Reuters Soccer Blog

Moses and Chadli become latest to ‘test drive’ a nation

January 25, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/A new phenomenon of ‘dipping a toe’ into the waters of international football is beginning to emerge, further devaluing the ultimate individual achievement in the game.

World Cup 2010 podcast – day 7

June 17, 2010

Join Mike Collett, Mark Gleeson, Simon Evans and Kevin Fylan for a little night’s look back on a long day of excellent football at the World Cup in South Africa.

‘You call this noise? What is a million vuvuzelas?’

By Reuters Staff
June 13, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/By Ruona Agbroko

If it hadn’t been for Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, the 1-0 defeat to Argentina could have been much worse for the African side. That is one reason why the Nigerian supporter contingent, even if outnumbered by the Argentinian fans, remained upbeat throught the match.

Politics plays its part at the African Nations Cup

January 17, 2010

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Being in Cabinda for the African Nations Cup should have been fun. At first, it was not, to say the least. The Togo team bus came under fire, with the assistant coach and a press officer being shot to death by a group of separatists as they were on their way to Cabinda from Pointe Noire, Congo.

Nigeria grabs age cheats by the wrists

By Mark Gleeson
July 16, 2009

The decision by Nigeria to test their under-17 players to eliminate age cheats is the first step in ridding African soccer of a long-standing blight.