3⃣0⃣ DAYS TO GO!
Pape Bouba Diop scored the first goal of the 2002 FIFA #WorldCup in the 30th minute of the opening match for Senegal against France - securing a famous victory for the African team!
Do you remember this match
#OnThisDay On 20 May 2004, FIFA organized a friendly re-match of the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Brazil. FIFA was founded on 21 May 1904 and organized the match to honor its centennial
"When you're playing against Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, you’re playing against the best national team in the world. They’re going to be favourites to win the FIFA World Cup, but I’m very excited to play against them"
We caught up with Fudbalski savez Srbije's Luka Milivojevic
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"You have to be ready when you're chosen to go on and accept it when you're not. Otherwise, you're not a good team player. It's important to understand your role."
"On doit être prêt quand on est choisi et l'accepter quand on ne l'est pas. Sinon, on n’est pas un bon soldat. C'est important de bien connaître son rôle."
Read FIFA.com's exclusive interview with one of the unsung heroes from France 1998, Alain Boghossian ️
DID YOU KNOW
5⃣ fathers have coached their sons at the FIFA World Cup:
Ondino Viera & Milton Viera (, 1966)
Cesare Maldini & Paolo Maldini (, 1998)
Zlatko Kranjcar & Niko Kranjcar (, 2006)
Ilija Petkovic & Dusan Petkovic (, 2006)
Vladimir Weiss & Vladimir Weiss (, 2010)
Bob Bradley & Michael Bradley (, 2010)