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Teams of the Day: Cameroon & Denmark. Two teams which proudly featured nursery school defending. Bless you. That’s all.

Player of the Day: Simon Kjaer. This man was throwing around balls like Xavi, including the long pass to Rommedahl on the first Danish goal. A move so splendidly smooth it’s rough again. Best goal of the tournament thus far.

Plus he contributed to that rubbish defense. Top drawer all around.

(Unfortunately, he’s also suspended for Japan.)

(Oh, and Rommedahl was the real player of the day.)

The BP Award/Spill of the Day: African keepers are just going down the tank.… Continue reading

Does Australian broadcaster SBS actually want Australians to watch the World Cup? Or does it just want to make them very very angry? Top marks for comedy though.

FIFA News

Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from professional football, bringing to an end a two-decade career on the pitch adorned with medals, trophies an [read]

Trinidad and Tobago will be the setting for the ninth edition of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, which begins on Thursday, with three places at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup up for [read]

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 moved a step closer on Wednesday 17 January, with the announcement of the match schedule. [read]

In the hunt to win the first ever MLS Cup, New York Red Bulls have already made a new signing – two-time Grand Finalist Michael Labelle. [read]

As they chase a first FIFA Women's World Cup in the wake of humbling two-time champions Germany, Iceland are reaping the benefits of significant FIFA Forward-supported investment. FIFA.com hears [read]

Having evolved from a supreme penalty box poacher to a recognisable sports broadcaster and social media heavyweight, we sat down with former England striker Gary Lineker to talk FIFA World Cup memorie [read]

Argentina star Angel Di Maria speaks with www.sc.qa (the website of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body responsible for delivering the infrastructure and host country operations [read]

Former Dutch international and current FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten speaks to FIFA.com ahead of the Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam. [read]

Captain of the USSR team at Sweden 1958, who also scored the Soviets' first ever goal in FIFA's most prestigious competition, Nikita Simonyan speaks with FIFA.com to revisit the World Cup 60 [read]