Football Champions

Examples of ‘the one club legend’ are increasingly rare in modern football. The commercial nature of the game leas to youth clubs selling their prized talent for increasingly large sums of money. It is therefore heartening to see that two of the most established players in the England set-up, John Terry and Steven Gerrard, share not only the white shirt of England but an enduring affiliation to their boyhood clubs of Chelsea and Liverpool.

  When John Terry joined Chelsea as a midfielder at 14, it took a temporary switch to central defence for his true talents to shine. He… Continue reading

Once the Champions League final is done and dusted tomorrow, that’s pretty much it for big time domestic football.

Whoever’s holding the big-eared trophy on Saturday night will be celebrated on Sunday, but once Monday comes it’s all about World Cup build up again.

Not least because that’s when the proper World Cup warm up games begin.

On Monday 24th May we’ve got the following games to look forward to:

Australia v. New Zealand Japan v. South Korea Portugal v. Cape Verde Islands Argentina v. Canada England v. Mexico

Tickets are available for England v. Mexico at Wembley.

Not a… Continue reading

Soccer practice games

In soccer practice games, scoring goals is one thing that adds to the excitement of the young players while playing. This is why it’s imperative that you include scores of opportunities for your players to practice scoring goals. In order to create such occasions for them, many options are available that can be performed. For example: small-sided games, full-field scrimmages, and shooting drills.

During small sided games and full field scrimmages, it’s your responsibility to keep altering the various ways to encourage extra goal scoring.  Slot in those games that can be played without a… Continue reading

That’s what this adidas commercial for their new F50 boot featuring Leo Messi and David Villa seems to be suggesting. Or at least that Zidane is one of many football gods. Though I wouldn’t necessarily have him figured as the god of anything involving pace, would you? Anyway, on to the links…

FIFA News

Speaking exclusively with FIFA.com, Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko gives his opinion on the three finalists for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 Award, while also discussing the Italian flavour o [read]

FIFA.com spoke to USA’s hat-trick hero Tim Weah after Monday’s big win over Paraguay to get a sense of what the result in New Delhi meant to him and his side. [read]

New Delhi bade farewell to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Monday, hosting the first two Round of 16 matches, which ended in comprehensive wins for Germany and USA. [read]

A Tim Weah hat-trick helped USA to a 5-0 victory over Paraguay in their Round of 16 clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in New Delhi on Monday. [read]

Germany booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a convincing 4-0 victory over Colombia in New Delhi on Monday. [read]

Jim Craig, a member of Celtic's European Cup-winning Lisbon Lions team, talks to FIFA.com about the tribute that earned the Bhoys supporters a FIFA Fan Award nomination and a special, enduring bo [read]

FIFA.com caught up with Spencer ‘GORILLA’ Ealing, winner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 who – along with prize money of USD 200,000 – also won a ticket to the upcoming The Best FIFA Football A [read]

On 16 October, to celebrate World Food Day, FIFA and the LOC organised a very special event for 70 girls at a Feeding India shelter home in Delhi. [read]

An inspirational mother and son from India are the first winners of FIFA’s ‘Bring Someone Special’ campaign, which will take them through an exciting journey to the Opening Match of the 2018 FIFA Worl [read]