August 29, 2014
UEFA Europa Cup group stage draw

Group A - Villareal, Borussia Monchengladbach, Zurich, Apollon
Group B - FC Copenhagen, Club Bruges, Torino, HJK
Group C - Tottenham Hotspur, Besiktas, Partizan Belgrade, Asteras
Group D - Salzburg, Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, Astra
Group E - PSV Eindhoven, Panathanaikos, Estoril, Dinamo Moscow
Group F - Internazionale Milano, Dnipro, St. Etienne, Qarabag
Group G - Sevilla, Standard Liege, Feyernoord, Rijeka
Group H - LOSC, Wolfsburg, Everton, Krasnodar
Group I - Napoli, Sparta Prague, Young Boys, Slovan Bratislava
Group J - Dynamo Kyiv, Steaua Bucharest, Rio Ave, AaB
Group K - Fiorentina, PAOK, Guignamp, Dinamo Minsk
Group L - Metalist Kharkiv, Trabsonspor, Legia Warsaw, Lokeren

August 28, 2014
UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

Group A - Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos, Malmo
Group B - Real Madrid, FC Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets
Group C - Benfica, Zenit St. Petersburg, Bayer Leverkeusen, Monaco
Group D - Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht
Group E - Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Roma
Group F - Barcelona, Paris St. Germain, Ajax, Apoel Nicosia
Group G - Chelsea, Schalke 04, Sporting, Maribor
Group H - Porto, Shaktar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, Bate Borisov

August 26, 2014
Things are going super-well for Manchester United at the moment. How do you lose to MK Dons in the League Cup 4-0? Also, this is probably fake but if someone meant to bet on United to win 4-0 and accidentally cashed in on Dons victory, even more LOLZ.
But hey, Angel Di Maria signed today.

Things are going super-well for Manchester United at the moment. How do you lose to MK Dons in the League Cup 4-0? Also, this is probably fake but if someone meant to bet on United to win 4-0 and accidentally cashed in on Dons victory, even more LOLZ.

But hey, Angel Di Maria signed today.

August 26, 2014
When trying to troll a legendary goalkeeper on twitter, just make sure that your team isn’t doing worse than the team he still plays for. 

When trying to troll a legendary goalkeeper on twitter, just make sure that your team isn’t doing worse than the team he still plays for. 

(Source: twitter.com)

August 23, 2014

Whenever IC Thistle are victorious over Celtic, I’m forced to post the greatest headline in football reporting history.

August 21, 2014
Malky Mackay and Iain Moody investigated by FA over 'sexist, racist and homophobic' text messages during time at Cardiff  | Mail Online

Well, that’s why talks with Malky Mackay for the Crystal Palace manager job came to a screeching halt. Racist, sexist & homophobic text messages between the then-Cardiff City manager and his-then sporting director, Iain Moody (in the same position with Palace until today), is not a good look to being employed in football again.

And that’s just the salacious stuff — apparently Cardiff owner Vincent Tan’s investigators located numerous amounts of questionable stuff about Moody & Mackay’s transfers for Cardiff.

Crystal Palace now has two major vacancies to fill and the FA has a big problem on its hands.

August 19, 2014

O AN HE CESC-Y.

seriously, all Fabregas, all the time on that assist. ridiculous.

(Source: shuaitou)

August 18, 2014
Via the Guardian, we have an interesting case of football club vs. its own fans — a fight over Wi-Fi at PSV Eindhoven. Turns out some  of the hardcore supporters don’t want it — they blame mobile phone use for the lessening of support at the Philips Stadion because people are looking at their phones rather than the match.

If it’s not obvious, the banner reads “FUCK WI-FI SUPPORT THE TEAM.”

 (via PSV Eindhoven fans protest against introduction of Wi-Fi at stadium | Football | theguardian.com)

Via the Guardian, we have an interesting case of football club vs. its own fans — a fight over Wi-Fi at PSV Eindhoven. Turns out some of the hardcore supporters don’t want it — they blame mobile phone use for the lessening of support at the Philips Stadion because people are looking at their phones rather than the match.

If it’s not obvious, the banner reads “FUCK WI-FI SUPPORT THE TEAM.”

(via PSV Eindhoven fans protest against introduction of Wi-Fi at stadium | Football | theguardian.com)

August 15, 2014
Join TWG for Fantasy Premier League

This is last call to join all of us here at The World’s Game for the start of Fantasy Prem this season! Teams must be submitted by tomorrow at 8:30am EST if I did my time zone conversion correctly.

Think you can take us? Click the link and create your team! It’s free! And most us forget to update our teams after week 4, so your chances of beating us are high

Our league code is 1056461-252612.

It’s good to have you back, EPL!

August 15, 2014
Ahead of the kickoff of the Premier League tomorrow, ESPN FC put together this excellent interactive page detailing the kit deals each team in the Premier League has and the importance of the money.

Ahead of the kickoff of the Premier League tomorrow, ESPN FC put together this excellent interactive page detailing the kit deals each team in the Premier League has and the importance of the money.

August 14, 2014
Not much movement in this month’s updated FIFA rankings, but a mysterious three-slot drop for the USA? What’s up with that?
Thoughts on the rankings?

Not much movement in this month’s updated FIFA rankings, but a mysterious three-slot drop for the USA? What’s up with that?

Thoughts on the rankings?

August 13, 2014
thebroadcastblog:

U.S. soccer player Abby Wambach is known for her diving headers, but she won’t be executing any of that signature move in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. For the first time, artificial turf will be used, rather than grass. Artificial turf poses significant risks of injury to players. Some soccer players have equated it to playing on concrete.
It’s probably not even necessary to note that artificial turf has never been used for major men’s soccer tournaments. “It’s a gender issue through and through,” Wambach told the New York Times.
Wambach, along with other players from around the world, have signed petitions and recently sent a letter to FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association mentioning a possibility of legal action if the decision to use artificial turf is not reversed.
“For Wambach, celebrations usually mean a sprint to the corner flag and a double knee slide in the grass,” Juliet Macur wrote for the New York Times. “But not on turf.”
photo via ten sports club

thebroadcastblog:

U.S. soccer player Abby Wambach is known for her diving headers, but she won’t be executing any of that signature move in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. For the first time, artificial turf will be used, rather than grass. Artificial turf poses significant risks of injury to players. Some soccer players have equated it to playing on concrete.

It’s probably not even necessary to note that artificial turf has never been used for major men’s soccer tournaments. “It’s a gender issue through and through,” Wambach told the New York Times.

Wambach, along with other players from around the world, have signed petitions and recently sent a letter to FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association mentioning a possibility of legal action if the decision to use artificial turf is not reversed.

For Wambach, celebrations usually mean a sprint to the corner flag and a double knee slide in the grass,” Juliet Macur wrote for the New York Times. “But not on turf.”

photo via ten sports club

August 13, 2014
Ibra pays £30k to send Swedish learning difficulties team to World Cup

No one needs a reason to love Zlatan, but here’s yet another one. 

August 8, 2014

Former Spurs manager Ted Lasso is back working with NBC as a pundit. It’s going really well, I think.

August 7, 2014
Lukas Podolski (and the rest of Arsenal’s Germans) will be missing the opening of the Premier League season, but I get it. Poldi’s been a busy guy. Winning the World Cup, joining the Expendables 3 cast, etc. etc.
(Özil’s been busy too.)

Lukas Podolski (and the rest of Arsenal’s Germans) will be missing the opening of the Premier League season, but I get it. Poldi’s been a busy guy. Winning the World Cup, joining the Expendables 3 cast, etc. etc.

(Özil’s been busy too.)

(Source: facebook.com)