Reuters Soccer Blog

Premature move for Swiss prodigy Ben Khalifa?

October 7, 2010

SOCCER-EUROPE/SWITZERLANDThe Swiss Super League is certainly not the strongest in the world but it’s a fairly safe bet to say that it beats the German fourth division. So why has 18-year-old Nassim Ben Khalifa, one of Switzerland’s most exciting prospects, swapped the former for the latter?

Tougher action needed on soccer ‘simulation’

June 23, 2010

SOCCER-WORLDChile’s Group H game against Switzerland was wrecked as a spectacle by the dismissal of Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami for what the referee saw as a serious foul on Chile’s Arturo Vidal — to the disbelief of Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfeld and his players.

Swiss breathe much-needed life into World Cup

June 16, 2010

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Who would have thought it would fall to Switzerland to rescue the World Cup from drowning in a sea of tedium?

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.

Great train journeys of Euro 2008

June 24, 2008

A Sweden fan’s disappointmentAs a reporter at Euro 2008 you’re only as good as the team or teams you are covering and after Sweden and Romania’s elimination from the finals, I was the first of the Reuters team to pack my bags and go home.

Hey UEFA, leave them finals alone!

June 20, 2008

Klose scores

As someone once famously said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Ronaldo’s heart set on Madrid. Time for United to cash in?

June 20, 2008

Ronaldo reactsCristiano Ronaldo told Real Madrid what they wanted to hear when he reacted to Portugal’s Euro 2008 exit with a clear indication of what he has in mind for his future.

Germans incensed by another harsh penalty

June 19, 2008

Loew in training

UEFA’s decision to banish mild-mannered coach Joachim Loew from the touchline for Thursday’s quarter-final against Portugal is being put down to anti-German feeling by a lot of people here, a suspicion fanned by the angry response from German FA bosses.

Germany’s political football

June 19, 2008

Merkel talks to Loew

Germany’s general election may still be a year away, but the challengers are already battling it out for the big political prize on unlikely territory — at Euro 2008.

From underdogs to champions, fun is a banned word with Greece

June 14, 2008

Greece training

From a tiny second division Portuguese stadium to the luxurious surroundings and facilities of an Alpine sports centre, Greece are feeling like true defending champions at the Euro 2008.