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Iwobi: I almost cried seeing my parents celebrate

​Alex Iwobi ‘almost cried’ twice after sending Nigeria to Russia 2018 He couldn’t believe he’d achieved the feat at such a young age The 21-year-old believes he will shine at the World Cup <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-10 col-md-8 col-sm-offset-1 col-md-offset-2 d3-o-article__body-part–text fi-o-article__body-part–text" readability="52.8463886… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Iwobi: I almost cried seeing my parents celebrate

​Alex Iwobi ‘almost cried’ twice after sending Nigeria to Russia 2018 He couldn’t believe he’d achieved the feat at such a young age The 21-year-old believes he will shine at the World Cup <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-10 col-md-8 col-sm-offset-1 col-md-offset-2 d3-o-article__body-part–text fi-o-article__body-part–text" readability="52.8463886… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Santos: I won’t pick the EURO winners on sentiment

Fernando Santos has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player guaranteed a place in his 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ squad and that he won’t pick those who helped Portugal win the latest UEFA EURO for sentimental reasons. The likes of Nelson Semedo, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Gelson Martins, Rony Lopes and Andre Silva – now with Barcelona, Inter ...

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Real Madrid reach third consecutive final

Real Madrid hosted Bayern Munich in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday evening. In another mouthwatering encounter between these two European heavyweights, a pair of goals from Karim Benzema ensured Madrid claimed a 2-2 home draw with Bayern, who found the scoresheet through an early strike from Joshua Kimmich and a second-half equaliser from James ...

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43 days to go: Colombia's golden oldie

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is getting closer – 43 days to go! Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day. 43 years and three days – that was the age of Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon when he came on ...

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Inspiration drawn from African Technical Directors workshop 

FIFA Workshop for Technical Directors held recently in Johannesburg Eight African member associations were represented “Technical directors are the ones to lead change” It is now over two decades since Pele famously predicted that an African team would win the FIFA World Cup™ before the turn of the last century. That prediction went unfulfilled, of course, and since then five ...

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Coman: I’ll be fit for the World Cup

​Kingsley Coman hasn’t played since undergoing ankle surgery in February The 21-year-old has revealed when he hopes to return for Bayern Munich France have fierce competition for places out wide Ki… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Instructors’ course helping develop futsal in Colombia

The legacy of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup is still apparent in host country Colombia. A Futsal Instructors’ Coaching Course took place in Villavicencio from 16 April to 20 April, under the guidance of FIFA instructor Jose Maria Pazos Mendez. Part of a wider project which started during Colombia 2016, the course is designed to provide futsal instructors – ...

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45 days to go: The World Cup's first substitute

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is getting closer – 45 days to go! In less than two months’ time – on 14 June, to be precise – the 21st FIFA World Cup™ kicks off at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, as the hosts take on Saudi Arabia.​ That leaves us plenty of time to enjoy a countdown. Between now and the ...

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ volunteers uniform unveiled

Just as every country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has its own unique and easily recognisable playing kit, so does the largest team involved behind the scenes at the tournament: the volunteers! On 30 April, a presentation was held to unveil the eye-catching uniform that all 17,040 volunteers from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) will be wearing during ...

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