Familiar foes reunite in last-four encounters

25/09/2017 Familiar foes meet in this week's AFC Champions League semi-finals as Saudi giants Al Hilal entertain Persepolis, while Urawa Red Diamonds visit Shanghai SIPG.

Trio through to Uruguay as Korea DPR retain title

24/09/2017 The curtain was brought down on Asia's qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 on Saturday, with Korea DPR retaining the title after defeating Korea Republic 2-0 in the final.

Japan complete Asian trio headed to Uruguay 2018



Japan edged China PR 1-0 in the match for third place at the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Thailand 2017 to become the third and final representative from Asia to qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.

The Week in Quotes


This week another one of Lionel Messi's team-mate is in disbelief of his abilities, Joe Hart gives his perspective on Pablo Zabaleta's shooting skills and Dries Mertens distances himself from any comparisons with El Pibe de Oro.

Paraguay’s Riveros keeping the faith

22/09/2017 Experienced Paraguay midfielder Cristian Riveros, a veteran of the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, speaks about La Albirroja's hopes of salvaging their Russia 2018 campaign, as the final qualifiers loom.

The Best finalists: FIFA Legends have their say

22/09/2017 The finalists for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ were announced at an event in London, where the awards ceremony will be hosted on 23 October, and five FIFA Legends were there to help unveil the final candidates.

Request for information for the provision of referee communication systems for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™


FIFA calls for providers to offer an all-in-one solution for communication systems that enables the pitch referees to communicate among themselves and with the VARs in a remote location.

Request for information for the provision of virtual – calibrated – offside lines to be used by video assistant referees (VARs)

22/09/2017 FIFA calls for providers to offer a solution for a calibrated virtual offside line that will be made available to the VAR in order to assist with decision-making for possible offside positions.

Vote now: Puskás Award and Fan Award


The shortlists for the FIFA Puskás Award and FIFA Fan Award have been announced, and now it's time for FIFA.com users to vote!

The Best final nominees revealed


The final nominees for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ have been revealed at an event in London, with the countdown to the ceremony itself in England’s capital on 23 October now well and truly on.

The Best finalists announcement: Five questions answered

22/09/2017 FIFA.com has you covered as we announce the finalists for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards. We have a bitesize information pack as we prepare to reveal at an event in London those left in the running for the top awards.

Follow The Best finalists announcement


You can follow the announcement of finalists for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards live from London on Facebook, as the final trios for a number of top awards are revealed.

The Week in Numbers

22/09/2017 FIFA.com looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.

Video Vault: Canada's maiden World Cup

21/09/2017 In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com revisits Canada reaching their first and, to date, only global finals, at Mexico 1986.

Thalhammer: I was not expecting to be nominated

21/09/2017 FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Austria women's team coach Dominik Thalhammer, who is nominated for The Best FIFA Women's Coach Award 2017.

Striking Lionesses find their own way to the top


Both have been among the goals and accolades this year, both are set to pull on the colours of Arsenal this season, but English and Dutch Lionesses Jodie Taylor and Vivianne Miedema have got to that point via very different routes.

Matildas headline milestone month Down Under

21/09/2017 The Matildas earned the headlines with two stellar wins over Brazil in front of record crowds, but it was a landmark week for women's football in Australia on several counts.

The Best finalists: 1 day to go


There is just one day left until we reveal the final nominees for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards, with players and coaches across the globe awaiting news of the finalists.

England manager Sampson leaves post

20/09/2017 England women's national team manager Mark Sampson has stepped down from his position, the Football Association have announced.

No surprises as big guns make strong starts

20/09/2017 With the launch of the Official Emblem and Slogan of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ in Paris on Tuesday, Europe’s teams can now see the objective in front of them as they hit the qualification trail.

Kante in the spotlight, whether he likes it or not


While N'Golo Kante's presence at the centre of Leicester City's fairytale triumph brought him into the spotlight, his reprisal of the role with Chelsea has kept him there - even if he would rather not be.

The Best finalists: 2 days to go

20/09/2017 There are just two days left until we reveal the final nominees for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards™, with players and coaches across the globe awaiting news of the finalists.

Bleues ready to shine on home soil

19/09/2017 The first step on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 was taken on Tuesday when the Local Organising Committee unveiled the tournament’s Official Emblem and Slogan in Paris.

The Best finalists: 3 days to go

19/09/2017 There are just three days left until we reveal the final nominees for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards, with a vast number of players and coaches eagerly awaiting the trimming of the initial shortlists.

Injured Neuer out until January

19/09/2017 Germany and Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer will be sidelined until January after undergoing surgery on a foot injury.

Hero Joubert reflects on Luxembourg's rise

19/09/2017 Jonathan Joubert, the Luxembourg goalkeeper who shut out France in the recent 0-0 draw in World Cup qualifying, speaks to FIFA.com about that historic result and the Roud Léiwen's rise on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

High-flying Kerr hits rarefied air

19/09/2017 FIFA.com hears from Australia's first-ever The Best nominee Sam Kerr about her stellar rise, learning from Carli Lloyd and sharing the red carpet with Cristiano Ronaldo.