Reuters Soccer Blog

from FaithWorld:

Muslims angry at German soccer club over song

August 4, 2009

German Muslims have inundated one of the country's top soccer teams, Schalke 04, with complaints about a verse in the club's anthem which, they say, is disparaging towards the Prophet Mohammad.

Can Magath wake Germany’s sleeping giant?

May 12, 2009

It was clear from the start that Felix Magath’s move to VfL Wolfsburg in 2007, after winning consecutive league and cup doubles with Bayern Munich, was a step backwards before another big step forward.

Kuranyi’s disappearing act given mixed reception

October 13, 2008

Kevin KuranyiThe great and the good of German soccer have been quick to condemn Kevin Kuranyi after the Schalke 04 striker walked away from the national team at the weekend.

A ‘Sofa-meister’ in Germany?

April 28, 2008

You’re going bald, son!

Bayern Munich could win the Bundesliga championship this weekend without even kicking a ball.

Are sponsored stadiums worth it?

April 22, 2008

Juventus are to become the first Italian club to have their stadium sponsored.

The concept is so alien to Italians that Juve had to hold a presentation in Milan this week to explain what it was all about, and to look for sponsors. I went along hoping to speak to the directors about potential transfers but most of my Italian colleagues asked question after question about this strange new marketing trend.

Bad times return to Camp Nou

April 8, 2008

Henry takes a breatherOn Sunday night, after five years of calm, Barcelona fans finally exploded. The white handkerchiefs — a common way of showing frustration in Spain’s stadiums — were out, against the club president, the coach, the players … anybody involved in what seems set to be a second straight trophy-less year.

Should Rijkaard have his parachute ready?

April 2, 2008

Rijkaard hugs BojanIt was just like old times for me covering Frank Rijkaard’s press conferences either side of Barcelona’s Champions League win over Schalke, as another Dutch coach got the Louis van Gaal treatment from the media.