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James Rodríguez Saved The Life Of A Rival Who Had A Cardiac Arrest

James Rodríguez is being praised as a hero in the Qatar Stars League after saving the life of a colleague on Jan. 8. The Colombian was playing for Al-Rayyan when Al-Wakrah defender Ousmane Coulibaly collapsed on the goal-line due to a cardiac arrest, just seconds after he sent the ball to a corner kick. 

James Rodríguez saves rival's life in Qatar

Reports say while everybody was panicking, Rodríguez ran to Coulibaly and performed a life-saving maneuver. The phrase is not an oversell — the doctors who took care of Coulibaly in the stadium applauded his intervention.

A-League's First Openly Gay Player The Target Of Homophobic Abuse During Match In Melbourne

Adelaide United's Josh Cavallo on Sunday called out homophobic abuse that was directed at him during an A-League draw with Melbourne Victory, saying he had "no words" to describe his disappointment.

Cavallo became the first active A-League player to come out as gay in October, drawing support from fellow professionals across the world.

Someone Needs To Say It — Qatar’s Stadium 974 Is An Imbecilic Eyesore

The Qatar container stadium for the 2022 World Cup has been receiving a considerable amount of attention online. A plethora of media outlets are oogling over this glorified hunk of metal.

Stadium 974’s exterior is built of recycled shipping containers, 974 to be exact. The stadium seats 40,000 and can be completely taken down and rebuilt in a different location.

Indian Super League Free Kick From Way Out Arrives Like A Bolt From The Blue

While you've been up to god knows what sort of merrymaking over the past 10 days, the Indian Super League has been providing us with the best goals of the New Year. If you haven't seen either yet, prepare to fall in love with the sweet feet of Jamshedpur's Greg Stewart and Kerala Blasters' Adrián Luna.

No Es Slow Motion: Este Jugador Se Demoró Casi 30 Segundos En Tirar Un Penal

La edición número 100 del Torneo de Escuelas Secundarias de Japón se está convirtiendo en una fábrica de momentos virales. A la secuencia de balón detenido digna de los Supercampeones, ahora se suma el que muchos han bautizado como el penal más largo del mundo.

I'm No Expert, But I'm Pretty Sure This Goal Should've Ended The Game

The annual All Japan High School Soccer Tournament is a big deal. It's like, well, you don't really need a metaphor, do you? It's not that hard to imagine another country also enjoying youth sports. It attracts large viewership at the stadiums and on television, and I have a sneaking suspicion that among those watching are all the set-piece coaches at Europe's major clubs.

Marouane Fellaini's Match-Winner Earns Shandong Its First Chinese Super League Title In Over A Decade

HONG KONG - Marouane Fellaini was on target as Shandong Taishan defeated Hebei FC 2-0 in Guangzhou on Sunday to clinch the club's first Chinese Super League title in over a decade.

The former Manchester United midfielder netted from close range in the 21st minute to send Shandong on their way to the win they needed to take an unassailable lead at the top of the standings and claim the trophy for the first time since 2010.

World's Oldest Soccer Player Shows No Signs Of Slowing As Multiple Clubs Want To Sign Him

Evergreen Japanese footballer Kazuyoshi Miura, now 54, has no intention of hanging up his boots and said that as many as eight Japanese clubs are after his signature for next season, Kyodo News agency reported on Tuesday.

Miura, known as "King Kazu" in his homeland, became the oldest player to feature in Japan's first division when he played for Yokohama FC last season, but is now looking for opportunities elsewhere after the side were relegated to the second tier.

Naeher Or Nothing? Ranking The Best Goalkeepers In Women's Football

As a semi-active goalkeeper and current goalkeeper coach, I pride myself on being knowledgeable about all things goalkeeping. But early on into this project, I realized I was in over my head. My goalkeeper expertise was far outweighed by my previous lack of knowledge on women's soccer.

I couldn't rank the top ten women's goalkeepers because I couldn't even name ten of them. I was humbled and also disappointed in myself, but I set out to rectify the situation by producing the best damn rankings of women's goalkeepers I possibly could.

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