Al-Ittihad player Hamdallah whipped by crazed fan after Saudi Super Cup loss

A cup final in Saudi Arabia just had one of the most bizarre and disturbing fan-player interactions you will ever see.

Following Saudi Arabia’s Super Cup final between Saudi League giants Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad on Thursday — a match that saw Al-Hilal completely dominate Al-Ittihad with a 4-1 scoreline — a fan evidently upset with his club’s performance on the pitch and eager to protest the loss to Al-Ittihad, assaulted a player with a whip from the stands. Yes, this actually happened.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 41-minute hat trick including two free kicks as he closes in on Golden Boot

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Tuesday during Al Nassr’s 8-0 demolition of Abha in the Saudi Pro League to extend his lead in the Golden Boot race.

Abha have been abysmal this season conceding a league-high 68 goals in 26 games. Ronaldo exposed their weak defense scoring a hat trick and providing two assists in the first half.

Ronaldo scored two free kicks in the span of 10 minutes to open the floodgates.

He then completed his first half hat trick with a cool chipped finish. This marked back-to-back hat tricks for CR7 and the 65th hat trick of his career.

We’re still trying to figure out how Cristiano Ronaldo missed this sitter from 3 yards away

An unthinkable Cristiano Ronaldo miss vs. Al Ain in the AFC Champions League quarterfinal on Monday proved crucial as Al Nassr were eliminated on penalties.

United Arab Emirates side Al Ain won the first leg at home 1-0 but faced a tall task in the return leg in Saudi Arabia. They shocked the hosts taking a 2-0 lead in the first half, but then the Saudi side mounted a comeback.

Ronaldo had a massive opportunity to tie the aggregate score in the 61st minute when Al Ain’s goalkeeper spilled the ball right in front of the Portuguese star. What happened next was shocking.

Vissel Kobe’s Yuya Osako misses penalty kick by 10 yards then responds with free kick golazo

Vissel Kobe striker Yuya Osako provided a prime example of why you keep fighting and don’t get down on yourself.

In a J1 League match against FC Tokyo on Saturday the reigning league MVP started the game with a blooper for the ages. In the sixth minute Vissel Kobe were awarded a penalty kick and Osako stepped up to take the kick.

The 33-year-old scored 24 goals last season and looked poised to score his first of the season. Disaster struck on his run up as he slipped at the vital moment and missed the goal by a mile.

Yuya Osako penalty miss

FIFA set to launch new biennial international competition called the FIFA Series

FIFA are launching a new series of friendly matches in one location during the international window called the FIFA Series, with a pilot project kicking off in four countries next month, world soccer's governing body said on Monday.

Although there are no trophies or prize money, the series is designed to benefit national teams that do not have the opportunity to play teams from other confederations, with FIFA set to cover travel costs.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly under investigation after making X-rated gesture toward rival fans

UPDATE: Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for one game and will pay a small fine announced the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Saudi Football Federation on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in hot water after Al Nassr’s 3-2 victory vs. Al Shabab on Sunday for an obscene gesture made toward opposing fans following the final whistle. Saudi media reported that the Saudi FA have opened an investigation into the incident.

Jürgen Klinsmann likely to be fired as South Korea head coach after just 12 months

SEOUL — A Korea Football Association (KFA) advisory committee recommended sacking head coach Jürgen Klinsmann on Thursday after their semi-final exit at the Asian Cup and amid criticism of his leadership, KFA Technical Director Hwangbo Kwan said.

The National Team Committee does not make administrative decisions, leaving it up to the KFA's Executive Board whether to act on its recommendation to fire Klinsmann, whose contract runs through the 2026 World Cup.

Shocking video shows moment player was killed by lightning strike during game in Indonesia

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A terrifying video is circulating the internet of an Indonesian player struck by lightning during a game.

The player struck by lightning was 35-year-old Septain Raharja. On Saturday the FBI Subang player was playing in a friendly game at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, when he was killed by a lightning strike.

Watch: Qatar’s Akram Afif celebrates goal with magic card trick in Asian Cup final

Qatar’s Akram Afif scored THREE penalty kicks in the AFC Asian Cup final on Saturday to guide the host country to a 3-1 victory vs. Jordan. Afif’s magic card trick celebration after his first penalty has gone viral.

This may be the most unique and coldest goal celebrations we’ve ever seen.

After burying the penalty, the Qatari star reached into his shin guard and pulled out a trading card of himself. Then with one quick movement and some sleight of hand Afif switched the card to reveal the letter “S”.

Afif magic card trick celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo throws temper tantrum and wipes his privates with Al Hilal fan’s jersey

Soccer’s two biggest stars are in the media for all the wrong reasons this week. Lionel Messi is facing backlash from the entirety of China with the country canceling Argentina’s friendly next month, and Cristiano Ronaldo is in the news after a classic temper tantrum.