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One of the most important jobs a manager must accomplish in order to be successful is earning the respect of his or her players. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including but not limited to leading by example through hard work, displaying superior soccer knowledge while gameplanning, showing players they are truly cared for or displaying actual soccer skills to impress players.
The ship has probably sailed on that last bit for England U-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd. Look what Everton youngster Ademola Lookman did to Boothroyd in training.
Qatar actually won some soccer and all it took was a field player making an impressive save in a penalty shootout. After the goalie was sent off with a second yellow card for coming off his line during the shootout, a field player came in and saved the retaken shot to lift Qatar’s U-19 team over Iraq.
Alex Collado, born in the city of Sabadell in Catalonia (the birthplace of Sergio Busquets), joined La Masia back in 2011 as a 12-year-old. The central midfielder has since risen through the club’s youth ranks, appearing for Barca’s Juvenil A (the premier U-19 side and the final stage of progression at La Masia) throughout the 2016-17 season as a 17-year-old.
Collado played a vital role in Barca’s run to the semifinals of last year's UEFA Youth League, which culminated in a 2-1 defeat to eventual champions Red Bull Salzburg.
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What would you do if you were this forward? Would you quit soccer forever, knowing you would never do anything as cool as this? Would you call FIFA and demand a FIFA #TheBest Award for what you just did? Would you run back to the two defenders you just roasted and give them a look like "yeah you know what time it is"? Would you be a good sport? A bad sport? Would you freak out? Would you remain as stoic as a statue?
I would do all of those things.
England completed a rare double on Saturday, rallying to defeat Spain 5-2 and claim the U-17 World Cup after winning the U-20 World Cup earlier this year. The Three Lions also finished second in the U-17 Euros and reached the semifinals of the U-21 Euros. Is England on the verge of a new golden age of football?
Behold the first ever soccer field inside a train station in the entire world located in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Station Soccer” is a new innovative idea that brings soccer and transportation together. “The vision is to build soccer fields at transit stations from unused spaces or parking that becomes healthy, connected environments accessible to all,” Soccer In The Streets board member Sanjay Patel said.