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US Soccer Fans Lead Chorus of "BP Sucks" Chants

It wasn’t the prettiest game by either team, but Saturday’s clash between England and the United States reached fever pitch levels at sports bars and restaurants across the US and around the world. One such party was held in South Florida at Wowies Sports Grill, the host site for EPL […]

For Abject England, Expect More of the Same

  England fans have traditionally been guilty of the sin of not really looking.  Reading the English press, there seems a general sense of shock about how their team performed in their first game yesterday.  But to a neutral observer, the result, and England’s sorry, tired performance, was not really […]

England v USA, 2010 World Cup: In Pictures

After what began as a brilliant start for England after Steven Gerrard scored the opener in three minutes, it looked as if it was going to be England’s night. But the US battled back, were fortunate that Robert Green spilled the ball into the net. And the rest is history. […]

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, […]

South Africa v Mexico, 2010 World Cup: Open Thread

Finally. It. Is. Here. The 2010 World Cup kicks off today with the first match up between South Africa and Mexico. I’m picking South Africa and Mexico to draw in this one. Mexico should win, but buoyed by the incredible support of the South African nation, I think the South […]

Why Some England Supporters Are Their Own Worst Enemy

Well we’re almost there. The future is about to be written. English football fans are right now full of typical pre-tournament nervousness, arrogance, pitiful lack of self-belief, cynicism, doubt and jingoism. Welcome to England. The World Cup is the world’s biggest sporting event and captivates almost everyone on earth and […]

South Africa 2010 World Cup Bingo/Drinking Game

The World Cup is here; there is nothing better than watching the games with friends, having a few drinks and watching a game of football.  In case the football is not quite enough on it’s own to entertain you, this World Cup bingo/drinking game could possibly make things more interesting. […]

World Cup Fans: How Are You Feeling?

In reference to the World Cup, a friend of mine sent me a note on Facebook this morning saying that she felt like a kid who is too anxious to find out if Santa will bring her what she wants for Christmas. It certainly feels that way with one big exception. […]

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Oldest Photograph of England Football Team Ever

The earliest known photograph of the England football team has been discovered in a library in Derby. The team picture from 1876 features ten footballers and one referee. The eleventh player missed the photocall. The photograph was taken of the team that was to play Scotland on April 4, 1876. […]

Spain agrees new La Liga TV rights deal that will end Real Madrid-Barcelona hegemony

New legislation has been passed that will bring Spanish soccer in line with how the Premier League and Serie A are marketed, and will correct existing imbalances in earnings, which allow Real Madrid and Barcelona to claim a disproportionate amount of the television income in La Liga. The legislation will take effect in 2016 […]

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More than 1.8 million soccer fans in US watched El Clasico across beIN SPORTS networks

Saturday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona delivered an average of 1.8 total viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, according to Nielsen. A total of 1,106,137 watched the game on beIN SPORTS en Español, while 768,445 watched the game on the English-language beIN SPORTS network. “We […]

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Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls and the latest soccer news. You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at www.worldsoccertalk.com/live. During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you can call in with your questions […]

FIFA ‘seeking life ban’ against Michel Platini

FIFA’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, the European football chief’s lawyer declared on Tuesday. Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a $2 million payment he received from FIFA president Sepp Blatter who is also suspended. Platini’s lawyer […]