Reuters Soccer Blog

Macheda highlights Serie A’s impatience with youth

April 8, 2009

Serie A clubs are understandably upset about English sides scooping up youngsters such as Federico Macheda from their academies.

Just kebabs and tea in Sivas – hence the team’s success

March 31, 2009

“There is no nightlife in Sivas,” states Sivasspor coach Bulent Uygun.

Champions League draw — your views

March 20, 2009

So, here we go again. For the fifth successive season, Liverpool will face Chelsea in the Champions League.

Benitez deal comes at perfect time for Liverpool

March 19, 2009

The news that Rafael Benitez has agreed a new deal that will keep him at Liverpool until at least 2014 could not have been better timed for the club.

Real’s Ramos unlikely to stay despite successful spell

March 18, 2009

Quite a few sceptical eyebrows were raised when Real Madrid gave Bernd Schuster the boot back in December and brought in Juande Ramos.

A Super League is a non-starter

March 18, 2009

Comments by UEFA officials that the body’s president Michel Platini is “dead set” against a European Super League must come as a huge relief to a vast majority of Europe’s clubs.

Ibrahimovic – Europe’s biggest enigma

March 16, 2009

During a typical football discussion at a Milan pub recently, a friend made a comment which really stayed with me.

Even Mourinho can’t halt Serie A decline as England dominates

March 12, 2009

The sight of Serie A sides flopping in the Champions League has become a familiar one and although the three teams eliminated this week were a little unlucky, a mental block against English opposition is developing.

Real’s problems begin in the boardroom

March 12, 2009

The Spanish press have one question on their minds following Real Madrid’s Champions League humiliation at the hands of Liverpool.