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'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 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’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 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, 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.

'Prinsipe' makes majestic case for defence and diligence

Sat, 13 May 2017 12:58:00 GMT

Daniele 'Prinsipe' Paolucci prevailed in the FUT Champions Season 2 Europe regional final in Madrid, becoming the sole Italian representative at the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship in Berlin (19-20 May).

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

Fiorentina create history with maiden title

Mon, 08 May 2017 22:44:00 GMT

There were scenes of jubilation at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Saturday after Fiorentina Women’s FC secured their first-ever Italian Serie A Femminile title with a 2-0 victory over Tavagnacco.

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.

Brazil crowned champions in style

Sun, 07 May 2017 23:03:00 GMT reviews all the action from the final day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, including Brazil clinching a fifth title and Iran ending the tournament with a historic flourish.

Iran finish third to make Asian history

Sun, 07 May 2017 21:08:00 GMT

Iran ended their Bahamas 2017 campaign on a high with a 5-3 win against Italy in the play-off for third place to become Asia's highest ever finishers in the history of the tournament.

'Prinsipe' takes throne in Madrid

Sun, 07 May 2017 12:48:00 GMT

Two gamers from France, the Netherlands and Germany joined the champion and runner-up, hailing from Italy and England respectively, in booking tickets to the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship in Berlin on 19 May.

Referees share their experience at Bahamas 2017

Fri, 05 May 2017 20:25:00 GMT

Beach Soccer referees Gionni Matticoli (Italy) and Issam Bousbih (Tunisia) spoke with in the tunnel after the Switzerland-Iran quarter-final at Bahamas 2017 to talk about what it is like being a referee in such a fast-paced sport.

Quartet hungry to write history

Fri, 05 May 2017 15:42:00 GMT

The remaining four teams in the Bahamas all have proud histories in the Beach Soccer World Cup. However, with the exception of Brazil, none of them have yet managed to lift the trophy.

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’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.

Iran join seasoned trio in semis

Fri, 05 May 2017 03:03:00 GMT

Iran qualified for their first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup semi-finals with a thrilling win in extra time against Switzerland, while experienced sides Tahiti, Brazil and Italy also booked tickets to the last four.

Gori sets up semi with Brazil

Fri, 05 May 2017 02:06:00 GMT

Tournament top scorer Gabriele Gori netted a hat-trick as Italy defeated Senegal 5-1 in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

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.

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.

Fattori: Fiorentina are pioneers

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:52:00 GMT hears from the coach and players of Fiorentina WFC, who are on the brink of their first league title just two years after their inception, about the support they have had from the club and room for improvement in Italian women's football.

Iran advance on day of mixed emotions

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:43:00 GMT looks back at a fascinating penultimate day of group-stage action at Bahamas 2017 headlined by Iran's tense qualification for the quarter-finals, and an inspirational win for the home side.

Italy breeze past Mexico into quarters

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:34:00 GMT

Italy made it three wins from three, as they eased past Mexico 8-1 to finish top of Group B at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

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 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. 

Three go through, three bow out

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:16:00 GMT

After claiming two wins from two, we already have a trio of names now pondering their fates in the quarter-finals, while three teams now know their next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be their last at Bahamas 2017.

Italy win back-and-forth encounter

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:36:00 GMT

Italy beat Iran 5-4 in a wild, back-and-forth encounter to go top of Group B at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:09:00 GMT

This week features Roma legends Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi, reaction to Barcelona's 3-2 win in the latest edition of El Clasico and thoughts from coaches to the European qualifying draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™.

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’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.

Favourites get the job done

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:41:00 GMT

Iran, Senegal, Italy and Switzerland all recorded wins as the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 got under way in Nassau on Thursday.

Gori: Our objective is the final

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:51:00 GMT

A surveyor by day in his home town of Viareggio, Gabriele Gori takes on a very different role when the clock approaches six every evening.

Stage set for Bahamas 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMT

Excitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. previews the action.

Ahmadzadeh: Iran are aiming for the semis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:00 GMT

Iran captain Mohammad Ahmadzadeh speaks to about the upcoming Beach Soccer World Cup, his experiences of previous editions and the team's big ambitions for the Bahamas.

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’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.

Panico: It’s expertise, not gender, that matters

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:35:00 GMT

Patrizia Panico made history recently when she took charge of Italy's men's U-16 side for the first time. She spoke to about the experience, her coaching style and the idols who inspire her.

Chiesa: We’re going to Korea to win it

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:26:00 GMT

We hear from Fiorentina and Italy's Federico Chiesa, already making a name for himself as he follows in his father's footsteps, who is setting his sights on glory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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