Belmadi: Algeria must fight to reach the World Cup

Djamel Belmadi led Algeria to glory at AFCON 2019 in July Finished fourth in voting for The Best FIFA Men's Coach Award Dreams of taking the Greens to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Back in August 2018, when newly appointed Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi gave his first press conference, the team he

Socceroos’ new breed aim for six of the best

Australia eye a sixth World Cup qualification Much changed squad under new coach Graham Arnold FIFA.com looks at some of the key new personnel Australia kick off their home qualifying campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar on Thursday seeking a fifth successive qualification for world football’s great showpiece. Only 11

Qarawi: Yemen are ready for upcoming challenges

Yemen's Mohsen Qarawi scored in two successive Qatar 2022 qualifiers His strike against Saudi Arabia voted the best of September’s two rounds in Asia "Yemen won’t be easy prey for their other group opponents," he insists After much anticipation across Asia, the first group stage in AFC qualifying for the FIFA World

De Boer: Dutch can be world champions in 2022

Ronald de Boer discusses the Netherlands’ recent renaissance Dutch legend says the team will be FIFA World Cup title contenders De Boer also heaps praise on Qatar – a country he knows well In football, patience and perspective are rarely in plentiful supply. When teams are struggling, there tends to be a

Ahmedov: Uzbekistan must avoid repeating past mistakes

Odil Ahmedov involved in qualifying for the past three FIFA World Cups Uzbekistan's captain seeking breakthrough qualification to Qatar 2022 Ahmedov: "We had high hopes of going to Russia 2018" Uzbekistan's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying history has been littered with agonising narrow failures to reach football’s biggest stage. Since being affiliated to

FIFA ‘assured’ women can attend Iran WC qualifier

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has announced that Iranian women will be able to watch men's football from October 10th, 2019. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said Iranian authorities have "assured" them that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran.A female Iranian fan died

Legendary coach ‘Restless Rudi’ dies aged 93

Rudi Gutendorf's globe-trotting career, spanning half a century, saw him coach a record 55 teams.Rudi Gutendorf, the tireless manager who guided a world record 55 teams, including 18 national sides, has died at 93, according to several German media outlets.Born in Koblenz on the banks of the Rhine, the man

Ten through as Round 1 concludes

Ten teams book place in Africa Round 2 Zimbabwe win thriller in Harare, Guinea-Bissau make history Watch highlights and read FIFA.com's recap of an eventful matchday The final ten ties in the first round of African qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ concluded on Tuesday. Malawi, Djibouti and Zimbabwe all

Follow Asia’s World Cup qualifiers live

Asia's football giants take centre stage as the continent's second qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ reaches matchday 2 on Tuesday. Follow the action as it happens with live updates via the match links below. 10 September: Fixtures Mongolia-Tajikistan in Ulaan-Baatar (17:00 local time, 11:00 CEST) Maldives-China