In the second part of his exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Nacho Fernadez talks about his strong ties to Los Merengues and outlines the team's ambitions for the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
Spain and Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez speaks to FIFA.com about the "absolutely vital" upcoming qualifier against Italy and why he has always had a passion for stopping goals rather than scoring them.
During his visit to St. Petersburg to celebrate 100 days to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Brazil legend Cafu spoke with FIFA.com about the approaching festival of football in Russia and the best moments of his career.
Spanish FIFA World Cup-winning captain Carles Puyol gave his impressions on Russia's preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup and spoke about his expectations for the upcoming tournament in an interview with FIFA.com.
Ecuador and Rostov midfielder Cristhian Noboa caught up with FIFA.com to talk about his transition into Russian culture and Russia 2018 Host Cities Kazan, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don.
FIFA.com caught up with 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu, who offers invaluable insight into former national team-mate and The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016 nominee Zinedine Zidane.
The Brazilian finalist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 talks to FIFA.com about the importance of having women in the awards and what it feels like to be named Player of the Year.
Tennis star Gael Monfils speaks to FIFA.com about his love of football and PSG in particular, his admiration for Arsene Wenger and why he has "a weakness" for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Former Real Madrid and Spain coach Vicente del Bosque spoke to FIFA.com about his favourites for The Best FIFA Football Awards™, his relationship with some of the nominees and the growth in popularity of the women’s game.
We catch up with Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart, discussing his new stage of career in Denmark, looking back on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final and gives his views on the current state of the Netherlands side.
In an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez talks about his new challenge with Les Diables Rouges, including insight about his assistant coach Thierry Henry.
FIFA.com spoke to Joel Bats, who entered the annals of French football thanks to his performance in the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico quarter-final against Brazil, to speak about his fondest footballing memories, including a triumph at UEFA European Championship 1984.
Aime Jacquet, who led France to FIFA World Cup glory on home soil in 1998, speaks to FIFA.com about the pressure of being hosts, the job being done by the current coach and his former captain, and Les Bleus' chances against Germany.
A FIFA Men’s Football Coach of the Year nominee in 2015, Jorge Sampaoli discussed his unique career with FIFA.com. Proud of his past and content with the present, the Argentinian has high hopes for the future.
FIFA.com spoke to USA goalkeeper Hope Solo about her first encounter with football legend Mia Hamm, her own performances so far, her desire for perfection and another gold medal.
France and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris sat down with FIFA.com to discuss his position, responsibilities and ambitions ahead of his captaining his country at UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil.
Ahead of this summer’s Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, FIFA.com caught up with Stuart Pearce to get some of his insight into the Olympic football experience and to relive some of his memories coaching Team GB at London 2012.
FIFA.com spoke with Horst Hrubesch, who will be leading Germany at their first Olympic Football Tournament since 1988.
FIFA.com caught up with former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen to see where life has taken him in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era and to learn about his passion for coaching.
FIFA.com spoke with sports psychologist Bill Beswick to learn about his journey and his vision for psychology and mental development to play as big a role in football as technical and tactical development.
During his first day in office, Monday 29 February, FIFA President Gianni Infantino gave an exclusive interview to FIFA.com at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
The Brazilian full-back spoke fully and frankly with FIFA.com on his brushes with the press, the key to Barcelona’s success, Brazilian football and a future linked to gastronomy, music or fashion: “I only do what I’m passionate about.”
Ahead of his 50th birthday the legendary playmaker, who appeared at four FIFA World Cups™, granted an exclusive interview to FIFA.com, in which he looks back at the five decades of his life.
In an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Nadine Angerer recalls winning the 2013 FIFA Women's Player of the Year, her iconic penalty save against Marta in the 2007 Women's World Cup final and talks about her new role as a goalkeeping coach.
Something of a pioneer for progress in German football, we spoke to Gerald Asamoah on the pride of being the nation's first black player, the challenges it brought and his involvement in helping the current influx of refugees.
After Jill Ellis took to the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 Gala stage FIFA.com caught up with the newly-crowned FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football to talk 2015, her career highlights and looking ahead to the Olympics.
We sat down with FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd after her extraordinary 2015, where she looks ahead to the next 12 months with her focus firmly on the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro.
Platinum-selling musician Lemar gave his views on his beloved Tottenham Hotspur in an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, while also reflecting on his childhood memories of Paul Gascoigne and explains why he thinks Neymar could break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA Ballon d'Or domination.
FIFA.com spoke exclusively with table tennis star Timo Boll about his second passion away from table tennis, his favourites at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala and the role coaches play in every athlete’s career.
Currently winding down his career in the Swiss league, former Argentinian international Walter Samuel talks to FIFA.com about his life in Switzerland and what the future may hold for him off the pitch and his national team on it.
Mark van Bommel speaks to FIFA.com about a playing career that included stints at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, discusses his coaching plans and assesses the difficulties facing the Dutch national team.
Belgium head coach and former midfielder Marc Wilmots speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about the factors that have led to the national team's top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, his leadership qualities and why his nickname when he was a player was 'War Pig'.
Japan 2015 has been very good to Luis Suarez: five goals, winner's medal and the adidas Golden Ball. We caught up with the Barcelona supporter to get his reaction to the club's triumph and his FIFA Club World Cup memories.
Jari Litmanen's career spanned almost a quarter of a century, competing in four different decades, which saw him play alongside some of the game's biggest names. The Finnish legend reflects on his exceptional career with FIFA.com.
FIFA.com caught up with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to hear about his playing experience in Japan at the FIFA Club World Cup, why he thinks the tournament does not get a lot of recognition in England and much more.
Barcelona’s legendary No10 sat down with FIFA.com prior to jetting off to the Land of the Rising Sun to take a look at the tournament ahead, evaluate his growth as a player and give his verdict on a year that could possibly bring him his fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or..
Vicente Del Bosque speaks to www.sc.qa about Spain's South Africa 2010 triumph, the influence of Xavi, the key men in his current team, their UEFA EURO 2016 hopes, and his belief that Qatar will stage a wonderful FIFA World Cup.
In the second part of a FIFA.com exclusive interview with Oliver Khan, the Bayern Munich legend reflects on his playing career and how it influences his current work as a businessman.
In the first part of a FIFA.com exclusive interview with Oliver Khan, the adidas Golden Ball winner at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan explained why he thinks goalkeepers should have their own set of awards, comparisons to Manuel Neuer and much more.
Newly-crowned MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo chats on his will to win on the track and on the football pitch, his passionate support for Barcelona and why he sees Lionel Messi as something of a deity.
Xherdan Shaqiri speaks to FIFA.com about the upcoming FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, the main contenders and his dream of a Swiss player one day being crowned the world's best player.
Andreas Isaksson speaks to FIFA.com about his long run as Sweden No, life in Turkey with Kasimpasa and reflects on his career as a whole, which has included stints with the likes of Juventus and Manchester City.
Turkey and Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop spoke with FIFA.com in an exclusive interview, looking back at the goal that brought him the FIFA Puskás Award back in 2010.
Mexico's new coach Juan Carlos Osorio spoke to FIFA.com about his new challenge with El Tri, vision for the game and coaching role-models.
Italy and AC Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso speaks to FIFA.com about his latest coaching post at Pisa and reflects on his European and world titles, his partnership with Andrea Pirlo and the modern-day midfielders he most admires.
With Iceland set to compete at the UEFA EURO for the first time, FIFA.com spoke to Gylfi Sigurdsson to talk emulating David Beckham, getting a boost from the Brazil 2014 near-miss and his reaction to making history with his nation.
The Al Sadd midfielder talks about his earliest memories of the FIFA World Cup, Diego Maradona, Spain’s memorable triumph in South Africa and the passion for football in the Arabic world.
Xherdan Shaqiri speaks to FIFA.com about his move to Stoke City in the English Premier League, representing La Nati at the FIFA World Cup and scoring a hat-trick at Brazil 2014, his skills at EA SPORTS' FIFA 15 and much more.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who turns 60 today, discusses with FIFA Weekly why he was never jealous of Messrs Beckenbauer and Hoeness during his playing career, his marriage to Bayern Munich and the demands on the modern-day footballer.
We chat with Chile veteran Claudio Pizarro on the aftermath of La Roja's historic Copa America triumph, his desires to set foot at a FIFA World Cup and the challenges his team need to overcome to stay at the top of their game.
Jorge Vilda, Spain's new national women's coach, speaks to FIFA.com about his appointment, the influence of his father and how he plans to reshape the team after a fractious summer at Canada 2015.