Reuters Soccer Blog

What happens in CONCACAF, stays in CONCACAF….

May 5, 2011

Visitors to the Marriot Marquis Hotel in downtown Miami on Tuesday were greeted by a typical conference ‘Welcome Desk’ in the hotel’s spacious lobby area. Behind the desk was a banner declaring the 50th Congress of CONCACAF – the governing body for football in North and Central America and the Caribbean was gathering, along with FIFA president Sepp Blatter, to review the year, discuss key issues and – top of the agenda – to decide whether to back Blatter in June’s FIFA elections or to support his opponent, Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam.

Azteca defeat exposes U.S. weaknesses

August 13, 2009

 

After a wave of optimism following their successful run in the Confederations Cup, the United States have come back down to earth with their 2-1 defeat to Mexico.

Have Peru shot themselves in the foot over Guerrero and co?

March 23, 2009

After watching a Bundesliga game in which all the goals are scored by Peruvians, it is hard to imagine that the South American country’s national team is in such a predicament.

Smaller nations scratch around for friendlies

February 13, 2009

Like so often in the modern game, arranging international friendlies is much easier if you happen to be a big and powerful footballing nation.

How to frustrate Brazil — by Robinho

September 12, 2008

Brazil playersRobinho was so keen to rub it in after Brazil’s 3-0 win over Chile on Sunday that he inadvertently gave some invaluable advice to Bolivia, their opponents in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier.