List of Ballon D’Or Nominees 2018 | Golden Ball Award Shortlist 30 Players

By Soccer Blog | Oct 14, 2018

Here is the list of 30 players nominated for the Ballon D’Or award earlier this week. The trophy will be officially presented on December 3. Spanish based players dominate the shortlist with almost half the players (14) playing in La Liga. The Premiership has the second highest number of representatives at 11, but weirdly enough, there’s no player plying their trade in Germany on this list. 3 Ligue 1 players and two from Serie A complete the shortlist.

30 player shortlist: Aguero, Alisson, Bale, Benzema, Cavani, Courtois, Cristiano Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Firmino, Godin, Griezmann, Hazard, Isco, Kane, Kante, Lloris, Mandzukic, Mane, Marcelo, Mbappe, Messi, Modric, Neymar, Oblak, Pogba, Rakitic, Ramos, Salah, Suarez, Varane Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Mohamed Salah goal vs Swaziland 2018 | Mo scores directly from a corner kick against Eswatini

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

This Salah goal vs Swaziland (GIF VIDEO BELOW) saw the Liverpool star score direct from a corner in Egypt’s clash against Eswatini on 12 October, 2018. Salah’s goal v Swaziland was Egypt’s fourth of the game- the home side won the game 4-1. Continue Reading >>

Trent Alexander Arnold vs Magnus Carlsen Chess Match 2018 | Full Moves List | TAA knight checkmate in 17 moves

By Soccer Blog | Oct 8, 2018

Young Liverpool defender Trent Alexander Arnold took on world champion Magnus Carlsen in a game of chess today (October 8, 2018). TAA, who was not in the starting lineup in Liverpool’s draw against Man City yesterday, was beaten in 17 moves by Norwegian star Carlsen, who used a knight to effect the final checkmate move (Nce4). TAA played with black pieces in this game. Billionaire Bill Gates had been beaten by 9 moves by Carlsen in a previous exhibition game.

Edit- updated with the full list of moves in Trent vs Magnus Carlsen 2018 (Carlsen white pieces, Trent black pieces).

TAA appeared to use the Pirc defence opening, choosing to respond to Carlsen’s e4 with a d6.

Here’s how the 17 moves game went.

1) e4 d6
2) d4 nf6
3) Nc3 Bd7
4) e5 Ng8
5) f4 Be6
6) Nf3 g6
7) d5 b6
8) dxe6 fxe6
9) Ng5 dxe5
10) Qxd8+ Kxd8
11) Nf7+ Kd7
12) Nxh8 Bg7
13) Nf7 Kc8
14) Bc4 Kd7
15) Ng5 Nc6
16) Bxe6+ Kd6
17) Nce4# check mate Continue Reading >>

Brazil vs Saudi Arabia 2018 Highlights 2-0 Friendly Gabriel Jesus Alex Sandro Goals Video 23401 Attendance

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

Brazil vs Saudi Arabia 2018 (Brasil-Saudi 2018)

Final score and result:- Brazil vs Saudi 2-0 (Jesus, Alex Sandro)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia- 12 October, 2018

Brazil beat Saudi Arabia in this friendly thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro, both set up by Neymar Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Usain Bolt goals vs Macarthur South West United 2018 Friendly | Bolt’s first football goals for Central Coast Martiners

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

These Usain Bolt goals vs Macarthur South West United (GIF VIDEO BELOW) were the legendary sprinter’s first goals in football as he netted a brace for Central Coast Mariners in their friendly on 12 October, 2018. The first goal was a decent strike while the second was a defensive error that allowed him to score Continue Reading >>

Japan vs Panama 2018 Highlights Niigata Friendly 3-0 Minamino Ito Goals Video

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

Japan vs Panama 2018 (Japan-Panama 2018 Friendly)

Final score and result:- Japan vs Panama 3-0 (Minamino, Cummings OG, Ito)

Niigata, Japan- 12 October, 2018- Friendly

Minamino and Ito are among the scorers as Japan beat Panama in Niigata Continue Reading >>

South Korea vs Uruguay 2018 Highlights Friendly 2-1 Vecino Goals Video

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

South Korea vs Uruguay 2018 (Korea Republic-Uruguay 2018)

Final score and result:- South Korea vs Uruguay 2-1 (Ui-Jo, Woo-Young/Vecino)

Seoul, South Korea- 12 October, 2018- Friendly

Vecino scores a goal, assisted by Arsenal’s Torreira, but Uruguay go down 2-1 to Korea in Seoul Continue Reading >>

Mexico vs Costa Rica 3-2 Highlights 2018 Monterrey Friendly Guzman Jimenez Goals Video 35827 Attendance

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

Mexico vs Costa Rica 2018 (Mexico-CRC 2018 VIDEO BELOW)

Final score and result:- Mexico vs Costa Rica 3-2 (Guzman, Martin, Jimenez pen/Campbell, Ruiz pen)

San Nicolas de Los Garza- 11 October, 2018- Friendly

Mexico break a four game losing streak as they beat Costa Rica 3-2 in Nuevo Leon Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Hugo Lloris save vs Iceland 2018 | Four consecutive saves for France

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

These Lloris saves vs Iceland (GIF VIDEO BELOW) showed that Spurs star Hugo Lloris is still very much a top class goalkeeper, with the Les Bleus captain pulling off four consecutive saves (effectively a quadruple save) on his own line against Iceland. The first of the saves is probably the most impressive, but the others aren’t too shabby either Continue Reading >>

USA vs Colombia 2-4 Highlights 2018 Florida Friendly Acosta Wood Bacca Goals Video 38631 Attendance

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

USA vs Colombia 2018 (United States-Colombia 2018)

Final score and result:- USA vs Colombia 2-4 (Acosta, Wood/Rodriguez, Bacca, Falcao, Borja)

Tampa, Florida- 11 October, 2018

James Rodriguez scores a stunning goal as Colombia beat the United States 4-2 in Florida Continue Reading >>

GIF Video James Rodriguez goal vs USA 2018 Tampa for Colombia

By Soccer Blog | Oct 12, 2018

This James Rodriguez goal vs USA (GIF VIDEO BELOW) was a spectacular strike from the Colombian international to give his side the lead in their friendly in Florida against the United States on 11 October, 2018. Rodriguez’s goal v United States came in the 36th minute of the game Continue Reading >>

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