Reuters Soccer Blog

What if Juventus or Liverpool never return to their best?

September 24, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Form is temporary, class is permanent. The phrase is often used for top players experiencing a difficult spell, but does it refer to clubs as well?

from Photographers' Blog:

Yes, my job really is this glamorous

September 23, 2010

When people ask me what I do for a living, or they hear tales from my wife about me being away at the Olympics or shooting football or golf or a Papal visit somewhere, the usual response is to tell me how glamorous my job is, rubbing shoulders with all these famous sporting and political icons and how lucky I am to get to attend all these events and call it work!

from Left field:

Things may get worse before they get better at Liverpool … but there is a glimmer of hope

September 23, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPA damp squib of a performance from Liverpool in their League Cup defeat by Northampton Town was described by The Telegraph today as one of the most humiliating nights in the club’s history.

from Left field:

Can European soccer learn from NFL on team parity?

September 22, 2010

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The NFL prides itself on ‘parity’, on the competitive balance between different clubs being close, ensuring that games are tightly-fought contests and that as many teams as possible start the season with some sort of chance of making the Super Bowl.

Brilliant Berbatov finally arrives for United

September 19, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Dimitar Berbatov chose the perfect moment to finally endear himself to the Old Trafford crowd on Sunday with a superb hat-trick that earned Manchester United a much-needed 3-2 victory over fierce rivals Liverpool.

Messi’s legacy assured in 10 years at Barcelona

By Reuters Staff
September 17, 2010

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Ten years ago to the day, Lionel Messi stepped off a plane in Barcelona as a scrawny 13-year-old blessed with extraordinary gifts but in need of a big break.

Dortmund’s yellow wall of sound

September 17, 2010

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There are places where football is primarily business and then there are places where football is fun as well as business, with the former taking precedence. Dortmund is such a place.

Champions League live blog

September 15, 2010

Real Madrid v Ajax Amsterdam is the highlight of Wednesday night’s Champions League action, with Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan among the other big teams in action. Join us here for updates.

Reuters Champions League podcast

September 14, 2010

Join us for a look at the first round of matches in the 2010-11 Champions League. Paul Radford, Neil Maidment, Owen Wyatt and Mark Meadows chew the fat with host Kevin Fylan.