Just as we do every Sunday, we give you a taste of what to expect over the next few days on FIFA.com.
This coming Tuesday sees the latest round of qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ in the AFC, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF zones, with FIFA.com the only place to be for a pitch-side seat for all the action. We will be setting the scene for you on Monday with our live blog before getting right on the ball the following day, putting you at the heart of the action with all the standings, latest verdicts, goals, photos, interviews and stats.
Meanwhile, with tournament hosts Russia continuing their preparations for the biggest footballing show on Earth, to be held on 14 June–15 July 2018, we find out how the Host Cities’ stadiums are coming along.
Though some nations are already resigned to the fact they will be watching Russia 2018 at home on TV, they are dreaming of one day making it to the world finals. Among them are five Asian minnows who are aiming to continue their development, as FIFA.com reveals.
Elsewhere, former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado tells FIFA.com that he knew during his playing days that Zinedine Zidane had what it took to become a coach. Less well-known perhaps, but a character nonetheless, Jan Mucha discusses his huge passion for the game, while Vitaly Denisov talks of his hopes of seeing Uzbekistan continue their rise. We also tell you the tale of US-born Dan Gaspar in Iran.
Women’s football will once again take a prominent place at FIFA.com. We will be stopping off in Singapore and Australia to check out the latest developments there, while also offering our usual weekly round-up of the latest club news and taking a look back at the previous month’s highlights. There is an interview with England captain Steph Houghton to look forward to as well.
You will also find all the latest news on FIFA and its tournaments, not to mention our customary batch of exclusive interviews, videos and photos, in addition to all our usual features.