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.


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was delighted with his team's victory over Real Madrid but believes they will need to produce a "masterpiece" next week in Spain to progress to the U [read]

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written an open letter to supporters calling for unity as the club face up to the threat of relegation from the English Premier League. [read]

In an exclusive interview, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman speaks to defying expectations in the Premier League, why he chose the club, working with his brother and whether a defender of hi [read]

Andrea Pirlo is among the stars of's latest weekly stats review, which also features feats by John Terry, Kevin de Bruyne, Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb. [read]

San Jose Earthquakes climbed to fourth in the Western Conference as Adam Jahn's lone strike secured victory at Houston Dynamo. [read]

Tigres became the first team to progress to the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals following a 1-1 home draw with Bolivia's Universitario, while Estudiantes took a step towards the last-eight with [read]

After winning a first-ever continental crown, Malagasy participation at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 is a glowing testament that sustained development pays off, as found out. [read]

Carlo Ancelotti says his Real Madrid side will need full support of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium when they host Juventus next week looking to secure a second successive appearance in the UEFA Champio [read] speaks with Gu Yasha, one of the few China PR players with experience on the world stage, who says the Steel Roses’ young squad will be confident when they take the field in Canada, starting [read]