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Thomas leads new breed of All Whites

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:10:00 GMT

FIFA.com hears from New Zealand young gun Ryan Thomas about the All Whites' hopes at next month’s FIFA Confederations Cup, fulfilling childhood dreams, and much more.

Gimber: We have to show more

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:39:00 GMT

Germany earned themselves a FIFA U-20 World Cup lifeline against Vanuatu, picking up their first win of the tournament, but the result was not a cause for celebration from captain Benedikt Gimber.

Quartet advance, nervous wait for two giants

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMT

As the door was closed on the first two groups of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England and Venezuela sat pretty in top spot, while Argentina and Germany face an anxious couple of days.

Young Lions upset hosts to top group

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:06:00 GMT

England edged Korea Republic 1-0 thanks to a Kieran Dowell goal to finish top of Group A at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Five-star win gives Argentina hope

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:59:00 GMT

A thumping 5-0 win for Argentina over Guinea means they now must wait to see if they progress into the FIFA U-20 World Cup knockout stage as one of the best third-placed finishers.

Venezuela edge Mexico to win group

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:04:00 GMT

Venezuela edged Mexico 1-0 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium to finish in first place in Group B at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Germany win, but must wait

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:55:00 GMT

Germany will have to wait to see if they have reached the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 knockout stage, after a 3-2 win over Vanuatu saw them finish third in Group B.

22 days to go: Summer in Moscow awaits

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:53:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we focus on the Russian capital, which is hosting four matches including the third-place play-off.

A cannon, a boot and faith in youth

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMT

A club’s incredible, eternal trust in kids features in FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.

Malepe looking at the bigger picture

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:51:00 GMT

Ahead of their must-win game against Uruguay at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, Amajita captain Repo Malepe speaks with FIFA.com about the bigger picture for South African football.

The Peiravani football fratenity

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:22:00 GMT

For some families, sport is clearly in the blood. When it comes to the Peiravanis, you will be hard-pressed to find many better examples.

Lyon take home first title on debut

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais of France won the 79th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup tournament in their first-ever appearance, defeating Belgian representatives Anderlecht 1-0 in the final.

Bevan: It feels like I’m dreaming

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:51:00 GMT

If Myer Bevan were in any doubt about his impact on New Zealand’s 3-1 win over Honduras at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, it would have become clear to him after the match.

Debutants Lyon win Blue Stars title

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:48:00 GMT

Olympique Lyonnais won the 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup after a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht in the final on Thursday.

A tight race and some tremendous strikes

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:29:00 GMT

​As the final eight teams completed their second batch of FIFA U-20 World Cup games, groups E and F served up a fine selection of goals and teed up some impending drama, while France booked their next round spot.

Bevan belter boosts Kiwi knockout hopes

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:57:00 GMT

A Myer Bevan screamer set New Zealand on the way to a convincing 3-1 win over Honduras to boost their chances of reaching the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 knockout stages.

Sargent sends USA top of group

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:50:00 GMT

USA edged Senegal 1-0 to go top of Group F at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after Joshua Sargent once again found the back of the net.

Ambitious South Sudan rising fast

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT

African newcomers South Sudan climbed eight places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in May, giving us the perfect opportunity to put the spotlight on them.

Captain Cook bounces back for England

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:00 GMT

England skipper Lewis Cook speaks about recovering from an injury-ravaged season at Bouremouth to star for his country at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

France coast into next round

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:59:00 GMT

France waltzed into the last 16 of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 thanks to a 4-0 win over ten-man Vietnam, with Jean-Kevin Augustin getting a brace.

Alyami brace guides Saudi Arabia past Ecuador

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:54:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia beat Ecuador 2-1 thanks to two strikes from Abdulrahman Alyami to take three important points in Group F at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

23 days to go: When Turkey knocked out Brazil

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:01:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we look back on Turkey’s solitary appearance at the competition.

Ronaldo’s lasting legacy on show in Korea Republic

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:50:00 GMT

For fans of a certain age, Brazil's Ronaldo was an icon of the game, but, for a new generation, some have a very different - and altogether more personal - relationship with him, as the FIFA U-20 World Cup has revealed.

Continental champions stay strong, Italy revived

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:29:00 GMT

The second round of matches in Groups C and D at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 saw two continental champions consolidate their status as pre-tournament favourites.

Banda out to eclipse Zambia's past heroes

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:05:00 GMT

FIFA.com spoke with Zambia midfielder Emmanuel Banda after their 4-2 win over Iran in their second Group C match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Uruguay book last-16 ticket with tough win over Japan

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:01:00 GMT

A moment of brilliance from Jose Luis Rodriguez and Nicolas Schiappacasse and a late goal from Mathias Olivera proved to be enough for Uruguay to beat Japan 2-0 in their Group D encounter in Suwon.

Los Ticos peg back Portugal

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:51:00 GMT

Portugal saw their start to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 continue to stutter as they relinquished a lead to draw 1-1 with Costa Rica.

Khalifa International Stadium pilots stadium-based sensory room

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:00 GMT

As the first 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ stadium opened its gates for the Emir Cup final – to widespread acclaim – a pilot sensory room project also kicked off, potentially changing the way that people with cognitive disabilities experience football, reports sc.qa.

Italy back on track with South Africa win

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:57:00 GMT

Italy beat South Africa 2-0 to get their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign back on track thanks to goals from Ricarrdo Orsolini and Andrea Favilli.

Zambia through after stunning fightback

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:53:00 GMT

A breath-taking revival by Zambia saw them move into the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, coming from two down to beat Iran 4-2.

Member associations release reports on intermediaries

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMT

Over the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

Rejuvenated Zaza's World Cup dream

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:38:00 GMT

Simone Zaza speaks to FIFA.com about the nightmare spell that followed his penalty miss at UEFA EURO 2016 and his recent revival with Valencia that has taken him back into the Italian national squad.

24 days to go: Flawless France

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:13:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we recall France’s period of domination.

Andrade driven by a sense of duty

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:53:00 GMT

Born in 1998, Honduras captain Dylan Andrade is a little younger than the rest of his team-mates, but he knows all about responsibility.

Fofana remaining optimistic on Guinea’s fate

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:51:00 GMT

After earning a hard-earned but fortunate point against England, Guinea's Dide Fofana still has his sights set on a dream spot in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

A progressing pair and a few firsts

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:27:00 GMT

As Venezuela and Korea Republic booked their places in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, there were a few impressive firsts dotted around as Groups A and B took to the pitch for a second time.

Tavares: It’s a dream to be playing

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:52:00 GMT

Now aged 28, Julio Tavares only turned professional in 2012. FIFA.com sat down with the Cape Verde forward, who discusses being a former regional petanque champion, playing in goal for a season and his nation's Russia 2018 hopes.

Hosts hang on to book last-16 ticket

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:02:00 GMT

Korea Republic held on to beat Argentina 2-1 in their second match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 and confirm their place in the knockout stages.

Germany remain winless after Mexico stalemate

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:52:00 GMT

Germany are still hunting their first win at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after a goalless draw with Mexico that left them on the verge of elimination.

Glushakov: I want this fantastic season to get even better

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:53:00 GMT

After winning his first league title this season, Spartak Moscow captain Denis Glushakov is hoping to continue his successful season at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. FIFA.com sat down with the Russia midfielder ahead of next month's kick off.

Inspired Venezuela thrash Vanuatu

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:54:00 GMT

Venezuela won their second consecutive match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, thrashing Vanuatu 7-0 in Daejeon in Group B, moving into the round of 16.

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