Coleman: Bale absolutely loves playing for Wales
Having navigated treacherous waters at the helm of Wales since day one in the job, manager Chris Coleman now looks to be cruising to the promised land on the crest of a wave. The Dragons are on the brink of qualifying for a major tournament for the first time since John Charles and Co led them to the 1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden™.
Monday, 21 September 2015, 14:45
Slutsky: It was natural to answer Russia's call
As Russia continues to prepare to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, its national team is starting life under a new coach: current CSKA Moscow boss Leonid Slutsky. And for the first time since 2006, the Russian Football Union (RFU) has entrusted the job to a Russian national, following the appointments of Dutchmen Guus Hiddink and Dick Advocaat, and the Italian Fabio Capello.
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 14:42
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