A survey of more than 4,000 people, conducted by BBC Radio 5 Live, has found that 82% of soccer fans in England, Scotland and Wales would have no problem with having a gay player on their team. A lack of acceptance of gay players has made headlines in the NFL in recent years, and it remains a taboo subject in the European game. The first player to come out in England was Justin Fashanu in 1990.
The EFL Cup quarterfinal field is set following the completion of three more fourth-round clashes on Wednesday. Manchester United, West Ham United and Southampton join the likes of Arsenal and Liveprool in the final eight. Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City Not all Manchester derbies are created equally. If you watched all 90 minutes of Wednesday’s clash at Old Trafford, that’s undoubtedly your first takeaway. Clear-cut scoring chances were very few and very far between, particularly in the first half. United had the better of the opening 45 minutes — by the narrowest of margins — but failed to hit paydirt. Attrition Persistence paid off not long into the second half, though, as Juan Mata
It was a goal that didn't mean much to the result, but when Nacho scored Real Madrid's sixth on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey match against Cultural Leonesa, it made jaws drop and it had James Rodriguez grabbing his head in disbelief. Watch this unbelievable goal in the 7-1 win which coach Zinedine Zidane said was better than his Champions League final strike against Leverkusen in 2002. That's a tremendous goal. Acrobatic and beautiful, and the wild reaction of the players was warranted. But if we are being honest -- it wasn't even close compared to that Zidane goal from 2002. Still to this day, it is probably one of the top three goals I've ever seen. Here it is if you somehow haven't seen it.