Sunday 18 September 2016, 13:42

Next week on



The home straight is approaching in Colombia. After the group stage of the FIFA Futsal World Cup concludes on Sunday, you'll not have to wait long for the knockout action, with the Round of 16 ties coming up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to be followed by the quarter-finals on Saturday and Sunday. is out in force at the competition and will have a steady supply of content to keep you in the know throughout this decisive week - from videos, photos and previews to match reports and round-ups.

To kick off the week with a bang, on Monday we'll be bringing you an exclusive interview with Brazilian defender Thiago Silva. This will be a fitting way to gear up for the opening, two days later, of the exhibition dedicated to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ at the FIFA World Football Museum. Entitled Brazil 2014 Revisited, it will give visitors the chance to relive the last global showpiece from a different perspective. A video will be waiting for you on Wednesday to show you what it is all about.

That same day, also in Zurich, the Home of FIFA will be staging the Official Draw for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016. Naturally, will be on hand to offer you live coverage of the event.

We still do not know who will be representing Africa in Japan, but we will come a step closer to finding out on Saturday, when the return legs of the CAF Champions League semi-finals will be taking place. The day before, we will have comprehensive build-up to the two matches, which pit Zesco United against Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek against Wydad Casablanca.

Of course, the FIFA World Cup will be in the spotlight ahead of the above-mentioned tribute to Brazil 2014. There will be another trip down memory lane alongside Ricardo Gardner, who graced the 1998 edition with Jamaica, and a nod to the future with a look at the striking starlets who have made a splash in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.

You will also find all the latest news on our tournaments, plus our regular features and scores of videos, photos, interviews, reports and statistics. Have a great week on!