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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

Despite being a relatively new member of the Club America dressing room, striker Silvio Romero has quickly grasped the expectation levels of the Las Águilas fans. [read]

The three nominees for the inaugural FIFA Fan Award have been revealed, and voting to decide the winner has now opened. [read]

One of the key performers in Mamelodi Sundowns' incredible journey to the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, Khama Billiat is all set to unleash his talent on the global stage. [read]

Having missed out on the chance to represent Once Caldas on the global stage in 2004, Atletico Nacional captain Alexis Henriquez is eager to make history for the Colombian side and bring home the FIFA [read]

Tennis star Gael Monfils speaks to FIFA.com about his love of football and PSG in particular, his admiration for Arsene Wenger and why he has "a weakness" for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. [read]

Romelu Lukaku has explained why Roberto Martinez has brought the best out of him - as well as Yannick Carrasco, Kevin De Bruye and Eden Hazard - for Belgium in Russia 2018 qualifying. [read]

Kashima Antlers made a winning start in the opening match against Auckland City at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016. The first half ended scoreless, but a goal early in the second half by Auckland s [read]

One goal which beggars belief and another that followed passes galore feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards. [read]

Auckland City defender and new father Takuya Iwata spoke with FIFA.com moments after his team's 2-1 defeat by Kashima Antlers in the FIFA Club World Cup about returning home to his new-born baby [read]

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