This episode premiered first in Latin America, on March 29, 2010.
In Brazil, this episode was rerun in June 2010, as part of the FIFA World Cup marathon, where the Nicktoons competed and the most voted by the public would win. "The Fairly OddParents" was the winner, beating shows like "SpongeBob", maybe because the other shows had no soccer-themed episodes.
One odd thing about this episode is that except for the Dimmsdale Victims cry "Not in the Face", none of Timmy's teammates say anything, including Timmy's friends Chester, A.J., Sanjay, or Elmer. Even when Timmy kicks the ball from Chester and heads towards the opposing team's goal, Chester looks surprised, but still says nothing.
This is one of the only episodes where Timmy doesn't make a wish. The reason is that the wish would probably have been related to soccer but because he was in a compitition he could not make any wishes because it is against Da Rules.
Mr. Turner ripping of his own hair is similar to what he did in Channel Chasers.