Defending

Switzerland Through To World Cup With Awful Penalty Call Overshadowing Achievement

In the end, the only moment that separated Switzerland and Northern Ireland in their World Cup qualifying playoff was a dubious penalty call awarded to the Swiss in Belfast. Sunday’s return leg at St Jakob-Park in Basel ended in a 0-0 draw with the Irish again looking extremely limited going forward, but Switzerland were entirely wasteful as well, particularly forward Haris Seferovic.

Jordi Alba Finds Life “A Lot Better” Without Neymar On The Left Wing

Neymar has asked journalists “to stop and to behave correctly” with regards to stories concerning his rumored boredom at Paris Saint-Germain — the malicious paper trail isn’t difficult to follow — but there is one early fact that even those with the most skewed o

Reckless Real Madrid Youngster Shows How Not To Impress On Your Debut

Some players are just destined for greatness from the moment they step on the pitch, their debuts so magnificent the entire stadium recognizes the kid on display is special. Like a 17-year-old Alan Shearer netting a hat trick against Arsenal in his debut, some introductions are seminal events that will never be forgotten.

Jesús Vallejo did not have such a debut for Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey on Thursday. 

3 Times Animals Channeled Their Favorite Defenders And Crunched Into Tackles

Defending, on the face of it, is a pretty animalistic art. Without a doubt, there are a myriad of subtleties to transform it into a fine art, but you still won’t get very far as a defender without being physical and instinctive. You’ve got to have the appetite for getting stuck in and crunching — you’ve got to mark your territory with blood, sweat and piss. 

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