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Italy’s World Cup Group

There you have it, Italy in Group F, drawn with New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia. A relatively simple group and one Marcelo Lippi should take the Azzurri through with comfort. Group F Italy New Zealand Paraguay Slovakia They begin the defence of their crown in Capetown at the Greenpoint soccer […]

Italy Named World Cup Top Seed

In an announcement Wednesday that will not come as much of a surprise to followers of soccer, Italy was named one of the top seeds for the 2010 World Cup, joining host nation South Africa, Brazil, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, and Argentina. The big news coming out of this announcement […]

ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]

Vargas Leads Charge For Peru

Fiorentina’s Juan Vargas was the hero for the Peruvian national team as he set up Johan Fano’s equalizer in the last touch of the game on Tuesday against Argentina.   Vargas wreaked havoc all over the left side of the pitch against a poor Argentine side and would put the fate […]

Countdown To Italy vs. Georgia

Live from the Stadio Friuli in Udine Italy, Italy vs. Georgia in World Cup 2010 Qualifying.   Television coverage in North America is available on both Gol TV and Gol TV Canada, Sept 10th @ 2:45 pm EST, with a match repeat @ 9:00. (also available on RAI international) Five Point Preview – The […]

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 […]

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‘My Beautiful Game’ Review: FOX Soccer TV Series Debuts Saturday

FOX Soccer launches a brand-new TV series Saturday featuring some of the greatest aspects of the beautiful game of soccer. In its first episode, FOX Soccer’s My Beautiful Game features interviews with several soccer stars including Clint Dempsey, Didier Drogba, David Beckham, Vinnie Jones, Tim Howard, Alexi Lalas, Gary Lineker and […]

I Told You So..Not Yet, but Soon

Listen. I’m not the type of guy to fake humility and modesty; when I predict something or hype something up beforehand and it comes to fruition, I’m the first person to stand up and say “Yeah, that’s right, I said that would happen.” I don’t see what’s wrong with that. […]

Loss of John Terry Is Premiership Fans' Gain

Manchester United moved to six points ahead of second place Chelsea today when the Blues drew 2-2 against Fulham in the west London derby. Mourinho’s defensive woes continue in what has been the most inconsistent form from Chelsea since the Portugese manager took over the club a few years ago. […]

Liverpool and Arsenal Stumble As Everton & Man U Fly High

What a day in the Premiership. In the early morning match, Everton thoroughly defeated Liverpool 3-0 with goals by Cahill and a brace from Andrew Johnson to move into joint-second in the league. In a woeful display by Liverpool, Jamie Carragher made an appalling defensive error to gift Everton their […]

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Javier Hernandez set to make his first Bayer Leverkusen start on Wednesday in Champions League

Berlin (AFP) – Javier Hernandez is poised to make his Champions League debut for new side Bayer Leverkusen in Wednesday’s clash at home to Belarus’ BATE Borisov, according to his coach Roger Schmidt. The 27-year-old Mexico striker signed a three-year contract when he joined from Manchester United last month and […]