Youtubesday

9 Jun

Finally, a Tuesday with internet! This week is all soccer videos. If you hate France, then just skip to the bottom two for a couple more reasons to hate the French.

Nike’s “Write the Future” spot. Incredible:

From the BBC, the top 10 goals of the 2006 World Cup:

Ronaldo highlights:

The best of Pele:

Maradona’s “Goal of the Century” and “Hand of God” goal (he punched it in the net but the goal stood), in the 1986 World Cup against England:

And on to the France hating. Here’s the the Zidane headbutt from the 2006 final against Italy (forza azzurri!). Skip to 30 seconds to see it – there are better versions out there, but this is the best English one I could find:

The infamous “Hand of God Part II” handball by Thierry Henry that got France into the World Cup at Ireland’s expense. Not only was France offsides, but Henry basically caught the ball before passing it off:

Tomorrow and Thursday, I’ll be posting my completely uninformed, non-researched preview of the 2010 World Cup.

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