“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.