Best weekend of futbol in awhile. So much action this weekend it was hard to keep up. The Euros kicked off Friday, the US Men’s National Team’s qualifying campaign got off on a three-point start Friday night, Argentina and Brazil duked out a thriller in New Jersey and Sunday gave us the continental pass-fest that was Spain-Italy. We’ve got the social media wrap for you below.
Sergio Ramos showed off his new ‘do with fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres. Otherwise, I have no idea what Ramos is referring to when he calls Torres “the Rat.” Both these guys look ecstatic with their draw, especially Torres, who looks pretty happy for a guy that missed a hatful of chances.
Former Philadelphia Union forward Alecko Eskandarian told us about eccentric Italian forward Antonio Cassano, who’s insanity is well documented. When Eskandarian was 19, he was playing at the University of Virginia, walking to practice across The Grounds.
Brazil were on the end of another Messi masterpiece, but the 4-3 loss in New Jersey didn’t stop Chelsea center back David Luiz from snapping this Instagram from the heart of NYC. Did anyone see him milling about?
Many of us live close to work. But can you imagine waking up everyday, looking out your window and seeing where you’ll “work” for two hours in front of thousands of people in person and millions around the world? I’ll spare a thought for the intense pressure Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain and England must feel with this view.
What’s a young, talented Dutch footballer do if he’s not going to the Euros? Well, if your Juventus winger Eljero Elia, you go to Ibiza. It’s a good thing Balotelli has something to keep himself busy this summer.
After Spain’s 1-1 draw with Italy, back-up goalkeeper Victor Valdes tweeted (translation): “Still in the stadium doing the drug test (I’ve already done it three times!)…Here, I’m drinking water to go again.” It’s not all glitz and glamour for the world’s best.
What was your favorite moment from the weekend that was?