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Known for his velvet touch on the pitch, Socrates showed he was not just a football star but an influential figure at all levels of society. FIFA.com looks back at the Brazilian legend's career.
South Africa coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba promoted several national youth team stars when naming his squad onFriday for CAF African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria.
Jorge Dyksen is one of those people capable of inspiring entire generations. Born in Panama, Jorge is a keen footballer despite not having either hands or feet.
The FIFA Club World Cup will be held as planned in Morocco between 10 and 20 December this year, despite recent rumours that a change in venue might be sought due to the Ebola epidemic currently affecting Africa.
After Asisat Oshoala scored or set up all of Nigeria's goals in their 6-2 thrashing of Korea DPR in the semis, FIFA.com heard salutes from six of her team-mates.
We hear from one of Germany's heroes in the semi-final, goalkeeper Meike Kamper who thwarted the likes of Claire Lavogez and Mylaine Tarrieu time and time again in the 2-1 win over France.
FIFA.com rounds up the action from a dramatic and goal-laden day of semi-final action at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, one which culminated in joy for Germany and Nigeria.
Germany have set up a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup final against Nigeria after eking out a 2-1 win over an excellent France side in Montreal.
Inter Milan comfortably won the first leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off in Iceland against Stjarnan, while Dnipro edged Hajduk Split.
Nigeria have beaten Korea DPR 6-2 in the teams' Moncton semi-final, with Asisat Oshoala the four-goal heroine as the Super Falconets qualified to face Germany or France.
The power of football to bring people together took centre stage as the U-23 national teams of India and Pakistan featured the Handshake for Peace in a recent friendly match.
Lina Magull has captained Germany in each of their matches at Canada 2014, something she could not envisage back in April. FIFA.com spoke with the 20-year-old about her injury problems and the upcoming semi-final against France.
FIFA has provided adidas football equipment, including kits, boots, shin pads, goalkeeper gloves, balls and bibs to the Fiji Football Association, who will use them in the 12 regional women's districts ahead of their new season.
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