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Gone in 30 Seconds

00072c18-642 The fall-out continues from Ireland’s draw with Austria and while the knives are once more out for Giovanni Trapattoni, the Green Army are still weighing up our chances of snatching the play-off spot. Amid all the recriminations and questions about Ireland’s retreat in the second half, we should take a minute to remember that David Alaba’s strike in the 93rd minute actually took a deflection off Sean St. Ledger. Meanwhile Germany took another massive step towards Brazil with a 4-1 win at home to Kazakhstan,. Continue reading →

Cosmos Copa

Cosmos Copa Every year, 36 ‘national teams’, comprised of the diverse communities that make up New York City, come together to play in a World Cup tournament called Cosmos Copa. Organized by the legendary New York Cosmos and heralded as a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the best of NYC, this grassroots tournament attracts a huge following in a spectacular setting. Continue reading →

The Smell of Football

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 10.56.57 The Smell of Football is the story of what it means to have a true passion. John Westwood supports Portsmouth Football Club and follows them home and away. The short film follows John on a typical match day as he changes his persona from a quiet bookseller into loud, confident super fan. At a time […] Continue reading →

“You Can Flick Your World Cup”

SNV35554 It was the hand-shake that tremored around the world. Now two giants of Irish football have been reduced to miniature. To celebrate Diarmuid O’hAinle’s stunning book on arguably the national team’s most momentous period, the 2001 Lansdowne Road embrace between Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane has been depicted in Subbuteo form. Continue reading →

Football on Another Level

spain futsal Ever wondered what it is that sets players such as Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho apart from the rest? Why their touch is so instant, their passing so precise and their movement so quick and agile? With the UEFA Euro 2012 final taking place this weekend between Russia and five-time champions Spain, Harry Maidment writes the answer lies largely in their development as young footballers and their steady diet of Futbol Sala or Futsal as it’s more widely known. Continue reading →