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…
Okay, fair play Sweden. That celebration alone deserves a World Cup spot pic.twitter.com/XVlMZUdlr6— Emilio Galantini (@EGalantiniSport) November 13, 2017
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…
👀 From "oh nooo!" to "oh my goodness" in a matter of seconds!— Upper 90 Soccer (@u90soccer) November 14, 2017
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.
Incredible scenes at Qatar U19s.— Jamie Reid ⚽️ (@JamieRfootball) November 12, 2017
Keeper saves match-winning pen ✅
Ref orders retake ✅
Keeper protests and is sent off ✅
Captain goes in goal ✅
Saves it! ✅pic.twitter.com/NsLhv0QT7V
Whatever side you are on though – you always have to bounce back. We’re sure this little dude did just that…