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Football experts voice need for quotas for women

Women’s conference Quotas are necessary to increase the number of women in leadership in football and more must be done to keep women involved in the sport after they finish playing, according to panelists at the first FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference. continue reading »

In praise of the toe-poke

As part of our 'Off the ball' series, we take a closer look at the much-maligned but often effective toe-poke, made famous by technically brilliant Brazilians, as well as superstars like Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane.

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92 days to go

The sixth FIFA Women’s Football Symposium will take place in Vancouver during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada, while the first Women’s Football Symposium took place in Zurich in October 1992. continue reading »

Rooney: The FA Cup is a massive trophy

Wayne Rooney has discussed growing up watching the FA Cup and his desire to win the competition, while Louis van Gaal has weighed in on Manchester United-Arsenal. continue reading »

The Rainbow Nation’s most colourful contest

Ahead of this weekend’s latest instalment of the Soweto derby, FIFA.com takes a look at the fascinating origins and subsequent rise of the rivalry between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. continue reading »

Three Musketeers focus on China adventure

Ahead of the opening to the Chinese Super League season, FIFA.com looks at three French coaches making a mark in the globe's most populous nation. continue reading »

Universidad off the mark as Estudiantes, River held

Universidad de Chile claimed a 3-1 Copa Libertadores win over Bolivia's The Strongest, while River Plate secured a 1-1 draw with Tigres, and the match between Atletico Nacional and Estudiantes ended in the same scoreline. continue reading »

Tough trip to euphoric Bilbao awaits leaders Real

Real Madrid's search for a return to form will be severely tested when the La Liga leaders travel to face an Athletic Bilbao side still high from reaching the Copa del Rey final, while Barcelona host Rayo Vallecano. continue reading »

Childhood dreams on offer for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Holding hands with a future Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the stuff of childhood dreams. Telling your mates that you met the next Neymar is the not to be forgotten schoolyard moment. continue reading »

Struggling Mariners dump coach Moss

Phil Moss has been axed as Central Coast Mariners head coach with newly-appointed technical director Tony Walmsley to temporarily take the role. continue reading »

Spurs to meet Sydney FC in friendly

English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur will play A-League side Sydney FC in a friendly at the Sydney Olympic stadium in May. continue reading »

Guingamp, Auxerre advance to semis

An injury-time wonder strike from Guingamp's Claudio Beauvue broke fourth division Concarneau's hearts, while Auxerre saw off Brest 4-2 on penalties in the Coupe de France quarter-finals. 

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St Ledger moves to Orlando City

Orlando City announced the permanent signing of Republic of Ireland international Sean St Ledger ahead of their Major League Soccer opener on Sunday. 

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Salah at the double to shock Juve

Mohamed Salah scored twice for Fiorentina in a 2-1 win at Juventus in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final. 

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Dean Coombes secures Munich ticket

Stamford Bridge hosted the United Kingdom Live Qualification Event for FIWC 2015, which was won by 21-year-old Dean Coombes from Liverpool. 

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