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South Africa's Portia Modise joined the likes of Mia Hamm and Birgit Prinz by scoring her 100th international goal over the weekend. She talks with FIFA.com about her stellar career and the ongoing CAF Africa Women's Championship.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:26 am
Lyon coach Hubert Fournier spoke of a "great night" after his side beat Montpellier 5-1 to move up to fourth in Ligue 1.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:05 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 shows a DFB delegation hundreds of feet underground.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 1:50 am
Al Qadsia ensured the AFC Cup remained in Kuwait with a penalty shoot-out win over Iraq’s Arbil.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 12:18 am
Clint Dempsey was on target as the Seattle Sounded came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with LA Galaxy and maintain their MLS Supporters' Shield hopes.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 12:14 am
FIFA.com speaks with colourful Atletico Madrid and Turkey creative midfielder Arda Turan who talks frankly about Atleti's spectacular rise under Diego Simone, his hopes for UEFA EURO 2016 and much more.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 10:54 pm
Dede's late goal was enough to move Cruzeiro seven points clear with a 1-0 win away to Vitoria, while Internacional could have moved second but suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Corinthians.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 5:59 pm
A second-half equaliser denied Pachuca as Unam Pumas held them to a 1-1 draw in the Apertura.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 5:47 pm
Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action is highlighted by Manchester City's visit to CSKA Moscow, while Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all in action.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 5:10 pm
Two first-half goals earned Marseille an eighth consecutive win to take them seven points clear of rivals Paris St Germain, while Lyon routed Montpellier 5-1 to move fourth.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 3:40 pm

After stumbling at Valencia before the international break, Atletico Madrid rebounded with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol, Sevilla are now second in Spain's La Liga after Sunday's 2-0 defeat of Elche, and Villarreal beat Almeria 2-0.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 3:09 pm

Hoffenheim moved up to fourth in the German Bundesliga as they extended their unbeaten start to the season to seven games by picking up a point in a 1-1 draw at Hamburg and Paderborn moved above Eintracht Frankfurt into seventh after coming from behind to beat the Eagles 3-1.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 12:05 pm

Keisuke Honda scored twice as resurgent AC Milan moved up to fourth in Italy's Serie A with a 3-1 win at Hellas Verona on Sunday afternoon, while Lazio won their third consecutive match and Palermo picked up their first win of the season.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 10:46 am

Suwon Bluewings missed the opportunity to cut Jeonbuk Motors' lead at the top of the Korea Republic K-League standings to five points when they drew 2-2 with Seongnam Chunma, while Busan I'Park and Ulsan Hyundai notched wins.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 10:39 am

FIFA.com pays tribute to the exceptional career of Gunnar Nordahl, who scored 43 goals in 33 games for Sweden, helping them to Olympic gold in the process, and won a record five Capocannoniere awards with AC Milan.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 10:19 am

Beijing Guoan delayed Guangzhou Evergrande's seemingly inevitable Chinese Super League title coronation after recording a 2-1 win over Hangzhou on Sunday, while Harbin Yiteng were relegated after drawing 1-1 with Shanghai SIPG.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 10:15 am

Arsenal Tula recorded only their second point of the Russian Premier League season with a 1-1 draw at home to Rostov and Ural beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 in Sunday's two matches.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 9:46 am

Four goals in the final eight minutes at Loftus Road saw Liverpool claim a stunning 3-2 win against Queens Park Rangers as a result of Steven Caulker's own goal in the 94th-minute, which also leaves the hosts at the bottom of the English Premier League table.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 8:45 am

Chievo have sacked head coach Eugenio Corini following Saturday's heavy defeat to Roma, which was the Flying Donkeys' fifth defeat of the Italian Serie A campaign.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 7:22 am

Atletico Madrid got their Spanish La Liga season back on track with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol on Sunday, with midfielders Tiago and Mario Suarez on the scoresheet for the reigning champions.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 6:06 am

Defender Per Mertesacker remains confident Arsenal's consistent performance levels will eventually see them claw back lost ground in English Premier League, while Mathieu Flamini says the Gunners "have to fix something."

Posted: October 19, 2014, 6:00 am

In our regular Sunday feature, we look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays with a Slovakian goalscorer, a retired English hardman and the current Three Lions skipper all celebrating this week.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 3:06 am

Spanish star David Villa rescued a 1-1 draw for Melbourne City with his second goal in two Australian A-League games before Irish forward Andy Keogh grabbed a dramatic late winner for Perth Glory in a 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 1:32 am

DC United restored their six point lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Chicago Fire, while FC Dallas closed the gap on LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids.

Posted: October 19, 2014, 12:05 am

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes his team's away form is better than their record suggests as they look for a first win on the road at West Bromwich Albion.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 5:06 pm

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich's full focus is now on Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash at Roma after routing Werder Bremen, while Jurgen Klopp slammed his Borussia Dortmund side following their defeat to Cologne.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 5:05 pm

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said his side's meeting with Real Madrid next weekend is too early to play a decisive role in the Spanish La Liga title race.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 4:45 pm

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Sergio Aguero has a good chance of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or after his four-goal haul against Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 4:35 pm

Jose Mourinho said Chelsea's win away to Crystal Palace on Saturday showed they have the character to maintain their English Premier League title challenge, but maintained there was still a long way to go in the title race.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 4:35 pm

PSV Eindhoven remained at the top of the Eredivisie standings after a 3-0 win over AZ Alkmaar, while Twente and Ajax drew 1-1 in Enschede. 

Posted: October 18, 2014, 3:23 pm

Juventus dropped their first points of the season when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo, while Roma returned to winning ways in the league with a 3-0 victory at home to Chievo. 

Posted: October 18, 2014, 3:05 pm

Monaco continued their mini-revival with a 2-0 victory over Evian, while Saint-Etienne edged Lorient 1-0 on the road to put pressure on third placed Bordeaux in Ligue 1. 

Posted: October 18, 2014, 1:12 pm

Barcelona and Real Madrid both head in to next week's Clasico with confidence after a 3-0 win at home to Eibar and a 5-0 rout at Levante on the road respectively.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 1:09 pm

Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St. Petersburg battled back from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw at FC Krasnodar, while CSKA Moscow routed Kuban 6-0.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 10:59 am

Mario Gotze and Philipp Lahm hit braces as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 victory over Werder Bremen to establish a four-point lead at the Bundesliga summit, while Borussia Dortmund dropped to 14th after losing 2-1 at Cologne. 

Posted: October 18, 2014, 10:27 am

Southampton thrashed Sunderland 8-0 at St. Mary's, while Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace. 

Posted: October 18, 2014, 10:23 am

K-League leaders Jeonbuk Motors stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches with a 2-0 victory at Incheon United, while Pohang Steelers slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Jeju United. 

Posted: October 18, 2014, 8:52 am

Guangzhou Evergrande extended their lead at the top of the Super League to nine points as they came from behind to win 2-1 away to Guizhou Renhe, while Jiangsu Shuntian moved above Guizhou into sixth.

Posted: October 18, 2014, 8:43 am
Sergio Aguero got all four in a 4-1 win for Manchester City over Tottenham Hotspur in an action-packed game which saw four penalties, a red card and a multitude of chances at both ends.
Posted: October 18, 2014, 8:03 am
Sydney FC performed a superb turnaround to seal a 3-2 win over local rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after being two down, while Wellington Phoenix also came from behind to win.
Posted: October 18, 2014, 6:24 am
Featuring Pep Guardiola on his hatred on tiki-taka, Dunga revealing the strange secret to Neymar’s four-goal show versus Japan and Philipp Lahm admitting Germany went easy on Brazil in Belo Horizonte.
Posted: October 18, 2014, 1:36 am
Olimpo and Quilmes both moved on to nine points at the bottom of the Argentinian Torneo Apertura thanks goalless draws with Atletico Rafaela and Gimnasia La Plata respectively.
Posted: October 17, 2014, 11:34 pm
After fighting back from injury, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge looks set for a further few weeks out after a calf strain, while coach Brendan Rodgers insists young players like Raheem Sterling must be used wisely.
Posted: October 17, 2014, 9:30 pm

FIFA.com profiles the International Stadium Yokohama, site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ final and several FIFA Club World Cup finals.  

Posted: October 17, 2014, 4:36 pm
After Brazil cruised to a 4-0 win over Japan, ex-coach Carlos Alberto Parreira believes the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts have regained their confidence under coach Dunga.
Posted: October 17, 2014, 3:46 pm

Goals from Yohan Cabaye, Maxwell and Edinson Cavani were enough to help Paris Saint-Germain defeat Lens 3-1 on the road and move within four points of Ligue 1 leaders Marseille. 

Posted: October 17, 2014, 1:32 pm

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph will undergo surgery after dislocating his right shoulder in training and is set to be out for approximately two months.

Posted: October 17, 2014, 11:31 am

Monaco will look to get their quest to climb the Ligue 1 table back on track when they host Evian, while Paris Saint-Germain kick off the French Ligue 1 weekend with a visit to Lens. 

Posted: October 17, 2014, 10:19 am

Asia's quartet of competitors at the FIFA U-20 World Cup have been decided with Myanmar, Korea DPR, Qatar and Uzbekistan all confirming their places at New Zealand 2015.

Posted: October 17, 2014, 9:04 am
Carlo Ancelotti has saluted Real Madrid's incredible attacking ability ahead of the trip to Levante, while Jordi Alba has insisted Barcelona cannot take Eibar lightly.
Posted: October 17, 2014, 6:06 am

Normally a team reaching promotion to the third tier of the Finnish league would not create much of a stir on Planet Football. It does when that team is named after Santa Claus!

Posted: October 17, 2014, 5:21 am



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