FIFA.com and FIFA TV bring you the eighth episode of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Video Magazine. In this edition, we turn our attentions to the host city of Fortaleza, where excitement is already building ahead of next year's tournament.
Open to the public for guided tours from Sunday 21 April, Recife’s Arena Pernambuco (pictured) is the feature venue of our Stadiums Progress update for the first half of April. With the pitch installed and work at the stadium nearing a conclusion, the venue is set to host three games at the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and another five at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has told his players that an urgent attitude will be the key to ensuring their qualification to next year's FIFA World Cup™ finals. The USA begin their bid to reach Brazil with a tricky trip away to Honduras in San Pero Sula tomorrow.
FIFA has concluded a number of licensee deals ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. This represents a significant milestone in FIFA’s licensing programme following the strategic decision to take this element of the business in-house following the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Russia head coach Fabio Capello is relishing the opportunity to face former side England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 66-year-old was speaking at the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, in his first visit to England since his sudden resignation as manager in Feb. 2012.
Asian champions Japan will take on Canada in preparation for their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Jordan in March. The game against Canada will take place in the Qatari capital Doha on 22 March, four days before the Samurai Blue take on Jordan, needing only one win to guarantee their berth at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.