Next week on FIFA.com
Just like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is in store on FIFA.com over the course of the week ahead, which is headlined by the start of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 on Thursday.
Between the big kick-off on 27 April and the final on Sunday 7 May, FIFA.com will be giving you a front-row seat to follow the action, with video highlights of every game, round-ups after every matchday, photos, reaction, analysis and more. The 16 participating nations are all raring to go and 15 of them are dreaming of succeeding defending champions Portugal, who won the last edition of the competition on home sand in 2015 and will be looking to retain their crown.
The oldest player to feature at a FIFA World Cup™ – having graced the global stage at the grand age of 43, an incredible 16 years after playing at France 1998 – Colombia's Faryd Mondragonpushed the limits in more ways than one. We will be shining the spotlight on his record-breaking exploits on Monday, before exploring some of the most eye-catching figures from the tournament in France the next day.
On Wednesday, we will be delving into FIFA Confederations Cup historywith Dida, who lifted the trophy twice with Brazil and holds the record for the most appearances at the prestigious event. The former goalkeeper's fond memories of the tournament are matched in Tahiti following the country's involvement at Brazil 2013. On Thursday, we will be reminiscing on that historic campaign alongside several members of the Toa Aito team that won hearts and minds aplenty among the Brazilian fans.
All of the above is just a taster of what awaits on FIFA.comin the coming days. We will also be bringing you the latest news on FIFA and our tournaments, extensive women's footballcoverage including dispatches from Nigeria and Azerbaijan, a steady supply of videosand photos, and all our regular features. Have a great week of football!