Reuters set to launch football web site

Reuters is to branch out from its staples of hard news and financial information to provide extra coverage of football via a website launched this week, reuters.co.uk/football.

The site will provide in-depth coverage of the UK Premier League, the Championship, Leagues One and Two and the FA and Carling Cups. It will also include the latest football news from the major leagues and cup tournaments in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.

The new site will combine breaking news and photography from Reuters and Action Images with in-depth match and team information and commentary.

It will also feature football news feeds from publishers, web portals, bloggers and companies across the internet via aggregated feeds from real-time online information service provider Moreover.

Football blogs by Reuters reporters will be integrated across the site alongside regular interactive polls on the key issues of the week.

Other features will include a ‘match centre”, with match listings, fixtures and tables; squad listings; yellow and red cards; substitutions, scores and results. Live commentary for all Premier League and Champions League games will also be included.

A ‘team area’will outline the latest team news, listings, profiles, fixtures, and tables.

Reuters sports editor Paul Radford said: ‘This site will bring together the reliable and authoritative reporting

of Reuters specialist football correspondents and enable football fans to enjoy a wealth of information that should satisfy even the most avid of supporters.”

Tim Faircliff, general manager for Reuters consumer media UK and EMEA, said: ‘Sport, and particularly football, is increasingly a key part of global mainstream news, and one of the most popular areas of our websites.

‘The depth of the content on our new site will ensure that we provide our users with a one-stop shop for all football news, match and team information and commentary, alongside our award-winning photography.”

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