<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 15 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTMon, 15 Jan 2018 22:29:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup: over three million tickets requested as sales go on ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-over-three-million-tickets-requested-as-sales-go-o-2926346.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Cristiano's top three World Cup moments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=cristiano-s-top-three-world-cup-moments-2926275.htmlPortugal's captain and all-time record scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo has succeeded in making his mark in each of the three FIFA World Cups in which he has taken part. FIFA.com looks back on his best moment from each.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Khazri: Tunisia can go far in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=khazri-tunisia-can-go-far-in-russia-2926240.htmlPresent at three successive FIFA World Cups between 1998 and 2006, the Eagles of Carthage were surprise absentees from South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri speaks with FIFA.com in an exclusive interview about his team's ambitions in Russia after a lengthy absence from the world finals.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Video Vault: Croatia's dream debut]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=subbed-thurs-11-jan-video-vault-croatia-s-dream-debut-2926014.htmlH - Video Vault: Croatia's dream debut

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com hears from Luka Modric, who shares his memories of watching Croatia make history at France 1998.]]>
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Klose: Good chance my record will be broken]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=klose-good-chance-my-record-will-be-broken-2926157.htmlFIFA.com sat down with the FIFA World Cup's record goalscorer, and 2014 winner, Miroslav Klose to talk about his World Cup experiences, the tournament in Russia and his record.

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The records being hunted in 2018]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-records-being-hunted-in-2018-2926141.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Cuper and Egypt, united by humility]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=cuper-and-egypt-united-by-humility-2925935.htmlHector Cuper is a happy man. You can sense it in his words, in his gestures and in the energy with which he shares his opinions. Then again, he has every reason to be, having guided Egypt to their first FIFA World Cup™ in 28 years and awarded the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Coach of the Year on 4 January.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[World Cup legends heading to Russia in new role]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=world-cup-legends-heading-to-russia-in-a-new-role-2925932.htmlFIFA.com looks back on some previous World Cup stars who will be returning as part of the support team for competing nations at Russia 2018.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Chilavert goes for goal in Jeju]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=chilavert-goes-for-goal-in-jeju-2925877.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to 2002 and Jose Luis Chilavert bidding to make history with a free-kick.
 
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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scolari’s Seleção of '02 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=scolari-s-selecao-of-02-in-numbers-2925828.htmlFIFA.com delivers the captivating stats behind their campaign.]]>Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan ™<![CDATA[Guardado's mixed memories and enduring dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=guardado-s-mixed-memories-and-enduring-dream-2925716.htmlFIFA.com asked Mexico captain Andres Guardado to reminisce on the three FIFA World Cups he has played in and to pick out his abiding memories.]]>Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Video Vault: A landmark World Cup for Russian football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=video-vault-a-landmark-world-cup-for-russian-football-2925030.htmlIn the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com hears from former Soviet Union defender Vladimir Ponomaryov, who shares his memories of helping the Russians to their best ever standing at a global finals, at England 1966.

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Danes delighted with dynamic 2017]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=danes-delighted-with-dynamic-2017-2925512.htmlIn the year in which Denmark sealed their return to the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 2010, they went unbeaten and as a result were the best movers in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking by points.

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[The Walter-weather miracle men in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-walter-weather-miracle-men-in-numbers-2925637.htmlThe Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean, and Batigol and El Cholo feature as FIFA.com delivers some spellbinding stats behind West Germany’s 1954 triumph.]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland ™<![CDATA[Arab teams star on the road to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia having booked their berths at next year’s global finals, FIFA.com looks back on the four Arab nations’ journeys to Russia 2018.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Teenage kicks as Altafini strikes in Sweden]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=teenage-kicks-as-altafini-strikes-in-sweden-2925510.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back on Jose Altafini netting a brace in Brazil’s 1958 FIFA World Cup opener. ]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Five reasons Iceland can shock the world]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There is an undeniable novelty factor to Iceland’s participation at Russia 2018. FIFA.com has five reasons why the Nordic newcomers are a team worth fearing.

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup ticket sales proceed on FIFA.com – over 2,300,000 tickets requested since 5 December]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-world-cup-ticket-sales-proceed-on-fifa-com-over-2-300-000-tickets-2925529.htmlFIFA.com/tickets.]]>Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mbappe’s year to remember]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=mbappe-s-year-to-remember-2925514.htmlTo mark his 19th birthday,FIFA.com looks back at what an outstanding year 2017 has been for Paris Saint-Germain and France star Kylian Mbappe.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Emerging Asano eyes World Cup breakthrough with Japan ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=tues-emerging-asano-eyes-world-cup-breakthrough-with-japan-2924604.htmlFIFA.com hears from rising star Takuma Asano whose performances helped Japan qualify for Russia 2018, and who is shaping as a key figure for Samurai Blue after improving his game in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart.]]>Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lopetegui's four keys to success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=lopetegui-s-four-keys-to-success-2925424.htmlFIFA.com about four key factors that have been key to reviving Spain's national team during his reign.]]>Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[El Hadary: Egypt are one family ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=el-hadary-egypt-are-one-family-2924985.htmlFIFA.com hears from Egypt's veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who looks ahead to the Pharaohs' Russia 2018 campaign and talks recently finding the net in the Saudi Professional League.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Video Vault: Wanchope's opening day brace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=video-vault-wanchope-s-opening-day-brace-2924577.htmlFIFA.com hears from Costa Rica legend Paulo Wanchope, who discusses the honour of opening the 2006 FIFA World Cup against host nation Germany. ]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Latest decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=latest-decisions-of-the-fifa-disciplinary-committee-2924351.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 14:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gareca: I want Peru to boss matches at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=gareca-i-want-peru-to-boss-matches-at-the-world-cup-2923857.htmlRicardo Gareca tells FIFA.com about his journey from villain to hero in Peru, reaction to the team's return to the FIFA World Cup after a 36-year exile, and how they will approach their opponents at Russia 2018.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA meets the world at Final Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-meets-the-world-at-final-draw-2923438.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia 2018’s potential classic match-ups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=russia-2018-s-potential-classic-match-ups-2923255.htmlFrom the moment that the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was made, fans around the globe have been poring over each of the groups and contemplating who might face who in the knockout rounds.

 
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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Platt’s “perfect moment” breaks Belgian hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=platt-s-perfect-moment-breaks-belgian-hearts-2923004.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to 1990 and David Platt's 119th-minute winner against Belgium - a team England will face again at Russia 2018.
 
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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Low: We want to lift the Trophy again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=low-we-want-lift-trophy-again-2922974-2923040.htmlGermany coach Joachim Low reflected on their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil triumph during his recent visit to the FIFA World Football Museum.

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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup: 1,318,109 tickets requested in 24 hours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-1-318-109-tickets-requested-in-24-hours-2922908.htmlWed, 06 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Get your 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets!]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-sales-resume-on-5-december-2922624.htmlAfter the Final Draw, which determined the group breakdown for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, ticket sales for FIFA’s flagship tournament resumed at 5 December at 12:00 (Moscow time).

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Submissions now open! Create, submit and win!]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=submissions-now-open-create-submit-and-win-2921631.htmlYou could be just one winning phrase away from an unforgettable trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Submit your slogans now.

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Bethere with HyundaiKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Hareide: It’s an interesting group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=hareide-it-s-an-interesting-group-2922536.htmlSat, 02 Dec 2017 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia 2018 stadiums ready to welcome fans]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=russia-2018-stadiums-ready-to-welcome-fans-2922569.htmlSat, 02 Dec 2017 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia 2018 colourful installation built on Manezhnaya Square]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=russia-2018-colourful-installation-built-on-manezhnaya-square-2922511.htmlA colourful new installation dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been opened in front of the Moscow Manege exhibition centre ahead of the Final Draw on Friday, when the competing nations discover their fate in the Russia 2018 group stages.

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Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Cherchesov: Russia are on the right track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=cherchesov-russia-is-on-the-right-track-2922149.htmlFIFA.com, Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov drew some conclusions from the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and revealed his expectations for the tournament next year.]]>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[World Cup rivalries reprised]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=world-cup-rivalries-reprised-2922357.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the 'throwback' matches we can expect to see at the world finals in Russia.]]>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Hallgrimsson: A romantic feeling to face Argentina ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=hallgrimsson-a-romantic-feeling-to-face-argentina-2922473.htmlIceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is looking forward to facing two-time champions Argentina in their FIFA World Cup debut after being drawn in Group D.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Southgate: We have a lot of potential]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=southgate-we-have-a-lot-of-potential-2922472.htmlEngland coach Gareth Southgate gave his reaction to being drawn with Belgium, Panama, and Tunisia in Group G at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group F: Tough to call behind Germany]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-f-tough-to-call-behind-germany-2922373.htmlGroup F of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ contains holders Germany and could provide some fascinating encounters. Yet while the world champions are favourites to top the group, there is little to separate the remaining three teams at first glance.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group H: Poland head wide open group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-h-poland-head-wide-open-group-2922381.htmlFri, 01 Dec 2017 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Group B: European heavyweights to do battle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-b-european-heavyweights-to-do-battle-2922310.htmlAfter beating Italy to top spot in Europe’s Group G, Spain now face another stern test after being pitted against Portugal, Morocco and IR Iran.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group A: Hosts to face Arabic test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-a-hosts-to-face-arabic-test-2922307.htmlAfter learning they would host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in December 2010, Russia finally found out their long-awaited opponents on 1 December 2017.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group E: No easy task for five-time champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-e-no-easy-task-for-five-time-champions-2922367.htmlAfter qualifying first from the always-difficult South American qualifying competition, five-time FIFA World Cup™ winners Brazil will now have designs on topping Group E at Russia 2018. 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group D: Argentina and Croatia head tricky Group D]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-d-argentina-and-croatia-head-tricky-group-d-2922361.htmlGroup D looks likely to be one of the most fiercely-contested groups at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It pits historic giants Argentina against two blossoming European sides in Croatia and Iceland.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group C: Favourable draw for Les Bleus ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-c-favourable-draw-for-les-bleus-2922353.htmlJust like in 2014, France were placed in what appears, on paper at least, to be a favourable group during the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group G: Golden generations looking to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-g-golden-generations-looking-to-shine-2922348.htmlTop spot in Group G looks set to be disputed by two teams boasting gifted generations of talent. Belgium and England will both be calling on an impressive pool of players as they each target first place.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[All set for your trip to Russia?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=all-set-for-your-trip-to-russia-2922200.htmlNow that the fates of the 32 finalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ have been revealed, we bring you up to speed on everything you need to know to plan your trip next year, including match tickets, FAN ID and the match schedule. Get ready to pack your bags!

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Balanced groups drawn for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=final-draw-roundup-2922235.htmlFollowing a long road of qualifying joy and heartache, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has finally snapped into focus after the Final Draw on 1 December in Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace. ]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[REPLAY: Infantino, Mutko take questions in Moscow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=live-talk-show-with-fifa-president-and-loc-chairman-2922123.htmlFIFA President Gianni Infantino and Chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ LOC Vitaly Mutko discussed hot topics and answered questions from media at the Kremlin State Palace ahead of the Final Draw in Moscow on 1 December.]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Superfans to attend Final Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=superfans-to-attend-final-draw-2922110.htmlWitnessing the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and being handed a ticket to a match in your home town by a genuine football legend – what could be a better gift for a life-long football fan? Eleven lucky supporters experienced that feeling in Moscow.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™