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South Africa's phases of the Moon

Having played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ​to fly the family flag on the international stage.

19-08-2017, 11:58

A World Cup dream for Nagbe

Having already tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup success, Darlington Nagbe is intent on making 2017 a year to remember with USA as he hopes to go one better than his father – an African and Liberian legend – by reaching the FIFA World Cup.

17-08-2017, 22:38

Golden boy Stabile makes his mark

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to the tournament's first edition and its top scorer opening his account.

17-08-2017, 12:54

Williams: Soca Warriors ready to bounce back

It has been a challenging time for Trinidad and Tobago during the Hexagonal stage of CONCACAF qualifying for Russia, but goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams remains positive about the Soca Warriors’ chances of reaching the world stage.

15-08-2017, 17:41

Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle

Scotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to about scoring two superb free-kicks in three minutes against England in June, the technique he employed and his team's hopes of claiming an unlikely World Cup berth.

15-08-2017, 11:09

Prolific Kubo shapes as Japan’s bright new star

It seems that whenever Japan are chasing a ticket to the FIFA World Cup, a star player rises to the occasion when they need it most. As Samurai Blue pursue a ticket to Russia 2018, forward Yuya Kubo looms as a pivotal figure.

15-08-2017, 04:59

Jung: Korea will reach Russia if we maintain our confidence hears from experienced Korea Republic midfielder Joo Wooyoung as the Taeguk Warriors seek to survive a challenging qualifying campaign and reach their ninth successive World Cup. 

11-08-2017, 06:51

Video Vault: Oliseh winner gives Nigeria perfect start

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, revisits Nigeria's opening game at France 1998, where the Super Eagles got off to a flyer against Spain.  

10-08-2017, 07:19

Granqvist relishing leadership roles in Sweden and Russia speaks to Andreas Granqvist, who had the unenviable task of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Sweden captain, about the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on the road to Russia so far, which sees the ​Blagult ​lead Group A ahead of France and the Netherlands.

09-08-2017, 13:12

West Germany's 1990 winners in numbers

Shock call-ups, studs, ambidexterity, volleys, a free-scoring defender and some exceptional individual displays feature as reviews West Germany’s triumph at Italy 1990.

08-08-2017, 15:16

Bangoura: Guinea not giving up on our dream

Ahead of their crucial double-header against Libya in Group A of Round 3 in the African qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Guinea head coach Lappe Bangoura speaks with about his side's progress in recent months and their dreams of making it to Russia.

08-08-2017, 10:54

Neymar strengthens PSG's Brazilian bonds

Neymar is far from the first Brazilian to star for Paris Saint-Germain. takes a look back at some of the Seleçao stars who have previously made their mark in the French capital.

04-08-2017, 17:38

Pitches laid at Russia 2018 stadiums

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws closer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Every month updates fans on how progress is going.

04-08-2017, 11:59

Tardelli’s scream still echoing

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to Spain 1982 and Marco Tardelli's legendary celebration.

03-08-2017, 18:08

Turkey turn to Lucescu

Mircea Lucescu is the coach tasked with guiding Turkey to Russia 2018 after the Romanian was announced as Fatih Terim's replacement on Wednesday.   

02-08-2017, 23:56

Fabian reveals all about his wonder goal

Eintracht Frankfurt and Mexico creative midfielder Marco Fabian talks about his Russia 2017 Goal of the Tournament and looks ahead to El Tri's hopes during the next phase of World Cup qualifiers.

02-08-2017, 19:03

Mikel: Nigeria are in a very good position hears from Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel on the Super Eagles' Russia 2018 qualifying campaign, the upcoming double-header against Cameroon and the pressure to qualify being applied by his Russian wife.

02-08-2017, 11:00

Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon

Thought of as one of the most successful coaches in German football history, Helmut Schon holds the World Cup record for most matches as coach (25). goes behind the record and takes a closer look at Schon's achievement.

31-07-2017, 20:08

Younes: We have a very bright future

Ajax and Germany winger talks exclusively with about his stellar 2017, where he reached the UEFA Europa League final with his club and won the FIFA Confederations Cup for his country.

28-07-2017, 16:37

FIFA announces latest disciplinary sanctions for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Following the latest meeting of the Disciplinary Committee, FIFA can today confirm the sanctions imposed for incidents that occurred during the latest round of the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup.

27-07-2017, 17:56

Turkey look to the future after Terim's departure

Turkey are looking for a new manager to help guide them to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ after the departure of coach Fatih Terim.

27-07-2017, 13:04

Giuliano relishing taste of legendary shirt

Brazil and Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Giuliano talks wearing the sacred No10 jersey, building up towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and what the country has in store for fans.


26-07-2017, 19:35

FIFA World Cup brings renewed airport, hotels, stadium and beach to Volgograd

An inspection visit to Volgograd, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko, allowed the city to showcase key preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

26-07-2017, 13:47

Historic firsts for Bolivia and Brazil

On 25 July 1993, 24 years ago today, Bolivia handed Brazil their first defeat in a FIFA World Cup qualifier, paving the way for their maiden qualification for the finals. looks back.

25-07-2017, 09:41

Zambia looking to build upon strong platform under Nyirenda

Former national team striker and hugely successful club coach Wedson Nyirenda tells of his long-term plans to further strengthen Zambia, while also seeking to help the Chipolopolo negotiate an extremely tough Russia 2018 campaign.

21-07-2017, 06:01

Magic in Marseille from brilliant Bergkamp

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back at a memorable moment in Dutch football from Dennis Bergkamp in 1998.   

20-07-2017, 11:35

Perez committed to the Paraguay cause

Paraguay's Hernan Perez speaks in an exclusive interview with about his tattoo history and La Albirroja's prospects in their upcoming Russia 2018 qualifiers.

18-07-2017, 18:01

Ciman: It was my turn to make a sacrifice

Belgium and Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman knows where his priorities lie. Speaking with, 'The General' talks about how putting his family first led to his move to Canada.

18-07-2017, 10:26

Bearzot’s Blues of ’82 in numbers

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, classical painters and Panini stickers feature in’s statistical review of Italy’s conquest of Spain 1982, along with a scream, a drought and a treble.

18-07-2017, 07:53

Behind the World Cup record: Roger Milla

Continuing our series on FIFA World Cup record-holders, looks at how Roger Milla became the competition's oldest goalscorer at the age of 42.

17-07-2017, 16:30

Kerzhakov hangs up his boots

Russia and Zenit Saint Petersburg’s all-time top scorer Alexander Kerzhakov has called time on his playing career, retiring after 16 years that encompassed two spells at the club and two trips to the FIFA World Cup.

13-07-2017, 18:33

Video Vault: A debut to remember for Costa Rica

Kicking off our FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, looks back on Costa Rica's debut at the global finals, where they progressed to the Round of 16 at Italy 1990 against the odds.

13-07-2017, 07:37

Maaloul: I’m optimistic about reaching Russia

Locked at the top of their with Congo DR, Tunisia face a crucial next pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers as Nabil Maaloul looks to continue a strong start as he rekindles his relationship with Les Aigles de Carthage.

12-07-2017, 14:00

Migne’s seven steps to becoming a wizard

Congo coach Sebastien Migne took time out from his new role to take through the seven lessons that he learned from his former master Claude Le Roy.

11-07-2017, 19:37

Syria skipper Al Salih eyes unlikely World Cup dream speaks with Syria captain Ahmad Al Salih who has played a key role in helping his nation maintain an unlikely charge for Russia 2018 despite being unable to play home matches.

11-07-2017, 08:11

Behind the World Cup record: Fabien Barthez

One of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of French football, Fabien Barthez made 17 appearances at the FIFA World Cup, a French record, keeping no fewer than ten clean sheets in the process.

10-07-2017, 21:50

FIFA World Cup Trophy to make the longest-ever journey around a Host Country

After experiencing a major global football tournament for the first time with the recent FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Russia is gearing up for an even bigger festival of football in less than 12 months’ time.

06-07-2017, 20:03

Germans’ breakthrough in Bern

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, in the wake of Germany's maiden FIFA Confederations Cup win, we look back to when they lifted the Jules Rimet trophy for the first time.

06-07-2017, 13:50

Iran comeback breaks Aussie hearts

Iran recently qualified for Russia 2018 with room to spare, but it was a great deal more dramatic when they played out an epic and highly emotional qualifier in 1997 for a berth at France 1998. We take a look back at an unforgettable night in Melbourne.

04-07-2017, 10:00

Smolov: I don’t want to be like everyone else

Expectations can weigh heavy on some forwards’ shoulders, but Fedor Smolov’s goal and man-of-the-match performance in Russia’s 2-0 win against New Zealand clearly demonstrated he is the not the type of striker to let nerves get the better of him.

19-06-2017, 13:31

‘Bring Someone Special’ to the FIFA World Cup

When the FIFA Confederations Cup kicks-off on Saturday, eagle-eyed television viewers will see the message ‘Bring Someone Special’ on their screens on the LED boards. What does it mean?

17-06-2017, 17:33

Korea Republic sack Uli Stielike

The Korea Football Association have announced that Uli Stielike has been sacked as head coach of the senior national team, following their 3-2 defeat by Qatar in the latest round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.

15-06-2017, 22:44

New Zealand at home first in OFC play-off

New Zealand will play at home first against Solomon Islands in the Oceania zone play-off final on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

15-06-2017, 09:00

Russia’s new generation ready to step up

Big things are expected of Russia's 21-year-old midfielders Aleksandr Golovin and Alexei Miranchuk, as well as 23-year-old defender Georgi Dzhikiya, at the FIFA Confederations Cup. looked closer at this exciting trio. 

14-06-2017, 13:02

FIFA statement on Human Rights Watch report on Russia

FIFA's official statement following a Human Rights Watch report into working conditions on FIFA World Cup stadium construction sites ahead of Russia 2018.

14-06-2017, 12:11

Costa Rica clear in second, Panama and Honduras draw

Costa Rica took sole possession of second in the Hexagonal standings after a crucial win over bottom side Trinidad and Tobago on Matchday 6 of CONCACAF’s final qualifying stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

14-06-2017, 09:07

Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned

Iran booked their qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with a 2-0 home victory against Uzbekistan, joining Brazil and hosts Russia at the global extravaganza.

14-06-2017, 04:02

Confederations Cup exhibition unveiled on Moscow Metro

An exhibition dedicated to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 was opened at the Vorobyovy Gory metro station in Moscow on Tuesday 13 June. Muscovites and tourists visiting the station can now learn interesting facts about the Tournament of Champions.

13-06-2017, 20:09

Iran revel in reaching Russia

Iran reach second consecutive FIFA World Cup, with Team Melli defeating Uzbekistan to join Brazil and Russia at the finals.

13-06-2017, 15:40

Narrow wins ensure Solomons end drought reviews the conclusion to Stage 3 qualifying in Oceania, where Solomon Islands kept alive their Russia 2018 ambitions at the expense of Paua New Guinea and Tahiti.

13-06-2017, 13:33

Iran secure World Cup ticket

Iran are the first team from Asia to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan on Monday evening.

12-06-2017, 22:28