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RIP Nelson Mandela, A Great Ambassador for World Soccer

Yesterday, the World Soccer Talk team was assembled in Bristol CT as guests of ESPN. During pre-production for Thursday’s ESPN FC show previewing the World Cup Draw, an ESPN staffer shouted “Nelson Mandela died.” Suddenly everyone on the set led by host Dan Thomas began reminiscing about Mandela’s life and […]

Who Will Win the US Media Rights to UEFA Champions League For 2015-2018?

The deadline to submit bids and final presentations is tomorrow for US media rights to the next round of UEFA Champions League coverage, which will span the 2015-16 to 2017-18 seasons. Current rights holder FOX Sports is expected to try to hold on to the rights, but faces fierce competition […]

ESPN’s ‘FIFA World Cup Whiparound – Quest to Qualify’ Program is a Valuable Show for Soccer Fans

During previous international breaks, the sheer amount of international games being televised simultaneously has been overwhelming for soccer fans in the USA. Yesterday afternoon, for example, there were more than 20 matches shown live on US television or Internet at the same time. However, hats off to ESPN for launching […]

This Week In Soccer: Player Power, Bill Shankly and Changing US/UK Media Rights [VIDEO]

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new video show on World Soccer Talk entitled This Week In Soccer. The first episode is now available below and on YouTube. The concept behind This Week In Soccer is simple. Each week, we’ll take an in-depth look at the hottest topics in world soccer […]

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Sweden vs England, Friendly: Open Thread

England plays Sweden in Stockholm today in a friendly where Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling will earn his first cap. England was invited to play as Sweden’s opponent in this historic match. It’ll mark the inaugural match at the Friends Stadium. Plus, it marks the 100th cap for Steven Gerrard, who […]

New Liverpool 08/09 Away Shirt: Pictures

Liverpool FC has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2008/2009 season. The grey Adidas kit with red trim will conjure up a lot of memories for Liverpool fans. The club used to have a grey shirt with Candy as the sponsor. What are your thoughts about the new Liverpool […]

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