Reuters Soccer Blog

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.

Batista breeze replaces Maradona whirlwind

September 10, 2010

Argentina have not suddenly become world champions after beating Spain 4-1 nor have the Spanish lost the sheen of their World Cup victory.

Spain suffer Argentine embarrassment but write them off at your peril

September 8, 2010

SOCCER-FRIENDLYTrying to read anything into Spain’s 4-1 defeat in Argentina is tough considering it was a friendly. Did the world champions take it too lightly? Was Del Bosque right to field Pepe Reina in goal with fringe players Nacho Monreal, Alvaro Arbeloa and Carlos Marchena in the back four for a match that was never going to be that ‘friendly’?

Maradona made mistakes but remains fans’ favourite

July 5, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/It is 20 years since their last semi-final, 24 since their second and last title and three successive World Cups in which Argentina have been hailed as playing the best football with some of the planet’s most talented players yet fallen short.

Reuters World Cup 2010 podcast — quarter-finals (II)

July 3, 2010

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Join us for a look back at the extraordinary first two quarter-finals at the World Cup and a look forward to Germany v Argentina and Spain v Paraguay. Paul Radford, Felix Bate, Jon Bramley and Kevin Fylan argue over the merits of penalty goals in soccer and consider Ghana’s desperate misfortune.

World Cup 2010 quarter-finals podcast

June 30, 2010

Welcome to our latest Reuters 2010 World Cup podcast, as we follow the lead of the world’s most famous psychic octopus and try to predict what will happen in the quarter-finals. Kevin Fylan is joined by Paul Radford, Jon Bramley, Ken Ferris and Mr Mark Gleeson.

World Cup podcast – day 14

June 24, 2010

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Kevin Fylan, Paul Radford, Andy Cawthorne and Felix Bate discuss a few of the forthcoming second round matches at the World Cup, including the classic Germany v England.

Community Blog: Defining passion

By Reuters Staff
June 23, 2010

ArgentinafansFor four years, seven Argentinean friends saved 200 dollars each every month to attend the worlds finest sporting contest, the Fifa Soccer World Cup.

World Cup 2010 podcast – day 7

June 17, 2010

Join Mike Collett, Mark Gleeson, Simon Evans and Kevin Fylan for a little night’s look back on a long day of excellent football at the World Cup in South Africa.