from Photographers' Blog:

From the Quake to the Cup

February 8, 2012

By Mariana Bazo

Nearly 300 Haitians are stuck in Inapari, a tiny Peruvian village on the border with Brazil. They are victims of the 2010 earthquake in their country and traveled weeks chasing their dream of simply getting a job. They believe that in Brazil the upcoming World Cup is creating great opportunities.

from Left field:

Boca put River in their place

January 27, 2012

By Rex Gowar

The result of the year’s first "superclasico" was logical with first division champions Boca Juniors beating second-division River Plate 2-0.

from Mark Meadows:

Reuters Soccer blog merges with Left Field

January 15, 2012

Dear readers,

The Reuters Soccer blog is merging with our sister site, Left Field -- Reuters' global sports analysis and opinion page.

from Mark Meadows:

Real’s psychological barrier key to Barca’s 3-1 win

December 11, 2011

By Drazen Jorgic

Annoyingly for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, the supposed plot line of  El Clasico on Saturday did not follow the script. The much-anticipated power shift from Catalunya to Madrid did not take place and his team are back to the drawing board as far as playing against Barcelona is concerned.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Fergie the old hand shows softer side…for a bit

August 27, 2011

By Simon Hart

For a brief moment, it seemed Sir Alex Ferguson really might be mellowing with age.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

No, wait! I wanted the FUN seats!

July 21, 2011

Blog Guy, I'm a faithful reader of your blog and I'm hoping you can use your influence to get me tickets to the Copa America soccer matches now underway in Argentina.

from Environment Forum:

The power of a soccer ball

July 18, 2011

Anyone who watched the women's World Cup final might have wondered if it's possible to harness that pure human energy. Turns out, it is. There's enough power in a soccer ball to light the night -- or at least a part of it.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

From Tranmere to Bayern Munich in a flash

July 13, 2011

Dale Jennings may as well be called Roy of the Rovers.

The  teenage striker, who only made his first-team debut last season, completed a dream move from English League One (third division) side Tranmere Rovers to German giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

from Good, Bad, and Ugly:

We’re your new neighbors

June 15, 2011

Bangladesh says FIFA refuses to move Pakistan game

DHAKA (Reuters) - FIFA has turned down a proposal from Bangladesh to relocate their World Cup 2014 qualifier from violence-hit Pakistan to Dhaka, the country's football federation president said on Monday.

from FaithWorld:

Argentina’s soccer team settles outstanding debt with the Virgin

May 30, 2011

(Sergio Batista, head coach of the Argentine national soccer team, in Buenos Aires May 16, 2011/Enrique Marcarian)