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Corinthians beat Chelsea in World Club

Paolo Guerrero scored the only goal on 69 minutes when he reacted quickest to head home past three Blues players. Fernando Torres had a chance to force extra time but fired straight at Cassio with only the goalkeeper to beat. Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, who also missed a good opportunity, was sent off after clashing with

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Fastest goal ever scored

Afshin Afshar, lastkick.com Hey fans, What is the fastest goal from the kickoff you have seen scored? Many of you World Cup maniacs may recall Hakan Sukur’s 12th second goal in 2002 against South Korea. That was a fast one alright, but what if I told you the record is a 2 seconds? Yep, a

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Video pick of the month

12/17/2008 Afshin Afshar, lastkick.com Hey fans, There are many well made football videos that can bring an smile to your face, and I think this is one of them. I think the combination of the music, characters, and the tricks are done in real good taste. This obviously is not a new video, but I

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Confidence for Afghan girls in football documentary

12/03/2008 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Hope, confidence and a bit of freedom to have fun are the themes of an uplifting new documentary film from Afghanistan by an Iranian filmmaker. Bahareh Hosseini’s “Afghan Girls Can Kick” follows Afghanistan’s first national women’s soccer team as they prepare for their first matches abroad in Pakistan and talk about

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Soccer Clubs in Spain Lose Backers as Housing Bust Drains Cash

By Alex Duff Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) –  The fallout from Spain’s housing market turmoil has spread all the way to the soccer field. Deportivo La Coruna, the champion in 2000, hasn’t found a jersey sponsor to replace collapsed developer Martinsa-Fadesa SA, club spokesman Rafa Carpacho said. Real Mallorca owner Vicenc Grande this month failed to

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Apocalypse Now, Soccer Style

Published on June 5, 2008 by in UEFA, World Football

“Well, you see Willard… In this war, things get confused out there, power, ideals, the old morality, and practical military necessity. Out there with these natives it must be a temptation to be god. Because there’s a conflict in every human heart between the rational and the irrational, between good and evil. General Corman

 
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"WAG"?! What's a WAG?

6/2/2008 lastkick.com Do you know what a “WAG” is? Well I didn’t until is got curious enough to google it. Then lo and behold the answer was right there. As the ever reliable WIKIPEDIA describes it a WAG is an acronym used by the British tabloid press to describe the Wives And Girlfriends of the

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Lessons On Financial Decision-Making From The Soccer Field

Published on April 23, 2008 by in World Football

Friday, February 29, 2008 By Patricia Cohen, The International Herald Tribune NEW YORK: Often it is better to ignore the conventional wisdom and just stand there. Radek Cerny, a goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur, was facing off against Manchester United’s exuberant young midfielder, Christiano Ronaldo, for a penalty kick during the recent fourth round of the

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