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Referees' road to Russia continues

The Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in Florence, Italy hosted some of the world’s top referees as part of a week-long seminar for prospective match officials at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Veteran Paredes breaks Chile scoring record

In scoring a brace in his side’s 3-1 defeat of Venezuela on Tuesday, Esteban Paredes became Chile’s oldest ever goalscorer, at the age of 36 years and 239 days.

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Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex

Mexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Precious points to play for in South America

FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.



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Russia 2018 stadiums to be greener and more sustainable

With the aim to continue to foster green building standards at FIFA World Cup stadiums, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) hosted a practical workshop to discuss current practices of green building standards application, best practices for innovative design solutions and aspects of stadium management and operation after certification.

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Fillol to the rescue

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 one of the key figures in Argentina's maiden triumph in 1978. more...

Halilhodzic: We’re still a long way from Russia

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic told FIFA.com that the Samurai Blue have plenty of work left to do to secure their spot at next year's FIFA World Cup™. more...

Monumental humbling for Argentina

Continuing our look at memorable and significant FIFA World Cup qualifiers, FIFA.com reflects on the incredible 5-0 win in Buenos Aires by Colombia's remarkable class of 1993.

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Amrabat, from washing dishes to World Cup dreams

FIFA.com spoke to Morocco and Watford winger Nordin Amrabat about his remarkable rise, from being released by Ajax as a teenager to UEFA Champions League football and a potential spot on the plane to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Brazil ease their way to Russia

Brazil have become the second nation to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia after a 3-0 home win over Paraguay on Tuesday in Sao Paulo. more...

Historic debuts and improbable comebacks: when Russia play Brazil

So far, only two national teams have already confirmed their spots at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™: host nation Russia and recently qualified Brazil. more...

Halilhodzic-inspired Japan on the up

FIFA.com takes a closer look at Japan's recent progress under Vahid Halilhodzic after the side jumped seven places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. more...

Kiwi joy, Aussie pain on the road to Spain

A Spain 1982 qualifier proved a turning point in New Zealand's football history, but is considered one of the Australian game's darkest occasions.

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FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Volunteer Training Begins

Volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 took centre stage as training for those taking part in helping run the upcoming tournament began, with wishes of good luck coming from a few famous faces.

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Remembering Croatia’s tennis tribute

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 France 1998 and a display of solidarity ahead of a memorable semi-final. 

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Osorio keeps his word… but not his hair

The bet was as simple as it was fun: if Mexico took all six points from their Russia 2018 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, their coach Juan Carlos Osorio would shave his head. And that’s what happened.

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Dutch hunt coach to salvage 2018 dreams

The Netherlands have placed U-21 coach Fred Grim in temporary charge and are now looking for their third manager in less than two years. more...

Panama's Amilcar Henriquez dies, aged 33

Panama international Amilcar Henriquez has died as a result of a shooting in the province of Colon, Panama, where he lived. more...

Bauza exits as Argentina coach

Edgardo Bauza’s reign as Argentina coach has ended after just eight months at the helm, with the Argentinian FA making the announcement on Monday. more...

Dani Alves: The change in mindset was vital

The Brazil right-back talks about the team's resurgence under coach Tite, what they need to still improve ahead of Russia 2018 and the challenge of playing in South American World Cup qualifiers. more...

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