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.


The footballing world’s best sound bites from the past week are featured in’s latest round-up, including Everton’s manager discussing his dance moves, Louis van Gaal opening up a softer side [read]

With Africa's wealth of home talent on show at the African Nations Championship in Rwanda, it was the perfect chance for one of FIFA's Football For Hope centres to host the 'Unleash Afr [read]

Solomon Islands have won their way through to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 after making a cleansweep of all five matches in the OFC Futsal Championship. [read]

The two South American nations guaranteed their passage to the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, while a third and final team from CONMEBOL has yet to stamp their ticket to Colombia. [read]

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino is sure to keep a close eye on Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash in Serie A, when in-form Albiceleste aces Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala go head to head. [read]

The aim of the conference, hosted on 11 and 12 February, was to provide education in the field of football injuries, focusing on some of the specific challenges and controversial topics in the area. [read]

We speak to well-travelled forward Cedric Bakambu on his journey from Congo DR to Spain, via France and Turkey, and his hopes for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying with the country of his birth. [read]

Heleno de Freitas was an outstanding marksman and controversy machine in equal measure – so much that his story has been made into a movie. recalls the career of the Botafogo legend. [read]

While the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has not yet arrived, the tournament continues to take shape – not least when it comes to mascots. On Thursday 11 February 2016, the three designs that made it int [read]