Next week on FIFA.com
Just like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a preview of what you'll be able to enjoy on FIFA.com in the coming days.
This Tuesday, 12 April, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia will be staging the draw for the third round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. We'll bring you the outcome and analysis of each country in contention. Two days later, Brazil and its Maracana will once more be in the spotlight, for the draw for the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments. Head to FIFA.com to find out the fate of the 28 teams that will be travelling to Rio this summer.
We like to remember how great players first made a name for themselves at previous tournaments, and USA's Crystal Dunn recalls how the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup helped shape her career. Meanwhile, we hear from Polish futsal star Marcin Mikołajewicz.
Football is full of fairy tales and we have two for you this week. Andreas Schicker continues to play competitively despite having had a hand amputated, setting an example with his courage and enduring passion for the game. These very same attributes are present in our second inspiring story, which comes from Syria. Osama Abdul Mohsen tells us about how sport has changed his life.
In many Russians' minds, the World Cup remains inextricably linked with England 1966. FIFA.com will be embarking on a trip down memory lane alongside Vasily Danilov to relive the USSR's best-ever showing at the tournament, 50 years ago. Aya Miyama, on the other hand, does not have to think anywhere near as far back as she reminisces about the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™.
Turning back to the future, Youssef El-Arabiopens up about his dream of leaving a mark on Moroccan football, while Bruno Bini outlines his ambition of playing his part in the wider development of women's football in China and overseeing better performances on the international stage.
Our weekly peek at the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking takes us to Comoros, while we catch up with Korea Republic coach Uli Stielike in our Interview of the Week.
On top of all of the above, you will of course find all of our regular features – from the best quotes and stats to our birthdays bulletin – and much more besides. Have a great week on FIFA.com.