Reuters Soccer Blog

Does the captaincy really matter in football?

January 8, 2009

Here’s a question for you: Who is Manchester United’s official club captain?

The hullabaloo surrounding the England cricket skipper has shown how different the role is in the two sports.

It will take more than Huntelaar to save Real’s season

December 3, 2008

Real Madrid appear to need more than the couple of ‘youngsters with a future’ their president Ramon Calderon has promised for January if their season is not going to drift away from them.

Have Real Madrid lost their transfer market mojo?

September 3, 2008

Van der Vaart and Schuster

Have the nine-times European champions Real Madrid lost their pulling power, or did they just play the market badly this time?

Spain’s non-galacticos deliver deserved triumph

June 30, 2008

Spain celebrate euro 2008 win

Spain made winning Euro 2008 look decidedly easy, but a major tournament triumph does not come by accident. Here’s how Spain’s first big title in 44 years came about.

Spain win Euro 2008 after 44 years of hurt – your views

June 29, 2008

Fernando Torres scores

It took 44 years but Spain are finally European champions once again.

A well-taken first half goal from Fernando Torres sealed a 1-0 win over Germany in an open, attacking final which summed up the whole of Euro 2008.

English look on as Euro 2008 shows gulf in class

June 27, 2008

Daniel Guiza

In our area of London, national flags have hung in shop windows, kids have worn team shirts 24/7 and, after a couple of Euro 2008 games, complete bedlam broke out.    

Hiddink factor should give Spain pause for thought

June 25, 2008

Hiddink celebrates

Spain are trying to keep the lid on the euphoria after their breaking their quarter-final curse with a penalty shoot-out victory over world champions Italy.

Vlog on the pitch – A view of Spain’s victory from Cadiz

June 23, 2008

Vlog on the pitch host Owen Wyatt travels to Cadiz to bring us his view of Spain’s penalty shootout victory over Italy in the Euro 2008 quarter-final.

Theatricals starting to spoil the football

June 23, 2008

Villa gets a yellow card

When I go to the theatre, I wouldn’t expect to see a soccer match break out on stage.
And so when I’m watching a soccer match I don’t want to see theatrics.

Group winners pay the price for rotation at Euro 2008

June 22, 2008

Three drama-filled quarter-finals and three group winners are gone. Spain should be worried.