• 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.

  • Stange: Don't take Belarus lightly

    Stange: Don't take Belarus lightly

    Wednesday 10 August 2011

    FIFA.com hears from Bernd Stange, the German coach currently masterminding the meteoric rise of a Belarus side currently challenging France for a place at UEFA EURO 2012.

  • Del Bosque: We can’t focus just on France

    Del Bosque: We can’t focus just on France

    Friday 5 August 2011

    “I’m not euphoric but I’m not sad either. We need to accept it because that’s the way fate wanted it, and we’ll live with the consequences,” Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach.

  • Champions draw early French test

    Champions draw early French test

    Sunday 31 July 2011

    On the road to Brazil 2014, all eyes will be on the heavyweight battle between France and Spain in qualifying Group I of the European region, while Belarus, Georgia and Finland complete the section.

  • 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. 

  • Del Bosque warns against French focus

    Del Bosque warns against French focus

    Saturday 30 July 2011

    Holders Spain were handed a daunting opponent in France at Saturday's Preliminary Draw but their coach Vicente del Bosque told FIFA.com that his world champions would be wrong to focus just on the French in Group I.