<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 19 May 2017 06:59:00 GMTFri, 19 May 2017 09:28:12 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Prolific Wood seeks to take club form to Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=prolific-wood-seeks-to-take-club-form-to-russia-2884409.htmlFri, 19 May 2017 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Witsel: We can become world champions in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=witsel-we-can-become-world-champions-in-russia-2884224.htmlFri, 19 May 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Subbuteo strategy for England’s Greenwood]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=subbuteo-strategy-for-england-s-greenwood-2884077.htmlEvery 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 England manager Ron Greenwood preparing for Spain 1982.

 

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Thu, 18 May 2017 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nuhiu: Kosovo fans never thought they would see this]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=nuhiu-kosovo-fans-never-thought-they-would-see-this-2883990.htmlFIFA.com about the impact the Kosovo national team has had on the country's people and the bright future that lies ahead.]]>Tue, 16 May 2017 06:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Megalicense Entertainment to manage FIFA’s retail and licensing programme for Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=megalicense-entertainment-to-manage-fifa-s-retail-and-licensing-progra-2883950.htmlFIFA and Russian company Megalicense Entertainment have signed an agreement for Megalicense to manage the retail and licensing programme of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The programme includes the production of official licensed products and the opening of official fan shops in the host country.

 
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Mon, 15 May 2017 11:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Lions roar in Abidjan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=4/news=lions-roar-abidjan-748124.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 08:26:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Alcaraz: Beat Zambia and we have a chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=alcaraz-beat-zambia-and-we-have-a-chance-2883840.htmlLes Fennecs.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Haraguchi: We need to write history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=haraguchi-we-need-to-write-history-2883781.htmlFIFA.com about how a move away from the comforts of home to Germany aided his development, and how he wants to build on the country's proud history in football.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pele’s golden gaze]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=pele-s-golden-gaze-2883325.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph features a young Pele gazing lovingly at the Jules Rimet Trophy.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bauza named as UAE coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bauza-named-as-uae-coach-2883733.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Solo icon aims for one last shot at glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=solo-icon-aims-for-one-last-shot-at-glory-2883661.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Solomon Islands’ star Henry Fa’Arodo as the long-serving forward seeks to end his international career on a high during Russia 2018 qualifying.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Advocaat begins third stint as Netherlands coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=advocaat-begins-third-stint-as-netherlands-coach-2883270.htmlOranje legend Ruud Gullit confirmed as his assistant.]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Lothar Matthaus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-lothar-matthaus-2882777.htmlContinuing our series on FIFA World Cup™ record-holders, FIFA.com hears from Lothar Matthaus, the Germany legend who made 25 appearances at the tournament over an incredible five separate editions.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 07:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Passionate Paunovic talks Serbia and Schweinsteiger]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=passionate-paunovic-talks-serbia-and-schweinsteiger-2882428.htmlChicago Fire coach Veljko Puanovic speaks to FIFA.com about recent signing Bastian Schweinsteiger and what Serbia's national team can learn from his U-20 team's World Cup success in 2015.

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Fri, 05 May 2017 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Bafana Bafana re-appoint Baxter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bafana-bafana-re-appoint-baxter-2882429.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gazza’s tears in Turin]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=gazza-s-tears-in-turin-2882303.htmlEvery 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 Paul Gascoigne's outpouring of emotions in the 1990 semi-finals.

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Thu, 04 May 2017 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Misfiring Colombia grateful to midfield marksmen]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=misfiring-colombia-grateful-to-midfield-marksmen-2881040.htmlFIFA.com through Los Cafeteros' surprising goal-drought during their ongoing Russia 2018 campaign.]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Polish clown laughs last]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=12/news=-966075.htmlEngland required victory over Poland at Wembley to qualify, but an incredible performance by goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski inspired the visitors to the point they needed to reach West Germany 1974 at their hosts’ expense. FIFA.com looks back.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Ildefons Lima, Andorra's collector of caps, goals and jerseys]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ildefons-lima-andorra-s-collector-of-caps-goals-and-jerseys-2881067.htmlAfter ending their 86-match wait for a win, Andorra captain Ildefons Lima discusses the ups and downs of the long search for points and his quest to become his country's leading cap-holder.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Estonia's Reim daring to dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=estonia-s-reim-daring-to-dream-2880805.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Estonia legend and now national team head coach Martin Reim about the preparation behind his step into management, his lengthy career and the expectations for the national side.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Maaloul appointed as Tunisia coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=maaloul-appointed-as-tunisia-coach-2880812.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 17:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[World Cup stadiums improving day by day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=world-cup-stadiums-improving-day-by-day-2880773.htmlFIFA.com updates fans on how progress is going.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Maestros’ golden greeting]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=maestros-golden-greeting-2880569.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the meeting of Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane in 2006, and a masterclass from the Frenchman.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Thailand appoint Rajevac as coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=thailand-appoint-rajevac-as-coach-2880526.htmlThailand have named former Ghana, Qatar and Algeria coach Milovan Rajevac as their new boss, with the Serbian set to lead them through their final three 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Fucile: This is no time to panic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fucile-this-is-no-time-to-panic-2880413.htmlAfter seeing a dominant start in South American qualifying melt away, Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile tells FIFA.com they need to stay focused and calm as they bid to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The breakthrough Bleus in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-breakthrough-bleus-in-numbers-2880339.htmlFIFA.com reviews France’s FIFA World Cup conquest in statistics.]]>Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[Holders humbled by Letchkov’s legendary header]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=holders-humbled-by-letchkov-s-legendary-header-2880008.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the diving header that took Bulgaria to the 1994 semi-finals.]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wheelchair user Sachkov lauds Confeds facilities]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=wheelchair-user-sachkov-lauds-confeds-facilities-2879849.htmlWith the opening of Spartak Moscow's new stadium, we hear from Paralympic athlete Andrei Sachkov on how the facilities shape up for disabled people and how he intends to visit Russia 2017 thanks to FIFA's Special Access Tickets.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Peruvian greats inspiring free-scoring Flores]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=peruvian-greats-inspiring-free-scoring-flores-2880001.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bunmathan: Thailand need longer to realise World Cup dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=bunmathan-thailand-need-longer-to-realise-world-cup-dreams-2879669.htmlFIFA.com when he believes they will reach their maiden global finals.]]>Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Historic debuts and improbable comebacks: when Russia play Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=historic-debuts-and-improbable-comebacks-when-russia-play-brazil-2879714.htmlMon, 17 Apr 2017 18:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kiwi joy, Aussie pain on the road to Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=4/news=kiwi-joy-aussie-pain-1048377.htmlA Spain 1982 qualifier proved a turning point in New Zealand's football history, but is considered one of the Australian game's darkest occasions.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:04:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1982 FIFA World Cup Spain ™
<![CDATA[Panama's Amilcar Henriquez dies, aged 33]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=panama-s-amilcar-henriquez-dies-aged-33-2879658.htmlSun, 16 Apr 2017 02:06:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=lucas-alcaraz-appointed-new-algeria-coach-2879526.htmlAlgeria have appointed Lucas Alcaraz as their new coach, following the resignation of Georges Leekens in February, becoming their fourth permanent coach to take charge in 13 months.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Fillol to the rescue]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fillol-to-the-rescue-2879227.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to one of the key figures in Argentina's maiden triumph in 1978.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Halilhodzic-inspired Japan on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=halilhodzic-inspired-japan-on-the-up-2879274.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Japan's recent progress under Vahid Halilhodzic after the side jumped seven places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:09:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Volunteer Training Begins]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-confederations-cup-russia-2017-volunteer-training-begins-2879187.htmlVolunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 took centre stage as training for those taking part in helping run the upcoming tournament began, with wishes of good luck coming from a few famous faces.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Bauza exits as Argentina coach ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bauza-exits-as-argentina-coach-2879154.htmlTue, 11 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Cafu]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-cafu-2878937.htmlFIFA.com looks at the career of former Brazil captain Cafu, who is the first player to feature in three different FIFA World Cup™ Finals.]]>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 stadiums to be greener and more sustainable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2018-stadiums-to-be-greener-and-more-sustainable-2879119.htmlWith the aim to continue to foster green building standards at FIFA World Cup stadiums, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) hosted a practical workshop to discuss current practices of green building standards application, best practices for innovative design solutions and aspects of stadium management and operation after certification.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Referees' road to Russia continues]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=referees-road-to-russia-continues-2878939.htmlThe Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in Florence, Italy hosted some of the world’s top referees as part of a week-long seminar for prospective match officials at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: We’re still a long way from Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=halilhodzic-we-re-still-a-long-way-from-russia-2879001.htmlFIFA.com that the Samurai Blue have plenty of work left to do to secure their spot at next year's FIFA World Cup™.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dani Alves: The change in mindset was vital]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dani-alves-the-change-in-mindset-was-vital-2878875.htmlFri, 07 Apr 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hurst hammers his way into history ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=hurst-hammers-his-way-into-history-2878688.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the goal that settled the 1966 Final.]]>Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Amrabat, from washing dishes to World Cup dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=amrabat-from-washing-dishes-to-world-cup-dreams-2878724.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Morocco and Watford winger Nordin Amrabat about his remarkable rise, from being released by Ajax as a teenager to UEFA Champions League football and a potential spot on the plane to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ayovi: It's all or nothing for Ecuador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ayovi-it-s-all-or-nothing-for-ecuador-2878659.htmlFIFA.com that they can still salvage their campaign.]]>Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Appiah returns as Black Stars coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=appiah-returns-as-black-stars-coach-2878582.htmlTue, 04 Apr 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Monumental humbling for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=monumental-humbling-for-argentina-1043740.html Continuing our look at memorable and significant FIFA World Cup qualifiers, FIFA.com reflects on the incredible 5-0 win in Buenos Aires by Colombia's remarkable class of 1993.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:33:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Stallions spring to new heights]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=stallions-spring-to-new-heights-2878194.htmlHaving climbed on to the podium at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso have found themselves in uncharted territory, currently sat at an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Remembering Croatia’s tennis tribute]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=remembering-croatia-s-tennis-tribute-2878109.htmlEvery 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 France 1998 and a display of solidarity ahead of a memorable semi-final. 

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Tite effect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-efecto-tite-2878113-2878130.htmlWe analyse Tite's hugely successful nine months at the helm of Brazil, the first country to secure a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ through qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)