Next week on

Over the week ahead, will be shining the spotlight on Bahrain, where the 67th FIFA Congresswill be taking place on Thursday 11 May. We will be giving you a front-row seat to follow all the key discussions and decisions, and several FIFA Legendswill also be making their presence felt both in the Gulf nation and on in the coming days.

In the meantime, on Monday we will be bringing you an interview with another living legend, Lothar Matthaus, who made FIFA World Cup™ history with Germany. The following day, Andres Guardadowill be talking about his desire to help his native Mexico become contenders on the global stage. A trip to Italy awaits on Wednesday, and with it the chance to find out about Filippo Inzaghi's new challenge, while on Thursday we will be taking you to the Solomon Islands to hear from Henry Fa'Arodoabout the country's World Cup dreams.

The countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017is in full swing and continues to build up to the big kick-off on 17 June. Notably on this front, Takayuki Suzuki – a former Confederations Cup star – will be looking ahead to the tournament on Friday.

The return legs of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, on Tuesday and Wednesday, will also be among the week's highlights. With the champions set to fly the flag for Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, to be contested from 6 to 16 December, will naturally be keeping a keen eye on the action.

All of the above is just a fraction of what is in store for you on in the coming days. Among other things, you will also find the latest news on FIFA and its tournaments, copious women's football coverage, our usual batch of exclusive interviews, videos and photos, and your favourite regular features. Have a fantastic week full of football.