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Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, the Netherlands, to the World Cup final, right through to […]

UEFA Announce Euro 2020 Host Cities

The thirteen cities that will play host to the Euro 2020 tournament have been officially confirmed by UEFA President Michel Platini. The announcement came early last Friday morning following a draw to decide which of the many hopeful nations that entered bids would be successful. Celebrating the 60th anniversary since the […]

Interview With Guillem Balague: Talks Di Maria, La Liga, Premier League and Music

The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk. The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically fascinating insight, discussing what it’s like to be “in the know” during […]

Messi Wins Fifa Ballon d’Or Award

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi captured the inaugural Fifa Ballon d’Or award. This is the first time this award has been presented as the Ballon d’Or (former European Footballer of the Year award) and the FIFA World Player of the Year award have been merged. Messi beat out fellow […]

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Premiership Teams' New Year's Resolutions

I figured that before the Christmas and New Year’s hype ends and becomes irrelevant, I’d try to milk it for all it’s worth and relate it back to the Premiership.Twenty teams compete in the most entertaining domestic league in the world; every single one of them has room to improve, […]

Podcast Episode 14

Episode 14 of the Major League Soccer Podcast is now availible for direct downlaod or via Itunes. The episode features an interview with the Sons of Ben supporters group who are attempting to bring an MLS Club to the Philadephia area. Check out of the Sons of Ben website at […]

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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 […]