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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

FIFA meets the world at Final Draw

In six languages across multiple digital platforms, FIFA engaged international football fans around the globe as they thirsted for coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw.

08-12-2017, 15:38

Russia 2018’s potential classic match-ups

From the moment that the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was made, fans around the globe have been poring over each of the groups and contemplating who might face who in the knockout rounds.


07-12-2017, 17:07

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

2018 FIFA World Cup: 1,318,109 tickets requested in 24 hours

Ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia resumed on 5 December exclusively on and the excitement sparked by the Final Draw brought another wave of worldwide interest.

06-12-2017, 11:00

Get your 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets!

After the Final Draw, which determined the group breakdown for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, ticket sales for FIFA’s flagship tournament resumed at 5 December at 12:00 (Moscow time).

04-12-2017, 13:01

Submissions now open! Create, submit and win!

You could be just one winning phrase away from an unforgettable trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Submit your slogans now.

04-12-2017, 11:01

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

Russia 2018 colourful installation built on Manezhnaya Square

A colourful new installation dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been opened in front of the Moscow Manege exhibition centre ahead of the Final Draw on Friday, when the competing nations discover their fate in the Russia 2018 group stages.

02-12-2017, 10:24

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

Hallgrimsson: A romantic feeling to face Argentina

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is looking forward to facing two-time champions Argentina in their FIFA World Cup debut after being drawn in Group D.

01-12-2017, 23:37

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 B: European heavyweights to do battle

After beating Italy to top spot in Europe’s Group G, Spain now face another stern test after being pitted against Portugal, Morocco and IR Iran.

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

Lineker: The World Cup is very special

In the lead-up to the Russia 2018 Final Draw, legendary England striker Gary Lineker shared his views with on Friday’s ceremony and next year’s big event.

30-11-2017, 17:59

Coaching quartet voice Final Draw hopes spoke with four coaches ahead of Friday’s Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace and asked them what they are hoping for from the event.

30-11-2017, 17:45

Win a trip to the FIFA World Cup Opening Match

Be in with a chance of winning this trip of a lifetime by entering our exciting competition on the official FIFA World Cup Facebook page!

30-11-2017, 15:10

Video Vault: Tshabalala opens South Africa 2010 with a bang

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, looks back on Siphiwe Tshabalala's marvellous Opening Match strike for Bafana Bafana against Mexico at South Africa 2010.

30-11-2017, 12:32

How do clubs benefit from the World Cup?

As announced on 27 October 2017, the FIFA Council confirmed contributions for all FIFA World Cup™ participants and in that regard the FIFA Club Benefits Programme is an integral component.

30-11-2017, 11:41

Messi: I hope football pays its debt to me

Lionel Messi speaks exclusively to about hitting 30, his fourth FIFA World Cup and the heroics he produced to lead Argentina to Russia.

30-11-2017, 08:58

Video: World Cup stars congratulate each other

They all have one thing in common: they are heading to the FIFA World Cup™. Now, ahead of Friday’s Final Draw, 32 players - each key men in the teams heading to Russia - have taken time to congratulate each other. 

30-11-2017, 08:42

Neymar: The Brazil everyone respects is back

Ahead of the Final Draw, Neymar spoke to about the Brazilian national team, regaining the respect they had lost, the role luck plays in winning the World Cup and the extent to which the traumatic experience at the last finals influenced the player he has become.

30-11-2017, 08:09

Puyol: I want to give back to society what football has given me

With his glittering playing career now over, FIFA World Cup winner Carles Puyol is determined to help develop the game. We dropped in on a FIFA Legend who is always on the move.

29-11-2017, 16:16

Russia’s football capital awaits the Final Draw

Without question, the eyes of the footballing world will be on Moscow this week, as the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ takes place on Friday.

29-11-2017, 16:14

Desailly and Kerzhakov unveiled as FIFA Fan Fest Ambassadors

Marcel Desailly and Aleksandr Kerzhakov have been appointed Ambassadors for next year's Fan Fest events, with the French World Cup winner and Sbornaya's record goalscorer set to make several guest appearances at the 11 unique locations organised by FIFA in collaboration with the 2018 World Cup Host Cities.

29-11-2017, 15:32

Ivan Urgant to host Final Draw Show

Russian actor and presenter Ivan Urgant has been chosen to host the show. One of the acts planned for is popular singer Alsou, who will have a surprise in store for the occasion: a song written specially for the Final Draw.

29-11-2017, 15:08

Messi, Neymar & Ronaldo on the Final Draw

As excitement grows in anticipation of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, asked three of world football’s biggest stars what they will be doing for it.

29-11-2017, 14:53

Behind the scenes, before the Final Draw

Media were invited to see behind the scenes ahead of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with Uruguay legend and draw conductor Maria Komandnaya helping answer questions ahead of Friday’s event.

29-11-2017, 14:35

Tite: Individual talent is no longer enough

In the second part of an exclusive interview with, Brazil coach Tite talks about the importance of the Final Draw, the teams he fears the most, and the modern game in general.

29-11-2017, 13:56

The Final Draw in numbers

With more than 3000 people descending on the 4000m2 of the Starte Kremlin Palace in Moscow, there are plenty of big numbers surrounding the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, though the key stats are arguably much smaller.

29-11-2017, 13:30

Excitement high for debutants and returning heroes

Ahead of the Final Draw for Russia 2018, took a closer look at the five teams either making their first World Cup appearance, or their first in a generation.

29-11-2017, 11:00

Zanetti: Argentina can have a great World Cup speaks to Argentina's most-capped player, Javier Zanetti, about his hopes for the South American giants at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

28-11-2017, 19:36

How to follow the Final Draw with FIFA Digital

​With fans from 32 nations all eager to discover their route through Russia 2018, we let you know how you can follow the Final Draw on Friday 1 December, live from Moscow.

28-11-2017, 17:54

Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018

Learn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!


28-11-2017, 15:17

2018 FIFA World Cup tickets: huge demand upon conclusion of sales phase 1

With the highly anticipated Final Draw now just days away, sales phase 1 for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ tickets concluded today, confirming the huge interest from fans from Russia and all over the world.

28-11-2017, 14:57

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Poster unveiled at Moscow Metro

With just three days to go the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in the Russian capital, the famed Moscow Metro held the unveiling of the last remaining visual icon of the event.

28-11-2017, 13:18

The Final Draw: How it works

Featuring 32 teams, eight unbiased pairs of hands and millions of TV viewers, the Final Draw for the 21st FIFA World Cup™ will take place this coming Friday in Moscow. We  answers all the key questions ahead of eagerly awaited ceremony.

28-11-2017, 12:40