UK Socca News

From The Grass Roots To The World Cup

RELIVE ALL THE STUNNING ACTION

European Football has stopped again for its international break. That means two things. You’ll be bored with no club football to watch. It is a month since the greatest ever tournament took place. The International Socca Federation World Cup was won by Russia, but the action was incredible throughout the eight days in Rethmyno. Right…
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FROM 5 A SIDE IN READING – TO DUSSELDORF!

“Last week we were playing in Reading, this week we are watching Fortuna Dusseldorf play FC Koln…..” Those were the words of Bradley Cowen the skipper of Class Of 09, who was incredulous as he savoured the weekend he and his teammates spent in Germany, just for winning the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw. The team…
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BIG JOE HANGS UP HIS BOOTS

Whilst in many ways, the World Cup in Crete felt like the start of something huge for the sport of Socca, the week that it moved into the big leagues, almost. For one of its stalwart players it was also the end of an era. Joe Keith (pictured here, middle), one of the finest small…
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THE OFFICIAL WORLD CUP FILM!

If you were in one of the Home Nations Squads, then you know. If you were there, supporting one of the teams – whether you were in Arjun’s Army or backing anyone else, you felt it. If you were one of the millions watching around the world on one of the 70 channels that broadcast it, then…
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ENGLAND UP TO FOURTH AS RANKINGS RELEASED

England are up to fourth in the world, but Russia have more reason to celebrate this week, as they sit on top as the new Socca rankings were revealed. Jamie Leggett’s team reached the quarter finals in Crete and their consistent performance has seen them rewarded, as they move up four places. Scotland, who were…
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THE GREATEST NIGHT IN SOCCA

If you had to sum up Crete 2019 in one word, which one would you use? Skill? Spirit? Scale? Passion? They all work, of course, but we think the only one to describe the greatest tournament ever played anywhere in the world is this one: Spectacle. Russia won the final at the Leisure Leagues Stadium…
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RUSSIA, KINGS OF THE WORLD

Congratulations to Russia, who became the second winners of the International Socca Federation World Cup, after a thrilling final in Rethmyno. The Russians – fancied before the tournament after their superb showing in Lisbon last time out – beat Poland by the odd goal in five in front of a packed crowd in the Leisure…
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HEARTBREAK ON SUPER SATURDAY

Heartbreak for England and pride for Scotland. At the end of it all then, we know Greece play Russia and Moldova play Poland. We know that means there’ll be a new name on the cup. But that doesn’t tell anywhere near the story of the drama of what they will surely dub “Super Saturday” when…
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AND THEN, THERE WERE EIGHT

When even we at UK Socca are running out of superlatives for the World Cup 2019, then you know it has gripped not just the nation but the whole planet. The knockout stages began last night, with some truly thrilling action – as what seemed like everyone in Rethymno was clamouring for a glimpse of…
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ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND THROUGH – IT’S A KNOCKOUT IN CRETE

Things are becoming clearer in Crete with just a few games left of the group stages. After England and Poland went through this morning – the former after a feisty clash with Uruguay and the latter after seeing off Belgium 6-1 – the main excitement remaining will be around the France v China game at…
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