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Street football, or street soccer, is played on a concrete pitch or outdoors on makeshift courts. A fast-paced, short-sided game, it melds together a high degree of skill, personal style, and quick decision-making. Already a global phenomenon, street football has been a training ground for some of the world’s greatest ballers.

Storelli Enlists Champions League Pros for Football Fight Club

In what may be the most elaborate shinguard commercial to date, the Brooklyn-based merchandiser Storelli, which specializes in protective soccer gear, sent two high-profile footballers into the dark, seedy...

What If Cristiano Ronaldo Lost His Mojo? Nike Investigates in “The Switch”

"The Switch" puts the ultimate player to the ultimate test in this Nike ad alongside a bevy of professional footballers making cameo appearances. Champions League and European Cup winner Cristiano...

The San Diego Scene: SoCal Street Ball and the Latest Neymar Jr.’s Five

Local and traveling footballers gathered over the weekend at Waterfront Park in San Diego for the latest edition of Neymar Jr.’s Five Tournament. Teams battled it out for a chance to win a trip...
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11-Year-Old Shiou is Giving Pannas and Taking Names

Eleven-year-old prodigy Shiou from Japan has been turning heads in the street football world with his impressive moves. Though he suffered an unexpected loss in the recent Pannahouse Invitationals, his advanced ...
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Urban Lens: Playing Football in the Amazon Rainforest

In the football-crazed country of Brazil, or "o País do Futebol," the enduring and common bond of the game extends even to the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon...
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#GlobalCityFans Features L.A. Diehards in Latest Episode, with a Nod to Street Football and Futsal

Even if you're not a hardcore fan of English Premier team Manchester City, you'll appreciate this latest GlobalCityFans episode featuring the vibrant and diverse football culture in Los Angeles (and an interview with Urban Pitch...
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Going Behind the Curtain of Guerrilla FC’s Impending Takeover of San Francisco — and the Rest of the Country

Already established in multiple major metropolitan areas in the world, Guerrilla FC has recently extended its roots to San Francisco, and looks to introduce the Bay Area to a...
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Urban Lens: The ZZ10 Playground is a Beacon Inside One of Paris’ Largest Banlieues

Nestled in the shadows of the Stade de France in Saint-Denis is a much smaller, yet just as important playing field. Opened last summer in honor of the 20-year...
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Heard on the Street: At the Manchester City Trophy Tour Stop in Atlanta

Celebrating the six domestic trophies won across its men's and women's teams last season, the Manchester City Trophy Tour made its stop in Atlanta last weekend. Featuring a re-creation...

The Adidas Tango League is All About Raw Talent and Street Skill

On Thursday night, Adidas hosted the L.A. leg of their Tango League tournament, a worldwide campaign that gathers young talent from around the globe in a rapid-fire, intense 5-a-side street...
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Latvia’s Elite Talent Show Off Their Skills at the 2018 Ghetto Football Superfinals

Comprising of only the best ballers in Latvia, the Ghetto Football Superfinals is the culmination of an entire season of hard-fought matches throughout the country. In the Latvian capital...
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Top 10 Tekkers: Hot Moves for the Cold Winter

As we slowly approach the bitter cold of winter, we thought it'd be fitting to warm things up with some of the hottest tekkers from the past few weeks....
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LAFC Unites Fans and Ballers with Supporters Cup

I don't get it. Is it 2018 already? That would explain why a club that has yet to play a game in the MLS or officially sign a player is...
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Copenhagen Panna House to Host One-of-a-Kind Pannahouse Invitationals, Featuring World’s Elite Street Talent

The Pannahouse Invitationals is the world's premiere panna competition for high-level street footballers and panna specialists. Returning for a second year, the tournament features 1v1 and 3v3 play for...

Nike Soccer App Review: The Speed Touch

This week in our Nike App review series, we take on a drill that requires only a wall, football, and couple of friends. The Speed Touch is a variation...

The Kobe Mambacurials are More Proof Nike Thinks Street Soccer is the Next Street Ball

In two days, Nike's Kobe 11 “Mambacurial” will be available in select Nike outlets in another soccer-inspired line that combines football with iconic basketball figures. The Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low FCB...
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Urban Spotlight: From the Street to the Stadium, Miguel Sanchez and the New Breed of Crossover Players

The United States is currently experiencing a wave of enthusiasm for the beautiful game that's different from previous attempts to increase its popularity. Three professional men's divisions, the women's professional NWSL, a new ...
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The Roundup: The Biggest Upcoming Freestyle, Futsal, and Street Football Events

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal, and street football events across the globe.  Are...
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Urban Lens: A Day at the Beach in Porto, Portugal

The second largest city in Portugal, Porto is blessed with a coastline of long, clean, sandy beaches. The popular beach spot Praia de Matosinhos attracts a young, sporty crowd and...
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The Round-Up: Coming Up in Street Football, Futsal, and Freestyle

Looking to play some futsal or street football this February? Check out some of the top futsal, street football, and freestyle events coming up in your neighborhood! Futsal of Tulsa...

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