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Reuters World Cup podcast — quarter-finals (I)

July 2, 2010

Join us for an in-depth look at the first two World Cup quarter-finals, Netherlands v Brazil and Uruguay v Ghana, with our soccer experts Paul Radford, Owen Wyatt, Felix Bate, Mark Gleeson, Helen Popper and Kevin Fylan.

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.

Don’t blame the referees, blame the players

June 21, 2010

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I watched the Brazil v Ivory Coast match in the bar of a Cape Town media hotel on Sunday and, not that it was really needed, was given another reminder of what an impossible job referees have in modern football.

Reuters World Cup podcast – day 4

June 14, 2010

Join us for a late, late podcast from day four at the World Cup in South Africa … a frank look at some of the not so fantastic games we had today and a preview of Brazil v North Korea. Mark Gleeson, Theo Ruizennar, Pete Rutherford and Brian Homewood are the night’s victims.

A rare bright moment for North Koreans

By Reuters Staff
June 14, 2010

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Soccer is subversive in North Korea. The North Korean authorities, who try their best to keep the masses in the dark about what goes on in the rest of the world, cannot suppress news about soccer.

Will America ever love soccer like Brazilians?

By Dan Friedman
June 10, 2010

brazilfan2The following is a guest post by Dan Friedman, a former captain of the Cambridge University soccer team, a contributor to the New York Times soccer blog and a qualified New Jersey soccer coach. He is also the Arts and Culture editor for the Jewish Daily Forward. The opinions expressed are his own.

World Cup 2010 podcast 1

June 8, 2010

Check out our first, slightly low-tech podcast featuring assorted Reuters football stattos Paul Radford, Mike Collett, Brian Homewood and the voice of African football, Mark Gleeson.

World Cup squad news: Capello calls on Carragher, Ronaldinho left out

May 11, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Fabio Capello has announced his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup and the big news is that Jamie Carragher is back, while there is no place for Bobby Zamora or Owen Hargreaves.

FIFA cannot afford another ticketing mess in 2014

April 30, 2010

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One of the strangest experiences I ever had in a football stadium was at the Club World championship in Brazil in 2000.

What’s happening with Adriano?

March 9, 2010

Ireland's Stephen Kelly (R) tackles Brazil's Adriano during their international friendly soccer match at Emirates Stadium in London March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

When everyone thought Adriano had definitively left his off-field problems behind and was on the way to becoming once again one of the most feared strikers in the world, writes Pedro Fonseca, the Brazil international is showing that his personal fragility still haunts him.