6
Jun

Attention! Dogs in World Cup jerseys

Does it get any cuter than each country’s “national dog” pictured in their respective World Cup jerseys?

The answer of course is no, it doesn’t. So here it is. This is just the kind of hard-hitting World Cup coverage you can expect from us here at the FOX Soccer Blog.

Most of these are perfect, from the Chihuahua in the Mexico kit to the Dalmatian in the Croatia shirt (is that the origin behind their patterned kits ?). And though we understand the French Bulldog for France … shouldn’t Les Bleus be represented by a poodle?

Are there any dog lovers out there able to name all of the breeds shown? Let us know!

(H/T SBNation)

23
May

Naughty pup eats QPR fans tickets for playoff final

It’s not very often that the excuse of “my dog ate my homework” can actually be used. But, for one unlucky Queens Park Rangers fan, his pup really did eat something very important!

Saffa Michail was beside himself after his dog destroyed his tickets for QPR’s playoff final against Derby at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.  It’s safe to say Michail was less than pleased with the dog, telling several people on Twitter that he wanted to kill him (thank goodness he was half-joking or this would be a very different story).

Luckily for him, the club was able to step in and make sure his tickets were reprinted without issue — and he got a tweet from a QPR player, too:

While Michail is thankful the situation was sorted by the club, we’re certain the most relieved being in this whole situation is the naughty pup who surely avoided any further reprimanding. Plus, he’s pretty darn cute. Hard to be too mad at him, right?

(H/T Off The Post)

7
May

Puppies invade pitch in Bolivia, but player ruins the fun

Now if this isn’t just a little bit of a cute overdose, we don’t know what is. Apparently bored with the goings-on of a match between The Strongest and Universitario in the Bolivian top flight, a few puppies decided to take to the field and play a game of their own.

Unfortunately for the three pups, an angry Universitario player didn’t enjoy their precious little romp. He snatched at one of the furry pitch invaders, wrestling with it for a bit. Not one to let a fun time be ruined, the pooch seemed to fight back, possibly even nipping the human-sized buzzkill.

That’ll teach him not to use his hands!

Luckily for humanity (and probably the player, lest he be taped harming an innocent puppy), a saintly ball boy intervened before the player escalated the incident.

The lesson here: puppies are the cutest and you should just let them play.

(h/t Deadspin)

11
Mar

Dogs. World Cup kits. It does not get better than this.

There are two things in life that everyone loves: Pups and jerseys. So what happens when they are combined? Cuteness overload with excellent fashion sense and country pride:

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Designer Alexander Campaz has come up with 32 dog jerseys for this summer’s World Cup, and is using Kickstarter to help produce them for the world.

And these aren’t just any old doggie kits. They’re special, just like the pups that will wear them — because we all know dogs deserve the best of the best.

The jerseys include:

-Fabrics used on professional jerseys (because dogs are as good as better than people)
-Active dry mesh (because it gets hot in the summer with all that fur!)
-Polyester mesh sleeves (because pups need flexibility for play time)
-Unique designs (because even dogs need to look fly at all times)

Basically, every dog should rock one of these this summer. Just look how happy this little pup is in his Brazil kit:

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Photos courtesy of MyBroNYC and Alexander Campaz

17
Feb

Who let the dogs out!? Four-legged pitch invaders make for wild weekend

What the bark is going on around here!?

On the same weekend a husky interrupted a pitch over in England, two videos have trickled out of South America showing more dogs running wild.

In a Brazilian Paraense match (Para state championship division), between Remo and Paysandu, one furry pitch invader couldn’t resist getting in on the action, successfully breaking up a Remo attack. The players couldn’t get mad at it, though. Just look how cute it is pouncing around!

And at least that canine didn’t leave a deposit right in the six-yard box.

Yup, that’s exactly what happened over in Argentina’s first division.  During Rosario Central’s game against River Plate, a dog literally ran on the pitch, took a squat right in front of the Rosario goal, and went Number 2 without a care in the world:

Man, it must be so sweet to be a dog.

H/T Pies

16
Feb

Husky invades pitch, delays start to League One match

English football had problems with Mother Nature this past week, with several matches being delayed or suspended due to extreme weather. But on Sunday, it was a dog that briefly held up a League One fixture between Crewe and Brentford.

Just as the teams were set to kick off, a large husky ran onto the pitch at Gresty Road, to the amazement of everyone involved.

We’ve seen plenty of animals — from chicken to squirrels — get lost on a soccer pitch before, but a husky is a first!

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H/T Metro

4
Nov

San Lorenzo captain booked for walking his dog onto the pitch

In what is very likely to be the earliest booking handed out in the history of world football, San Lorenzo’s Pablo Alvarado was shown a yellow card minutes before their clash against Boca Juniors. The reason? Alvarado brought his dog onto the pitch prior to kick-off!

Apparently, the San Lorenzo captain thought that his side was in need of a proper club mascot, and decided his dog was the perfect fit. However, the referees deemed that to be time-wasting… even though the match hadn’t started yet. Speculation has it the match officials are fervent cat-lovers.

Fortunately, it remained Alvarado’s only booking on the day, and San Lorenzo went on to win the game, 1-0.

H/T Pies