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Sergeant Ott leads from the front

Ramin Ott, a sergeant in the US army, has been helping inspire American Samoa to new heights in FIFA World Cup qualifying. He spoke to FIFA.com about what his military background brings to his role on the pitch. continue reading »

Live Your Goals in August

Numerous ‘Live Your Goals’ festivals were staged in August, with many countries hosting the campaign for the first time. FIFA.com rounds up the month’s activities. continue reading »

Chile climb eighth, Austria achieve personal best

Chile and England have swapped places in the top ten on the global ladder, while Austria and Congo have reached their highest all-time positions.

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A flight change and a father’s dream

Rafinha Alcantara was scheduled to represent Brazil's U-23 side in a friendly. Suddenly he finds himself alongside bosom buddy Neymar and thirsting to stake a claim for Russia 2018 qualifying action.  continue reading »

Kroos: U-17 World Cup motivated me to reach the highest level

FIFA World Cup winner and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos talks about the importance of playing at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in his development as a footballer. 

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Carreno: We have the quality to qualify

Qatar head coach Jose Daniel Carreno spoke about his team's chances of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ahead of their home qualifier against Bhutan.

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Sammer: Injury-hit Ribery needs patience

Bayern Munich's director of sport Matthias Sammer said the club is doing everything it can to help Franck Ribery regain his fitness having suffered from a persistent ankle injury, but he said the Frenchman must remain patient.

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Blind: Up to Robben to boost his team-mates

New head coach Danny Blind spoke about naming Arjen Robben captain and his new coaching staff set-up, among other topics, ahead of the Netherlands' crucial UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches against Iceland on Thursday and Turkey on Sunday.

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De Guzman and the ultimate goal

Canada workhorse and captain Julian de Guzman talks to FIFA.com about the red and white's need for goals after a barren CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the upcoming date with Belize in FIFA World Cup qualifying. continue reading »

Hendriksson Olsen making a name for himself

Faroe Islands have shot up almost 100 places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in the space of two years, with teenager Brandur Hendriksson Olsen one of their standout figures. He spoke to FIFA.com on goals, fame and a change of name.

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Muller: Germany have a score to settle with Poland

Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer have been speaking about Germany's upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 meeting with Poland and their showdown with club team-mate Robert Lewandowski. continue reading »

Bulgarian champions Ludogorets sack Ribeiro

Ribeiro has been sacked by Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad after less than three months in charge, with the club citing a "prolonged absence from the job". continue reading »

Khalifa International Stadium growing skywards as structure completion approaches

The first proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ is to be completed in late 2016. continue reading »

Berbatov moves to PAOK

Greek Super League outfit PAOK have signed veteran striker Dimitar Berbatov, 34, on a free transfer. continue reading »

All to play for after more historic results

Cook Islands secured an unprecedented second successive win, while one-time whipping boys American Samoa were also victorious to set up a tense three-way finale to Oceania’s Round 1 qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. continue reading »