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  • Friday, February 12

    Sporting Gijon vs. Rayo Vallecano, 2:30pm, beIN SPORTS en Espanol and fuboTV

  • Friday, February 12

    Mainz vs. Schalke, 2:30pm ET, FS1 & FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Friday, February 12

    Carpi vs. Roma, 2:45pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

Liverpool Player Ratings Versus Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool registered a comfortable 3-0 victory over a sorry Tottenham Hotspur outfit, to breathe life into their season after a poor showing away to Manchester City. Simon Mignolet – 8/10 The Belgian’s weaknesses were occasionally on display at White Hart Lane, but Mignolet’s presence saved the blushes of the center […]

International Champions Cup Preview: AC Milan

AC Milan, the most successful club in world football in terms of international trophies won (along with Boca Juniors), are coming to the United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup. Here’s a preview of the Italian giants: Schedule July 27, 2013: Valencia vs AC Milan, (Valencia) August 4, […]

2011: A New Start For Italian Football

2010 was a bad year for Italian football. I tried to think of the positives, but very few came to mind. A disastrous World Cup in South Africa, a bad showing in the Europa League, and only a Champions League victory (guided by a Portuguese mastermind) which retains some dignity […]

Wayne Rooney Belongs At Inter Milan

The soccer press has been buzzing about the latest Wayne Rooney press conferences, statements, and rumors.  The usual suspects have been named as possible destinations: the ATMs that are Manchester City and Real Madrid, EPL rival Chelsea, and Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich.  But where Wayne Rooney really belongs is in […]

Will The 25 Man Squad Rule Help England??

  So all of the squads are in and Premier League clubs have managed to cope with the new rules on their squads. On the face of things after much debate it seems as if most sides have dealt with the rule with relative ease. But only time will tell […]

Azzurri: Cesare Prandelli Picks Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tuesday in England. Many of the names chosen by Marcello Lippi were dropped. Prandelli made some expected changes following the World Cup disappointment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker […]

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Daryl Grove Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

At The Offside and World Cup Blog, Daryl Grove is the Managing Editor, but though he has left his West Midlands roots and settled in the United States, Wolverhampton and the Wanderers are never far from him. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, Daryl joins us to talk […]

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Match fixing in UK football, the history and future

  It’s a miracle how little football in the UK has been affected from match making scandals compared to other countries like Italy for example. So, there may be two possibilities for this, either football fixing in the UK is hard to detect or there is none. Nevertheless, there have […]