Next week on FIFA.com
Just like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a preview of what you will be able to enjoy on FIFA.com in the coming days, in which the FIFA Congress will be taking centre stage.
Headlining this week is the 66th FIFA Congress, which takes place in Mexico on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May. There is a packed programme and FIFA.com will be on hand to bring you all the key developments. You can also follow the opening ceremony of a new Medical Centre of Excellence in Pachuca.
Passion for the beautiful game can be expressed in a variety of different arenas. Just ask Ivan Lapanje, who will be recapping his trip to New York for the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016, the virtual equivalent of the FIFA World Cup™ which was played out through the medium of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16. Or Chiu Keng Guan, the director of Ola Bola, a film exploring one of the most memorable chapters in Malaysian national team history. He** **recently stepped out from behind the cameras to tell us all about his own love affair with football.
There is plenty in store for you on the women's football side. We will be catching up with Brandi Chastain, who will be reminiscing about her fondest World Cup memories, while Dzsenifer Marozsan will be opening up about the important role that FIFA tournaments had during her childhood and how they helped her develop into the accomplished professional she is today. Rudo Neshamba, for her part, will be looking to the future and sharing her ambitions ahead of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.
On a different note, FIFA.com will be getting the inside scoop on the football scene in the Philippines courtesy of goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who had more than a hand in his country's prestigious victory over Korea DPR in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying. You will also be able to check out none other than Dennis Bergkamp's verdict on the state of play in the Netherlands. The legendary Arsenal attacker will be giving his take on what is to come for the Oranje, who appear to be at a crossroads between a glorious past and plans for a bright future.
The above is just a snapshot of what will be waiting for you on FIFA.com in the coming days. You will also find the latest news on FIFA and FIFA tournaments, plus our usual batch of exclusive interviews, videos, photos and other regular features. With all that and more, there is simply no excuse not to have a ball this week.