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

Anna Signeul will take charge of the Finland women’s national team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 qualifying campaign, the Football Association of Finland has confirmed. The Swede, who is current [read]

Special exhibitions have been set up in various airports around the country dedicated to the “Tournament of Champions”, which will be staged in Kazan, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Sochi. [read]

The U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. [read]

FIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless dr [read]

The campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has proved to be one of the biggest in the history of the volunteer movement, breaking the W [read]

Today marks 100 days until the kick off of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, and excitement continues to grow as the city of Nassau prepares to host the country’s biggest sporting event to [read]

It might be mid-winter in Europe, but France’s 14-time champions Lyon found a way to turn on the style to regain a share of top spot. There was also similar good form displayed by the leaders in Spain [read]

Defending champions Côte d'Ivoire stuttered to a disappointing share of the spoils with Togo in their opening Group C match, while Congo DR went top of the section after catching a profligate Mor [read]

As we continue our look at the stories behind the records made at the FIFA World Cup, we investigate Sergio Goycochea's penalty heroics for Argentina at Italy 1990, where he saved four spot-kicks [read]

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