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New Juventus stadium unique in so many ways

August 13, 2011

Juventus are due to open their new stadium next month but so far there is no name and no big-name signing to grace it.

Serie A is not as good as it thinks it is

March 4, 2011

SOCCER-ITALY/Serie A leaders AC Milan visit Juventus this weekend in one of the showcase matches of the Serie A season but hardly anyone is expecting a “good game”.

Thierry Henry interview

February 28, 2011

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Former Arsenal, Barcelona and France striker Thierry Henry is loving life in the United States and wants to see New York Red Bulls develop identity as an attractive passing football team but he also hankers after an eventual return to Arsenal in some role in the future.

Soccer Break – Monday edition

February 28, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPHello and welcome to Reuters Soccer Blog’s new daily digest where we’ll recommend some of the best stories on the internet for you to read over morning coffee/afternoon tea/cocktails (depending on your time zone).

Would Juve not be better off selling Buffon?

January 26, 2011

SOCCER-ITALY/Juventus need a striker desperately but don’t want to bust their budget and yet have two top goalkeepers.

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.

Why can’t divers be punished immediately?

October 25, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Juventus winger Milos Krasic dived to win a penalty in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Bologna. We know this because his team mates have admitted it, even if the replay evidence was pretty clear anyway. No contact at all and no slip.

What if Juventus or Liverpool never return to their best?

September 24, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Form is temporary, class is permanent. The phrase is often used for top players experiencing a difficult spell, but does it refer to clubs as well?

Are AC Milan now Serie A favourites?

September 3, 2010

As the dust settles after the end of the transfer window, Italian soccer fans are gradually coming to terms with a possible shift in power at the top.

Should Europa League winners qualify for the Champions League?

May 13, 2010

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Rules and competition formats which apply to other sports can rarely be implemented in soccer but UEFA may want to have a look at the benefits of a European club basketball formula if it is to further improve the Europa League.