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USA book first World Cup ticket since 2008

The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship is currently taking place in Guatemala Four World Cup tickets are at stake The USA became the first team from the region to qualify for Lithuania 2021 The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship is in full swing right now in Guatemala City, Guatemala. All matches in the seventh edition of this competition are being played at the Domo Polideportivo. Currently, the teams are fighting for a spot in the semi-finals, which is tantamount to one of the four coveted World Cup tickets to the FIFA Futsal…

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Alfonso: Olympic gold is like winning a World Cup or Champions League

Men’s Olympic Football Tournament 07 May 2021 © Others Perez won gold with Spain at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 Former striker says taking part was very special and exciting La Roja face tough challenge from Argentina at Tokyo 2020 For legions of sports fans in Spain, the Olympic Games hold some very fond memories, which is hardly surprising in country where swathes of the population are traditionally glued to their TV sets anytime a compatriot takes part. And while this has produced a host of memorable moments down the…

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Update on African qualifiers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️

FIFA can confirm that in conjunction with CAF and taking into consideration the current disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams, it has been decided to postpone the African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ that were due to be played in June 2021. The qualifiers are now scheduled to take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022. Sourced from FIFA

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Mexico dominate final four line-up

Semi-finalists confirmed for the 2021 Concacaf Champions League Winners will advance to the FIFA Club World Cup We bring you posts, stats, quotes and trivia about the teams The 2021 Concacaf Champions League has entered the home stretch and the final four has a familiar feel about it, however, with one exception. Once again, Mexico’s clubs have asserted their dominance in the region but surprise packages Philadelphia Union, making their debut in the continental competition, make up the quartet. 2014 champions Cruz Azul booked their place in the semi-finals with…

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City, Chelsea and an Istanbul extravaganza

Manchester City and Chelsea will contest the UEFA Champions League final Winners will reach the FIFA Club World Cup™ We bring you posts, stats, quotes and trivia about the teams The 2021 #UCLfinal is set! 🏆 Manchester City 🆚 Chelsea #UCL pic.twitter.com/9WMV1GzbJu — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 5, 2021 What they said “I’m incredibly proud. To win against a team that beat Barcelona and Bayern Munich means a lot to us. This is for the players before us: Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee. And those here when I arrived: Joe…

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Benatia speaks on Qatar 2022 Magazine Show

Welcome to the fourth episode of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Magazine Show, coming to YouTube and FIFA.com every month. In this month’s show we catch up with former Morocco captain Medhi Benatia, who reflects on the Atlas Lions’ Russia 2018 campaign and talks life at Qatar Star League side Al Duhail. We also spend a day at the races watching the fastest camels on earth, as well as running through the Qatari desert following one of the world’s toughest extreme treks. Sourced from FIFA

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Kike: Playing in four Futsal World Cups was a huge privilege

Spaniard Kike Boned turns 43 today Historic figure won World Cup in 2000 and 2004 Shares memories and discusses upcoming World Cup with FIFA.com There are few more respected voices in the world of futsal than that of Kike Boned, a two-time world champion – in 2000 and 2004 – and runner-up at the next two editions. And though he has been retired some seven years now, it is still strange not seeing him in the famous red of Spain. To mark his 43rd birthday, FIFA.com spoke to him about…

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Wieghorst: Denmark want to make people stop and watch

World Cup veteran Morten Wieghorst is now Denmark’s assistant coach The Danes have made a flawless, free-scoring start to Qatar 2022 qualifying Wieghorst discusses their new-look team and reflects on his career highlights Morten Wieghorst was 15 when Danish Dynamite exploded on the global stage. He watched, starry-eyed, as the stylish, fluid football of Laudrup, Lerby, Elkjaer and the Olsens illuminated the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™, winning the hearts of neutrals everywhere. A dream formed as he saw that team plant Denmark’s flag on the football map, and was…

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Kozlova and the magic of numbers

Nicole Kozlova narrowly missed out on EURO qualification with Ukraine The team’s next challenge: reaching the next FIFA Women’s World Cup “We may not be the most technically gifted team, but we’re fighters.” “For sure I’m disappointed, but I’m the kind of person player who knows you can’t change anything once it’s happened. We have World Cup qualifiers happening this fall, so the focus is on restarting, improving and fixing our mistakes. “Obviously there were mistakes on our part that we need to put right, and we need to work…

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Guatemala coach De Leon's long and winding road to the top

Guatemala will host the Concacaf qualifiers for Lithuania 2021 Regional competition runs from 3 to 9 May Guatemala coach Estuardo de Leon optimistic about their chances When he was growing up in Zona 18, one of Guatemala City’s toughest neighbourhoods, Estuardo de Leon had two paths to choose. The first was the easier: a life of drugs, violence and easy money, which is something he could have done with at the time, his family being poor. The second was much more uncertain, would take much longer and would not bring…

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