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World Cup countdown – T minus 1: Italian reporters

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

This little clip tells you more about Italian passion and culture than three weeks of site seeing;-) You don't have to understand a word of Italian to get the story. And yes: Soccer does matter and is obviously more important than trivial questions about life or death;-)

World Cup countdown – T minus 2: The very best soccer mishaps

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

The very super best collection of soccer mishaps. MUST SEE !!!!!!! This one can't be topped. It should have been reserved for the last day of the countdown but I couldn't control myself. Sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy this collection for the connoisseurs.

World Cup countdown – T minus 3: Ring tone going off

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Alan Hansen didn't switch of his phone and sure enough it starts ringing during a live broadcast. We are already looking forward to the best studio mishaps during the World Cup ;-)

World Cup countdown – T minus 4: Paramedic helper – Austrian style

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Fortunately this guy from the Austrian Red Cross won't be needed this summer in Germany. His move obviously required a lot of practice. I am sure the player had a few words to say about his. Maybe the Red Cross helper thought the player is just faking it and ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 7: Turn your sound off

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

This is a longer clip with an old, not-so-hip-anymore song in the background. I would strongly recommend to turning your sound off. But many of the scenes are quite brilliant and make this video worth checking out. Enoy!

World Cup countdown – T minus 8: Gareth Barry from Aston Villa

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

This clip is what I hope to see at the World Cup. Explosive activity out of the midfield, fast combinations and some nice execution at the end. Gareth Barry from Aston Villa shows us how it's done...

World Cup countdown – T minus 9: Brazilian Nike connection again

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Another Nike video starring mostly Brazilian ball artists. They're gonna take the ball, our women, the cup and leave us with nothing. Unless we distract them a little bit. Maybe we send them shopping for German cars and they will be late for their game. Or we talk to the French and find ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 10: Ten best goals of 2004

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

The top ten goals of 2004 - most of them from the European Championship. There is some pretty good action in this clip. The best goal is saved for the end. Henrik Larsson from Sweden with a magical motion. Yes we do believe in higher powers. They usually wear short ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 11: A goalie’s goal

Monday, May 29th, 2006

This must be a bit older since passing back to the goalie is not allowed any longer. But watch what happens next. UNBELIEVABLE Note: I am from a city named Darmstadt in Germany. We had a goalie named Huxhorn who did exactly the same thing some time in the 80's. ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 14: Dancing referee

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Hard to believe that this guy is for real. Some refs are definitely a bit full of themselves or have problems with their ego. This guy's body language tops everything you might ever see in a professional dance tournament. They should play the music of the video in the ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 15: Scotland in the World Cup

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

LOL I think this is the funniest soccer ad I've seen this year. I know who I'll be rooting for. He already has my vote. Must see material.

World Cup countdown – T minus 16: Eric Cantona introducing street soccer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Eric Cantona went a long way from his Kung Fu kick days to become the soccer ambassador of Nike. He seems to be at the right place. In this commercial he introduces street soccer. This one went around the world and back already as it is part of the ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 17: Action in the stands

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Usually soccer fans are very nice and decent people. There are just a few exceptions. Here is one of them. I am asking myself what happened between the guys before this scene? What do you have to say to trigger such a reaction? Another mystery in the world of soccer...

World Cup countdown – T minus 18: Nike going Urban

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Time to go a bit Urban today. No pitch activity in this one but some cool juggling, dancing, acrobatic scenes. All Ali G. style ;-) You won't break any catenaccio that way but it looks pretty. No worries: We'll be back to the pitch again. I overdose very quickly ...

World Cup countdown – T minus 21: Going for a dive

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Ever wonder how so many guys are so sophisticated in faking a foul? Take a look at this video then. Let's hope this was all just a joke. Practicing dives should be banned. I could do without those scenes this summer but with so much glory at stake we will ...