Next week on FIFA.com

Like every Sunday, we whet your appetite by previewing what is in store for you on FIFA.comin the coming days, which will be headlined by international action.

The week will be kicking off with the spotlight still shining firmly on 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying. Europe will be at the fore on Monday, with the mouth-watering showdown between the Netherlands and France topping the billing.

Meanwhile, the Asianand CONMEBOLzones return to the stage on Tuesday, bringing with them a host of intriguing matches including notably a battle between familiar foes Australia and Japan, who have become regulars at the global extravaganza, and another big game with pedigree aplenty: Colombia-Uruguay. From all the goals as they fly in to the latest final scores, statistics, analysis and interviews, FIFA.com and our World Match Centre will be on hand to keep you in the know.

The knockout stage of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 gets underway on Wednesday and Thursday, when the quarter-finals will be played. Who will come out on top in the blockbuster all-European encounter between Spain and Germany? Whose style will prevail when Korea DPR take on Ghana? Will Japan's high-energy game get the better of England? Will Mexico overcome Venezuela? FIFA.com is the place to find out.

It will be an equally busy week back in Zurich, where the FIFA Council will be meeting on Thursday and Friday, while the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup will be convening on Wednesday.

FIFA.com also recently caught up with Anja Mittag, Roberto Martinez and Mehmed Bazdarevic, so you will not want to miss the opportunity to discover what they had to say. And, last but not least, you will find all our regular features, including the statistical review, the women's club round-up, thequotes of the weekand thebirthdays bulletin.

Have a great week on FIFA.com.