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Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant says he’d gladly to sign a permanent contract within the club in January.

The 27-year-old joined the Potters for the six-month loan deal from Spanish club Real Zaragoza in August and contains since made nine appearances.

“If the 2 main teams can agree something I will be greater than content with put pen to paper,” Pennant said.

Boss Tony Pulis has expressed his desire for keeping the first sort Liverpool man along at the club.

Speaking yesterday evening, Pulis told BBC Radio Stoke: “He’s the best lad, he’s been pretty decent for all of us… Continue reading

In the very early days of footbal,l attack was the name of the game. Teams would usually play with 2 broad men, an inside right, an inside left, and a centre-forward. Skillful and tough players would take up the wide rolls supplying the crosses for typically big and tall centre forwards to get on the end of the field. Such techniques to the game must have been simple to see with results often ending 11-7 or the like.

As time advanced nevertheless, and with foreign influences, different approaches were becoming developed. The Italians would go on to develop the much… Continue reading

THE BIG PICTURE

Until last week this match was the story two powers in the Group O’Death. When the Ivory Coast took on Japan in a friendly, the scope of the game took a drastic turn and shifted the light onto Didier Drogba’s elbow, which was broken in a clash and put his World Cup in serious doubt. Beyond his status as the Ivory Coast’s best player and leader, he’s one of Africa’s largest sporting icons, many consider him the best footballer, and a symbol of the World Cup itself.

But he may play after immediate surgery. The decision will… Continue reading

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]