Lineker: The World Cup is very special
Gary Lineker will not forget his 57th birthday in a hurry. The Mexico 1986 adidas Golden Boot winner will be celebrating it miles from home, in Moscow, where he will take on one of the biggest challenges of his career as a presenter by hosting the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Friday, 1 December 2017, 11:27
FIFA World Cup stars congratulate each other in exclusive video
Ahead of Friday’s Final Draw, 32 key players representing each of the teams that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup™ have taken time to congratulate each other based on the order of qualification for Russia 2018. From host country star Fyodor Smolov to Jefferson Farfán, who booked the last World Cup spot with Peru, all players recorded the following statement – the first part in their mother tongue and the second in the language of the team being congratulated:
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 15:40
Ivan Urgant to host Final Draw Show
The wait is nearly at an end for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final Draw, which gets underway at 18.00 local time in the State Kremlin Palace on 1 December. A whole host of well-known stars and footballers will be descending on the Russian capital for the occasion, which will be shown worldwide in more than 200 territories.
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 15:36
Football icons Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Marcel Desailly announced as Ambassadors for 2018 FIFA Fan Fest™ in Russia
FIFA today announced the appointment of the Ambassadors for the 2018 FIFA Fan Fest™, the official public viewing of the FIFA World Cup. Legendary football players Aleksandr Kerzhakov – top striker of the Russian national team and in the Russian league history – and Marcel Desailly – FIFA World Cup™ champion with France in 1998, will promote the FIFA Fan Fest™ and motivate football fans from all over the world to visit, free of charge, the 11 unique locations organised by FIFA in close collaboration with the 2018 FWC Host Cities.
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 15:32
2018 FIFA World Cup tickets: huge demand upon conclusion of sales phase 1
With the highly anticipated Final Draw now just days away, sales phase 1 for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ tickets concluded today, confirming the huge interest from fans from Russia and all over the world.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:18
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Poster unveiled at Moscow Metro
With just three days to go to the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in the Russian capital, the famed Moscow Metro held the unveiling of the last remaining visual icon of the event. For the 2018 issue of the Official Poster, the renowned Russian artist Igor Gurovich chose legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin as a central figure of his work.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 17:51
Eleven Superfans to attend Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
A glittering cast of famous faces will be in attendance for the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which will be held in Moscow on 1 December. As usual, among the thousands of guests there will be delegations from the 32 competing nations, legendary footballers past and present, renowned artists and public figures. This time, however, also joining them at the ceremony will be 11 guests of honour – one representing each FIFA World Cup Host City – who through their passion and devotion to football have earned themselves the title of Superfan.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 17:14
FIFA World Cup Original Trophy seen by over 220,000 Russians
As the 32 national teams eagerly await the outcome of the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on 1 December, the prize they are all competing for next summer has completed the first stage of its tour around the Host Country.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 15:02
Close up on the draw procedures
Following the approval of the draw procedures for the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in September 2017, the confirmation of the pots, and the announcement of the conductors and assistants, the scene is set for all 32 participating member associations to learn their paths to possible glory on 1 December (18:00 local time) in Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.
Monday, 27 November 2017, 16:31
FIFA President lists what fans can expect from the FIFA World Cup in Russia – footage available for download
With just a few days to go until the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has listed ten things that fans can expect from the event that will get underway in Russia next June.
Monday, 27 November 2017, 15:27