<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:00 GMTWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:20:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Serbians relieved, Icelanders in raptures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=serbians-relieved-icelanders-in-raptures-2912510.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's European 2018 World Cup qualifying action where Serbia and Iceland both secured qualification for Russia, while two more play-off spots were locked up.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Monday? ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-monday-2912083.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain through at Italy’s expense, Serbia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-through-at-italy-s-expense-serbia-stumble-2911147.htmlFIFA.com reviews Russia 2018 qualifying action in Europe where 2010 world champions Spain booked their ticket to another World Cup, while there were major stumbles by Italy and Serbia.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain secure Russia 2018 berth]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-secure-russia-2018-berth-2911043.htmlSpain's  victory against Albania, combined with Italy’s failure to beat FYR Macedonia, saw the 2010 World Cup winners clinch Group G’s top spot.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Panucci: Albania will be brave against Spain and Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=panucci-albania-will-be-brave-against-spain-and-italy-2910103.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Albania coach Christian Panucci - a former Italy coach who starred for Real Madrid - speaks about his team taking on Group G's leading duo, their prospects and his own career. 

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[European nations vie for France 2019 slots]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=european-nations-vie-for-france-2019-slots-2907740.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the first two rounds of European qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, with the continent's giants all set to enter the fray and begin battling it out for the eight available places.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=spain-dominate-italy-as-other-groups-remain-tantalisingly-close-2906640.htmlSun, 03 Sep 2017 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iceland-leave-it-late-big-guns-pocket-three-points-2894498.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[South American superstars and calcio’s new cape]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-american-superstars-and-calcio-s-new-cape-2891983.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[European quintet overcome first hurdle]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-quintet-overcome-first-hurdle-2879290.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the race to reach the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 in Europe, with a number of pre-qualifying games taking place ahead of the preliminary draw this month.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[European teams set out on road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-teams-set-out-on-road-to-france-2878586.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=powerhouses-impress-celtic-duo-play-out-stalemate-2877198.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Race to France 2019 takes shape in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=race-to-france-2019-takes-shape-in-europe-2863808.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina stay top, Suriname start strong]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=argentina-stay-top-suriname-start-strong-2863074.htmlWith only 12 A matches played since the final ranking of 2016, there are few big changes in the January edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ventura: Albania will be tougher than Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ventura-albania-will-be-tougher-than-spain-2858992.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Croatia see off Iceland, Ireland top section]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=croatia-see-off-iceland-ireland-top-section-2849701.htmlThe latest round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia had a little bit of everything. FIFA.com takes a look back at Saturday’s thrills and spills.

 

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=headers-and-volleys-2842190.htmlFIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights share spoils, Iceland stage heroic comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from Thursday’s UEFA qualifiers, including a high-intensity stalemate between Spain and Italy.]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Albania sanctioned for fielding ineligible player in friendly]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=albania-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-in-friendly-2823575.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 15:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Ba excels as EURO & Copa records fall]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ba-excels-as-euro-copa-records-fall-2803025.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Albania happy to make history]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/285/0/index.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[France first and a first for Albania]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/267/3/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Group A at UEFA EURO 2016 in France as the hosts claimed top spot, while debutants Albania secured a dose of history.]]>Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Griezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/198/0/index.htmlGriezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Bale boosts Wales, England held]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/115/5/index.htmlWe review the day's action at UEFA EURO 2016 as Gareth Bale scored Wales' first goal at a European Championship, while a late sucker punch from Russia saw them draw 1-1 with England.

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Gashi out to conquer American hearts]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/254/3/index.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 08:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The trials that made Cana who he is]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/278/296/2/index.htmlRenowned for his robust approach on the field, Lorik Cana has fostered a reputation as a fighter in the heat of a game, but it took a series of challenges to get him to that point. He spoke to FIFA.com about his life and career, and the long road to UEFA EURO 2016 with Albania.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2782661.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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 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[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[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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Gashi: You never know what tomorrow brings]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=gashi-you-never-know-what-tomorrow-brings-2557057.htmlFIFA.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[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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=albania-buoyed-by-dream-start-2437276.htmlMon, 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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=5/news=ashley-cole-s-memorable-england-moments-2337243.htmlFIFA.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