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Lukas Podolski seals move from Arsenal to Galatasaray

Galatasaray have announced the signing of Lukas Podolski from Arsenal, with the Germany international signing an initial three-year deal. Podolski, 30, was expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer having slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. He spent […]

Match fixing allegations in Galatasaray game cast a dark shadow on Turkish season

Match fixing allegations from Galatasaray’s game played last weekend threaten to mar the 2014/15 Turkish Super Lig. First, the backstory. When Besiktas Chairman Suleyman Seba died before this season started, the Turkish Football Federation was quick to name this season in his honor.  Seba was considered a highly respected member of the […]

Europa League Round of 16 2nd leg: TV schedule and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Dinamo Moscow vs Napoli, 1pm, FOX Soccer 2GoRoma vs Fiorentina, 2pm, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer 2GoDynamo Kiev vs Everton, 2pm, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Soccer 2GoSevilla vs Villareal, 4:05pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer 2Go & ESPN DeportesTorino vs Zenit, 4:05pm, FOX Soccer […]

Europa League Round of 32 1st leg: TV schedule and open thread

With a UEFA Champions League place available for the first time for the winners of the Europa League this season, the often-ignored tournament has taken on a whole lot more relevance given that the stakes have been raised. There are so many European heavyweights left in the tournament that it’s […]

Europa League Round of 32: Preview and TV schedule

A quick look at the teams involved in the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League this season and you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a Champions League draw. While the top tier of European soccer will rightly hog the spotlight in the days to come, the Europa League represents […]

Atletico Madrid could replace Arda Turan with Fenerbahce’s Alper Potuk

Atletico Madrid are reportedly monitoring Fenerbahce midfielder Alper Potuk, with the club seeing the young Turk as a potential replacement for Arda Turan. This week, Turan’s representative Ahmet Bulut informed the media that his client would leave the club at the end of the season for one of Europe’s top teams. Following that news, we’ve learned that […]

Wesley Sneijder’s Agent Confirms Juventus Interest

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder is being strongly linked with a return to Serie A as mounting reports are confirming talks between Italian giants Juventus and the Turkish champions. Yesterday, coach Massimiliano Allegri admitted his club was looking for a playmaking midfielder and would not rule out a possible move for […]

Write for World Soccer Talk: Seeking Writers Who Are Passionate About Soccer

World Soccer Talk is currently seeking new writers to cover the Beautiful Game. With the World Cup just around the corner and the European seasons coming to a close, the timing is perfect to begin writing for World Soccer Talk, to share your passion, opinions and analysis about the world’s […]

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Valencia committed to holding on to Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi

Valencia sporting director Francisco Rufete says defender Nicolas Otamendi has not expressed a desire to leave the club. However, officials at the La Liga side are eager to secure the center-back for the long term with the likes of Manchester United expressing an interest in the 27-year-old. Otameni has enjoyed a solid debut […]

Where it all Went Wrong for England: The Sequel

In short: Everywhere. Though that won’t do. England’s problems were numerous and solutions are not easy to come by. It’s best to look at the team and the manager as a whole. Hang on, that sounds awfully familiar, oh well the point still stands. England’s elimination was in hindsight predictable […]

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