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Argentina celebrate their win over The Netherlands and a place in the FIFA World Cup Final

Top photo: Argentina players dash to celebrate the win as Maxi Rodriguez scores in the penalty shootout in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Middle photo: Maxi Rodriguez (L) of Argentina celebrates with Sergio Romero after scoring a penalty to win in the penalty shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final
- Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Bottom photo: Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano of Argentina celebrate after the Argentina wins the penalty shootout against the Netherlands to advance to the FIFA World Cup Final
- Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images

See more photos from Argentina v Netherlands here

Because ultimately, a penalty is easy…There are ways of taking penalties that are within the grasp of most footballers, because there are places that a goalkeeper cannot hope to reach in time. So kick it in one of those. In that sense, it is football in its purest form, all unnecessary to-ing and fro-ing stripped away. This is a game about kicking the ball in the goal…Well, go on then! We tried the busy version with the full rules and all the running about and stuff, but you couldn’t win, and nor could they, so we’ve boiled the whole thing down for you. Whenever you’re ready.
—  Andi Thomas, on the penalty shootout
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I laughed way too hard at this, hahaha.

A powerful image taken during the penalty shoot between Haiti and Austria today. After both teams missed their first two attempts, Haiti scored their third penalty. When the Haiti goalkeeper saved Austria´s third attempt, he couldn’t hold back his feelings and burst into tears. A great example of the emotional power of the Homeless World Cup.

Image taken by Oz Dror: www.photozzy.com

UCL: Real Madrid vs Juventus (SF, 2nd leg) | May 13, 2015

Pre-match
- Training: Sun, May 10 || Mon, May 11 || Tue, May 12
- Press conference: Ancelotti || James
- Squad list || Concentración
- Preview || Promo

Match
- Starting XI || Stretching session || Departing for stadium
- TV listings || Official streams
- Absences (RM): Modrić (injury) || Khedira (technical decision)
- Absences (JUV): Asamoah, Cáceres, Marrone, Rómulo (injury)
- Last meeting (SF, 1st leg)

How Real Madrid advance:
- a 1-0 win
- winning by 2 goals or more
How Real Madrid get eliminated:
- a loss
- a draw
- only winning by 1 goal
  - except for 1-0 (advance)
  - except for 2-1 (penalty shootout)
How it goes to penalties:
- a 2-1 RM win, which would mean both teams are even on aggregate (4-4)

Notes
- UEFA to decide if water breaks will be given due to high temperatures (35º C/ 95º F) in Madrid
- Quedada Blanca

Michael “Theo” Theoklitos, is a goalkeeper playing for the Brisbane Roar.

Before coming to us he had a stint at English side Norwich, in which he failed miserably and was thought to be on a downfall…

On the 14th of March Theo signed a 3-year deal with the Roar, replacing slippery fingers AKA Liam Reddy.

And after just 5 games, he made an A-league record, the most minutes without conceding a goal! (876)

Now, I don’t wanna sound Roar biased, but seriously, Theo has to be the best Goalkeeper (And one of the best overall) since the A-league began. 

Why do I say this??? Well, let’s look at his honours so far…

Season 2010 - 2011 highlights

- Set a new record for the most minutes without conceding a goal.

- Kicked ass in the grand final penalty shoot-out

- In the Roar’s grand final winning side

and now for those career highlights!

- Has won 3 A-league championships, two with the victory and one with the Roar

(2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011)

- Goalkeeper of the year three times

(2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011)

- Generally kicks ass