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Soccer

Triumph Watches the World Cup

Triumph Watches the World Cup

GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is too indifferent to get on a plane and fly to Brazil, so he enjoys World Cup 2014 from the relative comfort of Queens, NYC. Final score: Triumph 3 Uruguay 1.

ESPN: Qatar’s World Cup

ESPN: Qatar’s World Cup

The ESPN report that Last Week Tonight cited in its condemnation of FIFA. The report looks at the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar, which will need more workers to prepare for the 2022 World Cup. Unofficial mirror here.

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Blind Soccer in Brazil

Blind Soccer in Brazil

The New York Times profiles the members of a visually impaired soccer club in Brazil. Blind football or five-a-side is played all over the world and even has its equivalent of the World Cup, which is played at the Paralympics.

Helium + 6ft. Soccer Ball

Helium + 6ft. Soccer Ball

Vat19 has started stocking a gigantic six-foot inflatable soccer ball. To show off its capabilities, they responded to reader questions, including how it performs when filled with helium. The answer? Awesomely.

Samurai Soccer

Samurai Soccer

This promo for Nissin Cup Noodles has nothing to do with ramen, but it does have freestyle world champ Tokuda Kotaro in a samurai outfit doing awesome football tricks, so that’s all that matters. Now, we’re gonna go eat some noodles.

Pass It On

Pass It On

Writing for the New York Times, director Jerome Thelia said, “As soon as I saw a photograph of an African soccer ball, stitched together from old rags in the geometric patterns so familiar to us, I wanted to tell its story.”

LWT: FIFA & the World Cup

LWT: FIFA & the World Cup

In its latest episode, Last Week Tonight reminded us that the beautiful game is governed by a “comically grotesque” organization. If you think EA sucks, wait ’til you hear about FIFA – the 2 Girls, 1 Cup of non-profits.

McDonald’s Trick Shot Pros

McDonald’s Trick Shot Pros

McDonald’s is cashing in on World Cup fever, but forget whatever it is they’re promoting. Let’s just thank their ad agency for rounding up these talented soccer trick shot specialists for this awesome commercial. You’re welcome.

Nike Football: The Last Game

Nike Football: The Last Game

When skilled robots make soccer’s stars obsolete and the sport boring, Il Fenomeno rallies his successors. This animated short is the soccer equivalent of Space Jam. We wouldn’t entrust the future of the sport to Tim Howard though.

Grandpa Futsal

Grandpa Futsal

Mexican department store chain Coppel takes a page from Uncle Drew. They dressed up freestyle football champ Séan Garnier as an old man and had him join a local futsal game. It’s obviously staged, but it’s still fun to watch.

Rémi Gaillard: Foot 2014

Rémi Gaillard: Foot 2014

While we usually see Rémi Gaillard mercilessly pranking folks, he also knows his way around a (soccer) football. In celebration of the 2014 World Cup, Rémi shows off one trick shot for each of the 32 FIFA finalists.

Paul Smith Limited Edition Football

Paul Smith Limited Edition Football
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Football freestyler John Farnworth demos his ball control with this gorgeous, limited-edition football made from Paul Smith’s signature print leather. They don’t recommend playing actual games with it, but the ball is a great display piece.

Adidas: The Dream

Adidas: The Dream

Adidas matches Nike’s World Cup ad with its own star-studded promo. Featuring Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Luis Suarez and more. The backing track is a taste of Kanye West’s upcoming single God Level.

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Samsung Galaxy 11: Training

Samsung Galaxy 11: Training

Nope, it’s not a brand new Samsung phone. The company enlisted Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and nine other top soccer players as the Galaxy 11 in this cheesy science fiction ad, with none other than Der Kaiser as their mentor.

The Sleeping Supporter

The Sleeping Supporter

Amazingly, Citröen’s new commercial isn’t promoting any of its vehicles. The car maker is going all in for its country in this hilariously irreverent call to arms. In the words of Bruce Anthony Buffer: Iiiits…time!

Cannon Banner

Cannon Banner

Fans of the Danish football club F.C. Københavns (F.C. Copenhagen) created this semi-animated banner depicting cannon fire bombarding the opposing team’s stadium. Don’t mess with FCK fans.

Nike Football: Winner Stays

Nike Football: Winner Stays

A turf war between kids at a local soccer field turns into an all-out war when they invoke their heroes. And the wrong Hulk shows up. Nike Football pulls out all the stops in their star-studded commercial. (Thanks Gian!)

Nico’s Story

Nico’s Story

Nico Calabria was born without his right leg or hip, but that didn’t stop him from playing soccer competitively. You’re dead inside if this ad for Powerade doesn’t give you the feels. Support Nico’s dream of playing World Cup soccer here.

Footkhana

Footkhana

In this promo clip for Castrol Edge motor oil, Hoonigan Ken Block plays a little game of football with FIFA World Cup player Neymar Jr. to see if its easier to score goals with your cleats or with a Ford Fiesta ST RX43.

FootGolf

FootGolf

FootGolf is a relatively new sport that mixes the leisurely pace of golf with the playful spirit of football. They really need to reconsider the required attire though. Hey Becks and Juninho! You seeing this? Money!

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ESPN 2013 Best of YouTube

ESPN 2013 Best of YouTube

ESPN’s top sports videos of the year includes Doug Anderson’s whirlwind slam dunk, the behind the back three point shot and this kid running over a puny football defense. We can think of at least five videos they missed though.

Fired-up Soccer Fans

Fired-up Soccer Fans

The 12th man for the Ukrainian soccer club Sevastopol is not the Human Torch. Fans lobbed burning projectiles onto the field causing play to be suspended when the opposing team got in scoring position during a recent match. Lame on!

An American Coach in London

An American Coach in London

(NSFW: Language) “Ties, and no playoffs. Why do you even do this?” Jason Sudeikis plays an American football coach who somehow ends up managing the Tottenham Hotspur in this inspired ad for NBC Premiere League.

Andrew Henderson Soccer Tricks

Andrew Henderson Soccer Tricks

YouTube channel STRskillSchool followed Andrew Henderson around London as he showed off his football freestyle tricks in his hometown. The 21-year old is the reigning World Freestyle Football Champion.

Ronaldinho Flipbook Animation

Ronaldinho Flipbook Animation

If you liked Etoilec1’s Dragon Ball Z animation, check out his highlight reel for Ronaldinho. Frame by frame, Etoilec1 was able to capture the footballer’s legendary agility and trickery.

Josh Turnbull Scores

Josh Turnbull Scores

Josh Turnbull, the 2-year-old son of Chelsea goal keeper Ross Turnbull took advantage of the goal that dear old dad left undefended after the final match of the season.

Wild Watford Win

Wild Watford Win

The 2nd semi-final between Championship teams Watford and Leicester ended in stunning fashion. Watford went from certain defeat to winning with an unbelievable sequence in the dying seconds of the game. Skip to 3:30.

Ball Control

Ball Control

Look ma, no hands! Brazilian football freestyler Murilo Pitol demonstrates his impeccable ball-handling skills and style using only his head, neck, shoulders, feet and legs.

Messi vs. Robot Goalie

Messi vs. Robot Goalie

Lionel Messi is arguably the best footballer to have ever played the game. At just 25 years old, he’s won the Ballon d’Or 4 times, the only player to do so. But can he win a penalty shootout against a robot?

Fancy Free Kick Goal

Fancy Free Kick Goal

We don’t think it beats our pick for goal of the year, but this goal from futsal legend Alessandro Rosa Vieira aka Falcão is certainly the weirdest and most stylish free kick we’ve ever seen.

One World Futbol

One World Futbol
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Invented by Timothy Jahnigen, the One World Futbol is a soccer ball that is virtually indestructible, making it ideal for disadvantaged communities. The company donates a ball with each purchase.

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