<![CDATA[FIFA.com - About FIFA - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:21:00 GMTFri, 18 Apr 2014 23:24:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Dickenmann: Qualifying would be a dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A Switzerland side inspired by the performances of Lara Dickenmann are on course to qualify for their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the midfielder spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about Nati's success and the progression of women's football.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Coaching change for Asian champs]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2320330/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women's league resumes in England]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Are games played behind closed doors an effective punishment?]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2319552/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Every seven days, FIFA Weekly will ask your opinion on a specific topic and the best comments will be published in the next edition of the magazine. This week, we're asking if games played behind closed doors an effective punishment?

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:44:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[FIFA marks the memory of the victims of Hillsborough]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2319288/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:38:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[New campaigns open in USA, Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s regular review of women’s club football this week looks at opening day action in USA and Sweden, news from Germany’s European aspirants, plus the latest from Japan.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany march on, Matildas triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Another round of thrilling UEFA qualifiers took place ahead of Canada 2015, while Australia caused a stir in beating Brazil 2-1 in a friendly down under. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Development seminar a success in Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2317719/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Who will win the UEFA Champions League? ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:56:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Wambach: Canada 2015 will be amazing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks to USA star striker Abby Wambach about next year's FIFA Women's World Cup, breaking records and receiving a tweet from Barack Obama.]]>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview<![CDATA[Talks between President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Blatter]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2317357/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As a follow-up to their recent meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Blatter had another very positive phone conversation today as part of their regular updates in the build-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Blatter remembers Rwandan genocide]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2315792/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Germany survive scare, USA wield axe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action from a weekend in women's football that brought joy for the likes of Germany, England, France and Scotland, and ended with the dismissal of USA coach Tom Sermanni.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA invests USD 1 million in FIFA World Cup™ TV internships in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-invests-usd-million-fifa-world-cuptm-internships-brazil-2315557.htmlFIFA is investing USD 1 million in a TV production internship programme for Brazilian students during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ as part of its legacy plans for the competition.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA endorse Irish FA's Girls' and Women's Football Plan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2314573/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Following a two-year consultation process the Irish FA have launched its Girls’ & Women’s Football Plan and FIFA Senior Women's Football Development Manager Mayi Cruz Blanco spoke of its importance to the women's game. 

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Should the number of overseas players be limited in the world’s top leagues?]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2314541/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Every seven days, FIFA Weekly will ask your opinion on a specific topic and the best comments will be published in the next edition of the magazine. This week, we're asking is the number of overseas players should be limited in the world's top leagues.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:57:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Sermanni sacked as US women’s coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2314269/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender for UK media rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2314305/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[The FIFA Weekly to appear in the BaZ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/media/news/newsid=2314404/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Weekly magazine is set to start appearing in the Basler Zeitung and the BaZ Kompakt publications.]]>Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MediaKind=News<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2313785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Sundhage: My life is football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about a ‘magic’ UEFA Women’s EURO last year, her Sweden side’s new-found qualities, the battle with Scotland in FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying and her love of the sport.]]>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Makelele: Zlatan has the right ingredients]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Spanish FA, FC Barcelona sanctioned for international transfers of minors]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2313003/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Spanish football association and FC Barcelona for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Goal-line technology set up ahead of FIFA World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=goal-line-technology-set-ahead-fifa-world-cup-2311481.htmlTue, 01 Apr 2014 13:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All-German semi ahead]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Wolfsburg and Turbine Potsdam ensured an all-German UEFA Champions League semi-final, Frankfurt suffered a Bundersliga slip-up and Brescia stay top of Serie A. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Updated goal-line technology testing manual published]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2310048/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA and Saarland University team up]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=2294124/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Record number of students in Costa Rica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=27 students started the sixth edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management organised in cooperation with Universidad de Costa Rica on 7 March. This is a record number of participants for the Programme in Costa Rica, a source of great satisfaction for CIES and its academic partner.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina: UCA launches the 11th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Universidad Católica Argentina, the first academic partner of CIES, is now accepting applications for the 11th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Argentina, scheduled to begin in Buenos Aires on 5 May 2014.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Are synthetic surfaces the future?]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2305463/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=
Every seven days, FIFA Weekly will ask your opinion on a specific topic and the best comments will be published in the next edition of the magazine. This week, we're asking if the recent approval in all rounds of the English FA Cup is the breakthrough moment for artificial pitches.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:34:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Zamorano: I'm comparable to Ronaldo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about her style, a failed attempt to earn a move to Europe, why she's given up on playing in a FIFA Women's World Cup and her coaching ambitions.]]>Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President addresses UEFA Congress ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2304467/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Blatter today completed a four-day Central Asia trip in Astana, Kazakhstan, where he delivered a speech at the XXXVIII UEFA Congress.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:49:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter opens Year of Grassroots in Tajikistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/grassroots/news/newsid=2303902/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Wolfsburg-Potsdam clash looms large]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter hails role of football in Kyrgyz Republic]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2303305/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[O’Sullivan: Irish are dreaming of Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA President to visit Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2302863/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Ex-Co backs FIFA’s work to help improve working conditions in Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2301310/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Positive financial result for 2013 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/administration/news/newsid=2301222/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee approves Regulations on Working with Intermediaries]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/administration/news/newsid=2301236/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Following an extensive and continuous consultation process, the FIFA Executive Committee has today approved the new Regulations on Working with Intermediaries at its meeting in Zurich.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:04:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News
<![CDATA[Webb: Let's embrace diversity]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2301100/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Which African team will do best at Brazil 2014?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA Weekly will ask your opinion on a specific topic and the best comments will be published in the next edition of the magazine. This week, we're asking which African team you fancy to impress at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:54:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Kellermann: Treble an extraordinary achievement]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2300509/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com. ]]>Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Relive the post-ExCo press conference]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2300534/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee, which is taking place on 20 and 21 March 2013 at the Home of FIFA, was followed by a press conference streamed live on FIFA.com.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA rejects Simunic appeal; sanctions for discrimination upheld]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= Josip Simunic and to confirm the decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 12 December 2013 in its entirety.]]>Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Four new nations join FIFA’s Goal Programme]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2299854/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Plenty for Potsdam, Zurich take control]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With many of the players who had been on international duty at this month's Algarve and Cyprus Cups now back in action for their clubs, FIFA.com casts a glance at recent events in some of Europe's top leagues.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA extends FFA sanctions against two British players]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2298523/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Building for the future]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2298169/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A regional coaching workshop for women’s football trainers is taking place in San Jose from 14-23 March to coincide with the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014