VICE Sports World News Roundup: August 6
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VICE Sports World News Roundup: August 6

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August 6, 2015, 12:15pm

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It's the 6th of August, 2015, and Sepp Blatter is still president of FIFA.

Aron Johannsson is officially a Bundesliga player. It's a step up for him and a big signing for the league in general, which will receive unprecedented attention in the USA this year, thanks to its new Fox broadcasting deal.

Proud and honored to be joining @werderbremen #AJ9 #Nike
— Aron Jóhannsson (@aronjo20) August 5, 2015

River Plate won the Copa Libertadores, beating Tigres 3-0 on aggregate. The win included the following.

Gotta love a goal that starts with a nutmeg. River up 1-0
— Nando Vila (@nandorvila) August 6, 2015

In a much less important match, Barcelona beat Roma in a preseason tournament. Not only did Messi freak out, headbutt, and then choke an opponent, but Ivan Rakitic did this:

You tell me what's more violent: what Messi did or this?
— Church of Soccer (@churchofsoccer) August 5, 2015

Several records have been broken already at the International Swimming Federation World Championships. Here's one I missed: A 10-year-old named Alzain Tareq became the youngest athlete in competition history when she competed in the 50 meter freestyle event for Bahrain.

With Abou Diaby gone from Arsenal, Jack Wilshere is doing his best to fill the void left by the always-injured midfielder. Wilshire broke his leg in training and is set to miss the first 8 weeks of the season.

Photo of the Day

Sebastian Giovinco continues to dominate MLS like few players (maybe none) have ever dominated before. Here he is last night, mid hat trick.