Articles by Mike Collett



Euro '08 Set to Unveil New Stars

  • 06 June 08
  • Reuters
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has the skill to set Euro 2008 alight, but the stars of the show in Austria and Switzerland could well emerge from a group of promising players who have yet to become household names.

Pitch Problems Hinder Ukraine, Italy

  • 29 June 06
  • Reuters
The two teams will not be allowed to train on the Hamburg pitch before their quarterfinal on Friday.

Reds Edge CSKA for Super Cup

  • 29 August 05
  • Reuters
Substitute Djibril Cisse scored two goals and set up another to lead Liverpool to a 3-1 extra-time win over CSKA Moscow in an end-to-end European Super Cup match on Friday.

CSKA, Liverpool Ready for Euro Cup

  • 26 August 05
  • Reuters
Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez is likely to field a team bearing little resemblance to the one that lifted the European Cup in May when his side faces UEFA Cup holder CSKA Moscow in the European Super Cup on Friday.

Drama a Feature of World Cup Year

  • 17 December 02
  • Reuters
The year 2002 will always be remembered for Brazil winning the first World Cup finals to be held in Asia. But it will also go down in history as the year in which soccer looked at itself in the mirror and did not like what it saw.

Man United Beaten at Home, Spartak Thrashed

  • 19 October 01
  • Reuters
Title holder Bayern Munich beat Spartak Moscow 5-1, virtually guaranteeing its progress to the next round, though the Russians could still finish third.

Spartak Loses but Moves to Next Phase

  • 27 October 00
  • Reuters
Lazio and Spartak Moscow took their places in the second phase of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Portugal Exits After Contentious Penalty Decision

French Reserves Yield in 'Rehearsal' With Dutch

Sweden, Turkey Play Out Bore Draw

Euro 2000 Referees Are Loved by Everyone

Belgium Takes Opening Game

Real Madrid Takes Record 8th European Cup

Shevchenko Leads Kiev Past Madrid to Semis

Lyon Surprises Inter 2-1 in Milan

Cole Goal Completes Comeback

Germans, Austrians Boost Cup Chances

Bailey, Rivals Primed to Test Record

England Strike Force Downs Poles 2-0

Dortmund Will Go for Goals at United

United Dominates in 3-1 Anfield Win

Boro Attempts to End 121-Year Wait for Success

Dutch Crash in Turkey, Italy Held

aLiverpool Wins 4-3 Classic, Again

FIFA Plans Soccer Hall of Fame at EuroDisney

Sympathetic Referees Offer a Kinder Penalty

Liverpool Faces United

Injury-Hit Germany Begins Cup March

Start to Finish, Athletic Record Books Rewritten

Liverpool, Chelsea Advance in Cup