Saudi Arabia to sponsor Women’s World Cup raises questions

Saudi Arabia is on the sponsor board for the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The country’s tourism board, Visit Saudi, is the tournament’s sponsor, says David Ornstein of The Athletic. It is not affiliated with any official sponsor of FIFA. Sponsors such as Coca-Cola and Adidas are long-term sponsors. Instead, FIFA is … Read more

Most predictable soccer leagues in Europe ranked

Parity in soccer is not common at all. Some leagues have it, others have less. But that’s part of the excitement of every league. In fact, the lack of competitiveness makes a shock run for the title or European spot all the more exciting. The 2020/21 season’s LOSC Lille shock PSG, winning Ligue 1 on … Read more

The evolution of RB Leipzig into a German heavyweight

You can’t talk about RB Leipzig’s rise and avant-garde approach to the transfer market without first talking about their rapid rise to success. Popular energy drink maker Red Bull GmbH is not only a heavyweight in the food industry, but also owns multiple sports teams. Red Bull Racing (who won the 2022 F1 World Championship), … Read more

Which Premier League clubs have been in the top flight the longest

Several clubs in the Premier League have stayed in the top flight for a long time. Their tenure in English football extends well beyond his 1992 start of the Premier League. For example, six of the Premier League’s 22 charter members are still out of competition. They are Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur … Read more

NBC’s Premier League Fan Fest a huge hit in Orlando, Florida

NBC’s Premier League Fan Fest in Orlando, Florida was a huge success on all fronts. This was the broadcaster’s eighth time held in the United States. Judging by the numbers, it might be the best one yet. The Premier League Fan Fest, which is becoming a fixture on the US football calendar each year, was … Read more

Reader Mailbag: Answering your soccer questions

It’s time to add the World Soccer Talk Reader Mailbag. This week we will be covering US Open Cup coverage, Premier League Fan Fest, CONCACAF, Serie A and the FIFA Club World Cup. Don’t forget to add new questions in the comments below. We’ll do our best to answer them next week. Remember, they’re also … Read more

The Beautiful Poetry of Football Commentary: Book review

how are you doing When faced with a dramatic situation at our favorite club or a stressful moment in an engaging match, we usually regress to an incomprehensible sound or a series of annoying semi-connected syllables. Conversely, broadcasters need to keep their cool and convey not only the moment, but the gravity of what is … Read more

Is the Manchester United paradox of struggle finally ending?

The past decade has been a big struggle for Manchester United players and fans. As the cliché goes, all empires must eventually fall. Just as the Roman and Ottoman empires once crumbled, so too did Manchester United, the empire of sustained success and total European dominance built under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who suddenly … Read more

What soccer games are coming to Paramount+ in January

January 2023 brings many exciting fixtures to Paramount+. The Champions League won’t resume until his February, but his return to steady club activity will whet the appetite of his football fans. For example, the Scottish Premiership already had one of the biggest matches of the season. Old Firm saw him a tough 2–2 draw between … Read more