After two World Cup games a theme has started to develop: controversial calls by match officials.
FIFA is betting on lightning-quick cameras and sensors used in surveillance drones to be goal-line supervisors at the World Cup, in the biggest test yet for the technology.
Chelsea agreed to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona a week after fellow midfielder Frank Lampard said he was leaving the west London club after 13 years.
Sepp Blatter proposed giving soccer coaches the right to challenge decisions during matches, with television replays used to get refereeing calls right.
England manager Roy Hodgson named Luke Shaw, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley in the squad for soccer’s World Cup alongside veterans including captain Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea Football Club extended its contract with player and club top scorer Frank Lampard by one year, it said on its website.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Frank Lampard set Chelsea’s career scoring record by netting both goals in a 2-1 win at Aston Villa that virtually secured a place in the Champions League.
Frank Lampard’s late penalty kick sent 10-man Manchester City to its first Premier League defeat of the season as Chelsea rallied for a 2-1 win.
"It was tense."
- Frank Lampard on Aug 26, 2013