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Teenager Kun thriving in attacking role

Jin Kun shapes as a potential superstar for China PR at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France after already impressing at senior international level for the Steel Roses. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

The architects of success

During his time at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola became a folk hero. He achieved greatness, both as a player and as a coach, enabling the club to hit the heights. And yet, he remained modest about his personal achievements, saying: “Johan Cruyff built the cathedral. Our […]

FIFA Secretary General meets with Spanish authorities

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura met with Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, in Madrid on Tuesday 5 February. Also present at the meeting were Jose Ramon Lete, the president of the Spanish Sports Council, and Juan Luis Larrea, […]

Happy birthday, Cristiano!

Today, on Cristiano Ronaldo’s 33rd birthday, pays tribute to the Portuguese star, who is readying himself for his fourth FIFA World Cup this year. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Rising La Roja eyeing further progress caught up with Spain head coach Jorge Vilda to discuss the blueprint underlying La Roja‘s years of success at youth level and the strides they are currently making on the senior stage, which has seen them equal their highest-ever placing in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s […]

The Week in Quotes

This week features David Beckham’s newest endeavour in the game, an emotional return for Tim Cahill and the first words from Bert van Marwijk as the new Socceroos manager. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Technical experts working together to drive football forward

A multi-day FIFA workshop for technical experts wrapped up in Doha where the focus was on the exchange of experiences and the definition of common goals across all confederations and national associations. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Main stadium of Russia 2018 receives ‘green’ certification

The FIFA World Cup has always had a strong influence on many aspects of society in Host Nations, and Russia is no exception. With just over four months remaining until the start of the tournament, the venue hosting the Opening Match and Final of the […]

Al Jaber: My World Cup memories are vivid

Almost 12 years on from scoring the last of his world finals goals, former Saudi Arabia forward Sami Al Jaber spoke with about his World Cup memories and what Russia 2018 means to the country’s players. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

The Week in Numbers

Pele, Ronaldo, the original Ronaldo, his successor in the Brazil No9 shirt, an Italian wunderkind and a precocious German professor feature in’s latest stats review, along with two rapid goals. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Brazil dominate again, Paraguay back on big stage

Brazil booked their place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in style, winning all their matches at the South American Championships in the age group, held in Ecuador. Joining the Brazilians in France are tournament runners-up Paraguay. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Gardiner: Football has the power to improve children’s lives

FIFA Grassroots expert Stanley Gardiner speaks about his experiences working with football and children during the FIFA Technical Experts’ Workshop in Doha read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Rimet’s World Cup vision realised

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we go right back to the start with a shot of Jules Rimet arriving for the tournament’s first edition in Uruguay. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Trophy Tour provides fresh boost for PNG

The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola made a special and historic stop on its global journey today as it touched down for the first time in Papua New Guinea. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Van Marwijk: I will do it my way

New Australia coach Bert van Marwijk says the Socceroos are good enough to progress into the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Falcao: I’ve often pictured myself scoring at a World Cup

Radamel Falcao speaks to to share some of his memories and heroes from watching the FIFA World Cup down the years. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets: impressive figures mark the closing of the current sales window

4,905,169 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets had been requested by fans from all over the world before the random selection draw sales period concluded on 31 January. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Uruguay stalwart Lugano hangs up the boots

Diego Lugano, who captained Uruguay to a memorable semi-final appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, has announced his retirement to bring down the curtain on a glittering 19-year playing career. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

FIFA Technical Experts’ Workshop in Doha

The FIFA Technical Experts’ Workshop 2018 has brought 75 FIFA experts from 45 different countries to Doha for a seminar that will showcase part of Gianni Infantino’s “FIFA 2.0” strategy, designed to further develop the game, protect its integrity and ensure that it spreads to […]

FIFA Global Transfer Market Report: a new dimension in transfer spending after USD 6.37 billion spent in 2017

The new edition of FIFA’s Global Transfer Market Report offers an overview of global international transfer activity at professional football clubs around the world throughout 2017. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Dalic: My dream has come true with Croatia

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic speaks to about how he revived the team’s FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, the importance of Luka Modric and the enduring importance of France 1998 to his country’s people. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Oceania field takes shape

Cook Islands’ Tupapa Maraerenga and Samoa’s Lupe Ole Soaga claimed the final slots in the OFC Champions League 2018 group stage after topping the preliminary stage over the weekend. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

France 2018 launches volunteer appeal

With the qualification of Brazil and Paraguay from the South American U-20 Women’s Championship on Sunday, the 16-team line-up for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 is now complete. However, there are still some other key slots to be filled – ones that […]

Teenage DhTekKz stuns all at FUT Champions Cup

The first 16 names set for the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs were confirmed at the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona, while a new name rose into the consciousness of the eSports world: 16-year-old DhTekKz. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Marco Fazzone appointed Director of the FIFA World Football Museum

Marco Fazzone has been appointed as the Director of the FIFA World Football Museum. Fazzone, who is currently the Managing Director of Design & Regional Art Fairs of the MCH Group Ltd. in Basel, will take up the post in February 2018. read more >>> […]

Alves: Neymar had to step out of Messi’s shadow

Dani Alves is hoping to make 2018 one of his most memorable years to date. The charismatic defender spoke to about his UEFA Champions League dreams with PSG, his team-mate Neymar, and more besides. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Paraguay, Brazil scoop up tickets to France 2018

Brazil and Paraguay have won South America’s two tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Mexico prevail in strengthened CONCACAF region

Mexico were crowned CONCACAF champions for the first time in their history as they led the region’s trio heading to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018, joined by runners-up USA and third-placed Haiti. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Haiti book CONCACAF’s final ticket to France 2018

Haiti booked the final ticket from the CONCACAF region to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 with a 1-0 victory over Canada in the match for third place at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. read more […]

Goalkeeping great Buffon turns 40

On his 40th birthday, celebrates the winner of the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award and a FIFA World Cup™ winner with Italy, Gianluigi Buffon. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Ghana, Nigeria return to global finals

Ghana and Nigeria booked Africa’s two tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 with wins over Cameroon and South Africa. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

The Week in Quotes

This week we feature Robin van Persie’s return to Feyenoord, Javier Mascherano’s emotional farewell at the Camp Nou and Christine Sinclair’s latest honour in her homeland. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

USA edge Haiti on penalties to book France 2018 ticket

Defending regional champions USA defeated Haiti 3-0 on penalties, after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time, in the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship semi-finals to book a trip to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Sochi prepares to welcome World Cup teams

On 27-28 February, the Team Workshop for competing nations at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is being organised in Sochi. has all the details. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

2018 FIFA World Cup: over four million tickets requested, sales window closes on Wednesday

With the random selection draw ticket sales period of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ set to draw to a close in just six days’ time, interest in FIFA’s flagship tournament shows no sign of letting up. 4,021,211 tickets have been requested since the start of […]

The Week in Numbers

Alexandre Lacazette, Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski and many more stars feature in this week’s edition of‘s The Week in Numbers, while a long wait ends in Rotterdam and Madrid. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

FIFA President meets world leaders in Davos

FIFA President Gianni Infantino attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Aimar: There’s plenty more I’d like to have achieved

Argentinian playmaker Pablo Aimar has retired from football at 38 years of age. spoke with the former River Plate, Valencia, Real Zaragoza and Benfica star prior to his final match in the Copa Argentina. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Video Vault: Asia’s first World Cup team

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, looks back on the Dutch East Indies’ journey at the 1938 FIFA World Cup France. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Australia well placed ahead of latest Dutch odyssey

With Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Australia commenced 2017 placed at 44 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and facing a challenge a significant challenge to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Van Marwijk named new Australia coach

Bert Van Marwick has been announced as Australia’s new coach with the Dutchman to take the Socceroos to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Morales: World Cup can only be positive for Uruguay

Midfielder Deyna Morales speaks about Uruguay’s quest for glory as the country prepares to host South America’s first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Draw lays out first ever UEFA Nations League

The draw for the first UEFA Nations League has seen the likes of Germany France and the Netherlands grouped together in its top league ahead of its kick off in September 2018. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Delaney: Denmark’s expectations are very high

Denmark and Werder Bremen midfielder Thomas Delaney speaks to about his memories as a seven-year-old watching his country at France 1998, expectations for his country at Russia 2018 and much more. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

Debutants shine as goals and upsets mark preliminary stage

Three debutant clubs enjoyed nights to remember on Tuesday as the AFC Champions League gathered momentum with the completion of the second Preliminary Round. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

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