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Peru’s hard-earned victory against Korea Republic in the Boys’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament 2014 served up a second successive Olympic gold for South America, following Bolivia’s title triumph four years ago.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 12:26 am
Paraguay's Libertad qualify for the second stage of the Copa Sudamericana with a 3-0 home win over Bolivia's Nacional Potosi, while Ecuador's Barcelona and Uruguay's River Plate also eased through.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:15 pm
Los Angeles Galaxy closed within two points of Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders with a 4-1 win over Eastern pace-setters DC United.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 10:43 pm
River Plate made it 10 points from four games at the start of the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Defensa y Justicia, while Newell's Old Boys held off a second-half fightback from Atletico Rafaela to also remain unbeaten.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 9:53 pm
Once the stamping ground where Lu Yiliang spent ten years of his playing career, Nanjing’s Wutaishan stadium is also where the China PR coach led his country to their first FIFA crown. 
Posted: August 27, 2014, 6:41 pm
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backed Alexis Sanchez to prove an able deputy for the injured Olivier Giroud after the Chilean forward fired his new club into the UEFA Champions League.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 5:10 pm

Two more English Premier League sides crashed out of the English League Cup on Wednesday as Burton Albion beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0, while Leyton Orient were 1-0 victors over Aston Villa.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 3:28 pm

Alexis Sanchez scores just before half-time to give Arsenal a 1-0 win over Besiktas to send the English Premier League club into the UEFA Champions League group stage, while Bayer Leverkusen beat Copenhagen 4-0 to advance 7-2 on aggregate.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 2:41 pm
One day after signing a two-year deal with English Premier League side Everton, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o announced he is retiring from international football.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 2:00 pm

Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Moroccan international Medhi Benatia on a five-year deal from Roma, and the centre-back will look to help fill Pep Guardiola's defensive needs after Javi Martinez went down with torn cruciate knee ligaments.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 12:41 pm

Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of Argentina centre-half Federico Fazio on a four-year deal from Spanish La Liga side Sevilla in a move that will help fill the void of Michael Dawson's departure to Hull City.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:05 am

FIFA.com caught up with Spain's beach soccer star Llorenc Gomez, who was able to help La Roja reach the final of the European Beach Soccer League in front of friends and family in his hometown of Torredembarra.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 10:52 am

Xabi Alonso has announced he is retiring from international football, bringing an end to an era where the Real Madrid midfielder helped La Roja win the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and UEFA EURO 2008 and 2012.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 10:46 am

The final day of competition at the Boys’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 lived up to expectations as Iceland cruised to a bronze medal, while Peru edged Korea Republic 2-1 in a thrilling final to take gold.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 8:36 am
Watch a video explaining how the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) works as a regulated online platform and hear what it is like in the FIFA TMS office on transfer deadline day.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 8:35 am

We gave several lucky FIFA.com contest and games winners the trip of a lifetime to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Our winners shared their highlights of Brazil.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 8:35 am
A precocious talent who is always one step ahead of his natural development curve, Ruben Neves’ short career has already hit incredible highs for one so young.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 7:30 am

Pablo Zabaleta hopes Manchester City's higher UEFA Champions League seeding will prevent another 'group of death' when the draw takes place in Monaco on Thursday.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 7:26 am

AFC Champions League holders Guangzhou Evergrande crashed out at the quarter-finals stage at the hands of Western Sydney Wanderers, while Yu Sanghun saved three spot-kicks as FC Seoul beat Pohang Steelers 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the semi-finals.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 6:38 am
A 40-pass move from Tottenham Hotspur and more joy for Cristiano Ronaldo feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Karim Bellarabi and Bradley Wright-Phillips making history.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 6:02 am

Miroslav Klose says he is not quite sure how it will feel to watch Germany from the stands as he prepares to be given a send-off prior to the repeat of last month's FIFA World Cup™ Final next week.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 6:01 am
Following Chile’s crowning at the inaugural Girls’ YOFT four years ago, hosts China PR vanquished Venezuela in the 2014 final to dash the visitors’ dream of a second successive gold for South America.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 5:56 am

Neil Warnock has returned to Crystal Palace as manager to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Tony Pulis, the English Premier League club has announced.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 5:54 am

Italian side Roma have completed the signing of Greece defender Kostas Manolas from Olympiacos for a €13m transfer fee.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 3:43 am

Medhi Benatia has described joining Bayern Munich from Roma as a dream come true and emphasised his excitement at working under coach Pep Guardiola.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 2:37 am

Tim Howard is taking a one-year hiatus from USA duty, but the Everton keeper will stay busy by continuing his fledgling career in TV commentary. The American icon talks to FIFA.com about life in the broadcast booth. 

Posted: August 27, 2014, 2:31 am

Arsene Wenger has said his squad has the strength in depth to cope without Olivier Giroud without strengthening further, with the French forward braced for a spell on the sidelines.

Posted: August 27, 2014, 1:31 am
Nine is a lucky number for Korea Republic midfielder Joo Hwimin, who wears the No9 jersey in a team that racked up a tournament-record 9-0 victory over Vanuatu at the Boys’ TOFT in Nanjing.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 12:03 am
Ecuadorian giants Emelec booked a place in the Copa Sudamericana's second stage with a 2-1 home win over Colombia's Aguilas Doradas, while Paraguayan giants Cerro Porteno progressed despite a 1-0 home defeat to Rentistas of Uruguay.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 9:13 pm
Former Inter Milan star Diego Milito scored a late penalty to earn Racing Club a third win in four games as their strong start continued, while Independiente staged a late comeback to overcome Olimpo.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 8:42 pm
Passage to the UEFA Europa League group stage is up for grabs this week with Tottenham Hotspur's new manager Mauricio Pochettino among those ambitious for continental success.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 5:40 pm
New Celtic manager Ronny Deila admitted his side are not good enough for the UEFA Champions League after suffering elimination against Slovenian champions Maribor.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 5:14 pm
Hull City have continued their recruiting by signing centre-back Michael Dawson from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 4:16 pm

Maribor shocked Celtic in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off round match-up in Scotland with a 2-1 aggregate victory, sending the Slovenian side into the group stage and the Hoops into the UEFA Europa League.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 3:07 pm

Four English Premier League teams were beaten in the second round of the English League Cup on Tuesday, with MK Dons stunning Manchester United 4-0, while West Ham United lost to Sheffield United 5-4 on penalties.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 3:04 pm

Al Ain advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, led by Asamoah Gyan in their 3-1 win on Tuesday, while Al Hilal survived a scare to sneak past Al Sadd 1-0 on aggregate.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 1:33 pm

The United States Soccer Federation have announced Landon Donovan will play in his final match for the United States in a friendly against Ecuador on 10 October in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 1:24 pm

Everton have confirmed they have signed Samuel Eto'o to a two-year contract on a free transfer after Chelsea released the Cameroon striker at the end of last season, and he could make his debut for the Toffees against his old club this weekend.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 12:32 pm

Manchester United have completed a deal with Real Madrid to secure the services of Argentinian international Angel di Maria for a record British transfer fee of £59.7m to sign the winger on a five-year deal.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 12:12 pm

Porto have signed young Mexico goalkeeper Raul Gudino, who impressed at the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 last year, on loan from Chivas de Guadalajara for ten months.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 11:04 am

Roy Hodgson had glowing praise for Frank Lampard, who announced he was retiring from international football earlier on Tuesday, and the England manager said the No8 was a 'superb representative' of English football.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 9:59 am

After an impressive showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Costa Rica are still riding the wave of their quarter-final finish and interim coach Paulo Wanchope told FIFA.com why he believes this run of success is only the beginning for Los Ticos.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 9:11 am
China PR won the gold medal at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014, romping to a clear victory over Venezuela in a thrilling encounter.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 8:49 am

Javier Mascherano has signed a new four-year contract with Barcelona with the contract, agreed before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, keeping the Argentina midfielder at Barça ​until 2018.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 7:17 am

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from England duty after making over 100 appearances for his country in a 15-year international career.

Posted: August 26, 2014, 7:12 am
While other young footballers idolise international stars who are far beyond reach, Iceland striker Hilmar Andrew McShane is within touching distance of his hero – father Paul McShane.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 6:46 am

The final day of the Boys’ YOFT Nanjing 2014 has arrived, and two eagerly awaited matches will decide whose dreams become reality and whose hopes are finally extinguished.

 

Posted: August 26, 2014, 4:02 am
FIFA.com reflects on a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup that brought more silverware for Germany, showcased some outstanding youngsters and whetted appetites for next year's senior finals.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 2:55 am
FIFA.com reviews the latest domestic club action in the women’s game with the championship decider set in the USA, while there is a look at the latest from Sweden, Norway and Republic of Ireland.
Posted: August 26, 2014, 1:09 am
Korea Republic have justified their favourites tag by reaching the final with three straight wins. However, the young Taeguk Warriors hold no fear for opponents Peru and their coach Juan Jose Ore. 
Posted: August 26, 2014, 12:52 am
The Italian Serie A campaign opens with Juventus in the crosshairs of several challengers with the Turin club having lost coach Antonio Conte.
Posted: August 25, 2014, 5:30 pm



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