Reuters Soccer Blog

Why Henry’s move might not kickstart transfer window

July 14, 2010

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Barcelona’s Thierry Henry is heading to New York Red Bulls in a widely expected move but don’t think the first big post-World Cup transfer means the window will suddenly be awash with deals.

World Cup final live — Spain 1 Dutch 0 – how it happened

July 10, 2010

We’ve followed every World Cup match live here and it’s now time for the final — the Netherlands v Spain. Join us here for commentary, discussion of the game and the best photos in the world.

Uruguay’s performance not to be sneered at

July 10, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/URUGUAYUruguay’s achievement in reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 40 years was greeted by a fair amount of sneering in some sections of the media.

Losing team’s national stock markets at risk

July 10, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/By Ross Kerber

Two national market indexes that may not shine on Monday are those of Spain and the Netherlands, whose soccer teams are scheduled to meet in the World Cup’s championship game on Sunday.

Klose closes in on a record he already shares

July 10, 2010

SOCCER-WORLDA glance at the stats shows Miroslav Klose has one more chance to equal or better the all-time record for World Cup goals when Germany play the third-place game against Uruguay but the truth is he has a strong claim to be joint top-scorer already.

from The Great Debate UK:

Luck is the residue of design—even in football

July 9, 2010

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- Isaac Getz is a professor at ESCP Europe Business School and co-author of Freedom, Inc. (Crown Business, 2009). The opinions expressed are his own. -

Spain’s queen visits locker room, Puyol in towel

July 9, 2010

Spain’s Queen Sofia visited the locker room  after the national team beat  Germany 1-0 in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Most of the players got a heads up and scrambled into their clothes.

Community blog: Life without ‘2010’

July 8, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/2010 is almost over – the 2010 Soccer World Cup, that is. In South Africa, we simply referred to the greatest sporting event to hit our shores as 2010. For years since it was first announced that South Africa would organise the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the country has been collectively, and sometimes not, looking forward to the day when the world would see what the rainbow nation is about.

Sorry Germany, the oracle octopus has spoken

July 6, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/OCTOPUSThere are only three things that are certain in life — death, taxes and the World Cup predictions of a British-born octopus in western Germany.

Uruguayan passion for soccer helps make friends in distant places

July 6, 2010

URUGUAYUruguay’s run to the last four of the World Cup is something of a fairytale, despite the Luis Suarez handball incident — the tiny nation with a glorious soccer history, their squad led by a scholarly coach and a dashing striker, battling on to write a new chapter as its bigger, more illustrious neighbours fall by the wayside.