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Steve Amoia

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Steve is a freelance writer, editor and translator from Washington, D.C. He was the founder of World Football Commentaries in 2006. He has written for AC Cugini Scuola Calcio (Soccer School), Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A, International Herald Tribune 2006 World Cup Fan Blog, Keeper Skool and Soccerlens. Steve has also created three football-related sites: World Football, Italian Calcio and History of the Azzurri, and The Amoias of the Americas. Steve translated player and manager quotes from Italian and Spanish to English for Soccerlens during the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

Fabio Cannavaro: “The best is yet to come.”

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In what will be his 136th and potentially final appearance for the Azzurri, Fabio Cannavaro commented ahead of the key match with Slovakia in...

Martin Palermo: “It was as if all of the Argentineans scored the goal with...

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Martin Palermo, 36, became the oldest Argentinean player to score at the World Cup. He also became the oldest player to ever score in...

Kaka’: “Maradona’s goal was an intentional handball”

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Ricardo Kaka' was probably the last person we would expect to see red in South Africa. "They'd been talking to me about a kid in...

Maradona: “I didn’t see the referee smile after the goal against England.”

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Argentina boss, Diego Maradona, commented on recent controversies with UEFA President, Michel Platini and his long-time nemesis, Pele'. Both had questioned Maradona's management credentials...

Marcello Lippi: “New Zealand is a very physical side and closed us down well.”

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After the historic draw by New Zealand against Italy yesterday afternoon from Nelspruit, Italian boss, Marcello Lippi, had to face his critics with the...

Fernando Torres: “We have to keep faith in our own style.”

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Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina discussed the current state of their Spanish side after their shock loss to Switzerland. Torres stressed putting the Swiss...

The 17 Laws of the Game and the Enforced Silence of Koman Coulibaly

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Two years ago, I had the great pleasure to interview Ian Blanchard, Head of National Referee Development at the English FA, for Soccerlens. Mr....

De Rossi: “If we lose, it would as if the All Blacks were knocked...

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Daniele De Rossi of the Azzurri was the protagonist of the first group round match against Paraguay. He accepted blame for the Paraguayan goal...

Italy’s second keeper, Marchetti: “Seeing death up close changes something in you.”

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Federico Marchetti will replace the injured Gigi Buffon for the Azzurri against the All Whites of New Zealand on Sunday afternoon from Nelspruit. Buffon's...

Maradona: “Nigeria was like colliding against a wall”

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Argentina boss, Diego Maradona, discussed starting Maxi Rodriguez and Jonas Gutierrez, his exclusion of Juan Sebastian Veron, the pace of South Korea versus the...

Iker Casillas: “We have always been favorites”

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Iker Casillas Fernández is the captain of la furia roja, current European Cup holders, Spain. He has been the Spanish first-choice keeper for over...

Gigi Buffon: “I hope that it doesn’t happen to me even in my worst...

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Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon has been a mainstay for the Azzurri since his debut at the age of 19. He was born in Carrara, the...