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

Featuring a former keeper on being locked up in one of the world’s toughest prisons, a coach on being sacked for refusing to play the club’s owner against Barcelona, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic being Zlata [read]

Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at old rival Arsene Wenger by claiming the Arsenal manager has only himself to blame for failing to find a solution to his dismal record against the Chelsea boss. [read]

Striker Rickie Lambert has joined West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool on a two-year contract, his new club announced on Friday. The 33-year-old English international has signed for an undisclosed fee [read]

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Italian Serie A side Inter Milan on an 18-month loan, the English Premier League club confirmed on Friday. [read]

UEFA Champions League hopefuls Monaco have made their latest summer signing, recruiting promising Saint-Etienne youngster Allan Saint-Maximin before sending him on loan to German Bundesliga club Hanov [read]

Aston Villa announced two new signings on Friday, with French midfielder Jordan Veretout signing from Nantes and Benin striker Rudy Gestede joining from Blackburn Rovers. [read]

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have committed their futures to Arsenal, much to the delight of manager Arsene Wenger. [read]

FIFA.com reviews July and what proved to be a massive month for women’s football, headlined of course by the colourful goal-laden finale to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. [read]

Ronny Deila has warned Celtic's title rivals that the reigning champions are even better than last year as they begin their defence of the Scottish Premiership crown. [read]

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