Interviews

Nacho: Madrid want to make history again

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:14:00 GMT

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.

Nacho: Spain must stay relaxed against Italy

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:31:00 GMT

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.

Cafu: Russia are one of Confed Cup favourites

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:31:00 GMT

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.

Puyol anticipating memorable matches in Russia

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:51:00 GMT

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.

Ellis: We have to evolve

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:01:00 GMT

FIFA.com spoke exclusively with USA's FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis about the Stars and Stripes' disappointing 2016, integrating new players into the side, handling the pressure that comes with the job and more.

Griezmann: I want to play another final

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:29:00 GMT

Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his 2016, a year of highs and lows for him, and looked ahead to fresh challenges.

Ranieri: I know what makes players tick

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:59:00 GMT

After an incredible 2016 with Leicester City, defying the odds to win the English Premier League title, manager Claudio Ranieri was commended by receiving The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016 award. After, he exclusively spoke to FIFA.com.

Lizarazu: Zidane does nothing piecemeal

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 16:33:00 GMT

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.

Marta: What it means to be The Best

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:33:00 GMT

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.

Monfils: I play football whenever I can

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:29:00 GMT

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.

Del Bosque: Simeone is The Best

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:04:00 GMT

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.

Borja delivers on his promises

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:50:00 GMT

Atletico Nacional forward Miguel Borja started scoring goals as soon as he arrived at the Colombian giants and he has not slowed down. Borja spoke with FIFA.com about his upbringing in Tierralta and what inspires him, ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

Laudrup: We were so close to beating Brazil

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:55:00 GMT

Denmark legend Brian Laudrup, who was a key component in their most successful period in history, reflects on reaching the quarter-finals of 1998 FIFA World Cup France, as well as winning UEFA EURO 1992 and the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Van der Vaart: If the Netherlands call, I’ll always say yes

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:05:00 GMT

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.

Martinez: In football, you have to be able to adapt

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:55:00 GMT

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.

Bats: Nothing tops the 1984 final for me

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 10:58:00 GMT

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.

Jacquet: This France team is full of potential

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:25:00 GMT

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.

Okazaki: I'm hungry for World Cup redemption

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:18:00 GMT

FIFA.com spoke with Shinji Okazaki to hear about his experiences with Leicester City, and Japan's prospects of qualifying for Russia 2018 via a tough group.

Gervinho: Côte d'Ivoire should always be at the World Cup

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:03:00 GMT

In an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Côte d’Ivoire's Gervinho talks adapting to life in China, the return of Les Éléphants to the top table of African football and the current African qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.

Sampaoli: Being rebellious an integral part of my teams

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:19:00 GMT

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.

Amokachi: I want to open the door for African coaches in Europe

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:40:00 GMT

A two-time FIFA World Cup participant with Nigeria, Daniel Amokachi talks to FIFA.com about his first managerial role in Europe, adapting to life in Finland since leaving Nigeria and his memories of winning Olympic gold at Atlanta 1996.

Solo: The world hasn’t seen the best of me yet

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:33:00 GMT

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.

Lloris: Keepers have to be players too

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:08:00 GMT

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.

Pearce: Managing at an Olympics was the biggest honour

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 08:16:00 GMT

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.

Hrubesch: Rio 2016 will be special

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:10:00 GMT

FIFA.com spoke with Horst Hrubesch, who will be leading Germany at their first Olympic Football Tournament since 1988.

Meulensteen: America’s an emerging market

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 11:50:00 GMT

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.

VIDEO: Gianni Infantino interview

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT

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.

Dani Alves: I’ll always say what I think

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:45:00 GMT

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.”

Scifo reflects on half century

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:35:00 GMT

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.

Angerer: I was often my own worst enemy

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:46:00 GMT

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.

Asamoah: Football has the power to bring people together

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:05:00 GMT

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.

De Jong: Time for new Dutch generation to step up

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:49:00 GMT

Prolific PSV striker Luuk de Jong speaks to FIFA.com about reviving his career, Champions League success and the challenge of restoring the Netherlands after their failure to qualify for the EURO.

Ellis: It was a pretty amazing journey

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:39:00 GMT

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.

Lloyd: We're going after that gold

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:46:00 GMT

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.

Messi: I'd like to return to Argentinian football one day

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:12:00 GMT

Speaking exclusively to FIFA.com, the Argentinian ace discussed his 2015, his fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or win and the keys to his prolific partnership with Neymar and Luis Suarez, saying: "We put the team ahead of the individual."

 

Lemar: Neymar will be 2016's main contender

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:47:00 GMT

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.

Boll: Coaches are crucial

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:56:00 GMT

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.

Samuel: I’m not scared of the future

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:48:00 GMT

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.

Van Bommel: I need to develop as a coach

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:27:00 GMT

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.

Wilmots: Together Belgium can achieve great things

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:13:00 GMT

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'. 

Suarez: It’s another dream come true

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:37:00 GMT

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.

Litmanen: Longevity fueled by passion

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:14:00 GMT

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.

Giggs: Club World Cup deserves greater recognition

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:22:00 GMT

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.

Messi: I’ve added qualities to my game

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:54:00 GMT

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.

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Kahn: Goalkeepers are held in very high regard in Germany

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:42:00 GMT

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.

Lorenzo: Messi is a demigod

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:51:00 GMT

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.

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