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PHOTO: HAPPY COINCIDENCE DAY.
It’s 11-11-11, so this shirt vendor in Jakarta hung three 11′s next to each other. How clever. (Getty Images)
APPARENTLY SPAIN ARE A BUNCH OF LIARS.
Spain’s new Adidas campaign is called “The Past Doesn’t Count” and involves members of the team saying things that are patently untrue. // Invent Football
TO THE LEFT.
On 11-11-11, it seems appropriate to wonder who might be the best number 11 of all time. // 101GG
NOT QUITE LIKE CAPTAINING THE TITANTIC, BUT NOT UNLIKE IT EITHER.
Joe Hart says Garreth Barry would make for a good England captain if Frank Lampard isn’t picked. // CaughtOffside
PHOTO: LASER TRACKING ACTIVATE.
Peter Cech tries out his new mask during Czech National Team training. (Reuters)
PERHAPS THIS WILL APPEASE THE GERMAN. WHOA WHOA WHOA. FORGET I SAID THAT.
The compromise between a longer MLS season (what Klinsmann wants) and young players leaving the league altogether is this rash of training stints, like Brek Shea going to Arsenal. // Daily Soccer Fix
RONALDO’S GIVES THE TRADITIONAL 11-11-11 ONE FINGER SALUTE.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a tad annoyed with Bosnian fans who just won’t leave him and his perfectly coiffed hair alone. // Dirty Tackle
MORE LIKE ‘MSPAINTED PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS.’ AMIRITE?
Drawings that tell you what happened in games that happened in England last weekend. Shut up, Steve. // Surreal Football
PHOTO: INSERT JOKE ABOUT HAVING A LOT OF BALLS.
Austrian keeper Robert Almer is a talented carrier of many balls at once. Also, he’s wearing those capri things I hate. (Reuters)
IT’S JUST ALWAYS THE CASE. THOSE WHO CAN’T DO, REFEREE.
Learn about English referee Jack Taylor and his journey from being coerced to take up officiating to the World Cup Final. // Pitch Invasion
TIP YOUR CAP.
Ex-MLSer David Testo announced that he is gay, hopefully helping to erode the inane taboo surrounding homosexuality in sports. // The Original Winger
EVEN MAN CITY’S CHAIRMAN CAN’T STOP SCORING.
Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak scored a hat-trick in a charity match. This is getting a bit ridiculous. // Off the Post
PHOTO: TRADITIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL.
Fans watch a match at the eleventh (how appropriate) Indigenous Games in Brazil. (AP Photo)
WORDS SHOULD BEGET ACTIONS. UNLESS YOU DON’T REALLY MEAN THE WORDS. IF THAT’S THE CASE, CARRY ON HYPOCRITES.
If Newcastle United fans really don’t like it, they should wake up. And not go. Seriously, don’t go. Don’t. Go. // Twisted Blood
GET OUT YOUR COPY OF TIGER BEAT AND PUT ON SOME BIEBER.
Every Prem team has at least one highly touted teenage prospect. Here they are, with requisite guessing about their future stardom. // Bleacher Report
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