All the stories you don’t want to miss about the eclectic world of football.


The World Cup 2022 Match Schedule - Making the Most of Your Tournament Experience

The Match Schedule for 2022 is out and promises a football-action-packed month for fans around the globe. Take a look and start planning for an outstanding event.

Football in Qatar
70 Years of Football Fever

Since Qatar's football journey began, a little over 70 years ago, the nation has steadily become a prominent member of the international football scene.

National Team
Knowing Sánchez

The 44-year-old Spaniard, who is likely to be at the helm of affairs when Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2022, has had a major impact on Qatar’s football.

Women's Football
The Making of Women’s Football

Women's football has taken over a century to gain the kudos it enjoys today; it has been a hard-fought journey. Today work continues to make the game accessible for women worldwide.

The World’s Top Female Football Players

There is an enormous number of talented female football players across the globe. We have chosen one outstanding player from each of the six football confederations.

The Most Influential Women In Football

Traditionally a man's arena, the football industry is now opening up to women. From referees to football clubs owners, women are influencing the game at all levels.

Historic Moments of the FIFA World Cup
Iconic FIFA World Cup Goals

Discover some of the most iconic goals in FIFA World Cup history, who scored them and why they were so extraordinary.

The Best and Worst World Cup Matches

There have been some nine hundred World Cup football matches since the inaugural game in 1930; some have been superlative, a joy to behold, others are best forgotten.

World Cup Superstars


The Top 5 FIFA World Cup Stadiums

Get to know some of the iconic venues for the world's most famous football tournament, the FIFA World Cup.

Through the Decades
Through the Decades - Whistles

From the first brass referee's whistle to the electronic whistles of today; follow the journey of the humble whistle over the last 140 years.

Through the Decades - Football Kits

Football kits have come a long way in the last century or so. Basic materials and designs have given way to cutting-edge equipment and an industry worth millions.

Through the Decades - Footballs

Take a journey through history from the earliest football made from pig's bladders to today's enhanced performance official World Cup footballs with integrated technology.

Through the Decades - Goalie Gloves

Though gloves for goalkeepers have a fairly short history, their development has produced a multimillion-dollar industry and a vast array of protective wear for keepers worldwide.

Legendary Players
The Top 5 World Cup Winning Goalkeepers

Many keepers have played for their country, but only an elite group has played and won the World Cup. The top five of that group could be considered some of the greatest of all time.

Maradona, The Lost Legend

Maradona was a boy from the slums with an extraordinary talent. He became a legend and a hero but, despite his abilities and the adoration, got lost along the way.

VAR Technology

VAR Technology is relatively new and will probably be used at the 2022 World Cup, but how does it work?

Goal Line Technology

A goal detection system that promises to accurately determine whether or not a ball has crossed the goal line. But how does it work?

Football Variants
Futsal - The World, The Game and Qatar

Futsal has been around for almost 100 years, can be played by everyone, everywhere, and in any weather conditions. But what is futsal, how is it played, by whom, and what is the state of play in Qatar?

Beach Soccer - Sun, Sand and Football

From Brazil to sandy pitches across the globe, beach football is a growing sport of skill, agility, and stamina. Find out more about how the game is played, by whom and Qatar's involvement in this global sport.

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