"Women are not really welcome in football. Sexism is built into the sport, and it extends from front offices to the bars where women who know to call it football go to watch games. We are assumed to be with our boyfriends. We are met with snide remarks and knowing smiles — we’re only there, obviously, to watch attractive men run around and tussle with other attractive men. No woman could possibly like football the way men do, understand how it’s played, know its history, or appreciate the skill behind James Rodriguez’s goal against Japan or the evil genius of Robben’s drawn foul against Mexico. Forty-three percent of World Cup 2010’s global audience was female, but the people hired to write about, comment on, and narrate this World Cup remain almost exclusively male. The message is clear: only men are real fans; women are fangirls."
— Soccer Needs to Embrace Its Female Fans (x)
"Women are not really welcome in football. Sexism is built into the sport, and it extends from front offices to the bars where women who know to call it football go to watch games. We are assumed to be with our boyfriends. We are met with snide remarks and knowing smiles — we’re only there, obviously, to watch attractive men run around and tussle with other attractive men. No woman could possibly like football the way men do, understand how it’s played, know its history, or appreciate the skill behind James Rodriguez’s goal against Japan or the evil genius of Robben’s drawn foul against Mexico. Forty-three percent of World Cup 2010’s global audience was female, but the people hired to write about, comment on, and narrate this World Cup remain almost exclusively male. The message is clear: only men are real fans; women are fangirls."
— Soccer Needs to Embrace Its Female Fans (x)
mrsrodriguezblr:

If you can’t support us when we lose, don’t support us when we win!..

mrsrodriguezblr:

If you can’t support us when we lose, don’t support us when we win!..

"I want to apologise to every Spanish fan, we are responsible for the loss. I hope you can forgive us."
— Iker Casillas (via gosialovesbarca)

espanaland:

Thank you ESPANA!

an ode to la furia roja

l1ghtyeared:

or, alternatively:

I’ve never loved the Spanish national team more than I do at this moment

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infocasillas:

Iker Casillas

Llegando a Curitiba / Arriving in Curitiba

19/06/2014

ikerramos:

losses like these separate the true fans from the fake fans, if you’re going to support a team you should be supporting them during the good and the bad times otherwise don’t even bother hanging around with your fake ass

Things I’ll remember if I’ll think about spanish football

kathy-w-90:

image El nino - the boy that might’ll never grow up totally.

image Seses cruel blond hair.

image His temperament. 

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The captain.

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The saint. 

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The legend.

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The bad times. 

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But at most I’ll remember the good times and the joy they gave us. 
Sure there are many other things I’ll remember, many other players and situations cause the spanish football is a uniique theme. And there’ll be many more things and players to remember in the future. But at the moment I just want to remember this stuff. 

"What happened to him, has happened to me, has happened to other goalkeepers. But he’ll never stop being respected and a winner."
— Julio Cesar, Brazil NT’s goalkeeper, in a press conference on June 19th. (via avantebrasil)
"It’s a very sad day, without a doubt. A very tough day. This is not the way you’re supposed to say goodbye to a World Cup. It’s not what this generation of players deserves, to be out of the tournament after just a couple of games. The way it happened is particularly devastating. But at least now we we’re able to look back and see all the great things we’ve accomplished. Before, when we were eliminated from any tournament, we couldn’t do that, there was nothing to look back to. So it’s tough. And yet, we must be aware of what happened. We must analyze the situation and realize that we were very inferior to our rivals. We lost two matches with full knowledge that we had a maximum of two chances to make it through, not three. And there are no excuses, not much was different this time from how it was in South Africa or in the last two Euro Cups (in terms of tiredness and climate), you just can’t use that as an excuse. We can’t use anything as an excuse. Both of our rivals were better than us and we weren’t used to that, and we couldn’t rise up to the occasion. We couldn’t get back up again when we were one, two goals down and play under those circumstances. And there you have it, two results, two defeats. Tiredness might’ve been an issue, it might’ve played a role, but it didn’t before, it never had. We didn’t do anything different from the previous times, but this time, our rivals were far better than us.” - Fernando Torres (x).