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.


His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, today visited FIFA President Blatter at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.  [read]

UEFA announced that Milan's San Siro stadium will host the 2016 UEFA Champions League final at a meeting of its executive committee.  [read]

Felix Magath was sacked as Fulham manager after a difficult eight-month spell in charge of the west London club. [read]

Swansea manager Garry Monk spoke of the benefits of his football education at Southamption ahead of their meeting in the English Premier League.  [read]

Parma have suffered a blow after the club revealed French winger Jonathan Biabiany has been ruled out indefinitely due to a heart problem. [read]

Midfielder Fernandinho is convinced Manchester City can be competitive in the UEFA Champions League despite their opening loss at Bayern Munich. [read]

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the European Champions until 2020. [read]

Roma defender Davide Astori could be sidelined for several weeks after being diagnosed with knee ligament damage, the Italian Serie A side have announced. [read]

Germany coach Joachim Low said on Thursday he expects the next few months to be "incredibly hard" after their FIFA World Cup triumph in Brazil last July. [read]