Posts from ‘June, 2011’

Torsten Frings scores

Torsten Frings to Toronna FC (also some Dutch bloke). I was there in the stadium in Munich to see Frings score this beauty

Highlights from Book Club Reviews

With FIFA Women’s World Cup under way, the Book Club Reviews site highlights The World is a Ball

Soccer Weekend

Most excellent soccer weekend, my friends. UEFA Under-21 Final, Spain vs Switzerland, TSN, 2:30p.m. Saturday. Women’s World Cup, Germany vs Canada, Sunday, CBC 11:45 a.m… Continue reading

Canada 2, England 2

At FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Canada was losing 1-2 until the dying moments when goalkeeper Quillan Roberts delivered a goal from the gods…

El Nino Maravilla

The next Messi. Alexsi Sanchez. Age 22. At Udinese in Italy, 12 goals in Serie A last season, and 12 goals in 36 games for Chile. Off to one of the following – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Intern… Continue reading

The Vancouver Riots

Vancouver Canucks’ Fans Riot Following Stanley Cup Finals Loss

I’ve covered World Cups, Euro’s, many other soccer games in 14 countries on 4 continents. Big games, vast crowds of the happy, the bitter fans. Worst I ever saw was a guy throw cup of beer at someone & get hustled away by cops. The next time some smartass uses the term “soccer hooligan”…

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A sizzling soccer summer

EuroWorld SportsFor a summer without a World Cup or Euro, this is one sizzling soccer summer. The UEFA Under 21 tournament is on, and on TV here.

Then…FIFA Women’s World Cup, June 26-July 17. And …all Copa América matches on TV here, July 1-24 from Argentina. 12 Countries. 26 Matches. Incl., Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico. Plus… FIFA Under 20 World Cup, from Colombia, July 29-August 20. Oh yes, and Toronto FC… Continue reading

Well done the lads!

If you missed this one, you missed a doozy. Ireland 2, Italy 0. International Friendly. But “friendly” my posterior. Essentially a second-string, young Irish team beating top-notch Italy with aplomb Continue reading

Who’s sorry now?

A number of Irish players were reluctant to show up for an end of season away game against Macedonia. Final result: Macedonia 0, Ireland 2. Ireland, Russia & Slovakia now tied in Qualifying Group for next year’s Euro 2012 tournament Continue reading

A bit hopeless, a bit lucky…

‎”Wembley was noisily registering its unrest with Capello and England.” The usual thing from England Continue reading