Being a referee is a difficult, thankless job. No ref will ever get every call right (or wrong) but it’s always important to remember that 99.9 percent of referees are just trying to facilitate a fair match between two teams. Unfortunately these refs in New Delhi, India, were attacked for doing their job.
Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda died from injuries suffered during a collision in a match on Sunday.
Playing in Liga 1 in Indonesia, the Persela Lamongan goalie collided with a teammate going for a low ball in the box. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
Tuesday was a nightmare for U.S. soccer, but soccer does not stop because the U.S. won’t be in the World Cup next summer in Russia. In fact, the U.S. is competing at a World Cup right now — the U-17 World Cup in India — and the team is doing quite well.
A brace from Australia’s all-time leading scorer, Tim Cahill, was enough to see the Socceroos narrowly edge Syria 2-1 after extra time, 3-2 on aggregate, in Sydney. Cahill’s header in the 109th minute completed the Aussie turnaround and sent them into the inter-confederation playoff, most likely against Panama or Honduras, at the expense of a spirited Syrian side that pushed them until the very end.
Syria salvaged an improbable 1-1 draw with Australia in the first leg of their qualifying playoff to keep their World Cup dream alive, but the Socceroos are still in control of this tie having scored a vital away goal ahead of the return leg in Sydney on Tuesday, October 10.
Perhaps more than any other weekend every four years, this upcoming (extended) weekend from Thursday to Tuesday defines a nation’s success on the world football stage. Playoffs aside, this is the final week of World Cup qualifiers, and it’s going to be absolutely bonkers.
There is so much at stake for so many countries from traditional powers (Argentina, Netherlands) to the incredible underdogs (Syria, Iceland) and everyone in between. Only a handful of teams have already qualified and an incredible amount are still in the running.
Some takeaways from this video:
2. This video definitely involves Messi.
3. The Messi Experience Park.
4. The Messi Experience Park is scheduled to open in 2020.
5. And that's it.
6. That's all there is.
7. That's all the information the video gave us.
8. We are still very much in the dark concerning the actual content of the Messi Experience Park.
Ronaldinho is playing in the Indian Premier Futsal League, and he is doing about what you would expect to some beleaguered Indian futsallers.
Here's a video of Ronaldinho snatching a man's soul.
ATTENTION: Ronaldinho is out here taking lives on the futsal court. This was just rude. pic.twitter.com/0YRHJeOogR
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