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ed perovic

Ed Perovic is the creator of soccertvblog.com (formerly 'socceraction') which provides a comprehensive calendar of upcoming soccer matches from major competitions as well as international news stories on soccer broadcasting. In 2019, Ed relocated to Europe from the United States where he resides today. In 2021, Soccertvblog joined the WorldSoccerTalk family.

STORIES BY ed perovic


/ 13 days ago

New look UEFA Champions League kicks off this week

While all eyes in Europe are on the European Championships which enter the Semifinal stage this week, the new look 2024-25 UEFA Champions League officially kicks off with the First Qualifying Round this week. This year’s edition features a brand new format with a 36-team ‘League Stage’ which will see all 36 teams play eight […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 26 days ago

Euro 2024 struggles signal end of Croatia golden generation

I found myself at a beach bar in front of a giant TV screen and surrounded by hundreds of fans of every age group adorned in red-and-white checkered soccer jerseys. The music was blaring from the speakers as if the fans needed any motivation before kick-off to get into the mood. The conversations around me […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 36 days ago

Croatia brings optimism into Euro 2024 as fans ready for success

Euro 2024 in Germany is upon us, and there is an air of optimism and excitement surrounding the Croatia national team. Croatia has exhibited international success of late. Most recently, it was a third-place finish at the World Cup in Qatar. The quest for European success starts with the side's opening match on Saturday against […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 37 days ago

Germany to struggle for true home advantage in diverse Euro 2024

When Germany hosts the European Championship in 2024, the tournament atmosphere may sap away a true home advantage. With millions of immigrants from across Europe now calling Germany home, the stands will be filled with passionate fans cheering on their home countries despite the games taking place on German soil. Germany is home to a […]


/ 40 days ago

Is this finally the end of GolTV?

If I only had a dollar every time someone predicted the demise of GolTV, I would be a rich man. Yet, here we are again, with news coming out of Ecuador with soccer fans in the United States wondering if this could be the final nail in the coffin for the once-beloved network. Ecuadorian League […]


/ 88 days ago

Where will Apple go next in bids for global streaming rights?

Apple is close to securing a major deal with FIFA to acquire global streaming rights to the 2025 Club World Cup in the United States. If finalized, it would mark Apple's latest high-profile move into live sports broadcasting after inking deals with Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, and others. But the Club World Cup […]


/ 94 days ago

EFL games on USA TV to get improved viewing experiences

Soccer fans can look forward to improved USA EFL broadcasts starting in the 2024/25 season. The EFL (English Football League) has extended its partnership with global sports media company IMG through the 2028/29 campaign. This agreement aims to elevate production values across EFL competitions. The renewal comes after the EFL's record domestic TV rights deal […]


/ 99 days ago

New EFL deal with Sky Sports: What it means for US soccer fans

US soccer fans are set for an exciting change to their consumption of the EFL after Sky Sports renewed their deal. A blockbuster new domestic broadcast deal between the English Football League and Sky Sports was announced on Monday. While the agreement is specific to the UK market, it will undoubtedly have ripple effects across […]

Manchester City

/ 136 days ago

Manchester City’s journey In winning the Treble coming to Netflix

Netflix announced that they have secured the rights to a six-part docuseries chronicling Manchester City and this past season that led to the treble. Together: Treble Winners promises to take viewers behind the scenes of one of the greatest achievements in English football history. City filmed the journey as it happened Produced by Manchester City's […]


/ 140 days ago

Is VAR creating more controversy than it was designed to avoid?

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology has brought increased scrutiny, debate and controversy around officiating decisions. Currently, the league is commonplace across Europe, with many leagues across the world implementing the change. The Croatia Premier League has become the latest lightning rod for VAR criticism. Bruno Marić, the head of the Croatian refereeing body, resigned after […]


/ 142 days ago

FIFA+ adds extensive Oceania confederation matches to platform

Oceania has long been considered the weakest of FIFA's six confederations, especially since Australia departed for the Asian Confederation in 2006. But FIFA's new streaming platform, FIFA+, ensures Oceania football remains visible by providing global coverage of all Oceana Football Confederation (OFC) tournaments and competitions over the next two years. Broadcasting Oceania matches worldwide presents […]


/ 171 days ago

Competitive 2023 AFC Asian Cup bringing joy amid the chaos

While Japan still tops the bookmaker’s list as favorites to lift the 2023 AFC Asian Cup trophy, this tournament has shown that the gap that has historically existed between the likes of Japan, South Korea, Australia and the rest of the Confederation, no longer exists. The vast majority of matches have been extremely competitive. The […]


/ 172 days ago

Why the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has been the best one yet

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Ivory Coast, has been captivating, thrilling and emotional – and not just on the field. This edition has seen several surprises. Minnow Mauritania registered its first-ever AFCON win over powerhouse Algeria. Also, hosts Ivory Coast qualified for the quarterfinals after sacking its head coach. Competitive play in a good atmosphere The atmosphere […]

Assault on a referee suspends all games in Turkish Super Lig

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) suspended all matches in the Turkish Super Lig as well as lower leagues. Officials made the decision after a shocking assault on a referee during a match on Monday night. The incident occurred after a 1-1 draw between Ankaragucu and Rizespor. Ankaragucu president Faruk Koca punched referee Halil Umut Meler […]


/ 248 days ago

Watch all African Confederation World Cup Qualifiers on FIFA+

CAF World Cup qualifiers kicked off on FIFA+ Wednesday, Nov. 15, with all matches available on FIFA’s streaming service. In CAF World Cup Qualifying, there are nine automatic spots for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Fifty-four teams are fighting for those nine spots. Additionally, there is a 10th spot […]


/ 254 days ago

CAF makes U-turn and resolves beIN SPORTS dispute

Two months after CAF canceled their 12-year, $415 million broadcast contract with beIN SPORTS, the two organizations have resolved their differences and recommitted to their partnership. This is welcome news for soccer fans in the USA looking forward to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be played in Cote d'Ivoire starting on Jan. 13. […]

FIFA World Cup

/ 264 days ago

Australia Passes on World Cup, Saudi Arabia named for 2034

Football Australia announced today that it would not be bidding to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup. In a statement, Football Australia said, "We have explored the opportunity to bid to host the FIFA World Cup and – having taken all factors into consideration – we have reached a conclusion not to do so for the […]

Apple TV

/ 269 days ago

MLS won't renew announcer who criticized league, says talent

Major League Soccer has declined to renew the contract of Jeremy Filosa who alleges it's due to critical comments he made on social media. Filosa, who has called many games on MLS Season Pass, criticized CF Montreal and explained their struggles in the 2023 MLS season. Filosa, who calls games in French for Apple and […]


/ 276 days ago

Premier League offers UK TV more games than before

The Premier League announced it will substantially increase the number of matches shown live on TV in the UK beginning with the 2025/26 season. The league will make all Sunday 2 p.m. matches available to broadcasters for the first time. Also, the Premier League is adding an extra round of midweek fixtures. This brings the […]

Football League

/ 281 days ago

EFL opens bidding for expanded international rights package

The English Football League (EFL) has opened bidding for its international broadcast rights from 2024-25 through 2028-29. Following the record domestic deal signed with Sky Sports, this presents an opportunity for media companies in the United States. They have the chance to acquire a significant portion of the product's content. Domestic Deal Sets Foundation for […]