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Happy Birthday to you!

No less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in our weekly birthday round-up, including winners at Switzerland 1954 and Korea/Japan 2002, as well as a 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champion.

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New Zealand plotting futsal progress, present and future

FIFA.com looks at the development of futsal in New Zealand, as the country sets its sights on qualifying for Colombia 2016.

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Leger ready for lift-off

FIFA.com sat down with starlet Marie-Charlotte Leger, who reflects on winning her first senior cap for France, and looks ahead to Rio 2016 and the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. 

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Gramatica, NFL’s diehard soccer fan

FIFA.com sat down with XXXVII Super Bowl winner Martin Gramatica, who talks about his love of Argentina, Boca Juniors and whether he would swap his Super Bowl ring for a FIFA World Cup medal.

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The Week in Quotes

The footballing world’s best sound bites from the past week are featured in FIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR. continue reading »

Grand Finalists for New York confirmed

With only one seat still to be decided, FIFA.com is proud to reveal the list of Grand Finalists for the New York Grand Final, which takes place from 20-22 March.

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Futsal World Cup match schedule confirmed

Less than a week after Ibague was removed from the list of host cities, both teams and fans now know where the tournament’s 52 matches will be played. continue reading »

Saudis keen to make most of second futsal chance

After entering the AFC Futsal Championship through the back door, Saudi Arabia's Belgian coach is hoping they can take advantage of their late admission and shoot for a FIFA Futsal World Cup spot.

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Ireland's women making massive strides

FIFA.com sat down with Republic of Ireland women's head coach Sue Ronan and veteran goalkeeper Emma Byrne to discuss the growth of women's football in the Emerald Isle. continue reading »

Win a $100 gift card as we countdown to Russia

FIFA.com is offering all football fans the chance to win one of five gift vouchers to the value of USD $100 for exclusive use in the Official FIFA Online Store.

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USA champion to be decided in Seattle

On Saturday, 20 February, Seattle Sounders will welcome eight finalists to their hometown for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 Host Country X-Box Live Qualification event.

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Chilavert: I’ve never held back

After tasting the pain of having to watch from the sidelines at Thailand 2012 through injury, Paraguay coach Carlos Chilavert discusses the desire to be at Colombia 2016 and how he has adjusted to leading the team from off the court. continue reading »

Palestine push up, Rwanda sting and Hungary rejoice

With the current 20 best-ranked teams yet to play an A-game in 2016, the top 18 positions remain unchanged for the February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Shandong Luneng headline play-off line-up

The composition of the AFC Champions League is a step closer to be confirmed after the completion of the preliminary round. continue reading »

Villafana: It’s a dream come true

We speak to Jorge Villafana, who went from helping his uncle clean a church in his native California, to sealing a dream move to Mexican giants Santos Laguna after winning a reality TV player-search competition.

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