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La Liga Fixtures for the 2010-11 Season

The Real Federación Española de Fútbol (the Spanish FA) released the full schedule for the 2010-11 La Liga season, and Jornada 1 will be held on the last weekend of August.  Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will commence their campaigns away from home as they visit Mallorca and Racing […]

La Liga Review: Athletic Bilbao Misses An Opportunity To Inch Closer to a Champions League Spot

While Real Madrid and Barcelona run away from the rest of the field in the struggle for the La Liga title, the tussle for the next four European spots is just as fascinating.  The mix of teams truly runs the gamut from the usuals to the upstarts. Sevilla and Valencia […]

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In One Word, Depression: England 1-4 Germany

Devastated. Demoralized. Disgusted. Disillusioned. Can we get one more D? How about depression. This is a dark day in the history of the World Cup. And in the history of soccer. Yes, it’s that dark. It’s hard to write the emotions I feel right now. I’m a citizen of the […]

Philipp Lahm Seeks Permanent Captaincy

Reports out of the Germany camp first suggested that Philipp Lahm had created a rift in the team after declaring that he would not give up captaincy of the national team willingly, even with Michael Ballack’s return after the World Cup. Oliver Bierhoff, who is on Joachim Loew’s staff with […]

Croatia 1-4 England: Walcott Grabs Hat-Trick In Zagreb

England achieved a massive three points tonight with an emphatic 4-1 away win against Croatia in their second match of 2010 World Cup qualifying. It was far from an ordinary night for England in Zagreb. Wayne Rooney scored his first goal for England since October 2007. Theo Walcott, who started […]

Jack Wilshere Out for 3 Months After Undergoing Surgery

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for around three months after successfully undergoing surgery on his left ankle, the Gunners have announced. The England international was substituted during the second half of Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United after damaging ankle ligaments and was subsequently sent to a specialist […]

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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]