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Daily Shorts: Awful World Cup haircuts

A bold Germany fan has celebrated his team winning the World Cup by getting a pretty awful Mesut Ozil haircut. Photo / Instagram.
A bold Germany fan has celebrated his team winning the World Cup by getting a pretty awful Mesut Ozil haircut. Photo / Instagram.

A bold Germany fan has celebrated his team winning the World Cup by getting a pretty awful Mesut Ozil haircut.

Ozil continued to divide opinion with his performances at World Cup 2014, following a mixed debut season with Arsenal.

But one supporter obviously doesn't care about the criticism and he decided to get the play-maker's face shaved on his head this week.

The cut is the work of Texan stylist Rob Ferrel who hit the headlines last month with his brilliant World Cup styles including USA goalie Tim Howard.

We're not convinced this is his best work though...

Gymnast dominates American Ninja

This is Kacy Catanzaro, a five-foot tall, 45kg gymnast, who may well be the best athlete you have never heard of.

And she just became the first woman to reach the final of US television show American Ninja with this standout obstacle course performance.

Catanzaro cruises through the multiple obstacles with little difficulty and shows incredible strength and flexibility. She has also become an overnight US sensation.

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The Open 2014: man arrested over golf buggy collision at Hoylake

A man has been arrested after colliding with a security guard while attempting to drive a golf buggy out of the gates at the Open at Hoylake.

Merseyside Police said a 45-year-old man was arrested after the incident outside gate four of the site.

The security guard received a minor leg injury as the man clipped him before crashing the buggy into a barrier.

Pictures emerged on social media of the buggy, owned by the tournament organiser the R&A, on a banking outside the gate.


Say goodbye to the World Cup with this gorgeous animated highlight reel

Artist and filmmaker Richard Swarbrick creates animated highlight reels. And they are awesome. He has done one for Liverpool and the NBA and now, in his latest installment, he has turned his sights on the World Cup.

All the big goals are here; the Robin van Persie header, James Rodríguez's screamer, Dempsey's quick strike against Ghana, and Götze's World Cup winner are all rendered in animated brushstrokes set to music.
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