Reuters Soccer Blog

Can anything stop Germany at Euro 2008?

June 26, 2008

Germany made it into the final of Euro 2008 despite playing some truly awful football against Turkey.

Turkey go from draw in Malta to a Euro semi

June 21, 2008

On Sept. 8 2007, Turkey slumped to a 2-2 draw with minnows Malta in Euro qualifying.

Why is Bruce Springsteen playing for Italy? Euro 2008 lookalikes

June 17, 2008

Del Piero?Bruce Springsteen?

Wow, Donald Sutherland seems very upset by that penalty decision!      

A lot of people in football look like a lot of other people but more people in Euro 2008 seem to have doubles than in any other tournament.     

Bundesliga ueber alles at Euro 2008

June 12, 2008

Ribery sits

The Bundesliga gets a bad rap at times. German clubs have for the most part failed to reach the latter stages of the Champions League in recent years, matches can sometimes seem to move in slow-motion and the officiating can be uneven or even downright scandalous (see Hoyzer, Robert).

Non-native Turks pen letters of pride for Euro 2008

June 7, 2008

Turkish delight?The Turkish Football Federation has handed out a glossy brochure to reporters entitled “Letters to Euro 2008″.

Are Turkey dark horses for Euro success?

June 4, 2008

Chatting to some Turkish soccer journalists on Wednesday before the news conference with Nihat Kahveci and Hakan Balta, I got the sense they felt Turkey had some fine young attacking players and a lot of potential but could be fatally weakened at Euro 2008 by a dodgy back line.