Eat French, Paris Saint-Germain style


Want to take a bite out of your favorite PSG star? Now you can, sort of.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta are now fronting a variety of PSG-themed snacks.

So if you’re a fan of “salt petals,” Silva is your man.

And Zlatan will be your new friend when you’re snacking on crispy cheese.

Probably the most entertaining of the player/flavor pairings is Yohan Cabaye, or, should we quote his former manager Joe Kinnear and say “Yohan Kebab?”

Never one to miss a marketing opportunity, the team is also promoting Panasonic electric razors. 

Don’t all professional footballers shave in their team kits?

(h/t Who Ate All The Pies, Image: PSG)


David Luiz and Thiago Silva baby look-alikes are blowing up on twitter



Can you see the startling resemblance?

This picture of two unknown little guys has been making the rounds on social media today, and it’s not hard to see why: the two boys look exactly like min-versions of the formidable duo in Brazil’s central defense: David Luiz and Thiago Silva!

Sure, Luiz is an easy call; you could practically take any little kid with Sideshow Bob hair and make the connection to the Chelsea man. But what about Silva? The facial expression of “baby Thiago” is absolutely on point!

Even Ronaldo circulated the picture on Twitter today:

(H/T 101GG)


Trecker’s Brazilian Travels, Day 10: Neymar’s Brazil


Photo: Jamie Trecker/FOX Soccer

By: Jamie Trecker


I first heard the screams from the beach. A gaggle of children were standing and pointing at the upper floors of the Sheraton. The second time I heard them, they were screaming and pointing in my general direction. The thing is: I was twenty-two floors up, on my hotel balcony.

I turned and looked to my left and saw a waving hand and an unmistakable hairdo.

“Neymar! Neymar!”

As you will have gathered, I am staying approximately three doors down from Brazil’s hottest property.  In one of those bizarre accidents that happens when you stumble into a tournament late, I have managed to be booked in the team hotel for Brazil. Journalists are normally kept far, far apart from teams, but evidently, Americans are considered harmless. Last night, Luiz Felipe Scolari was eating dinner across from me while Thiago Silva played with his very adorable young son. No one seemed to care that a tattooed guy wearing a FOX Soccer polo was sleepily trying to figure out how get a piece of fish off the bones.

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MC Hammer once sang the immortal line “U Can’t Touch This,” and the same applies to referees’ nipples.

PSG defender Thiago Silva touches the shirt of Alexandre Castro ever so slightly, and is shown a straight red card for the vicious attack during the 1-1 draw against Valenciennes. We know refs often get a raw deal, but maybe a bit of common sense wouldn’t be such a bad thing occasionally?


Beckham’s sons up against Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva

When you are one of the most famous players in the world, you often get luxuries such as bringing your kids to practice. David Beckham brought his 3 sons to practice, Brooklyn (oldest) and Cruz (youngest) even got a chance to go up against Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

After Silva tries to trip Brooklyn from behind, check out the move he puts on Silva at 0:37.