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When Will Soccer Officiating Get With the Times?

Sunday’s refereeing blunders, following the many glaring group stage errors, have reignited a debate over changing the sport’s rules. Some favor video replay, some favor an additional referee who would only monitor each goal area, while others would prefer a sensor-system for goals similar to that used in hockey. Of all the ideas, the addition […]

Where Does England Go From Here?

There is a saying that once you hit rock bottom the only way out is up. Unfortunately there is another option, stagnating at the rock bottom. The England national team hit rock bottom in South Africa and those out there flattering themselves that England will emerge from the utter mess […]

RTE Analysis of England's World Cup Campaign: Video

Whether you love or hate RTE’s analysis of English football, watch the following video for analysis of England’s 2010 World Cup campaign. For some England fans, it may feel like rubbing salt into open wounds. But the critical analysis, whether you agree with it or not, is something that you […]

FIFA Ruining Growth of Soccer Worldwide

Soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world. But there are still two massive continents in this world (Asia and North America) as well as other regions where the sport could be much more popular and where the populations are burgeoning. However, FIFA continues to make cataclysmic […]

So Much for the Three Lions

I now have a new all-time favorite soccer quote.  After the English team drew against the USA and Algeria, barely beat Slovenia and was torn open and summarily dismissed from the World Cup by Germany, BBC commentator Chris Waddle had this observation: “England will never win the World Cup while […]

Top 10 Similarities Between USA-Ghana and England-Germany

The similarities between England’s devastating loss to Germany Sunday and the United States’s loss to Ghana on Saturday are remarkable. Here are ten similarities: Both games featured incredible goalkeeping performances. Neuer for Germany. Kingson for Ghana. In both games, the winning team completely outplayed their opposition. Both teams committed disastrous […]

In One Word, Depression: England 1-4 Germany

Devastated. Demoralized. Disgusted. Disillusioned. Can we get one more D? How about depression. This is a dark day in the history of the World Cup. And in the history of soccer. Yes, it’s that dark. It’s hard to write the emotions I feel right now. I’m a citizen of the […]

England Cheated Of Blatant Goal Against Germany: Video

England was cheated of a blatant Frank Lampard goal Sunday against Germany when the Chelsea midfielder’s shot hit the crossbar, bounced 2-3 feet inside the goal and back out of the goal. But incredibly, the referee decided that it wasn’t a goal which allowed Germany to go into half-time 2-1 […]

England v Germany, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

They think it’s all over (Sie denken es ist alles vorbel), well it is now. Not quite, but before, during and after England’s massive game today against Germany, post your opinions and observations in the comments section below as Fabio Capello’s men aim to overturn the Germans to reach the […]

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 […]

Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010

With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far.  Marcelo Bielsa, Chile’s manager, insisted on a positive approach with an […]

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Bayern Munich Chairman Says Louis Van Gaal Has A Huge Ego And Wanted to Van Gaal-ize Club

In an interview with the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticized Louis van Gaal by saying he has a “huge ego” and that the current Manchester United manager wanted to “Van Gaal-ize” the Bundesliga giants. Van Gaal took control of the German club in July […]

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Traveling through Bali in search of soccer

Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer Oliver Huddlestone is currently traveling throughout Asia and is sharing travelogues with us from the countries he visits. So far, he’s shared his observations regarding trying to watch or play soccer from Hong Kong and Malaysia. Today’s post is on Bali. Bali quickly found its […]

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 […]