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

Penalties galore at Africa’s base and a wild final day in Europe’s east feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with club legends hitting landmarks in England, Germany and the USA. [read]

Veteran goalkeeping coach Manuel Amieiro helped a young Iker Casillas hone his skills and is now working the same magic with Spain’s three keepers at Canada 2015. [read]

A press conference will be held at the Home of FIFA at 11:00 CET this morning, when FIFA’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio will be available to answer questions from t [read]

FIFA.com looks at the star-studded cast list that has established the FIFA U-20 World Cup's reputation as a peerless producer of footballing icons. [read]

Mexican side Tigres made it into the Copa Libertadores semi-finals for the first time after a 2-0 home win over Ecuador side Emelec completed a 2-1 aggregate triumph. [read]

Former Socceroo John Aloisi has been appointed as new coach of A-League side Brisbane Roar. [read]

From hitting the jackpot at Turkey 2013 to finding his way in French football and becoming a dad, goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has had a busy two years, as he tells FIFA.com. [read]

Al Hilal, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Kashiwa Reysol and Lekhwiya completed half of the quarter-final picture of the AFC Champions League 2015 with narrow aggregate wins in the round of 16.  [read]

Liverpool announced that defenders Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom both signed contract extensions with the Premier League club.  [read]

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