Soccer Break Thursday
But what about Tottenham Hotspur fans. Are you worried your star man’s recent struggles with injury could hamper your club’s Champions League quarter-final chances against Real Madrid?
There are of course plenty of qualifiers this weekend so read our preview for all the latest.
Anna on the Italian Soccer Serie A has picked what she reckons might be Italy’s team to play Slovenia in Friday’s Euro 2012 qualifier having spied on Cesare Prandelli’s training sessions. Read more here.
Our man Simon Evans in Miami has written a blog on a player familiar with Spurs, Real, and Euro qualifiers. Read on for the latest on David Beckham’s US adventure.
Over in San Francisco, spare a thought for a referee on the receiving end of a player’s anger.
Back in Europe, the Barcelona Football Blog has an interesting piece entitled ‘The Quandary of Bojan Krkic’. He looked to be heading for big things not so long ago but now might be up for sale.
And finally in England, the great long-standing debate about…standing. Where do you stand? I remember once propping myself up at Craven Cottage in the non-seating area, good times, but are the horrors of stadium disasters like Hillsborough still too recent a memory?
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Picture: Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale watches play during their Champions League soccer match against Werder Bremen at White Hart Lane in London November 24, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez