World of Sport

  • New Celtic away kit ‘looks like home one’

    Celtic are famed for their green and white hooped jersey so it might come as some surprise to see their new AWAY kit is a hooped effort with plenty of....well green and white in it.

    The new shirt is white with silver grey hoops, separated by think green lines, and also has prominent green sleeves.

    The jersey is described by the club as "a modern take on the world famous hoops".

    However, the choice of colours has been greeted with a mixed response from fans on the internet with Twitter user hiranom20 saying "Celtic's new away jersey can pass for a home kit".

    DropGoal66 added on the

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  • Goalkeeper has day to forget

    women's footballer Arna Lind Kristinsdóttir headed to the European U17 Championships hoping to get noticed across the world.

    But the
    unfortunate goalkeeper ended up garnering the worst kind of fame after a
    miserable day between the sticks in a match against Spain that must represent
    one of the worst goalkeeping displays ever seen outside Sunday League.

    17-year-old had shone in the group matches as Iceland made the semi-finals
    of the tournament in Nyon, France - but it all went horribly wrong when
    Kristinsdottir pulled on her jersey for the semi-final against Spain.

    A shocking

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  • "Obviously I would like him to put that into the back of the
    net. But Mario is Mario, he does some strange things sometimes. Hopefully he
    will get better and maybe learn from these sort of experiences." Manchester
    City midfielder James Milner,
    commenting on THAT miss by team-mate Mario
    in a friendly match against LA Galaxy which prompted manager Roberto
    Mancini to haul off the Italian.

    "We were all pretty impressed with the way Mancini handled
    it. That said it all really. Our coach Bruce Arena would have done the same,
    I'm sure. You can say it's a friendly but you don't want to see

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  • German superstar’s horror miss

    German striker Kevin Kuranyi was guilty of a shocking miss in his latest
    Russian Premier League match.

    29-year-old has been out of favour with the national side ever since a run-in
    with national coach Yogi Loew three years ago.

    But he has
    continued his stunning strike form ever since, and has netted 13 times in 33
    matches since joining Dynamo Moscow last year.

    Brazilian-born star's touch deserted him spectacularly on Sunday, however, when he
    somehow contrived to miss an open goal from three yards out against struggling

    With a
    perfectly-weight pass from midfielder Igor Semshov

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  • Swimmer laughed off after early dive gaffe

    Mauritania's Hamza Labeid became an unwitting star at the recent World Swimming Championship in Shangahi after an embarrassing false start saw him instantly disqualified.

    Many swimmers have 'jumped the gun' in the past, but it seems that Labeid knew he made a mistake as soon as he started his leap into the pool, but his attempt to check his dive just led to a belly flop that led to cries of laughter from the crowd in Shanghai.

    In the past Labeid would have got a second chance to try and compete but a new rule was brought in a few years ago meaning that you do not get a second chance after a

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  • Eight great fan gestures that backfired spectacularly

    Fernando Torres's move to Chelsea left one fan red-faced: he had changed his name to Fernando Torres just before Christmas to commemorate his devotion to Liverpool.

    We thought it provided the perfect opportunity to get all misty-eyed about crackpot fans whose extravangant gestures to prove their loyalty backfire spectacularly - starting with the aforementioned Torres:

    1. Man changes name to Fernando
    Torres weeks before transfer

    McCormack's extravagant gesture to prove his dedication to Liverpool could not
    have come at a worse time: the 36-year-old from Scunthorpe changed his name to

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  • Kit supplier’s advert backfires spectacularly

    England's kit supplier has been left with egg on its face
    after presumptuous plans for a 'Grand Slam Champions' campaign backfired.

    The men in white had been odds-on favourites to beat Ireland
    in Dublin on Saturday and secure their first Grand Slam since 2003, but an
    inspired Irish team ended that dream as they smashed England 24-8.

    The brilliance of the Irish taught a costly lesson
    to England kit supplier Nike as its promotional
    video hailing England as 'Grand Slam Champions 2011' was leaked on to the
    internet - as was a pre-match internal email seeming to take victory for granted.

    The RFU

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  • ‘Fastest OAP’ took 10-mile short cut

    Anthony Gaskell finished this year's London Marathon in the fastest time ever recorded by anyone over 65, but it has since been revealed that he took a 10-mile short cut.

    Gaskell, a 69-year-old from the Wirral in Merseyside, completed the marathon in a mere three hours and five minutes to find himself in the record books.

    The OAP was due to receive a plaque marking his achievement but, six weeks after the event, it was uncovered that he took 10 miles off the course.

    Observers questioned how a previously unknown veteran could have performed with such distinction, and an enquiry revealed he

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  • Goalkeeping’s most premature celebration

    It is often said of goalkeepers that they have nothing to lose in a penalty shoot-out. Tell that to Khalid El Askri.

    The Moroccan was between the sticks for FAR Rabat who were in action at MAS Fes in the last 16 of the Moroccan Coupe du Trone.

    The game finished 1-1 and, after 30 minutes of extra time, it went down to penalties.

    In the penalty shoot-out, El Askri stepped up to make a critical early save from Fes man Driss Belaamri.

    So happy was the stopper that he started beating his chest and, celebrating with his fans, kissing the club badge. The crowd, however, could see what El Askri had

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  • Iran threatens Olympic boycott over logo design

    Iran has threatened to boycott the London 2012 Olympics unless
    organisers agree to change the design of the logo.

    The Iranian government has lodged a formal protest with the
    International Olympic Committee over the four-year-old logo, claiming that it must be changed since it
    spells out the word 'Zion'.

    And the Middle Eastern nation has warned that it will order
    its athletes to stay at home next summer unless the logo is replaced and its
    creators asked to explain themselves.

    "As internet documents have proved, using the word Zion
    in the logo of the 2012 Olympic Games is a disgracing action and

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