Next week on FIFA.com

Like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is in store for you on FIFA.com in the coming days, which will be headlined by international games.

Slowly but surely, the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing closer to its climax. At this stage, each and every result is absolutely vital. FIFA.com will be kick-starting the week by looking back over the latest European and African qualifiers, before swiftly turning our attention to the next batch of matches on the menu.

The AFCCONMEBOL and CONCACAF zones will all be back in the spotlight on Tuesday. Highlights include Mexico's visit to Panama in an enticing encounter between two teams that ran out victorious in the first round of Hexagonal action, and Argentina's attempt to get back on track against Colombia following their galling defeat by Brazil. Meanwhile, over in Asia, Korea Republic have no margin for error up against Uzbekistan. FIFA.com and our Qualifiers Live Blog will be on hand to keep you in the know, bringing you previews, updates on all the goals as they go in, statistics, final scores, round-ups, interviews and more.

Also on Tuesday, Italy take on Germany in a friendly. A fixture rich in history, we will be revisiting its legacy through pictures from some of the momentous previous meetings between the two footballing giants. The following day, we will be taking you to Kazan – one of the venues for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, which gets underway next June – to explore the city's experience of hosting major sporting events.

On Thursday, you can find out what Emilio Peixe makes of the changing shape of Portuguese football and what targets Jalal Damja is setting for Libya in the near future, as well as enjoying a trip to Lithuania. Finally, on Friday, FIFA.com will be previewing the AFC Champions League final, the winners of which will take their place at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 in under a month's time, which we will also be looking ahead to alongside Miguel Borja.

While throughout the week we'll be keeping you abreast of all the action from Papua New Guinea and the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. You can expect stacks of exclusive interviews and coverage of the games to go alongside behind-the-scenes photos and video highlights from every single game. There's no better place to get your fix from Oceania.

You will also find all the latest news on FIFA, our tournaments and the world of women's football, not to mention all our regular features and our usual steady supply of videosphotos and exclusive interviews. Have a great week of football on FIFA.com.