30
Jun

Patience is a virute! Fan gets second chance to attend World Cup final

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It has taken sixty-four years but one World Cup fan will finally get to attend the final match of the world’s biggest tournament.

Brazilian Joedir Sancho Belmont had tickets to the 1950 World Cup final in which Brazil lost 2-1 to Uruguay — but he was unable to attend because he chose to look after his dying mother.

Now the 85-year-old has been given a second chance.

Belmont offered his original ticket to FIFA when he heard of their plans to open a new museum. FIFA accepted and, in exchange, gave him three tickets for the 2014 final.

Awesome, right?

This year’s final will be played at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the scene of the 1950 heartbreak.

Note to self, always, ALWAYS save ticket stubs.

(h/t NPR/Reuters)

Photo courtesy of Action Images. 

1
Jul

Shakira sighting at Confed Cup thanks to Pique red card

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Stating the obvious, absolutely nothing went right for Spain in their 3-0 loss to hosts Brazil in the Confederation Cup final. Spain not only gave up three unanswered, but also missed a penalty kick and received a red card.

The silver lining? Shakira got some face time as her significant other Gerard Pique was walking off the pitch for his rough foul on Neymar. Clearly, the pop star, who shares a child with the Barcelona star, wasn’t very happy.

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Here’s what former England international Gary Lineker had to say about it:

31
May

Champions League final highlights reenacted by Legos

Complete with pregame footage, replays, and commentary, this is a pretty solid reenactment of the 2013 Champions League final that saw Bayern Munich defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1. They even nailed it with Arjen Robben’s “haircut.”

Take a look at the actual highlights, looks like the Legos are pretty spot on:

H/T The Guardian

26
May

Multiple weapons confiscated at Coppa Italia final

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The Coppa Italia final featured Serie A clubs Roma and Lazio, the first such time the final has been a Rome Derby. The final is always played at Stadio Olimpico, which happens to be the home stadium for both clubs, leaving officials to anticipate an incredibly heated match.

Prior to the match, police confiscated the above weaponry, which includes homemade knives, axes, and gardening paraphernalia.

The question we’re all wondering: were the fans that were brandishing these still allowed to enter the match after they had their weapons taken away?

Lazio prevailed over Roma with a 1-0 victory and have secured a place in the 2013-14 Europa League.

Image via Dirty Tackle