Reuters Soccer Blog

from Africa News blog:

Togo need a miracle

By Mark Gleeson
March 6, 2009

It is hard to fathom what the motivation for Jean Thissen’s decision would be. He takes on the job as national team coach of Togo just over two weeks before the resumption of Africa’s World Cup qualifiers and with the very real prospect of having to do without his best player.

Vlog on the Pitch talks title racing with Wenger

February 27, 2009

Join vlogmeister Owen Wyatt as he takes the plunge and asks John Arne Riise whether he’s still a better player than Andrea Dossena, the man who replaced him at Anfield.

So are we set for another all-English Champions League final?

February 26, 2009

There’s still a long way to go to the final in Rome but from what we saw over the first legs of the opening knock-out round of the Champions League a lot of people will be expecting another all-English affair at the Olympic Stadium.

from Left field:

Sports picture of the day

February 17, 2009

Split seconds count in sports photography. Reuters Sports Pictures editor Greg Bos thinks London-based photographer Eddie Keogh captured the moment perfectly when former Arsenal captain William Gallas went head over heels to the ground during an FA Cup match.

Liverpool hopes rest entirely on Torres

February 6, 2009

We all have those items that we simply cannot afford to lose, your wallet, phone, house keys, mp3 player etc, but for Rafa Benitez he will have to find space in his thoughts, if not on the bedside table, for his priceless Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

Arshavin: the last man through the window may be slow to adapt

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2009

Arsenal’s signing of Russia’s most talented player Andrei Arshavin on the final day of the transfer window (just about) brought an end to months of speculation, but will he or any of the other January transfers make an impact in what is left of the Premier League season?

Ashley Cole’s word of advice on autobiographies

January 29, 2009

Chelsea are back up to second in the Premier League ahead of Sunday’s glamour clash at Liverpool, but life as a professional footballer is not always so rosy – especially if you write a book.

The sad case of Patrick Vieira

January 22, 2009

Portsmouth are interested in bringing Inter Milan’s Patrick Vieira back to England.

Here’s a simple way to stop fixture fuming

January 4, 2009

Somebody must have bought Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger a calculator each for Christmas because both managers have done their sums and criticised the Premier League’s fixture programme.