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What France Must Do to Overcome Nigeria

After the first two matches of the group stage, France looked like a serious contender to capture their second World Cup. But with a 0-0 draw against ten-man Ecuador side, some started to question whether France can keep their composure throughout the tournament, or if this team can easily slip […]

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Bolton Giving Away Free Beer To Lure Fans

Bolton against Blackburn isn’t one of the biggest derbies in the Premier League season, but Saturday’s battle between the two Lancashire sides — separated by 17 miles — will be watched by the biggest home crowd of the season including 1,000 fans supplied with free beer in the new Fanzone […]

Spain agrees new La Liga TV rights deal that will end Real Madrid-Barcelona hegemony

New legislation has been passed that will bring Spanish soccer in line with how the Premier League and Serie A are marketed, and will correct existing imbalances in earnings, which allow Real Madrid and Barcelona to claim a disproportionate amount of the television income in La Liga. The legislation will take effect in 2016 […]

How Barcelona Lost La Liga to Real Madrid

Barcelona’s disappointing loss to Real Madrid was a result of a number of factors which went against the Catalans. No doubt Real’s players and coach Jose Mourinho deserve credit for properly implementing the plan to contain Lionel Messi and for using the perfect tactics to neutralize Barca’s other key players […]

Cesc Fabregas Rejects Man United; Wants to Stay at Barcelona, Says Vilanova: Daily Soccer Report

The ball is firmly in Cesc Fabregas’s court regarding where his future lies. Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova says that Fabregas wants to stay at Barcelona. The Guardian newspaper reports that Fabregas would consider a move to Manchester United, while Sky Sports is claiming that there’s a four-way fight to sign Fabregas with […]

Columbus, You Have a Problem

Referring to West Ham as “Brits” potentially kicked off the violence before matchday I have deliberetly allowed two days to pass since the initial reports about the fracas at Crew Stadium have passed to comment on this site. I wanted to see what action was taken by the club and […]

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Transparency watchdog slams national associations for compounding risk of corruption

Anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) on Thursday blasted scandal-plagued FIFA’s member national football associations for compounding the risk of corruption through a lack of transparency. The Berlin-based non-governmental organization said the various FAs’ reluctance to publish financial information had contributed to tarnishing the image of soccer. “Most of the 209 national […]

International break injuries to sideline Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini

Title-chasers Napoli are counting the cost of last week’s round of international friendlies with fears forwards Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini will miss their next two league games. Napoli, who sit two points off leaders Fiorentina, travel to struggling Verona on Sunday looking to maintain their title push before hosting […]