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.

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.

Germany remain winless after Mexico stalemate

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:52:00 GMT

Germany are still hunting their first win at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after a goalless draw with Mexico that left them on the verge of elimination.

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.


26 days to go: Path to the Trophy decided in Kazan

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 GMT has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the Official Draw of the Confederations Cup, which took place in the Host City of Kazan.

Kalo, the magician for surprise package Vanuatu

Mon, 22 May 2017 03:38:00 GMT sits down with Vanuatu captain Bong Kalo to talk about playing in the nation's debut at a FIFA competition and the positives they are taking away from a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat by Mexico in their opening match.

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.

Soteldo stands tall among German giants

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:13:00 GMT

After Venezuela's surprise opening victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 against much-fancied Germany, caught up with their diminutive midfielder Yeferson Soteldo.

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.

Venezuela win Korea Republic 2017 opener

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:54:00 GMT

​Venezuela won the opening match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Germany at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Group B.

Eight Grand Final seats claimed in Berlin

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:18:00 GMT

At the end of a manic day of gaming in Berlin, broad smiles were spread across the faces of eight happy participants, who now know that they will be competing at the FIWC 2017 Grand Final in London.

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’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.

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 will have you covered wherever you are.

Top gamers poised for Berlin Final

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:11:00 GMT

This weekend will see the top 32 gamers from Seasons 1 and 2 will fight it out for eight seats at the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 Grand Final in London.

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, 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’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.

Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMT

The 504 players who will represent their nations at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 have been announced, as the 20 May kick off creeps ever closer.

38 days to go: Perennial Matthaus sets record

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:24:00 GMT

A stalwart throughout the the 1990s' international scene, Germany's Lothar Matthaus was 38 years and 129 days old when he set the record for the oldest scorer in FIFA Confederations Cup history.

Jones: My dream is coming true

Tue, 09 May 2017 08:45:00 GMT

Germany coach Steffi Jones speaks about her progression from player through official to her current role, and explains how she will go about leading the Olympic champions into the UEFA Women's EURO and FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers.

Behind the World Cup record: Lothar Matthaus

Mon, 08 May 2017 07:21:00 GMT

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.

42 days to go: Ballack leads by example

Sat, 06 May 2017 12:45:00 GMT has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember Michael Ballack’s role as the figurehead of a renewed Germany at their home Confederations Cup in 2005.

Passionate Paunovic talks Serbia and Schweinsteiger

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:37:00 GMT

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.

Bell looks to blend Irish steel, German mentality

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:12:00 GMT

UEFA Women's Champions League winner Colin Bell speaks to about taking charge of the Republic of Ireland national team and his plans to take them to a major tournament for the first time.

An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira

Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMT

A skyscraping striker and a little keeper feature in’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.

Gazza’s tears in Turin

Thu, 04 May 2017 15:28:00 GMT

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.

European crown and World Cup berths on the line

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:54:00 GMT

From Wednesday onwards 16 teams will do battle for the U-17 European Championship title in Croatia, with the five best sides also qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in the autumn. One of the participating teams is the smallest nation ever to reach the tournament.

Ochs: Everyone gives everything for their team-mates

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:10:00 GMT

Philipp Ochs is just one example of the difficulties talented youngsters in national youth teams face when making the step up into the professional game. The 20-year-old discussed his current situation at Hoffenheim with

Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMT

Mind-blowing payrolls and the end of mind-boggling indestructability feature in’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.

Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMT

FIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMT

Eleven players from 11 countries, a 21-year wait for the same starting XI and underdogs mocking the seeding system make’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.

Holders humbled by Letchkov’s legendary header

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMT

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.

Juventus and Monaco advance to semis

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:34:00 GMT

Juventus and Monaco built on their first-leg performances to secure spots in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals with assured displays in Wednesday’s quarter-final, second legs.

Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Fans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

Cristiano cracks another milestone

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:52:00 GMT

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo ticked off yet another major milestone on Tuesday as his side secured a dramatic extra-time win over Bayern Munich to advance to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Madrid clubs make last four

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:07:00 GMT

The city of Madrid’s love affair with the UEFA Champions League will continue into the semi-finals of this season’s competition after both Atletico and Real triumphed in their quarter-final ties on Tuesday evening.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:13:00 GMT

In this edition of The Week in Quotes, we hear from Borussia Dortmund following a difficult week, Didier Drogba on his new Arizona adventure and how a football made a 1,000-mile journey by sea from Scotland to Norway's northern coast.

Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMT

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

Cristiano's incredible century

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:53:00 GMT


Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to reach a century of goals in European club competition, reaching the incredible milestone against Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.

Madrid pair, Monaco claim upper hand

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:29:00 GMT

It was a good Wednesday for the Madrid-based clubs in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, as Atletico and Real earned aggregate advantages for next week’s decisive second legs. Monaco also have an advantage to take home following their rescheduled match in Germany.

FIFA President statement

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:57:00 GMT

FIFA today released the following statement from President Gianni Infantino regarding Tuesday's security incident in Dortmund, Germany.

A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMT

One thunder-themed wonder goal and another dribble-decorated wonder goal feature in’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.

The seeds of a new Germany

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:55:00 GMT takes a look back at Germany's run at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup which laid the platform for future success.

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