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FIFA Secretary General meets with Spanish authorities

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:52:00 GMT

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura met with Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, in Madrid on Tuesday 5 February. Also present at the meeting were Jose Ramon Lete, the president of the Spanish Sports Council, and Juan Luis Larrea, the president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF).

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:47:00 GMT

This week features David Beckham's newest endeavour in the game, an emotional return for Tim Cahill and the first words from Bert van Marwijk as the new Socceroos manager.

Brazil dominate again, Paraguay back on big stage

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:15:00 GMT

Brazil booked their place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in style, winning all their matches at the South American Championships in the age group, held in Ecuador. Joining the Brazilians in France are tournament runners-up Paraguay.

Uruguay stalwart Lugano hangs up the boots

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:31:00 GMT

Diego Lugano, who captained Uruguay to a memorable semi-final appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, has announced his retirement to bring down the curtain on a glittering 19-year playing career.

Ghana and Nigeria make it five in a row

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:34:00 GMT

Nigeria and Ghana triumphed in Africa to secure the two spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018, with the pair set to appear at their fifth-successive finals.

Oceania field takes shape

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:58:00 GMT

Cook Islands’ Tupapa Maraerenga and Samoa’s Lupe Ole Soaga claimed the final slots in the OFC Champions League 2018 group stage after topping the preliminary section over the weekend.

France 2018 launches volunteer appeal

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:25:00 GMT

With the qualification of Brazil and Paraguay from the South American U-20 Women’s Championship on Sunday, the 16-team line-up for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 is now complete. However, there are still some other key slots to be filled – ones that will allow successful applicants to experience this wonderful event up close. We are, of course, referring to the tournament volunteers.

Teenage DhTekKz stuns all at FUT Champions Cup

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:15:00 GMT

The first 16 names set for the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs were confirmed at the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona, while a new name rose into the consciousness of the eSports world: 16-year-old DhTekKz.

Mexico prevail in strengthened CONCACAF region

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 01:58:00 GMT

Mexico were crowned CONCACAF champions for the first time in their history as they led the region's trio heading to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018, joined by runners-up USA and third-placed Haiti.

 

Haiti book CONCACAF's final ticket to France 2018

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:12:00 GMT

Haiti booked the final ticket from the CONCACAF region to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 with a 1-0 victory over Canada in the match for third place at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago.

Goalkeeping great Buffon turns 40

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:23:00 GMT

On his 40th birthday, FIFA.com celebrates the winner of the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award and a FIFA World Cup™ winner with Italy, Gianluigi Buffon.

Ghana, Nigeria return to global finals

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 17:50:00 GMT

Ghana and Nigeria booked Africa's two tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 with wins over Cameroon and South Africa.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:44:00 GMT

This week we feature Robin van Persie's return to Feyenoord, Javier Mascherano's emotional farewell at the Camp Nou and Christine Sinclair's latest honour in her homeland.

Mexico, USA book tickets to France 2018

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:58:00 GMT

After a thrilling day of penalty shoot-out drama, Mexico and USA advanced to the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship 2018 final and booked their tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018.

Aimar: There's plenty more I'd like to have achieved

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

Argentinian playmaker Pablo Aimar has retired from football at 38 years of age. FIFA.com spoke with the former River Plate, Valencia, Real Zaragoza and Benfica star prior to his final match in the Copa Argentina.

Australia well placed ahead of latest Dutch odyssey

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMT

With Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Australia commenced 2017 at 44 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and facing a significant challenge to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup. Now they are flying high and bound for Russia, as FIFA.com reports.

Draw lays out first ever UEFA Nations League

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:50:00 GMT

The draw for the first UEFA Nations League has seen the likes of Germany, France and the Netherlands grouped together in its top league ahead of its kick off in September 2018.

VAR experiment discussed at The IFAB ABM

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:04:00 GMT

The 132nd Annual Business Meeting (ABM) of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) took place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Our latest round-up features tributes to Cyrille Regis and Ronaldinho, Geoff Hurst on Harry Kane  and Antonio Cassano on Paulo Dybala.

Communication and cooperation stressed by summit participants

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:13:00 GMT

At the fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit of the 2017/2018 series in Amsterdam, representatives from 21 FIFA member associations held discussions on the FIFA Forward Programme, the future of youth and women’s competitions, the transfer system and players' status. FIFA.com rounds up some of the reactions.

Duggan and Ireland upsetting the odds

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:51:00 GMT

Karen Duggan speaks to FIFA.com about Republic of Ireland's quest to make the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ their first major tournament and explains why she has opted against turning professional.

CONCACAF's best battle for France 2018 berths

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:29:00 GMT

Trinidad and Tobago will be the setting for the ninth edition of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, which begins on Thursday, with three places at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup up for grabs.

France 2018 match schedule revealed

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:30:00 GMT

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 moved a step closer on Wednesday 17 January, with the announcement of the match schedule.

Giggs takes Wales post

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:28:00 GMT

2008 FIFA Club World Cup winner Ryan Giggs, who won 64 Wales caps between 1991 and 2007, replaces previous boss Chris Coleman, who left for English Championship side Sunderland in November. 

Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit set for Amsterdam

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:22:00 GMT

Presidents and general secretaries of 21 FIFA member associations from three confederations will meet in Amsterdam for the latest FIFA Executive Football Summit on 16 January, in a bid to work together and continue shaping the future of world football.

South Americans vie for two tickets to France

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:00 GMT

Ecuador is all set to host the eighth edition of the South American U-20 Women’s Championship, where ten nations will be competing for two berths at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:12:00 GMT

Bas Dost, Ciro Immobile, Faiz Al Rushaidi and John Herdman are among the stars of FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.

African duo to be decided

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:23:00 GMT

January 2018 is an important month in the race for places at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018, with the qualifying competitions in the CAF, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF zones all reaching their conclusions. By the time they do so, the line-up for the world finals will be complete.

FIFA, Council of Europe establish partnership

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:22:00 GMT

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met today in Strasbourg to discuss how to better promote human rights in sports. The meeting followed an exchange of views between the FIFA President and the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

Rueda takes charge of Chile

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:31:00 GMT

Chile have confirmed Reinaldo Rueda as their new coach, with the Colombian agreeing a contract until the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ qualifiers.

Coutinho completes move to Barcelona

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:18:00 GMT

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has completed his move to Barcelona from Liverpool after spending five years with the Merseyside club.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMT

A baby, a son and a magnate feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.

Salah, Oshoala named Africa's best

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMT

Egypt's Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala were named as the top players in Africa at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday.

Marta looks to France 2019 and beyond

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:05:00 GMT

Marta talks exclusively with FIFA.com about Brazil’s push for FIFA Women’s World Cup success at France 2019, her long-term plans on and off the pitch, and much more.

The beautiful game, played everywhere

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:20:00 GMT

As we celebrate the start of 2018, we can look forward to a lot of spectacular football - most notably at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The beautiful game can be played almost anywhere, even in the most incredible locations, as shown by our photo gallery.

The goals of 2017

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:42:00 GMT

Four FIFA tournaments, four glorious goals. FIFA.com looks back on the sensational goals that you, the fans, voted as the best at each full-size FIFA tournament in 2017.

Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:16:00 GMT

As midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognised in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK, O.B.E. For services to Sport and Accessibility.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:57:00 GMT

A Dutch homeboy having fun in 'The Tub', Der Bomber and El Pelusa getting dethroned and a mini-man towering above his rivals feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.

A year of huge development and historic moments

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:15:00 GMT

Women’s football is an integral part of FIFA.com – and not just during tournaments. Many current and former players, coaches and important figures within national associations have fielded questions from us this year.

Venerating five of football's retired royals

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:37:00 GMT

Xabi Alonso, Kaka, Philipp Lahm, Andrea Pirlo and Francesco Totti retired in 2017. With some stats, goals and quotes from some big football personalities, FIFA.com pays tribute.

Football's Christmas presents

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT

From Jairzinho to Emmanuel Amuneke, FIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.

FIFA President impressed with Gulf Cup kick-off

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:26:00 GMT

The 23rd edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup kicked off in Kuwait, watched on by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, as fans packed in for the opening days to see the eight participants get the tournament rolling.

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