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

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has issued a message of condolence to the family of Argentinian FA President and FIFA Senior Vice-President Julio Grondona, who died on Wednesday. [read]

Stefan de Brij has signed a deal to play for Lazio, the Italian Serie A club confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday, though the terms of the Netherlands' centre-back's move from Feyenoord were n [read]

Speaking after the friendly between Inter Milan and his old club Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic said he believes the Red Devils, under Louis van Gaal's guidance, will do well during the 2014/15 [read]

English Premier League referees will use vanishing spray to mark where free-kicks should be taken and the ten-yard distance where the wall must stand during the 2014/15 season. [read]

The National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras confirmed Hernan Medford, who used to play for Dinamo Zagreb and Rayo Vallecano, as their new coach following Luis Suarez's resignation [read]

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo is training on his own and insisted Real Madrid will be cautious with his return to action, and reflected on their loss to Roma in the USA. [read]

Although July was dominated by the 2014 World Cup, it was an extremely eventful month for women’s football, with a total of 18 Live Your Goals festivals held around the globe. [read]

FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. have selected 'SHOWTIME' by 20 year-old west coast born Canadian singer Tyler Shaw, as the Official Song of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Cana [read]

Trophies for Atletico Mineiro, Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review, while Didier Drogba's homecoming and a goal from 15-year-old Martin Odegaard also [read]