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

The top eight Brazilian FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) players will go head to head at Fluminense’s historic old stadium, Estadio das Laranjeiras on 24 April in the FIWC Brazil Qualifier for the ho [read]

Aulis Rytkonen, the first Finnish professional footballer, passed away at the age of 85 on 16 April the Football Association of Finland confirmed on Wednesday. [read]

FIFA.com Club members, your voices and votes have been heard!  [read]

​After having his season wrecked by a knee injury, Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel is making up for lost time after he has worked himself back to fitness, with hopes of making it to the 2014 FIFA Worl [read]

Junior Malanda will miss the rest of the 2013/14 German Bundesliga season for Wolfsburg as a result of knee ligament damage the midfielder sustained during Tuesday's DFB-Pokal semi-final against [read]

Gianluigi Buffon has thanked Antonio Conte for persuading the Juventus captain to stay in Turin after considering leaving in 2011, while contract talks with Conte have been delayed until the end of th [read]

England fan Hugh Thompson is in the final stages of a remarkable 25,000km journey, cycling from London to Rio de Janeiro for the FIFA World Cup. FIFA.com catches up with Thompson on his incredible fun [read]

Despite speculation linking him away from Italy, Croatian playmaker Mateo Kovacic has said he is happy at Inter Milan after the teenager joined in January 2013. [read]

FIFA.com takes a look back at the history of Real Madrid versus Barcelona, with El Clasico boasting the planet’s top footballing talent as the most hotly-anticipated derby match in world football. [read]