Lionel Messi may not be fit by the time Barcelona return to Spanish La Liga action in January after the winter break, according to coach Gerardo Martino as the forward remains in Argentina continuing his recovery.
Gerardo Martino expressed his frustrations as the coach's unbeaten domestic record with Barcelona was shattered by Athletic Bilbao, seeing the Catalan giants fall to their second successive defeat.
Former Westlife singer Shane Filan speaks to FIFA.com about his love of football, his support for Manchester United and Sligo Rovers and his view on who should win the FIFA Ballon d'Or.
11 teams can secure passage to the UEFA Champions League knockout phase this week, while five former winners of the European competition, including Juventus and Borussia Dortmund face an early exit if they fail to win.
Featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Pele on Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero talking about the famed Argentina No10 shirt and LeBron James about a potential footballing venture.
Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador qualified directly from the South American Zone, while Uruguay made it through via an intercontinental play-off. FIFA.com reviews the qualifiers.