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  1. Wright Thompson -- Soccer night with the Chavez family

    Wright Thompson

    Wright Thompson

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  2. South America's telling progress

    Sam Kelly

    Four years is a long time in football, and so it is that as we reach the end of South America's mammoth World Cup-qualifying programme, it's instructive to look back. Tim Vickery has already written for ESPN FC on the final double-headers, as Uruguay...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  3. Five things we learned from South American qualifiers

    Tim Vickery

    ESPN FC writer Tim Vickery examines the latest round of South American World Cup qualifiers. • CONMEBOL wrap: Messi helps Argentina qualify * Highlights: Uruguay 2-0 Colombia (UK, Ireland, Pac) 1 -- ARGEN...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Venezuela face World Cup selection crisis after 20 members of 24-...

    Chris Wright

    As things stand Venezuela are in dire need of a victory over their hosts going into their qualifying game against Chile in Santiago tomorrow if they have designs on reaching Brazil 2014 and thus no longer be the only South American side never to have...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  5. Three smaller nations eyeing World Cup berth

    Ed Malyon

    Whether it be a Zaire player excitedly charging down a free kick in 1974 or North Korea's famous win over Italy in 1966, there is something special about minnows at the World Cup. In the same way that the great stories of historic competitions like t...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. Five things we learned from CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying

    Tim Vickery

    1. Coach Alejandro Sabella has steered Argentina capably through storm Sabella was thrown in at the deep end when he was appointed less than two years ago. In theory, the 2011 Copa America was a training ground for the current set of World Cup qua...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. Argentina's qualifying focus turns to preparation

    Tim Vickery

    A team takes part in World Cup qualification for two reasons. The first, almost too obvious to mention, is in a quest to gain an invitation to the planet's premier sporting party. The other is to use the competitive environment of the qualifiers to p...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  8. Venezuelan club Deportivo Tachira have match abandoned after furi...

    Chris Wright

    Irate fans caused Deportivo Tachira's Venezuelan Premier League game against Atletico Venezuela to be abandoned after a mob of supporters stormed from the terraces and set about staging an on-field protest that disrupted the game for nearly 30 minute...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  9. Five things we learned from the South American qualifiers

    Tim Vickery

    1. Time to put to bed all that talk of Messi not showing his club form for his country It's becoming out of date. After the slow, problematic start -- with the defeat to Venezuela and the draw at home to Bolivia -- this campaign looks like Lio Mes...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. South America's home-field advantage like no other

    Tim Vickery

    The most competitive World Cup qualification campaign on the planet reaches the halfway stage Friday when South America plays its ninth round of matches. Just three points separate Argentina at the top of the table from Venezuela down in sixth place....

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  11. MLS -- Ricardo Clark returns to Houston Dynamo

    Midfielder Ricardo Clark is returning to Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  12. Chile defeats Venezuela 2-0 to take South American lead

    Chile took over the lead in South American World Cup qualifying, winning 2-0 at Venezuela on Saturday as Matias Fernandez and Charles Aranguiz scored late goals.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  13. Roberto Soldado, the latest to stake a claim for Spain up front -...

    Rob Train

    Roberto Soldado's seemingly effortless second-half hat trick for Spain on Wednesday will surely have Fernando Torres worried for his national team future, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  14. El Tri - Colombia match a big test before World Cup qualifying

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure Jr. looks ahead to Mexico's Wednesday friendly against Colombia and points out four things to watch for, such as who starts in central defense and at goalkeeper.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  15. Chelsea's Fernando Torres, 'not in good form,' left off Spain ros...

    Struggling Chelsea forward Fernando Torres has been dropped by world and European champion Spain for the first time in more than five years.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  16. U.S. Soccer - Brek Shea's recent slump has some fans concerned

    Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

    After a breakout 2011 season in MLS and for the national team, Brek Shea looked a bit sluggish in two recent friendlies. Is it time for U.S. fans to worry?

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2012