<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2316770/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[UEFA create slot for France in EURO 2016 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/226/514/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA announced that EURO 2016 hosts France will play a string of friendlies against pre-set rivals ahead of the tournament, while fellow teams lock horns in the qualifying race.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Berisha goes for Victory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Rraklli: Every game is an experience]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Having led Albania's women's national team since their first match in 2011, coach Altin Rraklli is now gearing up to compete alongside Europe's best as qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ gets underway.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Big victories as groups take shape]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2216568/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

The latest qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ took place across Europe this week with an exciting blend of closely fought duels and clear victories. FIFA.com summarises the round of qualifiers.

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Sat, 02 Nov 2013 06:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Albania's chances sunk in Cyprus draw]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=albania-chances-sunk-cyprus-draw-2196265.htmlAlbania's faint hopes of reaching the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil were ended by a listless 0-0 draw against Cyprus, with neither side really testing either goalkeeper.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Swiss book Brazilian adventure]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=swiss-book-brazilian-adventure-2194170.htmlXherdan Shaqiri and Michael Lang secured Switzerland a 2-1 win away to Albania that sealed their presence at the 20th FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Qualification scenarios explained]]>//news/y=/m=/news=qualification-scenarios-explained-2193264.htmlWith nine teams, as well as the hosts, having secured their place in Brazil for next summer's FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com takes a look at the eight sides that could be joining them on Friday.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Moyes confident of hanging on to Januzaj]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 05 Oct 2013 23:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[European giants join the race to Canada ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2175863/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Iceland sink Albania to lift play-off hopes]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=iceland-sink-albania-lift-play-off-hopes-2169521.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 22:37:58 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Slovenia sneak past Albania]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=slovenia-sneak-past-albania-2168720.htmlSlovenia defeated visiting Albania 1-0 courtesy of a fantastic goal from Kevin Kampl in the 19th minute, though the hosts still remain towards the bottom of the table in Group E.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Valencia draw Swansea, Spurs get Anzhi]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/972/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Jairo, Bobic eye qualifying opponents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Sevilla winger Jairo Samperio and Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic have both said they cannot take thier respective opponents lightly when they enter the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Salihi: Albania can make it to Brazil]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=salihi-albania-can-make-brazil-2134175.htmlFIFA.com speaks with prolific Albania forward Hamdi Salihi who says his nation can make history over the coming months and qualify for their maiden FIFA World Cup™.]]>Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[USA close on records, Sweden outjump France]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2113721/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446.htmlFIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Dutch go fifth, quartet reach personal bests]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2103109/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: April 2013 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over an action-packed month of women's football, which witnessed the qualifying campaign for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™ gather pace and the dawn of a new era in the USA.]]>Wed, 01 May 2013 07:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Qualifying route laid out in Europe ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2059209/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Croatia and Ecuador on the up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2056322/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Debutants pass first test en route to Canada ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2056297/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the highlights of the first matches in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 qualifying, which recently took place in Lithuania and Malta.]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lithuania, Malta first stops on road to Canada ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2052572/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to the Canada 2015 qualifiers, with global qualifying commencing on Thursday with a mini-tournament involving Europe's eight lowest-ranked teams.]]>Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Salihi's strike sinks Norway]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=salihi-strike-sinks-norway-2041817.htmlNorway dropped two places in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group E after losing 1-0 at home to Albania, courtesy of a 67th minute strike from Hamdi Salihi.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Henriksen: Albania will be a tough test]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=henriksen-albania-will-tough-test-2039563.htmlNorway's game against Albania will be no easy task according to the hosts' midfielder Markus Henriksen, who expects a the visitors will give them a tough game in Group E, while Slovenia will host Iceland in the group's other game.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Albania's Italian influence]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:16:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ujkani on loan to Chievo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2013/2014<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/796/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[UEFA confirm multi-city EURO 2020]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/704/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA have confirmed that UEFA EURO 2020 will not take place in a single country, instead being staged across multiple cities around the continent.

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Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise results littered Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification, as Germany let slip a four goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden, Northern Ireland held Portugal and France stunned Spain to grab a point in the closing seconds.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Roshi strikes as Albania edge Slovenia]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=roshi-strikes-albania-edge-slovenia-1785800.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2012 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Jets edge Sydney, Roar thrash Victory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Sigurdsson claims second win for Iceland]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=sigurdsson-claims-second-win-for-iceland-1784027.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=powerhouses-make-steady-progress-1700155.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action from Europe on a positive evening for the continent's major nations, although both Germany and Spain were made to work overtime before collecting wins.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=world-champions-join-the-party-1698641.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521.htmlThe likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone