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Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal the initiative in their FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden with a late header as Paulo Bento's emerged with a 1-0 victory from a tense affair in Lisbon.
Despite going down a man six minutes into the second half, Iceland held Croatia to a scoreless draw in Reykjavik to send the play-off into Tuesday's second leg in Zagreb with everything to play for.
Three more teams booked a spot at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup after a full slate of qualifiers on Friday saw United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia book passage to Australia.
The Football Association of Wales announced Friday the extension of Chris Coleman's contract as manager of Wales until 2016, allowing Coleman to see his side through UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.
Club officials at Corinthians confirmed on Friday coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, nicknamed 'Tite', will leave the club at the end of the year.
Stumbling upon streets or squares dedicated to footballers is not as uncommon as you might think, and it happens all over the world, as FIFA.com discovers.
Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he has signed a new contract to ensure that he will continue as Spain coach until 2016.
Guangzhou Evergrande players Zheng Zhi, Muriqui and Dario Conca have all been nominated for awards at the AFC player of the year gala.
Competitors from England and France were the first to secure their seats at the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final in Brazil.
Global music superstar Ricky Martin is inviting football and music fans from all over the world to take part in the FIFA World Cup Official Music Programme by submitting songs for the Official Album of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
Didier Drogba is approaching his 100th cap for Côte d’Ivoire and the legendary forward helped his side to a first-leg victory over Senegal. Papiss Cisse’s late away goal kept the tie alive, and we compare the two forwards' prominent statistics.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi speaks to FIFA.com about his team's FIFA World Cup play-off against Ethiopia, insisting that despite his team's 2-1 first-leg lead, the tie is far from over.
Nacho Monreal has said that he believes his move to Arsenal have boosted his chances of making the Spain squad for the World Cup.
Josee Belanger and Kara Lang have made their long-awaited return to the Canada national fold ahead of John Herdman's side facing Mexico at BC Place in Vancouver.
The only manager to win the double in England and Scotland, Sir Alex Ferguson’s 49 trophies make him the most successful manager in British footballing history. FIFA.com looks at the legend.
Sweden centre-half Jonas Olsson speaks to FIFA.com about the upcoming play-off against Portugal, his captain's place among the game's elite players and life in the English Premier League.
Return legs in the African play-offs begin this weekend with all five sides that reached South Africa 2010 well-placed to repeat qualification for next year's FIFA World Cup™.
New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert has come under fire from some sections of the local media following the All Whites hefty 5-1 loss against Mexico in their Brazil 2014 play-off on Wednesday.
FIFA.com chats to New Zealand stalwart Ivan Vicelich about his unique month with the All Whites’ Brazil 2014 play-off against Mexico followed by a yet another trip to the FIFA Club World Cup for Auckland City.
Despite a tough 5-0 loss to Uruguay, Jordan were able to look at the positives from the Asian nation's first-ever intercontinental play-off berth for a chance to qualify for a World Cup™.