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.


A FIFA delegation has this week conducted a four-day inspection visit of Ibague, Bucaramanga, Medellin and Cali, the four cities that are expected to host the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. [read]

Featuring Gazza and Wazza, Poldi and Borat, Mourinho hailing Mourinho and an American quitting football to pursue a very different career. [read]

Sloan Privat and Nicolas Benezet gave Guingamp their first goals of the season in a 2-0 win which send Marseille crashing back to earth in Ligue 1's only game on Friday. [read]

Wolfsburg enjoyed a 3-0 win over Schalke on Friday to top the German Bundesliga, despite Kevin De Bruyne being left out of the hosts' squad.  [read]

The five young footballers who starred in FIFA’s Live Your Goals TV spot came to the Home of FIFA in Zurich for a day of football training with international players, and to explore international foot [read]

Pepe, Miguel Veloso and Raphael Guerreiro have returned to the Portugal squad for a friendly against France and a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Albania next month, coach Fernando Santos announced o [read]

German champions Bayern Munich announced Friday they have sent Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for another loan spell with the 20-year-old joining Schalke 04 for the 2015/16 season. [read]

Liverpool's uncapped midfielder Emre Can has been called up to the Germany squad for the world champions' forthcoming key UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland. [read]

Julio Cesar Baldivieso was named the new coach of Bolivia as he takes over from Mauricio Soria, the national federation confirmed on Friday. [read]