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Paulinho scores ridiculous free kick from distance to taunt Spurs

https://www.youtube.com/embed/muAMvdXrPe0 Paulinho didn’t score once in 15 Premier League appearances for Tottenham last season, but eight weeks after joining Guangzhou Evergrande, he did this. One of two things is happening here. Either he developed an intense hatred for Spurs during his two unsuccessful seasons there and is now fueled by that, or China has weaponized …

Bayern Munich greeted with incredible reception in Beijing

https://www.youtube.com/embed/r_ddc9J_EBg If the crowd that greeted Bayern Munich when they landed in Beijing is anything to go by, it’s safe to say that they are quite popular in China. A huge mass of screaming humanity welcomed the German champions and the POV video of the team walking through the overjoyed mob is just surreal. Even …

Xavi gets underwhelming reception at Qatar airport

https://www.youtube.com/embed/umm4sVMgIcI Wasting no time after Barcelona’s treble celebrations, Xavi has already arrived in Doha for his presentation as an Al-Sadd player on Thursday. Normally when a player of Xavi’s caliber moves to a place unaccustomed to hosting superstars, there’s an untamable mob of giddy fans filling an airport terminal beyond capacity. But this is World …

Thai player scores gorgeous Olimpico goal, celebrates like Cristiano Ronaldo

https://www.youtube.com/embed/41MVTbUamFg Buriram United defender Theerathon Bunmathan scored his side’s first goal in their 2–1 AFC Champions League win against Gamba Osaka directly from a corner kick. If anything earns the right to mimic Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature goal celebration, it’s this. So Bunmathan followed his perfect goal with his celebratory tribute. Now if Bunmathan just scores …

Sportswear company apologizes for sexist washing instructions printed on Indonesian club’s shirt

Sportswear company Salvo Sports has apologized — albeit not convincingly — for the insanely stupid decision to print “Washing instructions: Give this jersey to your woman IT’S HER JOB” on the inside of Indonesia Super League club Pusamania Borneo’s shirts. The astoundingly bad attempt at a joke wasn’t well received (obviously) and on Sunday, International Women’s Day, Salvo attempted …