FIFA.com recalls a final day of USA 1994 qualifying involving an 8.3-second goal, a heroic display from a debutant keeper, a number of crucial late strikes and a European heavyweight pressing the self-destruct button.
Since taking the role of Iran coach in 2011, Carlos Quieroz has been entrusted to guide them towards 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. He spoke to FIFA.com on the task at hand and discussed football in Asian, Portugal and Spain.
Seventeen years ago to this day, Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica met for the right to meet Parma in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup semi-finals. Nobody could have predicted the exhilarating drama that would unfold.
Separated by only a few kilometres, fierce Portuguese club rivals Sporting and Benfica lend credence to the old adage that familiarity breeds contempt.
In our regular Sunday piece, FIFA.com looks at some football's past and present greats celebrating their birthdays this week, including three Iberian stars in Gaizka Mendieta, Rui Costa and Sergio Ramos.
The most experienced member of the Portugal squad, Simao tells FIFA.com about the joys of representing his country and his hopes for South Africa 2010.