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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has called on Eden Hazard to prove his talent as one of the greatest players of his generation on the eve of the Blues' UEFA Champions League Group G opener with Schalke.

Posted: September 16, 2014, 12:12 pm

Mirko Slomka has been relieved of his duties as head coach with immediate effect at Hamburg, and the German Bundesliga club has named Josef Zinnbauer as his successor.

Posted: September 16, 2014, 11:08 am

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that Wednesday's UEFA Champions League opener against Bayern Munich is a chance to prove that his side are closing the gap on the best teams in the world.

Posted: September 16, 2014, 10:43 am

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said at a press conference ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League showdown with Manchester City that the absence of Manchester United from this season's competition serves should as a warning to all 'big' clubs.

Posted: September 16, 2014, 10:13 am

Former Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his 2014 FIFA World Cup™ experience with Los Ticos, his goalkeeping hero Keylor Navas and his own future.

Posted: September 16, 2014, 8:54 am
FIFA.com learns about Danish sensation Hobro, currently second in the Danish Superliga despite being a part-time outfit.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 7:31 am
Jackson Martinez has urged Porto to respect forthcoming opponents BATE Borisov and discussed his sides creative problems.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 5:53 am
On 25 and 26 September 2014, the FIFA Executive Committee will convene for its next meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The agenda is now available.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 5:53 am
While Italy, Spain and Switzerland qualified for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at the recent UEFA preliminaries in Jesolo, it was Russia who scooped the continental crown.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 4:30 am
AC Milan have been hit by the news goalkeeper Diego Lopez, defender Alex and midfielder Riccardo Saponara face spells on the sidelines.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 3:19 am
After incurring health problems while as head coach at AZ, Marco van Basten has agreed to step down to the role of assistant with the Dutch Eredivisie club.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 2:18 am
Roma's Côte d’Ivoire international Gervinho has signed a one-year contract extension, taking his deal with the Italian Serie A side up until 2018.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 2:05 am
A statement from Domenico Scala, Chairman of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee, on the case and the allegations of the Cayman Islands investigating authorities against Canover Watson.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 1:03 am
A lone late penalty from Ignacio Scocco saw unbeaten Newell's Old Boys edge out Olimpo and move up to second behind Independiente.
Posted: September 16, 2014, 12:21 am
A host of continental heavyweights feature in this week's second matchday with Chelsea, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint German among those in action.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 5:05 pm
Midfielder James Milner believes Manchester City are now capable of making a big impression in the UEFA Champions League with the English champions opening their continental campaign with a blockbuster against Bayern Munich.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:30 pm

A defensive blunder by Palermo handed Hellas Verona their first victory of the Serie A season at the Marc' Antonio Bentegodi stadium 

Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:20 pm

A hatful of debut goals highlighted Hull City and West Ham United's 2-2 draw at the KC Stadium as new signings Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame scored for the hosts, while Enner Valencia got off the mark for the Hammers. 

Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:04 pm
Deportivo La Coruna ground out their first victory of the Primera Division season as they recorded a narrow 1-0 win away to Eibar.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:03 pm

Hamburg have fired head coach Mirko Slomka with the club at the foot of the table following a 2-0 defeat by his former club Hannover.

Posted: September 15, 2014, 2:29 pm

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken of his delight in the form of summer signing Shinji Kagawa ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League opener against Arsenal. 

Posted: September 15, 2014, 1:14 pm

Basel coach Paulo Sousa believes his side can trouble the established powers of Real Madrid and Liverpool in their quest to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. 

Posted: September 15, 2014, 11:50 am

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has signed a one-year extension with Paris Saint-Germain, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed. 

Posted: September 15, 2014, 10:46 am

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli's experience in the UEFA Champions League will aide his side ahead of their home opener against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Posted: September 15, 2014, 9:27 am

New signing Radamel Falcao thanked Manchester United's fans after making his debut in their 4-0 rout of Queens Park Rangers. 

Posted: September 15, 2014, 8:18 am
After a successful first conference in Panama last week, FIFA and UEFA will conduct a technical conference in Saint Petersburg for European Member Associations to discuss and dissect the technical side of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 7:00 am

The Incheon Asian Games kicked off with Korea DPR routing China PR 3-0 in the men's competition, while holding women's champions Japan were held 0-0 by China PR.

Posted: September 15, 2014, 6:52 am
Carlo Ancelotti believes Real Madrid have the best squad in Europe, while he has also praised forthcoming opponents Basel and insisted Iker Casillas will remain first-choice in goal.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 4:58 am
Former Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has announced that he has joined Mumbai City in the Indian Super League.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 4:09 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 series of football boots – from way back in 1916 to the modern day.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 4:02 am
The UEFA Champions League group stage gets underway on Tuesday with a number of attractive fixtures including Borussia Dortmund-Arsenal and holders Real Madrid meeting Swiss side Basel.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:54 am
Philipp Lahm has been discussing the departure of Toni Kroos and arrival of Xabi Alonso, and said that he's "not sad" the former has left the club.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:08 am
Filippo Inzaghi has hailed the character of his AC Milan side after seeing them edge out Parma in a nine-goal thriller.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 2:30 am
FIFA.com hears from Portugal and Sevilla keeper Beto on his rocky road to the top, the tears he has shed for club and country and the advice he has offered to his young son.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 1:47 am
FIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League semi-finals with two continental heavyweights matching up in the west, while in the east erratic FC Seoul tackle spirited debutants Western Sydney Wanderers.
Posted: September 15, 2014, 1:27 am
Lanus climbed to fourth after squeezing past Banfield, while Boca Juniors' contest against Racing Club was abandoned mid-match due to torrential rain.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 11:57 pm
FIFA.com rounds-up weekend women’s international action highlighted by Germany, Norway, France and debutants Spain all securing Canada 2015 qualification, while reigning Olympic champions USA racked up an astonishing scoreline.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 11:52 pm
Robbie Keane missed a penalty as Los Angeles Galaxy were held to a costly 1-1 draw against San Jose Earthquakes leaving them three points shy of leaders Seattle Sounders.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 11:35 pm
Long in the shadow of domestic rivals TP Mazembe, Congo DR's AS Vita Club are having a breakthrough year in the CAF Champions League, which continues this weekend with the semi-finals.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 10:41 pm
The UEFA Champions League group stage commences on Tuesday with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund among those in action. The matchday previewed.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 6:05 pm
Liverpool will feature in their first UEFA Champions League match for five years when they host Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 5:45 pm

Lille beat Nantes 2-0 on Sunday to continue their fine form in the early stages of the French Ligue 1 season, while Marseille beat Evian 3-1 with Andre-Pierre Gignac scoring in the first minute and Guingamp beat Bordeaux 2-1.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 3:19 pm

Valencia beat Espanyol 3-1 on Sunday to continue coach Nuno Espirito Santo's fine run in the beginning of the Spanish La Liga season, while Elche earned their first win with a 3-2 victory at Rayo Vallecano.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 3:11 pm

Vitoria Guimaraes and Porto missed the opportunity to replace Rio Ave at the summit of the Portuguese Liga after they drew 1-1 on Sunday, while Maritimo moved up to fifth with a 2-0 victory over Penafiel thanks to goals from Barbosa Fransergio and Theo Weeks.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 2:36 pm

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said he wants to win the English Premier League title in his first three years at Old Trafford to reward the Red Devils' fans, spurred on by Sunday's 4-0 win over visiting Queens Park Rangers.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 1:04 pm

Guangzhou R&F swept aside Shanghai Shenhua 4-0 to move clear in third spot in the Chinese Super League standings, while Harbin Yiteng earned a 2-2 draw at home Henan Jianye to help stave off the threat of relegation.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 12:41 pm

Hannover took down Hamburg 2-0 on Sunday, while Augsburg beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0, which resulted in their first loss of the German Bundesliga campaign.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 12:14 pm

AC Milan edged Parma 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller, while Inter Milan beat Sassuolo 7-0 for the second time in a 12-month period in the Italian Serie A.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 11:37 am

Ufa stunned Krasnodar 2-0 to claim a shock win for the visitors, while Spartak Moscow sunk city rivals Torpedo Moscow by the same scoreline in Sunday's other Russian Premier League match.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 11:18 am

Louis van Gaal earned his first competitive win as Manchester United manager on Sunday as his Red Devils', highlighted by Angel di Maria and debutants Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falco, earned an impressive 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Posted: September 14, 2014, 11:02 am
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after being told he needs an operation on a thigh injury.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 5:58 am



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