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  • Leo Messi scores blindfolded with the help of Spanish Paralympic team

    Even with a blindfold on, the Argentinian can’t stop scoring.Even with a blindfold on, the Argentinian can’t stop scoring.

    Lionel Messi was challenged to score a penalty while blindfolded.

    This video was filmed with the Spanish national 5-a-side blind football team, and it showed just how difficult this task can be, even for professional footballers.

    The Barca players involved were given blindfolds and shown the tricks of the trade by their counterparts. In the clip, they were also taught how how to connect with the ball, which rattles when it is kicked.

    The players were later challenged to a kickabout and penalty shootout contest, all while blindfolded. Considering that Messi fluffed a crucial penalty for Argentina against Chile in the Copa America final, how did he do this time? Watch and see.

     

    Mark Wahlberg visits Tottenham’s Delli Alli

    Actor Mark Wahlberg has recently taken a trip to White Hart Lane and immediately put his name in Tottenham folklore as he revealed that he did not like the club's biggest rivals, Arsenal. ​In a video posted on Tottenham's official Twitter page, Wahlberg is seen performing in front of the camera as he stirs up the intense rivalry between Spurs and their north London rivals. ICYMI: @mark_wahlberg showing his colours at WHL yesterday with @Dele_Alli, @Vorm_Official and @LedleyKing! #COYS...Actor Mark Wahlberg has recently taken a trip to White Hart Lane and immediately put his name in Tottenham folklore as he revealed that he did not like the club's biggest rivals, Arsenal. ​In a video posted on Tottenham's official Twitter page, Wahlberg is seen performing in front of the camera as he stirs up the intense rivalry between Spurs and their north London rivals. ICYMI: @mark_wahlberg showing his colours at WHL yesterday with @Dele_Alli, @Vorm_Official and @LedleyKing! #COYS...

    Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg recently paid a surprise visit to Tottenham’s training ground in early September.

    Wahlberg posted a photo of him with Deli Alli, Michel Vorm and Ledley King at White Hart Lane.

    The star was in London to film scenes for the next

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  • Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka in awkward initiation ceremony

    Futbolita is a Yahoo Sports blog that brings you the latest insights and gossip from football leagues around the world.

    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is loving life at the Premier League side and has set his sights on winning trophies.Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is loving life at the Premier League side and has set his sights on winning trophies.

    Arsenal’s new signing Granit Xhaka recently took part in a traditional initiation ceremony for the club.

    The midfielder was forced to stand on a chair in front of his teammates during dinner, and sing a tune of his choice. 

    A welcome “ceremony” like this is quite common in football for new players who have just joined a club or who are answering their first international call-up. 

    For example, the Brazilian national team often invites new players to stand on a chair to say a speech, declaring their “moment of pride” to their teammates. 

    Xhaka, who is Swiss-Albanian, chose to serenade his new teammates with a traditional song instead in his native language.

    The player’s awkward singing was captured on video by reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who cheekily posted this clip on Twitter.

    Although nobody on the table seemed to understand the lyrics, Xhaka was belting

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