How can you get so near to a One Direction boy band member any cheaper? Louis Tomlinson is set to give his debut performance in the boy band of the Doncaster Rovers, better known as a football (soccer) team. The show, sorry match, will be held on 26 February 2014 at the Keepmoat Stadium at 7 pm. Unlike Justin Bieber, the men will be on time for their grand entrance, too. I also found some exclusive training footage showing Louis Tomlinson in action.
Louis Tomlinson played soccer for charity and went down in a tackle. You don't get that as a headline in normal soccer. But this tackle sent Twitter ablaze with tweets. Louis Tomlinson hurt his knee and left the content of his stomach on the turf. These things happen, usually when amateurs play soccer. Headlines don't come easy, and Louis Tomlinson really did his part to get them noticed in a field they don't normally dominate.
Gareth Bale so far only laid claim to being Tottenham Hotspur's sexiest player with an option on the same being the case for Wales. But now he is aiming to become the most expensive soccer player in the world, well over the measly £80 million ($125 million) once paid for Cristiano Ronaldo. If nothing else, this explains why America desperately needs the Major Soccer League. All that money, and it is not earned by Americans. It's unethical.
FC Basel was receiving compliments from soccer (football) clubs all over Europe for the defeat it handed to the Tottenham Hotspurs in the quarter final of the Europa League. Once again, Basel showed that they enjoy their status as underdogs. They will fill the same comfortable position against Chelsea FC against which they were drawn for the semifinal.
Swedish professional soccer player Anton Hysén has declared himself to be gay in March this year. The news was met with varying degrees of shocked incredulity. Media all over Europe made a pilgrimage to Sweden to interview him. Organisations of all kinds and denominations tagged the hero label to his (admittedly very attractive) person. The only thing I find incredible about this story is that it was worth mentioning at all not to say the vast media interest. It just goes to show that soccer has a long way to go to get free of all kinds of prejudice.