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Krstajic: Leading Serbia doesn't scare me

Mladen Krstajic has discussed the honour of handling the Serbia reins at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and outlined why they can upset the apple cart in Group E. The 44-year-old, despite having no experience as a head coach, succeeded Slavoljub Muslin in the hot-seat in October. “It’s already a privilege to be a fan in the stands… FIFA.com ...

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Asian success sends Philippines soaring

The Philippines are up to their highest-ever FIFA Ranking position ​ Rise to 113th came after qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time The Azkals’ captain and coach confident that it can be a turning point The Philippines have long been considered one of Asia’s sleeping giants. The country is deeply embedded in th… FIFA.com – Latest ...

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A final shot at their peak

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both hope for glory at Russia 2018 Pair will be 35 and 37 at Qatar 2022 Statistically this tournament looks set to be their last shot at FIFA World Cup glory “Lio… FIFA.com – Latest News

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42 days to go: Uruguay the first champions

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is getting closer – 42 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. 42 Uruguay secured their place in history by becoming the first team to win the FIFA World Cup™ at ...

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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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