#WorldCupAtHome | Brazil vs France

Classic Brazil-France meeting continues #WorldCupAtHome Mexico 1986 thriller to be broadcast on YouTube from 18:00 CET Sunday Match is the second of three games, chosen by fans Brazil and France have locked horns at four FIFA World Cups. Every time it has felt like a meeting of potential champions. It was no surprise, then, that fans voted overwhelmingly for their meeting at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ to feature in the second weekend of #WorldCupAtHome games. With names like Zico, Socrates, Platini and Tigana – to name but a…

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Free-scoring Shomurodov out to make history with Uzbeksitan

Shomurodov is Uzbekistan’s top scorer in Asian qualifying with six goals Rostov forward previous starred at the FIFA U-20 World Cup He’s out to help his country reach their first FIFA World Cup It seems that every time Uzbekistan excel in Asia’s FIFA World Cup™ preliminaries, a new star emerges. Alexander Geynrikh was the player who dazzled in their Germany 2006 campaign, striking four times as his side stormed all the way through to Asian play-off – only to lose out, heartbreakingly, to Bahrain on away goals. Then national legend…

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#WorldCupAtHome: Match of the century goes France's way

Relive some classic matches with #WorldCupAtHome Watch games in full from both the men’s and women’s world finals In this latest instalment we go back to Mexico 1986 and Brazil v France Brazil’s quarter-final tie with France at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ often comes up in discussions about the beautiful game. Looking on from the stands that day was Pele himself, who described what he saw as “the match of the century”. The 1-1 scoreline did not do events justice. Despite the searing heat of Guadalajara and with…

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World Cup stadia help COVID-19 fight

The Bernabeu, Centenario and Maracana hosted FIFA World Cup Finals They stadiums are now helping to fight COVID-19 One will transform into a makeshift hospital Uruguay’s battle-of-the-balls victory over Argentina. The silencing of Rio de Janeiro. The ‘Tardelli Scream’ and Italy’s third star. Gotze volleying Germany to gold. They hosted some epic FIFA World Cup™ deciders, but now the Bernabeu, Centenario and Maracana are coming together in the fight against COVID-19. The Madrid venue, which staged Italy’s 3-1 victory over West Germany at Spain 1982, will be turned into a…

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#WorldCupAtHome: When the Oranje shocked A Seleção

This Saturday at 15:00 CET, #WorldCupAtHome features the Netherlands’ 2-1 defeat of Brazil at South Africa 2010 Over the next five weeks, we’ll be showing some of the greatest games in FIFA World Cup™ history Sneijder’s brace won this quarter-final for the Netherlands The match between the Netherlands and Brazil kicked off the quarter-finals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Despite going a goal down to a Robinho strike, the Dutch turned the game around with a second-half brace from Wesley Sneijder as Brazil ended the match with…

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#WorldCupAtHome | Netherlands vs Brazil

Netherlands-Brazil to be re-broadcast in full on YouTube Saturday’s 18:00 CET kick-off continues the new #WorldCupAtHome series South Africa 2010 encounter first of three classic games in three days Almost a decade ago, Africa was soaking up its first FIFA World Cup™. Sights and sounds – the unforgettable vuvuzelas for one – mean it’s a tournament that will live long in the hearts of many fans. So, it’s with happy memories that South Africa is the first destination for a three-day hat-trick of #WorldCupAtHome games on Saturday night at 18:00 CET.…

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Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2020 cancelled

Due to the current situation and ongoing developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), FIFA and the Organising Committee of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup have decided to cancel the 82nd edition of the traditional youth tournament on 21/22 May 2020. The health of the participants and spectators is always a top priority for the organisers. The next edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich-Altstetten is scheduled for 12 and 13 May 2021. Follow and like us:2 0

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Former France coach Hidalgo passes away at 87

Michel Hidalgo passed away on Thursday 26 March Head coach of France from 1976 to 1984 Piloted World Cup return for Les Bleus after 12-year absence Ex-France head coach Michel Hidalgo died at his home in Marseille on Thursday, four days after his 87th birthday. Upon his appointment as manager of Les Bleus in 1976, Hidalgo immediately went about transforming an underachieving side into a formidable force on the international scene. Under him France qualified for the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina™, their first appearance at a global finals in…

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Breaking down barriers with eSports: The unique story of Niklas Luginsland 

eSports player despite brittle bone disease Joined the VfB Stuttgart eSport squad in 2018 The unique story of Niklas Luginsland eSports can break down barriers like few other activities and give people the opportunity to live out their passion for competitive football on the virtual field. Niklas Luginsland is a pioneer in this respect when it comes to FIFA eSports. The 24-year-old German represents VfB Stuttgart on the virtual pitch and is a unique figure on the FIFA scene since he has been confined to a wheelchair from an early…

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Remembering the legacy of the inimitable Don Nacho

Don Nacho Trelles passed away on Wednesday aged 103 He coached at the 1958, ’62 and ’66 FIFA World Cups The Mexican legend spoke with FIFA.com on his 103rd birthday last year In 1916 there were more horses than cars in the world’s major cities. To make a phone call, you needed the assistance of an operator. The tsars still ruled Russia, and large swathes of the globe were caught up in World War I. It was also the year that Don Ignacio Trelles Campos was born. The legendary Mexican,…

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