<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:37:00 GMTTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores quartet return to action]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After breaking off for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the Copa Libertadores resumes this week with the semi-final first legs. FIFA.com previews both ties.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2014
<![CDATA[Labyrinth salute for triumphant Germans]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=labyrinth-salute-for-triumphant-germans-2406935.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows some farmers' tribute to Germany's triumph.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Paredes joins Roma on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Leandro Paredes will join Roma on a season-long loan for the 2014/15 Italian Serie A campaign, the club announced in a statement on their official website on Saturday.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentine Jeronimo switches from Reds to Jets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[World champions Germany on top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The World Cup's top social moments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-world-cup-s-top-social-moments-2406128.htmlSeveral milestones were reached and records set at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on the pitch, but the presence of social media added another layer to the historic tournament. FIFA.com looks at five significant social media moments.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Kroos finishes up top of Castrol standings]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=kroos-finishes-up-top-of-castrol-standings-2405228.htmlToni Kroos heads up the final Castrol Index with two of his FIFA World Cup winning team-mates making the top ten. Third-placed Netherlands also boast three players in the final ranking, along with two for the hosts.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Thousands welcome home Argentina after final defeat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=thousands-welcome-home-argentina-after-final-defeat-2405771.htmlThousands lined the bus route home for the Argentina squad after their FIFA World Cup Final loss in extra time, despite the players' and the manager's disappointment. 

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Klose considers Germany future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=klose-considers-germany-future-2405727.htmlFIFA World Cup all-time record goalscorer Miroslav Klose is not yet sure whether he has seen the end of his Germany career.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Messi: Nothing can console me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-nothing-can-console-me-2405674.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Epic World Cup journey ends at Maracana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=epic-world-cup-journey-ends-at-maracana-2404613.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 11:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Germans reign as Brazil thrills the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=germans-reign-as-brazil-thrills-the-world-2404806.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a classic FIFA World Cup, with Brazil 2014 having served up upsets, controversy, thrilling football and outstanding goals before culminating in a landmark Maracana triumph for Germany.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gotze: Somehow the ball went in]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=gotze-it-s-an-indescribable-moment-2405639.htmlFIFA spoke exclusively to Bayern Munich attacker Mario Gotze after he fired Germany to a fourth FIFA World Cup triumph in the final minutes of Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella: Messi deserves Golden Ball]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=sabella-messi-deserves-golden-ball-2405648.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 04:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina defiant in defeat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=argentina-defiant-in-defeat-2405591.htmlFIFA.com after the narrow FIFA World Cup Final defeat with pride a recurring theme.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Neuer: It’s a dream come true]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=neuer-it-s-a-dream-come-true-2405590.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to one of the heroes of Germany's FIFA World Cup win; adidas Golden Glove winner Manuel Neuer.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[48 stars in the Brazilian sky]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=48-stars-in-the-brazilian-sky-2405540.htmlMore than four million votes were cast for the Budweiser Man of the Match awards during the course of Brazil 2014, with 48 different players picking up the accolade. Leading the way was Lionel Messi with four. 

 

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[The Final in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-final-in-tweets-2405361.htmlFIFA.com reviews the best FIFA World Cup Final-related tweets.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi laments lack of killer instinct]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-laments-lack-of-killer-instinct-2405634.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 01:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mascherano admits to 'immense pain']]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=mascherano-admits-to-immense-pain-2405293.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klose reveals Gotze message]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=klose-reveals-gotze-message-2405308.htmlGermany striker Miroslav Klose says he told Mario Gotze he could make the difference when the match-winning substitute Gotze replaced him during the FIFA World Cup™ Final.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Neuer: We'll always smile after this]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=neuer-we-ll-always-smile-after-this-2405199.htmlSun, 13 Jul 2014 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella: We needed to be more efficient]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=sabella-we-needed-to-be-more-efficient-2405309.htmlSun, 13 Jul 2014 23:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi, Neuer heralded as Brazil 2014’s best ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-heralded-as-brazil-2014-s-best-2404615.htmlSun, 13 Jul 2014 23:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gotze wonder goal crowns Germany champions]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255959/match=300186501/match-report.htmlSun, 13 Jul 2014 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lahm: This feeling is unbelievable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=lahm-this-feeling-is-unbelievable-2405145.htmlSun, 13 Jul 2014 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Superstars celebrate Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=superstars-celebrate-brazil-2014-2404817.htmlFIFA.com were fortunate enough to grab a chat with Hollywood superstar Ashton Kutcher and rock music legend Sir Mick Jagger on Final day at the Maracana.]]>Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=VIP interviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Puyol: Presenting the trophy is an honour]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=puyol-presenting-the-trophy-is-an-honour-2404566.htmlAhead of the World Cup Final, Carles Puyol offers his views on what it means to be returning the trophy, the standard of play at Brazil 2014, Spain’s legacy, and the Final itself.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Wyclef: We'll never forget this World Cup ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=wyclef-we-ll-never-forget-this-world-cup-2404175.htmlAhead of his performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony, Wyclef Jean spoke to FIFA.com, with some questions coming from @FIFAWorldCup followers, about what it means to be in Brazil at the global finals and his hopes for Haitian football.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=VIP interviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Germany-Argentina: Celebs predict to FIFA.com]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=germany-argentina-celebs-predict-to-fifa-com-2404270.htmlFIFA.com how they foresee the FIFA World Cup's second semi-final unfolding.]]>Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella: Only a perfect performance will do]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=sabella-only-a-perfect-performance-will-do-2404548.htmlSun, 13 Jul 2014 10:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi: This is the match of our lives]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-this-is-the-match-of-our-lives-2404533.htmlLionel Messi has issued a stirring message as he looks to emulate Diego Maradona on Sunday by leading Argentina into battle against Germany in the FIFA World Cup final. 

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Old rivals set for Maracana finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=old-rivals-set-for-maracana-finale-2403889.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Santana: Messi looks like a plumber]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=santana-messi-looks-like-a-plumber-2403961.htmlFIFA.com ahead of his performance at the Brazil 2014 Final on why Germany will be victorious, performing the Maracana and why he admires Lionel Messi.]]>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=VIP interviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Aguero: Let's make ourselves happy forever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=aguero-let-s-make-ourselves-happy-forever-2404238.htmlFIFA about his injury problems, determination to play in the FIFA World Cup Final, why Germany are such a threat and his own poor scoring record at the competition.]]>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Closing ceremony to celebrate Brazil 2014 in style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=closing-ceremony-to-celebrate-brazil-2014-in-style-2404018.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 21:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella: We need to play a perfect match]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=sabella-we-need-to-play-a-perfect-match-2404172.htmlAlejandro Sabella says his side will need to play a perfect match in order to defeat Germany in the FIFA World Cup Final.

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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Basanta: We have to enjoy the Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=basanta-we-have-to-enjoy-the-final-2404142.htmlJose Maria Basanta says Argentina should savour the moment of playing in a FIFA World Cup Final and hopes they can turn a "huge dream" into a reality. 

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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Dunga: The game has become more dynamic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=dunga-the-game-has-become-more-dynamic-2403662.htmlFIFA.com and discusses his nation's semi-final defeat to Germany, how A Seleção need to move forward after the defeat and how he feels the sides in the Final of Brazil 2014 are shaping up.]]>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Low: We can write history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=low-we-can-make-history-2403944.htmlJoachim Low says Germany can make history by defeating Argentina and claim the FIFA World Cup on South American soil.

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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Calderon: Messi key to Final success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=calderon-messi-the-key-against-germany-2403912.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger: We're under no pressure]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=schweinsteiger-we-re-under-no-pressure-2403919.htmlBastian Schweinsteiger believes that his side will be under "no pressure" when face Argentina in the World Cup Final and highlights that the squad have experience of playing in big finals with their clubs.

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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Beckham backs Messi to decide Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=beckham-backs-messi-to-decide-final-2403909.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup Final to be filmed in pioneering 360° Ultra HD ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=fifa-world-cup-final-to-be-filmed-in-pioneering-360-ultra-hd-2403879.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 16:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Romero: We will remember '78 & '86 champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=romero-we-will-remember-78-86-champions-2403904.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lehmann: I'm sure Germany will win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=lehman-i-m-sure-germany-will-win-2403863.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann ahead of his compatriots’ forthcoming FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina.]]>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Muller versus Messi in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=muller-versus-messi-in-numbers-2403705.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Muller, Lahm focused on fulfilling their dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=muller-lahm-focused-on-fulfilling-their-dream-2403860.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 08:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Humble Sabella leads Argentina to the promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=humble-sabella-leads-argentina-to-the-promised-land-2403737.htmlHe has been described as the antithesis of Diego Maradona, but the unheralded Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is one step away from FIFA World Cup™ glory.  

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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Burruchaga clinches glory for Maradona’s Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Albiceleste’s class of Mexico 1986 were about more than just Diego Maradona, goals from Jose Luis Brown, Jorge Valdano and Jorge Burruchaga secured a 3-2 Final victory over West Germany.]]>Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™