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.


Celta Vigo added to struggling Levante's woes with a 3-0 victory at Balaidos that lifts them to within a point of fourth-placed Valencia ahead of this weekend's fixtures, Joaquin Larrivey sc [read]

Lens leaped out of the bottom of France's Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win at Toulouse on Friday night to move Antoine Kombouare's side up to 14th ahead of the weekend's fixtures. [read]

Werder Bremen were beaten 1-0 at home by Cologne on Friday night, leaving Robin Dutt's men without a win all season and with only four points from the first nine games of the German Bundesliga ca [read] tracks the origins and greatest practitioners of the rabona, one of football's flashiest moves and a deft little party trick for the ages. [read]

Manuel Neuer spoke to The FIFA Weekly about what it means to be a world champion, playing outfield in training for Bayern Munich and his hopes for the future. [read]

Ural made it two wins in a row as they claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over Russian Premier League basement boys Arsenal Tula.  [read]

As Leicester City prepare to take on Swansea City this weekend, manger Nigel Pearson admits the Foxes have been through a tough spell but he believes his side are constantly learning what it takes to [read]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that his team will only improve their league position if they improve on their defensive performances. [read]

Jose Mourinho has revealed Diego Costa could make a soon-than-expected return to the Chelsea team for the showdown with Manchester United and that Loic Remy will be out for a short period. [read]