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

Real Madrid edged holders Bayern Munich 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg thanks to a 19th-minute goal from Karim Benzema. [read]

English Premier League leaders Liverpool have published plans for the redevelopment of their Anfield Road stand and Main Stand that would raise the stadium's capacity to around 54,000 from 45,276 [read]

With just hours to go until the final qualification seat for the FIWC 2014 Grand Final is decided at the Host Country Qualifier, FIFA.com spoke to the final Brazilian gamers to qualify for the eight-p [read]

Paris Saint-Germain are on the brink of winning the 2013/14 French Ligue 1 title thanks to midfielder Blaise Matuidi's 89th minute strike against Evian, while Lyon and Toulouse played to a goalle [read]

Cruz Azul and Toluca will play for a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 in the CONCACAF Champions League final. For Alejandro Castro, it will also be the next step on his personal path to re [read]

Visiting Cuiaba with the Brazilian Minister of Sport and Ronaldo on Wednesday, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke saw how football is helping to raise health awareness among youngsters. [read]

FIFA would like to reiterate the broadcasting rights of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ coverage in the Middle East and Northern Africa [read]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes French midfielder Abou Diaby is nearing his return from a 13-month lay-off after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in March 2013. [read]

Some called him 'the Wizard of Dribble', some called him 'the Magician'. Those who were lucky enough to watch England Sir Stanley Matthews play certainly witnessed a unique talent. [read]