from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Drogba, Ferdinand…who next for the World Cup curse?

June 4, 2010

A top player seems to get injured on the eve of every major tournament and this year it looks like Didier Drogba and Rio Ferdinand have suffered the World Cup curse.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Italy finally get to concentrate on World Cup

June 3, 2010

It's been a funny build-up to the World Cup for holders Italy.

The words "South Africa" have barely been mentioned in the last week despite the Azzurri being huddled up in an Alpine ski resort trying to get used to altitude conditions.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Symbolic moment as rugby comes to black township of Soweto

May 20, 2010

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/South Africa’s long standing racist past means it still a country of great contrasts but with the change in power and social dynamics come great ironies too.

England v Australia, Twenty20 final — live

May 16, 2010

We’re blogging from the final of the World Twenty-20 cricket in the West Indies, with the clash between England and Australia building towards a climax.

Vaughan reopens ball-tampering controversy

January 13, 2010

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Michael Vaughan in retirement does not shrink from the limelight. Or from controversy.

Even cricket’s referral system is not perfect

December 16, 2009

Soccer has come under a barrage of criticism for not introducing technology to help referees while U.S. sports, rugby, tennis and cricket lead the way with innovative means of making sure the big decisions are right.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

World Cup draw: live blog

December 4, 2009

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

World Cup playoff draw – your views

October 19, 2009

Draw for the European World Cup playoffs:

Republic of Ireland v France
Portugal v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece v Ukraine
Russia v Slovenia

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

The all-star XI in World Cup trouble

October 9, 2009

Some of football's biggest names, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, are in danger of missing out on next year's World Cup, as countries such as Argentina, Portugal and France struggle in qualification.