Tag: soccer

Nov 28, 2014

All 253 Lionel Messi Goals in La Liga

All 253 Lionel Messi Goals in La Liga

On 22 November 2014 Lionel Messi netted a hat-trick against Sevilla for his 251st, 252nd and 253rd goals, surpassing Telmo Zarra as the all-time leading scorer in La Liga. Zarra had held the previous record (251 goals) for nearly 60 years. It took Messi just 289 games to reach the record, his first goal…

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Aug 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Largest US Soccer Crowd Ever

Picture of the Day: The Largest US Soccer Crowd Ever

Photograph via Jamie Frank (@jamiefrank87) on Twitter A friendly between Manchester United and Real Madrid this past Saturday set the US attendance record for a soccer match with an official tally of 109,318 fans. The record-breaking match took place at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, commonly known as ‘The Big House’. The crowd…

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Jul 19, 2014

Someone Made a Real-Life Video Game Version of FIFA

Someone Made a Real-Life Video Game Version of FIFA

Marius Hjerpseth and his friends decided to play some FIFA in real life, using clever editing and VFX to incorporate elements of the popular video game into an actual football match. Fans of the video game franchise will undoubtedly recognize many of the little touches from the game like the celebrations and character animations.…

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Jul 11, 2014

This is What Argentina Sounded Like When they Advanced to the World Cup Finals

This is What Argentina Sounded Like When they Advanced to the World Cup Finals

The semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina came down to penalty shots and when Maxi Rodriguez scored the decisive goal all of Argentina went understandably nuts. This is what Buenos Aires sounded like right after the goal. Argentina wasn’t the only country to get the recorded reaction treatment. Check out what Brazil and…

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Jun 19, 2014

This is What Chile Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

This is What Chile Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

When Chile scored their second goal of the game against former World Champions Spain, the city of Santiago, Chile’s largest city and capital, understandably went nuts. This is what it sounded like when Charles Aránguiz scored in the 43rd minute. The final score would remain 2-0, solidifying Chile’s ticket to the next round and…

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Jun 15, 2014

Stadium in Berlin Gets Turned Into Giant Living Room with 750 Couches and 700″ TV

Stadium in Berlin Gets Turned Into Giant Living Room with 750 Couches and 700″ TV

For the duration of this year’s World Cup, Berlin’s Stadion An der Alten Forsterei (home to FC Union Berlin) will be transformed into a gigantic living room. The field will be outfitted with 750 couches (brought in by fans), complete with side tables and lamps for each along with a massive 700″ TV surrounded…

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Jun 14, 2014

This is What Brazil Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

This is What Brazil Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

During Brazil’s opening game against Croatia, Claus Wahlers recorded what his neighbourhood sounded like after each Brazil goal (they won the match 3-1). The video was recorded in Moema, São Paulo, and those loud bangs you hear are fireworks. The author says there were no big outdoor screenings nearby, just a small BBQ in…

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