Place your Bets! Analysing the 2014 World Cup Betting Favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The summer is fast approaching, and in true World Cup fashion, football fans everywhere have begun to browse catalogues of the latest wide-screen TVs, sound out their favourite watering holes, and pray that the old barbecue will survive in the back garden this winter.
Greece deserve the FIFA fair-play award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Greece not only secured a place in the World Cup finals by beating Romania 4-2 on aggregate, but they deserve a fair play award too for their handling of a error from Romania that could have altered the result of the first leg of the qualifying playoffs between the two teams last week.
It's fair to say that France's national team has been one of the most entertaining sides when it comes to their off-field antics in the past few years, but after their 3-0 home victory there seems to be a possibility of some on-field entertainment as well. After hearing the statistics of Ukraine's sturdy defence, and knowing that never before had a team overcome a 2-0 deficit to qualify for the World Cup, the uncertainty around France's chances were genuine.
20 goals in 17 games Arsenal & Liverpool target scores yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Konstantinos Mitroglou can't stop scoring at the moment. He is one of the in-form strikers in Europe at the moment and last night scored yet another crucial goal as Greece reached the World Cup finals by beating Romania.
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European World Cup play-off first legs: Five things we learned - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The eight European teams fighting it out for a place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil were on show last night in the play-off fixtures, with the four ties giving an advantage to one of the teams after the first leg.
Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Welcome to Soccerlens' preview and upcoming coverage of Sunday's Euro 2016 draw, which will take place at 11:00 GMT in Nice, France.
With qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil all sorted, we can turn our attentions to the upcoming European Championships in France, with a whole host of international heavyweights awaiting this Sunday's gala event, which will determine the fate of the 55 teams spread through six seeded pots.
KickTV is a YouTube channel dedicated to, predictably, football. They've released a new series called Football Vagabond in which they send someone around the globe to document the sport. First up is the Eternal Derby in Greece, Olympiacos versus Panathinaikos. In short: this series has a ton of potential.
The pitch is suspect, but the woodwork is some of the finest you'll ever see.
The league is clearly way down the ladder, the team one named Egeas Plomariou, and the goalkeeper can only be described as hapless. But the posts are clearly on some mystical level, emitting a force which attracts the ball, keeping it from the net.
Who is Tomas De Vincenti and why aren't broadcasting companies shelling out big euros to watch
his every move. Why.
This is not, despite what you may think, Zlatan, who currently holds a monopoly on the
football-martial arts hybrid. Tomas is 23 and plays for PAS Giannina, fresh from the Greek second
division, though likely not for long: one moment like this will easily net a decent transfer.
The Under-19 Champions League, better known as the NextGen Series is back and bigger than ever. As
you might recall Inter Milan left Brisbane Road with all the marbles. This year, Europe's best U19
club competition has expanded to 24 teams with six home-and-away round robin groups. The top two
from each group move on and the next four highest point-scoring third place teams join them in the
We have four new party passes handed out for Brazil 2014; Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Switzerland are in. So who can make the list on Tuesday and how? We gotchu. Honduras can make it 15 with so much as a draw at Jamaica. If they fail to do that, Mexico could grab the last spot with a win at Costa Rica.
Clint Dempsey created an own goal and laid in an assist for Emmanuel Adebayor in Tottenham's 3-1 win over Panathinaikos at White Hart Lane. The win sends Spurs through to the final-32 knockouts. Dempsey's helper allowed Adebayor to open the scoring in the 29th minute. And in heading a 76th-minute inswinging free kick from Kyle Walker off the crossbar, off the ground into the back of keeper
It's VICE meets Bourdain and a Ball. It's the Football Vagabond.
There are fans. There are supporters. Then, there's something else. George Quraishi of Howler Magazine took a trip to Greece to find what happens when passion overflows and the consequences are felt across the country.
Using over 2000 photos from the Panathinaikos vs Olympiacos earlier this month, Tourette Design found a fresh way to revisit this Greek clasico. Condensing a match into 3 minute highlights is one thing, but choosing a select number of particular frames to show at a time is another.
Arsenal are preparing an £11m bid to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It's not clear whether Brendan Rodgers side will launch a bid of their own. The Reds were heavily linked with the Greece international but, having signed PSG's Mamdou Sakho and Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori, Rodgers [.
Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
In a way, the 2012-13 season has meant rebuilding for both Arsenal and Greek champions Olympiacos. Still, both clubs will have a few players who, since August, haveproven to be capable of transforming any match in their club's favor.
Hello all. It's Friday and the final day of the transfer window. Ready for the euphoria or the
disappointment? Before we get to that, plenty of other things to discussed. No where better to
start than the Champions League as the draw was made yesterday.
We are in Group B together with Olympiacos, Montpellier and Shalke.
Ο χαιρετισμός του Γιώργου Κατίδη! by kokoretsi AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been banned for life from the Greece national team after celebrating a goal with a Nazi salute. The 20-year-old ex-Greece under-19 team skipper marked his winning goal against Veria with a straight-armed gesture.
Tetraplo dokari by martelis Off The Post? Yep, and the rest. This footage comes from the Greek lower leagues. An Egeas Plomariou player thought he was about to find the net against Papanikolis. His shot beat the keeper but hit the post. Then the crossbar. Then the other post. Then the first post again.
Nikos Spyropoulos found himself opening the scoring account for Greece as his neatly placed
volley curled inside of the post. Two years ago he scored a similar goal to level against Georgia
in the opening qualifier heading to Euro 2012. Most Greek fans are probably wondering why
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Hello to all Greece fans. It's been a while since my last post covering Greece's incredible
journey at Euro 2012. After a full two month summer break the Greek national team begins it's
journey to Brazil. Fernando Santos has moved the team in a new direction with the introduction of
Liverpool in bid for Kyriakos Papadopoulos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos is attracting interest from Liverpool this summer.
The Merseyside outfit have been linked with a potential move for the 21-year old for a number of months, and manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to find a long-term replacement for the retired Jamie Carragher.
Who would've thought that in a match featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, the best backheel would come from someone at the bottom end of the La Liga table? Probably a lot of people. Because that's just how things work sometimes.
Nevertheless, in what seems like it was probably an excellent game 3-3 draw with a late, 93rd minute Portuguese equalizer by Fabio Coentrao the cannoned Greek goal was cannoned into the net by Eden Ben Basat after a fancypants backheel flick by Tomer Hemed.
In more imaginative and original news, the economic crisis in Greece is apparently so bad that footy club Voukefalas has resorted to placing a local brothel's ads on their kits (brothel's estimated net worth: 2.4 million USD).Speaking with NovaSport FM radio station, Voukefala president Giannis Batziolas joked that when the club's execs relayed the peculiar [.