After seeing a dominant start in South American qualifying melt away, Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile tells FIFA.com they need to stay focused and calm as they bid to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
The breakthrough Bleus in numbers
Adrenaline junkies, fruit machines, polls, droppings and helf from afar feature as FIFA.com reviews France’s FIFA World Cup conquest in statistics.
Holders humbled by Letchkov’s legendary header
Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the diving header that took Bulgaria to the 1994 semi-finals.
Wheelchair user Sachkov lauds Confeds facilities
With the opening of Spartak Moscow's new stadium, we hear from Paralympic athlete Andrei Sachkov on how the facilities shape up for disabled people and how he intends to visit Russia 2017 thanks to FIFA's Special Access Tickets.
Peruvian greats inspiring free-scoring Flores
Having learned from the greats of the past, Edison Flores is now trying to use his inspiration to ignite Peru's charge for a FIFA World Cup spot as they chase a play-off place.
Bunmathan: Thailand need longer to realise World Cup dreams
After seeing their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ hopes officially ended, Thailand captain Theerathon Bunmathan looks to the future, telling FIFA.com when he believes they will reach their maiden global finals.
Historic debuts and improbable comebacks: when Russia play Brazil
So far, only two national teams have already confirmed their spots at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™: host nation Russia and recently qualified Brazil.
Kiwi joy, Aussie pain on the road to Spain
A Spain 1982 qualifier proved a turning point in New Zealand's football history, but is considered one of the Australian game's darkest occasions.
Panama's Amilcar Henriquez dies, aged 33
Panama international Amilcar Henriquez has died as a result of a shooting in the province of Colon, Panama, where he lived.
Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach
Algeria have appointed Lucas Alcaraz as their new coach, following the resignation of Georges Leekens in February, becoming their fourth permanent coach to take charge in 13 months.