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The YouTube Top 10: Because Zizou rocks the mic like a vandal

The ugly side of the beautiful game, painful memories to inspire and some incredible hidden talents.

10. Violence in Warsaw.

Unfortunately, news of the European Championships has flooded away from the sports page for all the wrong reasons. We had brief flashes elsewhere, but the worst violence came on Tuesday night in Warsaw; prior to the clash between Russia and Poland.

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9. Actual football.

Since the ugly scenes off the pitch we’ve been treated to some beautiful football on it, not least this (almost, but not quite) Bergkamp-esque finish last night from Mario Gomez.

Excuse the video quality, UEFA are in the dark ages when it comes to releasing on-line content so some fine chap has taped it off tele.

YouTube credit: Shadynotu

8. Remember this?

Rory McIlroy gets his US Open defence under way in California this evening, here’s a handy refresher on what he was up to this time last year.

YouTube credit: Chickaldo9

7. Treble from the left (I).

In case you missed it, Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in Argentina’s oh so meaningful 4-3 win over Brazil.

YouTube credit: FootballDevilFull

6. Treble from the left (II).

Is Julian Savea about to become Messi’s (massive) rugby equivalent. He was being compared to Jonah Lomu long before he squeezed into his first All Black shirt and he only went and ground a hat-trick on his debut.

Here are all the gorey details of Irelands defeat to New Zealand, and the best part is: we still have 160 minutes to go against these brutes.

YouTube credit: rugsta15

5. Roland Garros.

Maria Sharapova and Rafa Nadal both made history at the French Open this week. So, we tossed a coin and decided.. we’d go for a video of the lovely Ms Sharapova.

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4. Cinematic sport.

We’re only past game one of the NBA finals and we already have this beutifully crafted mini-movie to enjoy. So, before you hop yourself up on caffeine to catch game two tonight, catch up on that Kevin Garnett genius here.

YouTube credit: NBABasketballHUB

3. Sporting great shows hidden talent (I).

We all know Kevin ‘Zinedine’ Kilbane was a demon for the old kick and chase, but drop a beat and, well, this happens.

YouTube credit: Conor McNamara

2. Sporting great shows hidden talent (II).

Are we laughing with Mike Tyson because we’re really quite scared? Or is this just absolutely hilarious. Both I’d imagine.

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1. Nobody expected us to match Spain in this game either.

Ben Blake has reviewed what might have been on that night in Suwon here. Time for revenge.

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Memory lane: here’s what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain

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