MAY 2017

FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUPWe look ahead to the tournament in Russia between 17 June and 2 July that will pit the world champions and the hosts against the champions of the six confederations.

THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGEThe 67th FIFA Congress will take place in Manama, Bahrain on 10 and 11 May 2017. In his monthly column, FIFA President Gianni Infantino says: “For me, the Congress is a great occasion for FIFA to listen. Openness is one of the pledges I committed to last year in Mexico, one that FIFA has been working hard to translate into concrete action.”

FOOTBALL FILM FESTIVALThe 14th edition of the international football film festival 11mm had an excellent selection of films once again this year. FIFA 1904 dropped in.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALLFrance are looking forward to hosting the Women’s World Cup on home soil in 2019. We take a look at their hopes and dreams. In addition: how coach Jorge Vilda wants to take the Spanish women’s team to the top.

WHO WILL SUCCEED SERBIA?Twenty-four teams will enter the 21st edition of the U-20 World Cup to find out who will follow in the footsteps of 2015 winners Serbia. There will be two debutants at the tournament: Vietnam and Vanuatu.

HISTORY In extra time in the semi-final of the 1970 World Cup, it was like West Germany and Italy were playing in a trance. There were five goals in 16 minutes. What was going on?

SELEÇÃO BACK AT THE TOPBrazil have recovered from the trauma of defeat in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals and are now back on top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – not least thanks to coach Tite.

INTERVIEW Stéphanie Frappart is one of the best referees in the women’s game. Ahead of EURO 2017 in the Netherlands and the Women’s World Cup 2019 in her home country, Frappart talks about her life on and off the pitch.

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