Mexico striker Antonio de Nigris has been reported dead in Larissa, Greece, where he played for the local team in the Greek Super League. The 31-old striker’s death has come as a shock to everybody since it happened so unexpectedly. According to reports, de Nigris felt unwell while sleeping at home on Sunday night. He [...]

The new Real Madrid group of superstar players are yet to show the brilliant football everyone knows they can play and what they can win, but in terms of popularity, they are lagging quite a bit behind the first “Galacticos” era. The current star-studded team with Christiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso have [...]

The global affliction of the H1N1 virus has been hitting Europe’s football leagues, the latest victim of which is the Bundesliga. Days after Bayern Munich’s Miroslav Klose was quarantined, Christopher Schorch of Cologna and Eintracht’s Marcos Alvarez were taken out of their squads so as not to spread the illness in the team. The virus [...]

Today was held the first leg of the European playoffs for the 4 spots remaining for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Three of the four matches ended in a victory for one of the contestants while the fourth between Greece and Ukraine ended in a 0-0 tie. The winners of the matches today were Portugal, [...]

Adidas has released the latest version of the Predator series of soccer boots and this new one looks fantastic. The company even brought back now retired superstar Zinedine Zidane for an ad showing off the new shoe. The Predator X is supposed to provide players with a power boost and better swerve control on both [...]

The football world is mourning Hannover 96 captain and German International goalkeeper Robert Enke, who committed suicide on November 10th, 2009. News sources say he left a suicide letter and jumped in front of an express train, a result of several years of battling depression. Germany’s friendly match with Chile was canceled, and teams around [...]

Until a few days ago, nobody would have believed you if you said that the fastest goal scored in soccer would be only 2 seconds after kickoff and on the second touch on the ball. And yet, this is exactly what the Saudi striker Nawaf Al Abed achieved at the beginning of the Prince Faisal [...]

When Premiership share-holders and club officials meet on Thursday the 12th of November, a wide range of topics will be discussed—but undoubtedly, center stage will take the proposal to create a two-tier English Premier League. This plan will separate the Premiership into two 18-team divisions, with Scotland’s Celtic and Rangers joining in. Rumors about such [...]

Didier Drogba may be celebrating Chelsea’s important 1-0 win over Manchester United yesterday, but he can also count himself lucky for staying on the pitch after suffering a pretty nasty challenge by United’s Jonny Evans. Or at least that’s what referee Martin Atkinson would have you believe. Hilarious refereeing mistakes (mostly for the neutral) are [...]

The commercialism of the game continues consuming the bases of footballing tradition, and shows no signs of halting. Following Newcastle United approving plans to rename their stadium to “sportsdirect.com@St James’ Park“, two London-based clubs have decided to follow suit. Apparently, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have realized there is good money to be made from changing [...]

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