What happened to the history-making Golden Eaglets?

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Nigeria won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013 and 2015 We look at what some triumphant Golden Eaglets have gone on to achieve One has become the most expensive African footballer in history They were the back-to-back tournaments that catapulted Nigeria above Brazil and into the throne as the […]

Mohamud Ali: I’m a winner, just like my namesake

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Somalia won their first FIFA World Cup qualifying match in September 2019 That victory over Zimbabwe was not sufficient to reach the next round It did, however, have a huge impact, according to defender Mohamud Ali “Don’t quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion,” […]

Djibouti's coach and captain dream of a better future

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Djibouti have improved tremendously under Julien Mette Team’s French coach discusses his philosophy with Les Riverains de la Mer Rouge Captain Waiss talks about his coach and Qatar 2022 qualifiers “Discipline, beautiful football, intelligence, aesthetics, pride, unity, hard work and commitment” Those are the eight words used by Djibouti captain […]

Calvert-Lewin: I want to be the man England rely on to score goals

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer He discusses his aerial ability & desire to be England’s main man DCL hails James, Richarlison, Rashford and Lewandowski Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s reputation has, in a few months, skyrocketed proportionately to his torso whenever James Rodriguez or Lucas Digne have swung back their […]

Jordan’s great hope furthering his European education

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Al-Taamari is a pillar of Jordan’s national team He believes Al-Nashama can progress to the decisive round of Qatar 2022 qualifiers The player is now starring in Belgium after making his mark in Cyprus Keen to continue achieving his long list of ambitious goals, Musa Al-Taamari has had a promising […]

In-form Tang talks up China's Olympic hopes

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Tang Jiali scored four times in 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic qualifying She will be a key player for China PR in their play-off against Korea Republic Forward tells FIFA.com about her development and Olympic hopes China PR’s Olympic hopes hinge on February’s crunch AFC qualifying play-off against Korea Republic. With […]

Four sides to battle for final two berths

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UEFA play-offs to decide continent’s last two World Cup places Serbia face Finland while Croatia take on Czech Republic Spain, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Russia and hosts Lithuania already assured berths Europe’s final two places at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 will be determined between 6 and 10 November 2020 […]

Laba: I want to emulate Coubadja for Togo

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Kodjo Laba was just a teen when Togo appeared at the 2006 World Cup Al Ain forward is inspired by compatriot Mohamed Kader Coubadja Player celebrates his goals by performing traditional Togolese dance By any standard 13 June 2006 was a historic day for Togolese football. That was when Emmanuel […]

Maradona still providing emotion and inspiration

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Diego Maradona turns 60 today Some of the Argentinian’s goals and plays are genuine works of art The Albiceleste genius has himself inspired many artists While for most of those who practice it, football is primarily a sport, a select few have succeeded in elevating it to an art form. […]

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