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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

Agony amid drama in Doha

Japan were on the verge of their first FIFA World Cup when they met Iraq in 1993, with the drama becoming part of Japanese footballing folklore.

12-06-2017, 10:55

Mexico and USA play out intriguing stalemate

CONCACAF giants Mexico and USA played to a 1-1 draw on Matchday 6 of the final round of qualifying in the CONCACAF zone for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on Sunday evening.

12-06-2017, 07:00

Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points

Sunday’s European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw Spain and Italy, who will face each other in a much-anticipated Group G duel in September, do exactly what was expected of them against FYR Macedonia and Liechtenstein, respectively.

12-06-2017, 04:38

Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear

Asia's qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is approaching its first watershed moment with Iran in sight of reaching the global finals.

11-06-2017, 13:48

Les Cagous see off Fiji to finish second

New Caledonia defeated Fiji 2-1 in the pair's final 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying match, with the victory sealing second spot in Group A behind New Zealand for Les Cagous.

11-06-2017, 11:35

Scots denied thrilling win, Germans in seventh heaven

The second instalment of the sixth round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was notable for a dramatic Group F draw between Scotland and England at Hampden Park and a thumping win for Germany over San Marino that consolidated the world champions’ position at the top of Group C.

11-06-2017, 00:42

Mexico-USA: A symbiotic Clasico takes a closer look at the heated USA-Mexico rivalry ahead of the CONCACAF clasico's most recent installment this week.

10-06-2017, 05:56

Scottish hopes pinned on Celtic’s Invincibles reports from Scotland, where a clutch of Celtic players - unbeaten in 47 domestic games this season - have been called upon to revive the national team's flagging FIFA World Cup hopes.

09-06-2017, 16:54

Geynrikh: Goal-getter, selfie-shooter caught up with Uzbekistan icon Alexander Geynrikh, to discuss his country's hopes of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and his unique goal celebration against Syria in a qualifying match last year.

09-06-2017, 16:17

Solomons edge thriller, close in on play-off place

Solomon Islands are within touching distance of a ticket to the Oceania 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia play-off after an action-packed 3-2 win over a brave Papua New Guinea in Honiara.

09-06-2017, 09:31

Mexico extend lead, USA move up to third

Mexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal standings to five points after a convincing 3-0 home win over Honduras in CONCACAF’s final round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Thursday evening.

09-06-2017, 08:52

Group leaders and neighbours meet as qualifying continues

The stage is set for top-of-the-table encounters in two of Europe’s qualifying groups for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Elsewhere, teams in other sections will jostle for position as football’s oldest rivalry resumes.

08-06-2017, 18:37

Burruchaga’s Azteca ecstasy

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jorge Burruchaga’s winner in the 1986 Final.

08-06-2017, 17:32

Rogic stunner seals Socceroos win

Tom Rogic's second half stunner saw Australia to a crucial 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B in Asia. 

08-06-2017, 14:57

Hart: We want to win something for our country sat down with England’s No1 Joe Hart to discuss his time in Italy, the spirit in the Three Lions camp after a tough year and the redemptive road to Russia 2018.

08-06-2017, 10:08

Hexagonal teams ready to go again

With only four points separating the teams in second and sixth in the six-team final phase, the CONCACAF qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has reached an exciting stage.

07-06-2017, 20:43

Fiji comeback denies New Caledonia

An impressive comeback has helped Fiji to a 2-2 draw against New Caledonia in Lautoka for its first points of Oceania’s Stage 3 qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

07-06-2017, 09:34

Olympic goal scorer Marcos Coll dies aged 81

Marcos Coll, the scorer of the FIFA World Cup’s only Olympic goal, has died in Barranquilla, Colombia at the age of 81.

06-06-2017, 22:05

Waston's rise with Los Ticos

Ahead of this month's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers in the CONCACAF region, spoke to centre-back Kendall Waston about his journey to becoming a regular starter for Costa Rica.

06-06-2017, 17:51

Gibraltar's students continuing to learn

They go from attending lectures and seminars at university to facing Eden Hazard, Mesut Ozil and Robert Lewandowski in internationals. hears from Gibraltar forwards James Coombes and Michael Yome.

06-06-2017, 10:48

All to play for in Oceanian finale

Oceania's group-stage qualifying for Russia 2018 concludes over the coming week, with three teams still in the hunt for the second ticket to the continental play-off final.

06-06-2017, 08:56

Morris keen to impress under Arena

Ahead of this week's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF region, speaks to USA striker Jordan Morris about the Stars and Stripes' new direction under returning coach Bruce Arena.

05-06-2017, 22:08

Behind the World Cup record: Ivan Hurtado

Ecuador’s Ivan Hurtado was only 17 when he played his first international match, a friendly against Guatemala in May 1992, an occasion he marked by scoring his first goal for La Tri.

05-06-2017, 17:15

Al-Shehri: Saudi Arabia want to bring back the glory days

Saudi Arabia star winger Yahya Al-Shehri spoke exclusively with ahead of Thursday's crucial qualifier in Australia about the team's attacking style and reviving the Green Falcons' glory days.

05-06-2017, 08:53

Cavani: I always tried to copy Batistuta

Edinson Cavani speaks to FIFA 1904 magazine about Uruguay's Russia 2018 campaign, the upcoming qualifier against Argentina, his Albiceleste icon and why he extended his contract at PSG.

02-06-2017, 18:08

Marvellous Mazurkiewicz shuts out the Soviets

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, the best goalkeeper of the 1970 edition, in action against the USSR.


01-06-2017, 17:07

Prolific Gunemba rides atop PNG’s wave of success hears from Papua New Guinea star striker Raymond Gunemba about the massive growth spurt for football in his homeland, and the Kapuls hopes ahead of their crucial upcoming Russia 2018 qualifiers.

01-06-2017, 10:02

In-form super-sub Hanchao raring to go hears from in-form Guangzhou Evergrande forward Yu Hanchao, who could be the x-factor China PR need if they are to revive their flagging 2018 FIFA World Cup ambitions.

01-06-2017, 04:22

Sampaoli takes charge of Argentina

Jorge Sampaoli is the new coach of Argentina after the Argentinian FA confirmed the 57-year-old’s appointment on Thursday.

01-06-2017, 02:00

Jedvaj: We want to write our own story

When Tin Jedvaj moved from Roma to Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, he was soon regarded as one of the continent’s most talented defenders.

31-05-2017, 20:45

Vivo becomes official smartphone sponsor of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™

Vivo was presented today as FIFA’s official smartphone sponsor under a sponsorship agreement that will run until 2022 and include the next editions of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018 and 2022.

31-05-2017, 15:41

Russian showpieces to be tobacco-free events

This year’s FIFA Confederations Cup and next year’s FIFA World Cup™ will be tobacco-free.

31-05-2017, 12:26

Aussies name squad for June

Australia have announced a 23-man squad for a packed June schedule that incorporates a potentially decisive 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Saudi Arabia, a high-profile home international against Brazil and the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

31-05-2017, 09:31

Behind the World Cup record: Bora Milutinovic

As we continue our look at the stories behind the records made at the FIFA World Cup, hears from Bora Milutinovic, who took a staggering five different national teams from three different continents to the World Cup finals.

30-05-2017, 17:52

Guardado: Competition for places has strengthened us

"Wow, how time flies," was Andres Guardado's reaction when asked about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which could be his fourth appearance at the global showpiece.

29-05-2017, 19:03

Michel's misery, Dublin's delight

We continue our Classic Qualifiers series with a look back on the turning point in Republic of Ireland's 1990 qualifying campaign, when Spain were humbled at Lansdowne Road.

29-05-2017, 11:05

Hosts Russia start Confederations Cup preparations

On Thursday, Russia began training in preparation for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 taking place on home soil.

26-05-2017, 19:52

World Cup construction continues as Confed Cup draws near

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.

26-05-2017, 16:26

Wonder goal or fluke? Ronaldinho’s 2002 strike remembered

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Ronaldinho’s much-debated free-kick winner against England in 2002.

25-05-2017, 16:22