Tending on a Tuesday.
Football is finishing up the international break as we speak with the field for the 2018 World Cup in Russia almost finalized. The latest shock – Italy has joined the growing club of power footballing nations to miss out on next Summer’s jamboree – the first time the Azzurri has failed to qualify since 1958.
There were plenty of tears to go around as Italian legend Gigi Buffon announced his international retirement – but we here at Trending like to focus on the positive side of things. Sweden’s Sideline Celebrations Totally here for this new tradition of rushing the sideline reporters after a big victory…
Feel Your Pain
U.S. Soccer supporters certainly feel a semblance of the pain felt in Italy – and USMNT and Borussia Dortmund stud Christian Pulisic put it in writing with a mature-beyond-his-years take on the next 1,834 days for a nation left waiting again for the world’s stage.
The World Cup isn’t the only place to find the peak of play and top-notch tekkers – check out this keeper’s feet…
Ups and Downs
If there is one thing we know about football – it’s that you never know what’s coming next. This sequence from the Qatar U19s proves that if it can happen, it will happen.