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English Dad Builds Ultimate Backyard Soccer Pitch

These kids won't have to worry about missing out on playing soccer during a second lockdown - after their dad turned their back garden into a pro football pitch. Carl Dooley forked out £7,000 on transforming the family's back garden into a 3G football pitch - complete with floodlights, bespoke graffiti panels, and a professional astroturf surface for his kids to play on. Wife Hayley was left fuming when he initially told her he wanted to bulldoze the couple's patio and garden at their home in Redditch, Worcs.

Raúl Jiménez Player Profile

Meet the best Mexican to ever play in the Premier League, Raúl Jiménez.

Raul’s first steps in soccer were in the lower ranks of Club América, where he stood out at an early age.

Raúl Jiménez was part of the Tri Olímpico in the 2012 Summer Olympics, taking home a gold medal.

In 2013, Jiménez won the CONCACAF Goal Of The Year Award for his bicycle kick goal against Panama.

Jimenez moved to Europe in 2014 when he signed for Atlético de Madrid.

In 2018, Wolverhampton signed Jiménez for 30 million euros.

Maradona, An All-Time Great

Few players create a lasting impact on the game like Maradona has. Once the greatest player in the world, Maradona has imprinted his moments of genius on the pitch into the memories of his fans. Off the pitch Maradona finds himself frequently in questionable health, but he always manages to recover.

Raise Your Game: How To Hit A Knuckleball

In this episode of Raise Your Game, The18’s own Grant Conybear shows you how to correctly hit a knuckleball. The general technique of a knuckleball starts with aiming to strike the ball directly in the center. Using the knuckle part of your foot, about where your laces are, approach the ball straight on and use a short backswing while striking the ball with a locked ankle and locked leg.

Rapinoe Spoke About Her Dad Being A Trump Supporter On The Daily Show

Few have been as outspoken against the 45th president of the United States as Megan Rapinoe. Asked if she’d go to the White House if the USWNT won the 2019 World Cup, she responded: “I’m not going to the fucking White House.”

On Thursday, the 2019 Ballon d’Or winner spoke about having a dad who actually supported the man who lost the 2020 presidential election. 

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