<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 12 Dec 2015 18:16:00 GMTMon, 28 Dec 2015 17:18:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[England to clash with Wales at EURO 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2712161.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann responding to critics, a touching account of a father reuniting with his footballing son and Rafa Benitez on selling books.]]>Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Albanian apex, Monumental madness & sizzling Sanchez]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=albanian-apex-monumental-madness-sizzling-sanchez-2711823.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with defending in Doha and scoring in South America.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Albania, Germany, Poland and Romania clinch UEFA EURO berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Albania qualified for their first major international tournament with a 3-0 win over Armenia, while Germany, Poland and Romania also secured qualification to next summer's UEFA EURO 2016 finals in France.

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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 18:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Germany, Northern Ireland on verge of EURO berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thomas Muller and Kyle Lafferty's careers are worlds apart in terms of achievement but on Monday both players scored vital goals that took Germany and Northern Ireland respectively to within touching distance of next year's UEFA EURO 2016.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[England clinch EURO berth, Spain cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record as Roy Hodgson's side beat San Marino 6-0 to become the first nation to secure qualification for UEFA EURO 2016 on Saturday and Spain took a big step towards returning to the finals by defeating Slovakia 2-0.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Germany go top, Northern Ireland move closer to Euro 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany jumped to the top of Group D after a 3-1 home win over Poland, while Northern Ireland moved closer to UEFA EURO 2016 qualification with a 3-1 win over Faroe Islands.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Pepe, Veloso, Guerreiro get Portugal call for EURO qualifier]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Pepe, Miguel Veloso and Raphael Guerreiro have returned to the Portugal squad for a friendly against France and a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Albania next month, coach Fernando Santos announced on Friday.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Albania on the up with De Biasi]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=albania-on-the-up-with-de-biasi-2673315.htmlShqiponjat's astonishing rise to an all-time high of 22nd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Malmo, Maccabi reach group stage as Monaco bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Malmo advanced to their second straight UEFA Champions League group stage appearance with a 2-0 (4-3 aggregate) win over Celtic, while Maccabi Tel Aviv advanced on away goals and Valencia held on despite losing 2-1 on the day to Monaco.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Celtic, Monaco face test of Champions League nerves]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Malmo strike late at Celtic, Valencia take down Monaco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[United confident for Club Brugge, Celtic wary of Malmo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Celtic stand firm in Baku, Shakhtar progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scottish champions Celtic did just enough to progress from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 1-0 win on aggregate over Qarabag, while Shakhtar Donetsk eliminated Fenerbahce.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Gashi: You never know what tomorrow brings]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about representing Albania, his partnership with Marco Streller and his personal future.]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Raiffeisen Super League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Acerbi included in Italy squad for Albania friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy coach Antonio Conte called up an additional 14 players to his squad for Tuesday's friendly with Albania in Genoa, including Francesco Acerbi who returns after a two-year absence.

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Shocks, strikers and crammed stands]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=shocks-strikers-and-crammed-stands-2437638.htmlWed, 10 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Albania buoyed by dream start]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Goal feats, upsets and a career nadir]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=goal-feats-upsets-and-a-career-nadir-2420481.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review along with some stunning surprises in UEFA competitions and two unforgettable minutes for one man in Norway.]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ashley Cole’s memorable England moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at some memorable moments from an incredible career for his country.]]>Mon, 12 May 2014 17:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=rraklli-every-game-experience-2223682.htmlHaving 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]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=big-victories-groups-take-shape-2216568.html

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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/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[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/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[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/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 ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-giants-join-the-race-canada-2175863.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/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[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/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[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/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[Salihi: Albania can make it to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/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]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=6/news=usa-close-records-sweden-outjump-france-2113721.htmlFri, 21 Jun 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/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]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=6/news=oranje-fifth-quartet-reach-personal-bests-2103109.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: April 2013 ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=5/news=women-round-april-2013-2066745.htmlFIFA.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 ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=qualifying-route-laid-out-europe-2059209.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2013 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015