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FIFA Needs To Revamp International Football

It’s time for FIFA to rethink international football. In 1992, UEFA changed the European Cup to the Champions League and transformed European club football into a more entertaining product that generates vast sums of money. It also didn’t hurt that the tournament now attracts a cumulative television audience of 4 […]

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1st Schalke What You Know: If baseball’s Chicago Cubs had a baby with the Red Sox prior to 2004, Schalke would be the offspring. What You Don’t: All things both good and bad must end. What to Expect: Yes, Campeones! I say that, bucking all trends, and knowing full well […]

German (In)discipline: The Bundesliga’s Most Booked

Football is not always a beautiful game; sometimes bookings are necessary. This season was no different in Germany, even if statistically player discipline was comparatively better than in the past several seasons. While goal scorers have the Torjägerkanone (awarded by the magazine kicker) to shoot for, no comparable trophy exists […]

Porto Stripped of Champions League Berth

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body has stripped Portuguese champions Porto FC of their place in next season’s Champions League over alleged bribery of referees during the 2003/04 season. UEFA cited Article 1.04 (d) of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League regulations (available via this PDF) in their decision. The article states […]

Champions League Final Live Audio Commentary Online

If you’re desperate to follow the Champions League Final today, you can’t watch it on TV and you don’t have a Slingbox, listen to the live radio commentary from The Sun. The audio quality is usually suspect, but at least you’ll be able to follow the biggest match of the […]

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Review of Mexico Newspaper Front Pages in Aftermath of Draw Against Brazil [PHOTOS]

The next time a World Cup hater complains about 0-0 soccer scorelines, show them highlights of yesterday’s Brazil-Mexico scorcher. It was non-stop action defined by Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa acrobatically stonewalling the relentless Yellow-and-Green attack. Sometimes a draw is as historic as a victory. The Mexican media on both […]

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