Reuters Soccer Blog

Would Gilardino really suit Juventus?

January 3, 2011

SOCCER-ITALY/The January transfer window is up and running with Serie A appearing to be ahead of other leagues for early deals.

UPDATE: Controversial Champions League gives way to Predictions League!

February 22, 2010

Well the fight for fourth spot in the Premier League looks like being one of the most intriguing battles in Europe as we near the latter stages of the season. Tottenham and Aston Villa won but Manchester City drew 0-0 with Liverpool in a drab game to leave it all as close as an Olympic downhill.

No Great Escape for Liverpool

November 24, 2009

Liverpool hopes of one more great Champions League escape were dashed on Tuesday night, as Fiorentina sealed their place alongside Olympique Lyon with a 1-0 win over the French side, leaving the English team’s 1-0 success against Debrecen irrelevant.

By Jove! Jovetic gives Liverpool a hair-raising fright

September 30, 2009

He looks a bit like Screech from that U.S show “Saved by the Bell”, but there is nothing clumsy about Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic.

from Left field:

Soccer trumps rugby in Florence

September 9, 2009

It had long been decided that Italy's rugby team would host world champions South Africa in Florence on Saturday Nov. 21.

Vukcevic takes his shirt off, lets the side down

August 19, 2009

Has there ever been a more stupid and pointless sending off than  Simon Vukcevic’s dismissal for Sporting against Fiorentina in the Champions League play-off round on Tuesday night?

Gilardino handball goal ban sets interesting precedent

October 28, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine the scenario. FIFA decides to use post-match video evidence at the 1986 World Cup. After Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-final, the Argentinian is banned for two matches and the course of football history changes.