Reuters Soccer Blog

Would a unified Britain have won more than one World Cup?

February 11, 2009

Resistance to plans for a unified British soccer team for the 2012 London Olympics means the idea may well be a one-off, if it gets off the ground at all.

If it’s Thursday, it must be the Amazon

February 6, 2009

There’s been a lot of talk about whether South Africa will be up to staging the 2010 World Cup but what about the hosts for the following event in Brazil?

Is Ronaldo’s choice of Corinthians canny or cushy?

December 10, 2008

Ronaldo is back. Nearly 10 months after suffering a serious knee injury during a Serie A game for AC Milan, the third such misfortune in his career, he has agreed terms to join Corinthians, one of Brazil’s biggest and most volatile clubs.

Vlog on the Pitch: In search of the best World Cup goal

December 3, 2008

In which our very own World Cup Wyatt peers at everyone’s favourite 5 kilos of gold and malachite, and asks: “What’s your favourite World Cup goal?”

Adriano ‘the animal’ is still to find his bite

November 24, 2008

Adriano is surely one of the most frustrating players in the world.

The Brazilian has all the assets needed to be one of the very best strikers — power, pace and guile — yet he has wasted several opportunities to show he can be consistently good.

Vlog on the Pitch: Where will it end for Maradona?

November 18, 2008

Vlog on the Pitch host Owen Wyatt is in Glasgow to see the preparations for Diego Maradona’s first game in charge of Argentina.

A taste of what’s to come from Maradona?

November 14, 2008

It has taken only a week for Diego Maradona’s appointment as coach to turn the Argentina national side into something approaching a cabaret.

Role model Milosevic hangs up international boots

November 6, 2008

When Savo Milosevic joined Partizan Belgrade from little known Bosnian outfit Radnik Bijeljina as a 19-year old in 1992, few people imagined he would become the most capped Yugoslav player with 101 international appearances to his name.

Argentina ‘in the hands of God’

November 4, 2008

“We’re in the hands of God,” some Argentine newspapers said after Diego Maradona was appointed coach of Argentina, a move that has just been confirmed.

Forget Maradona, the real surprise is seeing Bilardo back

October 29, 2008

Amid all the furore over Diego Maradona’s imminent appointment as Argentina coach, an equally surprising and significant development has been all but overlooked: the return of Carlos Bilardo to the national team set-up at the age of 69, and after an 18-year absence.