World of Sport

  • Mexico in big Panini sticker gaffe

    The women's football World Cup begins on June 26 in Germany and for the first time ever a Panini sticker album has been released to mark a major women's sporting event.

    The stickers have been a huge success in Germany, with 4.5 million packets having being sold, which has forced Panini to rush to print more.

    However, there have been some setbacks, most notably from the Mexican FA which sent stickers from its men's team instead of its women's.

    They were not the only country to gaffe either.

    "Mexico's football federation mistakenly sent Panini pictures of its men's team, while the album has

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  • Goalkeeper goes nuts over promotion

    When Novara earned promotion to Serie A last week it was certainly a reason to celebrate but nobody went quite as far as the team's 36-year-old goalkeeper Alberto "Jimmy" Fontana.

    Fontana, who is not even the club's first choice stopper, hurled his body into an interview backdrop, screamed like crazy, interrupted interviews, went around shooting off a fire extinguisher in his underpants, and just in general went crazy with happiness.

    Such passion has to commended though, especially it all came on the day that Novara won their return to the country's top flight for the first time in 55 years.

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  • Worst football kits of the new season

    The new football season is upon us, and it can only mean one thing: endless fashion disasters.

    Some clubs have updated their designs, others are sticking with last season's tried and (de)tested ensembles.

    So with most of the new strips now revealed for the upcoming campaign, we take a look at the worst - or depending on your view, the best - 10 kits for 2010/11.

    2010/11 football strip disasters XI 

    Everton away

    This shocking, shocking pink monstrosity is the shirt that inspired this article, and one which will go down in the all-time football kit horror hall of shame.

    So bad that it could

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  • Keeper’s blunder costs his side promotion

    An Italian
    goalkeeper cost his side promotion with an extraordinary blunder in a penalty
    shootout.

    Loris Angeli,
    shot-stopper for Italian seventh-tier side Dro, was initially delighted when Termeno's
    Michael Palma sent his sudden death spot kick into the crossbar with the
    scores locked at 4-4.

    Angeli ran over to
    his team-mates to celebrate, while Palma sank to his knees distraught at having
    missed the target.

    But the referee was
    still watching attentively as the ball fell back to earth, loaded with backspin
    that somehow gave it just enough impetus to creep over the line.

    The goal stood, and

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  • Sights and scenes of Montreal

    It was one of the longest and most memorable grands prix in recent memory, and Montreal provided no shortage of iconic images across an epic weekend.

    Here is our pick of the best from a wet and wild few days in Canada, which resulted in an unlikely triumph for Jenson Button.


    Those sunglasses didn't get much use on Sunday...


    Here for the beer: Felipe Massa in practice


    Not for the last time, Lewis Hamilton gets close to a rival - this time Mark Webber


    Insert your 'pole dancing' joke here...


    Sebastian Vettel's nosecone after an impromptu trip into the wall.


    'I'm sure there's something missing

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  • Dead punter could net charity fortune

    A punter is in line to win over £100,000 if Roger Federer wins his seventh Wimbledon title this year but there is just one problem - he is dead.

    Nick Newlife placed £1,520 on Federer to win seven Wimbledon singles' titles at odds of 66/1 back in 2003 - the year the Swiss master won his first title - but the 59-year-old from Oxford then died in February 2009.

    However, Newlife, who died as a bachelor, made arrangements so that the money would go to Oxfam if the bet ever came off.

    "Federer has returned to top form in recent tournaments, losing only to Rafael Nadal in last week's French Open and

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  • Legend Ronaldo says his last goodbye

    Ronaldo was given a hero's send-off by Brazil fans despite missing three chances in the 15 minutes for which he was on the pitch in a lacklustre 1-0 win over Romania in a friendly in Sao Paulo.

    Ronaldo, 34, retired in February saying he struggled to keep his weight in check for the rigours of top-flight football due to a thyroid problem.

    He looked rather chubby against the Romanians yet showed great positional sense to get himself in position to score - but his famed finishing skills deserted him on the day.

    "People, you are too much. Please forgive me - I had goal chances and I didn't

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  • Doncaster mascot sacked over saucy snaps

    Doncaster Rovers have sacked the woman who plays their mascot Donny Dog after she posed for the Sunday Sport in her underwear in a bid to raise money for charity.

    Tracy Chandler, 40, appeared in the risqué shoot with Donny the Dog's head, and Doncaster then decided to sack her by email saying she had "disgraced the club".

    Chandler said she was devastated to be sacked from the role she has performed on a voluntary basis for the last three years, and she revealed that the purpose of the photo shoot was to raise money for NSPCC.

    "I'm absolutely devastated. I've not stopped crying all morning. It

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  • ‘Underwear’ mascot to be reinstated

    The woman who was sacked as Doncaster Rovers mascot for posing in her underwear has been offered her job back.

    Tracy Chandler, 40, appeared in the risqué shoot in the Sunday Sport with Donny the Dog's head, and Doncaster then decided to sack her by email saying she had "disgraced the club".

    However, Doncaster have reversed the decision after a wave of negative publicity, especially after Chandler revealed she had only done the shoot for charity.

    "As far as I'm concerned I'm going to put this whole thing to bed and let Tracy get on (with her job as mascot)," club chairman John Ryan told the

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  • Quotes of the Week

    "You know the modern-day player -
    they're a little bit milky." - Stuart
    'Psycho' Pearce
    when asked whether Connor Wickham had been badly
    injured when he rolled his ankle during England U21 training.

    "I
    think I'd rather wipe my backside with a broken bottle than do that again."
    - Even Isle of Man TT legend John
    McGuinness
    wasn't too happy about the conditions during the iconic
    race on Thursday.

    "You
    fat p****... You're a c**k." - Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand gets to the nub of the issue as he discusses his
    missed drug test in September 2003 with Mirror columnist Oliver Holt.

    FILE - This Jan. 14, 2009, file photo shows Serena Williams after winning a break point in the third set tie break in her match against Denmark's Caro"Serena's

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