What's New

Inter Replaces Rafa With Leonardo

Finally this power struggle is over. It was inevitable that the Spaniard was not going to get anything from Massimo Moratti for this January transfer window, and Moratti got fed up with Benitez’s strange demands. It all seemed slightly better when Rafa Benitez had guided his team to the World […]

How Italy Will Beat Slovakia

Despite Italy’s lackluster performance in their first two group stage matches, the Azzurri have the chance to advance into the next round of the World Cup with a win or a tie plus help.  Some excellent analyses of the Italian team’s weaknesses have been published over the last few days, and […]

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, […]

Pirlo Injured, World Cup Status Unknown

Update – ESPN.com via Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Pirlo plans to be fit by the final group stage match against Slovakia. Add Andrea Pirlo to the growing list of World Cup injuries. The Italian midfielder and AC Milan star could miss an undefined number of matches after suffering […]

ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]

What's Rising

La Liga Roundup, Gameweek 12: Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa Lead Messi in Pichichi Stakes [VIDEO]

The top three all won again at the weekend as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid continue to dominate La Liga. Neither Barca nor Los Blancos are in vintage form, while Diego Costa and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to eclipse Lionel Messi as Pichichi contenders. Below par Barcelona saw off Espanyol […]

Manchester United and Barcelona reach £22.3 million agreement for Pedro

Manchester United and Barcelona have reached a £22.3 million agreement over the transfer of Pedro, following negotiations held between officials from the two clubs on Tuesday. The Spain international has yet to agree personal terms with United. However, the veteran player is keen to make the switch to Old Trafford where […]

Recent Comments

Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for news and soccer TV schedules

* indicates required

What's Hot

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 […]