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Spain Peaking At the Perfect Time With Their 1-0 Victory Over Portugal

When Spain fell to the hands of Switzerland in the opening match of World Cup 2010, the vultures suddenly appeared from the sky and circled around their “dying” carcass.  No team has ever won the World Cup after losing its first match.  The ghosts from yesteryear are rising from the […]

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Three

On Tuesday, the goalkeepers and defenders were discussed, and Wednesday, the midfielders were discussed.  With all of the creative talent in the midfield, that will bring the pressure on the forwards to convert the multitudes of chances that Xavi, Xabi Alonso, etc. will create for them.  Obviously, the two starting […]

HD Coming To Fox Soccer Channel

It’s one of the questions I get asked quite often. When will Fox Soccer Channel be available in high definition TV (HDTV)? Until now, there wasn’t a succinct answer, but we finally have good news. Fox Soccer Channel will be in HD by the end of 2010. Multichannel News, a […]

Why Sky Sports News Sucks

Thought for the day: If you were an alien that landed on earth and were forced to watch the Sky Sports News program “Through The Night,” would you know that the biggest sporting event in the world waa taking place, the one that happens only once every four years, the […]

Martin Rogers Discusses Spurs Transfer Signings, Euro 2008 And Olympics

Don’t miss the latest Major League Soccer Talk podcast interview with Martin Rogers, Yahoo’s world soccer writer. Interviewed by Kartik Krishnaiyer, Rogers answers questions about several topics including Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer signings, how the Euro 2008 tournament was received in England and a preview of the Olympics soccer tournament which […]

How Fox Soccer Channel Can Improve Its Summer Programming

Television companies that feature the Premier League throughout the season face the harsh reality of trying to keep their viewers returning during the three months in late Spring to early summer when the Premiership is on break. The issue is especially troubling for soccer networks such as Fox Soccer Channel, […]

ESPN Has The Power To Make Soccer Successful In America

ESPN has finally cracked the code of how to produce soccer for the American audience. Show it in high definition, feature a strong team of commentators, promote the tournament across your networks, don’t cut the national anthems, include advertising at appropriate moments, reduce the hype and include intelligent discussions during […]

Spain Win Euro 2008

Spain have finally overcome their history of underachievers to win Euro 2008. They did so while playing a variation of the style that sometimes led to them being eliminated from competitions. This time around there was one huge difference, the teams spirit. Weather it was winning at the last minute against Sweden, or pinning […]

Google Celebrates Euro 2008 With Homepage Doodle

Google is getting into the mood for today’s Euro 2008 final by showing a soccer doodle on its homepages in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As of writing, Google Spain’s homepage didn’t feature the image. German seventeen year old Mai Dao Ngoc drew the winning picture.

EPL Talk Fantasy Football: Euro 2008 Winds Down

There’s just one game left in Euro 2008, which means there’s one last chance to get as many points as possible in the EPL Talk Euro 2008 Fantasy Football game. The winner will receive a replica jersey of the Euro 2008 team of his or her choice courtesy of Subside […]

ESPN's Euro 2008 Advertising Gone Wrong

When was the last time you saw a banner advertisement on the homepage of a major website promoting soccer in the United States? I had to rub my eyes when I saw it earlier Thursday afternoon on the homepage of Yahoo Finance, one of the top financial websites in the […]

ESPN's Euro 2008 Dream Goes According To Plan

ESPN and ABC’s dreams have come true. Sunday’s Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain is a far better proposition for the Disney owned TV networks than Turkey against Russia would have been. With plenty of German Americans living in the United States as well as a massive hispanic population, […]

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Liverpool Without Javier Mascherano…

It was a strange booking.  Xabi Alonso stuck out a leg and caught Real Madrid’s onrushing defender, Pepe, but Javier Mascherano took the booking. This may have been for kicking the ball away, but the Argentinian seemed to be clearing it in case play didn’t stop. It didn’t look a […]

Manchester City and Liverpool Fans Join Together to Protest High Ticket Prices: The Nightly EPL

The protest by football supporters throughout the Premier League is beginning to spread. After Manchester City and Liverpool fans protested at their separate away matches versus Arsenal in recent weeks, today City and Liverpool supporters continued their protest by joining together to hoist an “£nough is £nough’ banner. The solidarity […]

The PK Struggle

The conclusion of the group stage this afternoon pushes the tournament into the win or go home stage.  No longer can games be capped at 90 minutes and a tie.  Now they can go a full 120 minutes with out a single goal before it is extended into the delicious […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]