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Rickie Lambert & Mario Balotelli star in ‘Outside of the Boot’ attempts

An Outside of the Boot is a piece of skill that not every footballer is able to pull-off with perfection. It takes a level of class to complete such a move, making it difficult to execute, and so when it does come-off as intended, it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of skill in the game.

Now while our Outside of the Boot attempts aren’t always to perfection on the football pitch, we attempt to maintain the level of class & skill in our writing on this website. And when we do see it being pulled off by a professional footballer on the pitch, well, let’s just say that’s our definition of football porn. Football porn is, of course, rather different to the regular type of porn you would see on somewhere like, but in our opinion, it’s just as enjoyable.

With the World Cup warm-up games that took place last night, we saw two pieces of that skill from two footballers, that left us in awe. Two excellent uses of the Outside of the Boot. One being the usual OOTB assist, which is the most common application of the move, and the other, an absolute beauty. Rarely do we see the OOTB used in a way to smash the ball into the back of the net, but that is what we saw from Liverpool & England striker, Rickie Lambert.

The 32-yr-old received the ball from Ross Barkley, and completely smashed it in, using the Outside of his boot to absolute perfection. It put England 2-1 up against Ecuador in a warm-up game which eventually finished all-square.

The other bit of Outside of the Boot skill on the night came from Mario Balotelli. The AC Milan striker set-up Claudio Marchisio with a beautiful pin-point assist, putting Italy 1-0 up against Luxembourgh, in a game that finished in a draw as well.



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