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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 […]

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 […]

Losers Of The 2014 Summer Transfer Window

1. Real Madrid Players In James Rodriguez-£63million Toni Kroos-£27million Keylor Navas-£9million Javier Hernandez-Loan Players Out Angel di Maria-£59.7million Alvaro Morata-£17million Xabi Alonso-£9million Nuri Sahin-£6million Casemiro-Loan Diego Lopez-Free Transfer It seems rather difficult to say a team who have just signed James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are losers in the transfer […]

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Alleged global soccer match-fixer freed in Singapore

A Singaporean accused of leading the world’s largest football match-fixing syndicate was freed on Wednesday after a surprise court ruling seen as a blow to efforts to rid global sport of corruption. Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, was released after the Court of […]

Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

Manchester City must put their “difficult situation” behind them and use Wednesday’s clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini. City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their […]