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As he readies himself for the biggest challenge of his career – Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich defender Dante spoke to FIFA.com.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 2:39 pm
AC Milan defender Daniele Bonera has penned a new contract which will keep him at San Siro until June 2015.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 1:52 pm
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed he will leave Malaga at the end of the season, with the Chilean coach heavily tipped to fill the vacancy left by Roberto Mancini at Manchester City this summer.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 1:50 pm
Xavi was among those present as Barcelona’s Medical Services was granted FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence status. Afterwards, he told FIFA.com the significance of having a medical centre of such calibre available to those at the club.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 10:28 am
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber faces a ten month spell on the sidelines following an operation to remove the cruciate ligament in his right knee, his club have confirmed.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 10:22 am
Football development, through initiatives such as Goal and 11 For Health, will set the tone for the next FIFA Congress in Mauritius.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 10:04 am
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has withdrawn from the England squad for the friendly games against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil because of a foot injury, the Football Association have announced.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 9:10 am
Edinson Cavani stars along with Rafael Benitez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 6:00 am
Next season's A-League schedule has been announced with the season to conclude in May partly to assist national team preparations should the Socceroos qualify for Brazil 2014.
Posted: May 22, 2013, 3:21 am
Manager Tony Pulis has left Stoke by mutual consent following seven successful years at the club.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 9:22 pm
Preliminary round qualifiers Buriram United continued their stunning AFC Champions League run by edging Bunyodkor to reach the last eight, K League champions FC Seoul are also through on what was also a good night for Saudi clubs.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 8:01 pm
The Arena Pernambuco was unveiled on 20 May with a kickabout between workers involved in its construction, with President Dilma Rousseff looking on.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:33 pm
Senegal and Nigeria are considered favoured to qualify this week for the upcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, but there are several teams with designs on claiming one of the two tickets to Tahiti 2013.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:25 pm
Captain of Central African Republic, Eloge Enza-Yamissi speaks to FIFA.com about their quest to salvage their Brazil 2014 qualifying campaign
Posted: May 21, 2013, 2:27 pm
FIFA.com looks at the performances of Colombian forwards Jackson Martinez and Radamel Falcao in their first seasons in Europe and finds some striking statistical similarities.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 1:55 pm
St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has signed a two-year contract extension taking him through to 2016, the Ligue 1 club have confirmed.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:11 am
A dream meeting took place on the eve of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which runs from 21 June to 13 July in Turkey, as Barcelona star Lionel Messi met with Turkey U-20 star Sadık Ciftpınar.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:53 am
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) celebrates its 109th anniversary today and FIFA.com takes a look at the history of the organisation and some special events taking place this year.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:48 am
FIFA.com reviews a big week of women’s club football as Wolfsburg continued their recent dominance in Germany, there are new leaders Stateside and a perfect finale to the maiden Belgium/Netherlands season looms large.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:21 am
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has rejected speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona or Bayern Munich, describing the reports as "rumours other people invent".
Posted: May 21, 2013, 7:56 am
Two-time FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala co-host Kay Murray switched her focus from real to virtual football when she hosted the FIWC13 Grand Final. FIFA.com spoke to her on stage in Madrid.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:19 am
Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after three years in Spain with club president Florentino Perez saying the departure is via mutual consent.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 5:58 am
Every Monday, FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s showcases the boots a legend wore for an unforgettable farewell.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:41 am
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he was in tears when Shinji Kagawa departed for Manchester United and says the Japanese midfielder deserves more game time at Old Trafford.
Posted: May 21, 2013, 12:51 am
Lionel Messi has reaffirmed his commitment to Barcelona, claiming that he "has never thought about playing for any other club".
Posted: May 20, 2013, 11:48 pm
FIFA.com recalls a thrilling conclusion to the 1973 Serie A title race, when the leaders going into the round lost an eight-goal thriller and a late wonder goal allowed one of their rivals to clinch the Scudetto.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 1:27 pm
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has said that he hopes to stay at the club and build a new team with the help of club president Massimo Moratti.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 11:55 am
FIFA.com reviews the Serie A season as Juventus again displayed their dominance to win the Scudetto in a canter, Napoli and Fiorentina enjoyed strong campaigns, while there was vastly contrasting experiences for the two Milan giants.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 10:41 am
Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named as France's footballer of the year by the country's Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 10:40 am
Robin van Persie has become the first player to win the Premier League Golden Boot in successive seasons for different teams since Alan Shearer did so in 1997. FIFA.com reflects on their remarkable goalscoring exploits.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:12 am
The 50th anniversary of the Bundesliga was dominated by Bayern Munich breaking records, but there were also some other wonderful stories. FIFA.com reviews it all.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 8:21 am
In the build-up to the UEFA Champions League final, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Bayern Munich and Germany captain Philipp Lahm, who also looked ahead to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 8:11 am
Home sides are well placed going into the AFC Champions League Round of 16 return legs with only Bunyodkor suffering defeat on the road last week. All the action previewed.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 8:03 am
New York Red Bulls have come out on top in a heavyweight MLS clash with Los Angeles Galaxy thanks to an injury-time winner from Tim Cahill.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:44 am
Auckland City may have achieved an unprecedented third successive crown but they had to fight off a variety of challengers to do so and triumph in the new-look OFC Champions League.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:38 am
Cruz Azul have set up a meeting with Club America in the Clausura final after a 2-1 home win over nine-man Santos Laguna sealed a 5-1 aggregate triumph.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:35 am
Two-time A-League championship winning coach Ernie Merrick has been appointed to the helm of Wellington Phoenix in the wake of Ricki Herbert's departure in February.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:26 am
Third-placed River Plate were forced to come from two goals down for a share of the spoils at struggling Union Santa Fe, while San Lorenzo moved fourth with a 3-0 win at All Boys.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:18 am
The journey towards the newly enlarged 24-nation FIFA Women’s World Cup™ begins this week for Asia’s aspirants with the continent set to field a record number of contenders.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:11 am
Manchester United stars Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick have paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson after the manager's long and highlight-laden career ended with a remarkable 5-5 draw at West Bromwich Albion.
Posted: May 20, 2013, 2:21 am
After four years at Napoli, coach Walter Mazzarri has announced he is stepping down, saying he has taken the Serie A runners-up "as far as he can."
Posted: May 19, 2013, 11:20 pm
A late Phillipe Mexes goal gave AC Milan a 2-1 comeback victory at relegated Siena to push I Rossoneri into Serie A's final UEFA Champions League position and consign Fiorentina to fourth.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 10:58 pm
Barcelona beat Valladolid 2-1 at Camp Nou to keep the La Liga winners on track for 100 points this season, while Real Zaragoza dropped a 2-1 result to Athletic Bilbao and slipped into the third relegation spot.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 10:46 pm
Porto claimed their third consecutive Portuguese Liga title and ninth in 11 years after beating Pacos de Ferreira 2-0 Sunday, as Benfica also won to secure second place.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 10:21 pm
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has said coach Carlo Ancelotti has asked to be released from his contract with the capital club, though no decision been taken.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 9:18 pm
Daegu FC were held to a 1-1 draw, meaning they've yet to post three points from a match in the K-League season, while Incheon United dropped Gangwon 1-0.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 7:25 pm
Ten-man Lyon managed to hold on for a 1-1 draw at Nice in today's only match in Ligue 1, and the result means the visitors retain their prime positioning to secure the final UEFA Champions League place.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 7:12 pm
Arsenal held on to edge Newcastle United 1-0 in the final day of the Premier League season, meaning the Gunners secured the fourth and final UEFA Champions League position, while Tottenham Hotspur beat Sunderland 1-0 to finish fifth.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 6:35 pm
Anderlecht were crowned Belgian league champions for a 32nd time on Sunday after a 1-1 draw with Zulte-Waregem during the tenth and final round of play-offs. Lucas Biglia cancelled out Jens Naessens strike.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 4:35 pm
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has high praise for winger Franck Ribery after his two goal, two assist performance against Borussia Monchengladbach and says the French international is having the best season of his career.
Posted: May 19, 2013, 4:14 pm
FIFA.com wants to know how good you thought David Beckham was and what are your best memories of his playing career.
Posted: May 17, 2013, 3:05 pm