Long-term absentees make triumphant returns

A tense final day of the African qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ ended with Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia joining Egypt and Nigeria as the continent’s five qualifiers.

Last-gasp Pharaohs end World Cup exile

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Egypt clinched their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to earn their first appearance at the finals for 28 years, having had to watch from the sidelines since Italy 1990.

All to play for in Africa after first legs

Nothing has been decided after the two first leg semi-finals of the CAF Champions League. USM Alger shared the points with Wydad Casablanca and Etoile Sportive could yet regret their goal conceded at home against Al Ahly.

Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold

FIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.

Appiah: Anything is still possible

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FIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.

African hopefuls set sights on France 2018

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With just two berths up for grabs, African qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 is set to be fierce, with the first match-ups getting going on 21 July as 17 sides jostle for a place at the finals.

Cambiasso, Kanu anticipating festival of football

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At the Official Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Mumbai, ​FIFA.com ​caught up with FIFA Legends Nwankwo Kanu and Esteban Cambiasso to share their memories from past tournaments and their thoughts on the upcoming edition.

South American superstars and calcio’s new cape

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The Bundesliga losing its mind-blowing monopolisation of scoring to an unlikely source features in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.