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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.

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...

Lionel Messi: “The goalkeeper was phenomenal.”

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According to the Milan sports daily, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Argentina had 20 shots on goal, 65 percent of possession, and completed 87% of...

“If the same spirit we had in Germany returns, we can do something important”...

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Fabio Cannavaro Closes a Great Azzurri Career He may be 37 years of age and perhaps past his prime, but with 133 caps for the...

Maradona: “Watching Tevez play gives me goosebumps”

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Argentina boss, Diego Maradona, discussed four of his jewels: Carlos Tevez, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Juan Sebastian Veron from the training ground in...

Marcello Lippi: “My favorites are Brazil and Spain”

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Italy boss, Marcello Lippi, had his first press conference from Irene, South Africa. He spoke to journalists about his adamant refusal to provide his...

“Today my career ends because after you, I can’t have another manager” – Materazzi...

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While the rest of the footballing world prepares for the month-long festival in South Africa, José Mourinho of Real Madrid CF needs to assemble...

Adidas JABULANI Field Test: Epic football or epic fail?

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Adidas creates a new ball for each global competition. The word Jabulani means "to rejoice or celebrate" in Zulu, one of the eleven official...

Field Testing the Adidas Jabulani – Official World Cup Ball

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Adidas creates a new ball for each global competition. The word Jabulani means "to rejoice or celebrate" in Zulu, one of the eleven official...

Maradona to strip for Argentina?

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In Argentina, there is one psychologist or psychiatrist for every 1000 people. Most Argentineans think it would take a doctor to understand the team...

Review: World Cup 2010 Indispensable Geopolitics

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Buy: "World Cup 2010: The Indispensable Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics" by Steven D. Stark and Harrison Stark ISBN: 978-0-9819289-4-4 "It's been said that Americans learn...

Review: Food Guide for Soccer

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Buy: "Food Guide for Soccer: Tips & Recipes from the Pros" by Gloria Averbuch and Nancy Clark, MS, RD ISBN: 978-1-84126-288-8 "You are about to embark...

Carlo Ancelotti on winning the league, Mourinho, Milan and the FA Cup final

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In an interview with SkySport 24 that was republished in the Milan sports daily, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Carlo Ancelotti discussed winning the Premiership,...

Buffon: “If I leave Juventus, I see myself in the Premiership”

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Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon was interviewed by Sky Sport Italia, and his remarks were published by the Milan sports daily, La Gazzetta dello Sport. Buffon...

How to win the World Cup by Graham McColl

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"As Fabio Capello ponders long and hard his England squad for the summer of 2010 in South Africa, he will be also devoting much...

Zidane: “It would be dishonorable to me. I prefer to die.”

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In an exclusive interview with the Spanish daily, El Pais, from Madrid, Zinedine Zidane discussed his lingering strong feelings about his last professional appearance...

Marcello Lippi: “I don’t want roosters in the chicken coop.”

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Italy boss, Marcello Lippi, discussed Amauri of Juventus, his management philosophies and the leadership example of Fabio Cannavaro during an interview with the Milan...

Capello: The man behind England’s World Cup dream

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"Except where otherwise noted, every quote in the book comes from a direct interview, conducted either by me or one of my researchers." - Gabriele...

Salvador Cabanas: “Knowing the support of the fans and players was the most important...

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Last week, Salvador Cabañas of Club America in Mexico City and the Paraguayan national team spoke for the first time after the tragic gunshot...

Jose Mourinho Profile: “The second division was my level.”

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As we approach the UEFA Champions first leg tie between Internazionale Milano and Chelsea, let's take a look at Senhor José Mourinho. You will learn about...

Leonardo: Milan’s spirit can help them beat Manchester United

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Follow Milan v Manchester United live online here. Ahead of their UEFA Champions League first leg tie with Manchester United on Tuesday evening, AC Milan...

Lilian Thuram: “Italian Society is Racist.”

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Lilian Thuram was a World Cup and European Cup of Nations champion with France in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He was capped 142 times for Les...

Marcello Lippi: "I would like to see a World Cup Final between England and...

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Marcello Lippi, manager of the Azzurri, will attempt to become the second head coach to win consecutive World Cups. Only Vittorio Pozzo, the legendary manager...

New Juventus Manager, Alberto Zaccheroni: “I’m Not Rusty, You Will See.”

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On Friday, Alberto Zaccheroni was named manager of Juventus FC. Ciro Ferrarra had been a dead man walking for weeks. After elimination by Inter Milan...