Next week on

Russia will be at the forefront of thoughts at the beginning of the week, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers taking place in Asia, South America, Europe and the CONCACAF region. FIFA.comwill be leaving no stone unturned to allow you to keep close tabs on all the action. Coming your way will be previews of the big games, post-match reaction and round-ups, and coverage of the key events as they happen with our Live Blog.

How will Kosovoand Gibraltarfare on their debuts on the road to football's global extravaganza? Will Turkey pull off an upset in Croatia in their opener? Will the Netherlandsrediscover their top form in Sweden? What sort of start will Franceand Belgiummake against Belarus and Cyprus respectively? Within a few days you will know the answers to these questions after the European groups get into swing.

There are some equally intriguing encounters in store in the CONMEBOL zone, including a heavyweight bout between Braziland Colombia. Japan's visit to Thailand and Iraq's meeting with Saudi Arabiaare among the highlights in Asia, while the line-up of CONCACAF's Hexagonal – the region's final round of qualifying – is set to be settled, with two places still up for grabs.

From Saturday, FIFA.comwill be switching the spotlight to Colombia for the big kick-off in the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which runs until 1 October. As ever, you will have a front-row seat to follow the 24 participants' exploits. Will Brazil and Spain maintain their stranglehold over the indoor game? Find out with us.

We will also be taking you on a trip to Morocco, talking shop with Swiss starlet Breel Embolo and bringing you a photo gallery featuring the highest-profile signings of the summer transfer window. On the women's footballside, meanwhile, an interview with Cheryl Salisburytops the bill.

And, of course, you can also enjoy all of our regular features, such as the quotes of the week, the stats review and the birthdays bulletin. Have a great week on