Eric Beard

@BeardEric

Enjoying the game. @afootballreport founder. @AKQA creative in soccerfootball. Formerly @KICKTV. @Brookhattan forever.

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This collection of photos of African grassroots football by Jessica Hilltout is incredible: http://www.jessicahilltout.com/collections/amen.html

Europe, South America... what's the third?

Looking back at some of football's most striking images from 2012. This one, from Euro 2012's rain delay, is up there.

Ronaldo & Zidane's Match Against Poverty is tomorrow. Legendary teams, from top to bottom. Even Collina's coming out.

An artist in work drawing an artist in work. How captured Zizou, step-by-step: http://bit.ly/leydonzizou

BREAKING ": Larry David has been appointed as Boca Juniors manager again. http://t.co/NCgi4C6g"

Arsenal are struggling, but their holiday schedule could hardly be more ideal. Expecting a run of form to start tonight

Powerful. Poignant. ": Referee holds 'Respect' armband as defense against manager http://t.co/TwtaaJdy"

I want the to succeed, but come on, at least give the teams a chance to look professional

The list is almost complete. Here's your chance to highlight the year's #BestFootballWriting: http://bit.ly/bestwriting2012

Enjoyed this Euro 2012 review with Del Bosque: http://youtu.be/_ERvQO4ndyQ Enjoyed it more with YouTube's automatic captions:

Captain Tsubasa will forever be the king of onomatopoeia

I genuinely have no idea what to make of this

Forming a team for a winter league in NYC. Needed a name / excuse to wear a hat. Landed on this glorious combo.

Brilliant to see a series of 's drawings being used to promote 's new GS2 boot. Well deserved.

Clint Dempsey has been named one of 's "Americans of the Year": http://www.esquire.com/features/americans-2012/clint-dempsey-1212

Indeed, Vélez is awesome. Nonchalantly going the 'Més Que..." route. Snapped this in stadium.

Can we do like this all the time?

Tampa x are on the radar!