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david seaman gets lobbed

The Tragedy Of David Seaman Getting Lobbed By Ronaldinho at the 2002 World Cup

To this naive child of the nineties, David Seaman was a ponytailed and moustachioed hero who could do no wrong. Then he got lobbed by Ronaldinho, and the skies fell in.
Will Magee
6.21.17
Le Tournoi de France

Le Tournoi: The Forgettable Competition with an Immortal Highlight

It has been 20 years since Le Tournoi gave football one of the greatest goals of all time. Roberto Carlos' strike lit up the competition, but it was England who triumphed in this oft-forgotten international contest.
Jim Weeks
6.15.17
FIGHTLAND

Uru-Can, the Obscure Form of Martial Arts Created by the Brazilian Army

Created by the Paratroopers Armed Forces in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Uru-Can blends Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. There are approximately 500 people in the country who practice it.
Cláudio Goldberg Rabin
6.1.17
the showman

The Cult: Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho was a footballer unlike any other, and a showman par excellence. For his infectious exuberance, warmth and flair, we induct him into The Cult.
Sean Cole
1.17.17
brazil

A Legacy of Crisis: Rio After the Olympics

Brazil's big bet on the 2016 Rio Olympics has gone bust, and the country has been plunged further into political and economic crisis.
Aaron Gordon
12.29.16
MEDELLIN

Bolivian Government Officially Blames Pilot, Airline for Chapecoense Disaster

Although they haven't listed the exact cause of the crash, the Bolivian government is officially blaming the pilot, Miguel Quiroga, and the charter airline in a new report.
Brian Blickenstaff
12.21.16
Copa Sudamericana

Brazilian Football Team Chapecoense Involved In Deadly Plane Crash Outside Medellin

Chapecoense were travelling to Medellin for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, before their plane came down outside the Colombian city with up to 76 passengers killed.
VICE Sports
11.29.16
FIGHTLAND

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Gis are Saving Lives at the Terere Kids Project

Here's the latest update from the Terere Kids Project, a nonprofit charity teaching jiu jitsu to children living in poverty in the favela of Morro do Contagalo.
Nico Ball
11.17.16
FIGHTLAND

Path of a Jiu Jitsu Prodigy: 'Moicano' Makes It to California

Here, we check in with the now 15-year-old IBJJF Kids champion, Jhonatahan Marques, of the Terere Kids Project in Brazil.
Nico Ball
11.1.16
footballers with fuckloads of weed

Former Bundesliga Defender Marcelo Pletsch Faces Up To 15 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

Marcelo Pletsch, who made almost 150 appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach in the early noughties, was arrested with 793kg of marijuana back in November 2015.
UK Sports Staff
10.5.16
FIGHTLAND

Quick Results: UFC Brasilia

Cris Cyborg stole the show for the second time as a UFC fighter in front of her home crowd.
Peter Carroll
9.26.16
fifa

Wendell Lira Trades the Real Football Pitch for the Virtual One

Lira spent ten years bouncing around various domestic leagues in Brazil. Now, the 27-year-old believes professional gaming can be as financially lucrative as his football career, if not more so.
James Young
9.8.16
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