International Friendlies involving Russia 2018-bound sides:
Korea Republic 2-0 Honduras
Nigeria 1-1 Congo DR
Turkey 2-1 IR Iran
Italy 2-1 Saudi Arabia
Portugal 2-2 Tunisia
France 2-0 Republic of Ireland
Japan 0-2 Ghana
Austria 1-0 Russia
The World Cup is getting ever closer, and even before a ball is kicked, it's inspiring kids around the world.
In Brunei Darussalam, a FIFA Grassroots course was organised for 32 Primary Schools. In the final (an omen for Russia 2018), Uruguay defeated Argentina .
Luis Suarez marked his 100th international cap by scoring the winning goal against Saudi Arabia and sending AUF - Selección Uruguaya de Fútbol into the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
TV listings http://fifa.tv/watch2018
The instrumental song accompanying the flags & players coming out of the tunnel at the World Cup is a new and vibrant theme by composers Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe.
There are other innovations in the infotainment programme to warm up fans before each kick-off. Take a look!