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

Spain forward Alvaro Morata has signed a five-year contract with English Premier League champions Chelsea after spending multiple seasons with Real Madrid. [read]

Mexico and Jamaica completed the semi-final line-up at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday, thanks to their respective quarter-final defeats of Honduras and Canada. [read]

Piero Ferreyra Lopez's dream of becoming a footballer would have been unfulfilled, had it not been for the Minors Plan that the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) rolled out in March 2016. [read]

A son scourging his father, a Gallic elf grilling some Spanish free-scorers and some Lionessess running wild feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the E [read]

New Zealand have secured passage to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to become the first nation to qualify, in addition to the host nation. [read]

Former national team striker and hugely successful club coach Wedson Nyirenda tells FIFA.com of his long-term plans to further strengthen Zambia, while also seeking to help the Chipolopolo negotiate a [read]

The first six clubs to take part in the inaugural FIFA Interactive Club World Cup were announced on Thursday 20 July. Players from Brondby, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Schalke, Sampdor [read]

Climbing to an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, Congo DR are chasing the dream of a return to the FIFA World Cup, more than four decades since they last set foot at the global finals [read]

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has sealed a move to AC Milan after signing a deal which keeps him with the Rossoneri until 2022 on Thursday. [read]