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Godzilla attempts penalty with tail before J-League match, fails

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-TywtbX4dGU To promote the upcoming release of Godzilla Resurgence in Japan, a person in a Godzilla costume attempted a penalty with its tail before a J-League match between Kawasaki Frontale and FC Toyko over the weekend. With Kawasaki Frontale’s dolphin mascot in goal, the spinning tail-whip shot failed, leaving the job up to co-star Hiroki …

Flood waters fill Chinese stadium like a swimming pool

(@cctvnews) Devastating floods have killed more than 180 people in China, according to the BBC, causing widespread damage in the Guizhou and Hubei provinces. Mingtang Stadium in the city of Ezhou was affected in surreal fashion as the torrential rains filled the football ground like a giant above-ground swimming pool. Given the seriousness of the …

Japanese clubs to wear kits with dog and eagle faces on them

(JEF United) Japanese second division club JEF United Ichihara Chiba are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a legends match against Tokyo Verdy and both clubs will wear special kits that should make goal celebrations a little extra enjoyable. Since JEF United’s mascot is an Akita Inu, the club will wear a dog themed kit. (JEF …

Malaysian footballer proves he is a sorcerer with swerving free kick

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lIDAXrjjXe8 Everything we know about science has been rendered meaningless with one free kick from the Malaysian Super League. Penang midfielder Faiz Subri scored from considerable distance with a shot that might have opened up a wormhole to another dimension as it swerved into the goal. This goal raises many important questions like “Is magic …

Xavi might be cursed

https://www.youtube.com/embed/h8B9GP0LUcQ Xavi left Barcelona at the end of last season having won more trophies than any other Spanish footballer in history. He could have retired as a one-club legend and gone out with a treble-winning season, but he chose to follow the money to Qatar and join Al Sadd on a multi-year deal. The move …

Luiz Adriano went all the way to China to not sign a contract

Just six months after moving to Milan in an €8 million deal, Luiz Adriano was the subject of a €14 million agreement between Milan and Jiangsu Suning. With Chinese Super League clubs throwing around increasingly ridiculous sums of money for seemingly random players, this development wasn’t all that surprising, especially since Milan are developing a …