Nine things we're excited about in 2019


The football calendar is packed for the year ahead. Take a look at the moments that will matter this year...

eClub World Cup returns

After the qualifying competition for the eClub World Cup between 7 and 11 January, the 16 teams will compete for the coveted prize on 9 and 10 February.

Brondby IF have won both editions of the eCWC so far (2017 in London, 2018 in Paris).

Discovering the stars of tomorrow

The last step on the global stage before the senior World Cup, the U-20 World Cup has always been a good marker for future stars.

Paul Pogba is one of the most recent to graduate from U-20 winner to senior World Cup champion.

Will we see future World Cup winners at Poland 2019? The tournament begins on 23 May.

The queens of

football will

be crowned

3 WWC titles: USA (1991, 1999, 2015)

2: Germany (2003, 2007)

1: Norway (1995)

1: Japan (2011)

Will a fifth nation join

the list of champions

on 7 July?

Fan Movement making waves

We will hear more from the fans than ever before. FIFA's Fan Movement will be behind the scenes at the biggest events, giving an insight into the people that make football so special: the game's supporters.


The rise of eFootball continues

With a number of high profile eWorld Cup events taking place throughout the year, we will be hearing from you about your FIFA experiences.

Who will emulate Mosaad Aldossary to be crowned winner of the Grand Final?


Discovering the stars of tomorrow, part two

The U-17 World Cup is the first step onto the global stage for a large number of football's future stars, and this year's edition in Peru will be no different.

Ronaldinho won the tournament with Brazil back in 1997, before lifting the senior World Cup at Korea/Japan 2002.

Will we see future World Cup winners at Peru 2019? The tournament kicks off on 5 October.

Paraguayan beach party

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup returns in 2019, and it will see a remarkable first. Paraguay will be the first landlocked nation to host the festival of sand-based football later this year.

Road to Qatar finalised

It seems like only yesterday that Kylian Mbappe & Co were lifting the World Cup in Moscow - but the path to the next global finals will be sketched out later this year as qualifiers will begin for Qatar 2022 in some regions.

Who will

be The Best?

Can 2018 winners Luka Modric and Marta retain their crowns? Or will we see other stars emerge in 2019?

Excited yet?

What are you most looking

forward to in 2019?

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