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Spain did not win the World Cup; Catalonia did, says Eric Cantona

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has courted controversy by suggesting that Spain’s 2010 World Cup victory was a product of the influence of Barcelona players on the team. The legendary French footballer was speaking ahead of the Laureus Sports Awards, which take place in Shanghai on Wednesday. His comments will rile up […]

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 9 – Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain [VIDEO]

No.9: Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain (South Africa, 2010) Spain lost their opening game of the 2010 World Cup against Switzerland. There were stratospherically high hopes for Vincent Del Bosque’s side after their win in the European Championships had coincided with the blossoming of world class talents like Xavi, […]

2011: A New Start For Italian Football

2010 was a bad year for Italian football. I tried to think of the positives, but very few came to mind. A disastrous World Cup in South Africa, a bad showing in the Europa League, and only a Champions League victory (guided by a Portuguese mastermind) which retains some dignity […]

World Cup 2010 Spain-Netherlands, Germany-Uruguay Preview: World Cup Buzz Podcast

A new World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday when European Champions’ Spain face three-time finalists, the Netherlands. Before that, Germany and Uruguay will meet to contest the third place match in Port Elizabeth. To discuss those two matches, I was joined by Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer on […]

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Pep Guardiola warns Manchester United about Bastian Schweinsteiger’s injury problems

Pep Guardiola has cast doubts over Bastian Schweinsteiger's fitness by revealing the Manchester United midfielder has not been problem-free for three years. Schweinsteiger, who spent 16 years at Bayern, moved to United earlier this summer but Guardiola stressed first and foremost the Red Devils have to get the World Cup […]

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Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]