A Wild End to World Cup Qualifying The 2018 World Cup is almost set with 23 countries booking their spots to the tournament in Russia. In this past week, qualifying in CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, and the AFC came to an end as did the group stages in UEFA. There were a lot of surprises. In Europe, […]Read more "Miscellaneous Soccer News from Around the World (September 28th- October 11th)"
Albanian football has seen a revival recently with the country’s most recent success coming with a group stage appearance in Euro 2016 for the first time in the country’s history. The Albanian Superliga and its clubs have also seen a revival with Skenderbeu qualifying for the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League group stage not long ago. […]Read more "Club of the Week: Flamurtari Vlorë"
A Clash of Egos at PSG Could there be trouble at France’s richest club? That’s what some people think after Neymar and Cavani had a penalty dispute in their Ligue 1 game against Lyon on September 17th. In the second half of the game, PSG were awarded a penalty after already being up 1-0. Cavani […]Read more "Miscellaneous Soccer News from Around the World (September 14th- September 28th)"
Soccer or Football is often quoted as “more than just a game”. Wars have been started and stopped because of it and autocrats in far off lands can harness it to get a tight grip on power. In some cultures around the world, soccer is as popular as religion itself. Stadiums are seen as cathedrals, […]Read more "Soccer as Religion.."
UAFA is the Union of Arab Football Associations and is the governing body of football in the Arab League. Its members include countries from Northern Africa, East Africa, and the Middle East. UAFA was founded in 1974 in Tripoli, Libya and its current seat of power is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Very much like the […]Read more "What is the purpose of the Arab Club Championship?"
A Wild Week of World Cup Qualifying. Qualifying for the World Cup was wild this week. Here are a few notable stories from each confederation as the road to Russia unfolds. The two biggest losers of this international break had to be Chile and Argentina who both find themselves in precarious positions in CONMEBOL World […]Read more "Miscellaneous Soccer News from Around the World (September 1st – September 14th 2017)"
The Preview Atlanta United in the past week was hyped as the best expansion team in the history of MLS. United led by former Barcelona coach Tata Martino currently sit in playoff position with games in hand and look poised to make a playoff run in the coming months with their enormous fan base and […]Read more "Game of the Week: Atlanta United 3 FC Dallas 0. Week 29 of the 2017 MLS regular season."