Monday, March 10, 2014

25 Beautiful Pictures Of The Beautiful Game

Halloran , Featured Columnist Nov 18, 2013 Use your (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images 13 Comments From Brazil to Barcelona and everywhere in between, the beauty of world football can be found all around us. These 25 images reveal the passion of the fans and the players, from their moments of triumph to their moments of pain and defeat. They also reveal the beauty of mother nature herself and the joy found in the game by the youngest of players. Here are 25 beautiful images of the beautiful game. La Masia Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Long before the multimillion dollar contracts, the legions of fans or the big endorsement deal, it began with children who loved playing a simple and beautiful game. Beach Soccer in Brazil Michael Regan/Getty Images It is a common sight in Brazilpeople playing the beautiful game in a soccer-mad country in front of some of the picturesque scenes in the world. Extra Time Martin Rose/Getty Images It's a concept those outside the sport struggle to grasp: that there's no clock in the stadium counting down for all to see. But that great unknown (when will the center official blow the final whistle?), has the fans of both the winning and losing sides on the edge of their seat until the very end. This image is from the 2011 Women's World Cup when American Abby Wambach scored in the 122nd minute to force a penalty shootout against Brazil.
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