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Oct 18

Boloni recalls his part in Ronaldo’s rise

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 FIFA.com about his former protég&eac…

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Oct 18

Barbarouses a key element in New Zealand’s new breed

FIFA.com 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.

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Oct 18

Favourites out to extend lead as Netherlands enter the fray

FIFA.com 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.

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Oct 17

Europe’s eight play-off contenders in numbers

Eight teams discovered their opponents who stand in their way of a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but how do they fair in the European play-offs themselves? We analyse the eight teams and how they have fared in the past.

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Oct 17

Europe’s play-off participants learn fate

The match-ups to contest the final four European tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Russia™ have been decided, as the play-off ties featuring the group stage’s eight best second-placed sides were confirmed in Zurich on Tuesday.
 

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Oct 17

When Russia stunned England at the Luzhniki

As the Luzhniki Stadium gears up for being a pivotal part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia extravaganza, we look back ten years to one of the host nation’s most notable wins in recent memory with the game’s hero: Roman Pavlyuchenko.

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Oct 17

Relive the European play-off draw

On Tuesday 17 October, FIFA.com streamed live the Official Draw for the European FIFA World Cup play-off, which took  place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich at 14:00 CET.

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Oct 16

All you need to know about Tuesday’s European play-off draw

The draw will take place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on Tuesday 17 October at 14:00 (local time) and will be live streamed on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel. 

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Oct 16

All you need to know about the European play-off draw

The draw will take place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on Tuesday 17 October at 14:00 (local time) and will be live streamed on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel. 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-you-need-to-know-about-the-european-play-off-draw-2914803.html

Oct 16

Cahill’s best of the best

Tim Cahill’s 50 international goals have been spread across three FIFA World Cups and 13 years on the international stage. FIFA.com takes a look at some of the milestone strikes from Australia’s talisman.

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Oct 15

Group stage full of historic moments

36 of the 52 matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 are already behind us, and we now approach the business end of the tournament – the knockout stage.

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Oct 15

How to follow Tuesday’s European play-off draw

The draw for the upcoming European play-off round, with four World Cup places up for grabs, will take place at 14.00 on Tuesday 17 October in Zurich. Find out how you can follow it live!

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Oct 13

Huppenkothen and Hierro to present European play-off draw

Renowned Mexican TV presenter Vanessa Huppenkothen and former Spain captain Fernando Hierro will conduct the official draw for the European playoff matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Oct 13

Rakitic: Croatia can make experience count

Ahead of Tuesday’s European qualifying play-off draw for Russia 2018, Croatia and Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic speaks to FIFA.com about their hopes and the hard-fought victory in Ukraine that secured their place.

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Oct 13

Rakitic: Croatia can make experience count

Ahead of Tuesday’s European qualifying play-off draw for Russia 2018, Croatia and Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic speaks to FIFA.com about their hopes and the hard-fought victory in Ukraine that secured their place.

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Oct 12

Gelsenkirchen glory for Cambiasso and Argentina

In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to Esteban Cambiasso celebrating an Argentinian wonder goal at Germany 2006.

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