Category Archives: FIFA

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Season Finale / Episode 34 (06/08/15)

Eric Krakauer and Jason Le Miere welcome Andrew Jarell Jones (The Intercept/The Guardian/World Soccer Talk/MSNBC) to the podcast to analyze the Champions League final. Andrew and the boys also discuss the soccer week that was, predict next season’s biggest stories, and divulge their best elevens of the season.

Portugal concerned about scoring woes vs. Serbia

You can follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny With only two goals in three European qualifiers, Portugal’s main concern against a struggling Serbia will be how to put the ball in the back of the net. Even though Cristiano Ronaldo has consistently padded his scoring tally since breaking into the national team in 2003 –… Read More »

Only merciless approach will rid football of racism

 This article first appeared in ProstAmerika.com This past week wasn’t a good one for football, as racism reared its ugly head, once again. On Monday, Arrigo Sacchi, the man who coached AC Milan to two consecutive European Cups and guided Italy to a World Cup final in 1994, claimed that there were “too many black… Read More »

2014 Ballon d’Or: David Luiz’ head-scratching inclusion in FIFA/FIFPRO World XI

The FIFA Ballon d’Or awards are never without controversy. The award ceremony is very much a reflection of the institution it represents, and often highlights the biases of players and managers alike. This year,  the inclusions of David Luiz and Andres Iniesta in the FIFA/FIFPRO World XI were certainly causes for some head-scratching, since neither had… Read More »

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: 1st Episode (09/29/2014)

In bigsoccerhead’s inaugural podcast… Eric Krakauer and Sirius XM’s Cristiano Oliveira discuss FIFA’s ban of third party ownership, the Sporting – FC Porto classic, Wayne Rooney’s turbulent captaincy, Liverpool’s slow start to the Premier League, as well as the Red Bulls’ heavy defeat at the hands of the LA Galaxy.  

Portugal vs Germany: Analysis & Player Ratings

This article first appeared on Soccerly.com Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny   Once you get past the dubious penalty call, and Pepe’s deserved red card, Portugal’s dismantling at the hands of Germany comes down to tactical ineptitude. Portugal’s friendlies against Greece, Mexico, and Ireland gave Paulo Bento the opportunity to experiment with different formations and… Read More »