Future residents impressed by stadium progress


Every month FIFA.com will provide an update for fans regarding the preparations on the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ arenas. For April, the focus is on the Kaliningrad Stadium, which has made excellent progress so far this year.

 

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Funes Mori: Dallas is a part of my life


FIFA.com caught up with Ramiro Funes Mori to hear about his life in Dallas, Texas as a teenager, growing up with his twin brother Rogelio, making the move to Everton and returning to Texas to play for Argentina.

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Uruguay’s manic Maracana coronation


Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jules Rimet presenting the Trophy in 1950.

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Russia 2018 LOC Management Board meeting with FIFA participation in Nizhny Novgorod


The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee (Russia 2018 LOC) held its eighth Management Board meeting with FIFA participation on 27 April 2016 in Nizhny Novgorod. Members of this board include heads of key FIFA and LOC departments, who discussed the main issues in operational planning for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and associated events.

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Lezcano: It was my dream to play for Paraguay


Paraguay's Dario Lezcano, the current joint-top scorer in the CONMEBOL zone's FIFA World Cup qualifying, reflects on his meteoric rise at international level, his country's current campaign, leaving South America for Europe as a teenager and more.

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FIFA Fan Fest venues announced for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia


Football fans coming from Russia and all over the world now know exactly where to gather when looking for a joyful, friendly and unique environment to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches.

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Boban: Croatia’s time may come at Russia 2018


Former Croatia and AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban was in Moscow recently alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino. FIFA.com took the opportunity to ask him about the future of both Croatian and Russian football.

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Oniangue spreading happiness for club and country


Congo and Reims midfielder Prince Oniangue speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's success so far in Russia 2018 qualifiers and gives his philosophy on life that seems to life everyone around him.

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Wu: We’ll strive to repeat 2002


FIFA.com caught up with China PR star Wu Lei, who reminisces on his country's qualification to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, how he is aiming to replicate that success in Russia 2018 qualifying, his role as an established star within the China PR set-up and much more.

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Penalty pain in Pasadena


Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Roberto Baggio’s penalty miss in the 1994 Final. 

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Historic first step taken with referees’ joint-preparation


We track the progress of the groundbreaking referee seminar in Qatar which, for the first time ever, saw male and female referees work together in preparation for their respective upcoming major tournaments.

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Edwards: Brilliant Beenhakker inspired T&T’s 2006 dream


FIFA.com sat down with Carlos Edwards, who reflects on playing at the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Trinidad and Tobago and reveals his country's hopes of making it to Russia 2018.

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The moments before the Miracle


Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1954 Final, forever remembered as 'The Miracle of Bern'.

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Group A preview: Potential debutants dare to dream


A perfect blend of experience and hope meets in Group A of Asia’s third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying as three potential debutants look to cause an upset.

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Group B preview: Rivalries renewed in a tight section


Several rivalries will be renewed in Group B of the third round of the Asian qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia when Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand come face to face again.

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Group B preview: Rivalries renewed in a tight section


Several rivalries will be renewed in Group B of the third round of the Asian qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia when Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand come face to face again.

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Australia, Japan to go head-to-head following Asian draw


The draw for the third round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia took place on 12 April 2016 in Kuala Lumpur with Asian champions Australia pitted against Japan in a tough looking Group B.

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Stadium tour reveals positive developments


From 4 to 10 April, FIFA and Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) experts visited six Host Cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The trip formed part of the third operational tour of venues to assess the progress being made in preparing for the biggest football event in the world.

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