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Prolific Wood seeks to take club form to Russia

We hear from New Zealand captain Chris Wood who is seeking to take some prolific goalscoring form at club level into next month's FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

19-05-2017, 08:59

Witsel: We can become world champions in Russia

We hear from Belgium midfield star Alex Witsel who says his nation are capable of going all the way at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

19-05-2017, 06:19

Subbuteo strategy for England’s Greenwood

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 England manager Ron Greenwood preparing for Spain 1982.


18-05-2017, 15:26

Nuhiu: Kosovo fans never thought they would see this

The scorer of Kosovo’s first ever competitive goal on home soil, Atdhe Nuhiu speaks exclusively to about the impact the Kosovo national team has had on the country's people and the bright future that lies ahead.

16-05-2017, 08:30

Megalicense Entertainment to manage FIFA’s retail and licensing programme for Russia

FIFA and Russian company Megalicense Entertainment have signed an agreement for Megalicense to manage the retail and licensing programme of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The programme includes the production of official licensed products and the opening of official fan shops in the host country.


15-05-2017, 13:32

Lions roar in Abidjan

In our latest Classic FIFA World Cup qualifier, we look to Africa - and a five-goal thriller served up by continental giants Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire.

15-05-2017, 10:26

Alcaraz: Beat Zambia and we have a chance

Bottom of Group B in the third and final round of African zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Algeria have looked to Spanish manager Lucas Alcaraz to help turn their campaign around. We hear exclusively from the new coach of Les Fennecs.

14-05-2017, 12:31

Haraguchi: We need to write history

Amid a personally successful FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Japan's up-and-coming forward Genki Haraguchi speaks with about how a move away from the comforts of home to Germany aided his development, and how he wants to build on the country's proud history in football.

12-05-2017, 04:29

Pele’s golden gaze

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph features a young Pele gazing lovingly at the Jules Rimet Trophy.

11-05-2017, 17:19

Bauza named as UAE coach

United Arab Emirates have appointed Argentinian Edgardo Bauza as the new coach of their national side as they pursue a place at their first FIFA World Cup in almost 30 years.

11-05-2017, 15:25

Solo icon aims for one last shot at glory speaks with Solomon Islands’ star Henry Fa’Arodo as the long-serving forward seeks to end his international career on a high during Russia 2018 qualifying.

11-05-2017, 11:24

Advocaat begins third stint as Netherlands coach

Dick Advocaat has been named as Netherlands coach for a third time, with Oranje legend Ruud Gullit confirmed as his assistant.

09-05-2017, 13:34

Behind the World Cup record: Lothar Matthaus

Continuing our series on FIFA World Cup™ record-holders, hears from Lothar Matthaus, the Germany legend who made 25 appearances at the tournament over an incredible five separate editions.

08-05-2017, 09:21

Passionate Paunovic talks Serbia and Schweinsteiger

Chicago Fire coach Veljko Puanovic speaks to about recent signing Bastian Schweinsteiger and what Serbia's national team can learn from his U-20 team's World Cup success in 2015.

05-05-2017, 14:37

Bafana Bafana re-appoint Baxter

South African Football Association (SAFA) have appointed Stuart Baxter as the new coach of their national team following an announcement on Thursday.

04-05-2017, 18:59

Gazza’s tears in Turin

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 Paul Gascoigne's outpouring of emotions in the 1990 semi-finals.

04-05-2017, 17:28

Misfiring Colombia grateful to midfield marksmen

Former Colombia forward Juan Pablo Angel talks through Los Cafeteros' surprising goal-drought during their ongoing Russia 2018 campaign.

02-05-2017, 17:23

Polish clown laughs last

England required victory over Poland at Wembley to qualify, but an incredible performance by goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski inspired the visitors to the point they needed to reach West Germany 1974 at their hosts’ expense. looks back.

01-05-2017, 08:57

Ildefons Lima, Andorra's collector of caps, goals and jerseys

After ending their 86-match wait for a win, Andorra captain Ildefons Lima discusses the ups and downs of the long search for points and his quest to become his country's leading cap-holder.

29-04-2017, 16:00

Estonia's Reim daring to dream spoke to Estonia legend and now national team head coach Martin Reim about the preparation behind his step into management, his lengthy career and the expectations for the national side.

28-04-2017, 11:07

Maaloul appointed as Tunisia coach

The Tunisian Football Federation have appointed former national team midfielder Nabil Maaloul as the new head coach of the Eagles of Carthage.

27-04-2017, 19:36

World Cup stadiums improving day by day

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.

27-04-2017, 16:53

Maestros’ golden greeting

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 the meeting of Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane in 2006, and a masterclass from the Frenchman.

27-04-2017, 13:02

Thailand appoint Rajevac as coach

Thailand have named former Ghana, Qatar and Algeria coach Milovan Rajevac as their new boss, with the Serbian set to lead them through their final three 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers.

26-04-2017, 12:15

Fucile: This is no time to panic

After seeing a dominant start in South American qualifying melt away, Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile tells they need to stay focused and calm as they bid to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

25-04-2017, 16:32

The breakthrough Bleus in numbers

Adrenaline junkies, fruit machines, polls, droppings and helf from afar feature as reviews France’s FIFA World Cup conquest in statistics.

25-04-2017, 09:43

Holders humbled by Letchkov’s legendary header

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 the diving header that took Bulgaria to the 1994 semi-finals.

20-04-2017, 16:19

Wheelchair user Sachkov lauds Confeds facilities

With the opening of Spartak Moscow's new stadium, we hear from Paralympic athlete Andrei Sachkov on how the facilities shape up for disabled people and how he intends to visit Russia 2017 thanks to FIFA's Special Access Tickets.

20-04-2017, 12:35

Peruvian greats inspiring free-scoring Flores

Having learned from the greats of the past, Edison Flores is now trying to use his inspiration to ignite Peru's charge for a FIFA World Cup spot as they chase a play-off place.

19-04-2017, 17:12

Bunmathan: Thailand need longer to realise World Cup dreams

After seeing their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ hopes officially ended, Thailand captain Theerathon Bunmathan looks to the future, telling when he believes they will reach their maiden global finals.

18-04-2017, 06:38

Historic debuts and improbable comebacks: when Russia play Brazil

So far, only two national teams have already confirmed their spots at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™: host nation Russia and recently qualified Brazil.

17-04-2017, 20:25

Kiwi joy, Aussie pain on the road to Spain

A Spain 1982 qualifier proved a turning point in New Zealand's football history, but is considered one of the Australian game's darkest occasions.

17-04-2017, 12:04

Panama's Amilcar Henriquez dies, aged 33

Panama international Amilcar Henriquez has died as a result of a shooting in the province of Colon, Panama, where he lived.

16-04-2017, 04:06

Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach

Algeria have appointed Lucas Alcaraz as their new coach, following the resignation of Georges Leekens in February, becoming their fourth permanent coach to take charge in 13 months.

13-04-2017, 14:47

Fillol to the rescue

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 one of the key figures in Argentina's maiden triumph in 1978.

13-04-2017, 13:57

Halilhodzic-inspired Japan on the up takes a closer look at Japan's recent progress under Vahid Halilhodzic after the side jumped seven places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

13-04-2017, 05:09

FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Volunteer Training Begins

Volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 took centre stage as training for those taking part in helping run the upcoming tournament began, with wishes of good luck coming from a few famous faces.

11-04-2017, 16:30

Bauza exits as Argentina coach

Edgardo Bauza’s reign as Argentina coach has ended after just eight months at the helm, with the Argentinian FA making the announcement on Monday.

11-04-2017, 04:00

Behind the World Cup record: Cafu looks at the career of former Brazil captain Cafu, who is the first player to feature in three different FIFA World Cup™ Finals.

10-04-2017, 20:08

Russia 2018 stadiums to be greener and more sustainable

With the aim to continue to foster green building standards at FIFA World Cup stadiums, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) hosted a practical workshop to discuss current practices of green building standards application, best practices for innovative design solutions and aspects of stadium management and operation after certification.

10-04-2017, 14:31

Referees' road to Russia continues

The Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in Florence, Italy hosted some of the world’s top referees as part of a week-long seminar for prospective match officials at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

07-04-2017, 18:24

Halilhodzic: We’re still a long way from Russia

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic told that the Samurai Blue have plenty of work left to do to secure their spot at next year's FIFA World Cup™.

07-04-2017, 12:32

Dani Alves: The change in mindset was vital

The Brazil right-back talks about the team's resurgence under coach Tite, what they need to still improve ahead of Russia 2018 and the challenge of playing in South American World Cup qualifiers.

07-04-2017, 11:11

Hurst hammers his way into history

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 the goal that settled the 1966 Final.

06-04-2017, 14:03

Amrabat, from washing dishes to World Cup dreams spoke to Morocco and Watford winger Nordin Amrabat about his remarkable rise, from being released by Ajax as a teenager to UEFA Champions League football and a potential spot on the plane to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

06-04-2017, 09:56

Ayovi: It's all or nothing for Ecuador

Having picked up just eight points from their ten matches, Ecuador are struggling to qualify for Russia 2018. But captain Walter Ayovi tells that they can still salvage their campaign.

05-04-2017, 15:20

Appiah returns as Black Stars coach

Ghana have turned to a familiar face to take charge of the Black Stars after re-appointing Kwesi Appiah as coach on a two-year contract, the Ghana Football Association announced Tuesday.

04-04-2017, 19:12

Monumental humbling for Argentina

Continuing our look at memorable and significant FIFA World Cup qualifiers, reflects on the incredible 5-0 win in Buenos Aires by Colombia's remarkable class of 1993.

03-04-2017, 09:33

Stallions spring to new heights

Having climbed on to the podium at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso have found themselves in uncharted territory, currently sat at an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

30-03-2017, 14:22

Remembering Croatia’s tennis tribute

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 France 1998 and a display of solidarity ahead of a memorable semi-final. 

30-03-2017, 11:22

The Tite effect

We analyse Tite's hugely successful nine months at the helm of Brazil, the first country to secure a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ through qualifying.

29-03-2017, 19:59