Dear Fans. Remember this moment from 2014 A moment when one sportsman at the top of his game, was consoled by another, despite their World Cup dream being over.
This image stayed in our heads. And we want to create a community with this spirit in mind, for the 2018 World Cup.
During the tournament, starting today, we are improving our post moderation. We want you to support your teams. Share your opinions. And emotions too! But if comments are offensive. Discriminatory. Threatening to another fan. Contain profanity. Or spam. They will be removed.
We read your comments every day. And we have seen many requests like this from fans. We have young and old fans. Men and women. We have listened. And we hope this means you can enjoy the 64 matches, feeling safe this is a page for real fans. May the best team win on 15 July!
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!
days, players | Tim Cahill
The Caltex Socceroos legend has scored in three FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and is also Australia's all-time top goalscorer. His volley against the Netherlands at Brazil 2014 has been considered by many as one of the best goals ever scored in a World Cup.