The World Cup may be over, but the summer international tournaments continue – and so do the world class displays. In the UEFA Under-19 Championship quarterfinal match between Spain and Italy, the new world champions showed they are extending their dominance to all age levels by beating the Italians 3-0 and progressing through to the [...]
With over 15 years at the club, from a youth player to the age of 33, and 228 league goals in the Spanish La Liga, the great Raul Gonzalez has left Real Madrid. He is/was one of the most prolific strikers in all of Europe, and not too many clubs can boast a talisman as [...]
David Beckham may already be in LA playing for the LA Galaxy, but one of his closest friends, actor Tom Cruise, wants him to become an actor himself. The megastar was quoted as saying: “I’ve been encouraging him to become an actor. He’s got the looks, he’s got everything. He’d be terrific.” The two have [...]
Spanish La Liga side Real Mallorca were kicked out of the Europa League due to “financial reasons”, and their place was given to Villarreal, who finished 7th last season. The decision was made due to the fact that they have debts close to 70 million Euros, and that is not allowed under UEFA’s rules. Mallorca [...]
The race to host the two World Cups following the next one in Brazil has began, and FIFA officials will now start visiting a number of the candidate countries to take a look at their sports facilities. This is perhaps the most important stage of the process, as it gives the judges a direct insight [...]
As the investigation to find out what really caused France’s grave problems at the World Cup continues, the most capped player in their history, Lilian Thuram, has come out claiming that the revolt underlines the racism still existing in society.
He resigned as board member of the football federation after the scandal, but has continued to [...]
The hottest time for transfers is always the window after the world cup, when clubs do their best to attract the stars that shined at the biggest competition on Earth. The problem with this World Cup is that it was more of a team-effort story for many teams, and there weren’t that many individual performances. [...]
People keep saying soccer in America is just about to blow up, it will rise in popularity, the time is coming etc. etc. – but if one is to look at the facts, it is still a long way off from displacing or even equaling other top American sports, such as baseball, American football, or [...]
The World Cup Golden Ball, which is awarded to the best player of the competition, has gone to Diego Forlan. FIFA had submitted 10 nominees, but by all accounts the favorites to win it were 3 – Forlan himself, Wesley Sneijder and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Sneijder and Schweinsteiger have done very well in this World Cup, and [...]
Spain’s hero at the World Cup final, captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, sure knows how to celebrate. He saved two clear-cut chances by Robben during the game, burst into tears as his team won in extra-time 1-0, became the first Spaniard to officially lift the golden trophy, and then went over for a short [...]