Jonas Hector is a starter for one of a handful of teams with a realistic shot at winning the World Cup this summer. The 27-year-old left back helped Germany win the 2017 Confederations Cup and played a vital role in getting Die Mannschaft to the semifinals of the 2016 Euros, scoring the winning penalty kick against Gianluigi Buffon in the quarterfinals.
It was the fall of 2013 and the ire was as succinct as it was poignant: “I don’t like that and he will not do that again.” Despite a 2-0 win in the Champions League, one of Arsene Wenger’s charges had broken a longstanding tradition and the Gunners boss was not happy.
Do you think that a footballer’s birthday is important? Guess what, it is! The calendar month and year that a soccer player is born in may have a lot to do with whether or not they become a star someday. Here’s what developmental child psychologists have pieced together for us soccer-fact-crazed fanatics.
Mohamed Salah is blazing hot and Liverpool’s boy wonder has more than just a few goals up his sleeves. After a “Say No To Drugs” campaign video, Egypt Today reported a 400 percent rise in phone calls to the ancient country’s drug abuse hotline. Take a look at the next Denzel Washington in this video:
A Manuel Negrete goal vs. Bulgaria in 1986 was recently named the best goal in World Cup history.
However, Mexico has scored plenty of memorable goals in football's most important competition over the years.