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Ghana forward Jordan Ayew has joined Lorient on a four-year deal from Marseille after being on loan with Sochaux. 

Posted: July 28, 2014, 11:39 am

Bolstered by a dramatic FIFA World Cup goal for the USA, 19-year-old striker Julian Green wants to prove he belongs with German champions Bayern Munich.

Posted: July 28, 2014, 11:32 am
Rio Ferdinand claims he turned down a number of clubs to sign for QPR and enjoy a "fairy tale finish" to his career by reuniting with former boss Harry Redknapp.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 10:01 am

English Premier League side Everton completed the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic on a five-year contract. 

Posted: July 28, 2014, 9:55 am
Defensor Sporting coach Fernando Curutchet has no doubts his side can overturn a two-goal deficit against Nacional and claim a place in the Copa Libertadores final.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 9:14 am
Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, the London club have announced.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:52 am

Robert Pires has followed former Arsenal team-mate Freddie Ljungberg in signing up for the inaugural Indian Super League.

Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:58 am

Paraguay U-20 women's coach Julio Carlos Gomez speaks about his team's ambitions of going all the way to the final at the upcoming world finals in Canada.

Posted: July 28, 2014, 4:52 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 team-mates arguing over a mega-star's jersey.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 3:44 am
Kaka made a goalscoring second debut for Sao Paulo but could not prevent his side from slipping to defeat at Goias in the 13th round of the Brazilian Campeonato.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:58 am
A long-awaited national cup competition commences this week in Australia, with famous names of both the A-League and yesteryear lining up for what is another landmark moment for football Down Under.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:57 am
Media reports concerning alleged racist comments by one of the presidential candidates for the Italian FA have alerted FIFA’s Task Force against racism and discrimination and its chairman Jeffrey Webb.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:51 am
Egypt's Zamalek and Tunisia's Esperance fell further off the pace in Africa's biggest club competition as the group stage moved past the mid-way stage and towards the semi-finals.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:35 pm
A Diego Valeri winner eight from full time lifted Portland Timbers to a 3-2 victory at Montreal Impact.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:15 pm
Manchester City cruised to a 5-1 triumph over Italy's AC Milan in the latest USA-based action, while Liverpool edged Olympiacos and Atletico Madrid overcame San Jose Earthquakes on penalties.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 8:08 pm
Liverpool have announced the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton on a long-term contract.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 3:06 pm

A brace from new signing Robert Lewandowski powered Bayern Munich to their first piece of silverware ahead of the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign in a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg in the Telekom Cup final.

Posted: July 27, 2014, 1:50 pm

Hannover have strengthened their squad ahead of the new season by signing Austria international goalkeeper Robert Almer from Energie Cottbus.

Posted: July 27, 2014, 10:31 am

Urawa Reds remain top of the J-League table at the midpoint of the season despite a 1-1 home draw with Kashima Antlers.

Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:26 am
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is expected to make his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury during the Emirates Cup pre-season tournament in London, coach Leonardo Jardim revealed.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:20 am
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has declared the club will never sack coach Pep Guardiola, who says the side will be "better than we've ever been" going into the new season.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 4:48 am
Arsenal have completed a deal for Colombia international goalkeeper David Ospina, with the 25-year-old, who impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, switching from Nice for an undisclosed fee.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 4:26 am
Sevilla have signed free agent Alejandro Arribas on a two-year deal, with the defender joining the Andaluscian club after two years with Osasuna.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 4:08 am
A 5-0 win over Figueirense saw Cruzeiro maintain their six point lead at the top of the Brazilian Serie A, while a 1-0 win for Internacional saw them maintain their chase of the front-runners.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 1:27 am
Leon suffered their second successive defeat to see the defending Mexican champions sit bottom of the Torneo Apertura, while both Juaguares and Club America secured a 2-1 wins.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 1:08 am
In our regular Sunday feature, ​FIFA.com​ previews the week's upcoming birthdays, including two German FIFA World Cup winners from two different generations, a Costa Rican legend and a former Morocco midfielder all celebrating.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 1:02 am
Sporting Kansas City moved four points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference after Jacob Peterson handed them a 2-1 win over Toronto, while Ethan Finlay earned a late win for Columbus Crew.
Posted: July 26, 2014, 11:37 pm
Despite his Manchester United side picking up a 3-2 win over Roma, Louis van Gaal was critical of his side for allowing the Italian team back into the game after earlier leading 3-0.
Posted: July 26, 2014, 5:56 pm

Wayne Rooney impressed in the first-half as Manchester United held on to beat Roma 3-2 in Denver in their first match in the International Champions Cup, though Miralem Pjanic stole the show in the second-half with a 60-yard strike to beat Ben Amos.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 4:15 pm

Beijing Guoan were held to a 2-2 draw at Changchun Yatai on Saturday, leaving the capital club four points behind Chinese Super League leaders, while Shanghai Shenhua beat city rivals Shanghai Shenxin 2-0.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 2:45 pm

Bayern Munich beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-4 on penalties after their Telekom Cup semi-final finished 2-2, which sets up a pre-season tournament final between the German Bundesliga champions and Wolfsburg, who beat Hamburg in the other semi-final.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 2:25 pm

Sporting Lisbon has signed Lyon centre-back Naby Sarr, who won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 with France, on a six-year deal.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 1:50 pm

CSKA Moscow beat a nine-man Rostov 3-1 on Saturday to claim their second consecutive and sixth overall Russian Super Cup.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 1:46 pm

Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba has been named coach of South Africa in succession to sacked Gordon Igesund, with Mashaba currently on duty with the nation's U-20 squad.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 5:05 am

French Ligue 1 club Bastia have picked up FIFA U-20 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain on loan, the Corsican outfit have confirmed.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 3:37 am

Algerians Entente Setif moved closer to a first CAF Champions League semi-finals appearance by defeating Libyans Al-Ahly Benghazi 2-0 in Tunisia.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 3:10 am
Brazil have been drawn into a tricky group at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 and coach Doriva Bueno Pacheco told FIFA.com his side must remained balanced and disciplined to find a way through.
Posted: July 26, 2014, 1:36 am

Colorado Rapids ended a three-match winless streak in style with a 3-0 home triumph over Chivas USA, thanks to goals from Nick LaBrocca, Drew Moor and Gabriel Torres.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 12:32 am

Queens Park Rangers have recalled Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from his loan at Toronto FC, the MLS side have announced.

Posted: July 26, 2014, 12:00 am

Manchester United's Juan Mata has spoken of his admiration for new manager Louis van Gaal, after the Netherlands demolished Spain at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with the Spaniard saying he "is a good man and a great manager."

Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:38 pm

Hungary and Serbia have filled Europe's final two qualifying spots for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 on Friday after Portugal, Austria, Germany and Ukraine secured their passage earlier in the week.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 2:56 pm

Patrick van Aanholt has signed a four-year deal with Sunderland on Friday, sending the 23-year-old Dutchman to the north of England after a spell at Chelsea.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:44 pm

Benfica have bought Bebe from Manchester United on Friday and signed the 24-year-old to a four year deal, ending his tenure at Old Trafford, which began back in 2010.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:46 am

Frazier Campbell has signed a three-year deal with Crystal Palace, joining the English Premier League side from Championship club Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:44 am

The Waste Management Programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil created by FIFA, Coca-Cola and the Local Organising Committee collected 416 tonnes over 64 matches and exceeded expectations, with everything going to plan across the 12 Host Cities.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:04 am

After spending time with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, Côte d'Ivoire striker Didier Drogba has returned to English Premier League club Chelsea on a one-year deal where he will renew his partnership with manager Jose Mourinho.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:38 am

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of CHF 30,000 and issued a reprimand against the Argentinian Football Association following an incident that occurred at the friendly match between Argentina and Slovenia played on 7 June.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:25 am

Joris Delle suffered a serious knee injury during training on Friday, and Nice confirmed their goalkeeper is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 8:43 am

Juventus have signed midfielder Roberto Pereyra from Udinese on an initial one-year loan deal, the Italian Serie A champions have announced.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:18 am

While football is often elevated to a mystical level, citing famous victories as miracles played in stadiums referred to as shrines for example, we look at the other side of the coin here with a slew of famous curses cast upon some of the world's most famous clubs.

Posted: July 25, 2014, 6:16 am
Greece have named experienced Italian Claudio Ranieri his first international coaching experience as successor to Fernando Santos.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:46 am



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