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  • Van Buyten: The fire still burns

    Van Buyten: The fire still burns

    Friday 18 May 2012

    Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten is back from injury just in time for the UEFA Champions League final, and FIFA.com chatted to the Belgian on the eve of the big day.

  • European qualifying fixtures announced

    European qualifying fixtures announced

    Thursday 1 December 2011

    All but two of the Groups in European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014 have had their fixtures finalised, with England, France, Italy and Spain starting out away to Moldova, Finland, Bulgaria and Georgia respectively.

  • Levein: We have homework to do

    Levein: We have homework to do

    Sunday 7 August 2011

    "It could have been worse. With a draw like this we’ll have a lot of homework to do in preparation for the matches, and I wouldn’t dare to make any predictions at this early stage. I have faith in my team," Craig Levein, Scotland manager ...

  • Wide open in Group A

    Wide open in Group A

    Friday 5 August 2011

    Group A is possibly the hardest to call out of all the European qualifiers, with every team no doubt thinking they at least have a chance of a play-off spot, and no game looking like an easy asking.

  • Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Sunday 31 July 2011

    The draw for the European zone yielded some potentially thrilling sections, with local rivalries set to be stirred and the world champions left to do battle with another winner of football's ultimate prize. 

  • Celebrations for Swiss, Slovaks

    Celebrations for Swiss, Slovaks

    Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.