Reuters Soccer Blog

Party over at Euro 2008?

June 13, 2008

SwissappointmentTo lose one tournament co-host seems unfortunate, but to lose two? Well, it seems it probably wouldn’t matter at all.

Euro 2008: For the anoraks, it all points to Germany

June 8, 2008

Ballack speaks at a news conference

Sat with my anorak on in Vienna in the Reuters Euro 2008 office I spent much of the week in the build-up to Euro 2008 buried in weird and wonderful statistics … and a lot of them point to Germany winning.

Euro 2008 referees: the team that can’t win

June 7, 2008

Referees pose

Football fans all love to hate referees … but getting close up and personal with them would change a lot of people’s opinions.

Euro 2008 — Austrian passions stirring at last

May 29, 2008

Worker with hair and logo

Up until a few weeks ago you’d have been fined in Austria for flying a flag on your car. Only ambassadors and government officials were allowed to that. But bureaucracy is slipping and passions are stirring, albeit slowly, as Euro 2008 approaches.

Austrian-Dutch madness a taste of things to come?

March 27, 2008

Huntelaar hooks in

If Wednesday’s friendlies involving the 16 Euro 2008 finalists are anything to go by, the June event should be a real treat for the fans, with plenty of goals, near-misses and desperate defending, and the chance of a few shocks too.