<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 27 Nov 2016 16:51:00 GMTSun, 27 Nov 2016 18:04:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Tite: Ronaldo has been the best this year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tite-ronaldo-has-been-the-best-this-year-2855645.htmlSun, 27 Nov 2016 16:51:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[American wins and wonder goals]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=american-wins-and-wonder-goals-2854787.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with droughts ending in Madrid, Seattle and Tashkent.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-close-in-on-argentina-as-race-for-team-of-year-heats-up-2853981.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Bauza: Argentina are not a one-man team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bauza-argentina-are-not-a-one-man-team-2853330.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA Puskás Award 2016: ten best goals of the year announced]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-puskas-award-2016-ten-best-goals-of-the-year-announced-2853682.htmlFIFA.com. ]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Pratto on the prowl for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pratto-on-the-prowl-for-argentina-2852497.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[When David met Diego]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=when-david-met-diego-2851710.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to David Beckham's red card in 1998 after kicking out at Diego Simeone.

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Brazil stay perfect as Messi & Sanchez excel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-stay-perfect-amid-wins-for-chile-argentina-and-ecuador-2851486.htmlLionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez were two of the stars of the latest round of Russia 2018 qualifiers in South America as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador all racked up vital victories. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Bauza: Argentina have an extraordinary group of players]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bauza-argentina-have-an-extraordinary-group-of-players-2851178.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 03:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pekerman: Argentina know Colombia can hurt them]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pekerman-argentina-know-colombia-can-hurt-them-2850737.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rincon: The Argentina players hide behind Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rincon-the-argentina-players-hide-behind-messi-2850696.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The nominees in numbers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-nominees-in-numbers-2850237.htmlFIFA.com runs a statistical eye over the 53 candidates for four prestigious prizes at The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:17:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Battle for places set to intensify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=battle-for-places-set-to-intensify-2850590.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil and Uruguay break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-and-uruguay-break-clear-2849194.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Messi: Argentina must improve greatly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=messi-argentina-must-improve-greatly-2849155.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Olê, olê, olê, olê; Tite, Tite]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ole-ole-ole-ole-tite-tite-2848977.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Tite: It would be wrong to ask Neymar about Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tite-it-would-be-wrong-to-ask-neymar-about-messi-2848933.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Renato Augusto: I’ve always been a crybaby]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=renato-augusto-i-ve-always-been-a-crybaby-2848786.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Points at a premium as race tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=points-at-a-premium-as-race-tightens-2848734.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has reached a stage where every point and every goal are worth their weight in gold. FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 11 of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Neymar and Messi arrive together in former’s jet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=neymar-and-messi-arrive-together-in-former-s-jet-2848693.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Aguero thanks Bauza, Guardiola for faith]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=aguero-thanks-bauza-guardiola-for-faith-2848585.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Falcao: Working and fighting got me here]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=falcao-working-and-fighting-got-me-here-2848213.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 11:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: It’s so emotional to represent Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=roberto-carlos-it-s-so-emotional-to-represent-brazil-2848138.htmlRoberto Carlos has spoken about the significance of representing Brazil and hailed his successor Marcelo as the best left-back in the world.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pekerman discusses Falcao return, Chile clash]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pekerman-discusses-falcao-return-chile-clash-2848127.htmlJose Pekerman has discussed Radamel Falcao's form and praised Colombia’s forthcoming opponents Chile.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Bauza: Higuain and Messi will start against Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bauza-higuain-and-messi-will-start-against-brazil-2847962.htmlFri, 04 Nov 2016 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Paulinho: I'd given up hope of Brazil return]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=paulinho-i-d-given-up-hope-of-brazil-return-2847884.htmlFri, 04 Nov 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2847179.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

 

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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Riquelme lauds Messi, warns of Neymar danger]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=riquelme-lauds-messi-warns-of-neymar-danger-2847100.htmlFri, 28 Oct 2016 16:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Belluschi revels in Argentina recall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=belluschi-revels-in-argentina-recall-2846783.htmlWed, 26 Oct 2016 21:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Possessional oddity and a motor malfunction]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=possessional-oddity-and-a-motor-malfunction-2845196.html A No10 beating multiple goalies and a No11 joining multiple acclaim clubs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with one record run being established, another being extinguished, and ball-keeping curiosities.]]>Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Tite: Gabriel Jesus is a horse]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=tite-gabriel-jesus-is-a-horse-2845043.htmlThu, 20 Oct 2016 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil climb to close in on Argentina]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=10/news=germany-brazil-climb-to-close-in-on-argentina-2844703.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been a reshuffle on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking podium as Germany and Brazil moved into second and third respectively.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Lozano: Colombia 2016 is a turning point]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=lozano-colombia-2016-is-a-turning-point-2844983.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Starlets, an Octopus and a King]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=starlets-an-octopus-and-a-king-2843564.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a supersonic goal and droughts ending for a player in Amsterdam and a country in Cordoba.]]>Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil hit the front, Argentina slip up again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazil-hit-the-front-argentina-slip-up-again-2842845.htmlAlbiceleste now three games without a win.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American hopefuls minding the gap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-hopefuls-minding-the-gap-2842465.htmlFIFA.com looks at how each of the South American contenders is shaping up ahead of a vital round of fixtures.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America<![CDATA[Debuts, droughts and French Gs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=debuts-droughts-and-french-gs-2841759.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American keeper and surprising droughts for Paraguay and Spain.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[South America takes brief stock of breathless campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-america-takes-brief-stock-of-breathless-campaign-2841659.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has reached the halfway stage, with events merely underlining so far what the experts say about the CONMEBOL zone: that it is the toughest in the world.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Top five break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=top-five-break-clear-2841207.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American rivals seek to break deadlock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-rivals-seeking-to-break-the-deadlock-2839629.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest matchday in South American qualifying as the contenders for Russia 2018 seeking to break free of a congested ladder.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Vote for your favourite goal of Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=vote-for-your-favourite-goal-of-colombia-2016-2839307.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw some superb strikes that will stay in the memory of all who witnessed them live. But which was the most outstanding? Watch the ten goals and choose which one, in your opinion, was the very best?

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Celebratory scenes as Argentina triumph]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=celebratory-scenes-as-argentina-triumph-2839081.htmlIn the jubilant scenes that followed Argentina’s victory at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, certain images stood out above all others. Among them was the sight of coach Diego Guistozzi being thrown into the air by his players, some of whom had been his team-mates only four years previously at Thailand 2012.

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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 02:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Shayakhmetov eager to learn from defeat]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=shayakhmetov-eager-to-learn-from-defeat-2839060.htmlSun, 02 Oct 2016 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A first for Argentina and fond farewells]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-first-for-argentina-and-fond-farewells-2839040.htmlLa Albiceleste twice hit back within seconds of Russia scoring, while their strong defence was also fundamental in ensuring the win.]]>Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Gold for Wilhelm, silver for Lima]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=gold-for-wilhelm-silver-for-lima-2839054.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 witnessed stunning performances by renowned names and the emergence of a new crop of talents. FIFA.com rounds up the individual award winners. 

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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Argentina claim maiden futsal crown]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276094/match=300357638/match-report.htmlArgentina defeated Russia 5-4 in a dramatic FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 final at the Coliseo el Pueblo in Cali to win the country's first-ever Futsal World Cup title.

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Seven questions to Skorovich and Giustozzi]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=seven-questions-to-skorovich-and-giustozzi-2838419.htmlTo lift the FIFA Futsal World Cup, teams must successfully negotiate seven matches, as Russia and Argentina – the Colombia 2016 finalists who will lock horns on Saturday – know all too well. Prior to that decisive duel, FIFA.com posed seven questions to the coaches of the two surviving teams. 

 
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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Abramov breaks his interview hoodoo ahead of the final]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=abramov-breaks-his-interview-hoodoo-ahead-of-the-final-2838340.htmlRussia's Sergey Abramov broke one of his superstitions and gave FIFA.com an interview ahead of his country's big final against Argentina at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Borruto: It’s all about the ball]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=borruto-it-s-all-about-the-ball-2838011.htmlFIFA.com how his tough upbringing in Avellaneda helped to turn him into the type of player he his today.]]>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016