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.

South American superstars and calcio’s new cape

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMT

The Bundesliga losing its mind-blowing monopolisation of scoring to an unlikely source features in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.

New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMT

Ahead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

No denying Lookman and England

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:33:00 GMT

Ademola Lookman may have been denied by the woodwork twice in the final group stage match against hosts Korea Republic, but he rediscovered his scoring form just in time to ensure England’s progression at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Lookman sends Young Lions into quarters

Wed, 31 May 2017 13:58:00 GMT

A brace scored by Ademola Lookman in a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica sent England to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 quarter-finals.

Quartet advance, nervous wait for two giants

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMT

As the door was closed on the first two groups of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England and Venezuela sat pretty in top spot, while Argentina and Germany face an anxious couple of days.

Young Lions upset hosts to top group

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:06:00 GMT

England edged Korea Republic 1-0 thanks to a Kieran Dowell goal to finish top of Group A at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

A cannon, a boot and faith in youth

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMT

A club’s incredible, eternal trust in kids features in FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.

Lyon take home first title on debut

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais of France won the 79th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup tournament in their first-ever appearance, defeating Belgian representatives Anderlecht 1-0 in the final.

Captain Cook bounces back for England

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:00 GMT

England skipper Lewis Cook speaks about recovering from an injury-ravaged season at Bouremouth to star for his country at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Member associations release reports on intermediaries

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMT

Over the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

A progressing pair and a few firsts

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:27:00 GMT

As Venezuela and Korea Republic booked their places in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, there were a few impressive firsts dotted around as Groups A and B took to the pitch for a second time.

England gift Guinea maiden point

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:53:00 GMT

Guinea clinched their first point at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after an unfortunate own goal saw England succumb to a 1-1 draw.

Stars of the future ready for kick-off

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMT

The 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.


Dowell, England put past behind them

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:03:00 GMT

After 20 years and 17 games without a win, England discarded an unwanted record in style, beating Argentina 3-0 - the very team who set them on the way to that tally in 1997.

Korea Republic 2017 kicks off with a bang

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:03:00 GMT

An action-packed first day of the FIFA U-20 World Cup brought a dramatic win, elation for the home fans and a mixed day for South American and European sides.

England triumph to end 20 years of hurt

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:22:00 GMT

England picked up their first FIFA U-20 World Cup victory for 20 years, beating Argentina 3-0, to end a tournament record of 17 games without a win and kick off their Korea Republic 2017 campaign in style. 

Spain crowned record U-17 European champions

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:40:00 GMT

Spain defeat England on penalties after dramatic final for record-extending ninth UEFA U-17 European Championship title, with finalists to be joined by Germany, France and Turkey at this year's FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMT

The away exploits of El Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.

Subbuteo strategy for England’s Greenwood

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:26:00 GMT

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to England manager Ron Greenwood preparing for Spain 1982.


Goalscorer Kuyt announces retirement

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:55:00 GMT

Former Netherlands forward Dirk Kuyt has announced his retirement from professional football after an illustrious 19-year career that included spells in England and Turkey.

How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMT

The FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

Korea Republic 2017 in numbers

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMT

With just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

Champions forged and stars ignited

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMT

With kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

England and Germany book tickets to India

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:07:00 GMT

England and Germany booked their places at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after progressing to the semi-finals of the UEFA U-17 European Championship in Croatia.

Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMT

Multiple nutmegs, two wunderkinds, a dribble from deep and a dramatic title race feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.

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