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Kelley O'Hara's perfectly-timed, flying ninja kick for the U.S. against Germany in the 84th minute of the semifinals.
O'Hara – who came off the bench in the 75th minute – scored her first international goal with this play, ensuring the win over #1 ranked Germany in the semifinals.
Amandine Henry's 30-yard rocket for France against Mexico in group play.
After the game, the France midfielder was also named player of the match... because duh.
Lieke Marten's far-post rip for the Netherlands against New Zealand in group play.
22 yards out? No problem.
Maren Mjelde's incredibly, perfect free kick for Norway against Germany.
Beckham couldn't have done it better himself.
“It is my dream.”
Three weeks after a devastating tsunami hit several Indian Ocean countries in 2004, seven-year-old Martunis was found on an Indonesian beach wearing a Portugal Soccer Jersey. Eleven years on, he just signed a contract with Portugal's Lisbon Sporting team.
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Martunis survived for 21 days by himself on the beach in the Banda Aceh region by clinging to trees and living off of dried noodles and puddle water.
He lost his mother and siblings to the tsunami that killed over 230,000 people, but was eventually reunited with his father and grandparents.
"On the morning of the tsunami I was playing football with my friends,," Martunis told the BBC. "At first I stood on a school chair, but when that started to sink, I got up onto a mattress. When that started sinking as well I clung to a big tree that was floating on the water. The tree brought me to the seafront."
After he was found and reunited with his father, he was flown by rescue missions to Lisbon to meet his soccer player heroes and watch a game. It was there he met Ronaldo, who agreed to pay for his education. The Portugal team also gave money to rebuild Martunis' family's home.
"I believe that many adults would not even be able to deal with what he has gone through," ESPN reported Ronaldo saying at the time. "We must respect him. His was an act of strength and maturity. He's a special kid."
Though Martunis was not legally adopted by Renaldo, he has publicly taken his last name and refers to himself as Ronaldo's "adopted son" on social media.
At the time, ESPN reported that Martunis said he was not afraid "because I wanted to be alive to meet my family and become a [soccer] player."
It seems his life-long dream may finally be coming true.
They’re the 23 best friends that anybody could have.
They get really excited to see each other. Like really, really excited.
They've mastered the difficult art of taking a group selfie.
Absolutely no selfie-stick required.
They come up with the best secret handshakes.
I could teach you, but then I'd have to kill you.
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Throw each other raging birthday parties.
The U.S. Women’s National Team becomes the first squad to win three World Cup titles.
Carli Lloyd stunned soccer fans Sunday by scoring two goals in the first five minutes of the Women's World Cup final against Japan.
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Celia Sasic of Germany earlier in the tournament scored three goals by the 31st minute, compared to Lloyd's 16.
Before the game was halfway over, USA fans were celebrating her incredible performance.
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The USA striker knew exactly where to find her after the final whistle.
Despite the fact that Abby Wambach leads both men and women as the top international scorer (183 goals in 274 games, nbd), the Rochester, New York native had not won a FIFA Women's World Cup. Until today.
This World Cup will be Wambach's last.
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So when the referee blew the final whistle, cementing USA's 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final, Wambach made a beeline to the stands to celebrate the win with her #1 fan: Her wife.
Who's chopping onions?? ???
Wambach married Huffman, a former women's professional soccer player, in October 2013.
They work with other players like Megan Rapinoe for the organization Athlete Ally, which advocates for an end to homophobia and transphobia in women's sports.
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One Nation, One Team.
Alex Morgan #13, Lauren Holiday #12, Abby Wambach #20 and Whitney Engen #6 hold the precious FIFA World Cup Trophy.
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The moment Team USA knew the World Cup victory was theirs.
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That moment when you score a goal in the World Cup Final. Tobin Heath <3
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Abby Wambach embraces wife Sarah Huffman after winning the World Cup Final.
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Bragging rights are forever yours if you get this.
A couple of tricky Liverpool brainteasers are doing the rounds, and the first one goes a little something like this...
Can you solve it? Have a go...
The tweet was later deleted, but the damage had already been done.
As the England Women's World Cup squad returned to home soil today, they were welcomed back by the official England Twitter account.
Which was the FASTEST hat trick in World Cup history, mind you.
Bless you Andrés Cantor, and bless you Queen Carli Lloyd.
She broke it down…and she just couldn’t stop.
While the FIFA Women's World Cup was full of excitement...
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team KILLED IT and defeated Japan with a final score of 5-2.
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It was clear that midfielder Megan Rapinoe was THE MOST EXCITED.
While awaiting the trophy ceremony, some players talked amongst themselves and others checked their nails...
The United States Women’s National Team will get a paltry $2 million for its victory on Sunday. The men’s German team got $35 million for winning the 2014 World Cup.
The U.S. Women's National Team will earn a $2 million bonus for its victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, compared with the $35 million the German men's team got for its victory over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup.
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Pilon also reported that the National Women's Soccer League teams have a salary cap of $200,000. Major League Soccer teams each have a $3.1 million salary cap.
In other sports, the disparity in salary between men's and women's leagues is equally as obvious:
With the exception of women's tennis — which only recently won equal prize money at all four Grand Slam tournaments — the gender disparity across other professional sports remains poor as well. Total prize money for the PGA tour, more than $250 million, is more than five times that of the LPGA tour ($50 million), according to the Women's Sports Foundation. In the WNBA, the minimum salary for 2013 was $37,950 and the team salary cap was $913,000. For NBA players during the same season, the minimum salary was $490,180 and the team salary cap was $58.7 million.
When the disparity in pay for women athletes versus men is raised, the argument often veers toward television ratings, with claims that women's sports are watched by significantly fewer people.
However, TV by the Numbers reports that 20.3 million viewers tuned in to the Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan. The match between the U.S. and Portugal during the 2014 men's World Cup — the most watched soccer game in U.S. history until Sunday night — produced 18.2 million viewers.
De’Andre Johnson was arrested and charged last month after he allegedly punched a woman in the face at a bar.
Florida State University quarterback De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from the team Monday night, hours after this video of him punching a woman at a Tallahassee bar was released by the Florida State Attorney's Office.
In the security footage, Johnson, the 19-year-old quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles, is seen punching Abigail Husty, a 21-year-old FSU student, in the face after an altercation at Yianni's Nightclub near the FSU campus on June 24.
The video shows Husty raising her arm at Johnson when he "aggressively" pushed past her as she waited to order drinks at the bar, according to court documents. Johnson grabbed her raised arm and began pushing her. To release his grip on her, Husty raised her knee and lunged toward Johnson in at attempt to strike him with her left fist. Johnson then punched the woman on the left side of her face.
One of the witnesses heard Husty yell "no" twice at Johnson before he punched her, court documents said.
She suffered bruising under her left eye, swelling to the left cheek and upper lip, and and a small cut near the bridge of her nose.
Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery. He turned himself in to police on June 30 and was released on $500 bond, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. On July 2, he pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
For anyone who spent a small fortune on hair gel.
When someone would give you a peanut so tight you'd never be able to take your tie off again.
The only scent you ever needed.
Via Twitter: @pw1986
Using a whole tub of hair gel every three days.
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It looks like Arsenal will win the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Community Shield after all.
If Arsenal get all the players they've been linked to this summer then their team will be truly extraordinary.
We're talking nearly like "Invincibles" levels of incredibleness here.
In fact, we took every player linked to Arsenal this summer and put it into the existing line up, so you can see how amazing it could be.
He’s still got it.
Here's *that* celebration mid-flow...
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Team USA <3s Barca, and Queen Carli Lloyd </3s Manchester United.
Over the course of the Women's World Cup, fans across the world showed their love and support for the World Cup champions, the U.S. Women's National Team.
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But when these powerful, badass ladies are off the field and watching some soccer, who are they cheering for?
Roll back the years and see what past and present Premier League managers looked like in their youth.
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Exercise books for shin pads is the only way forward.
These legendary boots which definitely put more curve on your shots and made you more accurate... and faster.
Being told that you weren't allowed to wear blades (even though you just bought brand news ones) when you played for the school team but never really knowing why.
Not being able to concentrate in Geography class because you knew the PE teacher was going to pin the teamsheet for the next school match on the outside of his door at lunch time.
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Then getting the call-up from Sir and being like...
"It's the proudest day of my life, guys."
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