Reuters Soccer Blog

FIFA made fundamental errors on World Cup tickets

April 19, 2010

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FIFA is guaranteed massive revenue from the World Cup, primarily through billions of dollars in commercial and television rights, that will fill its coffers for the next four years. But that doesn’t hide the fact that soccer’s governing body has made basic errors in the ticketing structure for the first African edition of the world’s most watched sporting event.

Argentina’s World Cup squad falls into place

February 19, 2010

After the century of call-ups and largely meaningless tests against mediocre opposition in friendlies, not to mention the lack of direction in the qualifiers, talent and form look set to win out in the race for places in Argentina’s World Cup squad.

Rooney’s relentless workload must worry Capello

January 18, 2010

QATAR/Fabio Capello hates the concept of “one-man teams” but the England manager faces an anxious few months watching Wayne Rooney shoulder a punishing workload at Manchester United.

Istanbul heads list of Games of the Decade

December 31, 2009

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Here’s a total random idea: go and choose the best five matches of the last 10 years – a lot easier said than done.

Could Birmingham’s Hart be Capello’s England number one?

December 30, 2009

England manager Fabio Capello might well have found himself an unexpected Christmas present this year in Birmingham City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Beckham does his bit for England’s World Cup bid

December 4, 2009

David Beckham is in South Africa to help England try to get their bid to host the 2018 World Cup back on track.

Blatter bluster comes to nothing…for now

By Mark Gleeson
December 4, 2009

Sepp Blatter conjured up a lot of bluster about the state of the game, in the wake of the Thierry Henry handball and the match fixing arrests.

Live World Cup draw blog on Friday – please join in

December 3, 2009

Just a heads up we will be running a live World Cup draw blog on this site from around 1630 GMT on Friday so feel free to join in the fun.

France miss out on being World Cup seeds

December 2, 2009

France, winners in 1998 and finalists last time, will not be one of the eight top seeds at next June’s World Cup.