<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTThu, 21 Jul 2016 11:06:13 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Composition of normalisation committee for the Argentine FA confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=composition-of-normalisation-committee-for-the-argentine-fa-confirmed-2812253.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 18:49:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812135.htmlWe run through some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Swedish veteran, an English FIFA World Cup winner and a Norwegian FIFA Women's World Cup stalwart.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-ranking-argentina-france-portugal-new-zealand-iceland-wales-2811756.htmlThe OFC Nations Cup, Copa America Centenario and UEFA EURO 2016 have had a significant impact on the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Wales among the big movers in July.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Independiente del Valle closing in on historic final]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/186/2/index.htmlSouth America will soon know which team will be representing it at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, with four sides remaining in the hunt for the 2016 Copa Libertadores. FIFA.com looks ahead to this week’s return semi-final legs.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Semi-finalists resume Copa campaigns]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/126/2/index.htmlAs little as 180 minutes separate the likes of Sao Paulo, Atletico Nacional, Independiente del Valle and Boca Juniors from a Copa Libertadores final. We size up their semi-final clashes.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The piece of paper that helped Germany turn the page]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-piece-of-paper-that-helped-germany-turn-the-page-2811265.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of those involved and the head of the museum where the sheet now rests.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and a Uruguayan wanderer]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=speedy-strikes-and-a-uruguayan-wanderer-2811261.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador and, of course, France.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Earthquake inspiration driving Independiente's Sornoza]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/118/3/index.html FIFA.com about the quest to bring joy to the people of Ecuador, including his parents, impacted by the recent earthquake as his side prepare to face Boca Juniors in the Copa Liberadores semi-finals.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Anderson, Argentina's prophetic pioneer]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=anderson-argentina-s-prophetic-pioneer-2810496.htmlFIFA.com recalls the story of James Oswald Anderson, Argentina's first captain, who was not only the inaugural skipper of the ​Albiceleste​, but also helped establish football in the country. 

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:38:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Elizondo: Three years of hard work went into that Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=elizondo-three-years-of-hard-work-went-into-that-final-2810397.htmlFor the tenth anniversary of Germany 2006, Argentinian referee Horacio Elizondo relives some of his memories of the tournament with FIFA.com​, including the sending-off of France's Zinedine Zidane in the Final.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=winston-reid-hernan-crespo-happy-birthday-2810372.htmlA prolific goalscorer for Argentina, a Kiwi hero, a 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner and a member of Bulgaria's golden generation from USA 1994 all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Messi calls time on international career]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/399/5/index.htmlAfter Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football on the back of Argentina's defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final, we look back on the five-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner's career with La Albiceleste.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Chile claim Copa America again as Argentina pay the penalty]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/393/3/index.htmlMirroring the result of last year’s Copa America final in Santiago, Chile edged Argentina 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes in New Jersey to win the 2016 Copa America Centenario. 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Argentina of '86 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=argentina-of-86-in-numbers-2802731.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the numbers that made Mexico '86's triumphant Argentinian side, and the tournament, so memorable.]]>Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Chile, Argentina braced for rematch]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/366/7/index.html

 

The Copa America Centenario promises to be a very special occasion, with Argentina taking on Chile as their many star players having found their best form. FIFA.com looks ahead to the encounter, to be preceded by the third-place play-off between USA and Colombia on Saturday evening.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Scifo still in awe of Maradona]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scifo-still-in-awe-of-maradona-2803606.htmlSat, 25 Jun 2016 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Argentine FA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-argentine-fa-2803547.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in accordance with art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes. 

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Centenario celebrations set the tone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=centenario-celebrations-set-the-tone-2803168.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph takes us back to the first edition in 1930.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hodge, Maradona and the 'Hand of God' shirt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=hodge-maradona-and-the-hand-of-god-shirt-2801683.htmlThree decades after England faced Argentina in one of the most famous, and infamous, matches in FIFA World Cup history, we speak to key protagonist Steve Hodge on swapping shirts with Diego Maradona after the 'Hand of God' and 'Goal of the Century'.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![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[Maradona's immortal 11-second dash]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=maradona-s-immortal-11-second-dash-2802747.htmlExactly 30 years ago, Diego Maradona scored what what ultimately proved the winner in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final against England and was voted the best goal of the last century. FIFA.com relives that breathtaking effort.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Stars align in appreciation for Goal of the Century]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=stars-align-in-appreciation-for-goal-of-the-century-2802960.htmlTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Goal of the Century, FIFA.com sat down to watch it back with some of the greatest players of recent times. Find out what Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Fabio Cannavaro, among others, had to say about Diego Maradona's wonder strike against England.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Messi & Batistuta react as record changes hands]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/315/4/index.htmlLa Albiceleste reached the Copa America final.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Americans inspired by previous success against Albiceleste]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/285/3/index.htmlLa Albiceleste 3-0 in the group stage.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Revenge and glory at stake in Copa semis]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/273/9/index.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Where were you 30 years ago?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=where-were-you-30-years-ago-2802192.htmlFrom 22 to 29 June, FIFA.com and all its platforms will be winding the clock back 30 years to recall some of the most meaningful moments of the 13th FIFA World Cup, which ended with an Argentina side captained by Diego Armando Maradona being crowned world champions at the Estadio Azteca.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Copa quarter-finals promise plenty]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/201/1/index.htmlThe quarter-final line-up at the Copa America Centenario features six CONMEBOL nations, including the two sides that contested last year’s final, and two CONCACAF powerhouses.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Argentina stay perfect, Chile into last eight]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/182/9/index.htmlChile came from behind to beat Panama and progress to the quarter-finals, while Argentina eased past Bolivia to maintain their 100-percent record.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Shocks, shots and a super sub]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=shocks-shots-and-a-super-sub-2801797.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the statistical highlights of the week from the ongoing UEFA EURO and Copa America.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina reach quarters, Chile on course]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/096/3/index.htmlArgentina beat Panama on Friday to coast into the last eight of the Copa America Centenario, while Chile recovered from their opening-day defeat to La Albiceleste to edge out Bolivia.

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 04:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Flying start for Panama, payback for Argentina]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/025/8/index.htmlGood football, intensity and goals were all in evidence as Group D of the Copa America Centenario got underway on Monday, with Panama and Argentina registering respective 2-1 wins over Bolivia and Chile.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2800018.htmlA Brazilian stopper, a Polish legend, an Argentinian stalwart and a USA hotshot all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[European teams prepare for continental challenge]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-flurry-of-friendlies-as-european-teams-prepare-for-continential-chal-2793728.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Copa America Centenario in numbers]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/931/2/index.htmlFIFA.com offers up some of the revealing statistics generated by the world’s oldest national-team competition.]]>Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Gradin, the champion who conquered racism]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/372/5/index.html

Ahead of the Copa America Centenario, FIFA.com remembers Isabelino Gradin, the pioneering Uruguay star who defied prejudice to become one of the 1916 edition's shining lights.

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Tue, 31 May 2016 13:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Libertadores last-four line-up takes shape]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/177/1/index.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 05:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Saints, strikers and a first touch]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=saints-strikers-and-a-first-touch-2791398.html Scoring records evaporating in Naples, Paris and Prague feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an unlikely outfit’s relentless improvement and a fairytale start to a professional career.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 05:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sights set on semi-final spots]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/136/3/index.htmlThis week’s four Copa Libertadores fixtures comprise three quarter-final second legs and one first leg, with sides eyeing a semi-final spot before the competition takes a break for the Copa America Centenario.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 13:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Nacional suffer first loss, Sao Paulo sink Mineiro]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/083/5/index.htmlRosario Central saw off the previously unbeaten Atletico Nacional by the narrowest of margins, as did Sao Paulo in beating Atletico Mineiro, while Uruguay’s Nacional played out a draw with Boca Juniors.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Starlets, shutouts and final-day drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=starlets-shutouts-and-final-day-drama-2790467.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which also highlights a Bavarian behemoth breaking ground.]]>Wed, 11 May 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News