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The Week in Quotes

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:48:00 GMT

We hear from one of the very best sportsmen around on who he thinks will be taking the top prize at The Best FIFA Football Awards, Neymar talks about helping Kylain Mbappe reach the next level and Lionel Messi's old room-mate reminisces.

Brewster leads England to last four

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:25:00 GMT

A hat-trick from Rhian Brewster led England to the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 4-1 victory over USA in Goa on Saturday.

Masuluke's trip of a lifetime

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:24:00 GMT

South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke grabbed world-wide headlines last year when he scored an equaliser for his club in a top flight match with an outrageous bicycle kick. He is now hoping to add to those headlines.

Globe-trotting Bright set sights on UAE quest

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:41:00 GMT

Ahead of the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup, looks at the remarkable globe-trotting career of new Auckland City forward Kris Bright and his family's extraordinary football pedigree.

When Neymar became Neymar

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:12:00 GMT

With Neymar in the running for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award for 2017 at The Best FIFA Football Awards™, looks back to 2010 and an audacious goal that set tongues wagging and served notice of a special emerging talent. 

How to follow The Best with FIFA Digital

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:24:00 GMT

The Best FIFA Football Awards™ are coming to London on Monday 23 October – and you can follow the entire day’s events with FIFA's digital platforms!

The Best: 2 days to go

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:09:00 GMT

There are just two days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium.

N'Diaye: Mali's natural-born goalscorer

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:27:00 GMT

Do not be surprised if you have never heard his name. Barely 17 years old, Mali U-17 striker Lassana N'Diaye has no long list of headlines behind him.

FIFA at the forefront of broadcast technology

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:21:00 GMT

FIFA TV has a proud legacy of pioneering new broadcast technology at FIFA tournaments to ensure that football fans around the world can enjoy the best quality sports coverage.

African quartet with all to play for

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:50:00 GMT

Contested by four north African sides, the semi-finals of the 2017 CAF Champions League are both finely poised ahead of this weekend’s second legs. 

The Best: 3 days to go

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:56:00 GMT

There are just three days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium.

Bolt: I would love to play football now

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:38:00 GMT

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt gives his thoughts on this year’s The Best FIFA Football Awards™ candidates, discusses his desire to start a career playing football and tells us what it takes to be the best.

Spain stars doing homework off the pitch

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:09:00 GMT

Spain U-17 stars Nacho Diaz, Diego Pampin, and Marc Vidal reveal their daily study routine during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to

Fernandez: What Zidane is achieving is exceptional

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:45:00 GMT

From one French icon to another, we chat with former Les Bleus star Luis Fernandez on one of his successors, Zinedine Zidane, with the UEFA EURO 1984 winner being full of praise for the Real Madrid boss and tipping him for awards success.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMT

George Weah’s kid emulating a FIFA World Cup milestone-maker and a striker surpassing some of the sport’s greatest-ever teenagers feature in’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.

Madjer takes charge of Algeria

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:11:00 GMT

Algeria legend Rabah Madjer has been appointed as head coach of the Algerian national team following their unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Sigurdsson: Iceland can progress to Russia 2018 knockout stages

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:56:00 GMT

After Iceland made history by becoming the smallest nation to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, hears from Gylfi Sigurdsson about what it meant to the country, avenging the heartbreak of missing Brazil 2014 at the final hurdle and his ambitions for Russia 2018.    

Hoyos: There’s no one like Messi

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:20:00 GMT spoke exclusively with Angel Guillermo Hoyos, the man who coached Lionel Messi at Barcelona from 2000 to 2003 and the first person to compare him with Argentina legend Diego Maradona.

The TLO: Just another team player

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:00 GMT

The Team Liaison Officers (TLOs) at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 have excellent language skills, but what about their knowledge of football? speaks to three TLOs to learn more.

The Best: 4 days to go

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:39:00 GMT

There are just four days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium.

Video Vault: Simonyan's Sweden 1958 journey

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:04:00 GMT

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, Nikita Simonyan shares his Sweden 1958 memories – from donning the captain's armband in his country's first World Cup game to coming up against a 17-year-old Pele.

Messi cracks another milestone

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:51:00 GMT

Barcelona forward and The Best nominee Lionel Messi has achieved yet another goalscoring milestone after netting his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday.

Meet Alan - Brazil's newest No10

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:33:00 GMT chats to pint-sized Brazil assist-king Alan with the playmaker a key figure in helping the South Americans reach the quarter-finals at India 2017 in style, all the while donning the No10 shirt made famous by the likes of Pele, Zico and Neymar.

Brazil see off Honduras to reach last eight

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:21:00 GMT

Two goals by Brenner helped Brazil into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 3-0 victory over Honduras in Kochi on Wednesday evening.

Disabled children learn life skills through football

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:12:00 GMT

Non-Governmental Organisations from Russia and Europe gathered in Moscow for a workshop organised by FIFA and adidas to discuss how effective training sessions can bring out positive social changes in the lives of disabled children.

Di Matteo: Italy has a history of producing good coaches

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:22:00 GMT

It is safe to say there is quite the Italian flavour to The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award this year. Speaking exclusively to, Roberto Di Matteo explains why Italy are so good at producing coaches, and why he's also tipping Cristiano Ronaldo to remain The Best FIFA Men's Player.

Put: We can get a result in Morocco

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:19:00 GMT

Duels between North African teams traditionally generate great excitement and enthusiasm from players and fans, and Wydad Casablanca and USM Alger's CAF Champions League semi-final second-leg will be no different. 

Boloni recalls his part in Ronaldo's rise

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:06:00 GMT

Ahead of The Best FIFA Football Awards on 23 October, when Ronaldo could be crowned The Best FIFA Men's Player for a second consecutive year, ex-Sporting Lisbon boss Laszlo Boloni talks to about his former protégé.

The Best: 5 days to go

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:34:00 GMT

There are just five days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium. 

Anderson: England's penalty hero

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:02:00 GMT

Any football fan knows that England have a chequered history when it comes to penalty shoot-outs – and their past record makes for uncomfortable reading.

Barbarouses a key element in New Zealand’s new breed

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:10:00 GMT hears from New Zealand’s Kosta Barbarouses about his relationship with star striker Chris Wood and the All Whites upcoming date with destiny in the intercontinental World Cup play-off against Peru.

Favourites out to extend lead as Netherlands enter the fray

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMT runs the rule over this week's FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers in Europe where the highlights include a Scandinavian derby, while the newly-crowned European champions will open their campaign against a former world champion.

Al Hilal through to Asian final

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:16:00 GMT

Al Hilal progressed to the final of the AFC Champions League after a 2-2 draw against Persepolis at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat.


Who will be The Best?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:48:00 GMT

Take a closer look at the contenders for The Best FIFA Football Awards, with the winners to be crowned in London on 23 October.

Ayiah: Ghana can go all the way

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:35:00 GMT

Ghana captain Eric Ayiah revealed that he and his team-mates have every intention of winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup title come Saturday 28 October in Kolkata, India.

The London Palladium

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:48:00 GMT

Discover the historic venue for this year’s The Best FIFA Football Awards, fabled for hosting the brightest lights in entertainment for well over a century.

Shoot-out drama goes England's way

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:48:00 GMT

England goalkeeper Curtis Anderson saved a penalty and converted one of his own in a shoot-out victory over Japan that sees the Three Lions into the quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

Mali ease into the quarter-finals

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:27:00 GMT

Mali cruised to a 5-1 victory over Iraq in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Goa on Tuesday evening.

Iran hold off Mexico to make last eight

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:26:00 GMT

Iran made it four wins from four matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and qualified for the quarter-finals after they made two early goals stand up against a game Mexican side.

Late penalty sends Spain through

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMT

A late penalty by Abel Ruiz sent Spain into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 2-1 victory over France in Guwahati on Tuesday.

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