France

Lyon take home first title on debut

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais of France won the 79th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup tournament in their first-ever appearance, defeating Belgian representatives Anderlecht 1-0 in the final.

Debutants Lyon win Blue Stars title

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:48:00 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais won the 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup after a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht in the final on Thursday.

A tight race and some tremendous strikes

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:29:00 GMT

​As the final eight teams completed their second batch of FIFA U-20 World Cup games, groups E and F served up a fine selection of goals and teed up some impending drama, while France booked their next round spot.

France coast into next round

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:59:00 GMT

France waltzed into the last 16 of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 thanks to a 4-0 win over ten-man Vietnam, with Jean-Kevin Augustin getting a brace.

Member associations release reports on intermediaries

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMT

Over the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

24 days to go: Flawless France

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:13:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we recall France’s period of domination.

Tavares: It’s a dream to be playing

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:52:00 GMT

Now aged 28, Julio Tavares only turned professional in 2012. FIFA.com sat down with the Cape Verde forward, who discusses being a former regional petanque champion, playing in goal for a season and his nation's Russia 2018 hopes.

Stars of the future ready for kick-off

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMT

The 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Fresh faces and fightbacks catch the eye

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:59:00 GMT

While France cruised to victory, the stars of the day came in the less seasoned individuals, as Senegal, Vietnam and a truly 21st century player stood out on day three of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

France cruise to opening victory

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:01:00 GMT

France confirmed their status as one of the tournament heavyweights as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Honduras to kick off their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign.

Bleuets ready to take on the best

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:32:00 GMT

France head to Korea Republic 2017 as reigning European U-19 champions and with high hopes. Speaking exclusively to FIFA.com, coach Ludovic Batelli gives the low-down on his team. 

Resilient 'RocKy' reigns supreme

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:14:00 GMT

The eight gamers who clinched their tickets to the FIWC 2017 Grand Final on Friday returned to action in Berlin on Saturday with their sights set on the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship title.

Spain crowned record U-17 European champions

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:40:00 GMT

Spain defeat England on penalties after dramatic final for record-extending ninth UEFA U-17 European Championship title, with finalists to be joined by Germany, France and Turkey at this year's FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMT

The away exploits of El Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.

Korea Republic primed for big kick-off

Wed, 17 May 2017 23:42:00 GMT

With the waiting almost over ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, let FIFA.com whet your appetite for what is in store as 24 teams battle it out to lift the trophy on 11 June.

The decisive goal: Henry secures France title defence

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:50:00 GMT

In 2003, Thierry Henry scored a golden goal on home turf to ensure France defended their title. Yet, the final was overshadowed by the death of Marc-Vivien Foe, prompting a display of solidarity and humanity from both teams at the tournament decider.

How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMT

The FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

France complete Europe's India-bound quintet

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:31:00 GMT

France have claimed Europe's fifth and final berth at India 2017 after beating Hungary 1-0 in a FIFA U-17 World Cup play-off match at the UEFA U-17 European Championship.

Korea Republic 2017 in numbers

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMT

With just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

Champions forged and stars ignited

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMT

With kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

Spain and Turkey secure India berths

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:52:00 GMT

Spain and Turkey booked their tickets to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with quarter-final victories at the UEFA U-17 European Championship in Croatia on Friday.

Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMT

Multiple nutmegs, two wunderkinds, a dribble from deep and a dramatic title race feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.

Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMT

The 504 players who will represent their nations at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 have been announced, as the 20 May kick off creeps ever closer.

Juventus book ticket for Cardiff

Tue, 09 May 2017 22:14:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks back at Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final, second leg between Juventus and Monaco in photos.

Atleti and Monaco hoping for miracles

Mon, 08 May 2017 18:22:00 GMT

Comfortable first-leg semi-final winners against Atletico Madrid and Monaco, by 3-0 and 2-0 scorelines respectively, Real Madrid and Juventus are close to setting up a repeat of their 1997 UEFA Champions League final, which ended with Los Blancos winning the trophy for a seventh time.

41 days to go: A special French coach

Sun, 07 May 2017 11:33:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we recall the only coach to have won the Confederations Cup and also guided a different team to the competition.

An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira

Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMT

A skyscraping striker and a little keeper feature in FIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.

Centurion Buffon the difference

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:30:00 GMT

Gonzalo Higuain grabbed most of the headlines for his two-goal performance as Juventus put one hand on a ticket to the UEFA Champions League final, but ageless goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played an equally pivotal role in the 2-0 win at Monaco on Wednesday.

The decisive goal: Vieira heads France to victory

Wed, 03 May 2017 17:51:00 GMT

Virtually unbeatable at the turn of the millennium, France won the FIFA World Cup™ on home soil in 1998, the UEFA EURO title two years later, and claimed a third trophy courtesy of a Patrick Vieira header.

European crown and World Cup berths on the line

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:54:00 GMT

From Wednesday onwards 16 teams will do battle for the U-17 European Championship title in Croatia, with the five best sides also qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in the autumn. One of the participating teams is the smallest nation ever to reach the tournament.

Juve test for Monaco, Madrid's finest meet again

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:58:00 GMT

Opponents in last year’s UEFA Champions League final, Real Madrid and Atletico face off once again, while tournament revelations Monaco take on Juventus and their formidable defence.

Trezeguet: Real tie could be revenge for Griezmann

Mon, 01 May 2017 09:16:00 GMT

David Trezeguet speaks to FIFA.com about the UEFA Champions League semi-final between his former teams Monaco and Juventus and assesses Antoine Griezmann's contribution for club and country ahead of a key period for Atletico Madrid and France. 

49 days to go: Socceroos sensational result

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:32:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember one of the most sensational results in the history of the competition.

Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMT

Mind-blowing payrolls and the end of mind-boggling indestructability feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.

Maestros’ golden greeting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:02:00 GMT

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the meeting of Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane in 2006, and a masterclass from the Frenchman.

The breakthrough Bleus in numbers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:43:00 GMT

Adrenaline junkies, fruit machines, polls, droppings and helf from afar feature as FIFA.com reviews France’s FIFA World Cup conquest in statistics.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:43:00 GMT

This week the football world grieves the passing of former Aston Villa, England, Middlesbrough and Rangers defender Ugo Ehiogu, while Dani Alves reveals how he consoled former team-mate Neymar after Juventus' victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

Madrid derby teed up, Juve to tackle Monaco

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:37:00 GMT

Reigning champions Real Madrid will face neighbours Atletico Madrid, while Monaco meet Juventus, when the four remaining sides fight for a place at the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff.

Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMT

Eleven players from 11 countries, a 21-year wait for the same starting XI and underdogs mocking the seeding system make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.

Juventus and Monaco advance to semis

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:34:00 GMT

Juventus and Monaco built on their first-leg performances to secure spots in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals with assured displays in Wednesday’s quarter-final, second legs.

Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMT

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

Madrid pair, Monaco claim upper hand

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:29:00 GMT

It was a good Wednesday for the Madrid-based clubs in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, as Atletico and Real earned aggregate advantages for next week’s decisive second legs. Monaco also have an advantage to take home following their rescheduled match in Germany.

FIFA President statement

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:57:00 GMT

FIFA today released the following statement from President Gianni Infantino regarding Tuesday's security incident in Dortmund, Germany.

A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMT

One thunder-themed wonder goal and another dribble-decorated wonder goal feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.

Lloyd shines for City, Fiorentina on course for title

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:31:00 GMT

FIFA.com reviews the latest in women's club football, with Olympique Lyon one step closer to defending their UEFA Women’s Champions League title, Turbine Potsdam retaububg top spot in Germany’s Bundesliga and Fiorentina pulling away from their rivals in Italy. 

High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT

FIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

League leaders continue relentless march

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:28:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks back at the action in women’s club football in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, where the league leaders all consolidated their positions with resounding victories this weekend.

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