Champions League group stage draw in full

Champions League group stage draw in full

Group A: Porto, Dynamo Kyiv, Paris Saint-Germain, Dinamo Zagreb Group B: Arsenal, Schalke 04, Olympiacos, Montpellier Group C: Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Nordsjaelland Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, Bate Borisov Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic Group H: Manchester United, Braga, [...]

The Spanish League and another two horse race?

The Spanish League and another two horse race?

The holidays are over (for us all, including me) and the Spanish league has begun…. A week earlier than usual, with suffocating heat (August is hot usually, but on top of that there is a heat wave), with some games starting at 23.00, to be able to accommodate all the PPV (pay per view) games. Barcelona beat Real Sociedad comfortably, [...]

The most valuable football clubs in the world

The most valuable football clubs in the world

Barclays Premier League club Manchester United remains the most valuable brand in world football, according to the latest annual figures revealed within the Brand Finance Football 50 rankings. A dramatic final day of the season saw Manchester United miss out on a 20th league title at the expense of local rival Manchester City. However, United remains the most valuable brand [...]

Euro 2012, your chance to bet on a winner!

Euro 2012, your chance to bet on a winner!

The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, will be the 14th European Championship for national football teams organised by UEFA. The final tournament will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012. It is the first time that either nation has hosted the tournament. Those teams qualified after a pre-qualification [...]

Cristian Lagos Navarro

Cristian Lagos Navarro

Name: Cristian Lagos Navarro Nationality: Costa Rica Age; 27 (17/08/1984) Height; 187.0 m Weight 92.0 kg Position; Forward Club: Santos Costa Rica Cristian Lagos is a centre forward for the modern game. As another of the players Sportzone work with in Latin America, Cristian Lagos is creating big interest in Europe due to the great season he is having in Costa Rica. [...]

Call my bluff and Damian Comolli!

Call my bluff and Damian Comolli!

You may well have seen (and enjoyed) like me, Leonardo di Caprio’s brilliant interpretation of Frank Abagnale Jr., in Steven Spielberg’s box office hit, “Catch me if you can”. Football has its very own version! Damian Comelli has managed to bag top jobs at numerous big clubs, without actually ever having ever proved he knows anything about football at all! He [...]

Soccer quote of the week!

Soccer quote of the week!

“I will never say we can’t win the league if there is still a chance. That is not my life, never” – Roberto Mancini, Tuesday 10 April before Manchester City face West Brom and Manchester United face Wigan “The title race is finished … five points is too much” – Roberto Mancini, Wednesday 11 April after Manchester City beat West [...]

Spanish League title climax

Spanish League title climax

Midweek fixtures – decisive in the title battle for La Liga. As usual, ‘down to the wire’ title battles in Spain narrow down to Barcelona and Real Madrid. With midweek fixtures this week and the ‘Clasico’ between Real and Barsa less than 2 weeks away, there is still everything to play for. Barcelona won their match last night at home [...]