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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.

Extreme Weather Conditions In Manaus Blamed for Horrible Pitch Condition: Concern for USA-Portugal and England-Italy Games

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The pitch where high profile World Cup games including USA vs Portugal and Italy vs England will be played is currently in poor condition due to extreme weather conditions in Manaus. The state of the pitch (pictured above) is a … Continue reading

WATCH Ex-England International Joe Cole’s First Interview As an Aston Villa Footballer [VIDEO]

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Former England international soccer player Joe Cole, who scored one of the goals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer after being released by West Ham United. Cole officially was unveiled as an … Continue reading

beIN SPORTS to Provide Daily Coverage of World Cup With Nightly News and Analysis Show

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beIN SPORTS has built the largest set that is being used for the World Cup. In total, one thousand people will have been involved in the construction and running of beIN SPORTS’ operation in the Copacabana studio in its coverage … Continue reading

World Cup Soccer Bracket: Free Printable Version Available With TV Schedule

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Download the World Cup soccer bracket for you and your coworkers. World Soccer Talk has created a printer-friendly version of the World Cup bracket that features all 64 games through each round of the tournament from June 12 to July … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Offer Manager Job to Tim Sherwood, According to Source

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West Bromwich Albion has offered Tim Sherwood the job as manager, according to a World Soccer Talk source. While Sherwood is interested in the opportunity after being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, a stumbling block that may prevent a deal is … Continue reading

Schedule of ESPN TV Commentators For FIFA World Cup 2014: June 12-19

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ESPN has announced its schedule of commentators for the live World Cup matches that will be shown on US television from June 12-19. Commentator assignments will be made at a later date for the other matches. Lead play-by-play commentator Ian … Continue reading

Brad Friedel Signs One Year Extension to His Deal at Tottenham Hotspur

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Brad Friedel, one of the greatest US goalkeepers ever to play for the red, white and blue, has signed a new one-year extension to his contract at Tottenham Hotspur, which will see the goalkeeper stay at White Hart Lane until … Continue reading

Steve Sidwell Joins Stoke City On Two-Year Deal After Being Released By Fulham

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Steve Sidwell has rejoined Stoke City on a two-year deal after being released by relegated club Fulham. Sidwell is Stoke’s second signing of the summer after the club recently acquired Phil Bardsley from Sunderland. Sidwell, 31, has agreed a two-year … Continue reading

WATCH John Oliver’s Rant About FIFA and the World Cup: Must-See TV [VIDEO]

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We’re big fans of John Oliver, the host of the HBO show “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” The soccer-mad comedian and TV show host (who’s a fanatical Liverpool FC supporter) has beautifully summed up FIFA and the World Cup, … Continue reading

Newcastle United Sign Sunderland Midfielder Jack Colback on a Free Transfer

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Newcastle United have signed Sunderland’s Jack Colback on a free transfer. The signing of Colback from derby rivals Sunderland is the second new player to join Newcastle United in just days. Late last week, Newcastle United signed Ayoze Perez, a … Continue reading

Photos From England vs Honduras Friendly In Miami: World Cup Warmup Match

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England drew Honduras 0-0 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Saturday night in a performance that can be best summarized as pathetic. England manager Roy Hodgson didn’t seem too bemused by the lack of effort or precision shown by … Continue reading

WATCH How World Cup 2022 Was Stolen From USA & Other New Explosive Videos About FIFA [VIDEO]

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British investigator and FIFA’s worst nightmare is back. Andrew Jennings, the famed author and TV journalist, is featured in a series of new videos on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The renowned author speaks candidly … Continue reading

England vs Honduras, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

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England plays its final game of the warm-up matches before the World Cup starts with today’s friendly against Honduras, to be played at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. The game kicks off at 4:45pm ET and will be shown live on … Continue reading

Germany’s Marco Reus Ruled Out Of World Cup After Suffering Injury In Friendly

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Germany’s worst fears have been confirmed. Midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out of the World Cup after suffering an injury against Armenia in a friendly on Friday night, confirmed the DFB today. Reus suffered a partial tear of the … Continue reading

Win Your Favorite World Cup Jersey to Celebrate Brazil 2014

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World Soccer Talk has teamed up with Reddit’s /r/WorldCup subreddit and QuakeNet to offer an official World Cup jersey as a prize to the winner of a World Cup prediction competition. The competition will run throughout the World Cup tournament, … Continue reading

England Prepare for World Cup With Warmup Matches in Miami [PHOTOS]

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On a hot and humid day in South Florida, England and Ecuador battled in a lively friendly at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the promising performance by Ross Barkley as well as the unfortunate injury … Continue reading

WATCH ‘Brazil – In the Shadow of the Stadiums’; BBC Panorama Exposes Poverty Of World Cup Host

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This week, BBC’s Panorama news program debuted a new episode entitled Brazil – In The Shadow Of Stadiums, which examines the rampant prostitution and poverty that exists within view of the World Cup stadiums. It’s no wonder there’s a growing … Continue reading

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Injury Rules Him Out For 10 Days to 3 Weeks

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England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of action for between 10 days and three weeks. If he can recover in time for 10 days, he may be ready for England’s second game of the 2014 World Cup. If he’ll … Continue reading