Great demand for World Cup tickets

17/11/2017 Just 24 hours after resuming ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, a total of 159,402 tickets (98% of the currently available inventory) have been allocated to fans from around the world through, with only a few products still available in this sales period.

Gary Lineker and Maria Komandnaya to conduct Final Draw


The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Moscow is now tantalisingly close, and we can reveal who will be on stage to help guide the millions of fans around the world through the ceremony.

The Week in Numbers

17/11/2017 Peru's FIFA World Cup™ return, Camille Abily's milestone in UEFA women’s club competition, and a 100 per cent Dane all feature in’s latest stats review.

Contrasting styles match-up in Asian finale

17/11/2017 previews Saturday's AFC Champions League final first leg where 2007 champions Urawa Red Diamonds are seeking a second title at the expense of an Al Hilal side who have long coveted the continent's greatest prize.

Uruguay 2018 Official Emblem to be live streamed

16/11/2017 will stream Thursday’s launch of the Official Emblem and Look for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018, live from Montevideo.

Video Vault: Faryd Mondragon talks France 1998


In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, the oldest person to play at the tournament, shares his memories of appearing at France 1998, where he made his global finals debut.

Kharbin looking for final consolation


Omar Kharbin has identified the perfect remedy after missing out on a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Syria forward hopes to begin the healing by winning the AFC Champions League and just one last obstacle remains.

The Qualifiers in Numbers


The road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

Palestine boosted by Asian qualifying success


Palestine have enjoyed plenty of success in recent years, following the country’s historic AFC Asian Cup debut in Australia in 2015. We take a closer look at Abdel Nasser Barakat side's FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking rise.  

Socceroos' long and winding road to Russia

16/11/2017 reviews Australia's path to Russia 2018, which was marked by a host of off-fields records and equally noteworthy on-field development.

Peru outlast New Zealand to end World Cup drought


Peru are heading to their first FIFA World Cup in 36 years after a goal in each half was enough to see off a resilient New Zealand in a raucous Estadio Nacional in Lima on Wednesday.

Pots announced for Final Draw


With Peru completing the line-up of 32 teams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, we now know the seeding pots for the Final Draw on 1 December.

Italy part ways with Ventura

15/11/2017 Having missed out on qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Italy have parted ways with coach Giampiero Ventura.

Jedinak sends Socceroos to Russia

15/11/2017 Mile Jedinak was the unlikely goal hero as Australia claimed the 31st ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with a 3-1 win over Honduras. 

Eriksen: It's an incredible feeling


Christen Eriksen has spoken about his evolution as a player after his stunning hat-trick fired his nation to their fifth FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.

History in the offing as final ticket goes up for grabs

15/11/2017 previews the intercontinental play-off between Peru and New Zealand as the final spot in the 32-nation Russia 2018 field goes on the line.

Eriksen hat-trick leads Denmark to Russia 2018

14/11/2017 Denmark secured Europe’s final qualification spot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with a 5-1 victory away to Republic of Ireland on Tuesday evening for a 5-1 aggregate result.

GORILLA named UK's Esports Player of the Year

14/11/2017 FIFA Interactive World Cup champion Spencer ‘GORILLA’ Ealing has been crowned the UK's Esports Player of the Year at the annual Esports Industry Awards.

Positive inspection tour carried out in Brittany


Another significant step towards the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 was taken last week: between 7 and 10 November, a FIFA delegation carried out a preliminary inspection in Brittany, where the competition will be held from 5 to 24 August. 

Swede dreams for Andersson’s play-off heroes

14/11/2017 Joy abounded in the Sweden camp as Janne Andersson’s side pulled off the first major shock of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ play-offs last night.

Final hurdle awaits Australia, Honduras


After two gruelling years of qualifying competition, it all comes down to 90 minutes for Australia and Honduras as they seek a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Tearful farewell for World Cup legend


FIFA World Cup-winner Gianluigi Buffon was in touching of history but in the end Italy fell just short of winning a ticket to Russia 2018, with defeat against Sweden bringing down the curtain on a legendary career at international level.

Sweden stun Italy to book World Cup return


For the first time since 1958, Italy will not be going to the FIFA World Cup™. Sweden held on to force a goalless draw in the second leg at the San Siro to defeat the Italians 1-0 on aggregate in their Russia 2018 play-off.

Long-term absentees make triumphant returns

13/11/2017 A tense final day of the African qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ ended with Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia joining Egypt and Nigeria as the continent’s five qualifiers.

Dalic appointment pays off for Croatia


Luka Modric and Zlatko Dalic have been reacting to Croatia's play-off triumph over Greece, with the midfielder saying it would be "crazy" if Dalic does not now lead the team at Russia 2018.

Croatia book their place at Russia 2018

12/11/2017 Croatia have qualified for a second consecutive FIFA World Cup™ after a goalless draw in Greece on Sunday evening secured a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Switzerland qualify for fourth consecutive World Cup

12/11/2017 Switzerland hung on to their 1-0 lead over Northern Ireland from the first leg of their play-off and played out a goalless draw in the second leg in Basel to book their ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.