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Rossi Named to Italian National Team

Marcello Lippi announced the provisional Italian national team roster today on the FIGC website (official website notice here, Goal.com English summary here).  Few controversies were expected, as the Italian squad won the last World Cup and looked to return most of that roster.  There were however a few items of […]

France Report Card

Well, since I follow France and am a France supporter, I will a report card on my favorite team and their players. So, here I go…. Overall Preformance: B+ – Yeah, the team did great overall. Many people would give them an A. But they did look weak in the […]

A Final for the Ages

What a final! Two evenly matched teams gave the world a show, and perhaps the better team didn’t win (after all I am partial to France, my pre-World Cup pick to win the title) but the real winner was the game of Soccer/Football. After three consecutive sub par World Cup […]

Clash of Titans Prepare for Battle

Today’s Italy against France World Cup Final is a true clash of titans. Both teams are overflowing with class players, but who will prevail? Here are some of the key matchups: Cannavaro and Henry. If Fabio Cannavaro can stop Henry from getting into scoring positions, France has little chance of […]

EPL Talk On The Road Today

In the final match of the EPL Talk tour of South Florida pubs and restaurants, I’ll be making the trek to the Queen Mary British Pub in Jupiter to capture the excitement of the Italy against France final. I spent a lot of yesterday trying to find a perfect Italian […]

Reviewing our picks

Several American TV broadcasts have labeled the French run to the World Cup Final as a major “surprise,” and analysts such as Nick Webster (who picked the mighty three lions of England to win the World Cup), Julie Foudy and Alexi Lalas have expressed shock over the past two weeks […]

ABC/ESPN Controversy Continues

The controversy about ABC/ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup won’t stop. Here are two more examples: Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Griff from Japan, watch this actual sports news episode from ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” here. The Wall Street Journal newspaper is getting in on the act. And the article […]

Random Thoughts

The only team to score against Italy this entire World Cup has been the United States, albeit as an own goal. Any guess what sporting event ESPN2 broadcasted today on their channel? Golf? Tennis? Soccer? No, it was a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Nathans. Seriously.

Disbelief in Dortmund

Del Piero beats Lehmann to secure a 2-0 extra time stunner for Italy/Yahoo   SemiFinal Open Thread…………….Whom will Italy face in the finals and your thoughts about the dramatic finish in Dotmund. Post your comments here.

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Nominees for 2011-12 PFA Player of the Year Award; Evaluating Who Should Win

Earlier this week, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) announced the six players nominated for their Player of the Year award. There are some surprises and there are some no-brainers. But who deserves to wear the crown for the best player of the 2011-2012 season? Here are the six players, considering […]

Tottenham Hotspur’s Issue of Money

Professional sports are a business and at the end of the day it’s all about one thing and that’s money. At times I believe some people don’t see a professional athletic club in the same light as a Microsoft or a Google. But of course they need money to survive. […]

Premier League Needs A New Sponsor

The 2010-2011 season could be a turning point for the Premier League. ESPN could have the TV rights to the league by then and could share it with either Sky Sports or Setanta Sports in the UK, and possibly Setanta Sports in the United States. And now we learn that […]

Messi Mania: Exclusive Interview, Video & More

The above “Every Team Needs The Spark” video from Adidas featuring Lionel Messi and promoting his new football boot he’ll be wearing for tonight’s Champions League Final. It’s the TUNIT boot – the F50i.The new design boasts SprintSkin technology, the first-ever single-layer, thermobonded upper designed to envelop the player’s foot […]

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