hi soccer fans.
I feel I owe you an apology, as I was ill with a nasty virus last week, and did not write the Champions League Final post match report as I had promised. It was then a holiday here in England and we had a pre-booked break where I had a chance to recouperate.
I do hope you enjoyed the match if you managed to see it, and much congratulations to Manchester United fans on their victory over Chelsea.
I did post the result on the blog I am running as a supplement to the main site.
I hope you enjoyed the linked highlights and short match report I posted for you on http://footballfanatix.blogspot.com You can always subscribe to that and think of it as soccer.bellaonline.com extra time.
As you know the season is coming to a close now all over Europe, although in the United States and some other countries the Major League soccer season is in full swing.
Over the summer months we will have a closer look at the MLS and the Women's Proffessional Football League that is being devoloped. A closer look at some of the other leagues and women's football is also on the agenda. I would like to hear from anyone who is involved in the women's game with or without a story to tell, either on the forums or by email. I want to hear YOUR story!
It's also the European Championships this summer, so we all have lots more exciting matches to look forward to.
I hope that you did enjoy the lookback at the Premier League.
English Premier League Finale
A lookback at the final weekend of the English Premier League Season. Winners and losers. and is the EPL the best league in the world?
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my next article will be a look back at the European Leagues and a quick look at this seasons Champions League, a full round up of Season 07-08 and a look forward to the future: look out for it this weekend.
This evening sees some International Friendlies, the United States of America visit Wembley stadium to play England.
England (Fifa Ranking 11th) v United States (Fifa Ranking 21st)
Wednesday, 28 May Kick-off: (8:05PM BST) (GMT+1)
EST on daylight saving time is -5 hours from BST so it will be 3:05PM
Check your time zone here
there are lots more International friendlies this week running up to June 1st as follows: (all times are in BST so subtract 5 hours for Eastern Daylight Time etc.
England v USA as above.
Iceland v Wales, 20:35
Moldova v Armenia, 17:00
Norway v Uruguay, 19:05
Russia v Serbia, 18:00
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Netherlands v Denmark, 19:00
Rep of Ireland v Colombia, 20:00
Turkey v Finland, 19:30
Friday, 30 May 2008
Austria v Malta, 19:30
Czech Republic v Scotland, 16:30
Italy v Belgium, 19:50
Latvia v Estonia, 17:00
Switzerland v Liechtenstein, 19:30
Saturday, 31 May 2008
Estonia v Lithuania, 14:00
France v Paraguay, 20:00
Germany v Serbia, 16:30
Hungary v Croatia, 19:30
Portugal v Georgia, 18:15
Romania v Montenegro, 18:45
Spain v Peru, 21:00
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Alice Jones, Soccer Editor
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