Soccer Break Friday

March 25, 2011

SOCCER-EURO/SPAINIt’s gone quiet on the football news front though the sun’s still out in Europe as we await another weekend of unrelenting on-pitch drama in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Anyone out there lucky enough to be attending the Serbia v Northern Ireland match? 240 fans got the nod.

World Cup winners Spain are also playing against Czech Republic. Fascinating country Spain, full of interesting dynamics. Read here for a thorough explanation.

Sticking with politics, and Libya’s qualification for the 2012 London Olympics could be in danger after the conflict in north Africa.

Heading to South America, people are still reeling from the death of a fan over the weekend and here’s a more considered piece on Argentina’s tarnished game.

Our David Beckham blog is still attracting comments. What is your view on the former England captain? Would you pick him for England?

Last but not least, an amusing look at some of the most garish football kits of all time. What sticks in the memory for you?

Discuss all these topics and other stories in world soccer on the Reuters Soccer Facebook page. And please feel free to send us recommendations for your pick of the day’s stories.

Picture: Spain’s coach Vicente del Bosque plays with a ball during a training session at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada March 24, 2011. Spain will face the Czech Republic in a Euro 2012 qualifying match on Friday. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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On the Beckham question, I think most people would say his England days are gone now. The national team would gain little and the move could put younger players’ backs up.

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