Category Archive: World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 News

Jul 21

Zambia looking to build upon strong platform under Nyirenda

Former national team striker and hugely successful club coach Wedson Nyirenda tells FIFA.com of his long-term plans to further strengthen Zambia, while also seeking to help the Chipolopolo negotiate an extremely tough Russia 2018 campaign.

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Jul 18

Perez committed to the Paraguay cause

Paraguay’s Hernan Perez speaks in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com about his tattoo history and La Albirroja’s prospects in their upcoming Russia 2018 qualifiers.

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Jul 13

Kerzhakov hangs up his boots

Russia and Zenit Saint Petersburg’s all-time top scorer Alexander Kerzhakov has called time on his playing career, retiring after 16 years that encompassed two spells at the club and two trips to the FIFA World Cup.

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Jul 13

Archive: A debut to remember for Costa Rica

Kicking off our FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com looks back on Costa Rica’s debut at the global finals, where they progressed to the Round of 16 at Italy 1990 against the odds.

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Jul 10

Behind the World Cup record: Fabien Barthez

One of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of French football, Fabien Barthez made 17 appearances at the FIFA World Cup, a French record, keeping no fewer than ten clean sheets in the process.

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Jul 06

FIFA World Cup Trophy to make the longest-ever journey around a Host Country

After experiencing a major global football tournament for the first time with the recent FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Russia is gearing up for an even bigger festival of football in less than 12 months’ time.

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Jul 06

Germans’ breakthrough in Bern

In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, in the wake of Germany’s maiden FIFA Confederations Cup win, we look back to when they lifted the Jules Rimet trophy for the first time.

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Jul 04

Iran comeback breaks Aussie hearts

Iran recently qualified for Russia 2018 in serene style. But it was a great deal more dramatic when they played out an epic and highly emotional qualifier in 1997 for a berth at France 1998. We take a look back at an unforgettable night in Melbourne.

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Jun 19

Smolov: I don’t want to be like everyone else

Expectations can weigh heavy on some forwards’ shoulders, but Fedor Smolov’s goal and man-of-the-match performance in Russia’s 2-0 win against New Zealand clearly demonstrated he is the not the type of striker to let nerves get the be…

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Jun 19

Smolov: I don’t want to be like everyone else

Expectations can weigh heavy on some forwards’ shoulders, but Fedor Smolov’s goal and man-of-the-match performance in Russia’s 2-0 win against New Zealand clearly demonstrated he is the not the type of striker to let nerves get the be…

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Jun 15

New Zealand at home first in OFC play-off

New Zealand will play at home first against Solomon Islands in the Oceania zone play-off final on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Jun 13

Confederations Cup exhibition unveiled on Moscow Metro

An exhibition dedicated to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 was opened at the Vorobyovy Gory metro station in Moscow on Tuesday 13 June. Muscovites and tourists visiting the station can now learn interesting facts about the Tournament of Champions.

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Jun 13

Narrow wins ensure Solomons end drought

FIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Stage 3 qualifying in Oceania, where Solomon Islands kept alive their Russia 2018 ambitions at the expense of Paua New Guinea and Tahiti.

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Jun 12

Iran secure ticket to Russia next summer

Iran are the first team from Asia to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan on Monday evening.

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Jun 12

Mexico and USA play out intriguing stalemate

CONCACAF giants Mexico and USA played to a 1-1 draw on Matchday 6 of the final round of qualifying in the CONCACAF zone for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on Sunday evening.

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Jun 12

Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points

Sunday’s European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw Spain and Italy, who will face each other in a much-anticipated Group G duel in September, do exactly what was expected of them against FYR Macedonia and Liechtenstein, re…

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