International finals were on the line this week and, although Instagram crashed at some point on Wednesday, there was more than enough reaction to all the footballing drama…
Happy Birthday, Alex Morgan
It was USA star striker, Alex Morgan’s birthday this week and teammate, Meg Rapinoe sent her a birthday message on the Gram. As for a present? A place in the World Cup Final this weekend will be a fine gift, we’re certain of that.
Dutch Lionesses are on their way up…
The Netherlands made it into their first ever World Cup final this week, after edging out Sweden in the tightest of semi-finals. They were caught celebrating in a lift… Women’s football is truly on the rise.
Classy goodbye from Frank Lampard
In massive Premier League news, Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the new manager of Chelsea, the club where he is the record goalscorer and legend.
However, typical of the classy man, he left a fine farewell message for Derby County on his Instagram account this week.
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I would like to say a special thank you to Mel Morris, players, staff and everyone who is associated with Derby County Football Club. It has been a fantastic experience for me and I feel privileged to have managed such a prestigious club. Most of all, I want to thank the fans who supported me and the team from the day I arrived in the City. I wish everyone the best of luck going forward. 🐑
Two friends become rivals for 90 minutes
Brazil and Argentina were pitted against each other this week in the semi-final of the Copa America.
Amongst many familiar faces to go up against each other was Lionel Messi and Dani Alves, who won trophy after trophy together at FC Barcelona. Alves’ tribute to his defeated opponent was a tearjerker…
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Futebol muitas vezes é sobre ganhar, muitas vezes sobre perder, porém, nunca deixará de existir o carinho, o respeito, a admiração e a conexão com aqueles que te ajudaram a colocar de comer na minha casa, na casa dos meus…. nunca deixará de existir a gratidão com aqueles que te ajudaram a colocar o teu nome na história do futebol. A grandeza das pessoas não são medidas apenas pelo que elas representam em seus países ou os sentimentos que elas despertam com a sua profissão. Muitas vezes, é sobre o que há atrás de tudo isso. Obrigado por formar parte da minha vida e és siempre un grande honor volver a tenerte cerca hermano, aún que esteamos separados por una camiseta, estamos conectados por nuestras esencias! #mirespecto✊🏽
‘Soccer is often about winning, often about losing, but there will never cease to exist the affection, respect, admiration and connection with those who helped you put food in my house…’
adidas and Arsenal’s all-London release
With the likes of Ian Wright and some of the current playing staff involved, adidas and Arsenal released a genius video to announce their new kits. Look out for some of the foreign player’s London accents!