PepsiCo Inc. isn’t going to let Coca-Cola Co. rule soccer’s World Cup tournament this year in Brazil.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Brazilian soccer player David Luiz described the faltering national team’s relationship with its fans to that of a child who can’t always please his parents.
Diego Lugano got his way when he called for strong refereeing in his team’s 2-1 Confederations Cup soccer semifinal defeat to Brazil. The Uruguay captain won a penalty kick only to see teammate Diego Forlan miss.
Barcelona is preparing a 40 million- pound ($62 million) offer for Chelsea defender David Luiz after its exit from the Champions League, the Daily Mail said.
David Luiz’s goal on the last kick of the game gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Basel in their Europa League soccer semifinal opener, as Fenerbahce beat Benfica 1-0.
Chelsea came from behind to beat Manchester United 2-1 and move up to fourth place by sending the Premier League leader to its second defeat of the season.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.
Chelsea defender David Luiz signed a new five-year contract, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
"I saw the ball coming into the space where Lugano could score and I pulled him."
- David Luiz on Jun 26, 2013