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Fabio Capello spoke exclusively to ​FIFA.com ​about Russia's hopes for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification, his reflections on Brazil 2014, and working with the enigmatic Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:27 am
Auckland City FC’s preparations for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 remain very much on track after the New Zealanders won the inaugural OFC President’s Cup on home turf.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 11:53 pm
Stephanie Roche is waving the flag for women’s football in this year’s nominations for the FIFA Puskás Award, following her three-touch volleyed masterpiece for Peamount United in Ireland last season.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 11:42 pm
Los Angeles Galaxy overcame Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the Western Conference Championship first leg, while New England Revolution secured a 2-1 win at New York Red Bulls in the east.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:54 pm
A-League champions Brisbane Roar have appointed former Dutch international Frans Thijssen as the club's new head coach following the shock sacking of Mike Mulvey just six months after steering the team to the title.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 7:37 pm
Racing Club replaced River Plate at the top after beating them 1-0 at home through an own goal.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 7:08 pm
European champions Real Madrid will headline a pre-season international tournament at Australia's 100,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground next year.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 6:26 pm
Fresh from becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga, Lionel Messi will have his sights on more history as he looks to repeat that feat in the UEFA Champions League when Barcelona visit APOEL on Tuesday.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 5:30 pm
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he must restore the Reds shattered morale following their underwhelming 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 5:10 pm
New Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini says his aim is to finish third following the team's tough 1-1 derby draw against AC Milan.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 5:02 pm
Cruzeiro retained the Campeonato crown with a 2-1 victory against Goias giving them an unassailable seven-point margin for their fourth national title.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 4:49 pm

Marseille returned to the top of the French Ligue 1 standings thanks to a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux on Sunday, while Montpellier's confidence received a much-needed boost as they beat Toulouse 2-0.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 2:36 pm

Levante got the better of local rivals Valencia after a pulsating second half in the Spanish La Liga clash at the Ciutat de Valencia as the visitors ran out 2-1 winners and Alberto Bueno scored the only goal to give Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 2:10 pm

Joel Obi's second-half goal ensured the Milan derby finished all square as Inter Milan held rivals AC Milan to a 1-1 draw in Italy's Serie A, while Cagliari twice came from behind to register an impressive 3-3 draw against third-placed Napoli and Antonio Di Natale scored his 200th Serie A goal.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 2:08 pm

Stuttgart were left rooted to the bottom of the German Bundesliga amid a chorus of jeers at the Mercedes-Benz Arena following a 1-0 defeat at home to Augsburg, while Hamburg moved above fellow-strugglers Werder Bremen thanks to a last-gasp 2-0 win in the 101st northern Germany derby.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:58 am

Kevin Kuranyi scored a brace as Dinamo Moscow claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Terek Grozny to move fourth in the Russian Premier League at the expense of their opponents on Sunday, while Spartak Moscow saw off Mordovia Saransk at home in a six-goal thriller 4-2.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:54 am

Liverpool's season went from bad to worse as they let an early lead slip to lose 3-1 at struggling Crystal Palace with Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak turning the game around after Rickie Lambert's opener, while Christian Eriksen secured three points for Tottenham Hotspur.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 7:29 am

Thailand exacted revenge for their defeat to Singapore in the 2012 AFF Championship final as a late penalty by Charyl Chappuis gave them a 2-1 win over the defending champions in their opening 2014 AFF Championship match, while Malaysia held Myanmar to a goalless draw.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 7:21 am

Antonio Di Natale scored his 200th Italian Serie A goal on what was his 400th league appearance on Sunday when he gave Udinese a 1-0 half-time lead against Chievo.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 7:08 am

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus will miss the rest of 2014, including Wednesday's UEFA Champions League clash at Arsenal, after suffering his sixth ankle injury in a year, his club have confirmed.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 5:42 am

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was delighted with his team after they maintained their incredible winning run with a 4-0 victory at Eibar, with Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema on the scoresheet.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 5:24 am

Schalke coach Roberto Di Matteo has targeted taking at least a point when the Royal Blues host his former club Chelsea in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 5:23 am

In helping himself to a hat-trick against Sevilla on Saturday evening, Lionel Messi replaced the legendary Telmo Zarra as the Spanish league’s all-time top scorer.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 3:14 am
Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey was sacked Sunday just six months after steering the Australian A-League club to the premiership-championship double, officials said.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 12:41 am

Pablo Sanchez's quickfire double gave Adelaide United a fifth win in seven Australian A-League games this season away at Central Coast Mariners, the day after Sydney FC saw off Melbourne City with a hard-fought 2-1 win.

Posted: November 23, 2014, 12:21 am

In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, including a Russian hotshot, a Manchester United legend and an energetic Paraguayan forward.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:58 pm

Milan giants AC and Inter have been battling for bragging rights in Italy's most populous city outside of the capital for over a century, with the eternal struggle between the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri fast approaching 300 games.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:40 pm

Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed the attitude of Leon Osman after the midfielder marked his 400th appearance for the Toffees with the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over West Ham United.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 6:02 pm

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes it is too early to compare his current side with his title-winning teams of the past despite a record-breaking start to the English Premier League campaign.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 5:10 pm

Newly-appointed Real Sociedad coach David Moyes endured an underwhelming start to his tenure as the Basques were held to a 0-0 draw away to struggling Deportivo la Coruna.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 3:17 pm

Lionel Messi thanked teammates and coaches past and present after becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga with a hat-trick in Barça's 5-1 demolition of Sevilla. 

Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:38 pm

Juventus restored their three-point lead on Roma with a brace of goals in either half from Paul Pogba and a Carlos Tevez strike underlining the champions' credentials in a 3-0 win at Lazio.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:11 pm

FIFA.com recalls Real Salt Lake’s unlikely run to their maiden Major League Soccer title five years ago today as they barely squeaked into the play-offs but then triumphed over Los Angeles Galaxy to hoist the MLS Cup in dramatic fashion.

 
Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:05 pm

Lyon extended their unbeaten Ligue 1 streak to ten matches with a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Bastia, while Monaco were held 2-2 at home by Caen. 

Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

Lionel Messi broke Telmo Zarra's 59-year-old record as the leading goalscorer in the history of La Liga with a stunning hat-trick against Sevilla.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 12:51 pm

Manchester United moved back into the top four of the English Premier League with a 2-1 smash-and-grab raid at Arsenal.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:37 am

Zenit St. Petersburg went eight points clear at the Russian Premier League summit with a 1-0 home win over Kuban Krasnodar, while FC Krasnodar moved into second spot with a 2-1 win over defending champions CSKA Moscow. 

Posted: November 22, 2014, 10:51 am

Chelsea established a seven-point lead at the top of the English Premier League after defeating ten-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, while Yaya Toure gave Manchester City victory at home to Swansea City. 

Posted: November 22, 2014, 9:06 am

Bayern Munich opened up a seven-point lead in the Bundesliga after a 4-0 hammering of Hoffenheim, while challengers Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach lost to Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively. 

Posted: November 22, 2014, 8:55 am

AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is in confident mood ahead of the derby against Roberto Mancini's Inter as the battle of Milan takes centre stage in the Italian Serie A on Sunday.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 7:13 am

A dreadful error by goalkeeper Tran Nguyen Manh allowed Indonesia to snatch a 2-2 draw with Vietnam in their opening Group A game at the 2014 AFF Championship, while Philippines lead the group after a 4-1 win over Laos.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 7:08 am
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Posted: November 22, 2014, 3:21 am

The Japanese title race took another dramatic twist on Saturday as Urawa Reds crashed 2-0 at home to nearest rivals Gamba Osaka when victory would have sealed the championship.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:49 am
Nantes forward Yacine Bammou believes Les Canaris can keep on surprising people and stay among the French Ligue 1 pace-setters.
Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:00 am

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez believes his side are on the right track ahead of Cagliari's Italian Serie A visit to the Stadio San Paolo, with his opposite number Zdenek Zeman admiring the Spaniard's style of play.

Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:00 am

Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool will not be affected by the painful memories of their disastrous meltdown against Crystal Palace when they return to Selhurst Park, but admitted it will be "tough" with Neil Warnock in the Palace hotseat.

Posted: November 21, 2014, 5:15 pm

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident he will return stronger from his three-month injury lay-off and can forge a dynamic strike partnership with in-form England forward Danny Welbeck.

Posted: November 21, 2014, 4:01 pm

Athletic Bilbao defeated Espanyol 3-1 at San Mames thanks to goals from Aritz Aduriz, Borja Viguera and Ander Iturraspe to record their third win in their last four matches. 

Posted: November 21, 2014, 2:09 pm

Argentinian duo Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi both scored to help champions Paris Saint-Germain go top for the first time this season with a 3-2 win at mid-table Metz, while star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned after spending two months on the sidelines.

Posted: November 21, 2014, 1:34 pm

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said he would consider coaching in England, if there was an opportunity. 

Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:46 am

Cruz Azul midfielder Christian Gimenez speaks with FIFA.com ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco where he will be making his third appearance in the competition.

Posted: November 21, 2014, 9:47 am



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