Optical Illusions Now Include England's Phantom Goal

soccerUnless I'm sitting at BMO Field, I couldn't care less about soccer, unless it's World Cup soccer. Every four years these games suddenly become scheduled viewing for me. I was pumped tuning into England vs. Germany this morning, and couldn't believe how exciting a match it was.

With England down 2-1, you know what happened. It inspired this fantastic new optical illusion.


[via The Daily What]

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FIFA must come out of its 19th century mentality. Firstly, how about a CLOCK which is stopped like basketball and football when the action ceases. Play each half for EXACTLY 45 minutes seen by fans and players(none of this "stoppage time" added on which may or may not be adequate.) and this way, a review of a goal (or offside?) can be taken. Officiating in this W.C. has been pretty shabby.

June 27, 2010 @ 9:33 PM


While I feel that FIFA should use video replay or other technologies, I like the fact that the clock doesn't stop. The game flows smoothly. The game finishes faster than an NHL hockey game despite having an extra 30 minutes of playing time. A goal in soccer can be reviewed in under a couple of minutes tops, which can be made up in stoppage time.

June 28, 2010 @ 7:01 PM

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