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Rating Italy’s players in South Africa 2010

The Azzurri performed poorly throughout the World Cup and waited till the 80th minute of the match against Slovakia to start playing when it was too late to make a reaction to compensate for the failures in the previous 260 minutes of football. What is most troubling is the fact […]

ESPN's Adrian Healey Confuses Slovakia with Slovenia

Looking at the ESPN’s team of commentators for the 2010 World Cup TV coverage, we knew ahead of time that Adrian Healey and John Harkes were the weakest links in a team that features some of the best commentators in the world. Both men are qualified professionals. However, they’re not […]

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly the best keeper in the world could actually miss the […]

How New Zealand Saved Italy

The biggest “win” in New Zealand soccer history was also a major victory for the Italian national team.  Slovakia was the better club for ninety minutes today, taking a 1-0 lead over New Zealand early in the second half on a goal by Robert Vittek.  The All Whites, who looked […]

Who Are the Starting 11 for the Azzurri?

An ESPN interview with some of the Italian national team players shows that not even the squad seems to know who will be on the pitch on Sunday when they kick off versus Paraguay.  Marcello Lippi has been tight-lipped about who will start and what formation the Azzurri will play, […]

Group F Preview – Paraguay

The World Cup is one week away, and if you are a soccer fan, it is hard not to be anxious for the tournament to begin.  In anticipation of the first Group F match on June 14 (Italy v. Paraguay) I will post of preview of the other three teams […]

Italy’s World Cup Group

There you have it, Italy in Group F, drawn with New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia. A relatively simple group and one Marcelo Lippi should take the Azzurri through with comfort. Group F Italy New Zealand Paraguay Slovakia They begin the defence of their crown in Capetown at the Greenpoint soccer […]

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Scudamore: Premier League is Not to Blame For England’s Failures: Nightly Soccer Report

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has gone on the attack against the Football Association, and has expressed frustration that the league is being blamed for England’s failures at European Championships and World Cup tournaments. According to The Guardian newspaper, Scudamore said: “It frustrates me enormously because it is so palpably not […]

Real Madrid brimming with confidence but cautious of Juventus threat, says Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says his side is brimming with confidence heading into their Champions League semi-final against Juventus. However, the Italian boss is well aware of the threat posed by the defending Serie A champions. Ancelotti navigated a difficult quarter-final tie against city rivals, Atletico Madrid, despite injuries […]

USA Defeats Mexico 2-0 & Books Place In FIFA World Cup 2014: Match Highlights & Analysis [VIDEO]

After defeating Mexico two-nil in Columbus, Ohio, the United States have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2014 thanks to the three points plus the fact that Panama was unable to defeat Honduras in San Pedro Sula, where the two teams tied 2-2. Watch the highlights of the historic 2-0 win […]

NBC Sports Updates NBC Sports Live Extra With New Enhancements

Regular users of the NBC Sports Live Extra app will have noticed several new enhancements added in the last few weeks as NBC Sports aims to make the content and stats to accompany each game even more useful. The new functionality and visualizations include real-time lineups and match statistics; minute-by-minute text […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]