News - Excitement mounts as 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers resume
News - Excitement mounts as 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers resume

Excitement mounts as 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers resume

Excitement mounts as 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers resume
Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 17:39

Thursday, 1 September will see the start of six days of pure passion in the race to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with FIFA’s digital platforms all braced to offer you the most extensive coverage.

The nations of South America are about to reach the halfway stage of their journey, while in the CONCACAF zone there are five places to be filled in the ever-exciting Hexagonal, the final six-team qualification round, with the already-qualified Mexico waiting for them.

As if that were not enough, the 12 surviving teams in Asia will embark on the third qualifying round for Russia 2018, while the campaign in Europe will get under way, with reigning world champions Germany kicking off on Sunday with a trip to Norway.

FIFA.com will have interviews with the players, reviews of the most interesting stats, the pick of the match photos and detailed previews and round-ups from all confederations. Our live blog will also be making a return, providing minute-by-minute coverage of events across all six days and giving you the chance to share your views on the qualifiers.

The site can be accessed on PCs and mobile devices. Try out the FIFA App on your tablet or phone, wherever you are, and check out all the information we have for you. Alternatively, you can log on via the World Cup page on Facebook and share all the articles you enjoyed with your friends.

And if you need to find the very latest news, don’t forget to check out our Twitter account@FIFAWorldCup. You want pictures too? Well, we are also on Instagram, where we will be publishing the very best photos from an intense few days of top-quality football.

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