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Sessegnon: The World Cup is a dream for Benin

Stephane Sessegnon is Benin’s national team captain Also the country’s all-time leading scorer and most capped player Now 36, he is still bringing his skills to bear for the Squirrels Good things come to those who wait, as Stephane Sessegnon can vouch for. During the course of an international career stretching back

Safaa Hadi’s Russian adventure

Safaa Hadi is the first Iraqi to play in Russia’s Premier League Midfielder has been key to Iraq's fine start in Qatar 2022 qualifying 21-year-old enjoying his Russian experience February 2020 was a turning point in the life of stylish Iraqi midfielder Safaa Hadi. That was when the promising youngster signed a

Amiri’s remarkable journey from raw teen to Afghanistan icon

Zohib Islam Amiri is Afghanistan’s most-capped international Defender boasts a 15-year international career on his resume Afghan icon hopes to help his country to maiden AFC Asian Cup qualification For many, attending a relative's wedding is a pleasant experience. For Afghan international Zohib Islam Amiri, however, it was more than just a

Bani Yaseen: We’ll fight until the end

Bani Yaseen is one of Jordan’s top defenders He is based in Qatar where World Cup preparations are underway Player speaks about Al Nashama’s chances in Asian qualifiers Asia's second qualifying round for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ was more than half complete when COVID-19 brought a halt to international football

Rueda: We’re trying to restore Chile’s status

Reinaldo Rueda hoping to take Chile back to the FIFA World Cup™ after 2018 failure The 63-year-old took Honduras to the world finals in 2010 and Ecuador in 2014 Chile placed fourth in his first major tournament with La Roja “It was a big blow for all of us.” Chile’s FIFA World

Nakagawa: Messi, Salah, Hazard and Sterling amaze me

Diminutive Teruhito Nakagawa was the J.League’s player of the season He scored fifteen times to fire Yokohama to a drought-breaking title win "It is one of my goals to play at the World Cup” Fifteen goals plus ten assists last season. The J.League's 2019 Most Valuable Player, as well as joint-leading marksman.

#WorldCupAtHome: Millions flock to relive World Cup memories

Opening of FIFA video archive allowed fans to enjoy 35 premieres across nine weeks 32 full games re-broadcast, three Official FIFA Films aired on YouTube for free 750,000 votes cast on Twitter by fans to choose which matches were shown During unprecedented times of global isolation, FIFA’s digital archive was opened up

Malawi’s Phiri firing up the Flames

Gerald Phiri Jr is Malawi's playmaker 26-year-old proved decisive in African qualifiers for Qatar 2022 His father, Gerald Phiri Sr, is a household name in Malawian football Although Malawi have never participated in a FIFA World Cup™, hopes are rekindled every four years with the start of the African qualifiers for football’s