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.


Bayern Munich stunned Roma with a remarkable 7-1 win in the Italian capital, while Barcelona eased past Ajax and Shakhtar Donetsk also smashed seven past BATE Borisov. [read] spoke exclusively to Hermann Gerland, coach of Bayern Munich's amateur sides between 2001 and 2009, who helped mould the footballing future of five of Germany's FIFA World Cup Final [read]

Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead as they again stuttered on the UEFA Champions League stage, drawing 2-2 at CSKA Moscow. [read]

Gareth Bale will be a notable absentee from Real Madrid's trip to Liverpool, but Reds manager Brendan Rodgers admits the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo means it is not a big advantage to his side. [read]

Borussia Dortmund are anxious to continue their positive run of form in the UEFA Champions League when they travel to Istanbul to face Galatasaray. [read]

Verona have been given a €50,000 and a partial stadium ban after the Italian league handed the club a punishment for racist chanting during the game with AC Milan. [read]

Fiorentina say that striker Giuseppe Rossi is recovering well from a knee injury.The Italy international, who underwent keyhole knee surgery in the United States in September, is out of action until t [read] brings you the latest news from the world of women’s club football with Europe and Australia providing our focus this week. [read]

Wolfsburg's Brazilian defender Felipe says he is determined to return to top-flight football despite revealing on Tuesday that he has suffered from a minor stroke. [read]