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Soccer America Editor's Bookmarks: 100 Countries, 100 Soccer Sites
March 30th, 2001 12AM

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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.

Paul Kennedy
Managing Editor
Soccer America


Around the World: Top 100

Algeria
Dzfoot.com
www.dzfoot.com
The best of the North African soccer sites, in French. "Les lives" offer updates on First Division matches.

Argentina
OlT
www.diario-ole.com.ar
Sports daily, launched by Clarin, is available online with massive soccer coverage featuring sections on the big Buenos Aires clubs.

Australia
Soccer Australia
www.socceraustralia.com.au

Austria
derStandard
derstandard.at
Daily has been online since '95. Soccer section includes match reports of every Bundesliga game.

Barbados
Daily Nation
www.nationnews.com/
The Bajans are into the semifinals of World Cup qualifying in the Football Confederation, so the Daily Nation has lots to cover.

Belarus
Belarus Football Federation
www.feesmg.minsk.by/bff/bff.htm
Don't be fooled by the home page, chronicling the careers of federation executives. The English-language site has loads of information.

Belgium
Belgium Soccer.com
www.belgiumsoccer.com
One of the best Continental sites available in English. Lots of news and gossip on the club scene.

Bermuda
Royal Gazette
www.accessbda.bm/gazette.htm
The Royal Gazette has decent soccer coverage with emphasis on the two local stars in England: Shaun Goater and Kyle Lightbourne.

Bolivia
La Raz=n
www.la-razon.com
Most of the Bolivian dailies are online, though soccer coverage is rather inconsistent. La Raz=n does the best job.

Botswana
Botswana Soccer Page
www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Lodge/3275/index.html
Want the latest Botswanan transfer lists and coaching changes? May be the best independent African soccer site.

Brazil
FutBrasil
http://www.futbrasil.com.br

Bulgaria
Bulgarian Professional Football League
www.pfl.bg/index_eng.html
No-nonsense site covers the Bulgarian game in English and Bulgarian.

Cameroon
Afrik'Netpress
www.iccnet.cm/sports/sinfo
It isn't easy to follow the Cameroon soccer scene. Afrik'Netpress offers the basics in French and English.

Canada
Canada Kicks
www.canadakicks.com
There's been a lot to follow recently with Canada's success at the Gold Cup and a new wave of players headed abroad.

Chile
F·tbol Chileno
www.futbolchileno.com
Spanish-language site is one of the best independent South American soccer sites.

China
Sportasia
http://www.sportasia.com/sa/as_ovlft/0,3749,A00_I,00.html

Colombia
El Tiempo
www.eltiempo.com/hoy/dep.html
Bogota daily includes recap section with player ratings from all First Division games.

Costa Rica
La Nacion
www.nacion.co.cr/
La Nacion was one of the first Latin American papers to go online, chronicling the Ticos' ups and downs.

Croatia
Nogomet.com
nogomet.com
Soccer site, in Serbo-Croatian, covers the Prvenstvo Hrvatske 1, the Croatian First Division, and the international soccer scene.

Cyprus
Football in Cyprus
soccer.kypros.org/cyp_home.htm
Takis On-line's site includes video clips of every goal in Cypriot First Division.

Czech Republic
Football Association of the Czech Republic
www.fotbal.cz/
Federation site (available in English) includes league and national team news as well as hosts weekly Gol.

Denmark
Ekstra Bladet
www.ekstrabladet.dk
Danish daily has excellent soccer section on its Web site, featuring a data base on all players, including a growing list of Americans.

Ecuador
Futbol Ecuadoriano
www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Loge/8133/fut-ecua.html
Want to follow El Tanque at Liga de Quito? Independent site offers complete summaries of all league games.

Egypt
Egyptian Soccer Online
http://www.egyptiansoccer.com

El Salvador
Diario de Hoy
www.elsalvador.com/noticias/DEPORTES/
San Salvador daily offers the best soccer coverage of the local dailies.

England
Football Unlimited
www.footballunlimited.co.uk
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
Ethiopia Soccer Page
www.ethiosports.com/Soccer.html
Extensive coverage of Premier League action.

Faeroe Islands
Official Faroe Football Page
foroyar.cjb.net
Forum provides updates on all league matches.

Fiji
Fiji Football Association
www.fijifootball.com
Federation Web site offers extensive coverage of Fiji soccer.

Finland
Finnish Soccer Server
www.soccernet.fi
Finnish soccer site is available in Finnish and English.

France
Football 365
www.football365.fr
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.

Gabon
www.azingo.com

Site not only covers the Azingo, the Gabonese national team, but it provides league coverage as well.

Germany
Kicker
www.kicker.de
The venerable German sports magazine's online site includes a great database that tracks game-by-game player ratings from the magazine's staff.

Ghana
Ghana Soccer
ghanasoccer.com
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.

Greece
Greek Soccer
www.phantis.com/soccer
Great English-language soccer site. It contains very helpful player and coach database.

Guatemala
Futbol de Guatemala
www.futboldeguatemala.com/
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.

Haiti
TTlTvision Nationale de Hanti
www.haiticulture.net/tnh/
National television network is the most reliable source of Haitian soccer information, mostly on the national team.

Honduras
Futbol de Honduras
http://www.potra.com

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Football Net
geocities.com/hkgfootball/
Offers full coverage of Hong Kong as well as news from throughout Asia.

Hungary
Nemzeti Sport
nsport.westel900.net/
There is no reliable soccer site, following the demise of HunSoccer, but Nemzeti Sport does a decent job.

Iceland
Boltinn.is
www.boltinn.is/
Extensive coverage of Icelandic soccer, from the Landssfmadeild, the national league, to the many Icelanders abroad.

Indonesia
Ligina
members.tripod.com/~rbahana/
Detailed coverage of Indonesian Soccer League, the biggest league in the world now featuring American Michael Pao.

Iran
Persian Football
http://persianfootball.com/

Iraq
Iraqi Sports Online
www.iraqsport.net/
Extensive soccer coverage, mostly in Arabic with some English.

Ireland
Irish Times
www.ireland.com/sports/soccer/index.htm
The Irish Times was one of the first European newspapers to go online. It offers good coverage of Irish soccer.

Israel
Net King
sports.netking.com/
Israeli sports site (in Hebrew) includes coverage of domestic and European soccer as well as hosting of Israeli club sites.

Italy
La Gazzetta dello Sport
www.gazzetta.it/
The Italian sports daily - famous for its pink newsprint - is available online. A separate online edition is great for news flashes and stats.

Ivory Coast
ASEC Mimomos
www.multimania.com/asecmimos/
Site dedicated to top Abidjan club offers extensive updates on Ivorian soccer scene, beating out the Ivorian dailies online.

Jamaica
The Reggae Boyz
www.thereggaeboyz.com
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
Japan Football Association
http://www.jfa.or.jp

Kuwait
Al Azraq
www.alazraq.com/
Kuwaiti national team site offers video clips of all 20 goals from record win over Bhutan in Asian Cup qualifying.

Latvia
Football in Latvia
www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Loge/8133/fut-lat.html
Talk about two dissimilar countries to concentrate on: Arvid Stasans, who runs this Latvian soccer site, operates F·tbol Ecuadorian.

Lebanon
Lebanon Online
www.lol.com.lb/sports/football/
There's lots to cover with Lebanon hosting the Asian Cup this fall.

Lithuania
Lithuanian Soccer
www2.omnitel.net/almis/
If you want to know anything about Lithuanian soccer, from the women's game to futsal, it's here in English.

Macedonia
RMacedonia Soccer
soccer.rmacedonia.org/
You can find all the basics on Macedonian game - national team, league, player bios - at this English-language site.

Malawi
Malawi Sports
www.malawi.net/sulam/
Malawi is on a roll: The Flames upset Kenya to reach the final round of World Cup 2002 qualifying.

Malaysia
Malaysia Soccer Online
members.tripod.com/mso2/
As the slogan says, it's where Malaysian soccer lives online.

Malta
Maltese Soccer Web site
searchmalta.com/football/
Site contains more than you'd ever want to know about Maltese clubs and players.

Mexico
F·tbol Mundial
www.futbolmundial.com.mx/
Independent covers Mexican and international soccer. Site that doesn't look like much at first glance, but it's very reliable.

Moldova
Football Association of Moldova
www.iatp.md/fmf/
Federation site (in English) has local results down to Third Division level.

Morocco
Moroccan Sports Online
www.maroc.net/foot/
French-language site is best bet to follow Moroccan game after the failure of several Atlas Lions sites.

Namibia
The Namibian
www.namibian.com.na
Windhoek daily is covering the Brave Warriors in their bid to qualify for the 2002 World Cup.

Nepal
Nepal Football Page
www.angelfire.com/ne/football/
Nepal Football Page offers this scoop: Nepal is preparing for World Cup qualifying with an American-bred coach, Stephen Constantine.

Netherlands
Voetbal International
www.vi.nl
Longtime Dutch soccer weekly went online several years ago, though its approach is more modest than that taken by Kicker in neighboring Germany.

New Zealand
Weekly Soccer Observer
members.xoom.com/NZsoccer/
Offers extensive coverage on the All Whites and soccer throughout Oceania.

Nigeria
Nigerian Soccer
www.nigerian-soccer.com
As good as it gets for Nigerian soccer: interviews with Super Eagles, news and hard-to-find domestic results.

Northern Ireland
Irish News
www.irishnews.com/
Irish Premier League actually gets decent treatment.

Norway
Dagblaten
http:// www.dagblaten.no

Panama
Futbol de Panama
come.to/futboldepanama
Site offers all the recent national team goals by the Dely Valdes brothers, Julio Cesar and the Colorado Rapids' Jorge.

Paraguay
Graderias
www.graderias.com.py
The site to follow the Albirroja, the Paraguayan national team.

Peru
Futbolperuano.com
www.peru.com/futbol/
Independent site just celebrated its third anniversary.

Poland
Futbol SportNet
www.futbol.pl/
Polish-language soccer site offers massive coverage.

Portugal
Ojogo Online
www.ojogo.pt
Sports paper features First Division game reports online with superb infographics.

Romania
Romanian Soccer Page
timisoara.com/soccer.html
Extensive offerings in English and Romanian, including link to Radio Bucharest.

Russia
Russian Football
www.russianfootball.com
English-language site covers Russian game in great detail.

Saudi Arabia
Gulf News Online
http://www.gulfnews.com

Scotland
Scottish Football
www.scottishfootball.com
Complete source of Scottish soccer. "Fitba Facts" offers Scottish trivia. Euro 2000 companion site presented "a loser's eye view."

Singapore
S-League
www.sleague.com
Recent poll of Singapore surfers on impact of television on S-League attendance drew more than 2,000 responses.

Slovakia
Page of Slovak Soccer
www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/7080/
Independent includes Team of the Week from Slovak Premier League.

Slovenia
Nogometna zveza Slovenije
www.nzs.si
Slovenian federation site is available in English. It offered inside look at Slovenia's first trip to the European Championship.

South Africa
Premier Soccer League Online
www.premier-league.co.za
A good example of a federation site being more than simply a p.r. tool. It provides news on all the South African game.

South Korea
K-League
www.k-league.org/
K-League's official site is available in English, offering match reports and news.

Spain
Marca
marca.recoletos.es/
The Spanish sports dailies are all on the Web. Marca includes unique section of interest to Latin American fans.

Swaziland
Sport Scheduler
sportscheduler.co.sz/swaziland.html
Sportscheduler also provides great coverage of soccer in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Sweden
Aftonbladet
www.aftonbladet.se/sport/sport.html
Pioneer in video on the Web offers clips of goals with its league match reports.

Switzerland
Edicom
www.edicom.ch/sports/foot/
Portal offers coverage of Swiss soccer as well as complete game summaries from 13 foreign leagues, including MLS.

Thailand
Thai Football
www.thaifootball.com/
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
members.tripod.com/~mpurcell/index.htm
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.

Tunisia
Le Football Tunisien
footmag.ctrouve.com/tunisie/accueil/index.htm
French-language site covers Tunisian soccer.

Turkey
Turkish Soccer
www.angelfire.com/nj/sivritepe
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
www.football.tc
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.

Ukraine
Ukrainian Soccer.Net
www.ukrainiansoccer.net/
Just one of several excellent independent Ukrainian soccer sites in English.

United Arab Emirates
Gulf News
www.gulf-news.com
English-language daily's coverage of domestic scene (national team and Division I) is online.

Uruguay
El Pais
www.diarioelpais.com/edicion
Online edition of Montevideo daily, organizer of the South American Player of the Year award, is hugely popular.

Venezuela
Venef·tbol
www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Field/6487
Venezuela is the one South American country where soccer lags behind baseball.

Vietnam
Hochiminh City Sports Newspapers
www.hcm.fpt.vn/Chuyen_de/The_thao/HCMSports_Newspapers
Largely in Vietnamese with extensive local and foreign soccer coverage.

Wales
Cardiff Western Mail
www.totalwales.com./
Cardiff daily's soccer coverage is online at Welsh portal.

Yugoslavia
Former Yugoslavia Soccer
fyusoccer.com
English-language site provides good overview of Yugoslavian soccer, before and after breakup.

Zambia
The Post
www.zamnet.zm/zamnet/post/post.html
The Post recently ran great feature on the effects of 1993 Gabon air crash on Zambian soccer.

Zimbabwe
4W1 Sportscity
www.sportscity.co.zw
Zim soccer shares the headlines with rugby, cricket and - surprise - field hockey.




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