s top officials on charges of corruption. Sadly, the organization will live on unless its sponsors pull their funding.

Top-Down Soccer

Top-Down Soccer

The hosts of Norwegian soccer show Golden Goal played the beautiful game with a hilarious twist. Everyone wore video headsets that showed only a top down view of the field. The result can only be described as zombie soccer. Skip to 1:50.

Pepsi: Drone Football

Pepsi: Drone Football

Pepsi set up a nighttime street soccer match in Barcelona. The court and the buildings around it had a drone referee, interactive LEDs, and projection-mapped scoreboard and visual effects, including a cheeky moving goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo Surprises Kid

Cristiano Ronaldo Surprises Kid

Real Madrid’s star forward Cristiano Ronaldo was walking his dog in Madrid with a shoddy disguise on when saw a kid with a soccer ball. CR7 played with the kid a bit before giving him a nice surprise. The ending’s kind of sad though.

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