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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 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has received a final certificate of pass from international green standard BREEAM.

02-02-2018, 16:49

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.

02-02-2018, 15:52

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.

01-02-2018, 11:20

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.

01-02-2018, 10:22

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.

01-02-2018, 07:58

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.

31-01-2018, 12:19

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.

30-01-2018, 09:43

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.

29-01-2018, 09:11

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.

28-01-2018, 16:23

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.

26-01-2018, 12:38

Luzhniki Stadium: All you need to know is beginning a series on the venues where the teams will be playing, starting with the arena that will host the Opening Match of the tournament on 14 June: the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

26-01-2018, 11:25

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 current sales period on 5 December 2017.

26-01-2018, 10:16

Musa: Nigeria are aiming for the semis speaks to Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa about his country's qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and his expectations for the Super Eagles in Russia.  

26-01-2018, 10:08

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.

25-01-2018, 04:11

FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola takes off from London

Today the global leg of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off with an official launch ceremony in London as fans get #ReadyFor the highly anticipated tournament.  

22-01-2018, 13:59

FIFA obtains preliminary injunction against viagogo

The Hamburg District Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Switzerland-based viagogo AG, banning the company from offering tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ via its online ticket marketplace prior to FIFA officially allocating such tickets and/or to viagogo AG physically possessing them.

19-01-2018, 09:27

Heroes' welcome for defeated Dutch

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week we look back to 1974 and the spectacular scenes that greeted the beaten Netherlands team on their return to Amsterdam.

18-01-2018, 14:03

2018 FIFA World Cup: over three million tickets requested as sales go on

With 150 days left until the start of the biggest single-sport event in the world, the demand for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ tickets keeps increasing – both from domestic and international football fans.

15-01-2018, 11:22

Khazri: Tunisia can go far in Russia

Present at three successive FIFA World Cups between 1998 and 2006, the Eagles of Carthage were surprise absentees from South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri speaks with in an exclusive interview about his team's ambitions in Russia after a lengthy absence from the world finals.

12-01-2018, 09:26

Video Vault: Croatia's dream debut

H - Video Vault: Croatia's dream debut In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, hears from Luka Modric, who shares his memories of watching Croatia make history at France 1998.

11-01-2018, 14:41

Klose: Good chance my record will be broken sat down with the FIFA World Cup's record goalscorer, and 2014 winner, Miroslav Klose to talk about his World Cup experiences, the tournament in Russia and his record.

10-01-2018, 09:22

Cuper and Egypt, united by humility

Hector Cuper is a happy man. You can sense it in his words, in his gestures and in the energy with which he shares his opinions. Then again, he has every reason to be, having guided Egypt to their first FIFA World Cup™ in 28 years and awarded the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Coach of the Year on 4 January.

05-01-2018, 16:21

World Cup legends heading to Russia in new role looks back on some previous World Cup stars who will be returning as part of the support team for competing nations at Russia 2018.

05-01-2018, 13:46

Guardado's mixed memories and enduring dream asked Mexico captain Andres Guardado to reminisce on the three FIFA World Cups he has played in and to pick out his abiding memories.

02-01-2018, 10:05

Video Vault: A landmark World Cup for Russian football

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, hears from former Soviet Union defender Vladimir Ponomaryov, who shares his memories of helping the Russians to their best ever standing at a global finals, at England 1966.

28-12-2017, 11:48

Danes delighted with dynamic 2017

In the year in which Denmark sealed their return to the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 2010, they went unbeaten and as a result were the best movers in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking by points.

28-12-2017, 09:10

The Walter-weather miracle men in numbers

Singing in the shower and a freakish silence, The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean, and Batigol and El Cholo feature as delivers some spellbinding stats behind West Germany’s 1954 triumph.

26-12-2017, 15:45

Arab teams star on the road to Russia

With Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia having booked their berths at next year’s global finals, looks back on the four Arab nations’ journeys to Russia 2018.

22-12-2017, 16:23

FIFA World Cup ticket sales proceed on – over 2,300,000 tickets requested since 5 December

Fans from all around the world can apply for 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets as the first window of sales phase 2 proceeds through the official platform

20-12-2017, 14:22

El Hadary: Egypt are one family hears from Egypt's veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who looks ahead to the Pharaohs' Russia 2018 campaign and talks recently finding the net in the Saudi Professional League.

14-12-2017, 15:26

Video Vault: Wanchope's opening day brace

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, hears from Costa Rica legend Paulo Wanchope, who discusses the honour of opening the 2006 FIFA World Cup against host nation Germany. 

14-12-2017, 14:37

Latest decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee

Following the recent meeting of the Disciplinary Committee, FIFA can today confirm the latest sanctions imposed for incidents that occurred during the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup™ as well as in international friendlies.

12-12-2017, 15:35

Gareca: I want Peru to boss matches at the World Cup

Ricardo Gareca tells about his journey from villain to hero in Peru, reaction to the team's return to the FIFA World Cup after a 36-year exile, and how they will approach their opponents at Russia 2018.

11-12-2017, 13:05

Platt’s “perfect moment” breaks Belgian hearts

In the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to 1990 and David Platt's 119th-minute winner against Belgium - a team England will face again at Russia 2018.  

07-12-2017, 13:13

Low: We want to lift the Trophy again

Germany coach Joachim Low reflected on their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil triumph during his recent visit to the FIFA World Football Museum.

06-12-2017, 18:40

Hareide: It’s an interesting group

Head coach Age Hareide believes his Denmark side were drawn into an intriguing group after Friday’s FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace.

02-12-2017, 18:24

Russia 2018 stadiums ready to welcome fans

With the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ now complete, we look at the 12 stadiums that will hold all 64 matches in Russia next year.

02-12-2017, 16:52

Cherchesov: Russia are on the right track

In an interview with, Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov drew some conclusions from the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and revealed his expectations for the tournament next year.

02-12-2017, 10:20

World Cup rivalries reprised

Following Friday's Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, highlights some of the 'throwback' matches we can expect to see at the world finals in Russia.

02-12-2017, 10:05

Southgate: We have a lot of potential

England coach Gareth Southgate gave his reaction to being drawn with Belgium, Panama, and Tunisia in Group G at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

01-12-2017, 22:47

Group F: Tough to call behind Germany

Group F of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ contains holders Germany and could provide some fascinating encounters. Yet while the world champions are favourites to top the group, there is little to separate the remaining three teams at first glance.

01-12-2017, 19:43

Group H: Poland head wide open group

There will be a global feel to Group H at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with top seed Poland drawn alongside  Senegal, Colombia and Japan.

01-12-2017, 19:36

Group A: Hosts to face Arabic test

After learning they would host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in December 2010, Russia finally found out their long-awaited opponents on 1 December 2017.

01-12-2017, 19:32

Group E: No easy task for five-time champions

After qualifying first from the always-difficult South American qualifying competition, five-time FIFA World Cup™ winners Brazil will now have designs on topping Group E at Russia 2018. 

01-12-2017, 18:30

Group D: Argentina and Croatia head tricky Group D

Group D looks likely to be one of the most fiercely-contested groups at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It pits historic giants Argentina against two blossoming European sides in Croatia and Iceland.

01-12-2017, 18:16

Group C: Favourable draw for Les Bleus

Just like in 2014, France were placed in what appears, on paper at least, to be a favourable group during the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

01-12-2017, 17:53

Group G: Golden generations looking to shine

Top spot in Group G looks set to be disputed by two teams boasting gifted generations of talent. Belgium and England will both be calling on an impressive pool of players as they each target first place.

01-12-2017, 17:43

All set for your trip to Russia?

Now that the fates of the 32 finalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ have been revealed, we bring you up to speed on everything you need to know to plan your trip next year, including match tickets, FAN ID and the match schedule. Get ready to pack your bags!

01-12-2017, 17:17

Balanced groups drawn for Russia 2018

Following a long road of qualifying joy and heartache, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has finally snapped into focus after the Final Draw on 1 December in Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace.

01-12-2017, 17:09

REPLAY: Infantino, Mutko take questions in Moscow

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ LOC Vitaly Mutko discussed hot topics and answered questions from media at the Kremlin State Palace ahead of the Final Draw in Moscow on 1 December.

01-12-2017, 10:16

Superfans to attend Final Draw

Witnessing the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and being handed a ticket to a match in your home town by a genuine football legend – what could be a better gift for a life-long football fan? Eleven lucky supporters experienced that feeling in Moscow.

30-11-2017, 23:16