Category Archive: World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 News

Mar 26

Bradley and Jermain’s special bond

​FIFA.com ​takes a closer look at the special bond between Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery and his hero Jermain Defoe, after the pair stepped out at Wembley Stadium together ahead of England’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

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Mar 25

Bundesliga regulars make the difference

Germany’s top flight played a key role in Saturday’s European FIFA World Cup qualifiers as Bundesliga players netted the first five goals of the evening. FIFA.com brings you all the key moments from the latest step on the road to Russia.

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Mar 25

New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off

New Zealand have one hand on a berth in Oceania’s play-off final following a 2-0 away win over Fiji in Lautoka on Saturday.

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Mar 24

Buffon plays 1,000th professional match

Italy veteran Gianluigi Buffon achieved the milestone of featuring in his 1,000th professional game and became Europe’s all-time most-capped player, as Italy won their Russia 2018 qualifier against Albania.

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Mar 24

Brazil’s hat-trick hero relishing his resurrection

Everybody else had written Paulinho off. Moving to China was, apparently, his own acceptance that his Brazil career was over. An evening in Montevideo told an emphatically different story.

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Mar 21

Wilmots takes charge of the Elephants

Marc Wilmots has been appointed the new coach of Côte d’Ivoire. The former Belgium coach takes charge of the Elephants after signing a two-year deal with the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) on Tuesday.

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Mar 20

Feng: We can surprise Korea Republic

China PR captain Feng Xiaoting speaks with FIFA.com about improvements in the team under new head coach Marcello Lippi ahead of the country’s crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Korea Republic.

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Mar 16

Bauza: I feel like a winner

Ahead of a mouth-watering FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Argentina and Chile, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Albiceleste coach Edgardo Bauza about his side’s campaign so far, and his dream of guiding his team to global glory.

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Mar 16

Chileans improvise for glimpse of heroes

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 Chile 1962, where host nation fans were desperate to catch a glimpse of their heroes ahead of the semi-fi…

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Mar 14

Vecino: I knew Uruguay would come calling

FIFA.com hears exclusively from Fiorentina’s Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino about making his senior international debut last year, taking inspiration from Sergio Busquets and Toni Kroos, and facing Brazil in his country’s next FIFA World…

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Mar 14

Uzbekistan captain Ahmedov eyes World Cup debut

Ahead of the latest round of Asian zone qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, FIFA.com spoke exclusively with Uzbekistan captain Odil Ahmedov.

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Mar 13

Cafu: Russia are one of Confed Cup favourites

During his visit to St. Petersburg to celebrate 100 days to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Brazil legend Cafu spoke with FIFA.com about the approaching festival of football in Russia and the best moments of his career.

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Mar 13

Latvia’s iron man Gorkss still going strong

Veteran Latvia captain Kaspars Gorkss chats with FIFA.com about his cult status, his hopes for FIFA World Cup qualifying, and his passion for playing the game into his fourth decade.

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Mar 13

Latvia’s iron man Gorkss still going strong

Veteran Latvia captain Kaspars Gorkss chats with FIFA.com about his cult status, his hopes for FIFA World Cup qualifying, and his passion for playing the game into his fourth decade.

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Mar 09

Evergreen Fallon revelling as NZ’s elder statesman

FIFA.com hears from New Zealand’s Rory Fallon with the hero of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign enjoying a new lease on life after his recall to the national team.

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Mar 09

Solidarity reigns in third-place thriller

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 a 2002 encounter that featured sportsmanship, friendship and a record-breaking goal.

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