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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

Kate Abdo to present the announcement of the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 on 1 December at 17.00 CET [read]

Co-hosts Vietnam claimed top spot in Group A and advanced to the semi-finals of the 2014 AFF Championship with a 3-1 win over the Philippines, while a 5-1 win over Laos was not enough to keep Indonesi [read]

Manuel Pellegrini claims Sergio Aguero is worth as much to Manchester City as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to their clubs, and despite Aguero's stunning form for City this season, manag [read]

FIFA.com reflects on Robin van Persie's immaculate, game-changing header for the Netherlands against Spain, which is among the contenders for the FIFA Puskás Award. [read]

To mark 50 years since the official fastest hat-trick was scored, which clocked in at 90 seconds, FIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game. [read]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident midfielder Jack Wilshere can return stronger after having surgery on an injured ankle. [read]

Melbourne Victory marked their tenth anniversary celebrations by climbing to the top of the A-League standings with a dramatic 3-2 win over previously unbeaten Adelaide United. [read]

Juventus are hoping to continue their dominance over city rivals Torino on Sunday. The Serie A league leaders haven't lost this fixture for almost 20 years. [read]

Roy Keane has left his post as assistant manager of Aston Villa to focus on the same role he occupies with Republic of Ireland. [read]

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