Reuters Soccer Blog

Danes the winners in FIFA numbers game

By Reuters Staff
October 23, 2011

By Phil O’Connor

The calculation of the FIFA rankings may be a mystery to many soccer fans, but the football associations are well aware of the value of a high ranking.

Solbakken’s Copenhagen may be undone by own strength

By Reuters Staff
April 21, 2011

 SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/By Philip O’Connor

 It was as if Stale Solbakken’s winning machine had been taken by the moment.

Classy Wilshere looked like a Barcelona No 4 in the making

February 11, 2011

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/Scrunching up the eyes a bit, and using just a touch of imagination, watching Jack Wilshere on the ball for England against Denmark was almost like watching Xavi. It was quite a shock, in fact, to see a player in an England shirt pause, look up and think before picking out a team mate with a precise, considered pass.