Reuters Soccer Blog

It’s still July and already we see a European domestic shock

July 30, 2011

Yes it’s July when people should be on beaches in Europe rather than sweltering in soccer stadiums.

Soccer Break: Wednesday

April 13, 2011


So this week’s Champions League quarter-final action is over and the semi-finals are set up. As expected Real Madrid strolled through their second-leg against Spurs and will now face Barcelona. The Spanish giants are set to clash four times in 18 days, including Saturday’s La Liga match at the Bernabeu and the King’s Cup final on April 20 in Valencia.

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.

Scotland on their way back to London, but England match must wait a while

March 15, 2011

tartanScotland’s soccer team return to London for the first time since 1999 at the end of this month — but they won’t be playing England at Wembley.

Exploding egg just the first of Broadfoot’s troubles

May 22, 2009

Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot is an unlucky man.

Earlier this month, the 25-year-old Scotland international was taken to hospital after an egg he was microwaving exploded. He was trying to poach the egg but hot liquid squirted out when he opened the microwave door, burning his cheek.

East Stirlingshire give up on fair play convention

April 8, 2009

I’m not sure if Alex Ferguson would approve of a decision taken by one of his old clubs but East Stirlingshire, where he began his managerial career as a 32-year-old in 1974, have just taken a very controversial stand against “sporting behaviour”.

Is Scotland’s life ban for Rangers duo too harsh?

April 3, 2009

Rangers players Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor will no longer be considered for Scotland duty in a shock decision from the country’s FA.

Would a unified Britain have won more than one World Cup?

February 11, 2009

Resistance to plans for a unified British soccer team for the 2012 London Olympics means the idea may well be a one-off, if it gets off the ground at all.

Old Firm big fish can’t swim outside small pond

November 26, 2008

You shouldn’t laugh, but it’s hard not to after the mighty Old Firm, soccer’s biggest domestic bullies, once again found they were not so tough when they are allowed into the big boys’ playground.