There are football tours, there are serious football tours and then there was the epic journey undertaken by the Dallas Tornado. Led by the charismatic Bob Kap the team traversed the globe in a near eight month tour from 1967 to 1968 playing in 26 different countries including: Singapore, Cyprus, […]
In an interview with the BBC Michael Chopra has revealed that he is actively pursuing becoming an Indian international in the near future.
With his grandparents on his father’s side born in India, Chopra is eligible for the Indian national side, but could be delayed in making his debut due to the technical issues around securing the correct paperwork.
It’s Friday, so if you’re in the mood for I’d-rather-be-reading-than-working, here are several very revealing Premier League-related articles from around the world. Enjoy. “Credit Crunch Makes Premier League Clubs Feel The Squeeze” (The Telegraph). Read how the Credit Crunch, which started in the U.S., is having a major impact on […]
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew believes it will be "impossible" for Chelsea to remain unbeaten in all four major competitions this season. Jose Mourinho's men maintained their unbeaten start to the current campaign by brushing aside Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Ahead of Chelsea's visit to St James's Park […]
Carlo Ancelotti expects Chelsea to keep faith in manager Jose Mourinho and has ruled out returning to work this season. Former Blues boss Ancelotti has seen the London side struggle in the early stages of their Premier League title defense. Chelsea have won just two and lost four of their opening […]
Louis van Gaal was a happy man after watching his Manchester United team avenge their early-season defeat to Leicester. The Foxes pulled off one of the shock results of the season last September when they came from behind to beat the 20-time English champions 5-3. But on Saturday it was […]
The Premier League fixtures calendar always seems to have a peculiar trait of producing a very timely and intriguing game right after a club is involved in a sticky situation. That example today is Southampton, who seemingly were fortunate to hold on to Mauricio Pochettino’s services until the end of […]
Conventional wisdom says Real Salt Lake should keep 10 men behind the ball in Monterrey Wednesday. It won’t happen. Coach Jason Kreis doesn’t know how to play for a scoreless draw. It’s not in his DNA. A high-energy striker when he played, Kreis brings the same attacking mentality to his […]
On behalf of the entire team at World Soccer Talk, we’d like to thank you — the readers and our followers — for 10 fantastic years at World Soccer Talk. The site launched in November 2005, so what better time to celebrate our 10 year anniversary than during Thanksgiving week in the United […]
UEFA on Wednesday ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European matches behind closed doors and fined the Ukrainian team 100,000 euros for their fans’ racist behavior during a match against Chelsea. UEFA’s charges against Dynamo Kiev related to “racist behavior… crowd disturbances (and) stairways blocked” during the goalless […]
As Jamie Vardy skipped past Chancel Mbemba’s sliding challenge to slot past Rob Elliot, Vardy equalled the Premier League record of scoring in ten consecutive matches. The record is especially astonishing considering that Vardy was playing non-league football just three seasons ago. Now, to sit atop the Premier League goalscoring […]
Luke Shaw has been allowed to miss Manchester United’s Champions League game with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday by manager Louis van Gaal after breaking his leg in the reverse fixture. All members of United’s first team squad are normally obliged to attend home games, whether they are able to play […]
A Singaporean accused of leading the world’s largest football match-fixing syndicate was freed on Wednesday after a surprise court ruling seen as a blow to efforts to rid global sport of corruption. Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, was released after the Court of […]