Soccer America's editors surfed the Web in search of a list of 100 countries with quality soccer sites or general sites providing good soccer coverage. This list of the best sites in 100 countries appeared in Soccer America Magazine's first Internet Soccer Guide (July 3, 2000). Soccer America's list was the subject of a feature in the Paris magazine France Football in September 2000. It's been updated for socceramerica.com's audience. Most sites are available in English. If you have favorites of your own, let us know about them.
Around the World: Top 100
The best of the North African soccer sites, in French. "Les lives" offer updates on First Division matches.
Sports daily, launched by Clarin, is available online with massive soccer coverage featuring sections on the big Buenos Aires clubs.
Daily has been online since '95. Soccer section includes match reports of every Bundesliga game.
The Bajans are into the semifinals of World Cup qualifying in the Football Confederation, so the Daily Nation has lots to cover.
Belarus Football Federation
Don't be fooled by the home page, chronicling the careers of federation executives. The English-language site has loads of information.
One of the best Continental sites available in English. Lots of news and gossip on the club scene.
The Royal Gazette has decent soccer coverage with emphasis on the two local stars in England: Shaun Goater and Kyle Lightbourne.
Most of the Bolivian dailies are online, though soccer coverage is rather inconsistent. La Raz=n does the best job.
Botswana Soccer Page
Want the latest Botswanan transfer lists and coaching changes? May be the best independent African soccer site.
Bulgarian Professional Football League
No-nonsense site covers the Bulgarian game in English and Bulgarian.
It isn't easy to follow the Cameroon soccer scene. Afrik'Netpress offers the basics in French and English.
There's been a lot to follow recently with Canada's success at the Gold Cup and a new wave of players headed abroad.
Spanish-language site is one of the best independent South American soccer sites.
Bogota daily includes recap section with player ratings from all First Division games.
La Nacion was one of the first Latin American papers to go online, chronicling the Ticos' ups and downs.
Soccer site, in Serbo-Croatian, covers the Prvenstvo Hrvatske 1, the Croatian First Division, and the international soccer scene.
Football in Cyprus
Takis On-line's site includes video clips of every goal in Cypriot First Division.
Football Association of the Czech Republic
Federation site (available in English) includes league and national team news as well as hosts weekly Gol.
Danish daily has excellent soccer section on its Web site, featuring a data base on all players, including a growing list of Americans.
Want to follow El Tanque at Liga de Quito? Independent site offers complete summaries of all league games.
Egyptian Soccer Online
Diario de Hoy
San Salvador daily offers the best soccer coverage of the local dailies.
England is home of the most heavily trafficked soccer sites in the world satisfying every fan's tastes. The Guardian's Football Unlimited includes the best of the print version with an online touch. "Rumours Unlimited" rundowns the tabs' latest rumors at Premier League clubs.
Ethiopia Soccer Page
Extensive coverage of Premier League action.
Official Faroe Football Page
Forum provides updates on all league matches.
Fiji Football Association
Federation Web site offers extensive coverage of Fiji soccer.
Finnish Soccer Server
Finnish soccer site is available in Finnish and English.
The French arrived late to Internet game but are quickly catching up. The French version of Football365 site boasts former France Football editor Jacques Thibert as a columnist.
Site not only covers the Azingo, the Gabonese national team, but it provides league coverage as well.
The venerable German sports magazine's online site includes a great database that tracks game-by-game player ratings from the magazine's staff.
Ghanaian site features a team of the month of Ghanaians in Europe and a "where are they now?" section on former Ghanaian stars, many residing in the United States.
Great English-language soccer site. It contains very helpful player and coach database.
Futbol de Guatemala
You name it you can find it here. No other Latin American site offers the equivalent coverage on the local women's game. The site features the best links section on Latin American soccer.
TTlTvision Nationale de Hanti
National television network is the most reliable source of Haitian soccer information, mostly on the national team.
Futbol de Honduras
Hong Kong Football Net
Offers full coverage of Hong Kong as well as news from throughout Asia.
There is no reliable soccer site, following the demise of HunSoccer, but Nemzeti Sport does a decent job.
Extensive coverage of Icelandic soccer, from the Landssfmadeild, the national league, to the many Icelanders abroad.
Detailed coverage of Indonesian Soccer League, the biggest league in the world now featuring American Michael Pao.
Iraqi Sports Online
Extensive soccer coverage, mostly in Arabic with some English.
The Irish Times was one of the first European newspapers to go online. It offers good coverage of Irish soccer.
Israeli sports site (in Hebrew) includes coverage of domestic and European soccer as well as hosting of Israeli club sites.
La Gazzetta dello Sport
The Italian sports daily - famous for its pink newsprint - is available online. A separate online edition is great for news flashes and stats.
Site dedicated to top Abidjan club offers extensive updates on Ivorian soccer scene, beating out the Ivorian dailies online.
The Reggae Boyz
Jamaica's run to the '98 World Cup spawned a number of online sites. The active bulletin boards at The Reggae Boyz are a testament to the team's continuing popularity.
Japan Football Association
Kuwaiti national team site offers video clips of all 20 goals from record win over Bhutan in Asian Cup qualifying.
Football in Latvia
Talk about two dissimilar countries to concentrate on: Arvid Stasans, who runs this Latvian soccer site, operates F·tbol Ecuadorian.
There's lots to cover with Lebanon hosting the Asian Cup this fall.
If you want to know anything about Lithuanian soccer, from the women's game to futsal, it's here in English.
You can find all the basics on Macedonian game - national team, league, player bios - at this English-language site.
Malawi is on a roll: The Flames upset Kenya to reach the final round of World Cup 2002 qualifying.
Malaysia Soccer Online
As the slogan says, it's where Malaysian soccer lives online.
Maltese Soccer Web site
Site contains more than you'd ever want to know about Maltese clubs and players.
Independent covers Mexican and international soccer. Site that doesn't look like much at first glance, but it's very reliable.
Football Association of Moldova
Federation site (in English) has local results down to Third Division level.
Moroccan Sports Online
French-language site is best bet to follow Moroccan game after the failure of several Atlas Lions sites.
Windhoek daily is covering the Brave Warriors in their bid to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.
Nepal Football Page
Nepal Football Page offers this scoop: Nepal is preparing for World Cup qualifying with an American-bred coach, Stephen Constantine.
Longtime Dutch soccer weekly went online several years ago, though its approach is more modest than that taken by Kicker in neighboring Germany.
Weekly Soccer Observer
Offers extensive coverage on the All Whites and soccer throughout Oceania.
As good as it gets for Nigerian soccer: interviews with Super Eagles, news and hard-to-find domestic results.
Irish Premier League actually gets decent treatment.
Futbol de Panama
Site offers all the recent national team goals by the Dely Valdes brothers, Julio Cesar and the Colorado Rapids' Jorge.
The site to follow the Albirroja, the Paraguayan national team.
Independent site just celebrated its third anniversary.
Polish-language soccer site offers massive coverage.
Sports paper features First Division game reports online with superb infographics.
Romanian Soccer Page
Extensive offerings in English and Romanian, including link to Radio Bucharest.
English-language site covers Russian game in great detail.
Gulf News Online
Complete source of Scottish soccer. "Fitba Facts" offers Scottish trivia. Euro 2000 companion site presented "a loser's eye view."
Recent poll of Singapore surfers on impact of television on S-League attendance drew more than 2,000 responses.
Page of Slovak Soccer
Independent includes Team of the Week from Slovak Premier League.
Nogometna zveza Slovenije
Slovenian federation site is available in English. It offered inside look at Slovenia's first trip to the European Championship.
Premier Soccer League Online
A good example of a federation site being more than simply a p.r. tool. It provides news on all the South African game.
K-League's official site is available in English, offering match reports and news.
The Spanish sports dailies are all on the Web. Marca includes unique section of interest to Latin American fans.
Sportscheduler also provides great coverage of soccer in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Pioneer in video on the Web offers clips of goals with its league match reports.
Portal offers coverage of Swiss soccer as well as complete game summaries from 13 foreign leagues, including MLS.
One of best sites in Asia, featuring a special section on Thai star Kiatisuk Senamuang, nicknamed Zico, now in England at Huddersfield.
Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago Football Online
In a recent poll, T&T fans voted by a 2-1 margin that T&T should not have fired Coach Bertille St. Clair after the Gold Cup.
Le Football Tunisien
French-language site covers Tunisian soccer.
Erdinc Sivritepe's site (which includes a one-of-a-kind rundown on World Cup 2002 qualifying) is in English offering Turkish league game summaries and player information.
Turks & Caicos
Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association
The Caribbean island is one of the smallest countries in the world, but its soccer federation operates an active Web site, including news on Western Union National Football League.
Just one of several excellent independent Ukrainian soccer sites in English.
United Arab Emirates
English-language daily's coverage of domestic scene (national team and Division I) is online.
Online edition of Montevideo daily, organizer of the South American Player of the Year award, is hugely popular.
Venezuela is the one South American country where soccer lags behind baseball.
Hochiminh City Sports Newspapers
Largely in Vietnamese with extensive local and foreign soccer coverage.
Cardiff Western Mail
Cardiff daily's soccer coverage is online at Welsh portal.
Former Yugoslavia Soccer
English-language site provides good overview of Yugoslavian soccer, before and after breakup.
The Post recently ran great feature on the effects of 1993 Gabon air crash on Zambian soccer.
Zim soccer shares the headlines with rugby, cricket and - surprise - field hockey.