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Patrick van Aanholt has signed a four-year deal with Sunderland on Friday, sending the 23-year-old Dutchman to the north of England after a spell at Chelsea.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:44 pm

Benfica have bought Bebe from Manchester United on Friday and signed the 24-year-old to a four year deal, ending his tenure at Old Trafford, which began back in 2010.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:46 am

Frazier Campbell has signed a three-year deal with Crystal Palace, joining the English Premier League side from Championship club Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:44 am

The Waste Management Programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil created by FIFA, Coca-Cola and the Local Organising Committee collected 416 tonnes over 64 matches and exceeded expectations, with everything going to plan across the 12 Host Cities.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:04 am

After spending time with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, Côte d'Ivoire striker Didier Drogba has returned to English Premier League club Chelsea on a one-year deal where he will renew his partnership with manager Jose Mourinho.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:38 am

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of CHF 30,000 and issued a reprimand against the Argentinian Football Association following an incident that occurred at the friendly match between Argentina and Slovenia played on 7 June.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:25 am

Joris Delle suffered a serious knee injury during training on Friday, and Nice confirmed their goalkeeper is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 8:43 am

Juventus have signed midfielder Roberto Pereyra from Udinese on an initial one-year loan deal, the Italian Serie A champions have announced.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:18 am

While football is often elevated to a mystical level, citing famous victories as miracles played in stadiums referred to as shrines for example, we look at the other side of the coin here with a slew of famous curses cast upon some of the world's most famous clubs.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 6:16 am
Greece have named experienced Italian Claudio Ranieri his first international coaching experience as successor to Fernando Santos.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:46 am

On 25 July 2004, Brazil beat Argentina on penalties after a thrilling Copa America final. Adriano levelled in stoppage time after Cesar Delgado thought he had won it for La Albiceleste minutes earlier. FIFA.com looks back at the match.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:20 am
Petr Cech has spoken about how match-fit he feels after recovering from a dislocated shoulder and his battle with Thibaut Courtois to be Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 4:14 am
We have seen that the FIFA World Cup can be a force for good and FIFA believes this will be the case for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:50 am

The squads for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup were announced today, with all 16 teams naming their 21 players.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:49 am

Hannover have announced the signing of Japan international Hiroshi Kiyotake from relegated Nurnberg, with the 24-year-old signing a four-year contract.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 2:57 am
Over one million Club members set up their fantasy teams for McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy in the hopes of winning a massive Grand Prize, a Kia Soul!
Posted: July 25, 2014, 2:37 am
We speak to Germany captain Philipp Lahm about success in Brazil, his international retirement and the pressure of being the skipper.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:07 am
Real Salt Lake City moved up to second in the Western Conference standings thanks to a 3-1 home victory over strugglers Montreal Impact.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:34 am
Serge Aurier, Daryl Janmaat, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and Enner Valencia feature in FIFA.com's latest transfer round-up, which also includes an intriguing swap, a defiant Klopp and a returning idol.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:31 am
New AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi has suffered his first defeat at the helm after Greek champions Olympiacos secured a comprehensive 3-0 win in Toronto.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 8:24 pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he is contemplating bringing veteran striker Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:48 pm
Dethroned A-League champions Central Coast Mariners have boosted their forward line with the signing of Senegalese striker Malick Mane.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:43 pm

After negotiations with the Costa Rican Football Federation broke down, Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Los Ticos to a quarter-final at Brazil 2014 has stepped down as coach on Thursday.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 2:30 pm

Monterrey have confirmed Argentinian international defender Jose Maria Basanta is heading to Italian Serie A side Fiorentina on Thursday, after the club agreed to pay the player's $3.5m buy-out clause to the Mexican outfit.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 2:13 pm

Andy Carroll tweeted out he is to undergo surgery to repair an ankle injury and will miss the start of the English Premier League campaign, leaving West Ham United's pre-season plans in peril.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:44 pm

Following a six-week break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the CAF Champions League group stage resumes with all eight teams fighting for a spot in the semi-finals.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:10 pm

Eden Ben Basat has joined Israeli champions Maccabi Tel-Aviv after spending three years with France Ligue 1 side Toulouse.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:06 am

Major League Soccer's New York City FC have announced the signing of English international Frank Lampard on a two-year deal on Thursday, marking the new club's second big signing after David Villa joined earlier this summer.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 8:56 am

Referees in France's Ligue 1, Ligue 2, national championship and women's first division will use vanishing spray to fix distances for free-kicks and their walls after the new practice was met with success during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 8:09 am

Lucas Piazon has been loaned out to Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2014/15 German Bundesliga season from Chelsea after spending last season on loan to Vitesse Arnhem.

Posted: July 24, 2014, 8:03 am
Japan have named Javier Aguirre, the former Mexico and Atletico Madrid coach, as the successor to Alberto Zaccheroni in their hot-seat.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:58 am
Andres Iniesta has relished the possibility of succeeding Carles Puyol as Barcelona skipper and revealed how his recent disappointments with club and country have made him a better player and person.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:00 am
Luka Modric has hailed Real Madrid's captures of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, explained how finally winning La Decima has relieved pressure and targeted a clean sweep of trophies in 2014/15.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:27 am
The FIFA.com Kick Off Ball Contest gave Club members the chance to claim a piece of 2014 FIFA World Cup history, and here we announce the 63 winners of the competition.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 2:34 am
The Netherlands went into Brazil 2014 in their lowest position on the global ladder in 12 years, but Louis van Gaal tinkered his tactics to ensure he left them in third. FIFA.com takes a closer look.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 1:58 am
Atletico Mineiro added to their continental silverware collected in the last 12 months by claiming the Recopa Sudamricana with a 5-3 aggregate victory over Lanus after a thrilling second-leg.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 1:48 am
After Manchester United cruised to a 7-0 win over Los Angeles Galaxy in Louis van Gaal's first game as manager, the Dutchman has labelled his side's display as "fantastic".
Posted: July 24, 2014, 1:04 am
San Jose Earthquakes claimed one of the results of the season as the bottom side cruised to a 5-1 victory over Chicago Fire.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 11:53 pm
Brazil superstar forward Marta will continue her career in Sweden after joining league champions Rosengard.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 11:48 pm
Manchester United has begun life under new coach Louis van Gaal with a thumping 7-0 win over Los Angeles Galaxy.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 11:44 pm
San Lorenzo are virtually assured a berth in the Copa Libertadores final after a thumping 5-0 semi-final first-leg win over Bolivar.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 11:40 pm
The recent FIFA World Cup proved football is a part of everyday life in Rio de Janeiro and, as our Video of the Week demonstrates, the sport can help provide positive change in society.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 11:09 pm
A last minute own goal cost Liverpool a 1-0 defeat to AS Roma with the Reds losing striker Fabio Borini to a concerning shoulder injury, while there were wins for Tottenham, Aston Villa and Manchester City against MLS opposition.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 7:31 pm
Veteran USA defender DaMarcus Beasley has signed with Houston Dynamo following three seasons at Mexico's Puebla.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 5:39 pm

Gareth Bale has said he believes the Spanish La Liga has surpassed the English Premier League as the world's most exciting league as a result of the recent signings and success in European competition.

Posted: July 23, 2014, 3:35 pm

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani met this evening with FIFA President Blatter, who is visiting Qatar at the invitation of HH the Emir and the two discussed a wide range of topics surrounding the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Posted: July 23, 2014, 3:33 pm

Dunga has added the services of USA 1994 team-mate Claudio Taffarel to his Brazilian national team coaching staff, taking him on as his goalkeeper coach.

Posted: July 23, 2014, 2:03 pm

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Côte d'Ivoire defender Serge Aurier on a season-long loan from Toulouse after the young right-back impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Posted: July 23, 2014, 1:33 pm

Carlos Tevez has said on Wednesday he never had a thought to leave Juventus despite coach Antonio Conte departing the Italian Serie A side last week, and the Argentina striker is focused on winning a fourth consecutive scudetto.

Posted: July 23, 2014, 12:50 pm

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Ben Davies and Michel Vorm from Swansea City on a five-year and four-year deal respectively, while sending Gylfi Sigurdsson to the Welsh club.

Posted: July 23, 2014, 12:14 pm

Davide Astori agreed to a three-year contract extension with Cagliari, ending speculation about a move to England, while Italian Serie A newcomers Cesena signed Brazil defensive midfielder Ze Eduardo.

Posted: July 23, 2014, 12:10 pm



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