Reuters Soccer Blog

Chelsea can still feel positive despite Torres miss

September 19, 2011

Fernando Torres woke up to mocking headlines on Monday after his open goal howler against Manchester United but there were signs at Old Trafford that the Spaniard is beginning to rediscover the form that prompted Chelsea to sign him from Liverpool for 50 million pounds.

Egyptian soccer at a crossroads as Bradley jets in

By Mark Gleeson
September 17, 2011

Cairo giants Al Ahli’s elimination from the African Champions League at the weekend is the latest blow for soccer in Egypt and their golden generation.

Will Gasperini last at Inter?

September 15, 2011

Many sceptical Inter Milan fans will tell you they could see their dreadful start to the season coming as soon as Gian Piero Gasperini was surprisingly named as coach.

Champions League kicks off but is there only one winner?

September 12, 2011

Can any team steal Barcelona’s Champions League crown this term?

The easy answer is no.

They were so strong last season that even the final against a good Manchester United side was a stroll.

Might misfiring Torres miss out on Euro 2012?

September 7, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Mark Elkington in Madrid raises the prospect of out-of-sorts striker Fernando Torres missing out on the Euro 2012 finals as competition for places heats up.

Are Barca and Real killing Spanish football?

August 30, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Mark Elkington in Madrid ponders the opening round of matches in La Liga and what it underlined about the growing domination of the big two.

What is Arsenal’s future?

August 29, 2011

By Zoran Milosavljevic in Belgrade

It is a bit early to single out Manchester rivals United and City as the only title contenders this season, but it appears highly likely that Arsenal will not be among the chasing pack now headed by the new-look Liverpool and Chelsea.

Fergie the old hand shows softer side…for a bit

August 27, 2011

By Simon Hart

For a brief moment, it seemed Sir Alex Ferguson really might be mellowing with age.

River Plate still making waves outside top flight

August 27, 2011

By Rex Gowar

River Plate were relegated, they play in the B Nacional championship, their profile has sunk: Right, right, wrong.

Real fans still in love with controversial Mourinho

August 24, 2011

Jose Mourinho was given a rapturous reception by the Real Madrid faithful when his side entertained Galatasaray in a friendly on Wednesday.