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Author Archives: Christopher Harris

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.

Soccer Morning featuring guests Paul Tenorio and Stefan Uersfeld (February 16, 2015)

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Today marks the first episode of Soccer Morning that was beamed live as a podcast as part of our partnership with the leading daily soccer show in the US. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews … Continue reading

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FA Cup upsets and EPL sackings (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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In another crazy week in English football, we had everything from Paul Lambert being sacked at Aston Villa and replaced by Tim Sherwood to Bradford City knocking Sunderland out of the FA Cup, and much more. To dissect the week’s … Continue reading

ESPN and Univision confirm FIFA excluded them from World Cup 2026 bidding

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ESPN and Univision have officially confirmed what World Soccer Talk revealed earlier today that neither TV network had been notified that the FIFA TV rights for 2023-2026 (including FIFA World Cup 2026) were being handed to FOX Sports and Telemundo instead … Continue reading

FIFA sentences USA to 4 more years of FOX World Cup coverage

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Eleven years. Let that sink in for a second. Eleven long years of FIFA coverage from FOX Sports. It’s as if a dark cloud has swept across the United States with the knowledge that for the next 11 years, FOX … Continue reading

FOX Sports and Telemundo acquire FIFA World Cup 2026 TV rights

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FIFA has decided to extend the TV rights to FOX Sports and Telemundo through until the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Both FOX and Telemundo already had the TV rights to the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, but FIFA … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk partners with Soccer Morning to bring daily soccer audio/video show to the masses

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World Soccer Talk has partnered with Soccer Morning to distribute the award-winning audio/video show on a live and on-demand basis. Soccer Morning, hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in … Continue reading

Sky Sports and BT Sport retain Premier League rights in UK for 2016-19

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Sky Sports and BT Sport have retained the UK TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2016/17 to 2018/19, the Premier League announced today. Both sports networks were favored to win the bidding for the most-watched sports league in … Continue reading

Hurrikanes, chokeholds and long ball merchants (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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Harry Kane becoming a Tottenham legend, Nigel Pearson choking a Crystal Palace footballer, Manchester United being called out as long ball merchants by the king of the long ball game — These are just a few of the many talking points … Continue reading

Watch ‘Peep Show’; Must-see Brit TV [VIDEO]

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If you’re bored of watching what’s on TV or Netflix and you’re looking for something that’s unique, funny and bizarre, Peep Show is a must-see. The point-of-view camera effects as well as quirky “inside your head” humor work tremendously well … Continue reading

Premier League sees 316% increase in Chelsea-Man City TV audience in 5 years

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While it’s not scientific nor is it an apples to apples comparison, the average number of viewers who watched the Chelsea-Manchester City game last weekend on NBC was 316% greater than the number of people who watched the same two … Continue reading

NBC broadcast of Chelsea-Manchester City delivers huge audience in US

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NBC’s live broadcast of Chelsea against Manchester City registered as the third most-viewed Premier League game in US television history. The game scored an average viewing audience of 1.35 million people who watched the January 31 game live on the over-the-air NBC … Continue reading

Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR manager

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Harry Redknapp has resigned as manager of Queens Park Rangers. Second bottom in the Premier League and only two points above Leicester City, Redknapp leaves the club in a position where relegation seems likely unless a proven manager can come … Continue reading

Official: Chelsea sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina for £26.8 million

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Chelsea has officially finalized the signing of Fiorentina and Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado for a fee of £26.8million, making him the top transfer signing of the January Transfer Deadline Day. The deal for Cuadrado took longer than expected due to … Continue reading

Transfer Deadline Day: All of the transfer news and completed deals

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It’s transfer deadline day in Europe today. Instead of scouring through all of the newspapers and websites, you can get all of the up-the-minute breaking news here throughout the day. The transfer deadline is 6pm ET in England and France tonight. … Continue reading

Victimization Complex (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is playing the victimization complex angle again, playing the mind games to make Chelsea players and fans believe that “they’re all out to get them” as the Blues chisel their way towards a Premier League title. … Continue reading

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Watch ‘The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year’; Must-see Brit TV [VIDEO]

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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

In a new feature on World Soccer Talk, we’re bringing you a selection of must-see Brit TV for those times when you want to mix things up and watch some entertainment instead of reading our soccer news and analysis. The … Continue reading

Giant Killers (FA Cup weekend review show)

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It was arguably the biggest FA Cup shock of all time as Bradford bounced back from being 2-0 down against Stamford Bridge to defeat Chelsea 4-2 in an unbelievable match. On top of that, Cambridge United held a full-strength Manchester … Continue reading

Which team would you most love to beat in a final?

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With the fourth round of the FA Cup scheduled to kick off tomorrow with Cambridge United hosting Manchester United, as well as the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations going strong, now’s the perfect time to consider the following … Continue reading