Posts tagged "soccer"

British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian] A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast] A…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 2015

Iranians Break Taboo To Watch World Cup Together In Public

Breaking a cultural taboo, men and women in Iran have been watching the World Cup together in public. The genders are not supposed to mingle in public (and women have been banned from attending most sports events since 1979), but several restaurants and bars have been airing the games for everyone to watch. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2014

Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested For Domestic Violence

Friday night, United States women's national soccer team star Hope Solo, 32, was arrested on two counts of domestic violence in Kirkland, Washington, and being held without bail. According to The Seattle Times, Solo allegedly struck her sister and her nephew during a family gathering at the home she shares with her husband, former Seattle…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2014

More Men Than Usual Are Buying Sex Toys This Week Thanks To The World Cup

On any typical day, sex toy sales are divided pretty equally between men and women buyers. But not today, my friends… today is different. With the 2014 FIFA World Cup beginning tomorrow in Brazil, new research conducted by sex toy brand…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 11, 2014

A Little Boy Without Feet Skills Us All In Soccer

Some days, you're like "I really can't deal with working out, I'm so tired." And then you read about kids like Brazilian boy Gabriel Muniz, who was born without feet and still manages to play soccer, and then you feel absolutely mortified about your own laziness. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2012

Muslim Women Now Allowed To Wear Headscarves In Professional Soccer

FIFA, the organization that governs professional soccer, has reversed its ban on Muslim athletes wearing the hijab after FIFA's medical committee approved two types of headscarves which won't pose any danger on the field. [ESPN] A newsletter put out by Boston cops is filled with sexist, racist and all around icky jokes. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2012

Today’s Lady News: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Headed To The World Cup Final

The U.S. women's soccer team is headed to the World Cup final! Let's have a repeat of 1999! Goooooaaaaaal! [AP] Oprah Winfrey named herself the CEO of OWN, her new television network, which debuted in January. Winfrey replaced her original CEO of OWN just two months ago. I guess she decided if you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2011

WTF: Iran To Ban Female Soccer Fans From Live Broadcasts

Women in Iran are already banned from watching soccer matches in stadiums, and pending government approval, Iranian women may soon be banned from watching soccer games aired live in movie theaters because it increases the likelihood of "inappropriate behavior," i.e. sexy-sexy-time. A state police agency called for the ban, which will restrict wome…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2011

How I Learned To Play Soccer And Love The Ball

I am not what you call graceful and athletic. When I told my friends/parents/significant other that I was joining a co-ed soccer team they laughed. I mean, my mom laughed. In my face. And my mom is a professional guidance counselor and is aware of what laughing in your kid's face does to their self-esteem.
By: Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana To Outfit Chelsea Soccer Team

Soccer players are so in right now. Though the World Cup definitely deserves the brunt of the credit for that, we have no idea why it took so long for people to obsess over what is essentially an army of incredibly fit, hot men. Now that the world has arrived at the fairly obvious conclusio…
By: Lily Q / July 28, 2010

Spain’s Goalie Can’t Resist Sharing His World Cup Winning Joy With Sportscaster GF

So, Spain won the World Cup yesterday. Yay! Boo! Whatever! What? Anyway, Spain's goalie, Iker Casillas, gave a post-game interview to Spanish sportscaster Sara Carbonero, who just happens to be his girlfriend. And, well, after seemingly thanking his teammates and his family, he just couldn't resist planting a big, fat, victorious smooch right on her…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 12, 2010

Landon Donovan May Be A Baby Daddy

When Landon Donovan kicked that penalty shot in the World Cup match against Ghana on Saturday to tie up the game, I have a feeling most women in the U.S. would have swooned and dropped trough for him immediately. (Sigh, if only Ghana hadn't scored again and won the game.) Besides being an awesome…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 28, 2010

Girl Talk: What Female Competition Has To Learn From World Cup Soccer

I am by no means a sports fan. In fact, if I’m being honest, it took me eight full days to bother turning on ESPN to tune into the World Cup -- this despite New York City’s peculiar, nearly European-scale football/soccer mania which has surrounded me for over a week and permeated my consciousness.
By: Lucy Bankhead / June 23, 2010

Quickies: The Dark Side To The World Cup & Jamiroquai Makes A Comeback

Behind the World Cup scene, some players are being subjected to human trafficking. Check out tonight's episode of "Vanguard" on Current TV to see the dark side of professional soccer, in which some young players are sold for $500. [Vanguard] Bon voyage on your summer travels! Before you go, read up o…
By: Lauren Gold / June 16, 2010

What Is “Header Face”?

If you were watching the World Cup this weekend, then you definitely saw your fair share of "header face." I know it sounds oh-so-dirty, but really it's just what happens to one's face when a soccer ball makes contact with one's head. I mean, how can you not a have a ridiculous expression under…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: South African Women Get 30,000 Free Condoms For World Cup

A South African doctor is giving away 30,000 free "Rape-aXe" condoms for women in South Africa before the start of the World Cup soccer games. The "Rape-aXe" condom has tiny hooks on it which attach to an attacker's penis and can only be removed by a doctor in a hospital, where he would…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2010

What Will You Do During The World Cup, Ladies?

Starting June 9, the World Cup soccer matches will dominate TV for the next month and it looks like their ad folks have a solid idea of their target audience. After the jump, take a NSFW look at what this lady is doing with her mouth ...
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2010

A Cheap Way To Celebrate The World Cup

With the 19th World Cup tournament quickly approaching, soccer fans have South Africa and their favorite "football" teams on their mind. While a lucky few will travel down to see the monumental occasion in person, others will have to rely on daydreams to satisfy their cravings. So, Havaianas decided to embrace this huge sport…
By: Bianca Posterli / April 23, 2010

Quick Video: Gisele Sells Soccer, Her Legs

The FIFA World Cup is coming up and someone had a brilliant advertising idea to get people watching: hot women. Totally original, we know. But how else do you explain a mini dress-clad Gisele Bundchen repping the games? Yeah, she's Brazilian and probably actually likes soccer, but clearly the real hope is that, whe…
By: Lily Q / April 20, 2010

Makeup For Soccer Lovers

Soccer fans will know that the FIFA World Cup touches down in Africa in a mere two and a half months, bringing with it an army of hot, athletic men. And while sports and makeup don't usually come together terribly well -- we've all seen the girl who wears full makeup to the gym --…
By: Lily Q / March 26, 2010
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