World of Sport

  • Swamp football’s true filth revealed by GoPro footage

    Introducing the world’s dirtiest sport…


    If you’ve ever harboured ambitions of becoming a professional footballer, chances are you’ve played on some pretty abysmal surfaces over the years.

    But we highly doubt you’ve played on a muddier pitch than the one seen in this game, appropriately dubbed swamp football, which was captured in glorious HD by a set of GoPro cameras.

    It’s pretty much like normal 5/6-a-side, with the exception that it takes place on a field caked in deep mud and is played by two teams of barmy individuals. 

    There’s even a World Cup (taking place in Turkey this year).

    All in all, it looks thoroughly good fun.

    Swamp football (screenshot)Swamp football (screenshot)

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  • Raheem Sterling’s extreme method of avoiding selfies

    The Liverpool winger has made modifications to his luxury home to swerve being harassed in public

    Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (Reuters)Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (Reuters)

    Raheem Sterling is so fed up of having cameras poked in his face that he’s taken drastic action.

    The Liverpool winger has installed a salon and five-a-side pitch in his mansion in a bid to limit his encounters with the public.

    "In the evenings I prefer to stay home," he told The Sunday Times magazine.

    "If I go out I’m always asked for selfies, so I’ve spent money making my house a fun place. I’ve got an indoor pool, a half-basketball court, a games room and my own barber’s area.

    "My girlfriend usually cooks dinner and it will be something like barbecue ribs or chicken wings. Friends come

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  • Makes You Think: Harry Kane was betrayed by his fellow pros

    Alexander Netherton can't forgive the so-called stars who voted a BELGIAN as their PFA Player of the Year.

    Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane during the PFA Player of the Year Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, LondonTottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane during the PFA Player of the Year Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

    Like your football opinions hard-hitting, ill-thought-out and ceaselessly xenophobic? Good. You're in the right place. Because ALEX NETHERTON is here to SHOUT the FACTS the others don't even have the BALLS to whisper. This is a spoof.

    As Britain fights for its future, with the terrifying news that the country is heading towards a socialist dystopia, run by a North London-Scotch cabal of Marxists and politically correct thought police officers, the future of this great country looks no better on the pitch.

    There is a crisis of identity of the country, and specifically in football. Yes, UKIP’s

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  • Holly Willoughby labels Frank Lampard a 'Manchester City legend'

    The ITV presenter got in a little mix-up during quiz show Play to the Whistle

    World of Sport happened to be flicking through the channels the other night.

    It's one of our favourite pastimes - not so much in itself, but because it drives Mrs World of Sport bananas.

    Anyway, that's by the by. The germane point is that, as we flicked, the TV alighted briefly on a Question of Sport-type show hosted by - wait for it - Holly Willoughby.

    Now, World of Sport had no problem with that. Didn't even bat an eyelid. Why wouldn't sports fans want Holly fronting a show? It seemed a decent fit to us.

    Mrs World of Sport had other ideas. 

    "Why on EARTH have they got Holly Willoughby

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  • On this day: Steven Gerrard slip halts Liverpool title charge

    If only the Liverpool skipper had stayed on his feet, if only Demba Ba had shot wide…

    Steven Gerrard looks dejected during Liverpool v Chelsea in April 2014Steven Gerrard looks dejected during Liverpool v Chelsea in April 2014

    April 13, 2014: "This does not f****** slip now."

    April 27, 2014: Steven Gerrard did exactly that.

    With the title in Liverpool’s grasp after an electric campaign featuring numerous goals and questionable defending, they hosted Chelsea at Anfield in the knowledge that a draw would practically guarantee them the title.

    But what followed has haunted Gerrard for the following 12 months – staining a career that should be instead remembered for memorable Champions League and FA Cup victories in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

    The Liverpool captain slipped to the turf on the stroke of half-time,

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  • Shaun Murphy dazzles Crucible in red and gold suit

    The 2005 champion produced a colourful performance against Joe Perry at the World Snooker Championships in a red and gold suit

    “This is the best we’ve seen from him for years” boomed the announcer as Shaun Murphy prepared to walk out onto the Crucible floor at the World Snooker Championships.

    He might be regretting his choice of words now.

    The 2005 world champion emerged for his second round match against Joe Perry wearing a garish half-and-half red and gold suit.

    It didn’t seem to distract the Englishman, however, as he amassed a 12-4 lead over his opponent in their best-of-25 frames encounter.

    We wonder what outfit choices the man dubbed 'The Magician' has lined up for the rest of his Sheffield adventure...

    Shaun Murphy's dazzling suitShaun Murphy's dazzling suit
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  • WATCH: Ronnie O'Sullivan warned by referee for making obscene gesture

    Five-times world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan courts more controversy at the Crucible.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan can't seem to play a match at the Crucible Theatre this year without running into some sort of controversy.

    The five-times champion played a frame in his socks in his 10-3 win over Craig Steadman in the first round because shoes were hurting him before being told he was breaching tournament etiquette as he borrowed a pair from former fabled referee Len Ganley's son, Mike Ganley who is tournament director.

    O'Sullivan almost snapped his cue during one moment in his second round meeting with Matthew Stevens after missing an easy ball while trailing 2-0.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan is spoken to by referee Olivier Marteel after making an obscene gesture with his cue during the second round of the World Championship.Ronnie O'Sullivan is spoken to by referee Olivier Marteel after making an obscene gesture with his cue during the second round of the World Championship.

    He recovered his

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  • Overreaction Theatre: Welcome back, Louis van Moyes

    It is 'Dave ja vu' for Manchester United as they mark anniversary of David Moyes' sacking with another Goodison Park collapse.

    Who is having the last laugh? David Moyes does not look so awful now.Who is having the last laugh? David Moyes does not look so awful now.

    Manchester United must enjoy anniversaries. The much-maligned David Moyes was sacked as United manager after a 2-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park exactly a year ago.

    Everton's James McCarthy celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the match.Everton's James McCarthy celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the match.

    The same fate is unlikely to befall his successor Louis van Gaal after United's limp 3-0 drubbing at Goodison Park on Sunday, but there are plenty of bemused United fans out there who would like to see the Dutch martinet tied to a ducking stool over the River Mersey as a form of punishment. He is sampling what has become known as a 'Moyesian' day at the office. 

    United coach Louis van Gaal has much to ponder after back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time.United coach Louis van Gaal has much to ponder after back-to-back Premier League defeats for the first time.

    United managed to break all sorts of unwanted records,

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  • Watch: Takashi Usami scores unbelievably cheeky goal for Gamba Osaka

    The goalkeeper clearly forgot his opponent was behind him when committing this big gaffe.

    Gamba Osaka star Takashi Usami is the top scorer in the J-League with eight goals this season, and from this video it’s clear why.

    The former Bayern Munich forward showed his opportunistic, and rather cheeky streak in a match against Albirex Niigata when scoring a memorable goal. 

    Just go to 1:32 to see him hide out behind the keeper and then nip in to score when he drops the ball to the turf.

    Gary Crosby once did something similar for Nottingham Forest against Manchester City in the 1989-90 season...(skip to 00:46)

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  • Memphis Depay: Watch Man Utd and Liverpool target score clever free-kick to show what fuss is all about

    Memphis Depay is the player everyone's talking about, and he showed exactly why with this great free-kick

    Memphis Depay has had the newspapers in a state of perpetual excitement this week with rumours of secret talks with both Liverpool and Manchester United.

    Louis van Gaal coached Depay at the World Cup finals with Netherlands and, according to some sources, is leading the chase after one of the PSV Eindhoven forward’s agents tweeted a picture of United’s Carrington training facility.

    Nice day in Manchester pic.twitter.com/aEfPNaevGF

    — Tomo (@CarlthomasSEG) April 24, 2015

    But alternative reports state Liverpool are in pole position with Depay “left very impressed by Liverpool’s year-long

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