Reuters Soccer Blog

Who can Arsenal actually buy?

August 21, 2011

With Cesc Fabregas gone and Samir Nasri possibly on the move too, there is a lot of gloom around Arsenal at the moment and Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool did nothing to help the mood.

New Juventus stadium unique in so many ways

August 13, 2011

Juventus are due to open their new stadium next month but so far there is no name and no big-name signing to grace it.

Do Manchester United need Wesley Sneijder?

August 9, 2011

Paul Scholes may have left a huge pair of boots to fill in Manchester United’s midfield, but Alex Ferguson may not have to add a big-money signing to his squad if their performance in a captivating 3-2 Community Shield win over Manchester City is anything to go by.

Can’t win with kids? United just did.

August 8, 2011

“You can’t win anything with kids,” said former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen of Manchester United’s young team in 1995. Alex Ferguson’s troops went on to win the Premier League that season in 1996.

La Liga’s great divide

August 2, 2011

The red carpet was out in the VIP lounge at the Bernabeu last week and four immaculately-dressed Emirates air hostesses helped usher in the dignitaries as Real Madrid presented a new sponsorship agreement with the Dubai-based airline.

It’s still July and already we see a European domestic shock

July 30, 2011

Yes it’s July when people should be on beaches in Europe rather than sweltering in soccer stadiums.

Villar success highlights wider malaise

July 22, 2011

Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar could win the vote as player of the Copa America – emulating Oliver Kahn, the Germany keeper named top player at the 2002 World Cup.

Japan set new benchmark for Asia with women’s World Cup triumph

July 18, 2011

It was case of “anything you can do, I can do better” for Japan’s women footballers as they defied the odds to lift the World Cup just six months after the country’s men had captured a record fourth Asian title.

From Tranmere to Bayern Munich in a flash

By Reuters Staff
July 13, 2011

Dale Jennings may as well be called Roy of the Rovers.

The  teenage striker, who only made his first-team debut last season, completed a dream move from English League One (third division) side Tranmere Rovers to German giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

A game of three thirds in Qatar?

July 6, 2011

FIFA could allow matches at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar to be played over three 30-minute periods if temperatures in the stadiums became dangerously high for the players, a senior stadium engineer told delegates at a conference on Wednesday.