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Experts have their say

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:14:00 GMT

Following two days of tough competition at the FIWC 2017 Grand Final, only four gamers remain in contention for the title. Ahead of the final day, FIFA.com spoke to expert trio Laura Woods, Spencer and ChuBoi, who are all covering the event.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMT

A mathematical explanation, a positional transformation and the daddy of debuts feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.

New Zealand ease their way to Uruguay 2018

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:46:00 GMT

New Zealand are the first team to join hosts Uruguay at the 16-nation 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after comfortably winning the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Samoa on Friday.

A World Cup dream for Nagbe

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:38:00 GMT

Having already tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup success, Darlington Nagbe is intent on making 2017 a year to remember with USA as he hopes to go one better than his father – an African and Liberian legend – by reaching the FIFA World Cup.

Advantage DETO and GORILLA

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:03:00 GMT

Following yesterday’s intense group phase action, the 16 quarter-finalists in the Xbox One and Playstation 4 divisions resumed hostilities on Thursday. Germany’s DETO and England’s GORILLA are in the driving seat ahead of the second legs of the division finals on Friday.

Golden boy Stabile makes his mark

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:54:00 GMT

In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to the tournament's first edition and its top scorer opening his account.

New-look Nepal harbouring fresh hopes

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:58:00 GMT

After slumping to an all-time low in January 2016, Nepal have been climbing back up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and now find themselves with realistic dreams of a first ever spot at the AFC Asian Cup.

Favourites on form during exciting opening day

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:10:00 GMT

Apart from a handful of minor surprises, the first day of the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 in London largely stuck to the script, with the pre-tournament favourites all advancing to the quarter-finals. FIFA.com takes a look back at Wednesday’s intriguing group phase.

Guinea out to cause a shock in India

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:21:00 GMT

FIFA.com discusses Guinea's prospects with coach Souleymane Camara who says his side are fully deserving of a ticket to India 2017 and therefore more than capable of causing an upset.

Williams: Soca Warriors ready to bounce back

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:41:00 GMT

It has been a challenging time for Trinidad and Tobago during the Hexagonal stage of CONCACAF qualifying for Russia, but goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams remains positive about the Soca Warriors’ chances of reaching the world stage.

London's football history: Wembley Stadium

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Ahead of The Best FIFA Football Awards coming to London on 23 October, FIFA.com looks back on five memorable games hosted at the city's most iconic football arena: Wembley Stadium.

Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMT

Scotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to FIFA.com about scoring two superb free-kicks in three minutes against England in June, the technique he employed and his team's hopes of claiming an unlikely World Cup berth.

Prolific Kubo shapes as Japan’s bright new star

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:59:00 GMT

It seems that whenever Japan are chasing a ticket to the FIFA World Cup, a star player rises to the occasion when they need it most. As Samurai Blue pursue a ticket to Russia 2018, forward Yuya Kubo looms as a pivotal figure.

FIWC week kicks off with Player Council

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:38:00 GMT

As many of the 32 players begin their journeys from all over the world to arrive in London, FIFA took the opportunity to officially begin FIWC week by holding a Player Conference on Monday 14 August.

European quartet secure France 2018 berths

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMT

England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

VAR continuing to make progress

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:08:00 GMT

With several domestic competitions beginning new seasons this month, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is being used in more of these competitions to help officials make important decisions in matches.

Everything you need to know about voting

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:33:00 GMT

FIFA.com guides you through everything you need to know about voting for the The Best FIFA Football Awards. You can cast your vote from Monday 21 August!

Stage set for a gripping Grand Final

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:45:00 GMT

London will host the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final from 16-18 August, where the planet's top 32 gamers will face off. FIFA.com gives you the lowdown on the big event. 

The FIWC in numbers

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:34:00 GMT

Last year, the FIWC 2016 Grand Final in New York took eSport to new, record-breaking heights, and the 2017 edition promises to raise the bar even higher!

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:18:00 GMT

This week we hear from Chapecoense airplane crash survivor Alan Ruschel after an emotional night at the Camp Nou, Ronaldo reflects on his 1994 FIFA World Cup experience as a 17-year-old and Netherlands head coach Sarina Wiegman's achievements are put into context.

Big and little, old and new

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMT

A huge team, a little striker, an veteran midfielder and fresh champs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.

Simpson's Lions set for next step

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:16:00 GMT

After climbing to the top of youth world football with their victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, England's Young Lions will now look to take that success into the club season, with the English Premier League kicking off.

Kunzer: Dzsenifer Marozsan has exceptional qualities

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:54:00 GMT

Germany's FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 hero Nia Kunzer chats with FIFA.com about the qualities needed to be the best player in the world and what to look forward to for the next FIFA Women's World Cup in France in two years' time.

London trio hoping for home comforts

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:31:00 GMT

As the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 descends on London, three of those competing for the coveted trophy will be enjoying the competition on familiar soil. Will home advantage play its part?

Borrello 2.0: The Reconstruction

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:21:00 GMT

Carlos Borrello made his return to the national team in early July 2017 after serving as head coach of the Albiceleste from 2003 to 2012, and he tells FIFA.com about the rebuilding process him and his team are leading in order to get the national team at the top in South America.

Iran prodigy Sharifi hotly anticipating Goa return

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:15:00 GMT

Mohammad Sharifi, who became the youngest Iranian to compete in the AFC Champions League recently, speaks to FIFA.com about Iran's hopes for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and returning to the venue that brought them luck in the continental finals.

Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climb

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMT

Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

Granqvist relishing leadership roles in Sweden and Russia

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:12:00 GMT

FIFA.com speaks to Andreas Granqvist, who had the unenviable task of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Sweden captain, about the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on the road to Russia so far, which sees the ​Blagult ​lead Group A ahead of France and the Netherlands.

Prolific Nguyen eyes global debut with Vietnam

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:29:00 GMT

Scoring directly from a corner is something rarely seen for even the world's most established stars. However, a young women's player from Vietnam showed superlative technique by twice finding the back of the net from corner kicks in a single match.

Grand Final line-up complete

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:20:00 GMT

The last two of the 32 qualifiers for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 Grand Final were revealed on Saturday, at the inaugural FIFA Interactive Club World Cup, which brought the curtain down on an outstanding qualification competition.

 

West Germany's 1990 winners in numbers

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:16:00 GMT

Shock call-ups, studs, ambidexterity, volleys, a free-scoring defender and some exceptional individual displays feature as FIFA.com reviews West Germany’s triumph at Italy 1990.

Yadir looking up to James and Riquelme

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:02:00 GMT

FIFA.com sat down with exciting Colombia talent Yadir Meneses, who talks drawing comparisons with James Rodriguez, his footballing style, the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and more. 

London's football history: Laws of the Game

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:41:00 GMT

It is fitting that the stars of the footballing world will descend on London on Monday 23 October, when the city plays host to The Best FIFA Football Awards™, due to the English capital's place in the beautiful game's history.

Bangoura: Guinea not giving up on our dream

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:54:00 GMT

Ahead of their crucial double-header against Libya in Group A of Round 3 in the African qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Guinea head coach Lappe Bangoura speaks with FIFA.com about his side's progress in recent months and their dreams of making it to Russia.

Northern Ireland looking to cement legacy

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:06:00 GMT

Ahead of the Women's Under-19 EURO in Northern Ireland, FIFA.com speaks exclusively with tournament director Sara Booth and head coach Alfie Wylie about how the competition can leave a lasting legacy on the women's game in the country. 

Okocha: My style was closest to that of Neymar

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:56:00 GMT

Jay-Jay Okocha believes Neymar has the potential to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the game’s best, before admitting that the Argentinian legend is still his favourite player. 

Changing of the guard in Europe as Netherlands triumph

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:49:00 GMT

If there is one conclusion to be drawn from the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in the Netherlands that ended on Sunday, it is that the balance of power in Europe has now shifted. FIFA.com reviews the action that saw the hosts emerge victorious.

Get tickets to the Grand Final!

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:48:00 GMT

In London? Register now for a chance to receive free tickets to attend the Grand Final at Central Hall Westminster! 

European octet eye France 2018 slots

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:34:00 GMT

With the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 having culminated on 6 August with a victory for the Netherlands, the spotlight has now turned on the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship, which kicks off on 8 August.

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