Reuters Soccer Blog

Tweeting the downfall of Brazil

July 8, 2014

Before the match began there was hope mixed with concern. Follow along as things get ugly, really really ugly.

from Jack Shafer:

If I unfollowed you, it’s because you tweeted about the World Cup

By Jack Shafer
June 26, 2014

WC Tweet

At the rate I'm going, the number of people I follow on Twitter will have dropped from 640 to zero on July 13, after the last World Cup match concludes.

Villar success highlights wider malaise

July 22, 2011

Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar could win the vote as player of the Copa America – emulating Oliver Kahn, the Germany keeper named top player at the 2002 World Cup.

Japan set new benchmark for Asia with women’s World Cup triumph

July 18, 2011

It was case of “anything you can do, I can do better” for Japan’s women footballers as they defied the odds to lift the World Cup just six months after the country’s men had captured a record fourth Asian title.

A game of three thirds in Qatar?

July 6, 2011

FIFA could allow matches at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar to be played over three 30-minute periods if temperatures in the stadiums became dangerously high for the players, a senior stadium engineer told delegates at a conference on Wednesday.

That winnin’ feelin’

July 1, 2011

Lionel Messi says he feels he will one day win the World Cup.

“I more than anyone want to win something with the national team and I’m going to,” Messi told Ole sports daily in an interview published on the opening day of the Copa America.

Bad Spanish blood boils over into Champions League “Clasico”

May 2, 2011

In our latest Monday post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Barcelona muses on the ill-tempered Champions League clash between arch rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid and the possible repercussions for the Spanish national team and looks at the unrivalled brilliance of World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.

Will God be Brazilian in 2014?

April 4, 2011

SOCCER-LATAM/“God is Brazilian” is a favourite phrase for Brazilians when fortune smiles on their country.

Farewell Ronaldo, one of the game’s greats

February 14, 2011

SPORT SOCCER WORLDRonaldo has just made the official announcement that he is to retire with immediate effect, bringing to an end one of the great soccer stories.

Winter World Cup looks more and more a reality

January 11, 2011

SOCCER-ASIA/AFCWhat Sepp Blatter wants he usually gets. So when the FIFA president said that the Qatari World Cup finals will “probably” be in the winter because of the summer heat you can safely begin preparations now for your trip to the Middle East in January 2022.