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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.

Laurent Koscielny Extends Contract With Arsenal Football Club: Nightly Soccer Report

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French defender Laurent Koscielny has signed a new contract with Arsenal Football Club. The news will come as a boost to Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger. Koscielny joined the Gunners in 2010 from French club Lorient, and has become a … Continue reading

Mexico Announces 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Mexico has announced its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. The squad that will be traveling to Brazil is as follows: Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio) Defenders: Paul Aguilar (América), Francisco Rodriguez (América), Diego … Continue reading

Wigan vs QPR, Championship Playoff Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

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In today’s Championship playoff semi-final 1st leg between Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers, we have two teams who were relegated from the Premier League last season battling it out to try to gain an opportunity to go straight back … Continue reading

How Did We Miss This beIN SPORTS Viral Video to Attract New Subscribers? [VIDEO]

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beIN SPORTS released a new viral video several weeks ago to encourage soccer fans to subscribe to its network. That we didn’t notice it until now is a sign that the video didn’t work that well, and that beIN SPORTS … Continue reading

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Univision Deportes Acquires Spanish-Language Rights to Copa America 2016

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Univision Deportes has acquired the exclusive Spanish-language rights in the United States to the first-ever Copa America Centenario, which will be played in the summer of 2016 throughout the US and will feature the best teams from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. … Continue reading

Brighton vs Derby, Championship Playoff Semi-Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

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The race is on to determine which one of the four Championship clubs will be promoted to the Premier League, to join Leicester City and Burnley in the world’s most popular sports league. The first match of the playoffs kicks … Continue reading

Univision Deportes Announces Talent Lineup for World Cup 2014 Coverage

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Univision has announced an impressive lineup of talent encompassing presenters, commentators, color commentators and pundits for its coverage of the 2014 World Cup. The Spanish-language network will broadcast every game of the tournament live to viewers in the United States. … Continue reading

NBC Sports Announces TV Schedule for Premier League Season Finale

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After today’s emphatic win by Manchester City against Aston Villa that puts the Citizens in the driving seat to win the 2013/14 Premier League title, NBC Sports has announced its schedule of 10 live matches that will be shown across … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Aston Villa and Sunderland vs WBA, Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread

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After 37 weeks of Premier League soccer, Manchester City has a chance to put the fate of its Premier League title chances in its hands with a win today against Aston Villa. A draw may be good enough too, but … Continue reading

Why Swansea City’s Decision to Appoint Garry Monk As Manager Is a Wise One

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Swansea City today announced that Garry Monk has been appointed manager on a three-year deal. The former Swansea captain and defender was promoted to interim manager in February after Michael Laudrup was sacked by the club. In his short spell … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Hull City, Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread

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Several Manchester United footballers may be playing their last home match for the club if reports are true regarding a fire sale this summer. One player who we know is leaving is Nemanja Vidic who plays his last match at … Continue reading

Manchester City to be Fined £50million By UEFA For Breaching Financial Fair Play Rules

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Manchester City are set to be fined £50million, as well as having their UEFA Champions League squad restricted to 21 players, as a result of breaching the Financial Fair Play rules, according to sources. City are reported to be ready to … Continue reading

Sergio Aguero Will Miss Manchester City Game Against Aston Villa

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Manchester City have been dealt a blow after the club confirmed today that striker Sergio Aguero will miss Wednesday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa due to injury. “Sergio Aguero couldn’t recover 100% from his groin problem so he is … Continue reading

Watch Luis Suarez In Tears As Crystal Palace Stun Liverpool With 3-3 Draw [VIDEO]

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was emotionally upset and in tears Monday night as Liverpool blew a 3-0 lead against Crystal Palace, to end the game 3-3 and hand the advantage to Manchester City to win the 2013/14 Premier League title. … Continue reading

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread

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Today’s must-watch match in the Premier League between Crystal Palace and Liverpool is crucial for a couple of reasons. First, Liverpool have to win convincingly to keep the club’s hopes alive of winning another Premier League title. Second, this one … Continue reading

World Cup 2014 Wall Chart Featuring Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Suarez And Others

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Two of the many great traditions of World Cup tournaments are (1) collecting Panini World Cup stickers, and (2) posting World Cup Wall Charts on your wall at home or in your office/cubicle. While the Panini stickers have already hit … Continue reading

Nominations Now Open for Best Soccer Blogs, Podcasts, Footballers And More In 2014 World Soccer Talk Awards

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It’s the time of the year to nominate the best-of-the-best of the 2013/14 soccer seasons in the 2014 World Soccer Talk Awards. This year, we’ve expanded the Awards, making it our biggest one ever. In addition to recognizing the best … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Norwich and Arsenal vs West Brom, Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread

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West Bromwich Albion are mathematically not safe yet for another Premier League season, while Arsenal have confirmed a UEFA Champions League spot after Everton’s defeat yesterday, so you would expect the Baggies to give it their all today at the … Continue reading