Football Champions

So France lost 1-0 to China today. Which sounds bad. And is bad. But take a look at the goal from Deng Zhuoxiang that won it:

Either Deng is better than Pirlo/Juninho/Beckham combined, or every bad thing we’ve heard about the adidas Jabulani World Cup ball is true.


Technology providers interested in taking part in IFAB-sanctioned experiments with video assistant referees (VARs) have met today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. [read]

We take a trip to the FIFA World Football Museum to take a glimpse at some of the treasures they hold from the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico and the stories they tell. [read]

After Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football on the back of Argentina's defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final, we look back on the five-time FIFA Ba [read]

In an exclusive interview with, Côte d’Ivoire's Gervinho talks adapting to life in China, the return of Les Éléphants to the top table of African football and the current African qualify [read]

In-form Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca will host Zesco United, who shocked Al Ahly last week, with the top of the table at stake in this week's CAF Champions League group stage action. [read]

Mirroring the result of last year’s Copa America final in Santiago, Chile edged Argentina 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes in New Jersey to win the 2016 Copa America Centenario.  [read]

There were no shocks in store in the second set of UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 fixtures, with all three pre-match favourites getting the job done to progress to the quarter-finals. [read] looks at some of the numbers that made Mexico '86's triumphant Argentinian side, and the tournament, so memorable. [read]

Continuing our series looking at national teams' first captains, highlights Jose Maria Belausteguigoitia Laudaluce, better known as Belauste, who served as Spain's skipper for the e [read]