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And finally…flipping idiot

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

It was only a matter of time before someone got hurt, wasn’t it? 19-year-old Brazilian debutant Maurides celebrates his 88th minute goal with a backflip, lands awkwardly and buckles his knee. From glory to ignominy, all in the time it takes to say, “Youtube hit!”

This news story was originally sent via Fan Mail – the FSF’s weekly e-bulletin. Join the FSF for free today from this link and receive all email updates.

You can see the goal that prompted his celebration below (from the Copa do Brasil 2013, Internacional 3 -1 América-MG):

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And finally… hard times

Katarzyna Kiedrzynek had a rough match for PSG in the Women’s Champions League final, receiving several knocks and a head injury during the match. The pressure was on though, as the match went to penalties…

And finally… memories

Sad news came from China this week that former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tioté had died from a heart attack aged just 30. During his 139 appearances for the Magpies he scored only one goal – you don’t need us to explain the backstory, just enjoy it once more. Rest in peace, Cheick.

And finally… fast-kickin’, low scorin’

The USA met neighbours Mexico in a World Cup qualifier this week. Finishing 1-1 the game got off to an excellent start with this fantastic long-range lob from Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, who you may remember from a three game loan stint at Aston Villa in 2011. No?

And finally… Ronaldinho

It’s 15 years this week since Ronaldinho looped that free kick over Seaman’s head at the World Cup. That’s enough of an excuse for a link to the greatest piece of showmanship in a warm up ever. Take a bow, Ronaldinho. Amazing…

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