"It will be a unique and unforgettable event," Portugal's Miguel Veloso told UEFA.com as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil nears, but he knows they have been handed a tough group.
Kokorin's World Cup ambition
Striker Aleksandr Kokorin spoke to UEFA.com about Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup credentials and the prospect of playing in "the greatest tournament you can experience".
Bosnia and Herzegovina fulfilling World Cup dream
A Bosnia and Herzegovina international for ten years, Hasan Salihamidžić is relishing his country’s qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as the team prepare to “fulfil a dream” that his generation could not manage in Brazil next summer.
Rebrov hoping Ukraine can overcome play-off hoodoo
History might not be on their side, but Serhiy Rebrov believes Mikhail Fomenko's Ukraine side have the quality to surprise France over two legs and qualify for Brazil 2014.
Deschamps urges France 'not to set limits'
Eager to cement a strong start to life at the France helm, Didier Deschamps feels "massively proud" to be in charge for his country's March qualifiers against Georgia and Spain.
Štimac, Mihajlović looking at bigger picture
Second-placed Croatia host Serbia, in third, on Friday with both coaches playing down the significance of the Balkan derby in determining how Group A ultimately pans out.
Sušić hoping to lead Bosnian breakthrough
Having missed out on the last two major tournaments in the play-offs, Bosnia and Herzegovina are desperate to reach Brazil 2014, as coach Safet Sušić explained to UEFA.com.
Janevski quick to make his mark with FYROM
Cedomir Janevski has been in charge of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for under six months but is already seeing signs of his team playing the "modern football" he craves.
Georgia on course to fulfil Ketsbaia aim
Temuri Ketsbaia tells UEFA.com about his dream of leading Georgia to a EURO finals and why finishing third in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I would represent a "good result".
Olsen sees bright future for Faroese football
Coach Lars Olsen speaks to UEFA.com about his desire to see his Faroe Islands team "keep the ball better" and reflects on the football development of UEFA's third smallest member nation.
Team-mates praise 'eternal leader' Hovsepyan
Armenia's Sargis Hovsepyan won 131 caps and is described as the "eternal leader" by Henrik Mkhitaryan, who joined Roman Berezovski in paying tribute to the retired captain.
Capello warming to Russia task
While Russia's results would suggest otherwise, Fabio Capello is finding it tough to settle into working life in Moscow, but told UEFA.com: "As with all difficult challenges, I like to take them on."
Hodgson hopes for English renaissance
Roy Hodgson tells UEFA.com that England need "quite serious concentration on their philosophy and playing style" as they aim for long-term change as well as FIFA World Cup finals.
Albert positive about Belgium prospects
Having reached every FIFA World Cup from 1982 to 2002, Belgium have not qualified since but former defender Philippe Albert tells UEFA.com they can end that run with a positive approach.
Jones gets World Cup show on road
Former Germany defender Steffi Jones heads the organising committee for the 2011 finals starting on Sunday and tells UEFA.com: "I think about it, it makes me shiver."
Hitzfeld calling for World Cup focus
Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld will be telling his players to start concentrating their minds on this summer's FIFA World Cup as they prepare to face Uruguay in Wednesday's warm-up.
Queiroz backing Portugal to perform
Portugal face a friendly with China in Coimbra on Wednesday and coach Carlos Queiroz will be looking for more signs of progress from his team as the FIFA World Cup approaches.