To summarize, football is a simple game, but one with great strategy. It is a global community, a religion, a shared obsession which, in these more enlightened times, is a source of unity, rather than conflict. And yet, I believe the action on the field is only a small part of the story behind football’s popularity.
“Bastian Schweinsteiger has already won more than a century of caps for one of the strongest nations around and has now secured the World Cup itself. Add that to his seven league titles, numerous domestic cup trophies and a Champions League winners’ medal and his haul stacks up impressively against many of the best players to have played the sport. A fiercely committed winner, tactically astute and with the physical capacity to dictate games all day long, he is a manager’s dream and provides a perfect balance for a whole host of team-mates. The World Cup, and especially the final, is often said to separate the majestic and the great from the true echelons of world class. After a performance to rank alongside any which came before him in such a spectacular setting, Schweinsteiger can now be comfortably held in the same esteem as midfield legends from his own nation—such as Lothar Matthaus or Franz Beckenbauer—or even beyond, on the global stage.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, a true legend of the game. ”
Happy 30th Birthday Basti! (01/08/1984)
okay so if harry potter was born in 1980, and went to hogwarts in like 91, that means he was in his sixth year in 1996
do you think he knew about the spice girls? i mean.. i know he had shit going on with horcruxes that year but wannabe isn’t something that happens without you taking note of it
light rain (◡‿◡✿)
heavy rain (◕‿◕✿)
Ming Xi after Prabal Gurung FW14
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. - Natalie Dormer
90+ minutes till glory or failure
90+ minutes till la decima or disaster
Natalie Dormer attends a reception for the Best of Britain’s Creative Industries at The Foreign Office on June 30, 2014 in London, England