Reuters Soccer Blog

Kaka’s commitment to Brazil under question

June 7, 2008

Kaka’s withdrawal from Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers later this month has raised more doubts over his commitment to playing for his country.

Gattuso needs a new challenge, but where should he go?

May 6, 2008

Gennaro Gattuso

Italian players used to stick to their own league until relatively recently.

Then Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola wowed Chelsea and the floodgates opened with the likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta and Luca Toni going abroad.

Friday afternoon question: Should Maldini, Figo and Cafu quit?

April 25, 2008

Paolo MaldiniIt is hard to know when to say goodbye

A footballer’s career is short and it can be tempting to play on as long as possible. But soccer is cruel and past achievements mean nothing when clubs plan for the future.

Ronaldinho to Milan — a perfect fit or a rescue mission too far?

April 12, 2008

Ronaldinho sitsA Ronaldinho move to AC Milan now just seems to be a matter of time, after the club and the player’s agent both announced that personal terms have been agreed.

What next for Shevchenko?

April 11, 2008

Shevchenko and DrogbaIf a footballing-loving Martian suddenly appeared, you’d be hard pressed to persuade him that Andriy Shevchenko was once the most feared striker on our planet.