England’s all-time leading goalscorer and most-capped outfield player, Wayne Rooney, has called time on his international career, aged 31.
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Ahead of China PR’s crucial qualifier against Uzbekistan, FIFA.com speaks with Wang Yongpo who is enjoying a late career flourish for club and country thanks to the guidance of Fabio Cannavaro and Marcello Lippi.
FIFA.com hears from Esteban Dreer about his rise from out-of-contract goalkeeper to international shot-stopper, as well as Ecuador hopes of reaching Russia 2018.
Spain emulating Romario and Co and a Spaniard eclipsing Maradona feature in FIFA.com’s statistical look at the South Africa 2010 conquerors, as does an indefatigable player and an unlikely dribbler.
On the tenth anniversary of his first appearance for Denmark, William Kvist speaks to FIFA.com about what his years in football have taught him, the Danes’ recent revival and their upcoming World Cup showdown with Poland and Lewandowski.
FIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.
FIFA.com speaks to the Republic of Ireland’s Shane Duffy, who has worked his way back from a life-threatening injury to play a key role in his country’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as well as helping Brighton and Hove Albion to the English Premier League.
FIFA.com speaks exclusively with Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill about his World Cup memories, hopes of leading his country to Russia 2018, Northern Ireland’s staggering rise up the FIFA Ranking and more.
FIFA.com examines Germany’s incredible FIFA World Cup qualifying record, which has seen the four-time champions lose just twice in 84 matches, making them a feared team in any Preliminary Draw.
Having played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana to fly the family flag on the international stage.