The Week in Numbers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMT

A mathematical explanation, a positional transformation and the daddy of debuts feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.

Favourites on form during exciting opening day

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:10:00 GMT

Apart from a handful of minor surprises, the first day of the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 in London largely stuck to the script, with the pre-tournament favourites all advancing to the quarter-finals. FIFA.com takes a look back at Wednesday’s intriguing group phase.

London's football history: Wembley Stadium

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Ahead of The Best FIFA Football Awards coming to London on 23 October, FIFA.com looks back on five memorable games hosted at the city's most iconic football arena: Wembley Stadium.

Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMT

Scotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to FIFA.com 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.

European quartet secure France 2018 berths

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMT

England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

Big and little, old and new

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMT

A huge team, a little striker, an veteran midfielder and fresh champs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.

Simpson's Lions set for next step

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:16:00 GMT

After climbing to the top of youth world football with their victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, England's Young Lions will now look to take that success into the club season, with the English Premier League kicking off.

London trio hoping for home comforts

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:31:00 GMT

As the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 descends on London, three of those competing for the coveted trophy will be enjoying the competition on familiar soil. Will home advantage play its part?

London's football history: Laws of the Game

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:41:00 GMT

It is fitting that the stars of the footballing world will descend on London on Monday 23 October, when the city plays host to The Best FIFA Football Awards™, due to the English capital's place in the beautiful game's history.

EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMT

A breathtaking back-heel, set-piece wizardry, spot-kick incapacity feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.

Hosts, Danes rejoice as final two decided

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:13:00 GMT

Denmark and the Netherlands will contest the final of the UEFA Women’s EURO on Sunday 6 August after recording semi-final victories against Austria and England, respectively, on Thursday.

Next stop: London

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:33:00 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo and Carli Lloyd were crowned as king and queen of world football at the inaugural The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich. It is perhaps fitting that the upcoming edition of the awards will be hosted in a city fit for royalty: London, England.

Ronaldinho: London lives and breathes football

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:33:00 GMT

Ronaldinho, named World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005, looks ahead to The Best FIFA Football Awards Gala in October, revealing his three favourites in the men’s category and what it takes to win the accolade.


Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:08:00 GMT

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). FIFA.com goes behind the record and takes a closer look at Schon's achievement.

Shocks aplenty as big guns toppled

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:51:00 GMT

History was made everywhere you looked as England, Denmark and Austria made it into the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's EURO 2017.

Morata signs with Chelsea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:34:00 GMT

Spain forward Alvaro Morata has signed a five-year contract with English Premier League champions Chelsea after spending multiple seasons with Real Madrid.

Big cats, Red Devils and a Gallic goblin

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:54:00 GMT

A son scourging his father, a Gallic elf grilling some Spanish free-scorers and some Lionessess running wild feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the ESPYS.

England hungry to continue Young Lions success

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:34:00 GMT

After winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the UEFA European U-19 Championship and reaching the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals, England U-17 have plenty of inspiration to draw from ahead of India 2017.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:53:00 GMT

This week features Wayne Rooney sharing some insight into his move back to Everton, Xavi makes his next career move clear and Syria captain Ahmad Al Salih talks about his country's incredible Russia 2018 qualifying campaign.

Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMT

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 kicks-off in the Netherlands on Sunday as the hosts take on Norway. FIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.

Kirby emerges shining after dark year

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:49:00 GMT

After 12 months dogged by injury, England's Fran Kirby heads in to the UEFA Women's EURO full of confidence after a goal-laden end to a title-winning campaign with Chelsea and has her eyes on more silverware.

Lukaku moves to Manchester United

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:20:00 GMT

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku is a Red Devil for both club and country after joining Manchester United from fellow English Premier League side Everton.

Chinese coffee and a deadly insect

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMT

Compatriots sharing a big birthday celebration feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.

England striker Duggan joins Barcelona

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:44:00 GMT

Lionesses striker Toni Duggan has joined Barcelona from Women’s Super League outfit Manchester City women, becoming the first English player to join the Spanish side since Gary Lineker in 1986.


Sport 4 Life, football for all

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:35:00 GMT

FIFA.com visited Sport 4 Life UK to see the impact the UK-based charity - backed by FIFA's Football For Hope programme - is having on young people, improving their employability and life skills through the power of football.

Elephants, Lions and a tank

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMT

The remarkable ratios of two of Europe’s most deadly hitmen feature in FIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.

England soar as history-makers abound in Korea Republic

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMT

The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 ended in scintillating style in Suwon as England won their first ever title at this level. Fittingly capping off a tournament graced by dazzling moments, both individually and collectively, the Young Lions and Venezuela put on a final befitting a fine three weeks of action.

Lucena: This story has only just begun

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:05:00 GMT

After a stunning tournament that stumbled at the final tournament, Venezuela's Ronaldo Lucena tells FIFA.com that he is leaving the FIFA U-20 World Cup a proud player.

Golden trio reflect on personal glory

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:50:00 GMT

We hear from adidas Golden Ball winner Dominic Solanke and England team-mate Freddie Woodman, who clinched the adidas Golden Glove, as well Italy's Riccardo Orsolini - who took home the adidas Golden Boot.

England's Lions bask in U-20 triumph

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:30:00 GMT

After making history at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England's all-conquering Young Lions spoke to FIFA.com about lifting the trophy in Suwon and overcoming Venezuela.

Solanke takes home top honour

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:03:00 GMT

After England lifted the trophy for the first time, FIFA.com reviews all of the awards winners at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

England edge Venezuela to become champions

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:52:00 GMT

England edged Venezuela 1-0 in a thrilling FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final thanks to a first-half strike from Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

Scots denied thrilling win, Germans in seventh heaven

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:42:00 GMT

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.

Captains train their eyes on glory

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:45:00 GMT

FIFA.com sit down with FIFA U-20 World Cup final captains Lewis Cook and Yangel Herrera to talk England, Venezuela and the climax to Korea Republic 2017.

Scottish hopes pinned on Celtic’s Invincibles

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:54:00 GMT

FIFA.com 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.

Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMT

With 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

England, Venezuela book tickets to maiden finals

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:27:00 GMT

The final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been decided, after England and Venezuela both came from behind to seal passage to Suwon and send themselves into their first appearances in the tournament showpiece.

England come from behind to reach final

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:48:00 GMT

England came from behind to beat Italy 3-1 and advance to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final thanks to second-half strikes from Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman.

Hart: We want to win something for our country

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:08:00 GMT

FIFA.com 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.

Woodman, England's self-effacing foundation

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:58:00 GMT

After booking their spot in the FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-finals with victory over Mexico, eyes turned to the outstanding showing from goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. The modest goalkeeper was not having that, though.

Europeans make semi-final date

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:47:00 GMT

An intense pair of quarter-finals saw an all-European affair get teed up in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 semi-finals as England and Italy fought their way into the final four.

Solanke fires England into last four

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:54:00 GMT

England edged Mexico 1-0 thanks to a second-half strike from Dominic Solanke to book the last semi-final ticket at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Cervantes starring in the shadows for Mexico

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 02:19:00 GMT

Mexico's defensive midfielder and captain Alan Cervantes speaks with FIFA.com to preview his side's crucial quarter-final against England and talks about his contentment of not being in the spotlight.

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