Reuters Soccer Blog

Britain’s Beijing heroes can teach soccer a thing or two

August 26, 2008

British Olympic medal winnersStanding in the reception of a Heathrow hotel watching a roll call of British gold-medal winners file past, the overriding impression was just how normal they all seemed.

Vlog on the pitch – Have England sunk to a new low?

August 21, 2008

A Steve McClaren tribute band. Wasters. Shapeless, aimless and hopeless, tactically chaotic and technically stunted, a mess from start to finish.

Lippi’s back but same Italian frailties remain

August 21, 2008

Marcello LippiWatching a rudderless Italy at Euro 2008 was like having my teeth pulled out.

Wednesday’s 2-2 friendly draw against Austria in Marcello Lippi’s first game back in charge since winning the World Cup was less painful, but serious problems persist.

English look on as Euro 2008 shows gulf in class

June 27, 2008

Daniel Guiza

In our area of London, national flags have hung in shop windows, kids have worn team shirts 24/7 and, after a couple of Euro 2008 games, complete bedlam broke out.    

Bundesliga ueber alles at Euro 2008

June 12, 2008

Ribery sits

The Bundesliga gets a bad rap at times. German clubs have for the most part failed to reach the latter stages of the Champions League in recent years, matches can sometimes seem to move in slow-motion and the officiating can be uneven or even downright scandalous (see Hoyzer, Robert).

Vlog on the pitch — time to put Rooney back centre stage

May 29, 2008

Join vlogmeister Owen Wyatt as he goes to the London College of Communication to seek opinions on Wayne Rooney’s role for England.

Vlog on the Pitch — who’d be your England captain?

May 27, 2008

Fabio Capello has named John Terry as captain for England’s friendly against the United States on Wednesday, which may be some slim consolation for that penalty miss in the Champions League final.

Vlog on the pitch – why do English players slip taking penalties?

May 22, 2008

David Beckham slipped and missed a key penalty for England against Portugal at Euro 2004 and now John Terry’s loss of footing has handed the Champions League to Manchester United.

Will trouble at UEFA Cup final be repeated in Moscow?

May 15, 2008

Scenes of riot police and bottle-throwing fans marred Wednesday’s UEFA Cup final in Manchester between Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg, who won 2-0. A Russian fan was also stabbed.

It’s not all fast cars and parties

May 14, 2008

Craig BellamyFootballers. If we aren’t reading about their exploits on the pitch, more often than not we can read about their exploits off it. Much is speculation and the rest can’t be mentioned before the watershed, but as I recently read, it’s not always bad.