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Eden Hazard has been ruled out for Chelsea's match against Sunderland on Saturday, but assistant coach Steve Holland has said the Belgian international could make the trip to Real Madrid if he proves his fitness.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:30 pm
Spanish La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid are now six points clear of Real Madrid and seven ahead of Barcelona after beating Elche 2-0 on Friday, with Joao Miranda and Diego Costa providing the goals for Atleti.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 2:36 pm
Friday marked the opening of the FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres in ten Host Cities, allowing the fans to get their hands on their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tickets for the first time.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:49 pm
Dylan Tombides, the West Ham United striker and Australian youth international, has succumbed to his battle with testicular cancer and passed away with his family at his bedside on Friday, the English Premier League club confirmed.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 11:57 am
Etienne Didot and Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro have signed contract extensions with the French Ligue 1 side Toulouse on Friday, keeping the midfielder and defender at the club until June 2017.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 10:37 am
Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that Wayne Rooney is fit to make his return to the side against his former club Everton in the English Premier League on Sunday.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 7:14 am
Italian great Alessandro Del Piero may have played his last game for Sydney FC after Melbourne Victory defeated his side in the Australian A-League play-offs thanks to a stoppage time winner from Guilherme Finkler.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 5:21 am
On its 50th anniversary, FIFA.com recalls how Bill Shankly masterminded an emphatic win over Arsenal that kick-started a period of unprecedented success for Liverpool.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:44 am
Former Netherlands star Marco van Basten will take charge of AZ Alkmaar on a two-year deal from this summer, the Dutch Eredivisie side have announced.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:22 am
Key information printed on the actual tickets for Brazil 2014 will help spectators from the moment they arrive at the stadium to help them find their seat and much more. Here we outline some of the useful information that will be provided on the ticket.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:31 am
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says David Moyes should expect a warm welcome when he returns to Goodison Park with Manchester United on Sunday.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 3:02 am
FIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue by shining the focus on its extra-time encounters.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:48 am
Roma coach Rudi Garcia has admitted the chances of catching Juventus in the Italian Serie A title race are slim, but he has urged his players not to give up, as they prepare to face Fiorentina.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 12:52 am
FIFA.com chats with a pair of Korea Republic players - Park Jongwoo and Jang Hyunsoo – who are have taken an unusual route under the guidance of former FIFA World Cup coach Sven Goran Eriksson in their bid to feature at Brazil 2014.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 12:12 am
Second-half goals from Jair Reinoso and Raul Castro gave Bolivian giants The Strongest the advantage after a 2-0 win over Defensor Sporting in the first leg of their last-16 Copa Libertadores clash.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 8:33 pm
Godoy Cruz moved up to fifth following a 2-1 win at Belgrano Cordoba, while Boca Juniors were held to a goalless draw by San Lorenzo
Posted: April 17, 2014, 7:09 pm
Brazil and Argentina will meet in the latest instalment of the Superclassico at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium this October.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 4:15 pm
Mesut Ozil is nearing a return to fitness for Arsenal, the German international could even feature for the Gunners on Sunday, and manager Arsene Wenger is confident the midfielder's best is still to come.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 3:30 pm
Another campaign in the German Bundesliga looks to be on the cards for Hannover after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 on Thursday to move eight points clear of the bottom three.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:46 pm
Everton has rewarded goalkeeper Tim Howard for another fine campaign in net for the Toffees with a two-year contract extension, keeping the American international at Goodison Park until 2018.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:43 pm
Barcelona have announced Brazilian international Neymar will miss four weeks with a metatarsal injury to his left foot picked up during Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:24 pm
Honduran hopes at the FIFA World Cup may well rest on the broad shoulders of veteran Wilson Palacios, and FIFA.com chatted candidly with the Stoke City holding midfielder as Brazil 2014 looms ever closer.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 1:49 pm
The Final of the 1962 FIFA World Cup Chile between reigning world champions Brazil and Josef Masopust's Czechoslovakia felt like anything but a final, with A Seleção seemingly destined to win after showing their resolve throughout the tournament.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:44 am
As preparations for the FIFA World Cup continue, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke returns to Brazil next week to visit four Host Cities - Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Cuiaba and Fortaleza - from 22 to 24 April 2014.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 10:23 am
Junior Fernandes broke his leg during Wednesday's Croatian league match playing for Dinamo Zagreb and the injury will force the striker to miss out on going to the FIFA World Cup with Chile.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 10:07 am
A Switzerland side inspired by the performances of Lara Dickenmann are on course to qualify for their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the midfielder spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about Nati's success and the progression of women's football.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:21 am
Manchester City's surprising 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Wednesday was a warning sign for English Premier League frontrunners Liverpool according to manager Brendan Rodgers, who insisted that nothing is guaranteed in the final four games.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 8:56 am
When asked who England will fear when the Three Lions face Italy in their Brazil 2014 Group D opener in Manaus, manager Roy Hodgson said Andrea Pirlo could pose the biggest threat.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 8:02 am
Fernandinho has rued Manchester City's draw at home to Sunderland but insisted they can still win the Premier League, while Manuel Pellegrini has agreed with the Brazil midfielder and discussed David Silva's fitness.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 5:16 am
This week’s Video of the Week illustrates football’s status as a hugely popular global sport, particularly among children and young people. Come and take a look!
Posted: April 17, 2014, 4:10 am
Gareth Bale has discussed his Copa del Rey-winning wonder goal and seizing his first title with Real Madrid, while Cristiano Ronaldo has lauded his team-mates and spoken about his own fitness.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 1:02 am
FIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the players who have played in the biggest fixture on planet football more than once.
Posted: April 17, 2014, 12:23 am
Former France striker Thierry Henry led the way as his ten-man New York Red Bulls claimed a 2-1 win over Philadelphia Union to move sixth in the MLS Eastern Conference.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 11:45 pm
Lanus secured an injury-time winner to take a first-leg advantage in the Copa Libertadores Round of 16 with a 2-1 win over Santos Laguna, while Cruzeiro gained a draw with an injury-time goal against Cerro Porteno.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 11:24 pm
Asian champions Australia have made a coaching change one month out from their AFC Women’s Asian Cup title defence, with Dutch coach Hesterine de Reus exiting after just 15 months in the role.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 10:08 pm
All the penultimate matchday action reviewed in Asia as six teams secured earlier progression to the knockout stage including former winners Al Ain and Pohang Steelers, while there was a shock for holders Guangzhou Evergrande.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 8:44 pm
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says his side can return to their former glories despite their Copa del Rey final loss against arch-rivals Real Madrid, and their recent exit from the UEFA Champions League.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 5:07 pm
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his players focus was distracted by the weekend defeat at Liverpool going into Wednesday's damaging 2-2 against bottom side Sunderland.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 5:04 pm
Real Madrid needed a sublime individual effort from Gareth Bale five minutes from time to beat Barcelona 2-1 to claim the Spanish Copa del Rey in a hotly contested match at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday evening.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:59 pm
Guingamp will square off against Rennes in the Coupe de France final after shocking Monaco with an extra time 3-1 in the semi-final on Wednesday, Fatih Atik and Mustapha Yatabare providing the late goals.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:59 pm
Samir Nasri saved Manchester City's blushes, salvaging a 2-2 draw late on, while Jason Puncheon led Crystal Palace to a 3-2 victory over Everton, their fourth consecutive English Premier League victory.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:13 pm
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced on Wednesday Atlanta will be joining the league in 2017 as the American top flight's 22nd side and 11th expansion team since 2005.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:06 pm
Bayern Munich have set up a clash with Borussia Dortmund in the German DFB-Pokal final to remain on course for their domestic double after dispatching Kaiserslautern 5-1 in Wednesday's semi-final.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 2:56 pm
Pohang Steelers beat Cerezo Osaka 2-0 to advance into the last 16 of the AFC Champions League, while Central Coast Mariners beaten on an unfortunate own goal and dropped from the top spot of Group F.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 2:14 pm
The top eight Brazilian FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) players will go head to head at Fluminense’s historic old stadium, Estadio das Laranjeiras on 24 April in the FIWC Brazil Qualifier for the honour of representing Brazil at the 2014 FIWC Grand Final.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 12:49 pm
Aulis Rytkonen, the first Finnish professional footballer, passed away at the age of 85 on 16 April the Football Association of Finland confirmed on Wednesday.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 12:17 pm
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Posted: April 16, 2014, 9:48 am
After having his season wrecked by a knee injury, Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel is making up for lost time after he has worked himself back to fitness, with hopes of making it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 7:35 am
Junior Malanda will miss the rest of the 2013/14 German Bundesliga season for Wolfsburg as a result of knee ligament damage the midfielder sustained during Tuesday's DFB-Pokal semi-final against Borussia Dortmund.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 7:01 am
Gianluigi Buffon has thanked Antonio Conte for persuading the Juventus captain to stay in Turin after considering leaving in 2011, while contract talks with Conte have been delayed until the end of the season.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 6:04 am
England fan Hugh Thompson is in the final stages of a remarkable 25,000km journey, cycling from London to Rio de Janeiro for the FIFA World Cup. FIFA.com catches up with Thompson on his incredible fundraising adventure.
Posted: April 16, 2014, 6:01 am