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The Portuguese attacker is one of the finalists for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Here FIFA.com looks back at three of his most memorable moments in 2013.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 7:57 am
Wesley Sneijder's 85th minute strike was enough to give Galatasaray a 1-0 win over Juventus in their rescheduled UEFA Champions League match to see them reach the last-16 at the Italian side's expense.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 7:19 am
The FIFA Interactive World Cup is ending the year in style with three more weekly 'FIWC Fridays' contests. Join FIWC Fridays on Facebook and win download codes for EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14!
Posted: December 11, 2013, 7:12 am
Everton full-back Leighton Baines has said he is hoping to return to action in time to assist with the club's packed schedule over Chistmas and New Year.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 6:39 am
A world champion in three
different categories despite still only being 20, Spanish motorbike
sensation Marc Marquez speaks to FIFA.com about his passion for football.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 6:37 am
Bayern Munich have extended the contract of defender Jerome Boateng, with the German international signing a new deal that ties him down until 2018 with the European and Bundesliga champions.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 6:26 am
FIFA has decided togive all member associations the opportunity to benefit from the 'Live Your Goals' initiative, which has proved extremely successful during a recent pilot phase.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 5:02 am
After being named in the final three for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, Franck Ribery has admitted he has his "fingers crossed" in hope of winning the award, but also said he felt "a little bit sad" that Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed out.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 3:06 am
FIFA.com spoke to Zesh Rehman who, as the first British Asian to play in the English Premier League and with his own grassroots programme for disadvantaged communities, offers an interesting insight into combating discrimination.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 2:15 am
Atletico Mineiro coach Cuca chats with FIFA.com about taking his side to the South American crown, the upcoming challenge at the FIFA Club World Cup and overcoming in-form European champions FC Bayern München.
Posted: December 11, 2013, 1:28 am
Veteran Brazil star Falcao features alongside Manchester United, Nurnberg, Yokohama F. Marinos and Vitesse in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 11:53 pm
Ahead of FC Basel's crucial UEFA Champions League group stage match with Chelsea, Egyptian prodigy Mohamed Salah spoke with FIFA.com about his current run of form and plans for the future.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 11:00 pm
FIFA.com shines the spotlight on three Moroccan idols – Mohamed Timoumi, Badou Zaki and Mustapha Hadji – as the North African nation prepares to host the FIFA Club World Cup.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 9:32 pm
We look at highlights from a press conference held on the eve of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup with the tournament organisation and honouring the memory of Nelson Mandela among the topics discussed.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 8:55 pm
FIFA.com reviews the finale to four of the UEFA Champions League groups as Olympiacos and Bayer Leverkusen progressed, while there was drama in Istanbul with the crucial encounter between Galatasaray and Juventus forced off.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 6:10 pm
Six final berths to the UEFA Europa League knockout rounds go on the line this Thursday as the group stage reaches its conclusion.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 5:31 pm
Manuel Pellegrini says his Manchester City side have proven a thing or two after a stunning 3-2 victory ended a long unbeaten streak for Bayern Munich, despite the English club missing several key players.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 5:25 pm
Despite topping the group with a win over Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester United manager David Moyes says his team need to improve further if they are to make an impression in the UEFA Champions League.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 5:00 pm
Bayer Leverkusen and Olympiacos both secured berths on the last round of group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League, while Galatasaray and Juventus' crucial encounter was abandoned due to heavy snowfall.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 2:15 pm
UEFA have announced the remainder of the Galatasaray v Juventus Champions League Group B clash will be played at 13:00pm CET on Wednesday after heavy snow forced the match to be halted.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 2:11 pm
Ajax coach Frank De Boer believes the pressure will be on AC Milan when the sides clash at the San Siro on Wednesday as the Italian giants have fallen 22 points behind leaders Juventus in Serie A.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 11:47 am
An early Clifton Miheso goal earned Kenya a tight 1-0 victory over Tanzania and a place in their second successive CECAFA Challenge Cup final, while Sudan beat Zambia in extra time to book their place.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 11:39 am
Napoli coach Rafael Benitez said his side have the belief they can qualify for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League by winning a "massive" game at home to Arsenal.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 10:20 am
Goal-line technology (GLT) will make its debut appearance in Africa this week as the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013 gets underway on 11 December.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 8:34 am
Jose Mourinho admits he does not consider Chelsea to be among the favourites to win the UEFA Champions League this season.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 6:51 am
FIFA.com reviewed a selection of recent interviews and compiled the opinions of different personalities with regard to the million-dollar question: who should win this year's prize? Messi, Ribery or Cristiano Ronaldo?
Posted: December 10, 2013, 6:20 am
Diehard Plymouth Argyle fan Chris Wood, better known as Bastille drummer Woody, speaks to FIFA.com on the ups and downs of supporting a lower league side and what he expects to see at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 4:21 am
As a tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup has decided to hold a 'Madiba Moment' prior to the kick-off of every match of this year’s edition of the tournament.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 3:58 am
Rudi Garcia has been named French coach of the year by France Football magazine, after the Roma boss has lead the Italian side to a record-breaking start to the season.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 3:39 am
China's Guangzhou Evergrande were kept guessing over the group opponents for their AFC Champions League title defence when they were drawn with two still unknown teams on Tuesday.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 2:21 am
Both Raja Club Athletic and Auckland City FC will be aiming to put some disappointing results behind them when they kick off their FIFA Club World Cup campaign on Wednesday.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 1:20 am
Former Bosnia-Herzegovina captain Hasan Salihamidzic, a UEFA Champions League winner with Bayern Munich in 2001, spoke to FIFA.com about the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco and his national team’s chances in Brazil.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 11:47 pm
Seven clubs from all corners of the world will gather in Morocco this week each aiming to be crowned global kings. FIFA.com previews all the action at the 2013 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 5:34 pm
Struggling AC Milan are seeking to turnaround their modest domestic form by earning the lone point they require against Ajax on Wednesday to secure entry to the UEFA Champions League knockout stage.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 5:15 pm
FIFA.com's review of women’s club action looks at silverware claimed in Brazil, New Zealand and Japan, while there is also news on Frankfurt’s stunning return to form in Germany and a cruel injury in Australia.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 4:40 pm
Danny Graham scored an early first half goal against his former club before Chico Flores equalised for Swansea in the second half in a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 2:15 pm
Genoa midfielder Juraj Kucka is expected to miss six months of the Serie A season after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 1:55 pm
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is faced with the decision to rest players in their UEFA Champions League match in Munich with a crucial domestic league encounter hosting Arsenal hanging in the balance.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 10:26 am
As the top tiers in Russia and Ukraine head into their respective winter breaks, FIFA.com takes a look at the first half of the 2013/14 seasons, with a tight race in Russia and Shakhtar flying high over the border.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 8:35 am
Eight places remain in the UEFA Champions League last 16 and 15 sides will be looking to secure their place in the final round of groups matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 8:29 am
Due to the possible second round of elections in Costa Rica, the final of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be brought forward one day and will now be played on Friday 4 April.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 8:20 am
Manchester United manager David Moyes admitted it is "tough" at Old Trafford and says that he is taking "complete responsibility for the results," which he admits have not been good enough in the English Premier League.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 6:56 am
Morocco 2013 is the tenth FIFA Club World Cup. FIFA.com has delved into the past for a tournament-by-tournament look at each of the nine editions of the tournament to date.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 6:36 am
Coach Pep Guardiola has demanded holders Bayern Munich finish their UEFA Champions League group stage with a perfect 18 points as they prepare to host Manchester City at home.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 6:28 am
Raja Club Athletic centre-half Mohamed Oulhaj speaks to FIFA.com about the Moroccans' big ambitions for the Club World Cup on home soil ahead of their opening match against Auckland City FC.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 4:54 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 the spectacular launch of the Official Match Ball for Brazil 2014.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 4:06 am
This year, the FIFA Club World Cup will be held for the tenth time. To mark this milestone, FIFA.com takes a look at some figures and statistics from this year’s tournament and over the past decade.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 3:34 am
Russia coach Fabio Capello has said that he believes his side are the favourites in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H, where the European side will compete with Algeria, Belgium and Korea Republic.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 1:59 am
The COSAFA U-20 Youth Championship in Lesotho has provided the backdrop for an inspirational speech by FIFA Ambassador for Fair Play, Simone Farina.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 1:46 am
FIFA.com chats with prolific Fijian striker Roy Krishna who will shoulder much of Auckland City’s goalscoring responsibility as the New Zealanders tackle local heroes Raja Casablanca in Wednesday’s tournament opener.
Posted: December 8, 2013, 9:49 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo is in sight of a record goals tally for the UEFA Champions League group stage when Real Madrid visit FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, with the Portuguese fully fit after missing the last three matches.
Posted: December 8, 2013, 5:10 pm