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Thierry Henry interview

February 28, 2011

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Former Arsenal, Barcelona and France striker Thierry Henry is loving life in the United States and wants to see New York Red Bulls develop identity as an attractive passing football team but he also hankers after an eventual return to Arsenal in some role in the future.

“Big Ziggy” primed to keep Birmingham up

February 28, 2011

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With Europe beckoning and their first trophy since 1963, Birmingham City fans have a lot to get excited about.

“Nothing here and nothing there”

February 28, 2011

Rex Gowar in Argentina on how Boca’s fans turned on their team.

Riquelme celebrates after scoring against Bolivia

Bewildered Boca Juniors, their promising wins in mid-season friendlies a distant memory, are grappling with tactics that led to fans turning against them during Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to modest All Boys.

Real suffering Ronaldo-dependency in their pursuit of silverware

February 28, 2011

Mark Elkington in Madrid on Real’s over-reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo

SOCCER-SPAIN/Jose Mourinho´s chances of repeating last season´s treble winning campaign with Inter Milan at Real Madrid depend, in part, on him breaking the side´s reliance on the world’s most expensive player, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Arsenal fans must keep their faith in Wenger

February 28, 2011

Mike Collett in London on why Arsenal fans should back their manager

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPArsene Wenger is the most successful manager Arsenal have ever had, but unhappy fans have very short memories and incredible as it may seem, some Arsenal supporters were calling for his head on Monday.

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).

Falcioni takes tough choice

February 26, 2011

Rex Gowar in Buenos Aries on a tough decision taken by Boca Juniors’ new coach.

Marvellous Marseille fans keep singing through the pain

February 24, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/I had been told the Stade Velodrome had a great atmosphere and after the constant noise the Marseille fans made in Wednesday’s 0-0 Champions league draw with Manchester United, I have one question – what would it be like if the stands had roofs?

Barcelona beset by injuries at crucial stage

February 23, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/Like many of Europe’s biggest clubs, Barcelona find themselves at a crucial point of the season, with their hopes in two of the three competitions they are contesting in the balance.

Not quite a feast of football in tasty Lyon

February 23, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/It was my first trip to Lyon to see Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid and though I knew what to expect on the field given the Spanish side’s troubles here in the past, I had no idea what the city or its famed cuisine would be like.