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While many of today's elite players have been natured since single digits solely to play football, but for Guatemala's Dennis Lopez he was juggling life as a teacher before he got his big break. Now, as he tells FIFA.com, El Profe has his eyes on the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA.com sat down with Costa Rica striker Marcos Urena, who recalls scoring at Brazil 2014 and looks ahead to Los Ticos' double header against Jamaica in CONCACAF Zone qualifying for Russia 2018.
For most of us, a mother is someone who will always be there to support us in victory and defeat but for Leonid Slutsky, the head coach of Russia and CSKA Moscow, his mother, Ludmila, played an even greater role. FIFA.com tells her story on International Women's Day.
Does a 37-year-old footballer still have dreams? Claudio Pizarro certainly does. FIFA.com caught up with the captain of the Peru national team to discuss qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and his secret to staying fit.
FIFA.com caught up with Jonathan Dos Santos to discuss his career to date, and the misfortune that has seemingly followed the Mexican international wherever he has been, and how he has used his setbacks to fuel his desire to reach the very top.
FIFA.com speaks with recently appointed China PR coach Gao Hongbo about the team's Russia 2018 prospects and the long-term growth of the game in the world's most populous nation.
Youngsters from orphanages who took part in the charity initiative organised by the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Organising Committee and FIFA have received signed letters and cards from football stars.
Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows Daniel Passarella making history for Argentina in 1978.
FIFA.com spoke to New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic about representing the Kiwis in FIFA World Cup qualifying, toiling through the German fourth division with SpVgg Unterhaching, nearly walking away from football before his big break, playing in front of large crowds and much more.
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 Zinedine Zidane's notorious exit from Germany 2006.
An unusual match has taken place next to the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – which will host games at Russia 2018 – with boots being swapped for traditional Russian winter footwear called valenki.
FIFA.com introduces fans to the three finalists of the campaign to design the Official Mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Their work will be put to a nationwide vote in autumn 2016, which will determine the tournament's mascot. Today we learn all about Valeria Taburenko from Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design.
 
FIFA.com introduces fans to the three finalists of the campaign to design the Official Mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Their work will be put to a national vote in autumn to determine the tournament's mascot. Today we learn all about Sofia Podlesnykh from Novgorod State University.
FIFA.com speaks to Solomon Islands veteran star Henry Fa'Arodo who says the Bonitos are aiming to reward the nation's passion for football during upcoming Russia 2018 qualifying.
FIFA.com introduces fans to the three finalists of the
campaign to design the Official Mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Russia. Their work will be put to a nationwide vote in autumn to determine the tournament's mascot. Today we learn all about
Ekaterina Bocharova from Tomsk State University.
Osama Omari speaks to FIFA.com about his role in Syria's hugely impressive FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and the obstacles the team has faced as war continues to rage.
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 moment of magic from Pele in the 1970 semi-finals.
FIFA.com sat down with Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert, who talked about his time as the Oranje's assistant coach at Brazil 2014, managing Curacao in the CONCACAF Zone qualifying for Russia 2018 and his thoughts on the current Barca side.
We speak to well-travelled forward Cedric Bakambu on his journey from Congo DR to Spain, via France and Turkey, and his hopes for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying with the country of his birth.
While the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has not yet arrived, the tournament continues to take shape – not least when it comes to mascots. On Thursday 11 February 2016, the three designs that made it into the preliminary vote were unveiled.
The campaign to select the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has taken another step forward, with three shortlisted designs now being prepared for the public vote that will take place across Russia in Autumn 2016.
The inspection was part of the implementation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Sustainability Strategy and was the first of its kind.
Veteran coach Hector Cuper talks to FIFA.com about his new job shepherding Egypt's national team back to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in over a quarter of a century.
Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph features Rene Higuita and Roger Milla conjuring up an iconic moment at Italy 1990.
FIF wishes to invite tenderers to submit proposals for the FIFA Public Food & Beverage Concession operations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.
FIFA.com spoke to Denmark coach Age Harried about taking on his latest challenge, preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the changes in football over his years in management and much more.
In the CAF tournament for domestic-based players that just concluded in Rwanda, several stars - new and old - emerged as potential difference makers on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In the CAF tournament for domestic-based players that just concluded in Rwanda, several stars - new and old - emerged as potential difference makers on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Australia manager Ange Postecoglou has spoken of his excitement ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, with the tournament now 500 days away.

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We kick off this new series with a shot of how the first tournament was won.
The central Asian nation of Turkmenistan are excelling in Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with the campaign highlighted by a historic result against Iran. FIFA.com spoke to midfielder Guwanc Abylow about his side's progress and much more.
FIFA has approved the list of Venue Specific Training Sites for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia submitted by the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee. The list includes 36 VSTSs – three for each one of the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums. 
Pitch management for next year's FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has already been discussed at a special workshop in Moscow.
Chancellors from 15 universities have been appointed as Russia 2018 Volunteer Program ambassadors, whose institutions will be hosting Volunteer Centres covering all 11 Host Cities.
FIFA.com spoke exclusively with Uganda's high-flying teenager Faruku Miya, who talks captaining his country at the tender age of 18.
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We take a closer look at Samara, one of Russia 2018's Host Cities, which will be the venue for six 2018 FIFA World Cup™ games, including a quarter-final.
Jorge Sampaoli has quit as Chile coach after reaching an agreement with the country’s National Professional Football Association (ANFP) on the termination of his contract.