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The second visit of FIFA and the Organizing Committee "Russia-2018" finished in Moscow, writes R-sport.
The second visit of FIFA and the Organizing Committee "Russia-2018" finished in Moscow, writes R-sport.
FIFA's director of competition Colin Smith and the head of the Organizing Committee, the Minister of sport of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko summed up the results of the commission’s work, having noted that preparation for the mundial goes according to schedule, and that FIFA has no claims.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 14:04
Hierro and Smertin to join countdown celebrations
Hierro and Smertin to join countdown celebrations
Iconic Spanish footballer Fernando Hierro, who participated in three consecutive FIFA World Cups™ in 1994, 1998, 2002, will be in Moscow to attend celebrations marking the launch of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia™ countdown clock, with 1,000 days to go until the start of the tournament. He will be joined by Alexey Smertin, former captain of Russia and 2002 FIFA World Cup participant, who won 55 caps for his country.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 13:54
Matthaus and Zambrotta to attend 1,000 day countdown in Moscow
Matthaus and Zambrotta to attend 1,000 day countdown in Moscow
FIFA World Cup™ winners Lothar Matthaus and Gianluca Zambrotta will be in Moscow on Friday 18 September to attend the celebrations marking 1,000 days to the start of Russia 2018.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 13:52
Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz
Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz
Jamaica needed a last-gasp goal in Managua to edge past Nicaragua and avoid ignominious elimination at the first hurdle on their road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up can now breathe a nervy sigh of relief as they join rampant Haiti, El Salvador, Canada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Guatemala, along with big boys Mexico, USA and Costa Rica, in the region’s first group stages. 
Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 14:31
Corluka: My tattoo will remind me of Russia
Corluka: My tattoo will remind me of Russia
It would not be difficult for a footballer to speak publicly about how happy he feels to live in a foreign country and not necessarily mean it from the heart. However, in the case of Lokomotiv Moscow’s Croatian defender Vedran Corluka, there is irrefutable proof to back up his words of fondness for Russia. Having recently marked three years in the host country of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Corluka decided to pay tribute to his current home in an eloquent way; he got a tattoo of a Matryoshka doll, one of Russia’s most celebrated souvenirs.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 13:55
Guam maintain unbeaten home record
Guam maintain unbeaten home record
The tiny Pacific nation of Guam held Oman 0-0 on Tuesday to extend their unbeaten home record in a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign which continues to defy the odds.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 14:24
Who will be top scorer on the road to Russia 2018?
Who will be top scorer on the road to Russia 2018?
 FIFA.com wants to hear from you! Who do you think could rise to the top of the scoring charts during FIFA World Cup™ qualifying around the world?
Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 13:55
Shayesteh: Afghanistan have nothing to lose
Shayesteh: Afghanistan have nothing to lose
For so long, David Beckham has been a source of inspiration to the game's aspiring youth the world over. But the former England captain may be unaware just how much his story has touched some of football's more unheralded players such as fellow free-kick aficionado Faysal Shayesteh.
Monday, 7 September 2015, 14:37
Goalscoring midfielders boosting Palestinian prospects
Goalscoring midfielders boosting Palestinian prospects
When Palestine made their AFC Asian Cup debut at Australia 2015, few observers expected them to make much of an impact, viewing the very fact that they had qualified for the tournament as an historic achievement. The Knights’ failure to advance past the group stage did not therefore come as a surprise, especially when the quality of their opponents – Japan, Iraq and Jordan – is taken into account.
Friday, 4 September 2015, 14:27