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The Week in Numbers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMT

A mathematical explanation, a positional transformation and the daddy of debuts feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.

Big and little, old and new

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMT

A huge team, a little striker, an veteran midfielder and fresh champs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.

EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMT

A breathtaking back-heel, set-piece wizardry, spot-kick incapacity feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.

Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:08:00 GMT

Thought of as one of the most successful coaches in German football history, Helmut Schon holds the World Cup record for most matches as coach (25). FIFA.com goes behind the record and takes a closer look at Schon's achievement.

A dribble, a shutout and a three-team club

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:00 GMT

A jaw-dropping dribble, dream debuts, the swapping of a stripe and the end of long sequences feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with joy for a Brooklynite and a Reddingite.

Bonucci completes AC Milan switch

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:45:00 GMT

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has sealed a move to AC Milan after signing a deal which keeps him with the Rossoneri until 2022 on Thursday.

Bearzot’s Blues of ’82 in numbers

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:53:00 GMT

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, classical painters and Panini stickers feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of Italy’s conquest of Spain 1982, along with a scream, a drought and a treble.

Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMT

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 kicks-off in the Netherlands on Sunday as the hosts take on Norway. FIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.

Boban presented with fair play award

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:47:00 GMT

FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban has been honoured during the 21st edition of the Fair Play Menarini Awards in Italy.

Chinese coffee and a deadly insect

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMT

Compatriots sharing a big birthday celebration feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.

England soar as history-makers abound in Korea Republic

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMT

The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 ended in scintillating style in Suwon as England won their first ever title at this level. Fittingly capping off a tournament graced by dazzling moments, both individually and collectively, the Young Lions and Venezuela put on a final befitting a fine three weeks of action.

Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMT

Sunday’s European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw Spain and Italy, who will face each other in a much-anticipated Group G duel in September, do exactly what was expected of them against FYR Macedonia and Liechtenstein, respectively.

Golden trio reflect on personal glory

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:50:00 GMT

We hear from adidas Golden Ball winner Dominic Solanke and England team-mate Freddie Woodman, who clinched the adidas Golden Glove, as well Italy's Riccardo Orsolini - who took home the adidas Golden Boot.

Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMT

Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.

Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMT

With 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

England, Venezuela book tickets to maiden finals

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:27:00 GMT

The final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been decided, after England and Venezuela both came from behind to seal passage to Suwon and send themselves into their first appearances in the tournament showpiece.

England come from behind to reach final

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:48:00 GMT

England came from behind to beat Italy 3-1 and advance to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final thanks to second-half strikes from Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman.

Woodman, England's self-effacing foundation

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:58:00 GMT

After booking their spot in the FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-finals with victory over Mexico, eyes turned to the outstanding showing from goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. The modest goalkeeper was not having that, though.

Europeans make semi-final date

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:47:00 GMT

An intense pair of quarter-finals saw an all-European affair get teed up in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 semi-finals as England and Italy fought their way into the final four.

Returning Dimarco lifts Italy into new territory

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:46:00 GMT

After spending almost four games starved of one of their principle talents, Italy have been given a timely shot in the arm with the arrival of Federico Dimarco – one that has sent them into a first FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-final.

Cristiano's quadruple crown

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:17:00 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo added yet another trophy, along with some more astonishing milestones, to his growing personal collection after scoring a brace in Real Madrid's 4-1 UEFA Champions League final victory over Juventus in Cardiff.

Chambeshi: Football is about making history

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 05:47:00 GMT

With Zambia set to compete in their first ever FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-final, coach Beston Chambeshi recalls his own Korean last-eight experience and looks ahead to their clash with Italy.

14 days to go: Italy and Spain’s penalty drama

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 09:53:00 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 the thrilling end to the Spain-Italy semi-final in 2013.

 

Italy’s destiny in safe hands with Zaccagno

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:22:00 GMT

Originally his side’s third-choice keeper with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alex Meret being called into the senior squad, Andrea Zaccagno was the star of Italy’s 2-1 defeat of France in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16.

Revenge or a first ever title defence?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:19:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks ahead to Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, where the winner will book a place to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

South American superstars and calcio’s new cape

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMT

The Bundesliga losing its mind-blowing monopolisation of scoring to an unlikely source features in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.

Slender wins and six of the best confirm quarters

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:18:00 GMT

​The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 quarter-finals have been decided, with Mexico, Italy and USA the completing trio - though they made it their in differing fashions.

Italy taste revenge against France

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:01:00 GMT

Italy booked a return to the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-finals as they saw off France 2-1 in Cheonan, eliminating one of the pre-tournament favourites thanks to a resilient display.

Zidane’s five memorable Champions League moments

Wed, 31 May 2017 21:18:00 GMT

This Saturday, Zinedine Zidane will have the opportunity to lead Real Madrid to a UEFA Champions League-La Liga double, to help the club defend the European crown they captured last May, and to again qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup that they so impressively won in December.

Coppolaro keen to erase and rewind

Wed, 31 May 2017 02:04:00 GMT

Ahead of a classic encounter in world football, Italy defender Mauro Coppolaro speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's history against France and his expectations for their Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Roma says 'arrivederci' to its favourite son

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:22:00 GMT

It was a fitting finale to a remarkable Roma career. Francesco Totti arrived on the pitch in the 54th minute of Roma's final Italian Serie A fixture of the 2016/17 season to a rapturous applause at the Stadio Olimpico for his 786th, and final, game for the Giallorossi

Dramatic climaxes and progression sealed

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:34:00 GMT

On the penultimate night of FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage action a glut of teams from Group C and D ensured their names will stay among the contenders as dramatic climaxes sealed progress and heartbreak.

Japan come from behind to reach last 16

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:58:00 GMT

Italy and Japan played out a 2-2 draw – with a Ritsu Doan brace earning a point for the Asian champions – that saw both progress into the knockout round from FIFA U-20 World Cup Group D in second and third place.

A cannon, a boot and faith in youth

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMT

A club’s incredible, eternal trust in kids features in FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.

Continental champions stay strong, Italy revived

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:29:00 GMT

The second round of matches in Groups C and D at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 saw two continental champions consolidate their status as pre-tournament favourites.

Italy back on track with South Africa win

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:57:00 GMT

Italy beat South Africa 2-0 to get their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign back on track thanks to goals from Ricarrdo Orsolini and Andrea Favilli.

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.

Rejuvenated Zaza's World Cup dream

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:38:00 GMT

Simone Zaza speaks to FIFA.com about the nightmare spell that followed his penalty miss at UEFA EURO 2016 and his recent revival with Valencia that has taken him back into the Italian national squad.

Narrow wins the order of the day

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:00 GMT

Like day one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, day two saw not a single draw, with the first four games in Groups C and D all producing decisive results.

Amaral rocket brings Uruguay victory

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:54:00 GMT

Substitute Rodrigo Amaral scored a stunning free-kick to help Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 in their Group D opening match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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.

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.

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.

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