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This may just be the best thing France has done since ‘98 (or ‘00 if you prefer). In the wake of that massive mental and behavioral meltdown that was their World Cup 2010 campaign, a show of bad football and even worse insubordination, the French Football Federation has suspended the entire World Cup squad for their next game at the request of new head honcho Laurent Blanc.

Blanc said: “I obviously cannot act as if nothing had happened in South Africa.”

“I followed the events with sadness, I was disappointed with the sporting results and I was shocked by certain… Continue reading

It’s Inter vs Bayern in the 2010 Champions League Final tomorrow. The biggest game in club football. Maybe in the world, if you believe Jose Mourinho, who recently claimed the Champions League was bigger than the World Cup.

Plenty of the players involved in tomorrow’s game will soon be able to make a direct comparison between the two, as the Champions League final is their last game before joining their national teams for World Cup duty. The following is a (hopefully?) complete list of every player potentially involved in the Champions League final, and currently listed on a national… Continue reading

The BBC montage from WC ‘06.

From left to right, that’s Santos attacking trio Ganso, Robinho and Neymar. Don’t they look happy? You will do too if you click below and see the three doing a football themed re-enactment of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” video.

Superb.

Wondering they those three players are in Brazil kits, and why this ad is World Cup themed? Turns out Seara is a fully paid up member of the World Cup sponsor gang.

Of the three players, Robinho is a a fully paid up member of the Brazil World Cup squad, Paulo Henrique Ganso is on Dunga’s seven man reserve… 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]