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.

FIFA News is offering all Club members the chance to submit your predictions for the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2015. [read]

The third and final online qualification season for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 kicked of today.  [read]

The growing popularity of the FIFA Live Your Goals programme has again been in evidence throughout November with numerous nations hosting events, most notably Lithuania, South Africa and Jordan. [read]

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was on Monday voted the top forward in the Spanish league last season, ahead of Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. [read]

Gonzalo Higuain struck in either half as Napoli toppled 10-man Inter Milan 2-1 in a spectacular clash at the San Paolo to go top of the Serie A table on Monday. [read]

Second-placed Rostov failed to narrow the gap to the Russian Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at FC Krasnodar, while Lokomotiv Moscow, who played out a 2-2 draw with ci [read]

Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain will bid to register a tenth successive win in Ligue 1 on Tuesday, while slumping Lyon are hoping to turn things around quickly amid a mounting crisis. [read]

Valencia confirmed that Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo has left the La Liga club, which sits in ninth in the table having lost eight of 20 matches this season in all competitions. [read] takes a look at how Wales' women's programme has taken off in recent years under the group's motto, Goarau Chwarae Cyd Chwarae, meaning Together, Stronger with the introduction [read]