Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

Selfies in Soccer: Players Are Snapping Self-Portraits as Part of Goal Celebrations

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Major soccer teams over in Europe may be banning selfie sticks from the stadiums, but selfies appear to be alive and well on the field. After “selfie” was named word of the year in 2013, players have been incorporating actual picture-taking into their goal celebrations.
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Top European Soccer Teams Are Banning Selfie Sticks from Stadiums

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A couple of top European soccer clubs are taking a stand against selfie sticks by banning them entirely from their soccer stadiums. It’s not the idea of selfies that the teams take issue with, but rather the fact that the sticks could be used by fans as weapons against each other.
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How I Photographed the US Men’s National Soccer Team for Sports Illustrated

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Looking back at this year, I was fortunate enough to photograph a lot of cool things and meet a lot of great people. It’s only right that I write about my biggest shoot this year — well actually, the biggest shoot of my career to date. I’ll start off by saying that everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.
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Photoshop Fail: News Outlet Tried to Make the Crowd Look More Pro-Madrid at ‘The Big House’

 

This weekend, two of soccer’s biggest teams brought their talents to ‘The Big House,’ in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to host what was the largest attendance record for a soccer game on US soil. It was Manchester United vs. Real Madrid and despite the efforts from both clubs, Manchester United came out on top, with a 3–1 victory.

But, despite a victory, an embarrassing photoshop fail from Spanish media outlet, Marca, has left Manchester United fans a bit upset. In an overhead photograph of the game, shared by Manchester United on Twitter, Marca decided it would attempt to diminish the crowd presence of Manchester United fans by desaturating the shirts of those in the stands of the Big House.

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Relive the 2014 World Cup in 99 Seconds of Stop-Motion Awesomeness

The World Cup is over. Germany came out victorious over Argentina, with a final that managed to bring in an estimated 26.5 million in the US, alone. But after 64 games, 171 goals and 1,917 fouls, there are far more highlights than the bang the World Cup ended on.

The above video, put together by The Guardian photographer Jonny Weeks, takes a frame-by-frame look at the moments that defined the world’s largest gathering of soccer talent and fans. At only 99 seconds long, it’s a quick, but brilliant piece whether you’re a soccer fan or not.

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Uruguay Footballer Accused of Biting Rival Player Claims Photoshop is Involved

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This has got to be one of the stranger Photoshop controversies we’ve ever run across. Usually, Photoshop in the mainstream news means that some model or celebrity has been poorly altered on a magazine cover, but this time around, it’s a football star going after Photoshop, saying it’s being used in a smear campaign against him. Read more…

Sports Photographer Receives Well-Wishes from Athletes World-Wide After Accident


On the tenth of April, The Times chief sports photographer Marc Aspland was in a terrible car accident. The crash, which occurred in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, left him with brain hemorrhaging, nerve damage and two broken collarbones.

It was these injuries that led to Aspland missing out on two of the world’s largest sporting events, Wimbledon and the World Cup. But after news of the photographer unable to make it to these events spread about, a number of athletes started to team up to send support his way. Using the hashtag #gwsmarc (get well soon, Marc), a number of well-known tennis, cricket and football athletes have teamed up to show their support. Read more…

How a Single Photograph Thwarted One of the Most Heinous Cheats in Soccer History

Photo of Brazil's Placar Magazine spread about the incident.

Photo of Brazil’s Placar Magazine spread about the incident.

Photography and sports are easy bedfellows. As wonderful as it is to watch a goal unfold before your eyes on television, it’s just as powerful to see a tack-sharp photograph of the look of dismay on the goalie’s face as the ball soars past his or her outstretched arm.

But sports photography isn’t just for capturing dramatic moments; sometimes it can affect the course of sports history, as was the case in 1989, after one of the most controversial games in the history of football. Read more…

A Look Back at 2 of the Most Iconic Photos in Soccer History

With the World Cup in full swing, CNN Digital’s director of photographer, Simon Barnett, has his hands full. Each day of the cup, his job is to look through somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 images and decide which make the cut.

In this short video above, he explains what separates the amazing images from the great-but-not-good-enough crowd, and takes us through what it is that made two iconic soccer photographs so iconic. Read more…

Humor: Soccer Fan’s Funny Photographic Reaction to a Player Falling in Front of Him

Here’s a bit of humor to help drive away the thought that Monday is just around the corner. At a recent Liverpool Soccer match against Aston Villa, player Gabby Agbonlahor took a dive over the advertising hoardings on the side of the field and right onto the ground in front of a few Liverpool fans’ seats.

So what did the fan standing right there do? Did he try to help the beleaguered soccer player up? Did he look concerned and call for help for the player (who was probably in a bit of pain)? Of course not! Like any good photo enthusiast, he whipped out his camera and grabbed a snapshot of the scene with a look unrestrained glee on his face.

(via PetaPixel Reader Tip)