Reuters Soccer Blog

Soccer Break Monday

March 28, 2011

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/Welcome back to another week of digesting the global game, and where better to start than with a look at the Lionel Messi effect on the sport.

Marvellous Marseille fans keep singing through the pain

February 24, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/I had been told the Stade Velodrome had a great atmosphere and after the constant noise the Marseille fans made in Wednesday’s 0-0 Champions league draw with Manchester United, I have one question – what would it be like if the stands had roofs?

Community Blog: Kindness worth more than gold

By Reuters Staff
June 17, 2010

MexicanPLKThe debate of inflated prices during the Soccer World Cup is an unending one. And in the end, what is on the price tag is entirely up to the service provider.

Community Blog: Fan parks not for the fainthearted

June 15, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/I have decided that the World Cup fan parks are not my cup of tea. I am a bit of a football snob who prefers to either watch the game at the stadium or in front of the telly where I can follow the proceedings closely.

How far should intimidating chants go?

November 24, 2009

Juventus have been fined 20,000 euros rather than receive a stadium ban for an offensive chant their fans sing about Inter Milan’s black striker Mario Balotelli.

Can Reyes win over the Atletico boo-boys?

August 26, 2009

Jose Antonio Reyes has some work to do to win over Atletico Madrid’s hardcore fans judging by the reception he received on Tuesday, when he came on as a late substitute at the Calderon in their 2-0 Champions League play-off win over Panathinaikos.

Twitter might not be harmless fun for players

August 6, 2009

The days when the details of transfer negotiations were closely guarded secrets could be coming to an end with the advent of the ‘Twitter transfer’.

Gentlemen. No swearing please!

March 10, 2009

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Gary Mabbutt said recently that he never swore once during his 19-year career that ended in 1998.

Fans fight back in Italy over signings

July 15, 2008

Poulsen has signed for Juve despite fan opposition

Amongst all the talk of football and footballers losing touch with the common fan, supporters in Italy are fighting back.

Great train journeys of Euro 2008

June 24, 2008

A Sweden fan’s disappointmentAs a reporter at Euro 2008 you’re only as good as the team or teams you are covering and after Sweden and Romania’s elimination from the finals, I was the first of the Reuters team to pack my bags and go home.