<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:16:00 GMTTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:27:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Lionel Messi suspended for four matches]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=lionel-messi-suspended-for-four-matches-2877817.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Precious points to play for in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=precious-points-to-play-for-in-south-america-2877364.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.



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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-run-riot-argentina-edge-chile-2877052.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Messi exorcises Argentina’s penalty demons]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=messi-exorcises-argentina-s-penalty-demons-2877065.htmlLionel Messi banished memories of Argentina’s recent Copa America penalty shootout defeats to Chile, converting the spot-kick that give his side a precious win over La Roja on Thursday.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=russia-2018-hopefuls-face-turning-point-2876554.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bauza: I feel like a winner]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bauza-i-feel-like-a-winner-2876314.htmlAhead of a mouth-watering FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Argentina and Chile, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Albiceleste coach Edgardo Bauza about his side's campaign so far, and his dream of guiding his team to global glory.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar to participate in Korea Republic 2017 draw]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=diego-maradona-and-pablo-aimar-to-participate-in-korea-republic-2017-d-2875088.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 07:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Diaz: Argentina-Chile rivalry is very exciting]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=diaz-argentina-chile-rivalry-is-very-exciting-2874903.htmlFIFA.com hears from Chile international Marcelo Diaz on his development in Spanish football and the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier against Argentina.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[South American powers name squads for March qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=south-american-powers-name-squads-for-march-qualifiers-2874694.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Yepes: It's wide open in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=yepes-it-s-wide-open-in-south-america-2868679.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Colombia legend Mario Yepes to discuss Los Cafeteros' hopes of making it to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and how he has taken to life as a coach.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[South America's ten contenders aim for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-america-s-ten-contenders-aim-for-india-2867979.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Szymanowski siblings revelling after tough road to the top]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=szymanowski-siblings-revelling-after-tough-road-to-the-top-2867943.htmlFIFA.com found out, it has not been an easy road.]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Maradona excited to collaborate with FIFA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=maradona-excited-to-collaborate-with-fifa-2867282.htmlFIFA is excited to prepare for a collaboration with A FIFA World Cup™ winner and a true footballing icon, Diego Armando Maradona.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![CDATA[Uruguay head up South America’s Far East foursome]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=uruguay-head-up-south-america-s-far-east-foursome-2866919.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[South American quartet bound for Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-american-quartet-bound-for-korea-republic-2866095.htmlUruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina are the four sides who will represent South America at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, which kicks off in May.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil, Paraguay book tickets for Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-paraguay-book-tickets-for-bahamas-2866825.htmlBrazil and Paraguay have secured the first two tickets from South America to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, after teeing up a clash in the final of the Eliminatorias CONMEBOL.

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[South American sextet a step closer to Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=south-american-sextet-a-step-closer-to-korea-republic-2865408.htmlSat, 28 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay 1930 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=uruguay-1930-in-numbers-2865046.htmlFIFA.com reviews Uruguay’s 1930 FIFA World Cup™ triumph in statistics.]]>Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay ™<![CDATA[A rare Real defeat and an ageless Pharaoh]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-rare-real-defeat-and-an-ageless-pharoah-2863771.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which does not make positive reading for a studious Spaniard and his heavily-inked countryman.]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic slots at stake in South America]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=korea-republic-slots-at-stake-in-south-america-2863710.htmlThe U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Sergio Goycochea]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-sergio-goycochea-2863542.htmlMon, 16 Jan 2017 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2862395.htmlSat, 07 Jan 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Streaks and switches centre stage]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=streaks-and-switches-centre-stage-2862351.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an indefatigable Englishman, an expensive Brazilian and a conquering Colombian.]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ascacibar: I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ascacibar-i-tend-to-put-a-lot-of-pressure-on-myself-2862334.html19-year-old Argentinian midfielder Santiago Ascacibar talks to FIFA.com about being compared with national icon Javier Mascherano, donning the national team jersey at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 and hopes of reaching Korea Republic 2017 with La Albiceleste.

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Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Stage set for a San Siro shock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=stage-set-for-a-san-siro-shock-2862314.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the opening match of Italy 1990, when Cameroon shocked Maradona and Co.]]>Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[From Messi to Del Bosque: FIFA.com’s best interviews of 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-messi-to-del-bosque-fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2016-2862080.htmlFIFA.com interviews over the past 12 months.]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Chicharito runs the rule over towering trio ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=chicharito-runs-the-rule-over-towering-trio-2862050.htmlFIFA.com the lowdown on his take of them.]]>Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Granero: Cristiano is like AC/DC; Messi is like reggaeton]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=granero-cristiano-is-like-ac-dc-messi-is-like-reggaeton-2862078.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:20:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Menotti: The 2006 World Cup has transformed German football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=menotti-the-2006-world-cup-has-transformed-german-football-2862068.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Guardiola: Messi is on another level]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=guardiola-messi-is-on-another-level-2862005.htmlSat, 24 Dec 2016 08:11:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Messi's remarkable rollercoaster year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=messi-s-remarkable-rollercoaster-year-2861973.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant: Messi-Ronaldo is very difficult to decide]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kobe-bryant-messi-ronaldo-is-very-difficult-to-decide-2861960.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 10:34:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Brazil resurgent in an unpredictable race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brazil-resurgent-in-an-unpredictable-race-2860734.htmlFIFA.com reviews the year in South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and looks ahead to some key fixtures to watch out for in 2017.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bauza: Tevez is a player who can win matches]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bauza-tevez-is-a-player-who-can-win-matches-2861866.htmlThu, 22 Dec 2016 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina and France take Ranking awards]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=argentina-and-france-take-ranking-awards-2861406.htmlThe final FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2016 sees Argentina sit atop the pile, with France ranked as the 'Mover of the Year', thanks to their outstanding Ranking points total across the calendar year.

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Suarez: Messi-Ronaldo is like a tennis match]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=suarez-messi-ronaldo-is-like-a-tennis-match-2861288.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016