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

While football is often a serious pursuit, every now and again the atmosphere is punctured by a bit of comedy from some of its lighter characters. FIFA.com looks back on some of the game's more l [read]

Antonio Conte insisted his return to Turin for Italy's 1-1 draw against England prompted "very fond memories", with the former Juventus coach returning to the scene of three Serie A tri [read]

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from injury. [read]

Joe Hart is pleased with the way England are progressing, including the emergence of young playmaker Ross Barkley, yet frustration was the overriding emotion after draw 1-1 against Italy. [read]

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque rued his side's profligacy in front of goal as La Roja crashed to a 2-0 international friendly defeat to Holland in Amsterdam on Tuesday night. [read]

Live Your Goals activities gradually gathered pace in March. FIFA.com takes a look at the festivals held over the past month. [read]

Carlos Queiroz has stepped down as Iran coach after their 3-1 loss to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday night. [read]

The instant impacts made by Harry Kane and Eder feature in FIFA.com's latest weekly review alongside Brazil's resurgence, a Socceroo landmark and a record-breaking Norwegian youngster. [read]

Asia's long road to the next Men's Olympic Football Tournament began last Thursday as 16 teams earned their spots at next January's 2016 AFC U-23 Championship, which also serves as the [read]

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