The tug-and-pull situation the world’s top soccer players find themselves in is an enviable one for 99% of the sport’s players. These players have to balance between playing for their employer club and representing their country at the international level and, depending on the nation’s success, the competition for both […]
Yesterday, I asked the question of implementing live video review in football. Today’s question is: are our expectations too high for international football? I enjoyed your responses to yesterday’s article. Please weigh in with your feelings on international football in the comment section below. It is easy to hold one’s […]
Hiddink the Hero. Credit hspam via flickr. If I had my way, Guus Hiddink, unveiled today at Chelsea, would be the first of several managers to manage both their national and club sides at the same time. It makes perfect sense: the running gag in the British press always seems […]
Premier League clubs are back in Champions League action today with Manchester United playing in Romania, while Chelsea plays in Denmark. Two comfortable away victories, or not? We shall see. Post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section below.
Video highlights of Spurs earlier in the season would have been filed in the Horror category, but their performances of late can be found under the Best Seller section, such is the way Tottenham are playing. Harry Redknapp has turned the side into world beaters especially after their convincing 4-0 […]
ESPN have released another new video in their series of promos for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. While this one won’t win any awards, it’s a smart concept and it’s something that illustrates how important and pervasive the World Cup tournament is around the world. Entitled “Time Zone,” the video […]
Qatar were not favourites to win the rights to host the tournament and if there finishing does not improve then I will certainly not fancy their chances of winning the competition on home soil.
Congratulations to Qatar on winning the hosting rights and to the bitter nations that missed out here is a clip from the Asian Games that will cheer you up.
Before today, the last time Liverpool were in the bottom three of the Premier League was after the opening day of the very first Premier League season. That day they lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest. But any team can be near the bottom after losing its opening fixture of a […]
Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]
On behalf of the entire team at World Soccer Talk, we’d like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. We’re thankful for so many things. First of all, you! For being a loyal reader, listener and follower. Without you, World Soccer Talk wouldn’t be anything, so […]
Determining the surest path to Major League Soccer success is tricky business; A league in ongoing evolution makes it so. It’s like raising children. What works in creating the most precious little kindergartener won’t work as that kid turns 11 or 12. What compels best behavior for pre-teens probably won’t […]
To say that 2015 has been a bad year for FIFA would be a rather big understatement as the level of corruption which continues to threaten the integrity of football grows stronger as each day passes by. Instrumental figures at the head of football’s governing body continue to have their […]
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said Wednesday he expected a “playoff” Champions League game against Olympiacos on Dec. 9 as the two teams vie for a spot in the knockout phase. “It will be like a playoff game because the head-to-head counts and we have things to catch up with,” Cech […]