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

By Reuters Staff
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)

from Photographers' Blog:

Goodbye to hell

April 20, 2011

In the second half of the 2010-2011 Turkish football season Galatasaray moved to its new home ground in Istanbul, the Turk Telekom Arena, a 52,000-seat multi-purpose stadium replacing the Ali Sami Yen Stadium.

from Reuters Investigates:

Will Brazil be ready for kick off?

March 28, 2011

SOCCER-LATAM/Everybody knows Brazil is booming these days. But they don’t always see the dark side of that progress: some of the world’s worst traffic jams, blackouts, and trucks that sit in lines for several days at harvest time because seaports are so full.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break – Monday edition

February 28, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPHello and welcome to Reuters Soccer Blog's new daily digest where we'll recommend some of the best stories on the internet for you to read over morning coffee/afternoon tea/cocktails (depending on your time zone).

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

FIFA takes agenda by scruff of the snood

February 4, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/There will be a lot of fashion-conscious footballers holding their breath for item “V.1.b” at the International Football Association Board’s annual meeting next month.