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Soccer Editor — Reuters

Reuters Soccer Editor - but these views are my own and shouldn't be taken too seriously by anyone, unless I AM being serious of course. .

Germany triumphant, Brazil eclipsed in dramatic year

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Albert Gea Barcelona's Lionel Messi smiles during a training session at Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona December 19, 2014. Real Madrid's long-awaited tenth European crown -- 'la decima' -- secured after they equalised late in normal time before winning the Champions League final 4-1 after extra time against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon was another dramatic moment.

Brentford nearly men closing on impossible dream

uk.mobile.reuters.com — Brentford nearly men closing on impossible dream By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - The spotlight on London football usually shines on glamour clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur or West Ham United but rarely on unfashionable Brentford who last played in the top flight nearly 70 years ago.

Brentford nearly men closing on impossible dream

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - The spotlight on London football usually shines on glamour clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur or West Ham United but rarely on unfashionable Brentford who last played in the top flight nearly 70 years ago.

Chelsea coast to West Brom win, City beat Swansea

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett Chelsea's Diego Costa (C) scores a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge in London November 22, 2014. Goals from Diego Costa, who thumped the ball home after controlling it on his chest after 11 minutes for his 11th in 10 league appearances, and Eden Hazard after 25 minutes put Chelsea in control at Stamford Bridge.

Rooney scores on 100th appearance to spark England win

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett 1 of 2. England captain Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates after scoring from a penalty kick during their Euro 2016 Group E qualifying soccer match against Slovenia at Wembley Stadium in London November 15, 2014.

'Pope' Blatter likely to ride out latest FIFA storm

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he addresses a news conference after a meeting of the FIFA executive committee in Zurich September 26, 2014. Previous scandals include the collapse of FIFA's former marketing partner ISL in 2001, allegations over bribes paid to former FIFA president Joao Havelange and other senior officials, and financial mismanagement claims made by former FIFA secretary general Michel Zen Ruffinen in 2002.

Publish report and rebuild FIFA's image, presidential hopeful says

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett Jerome Champagne speaks during a news conference in London January 20, 2014. FIFA had hoped to draw a line under the controversy when German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, ruling on behalf of the soccer body's ethics committee, said he found no grounds sufficient to re-open the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar.

Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to young soccer players during a visit to Spartak's stadium Otkritye Arena in Moscow, August 27, 2014. Piara Power, who is a member of FIFA's Anti-Discrimination Task Force, stopped short of calling for Russia to be stripped of hosting the 2018 World Cup but feared an African team could walk off the field at those finals unless action was taken now.

Away goals rule has become outdated, says Blatter

in.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - The away goals rule used for settling the outcome of two-legged knockout ties has "fallen behind the times" and needs rethinking according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The method under which the team that scores the most goals away from home wins the tie was introduced in the mid-1960s.

UEFA unlikely to support overseas Premier League matches

reuters.com — UEFA failed to support the idea when it was first mooted six years ago, and Gianni Infantino, UEFA's general secretary, told delegates at the Leaders In Sport Summit that he did not think UEFA would change its stance on the issue.
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Dec 19, 2014

RT @coytey: Just when I think our fortunes are turning I hear Kim Jong Un's a Burnley fan.

Dec 18, 2014

@brianhomewood I'd say that's a bit of a mountain to climb .....!

Dec 16, 2014

@sportingintel what's that got to do with his premier league scoring record. ?

Dec 16, 2014

@wbowman73 @RobHarris Rush is 14th on list with 232 top flight goals he isnt even Liverpool's all time record league scorer Roger Hunt is

Dec 16, 2014

RT @petewdavies1: @jamiedharris @footballmc @mirkobolesan Sky sports would like to remind you that football began in 1992 and not before

Dec 16, 2014

Perspective: Jimmy Greaves 357, Dixie Dean 310, Steve Bloomer 309 Gordon Hodgson 287 Alan Shearer 283, Charlie Buchan 258, Nat Lofthouse 255

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