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After two and a half years in the international wilderness, the Dortmund striker was recalled to the Spain team and scored three times in two games. takes a closer look at his rich vein of form.

Posted: October 16, 2018, 4:45 pm

Three months after France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and a great sense of achievement took over the Russian people following such a successful event, key members of the Local Organising Committee’s operational staff gathered with FIFA in Zurich to debrief on the tournament. Joining the 30 participants from Moscow and eager to assimilate the main lessons learnt by the previous hosts, were another 26 experts from Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the Local Organising Committee.

Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:12 am

Former Uruguay international Gustavo Matosas has been named to lead Costa Rica ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying campaign.

Posted: October 10, 2018, 2:50 am

The 2017 FIFA Predictor champion Geoff Guttmann tells about the trip he won to the Russia 2018 semi-final between France and Belgium with his wife.

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The FIFA Football Conference, staged in London on Sunday, brought together the coaches of almost 200 member associations to discuss the principal trends that emerged from Russia 2018. At the end of the event, some of the key participants shared their experiences.

Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:00 pm

70 days after the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final, coaches and technical experts from nearly 200 member associations and all confederations gathered at the FIFA Football Conference in London today to analyse the latest footballing trends and tactics showcased at this summer’s showpiece event in Russia.

Posted: September 23, 2018, 3:49 pm

The Uruguay Football Association announced that an agreement has been reached between long-time head coach Oscar Tabarez and his staff to continue leading the national team for another four years.

Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:40 pm
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As well as FIFATV on YouTube and providing all the goals and match highlights from an unforgettable tournament in Russia, round-ups of all 64 matches were also produced by FIFA for the deaf and hard of hearing in International Sign Language.

Posted: September 17, 2018, 1:31 pm

The memories of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ hosts' extraordinary moments in June and July are still fresh in the minds of Russian supporters, who gave their perspective on the Sbornaya’s performance in this video feature.

Posted: September 14, 2018, 12:18 pm

Sit back, relax and savour the ingredients that went into making this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ one for the ages.

Posted: September 12, 2018, 7:27 pm rounds up Matchday 2 of the qualifying competition for the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, to be held next June in Cameroon.

Posted: September 10, 2018, 10:51 am

With Africa abuzz again as qualifying resumes for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations,** **highlights the major recent developments on the continent's football scene.

Posted: September 7, 2018, 4:34 pm

Before England’s UEFA Nations League opener against Spain on Saturday, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ top goalscorer Harry Kane was presented with the adidas Golden Boot award at Wembley Stadium.

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People from Qatar and across the world have been invited to register their interest in volunteering to support preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the first World Cup in the Arab world.

Posted: September 3, 2018, 10:15 am

FIFA World Cup™ winner and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann sat down with to reflect on a very eventful few months in his life.

Posted: August 30, 2018, 3:28 pm

The Mexican Football Federation has confirmed that Tigres UANL head coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti will coach the senior men's national team for their upcoming September friendlies against Uruguay and USA.

Posted: August 27, 2018, 8:19 pm

FIFA World Cup™-winning coach Didier Deschamps will share his view on France’s path to glory at the FIFA Football Conference in London on 23 September 2018.

Posted: August 24, 2018, 7:21 am

As Russia soar in the World Ranking, looks at the impact made - on and off the pitch - by fans' favourite Artem Dzyuba.

Posted: August 23, 2018, 12:36 pm

We take a closer look at the unique run of success that has seen France re-emerge at the centre of the footballing universe.

Posted: August 20, 2018, 9:40 am
Posted: August 17, 2018, 9:15 am provides an overview of the facts and figures from the FIFA World Cup™, one month after the final whistle.

Posted: August 15, 2018, 2:15 pm

Nearly a month after playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final, Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football.

Posted: August 14, 2018, 12:50 pm

Spain midfielder David Silva has announced his retirement from international football after spending nearly 12 years with La Roja.

Posted: August 13, 2018, 6:35 pm

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed his retirement from international football. The 31-year-old centre-half was part of the Spain team that won the country's first world title in 2010 and was also a starter in the UEFA EURO 2012 final, when La Roja won their third successive major championship.

Posted: August 12, 2018, 8:31 am

Following the conclusion of the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup, an analysis of betting turnover was carried out by FIFA and Sportradar.

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Uzbekistan have hired Hector Cuper as their new coach, following the Argentinian tactician leading Egypt to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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El colombiano Hernán Darío Gómez fue presentado este miércoles 1 de agosto como el nuevo seleccionador de Ecuador, dando inicio así a su segundo ciclo al frente del equipo.

Posted: August 1, 2018, 6:49 pm

Following the exciting 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, FIFA has invited the head coaches and technical directors of all 211 member associations, as well as the technical experts of all six confederations, to the FIFA Football Conference to be held on 23 September 2018 in London, the birthplace of the modern game.

Posted: July 30, 2018, 7:26 am

Faouzi Benzarti has been named the new coach of Tunisia, replacing Nabil Maaloul, signing a two-year contract.

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Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has signed a new contract with 2018 FIFA World Cup™ hosts Russia.

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Kylian Mbappe created an own goal and scored a penalty late in the second half to turn the tide against Iceland and draw 2-2. After leading France to World Cup glory in Russia, Didier Deschamps has been named the Best FIFA Men's Coach for 2018. Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his retirement from international football, and criticised France coach Didier Deschamps for not offering more support during his long injury layoff. Koscielny had said last year that he would retire from internationals after the World Cup, but missed France's triumph in Russia after rupturing his Achilles tendon toward the end of last season. He told Canal Plus that he has no intention to go back on his decision retire. "I think that I have given...
Author: Mattias Karen
Posted: October 14, 2018, 1:09 pm
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Barcelona's biggest weakness, Luis Suarez's future and if Liverpool have any vulnerabilities this season. Oscar Washington Tabarez hauled himself onto a plane for the marathon journey from South America to South Korea, where his Uruguay side are in action on Friday, before taking on Japan next Tuesday. It is just over 30 years since Tabarez first took charge of Uruguay, in a spell that ended with second round elimination at the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Uruguay then failed to make it to three of the next four World Cups, and fell in the group phase of the one they did reach. It seemed that the great...
Author: Tim Vickery
Posted: October 10, 2018, 12:22 pm
With criticism surrounding Paul Pogba at Man United, the FC guys feel time away on France duty in the UEFA Nations League will do him a deal of good. Paul Pogba will pay for NBA-style World Cup winning diamond-encrusted rings for France's World Cup-winning squad, sources have told ESPN FC. French FA president Noel Le Graet said on Tuesday that it will pick up the bill of around €10,000 for the transportation of the rings from Los Angeles to Paris. The price of each piece has not been confirmed yet but they will be made of 11 carat diamonds with blue sapphires and red rubies. The idea was pitched to the squad by Antoine Griezmann and Pogba,...
Author: Julien Laurens
Posted: October 10, 2018, 11:53 am
Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann are getting NBA-style rings for their World Cup-winning teammates, but is the gift worth the tension it's causing in the dressing room?
Posted: October 10, 2018, 9:27 am
Kasey Keller and Herculez Gomez go through the pedigree of Gregg Berhalter as rumors continue to swirl about his candidacy for the USMNT head coaching position.
Posted: October 10, 2018, 9:08 am
Herculez Gomez, Kasey Keller and the rest of the FC panel look back at the past year for the USMNT after their World Cup qualifying failure in Trinidad & Tobago.
Posted: October 10, 2018, 8:55 am
The Exploding Heads journey through all the rather 'interesting' moves available in FIFA 19, including Cristiano Ronaldo's turbo feature. West Ham's Michail Antonio, Wycombe Wonderers' Adebayo Akinfenwa and the F2 Football Freestylers share their thoughts on how good they think their FIFA skills are at the FIFA 19 launch. Players from far and wide are seeing their ratings in FIFA 19, and let's just say there are some discrepancies in their minds. Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela square off in FIFA 19 and the first order of business was for Alderweireld to sub off Davinson Sanchez. Manchester City players picked up the newest copy of FIFA 19 and John Stones made sure he'd play a few fans in the process. New York Red Bulls' Luis Robles and Sean Davis stopped by ESPN to square off in FIFA 19 and see how accurate their player ratings are in the game. Mats Hummels, Shinji Kagawa and Giorgio Chiellini are but three of the football heavyweights to lend their support to Common Goal -- the initiative co-founded by Juan Mata through which professional footballers donate one percent of their salary to sporting causes around the world. However, the latest star name to join the movement is a little different in that he doesn't actually exist. - FIFA 19: Best players, fastest and slowest, strongest and more Alex Hunter is the star of story mode "The...
Author: Chris Wright
Posted: October 9, 2018, 10:24 am
Real Madrid's Luka Modric revealed how difficult it was to get back playing for Real Madrid after the celebrations of Croatia's World Cup achievements left his exhausted.
Posted: September 28, 2018, 10:31 am
FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. Gab Marcotti and Shaka Hislop join Outside the Lines and have their say at FIFA expanding the World Cup to 48 teams. ESPN FC's Stuart Holden and Shaka Hislop discuss the latest decision made by FIFA that will see the first winter World Cup final set for Dec. 18 in Qatar. Watch E:60's eye-opening segment on the migrant worker issues in Qatar. A contractor involved in building the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup did not pay its workers, leaving them stranded thousands of miles from home, according to a report by Amnesty International. Mercury MENA, an engineering and plumbing firm, owes thousands of dollars of wages to workers from countries where many live on less than $2 a day, Amnesty said in its report "Unpaid and abandoned: the abuse of Mercury MENA workers." Those employees helped build projects including...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 26, 2018, 8:00 am
Croatia captain and Real Madrid star Luka Modric has been named the Best FIFA Men's Player in 2018 after winning the Golden Ball award at the World Cup. Real Madrid and Belgium's Thibaut Courtois has been named the Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper in 2018 after winning the Golden Glove award at World Cup in Russia. After leading France to World Cup glory in Russia, Didier Deschamps has been named the Best FIFA Men's Coach for 2018. The head of the 2018 World Cup organising committee has said security stopped 170 people from running onto pitches during the tournament. Four members of the Pussy Riot protest group notably managed to reach the pitch during the World Cup final. Organising committee CEO Alexei Sorokin spoke publicly on Tuesday about the huge number of potential security breaches for the first time. "Of course, you may repel what I'm saying [about security] by the fact there were a few pitch runners at the final,...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 25, 2018, 6:01 pm
Croatia captain and Real Madrid star Luka Modric has been named the Best FIFA Men's Player in 2018 after winning the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:23 pm
Real Madrid and Belgium's Thibaut Courtois has been named the Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper in 2018 after winning the Golden Glove award at World Cup in Russia.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:00 pm
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe's maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. France coach Didier Deschamps has warned against Les Bleus making the same mistakes that saw 2014 World Cup winners Germany eliminated at the group stage of the 2018 tournament. In a FIFA session dedicated to France's triumph in Russia, Deschamps reflected on the challenge of preventing his newly crowned champions becoming complacent in Qatar in 2022. The question came from St. Kits and Nevis coach Jacques Passy who wondered how Deschamps would ensure France "do not fall into the trap" as Germany...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:24 pm
Salzburg chalked up a famous win in Leipzig over the 'other' RB club that's siphoned so much talent over the years. LEIPZIG, Germany -- They were loud and they were present. Three hours before kick-off, they gathered at the Richard-Wagner-Platz in Leipzig's city centre. Some were drinking beer while others waited in anticipation of things to come. This was their night, this was their match and this was their club: RB Salzburg. But it wasn't their city, and not even their name. In Europe, they go by the name of FC Salzburg as UEFA don't allow sponsor names. (Their opponents, RB Leipzig, maintain plausible deniability...
Author: Stephan Uersfeld
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:14 pm
After leading France to World Cup glory in Russia, Didier Deschamps has been named the Best FIFA Men's Coach for 2018.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:46 pm
Croatia suffered their worst-ever defeat in international competition as Luis Enrique earned his first victory on home soil for Spain. Croatia's football federation says its leaders were not involved in suspected touting of World Cup final tickets. Prosecutors in Zagreb asked police to investigate the illegal re-sale of tickets for Croatia's 4-2 loss against France in Moscow in July. FIFA says it is "gathering information regarding the matter" and calls illicit sales "a serious issue." The federation, whose president is 1998 World Cup striker Davor Suker, has promised to cooperate with the authorities. It says there were "no indiscretions"...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 20, 2018, 7:27 pm
FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some 2019 Women's World Cup teams when they travel to the tournament in France. FIFA official Emily Shaw also told a women's sports law conference total prize money will "significantly increase" from $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 edition. She said the total sum will be confirmed by the FIFA Council, which meets from Oct. 25-26 in Rwanda. FIFA has been urged to close an equality gap between women's and men's World Cups, as the 32...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 20, 2018, 3:27 pm
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno laud Kylian Mbappe's maturity and leadership following his performance against the Netherlands. France and Belgium have become the first-ever joint ranked leaders in the FIFA rankings. The latest published rankings show the two European nations exactly level on 1,729 points, something that has not in its 25-year history. Since winning the World Cup, France picked up a draw and win against Germany and Netherlands respectively in the UEFA Nations League, while Belgium beat Scotland 4-0 and Iceland -- though the former was a friendly. UEFA Nations League Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN has reached an agreement with UEFA for the rights to the UEFA European Football Championship 2020 and all UEFA national team matches between 2018 and 2022 broadcast in the United States. | Schedule What is the UEFA Nations League and how does it work? It is a competition between the 55 member nations of UEFA, split into four "Leagues." The strongest nations are in League A, and the weakest in League D. Find out everything you need to know. Brazil remain third, ahead of World Cup finalists Croatia,...
Author: ESPN
Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:57 am
The Republic of Ireland will join England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in exploring a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup. The English Football Association had already announced plans to assess a bid with Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and Football Association Ireland said in statement released Wednesday that it would join the feasibility study "following recent positive discussions." England, who hosted the 1966 World Cup, failed in bids to host the event in 2006 and 2018. Former...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 19, 2018, 9:42 am
Pyotr Verzilov was one of four members of the Pussy Riot protest group to invade the pitch during the 2018 World Cup final. One of the protesters who invaded the pitch during the 2018 World Cup final is seriously ill and in hospital, members of the Pussy Riot protest band with whom he collaborated have claimed while suggesting he may have been poisoned. Prominent anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov, 30, staged a brief pitch invasion during the match between France and Croatia in Moscow on July 15 along with three women affiliated to the anti-Kremlin punk band and is the publisher of Mediazona, a Russian online news...
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 13, 2018, 6:44 pm
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