<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:27:00 GMTThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:23:28 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Varallo: I was just a boy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=This exclusive 2010 interview with Francisco Varallo, conducted shortly after his 100th birthday, saw the 1930 FIFA World Cup finalist discuss the changes in the game since the first ever global finals, and his own footballing experiences.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Stalemate as Tigres held by River]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Tigres, River in touching distance of glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We look ahead to the Copa Libertadores final, with River Plate out to reclaim the title 16 years since their last triumph, while Tigres hope to give Mexico their first champion.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015
<![CDATA[Ayala: Let’s hope it’s third time lucky for Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Mexico yet to have a Copa Libertadores champion, Tigres' Roberto Ayala tells FIFA.com he hopes it can be third time lucky, while urging caution against a dangerous River Plate and lauding their new recruits.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2667914.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Pedro, Nery Pumpido, Desiree Scott and more.]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![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[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[West Ham sign Lanzini on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[River advance to Libertadores final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Jul 2015 02:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Cambiasso on his way out of Leicester]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Veteran former Argentinian international midfielder Esteban Cambiasso announced on Tuesday he will not seek a new contract with Leicester City ahead of the upcoming English Premier League season.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Quartet face final frontier]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Sporting sign River Plate's Gutierrez]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Tevez returns, Calleri scores rabona]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Primera A 2015 <![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[River on course for final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Argentina’s Hilaire boys take stock]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=argentina-s-hilaire-boys-take-stock-2664289.htmlTue, 14 Jul 2015 12:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Quartet poised for final push]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After breaking off for the Copa America, the 2015 Copa Libertadores returns to action this week with the semi-final first legs.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015
<![CDATA[Portugal, Japan win through to quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hosts Portugal put on a show in Espinho against Argentina, while Japan edged Senegal. FIFA.com reviews day five at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portugal progress, eliminate Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hosts Portugal reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with an emphatic 7-2 victory over Argentina in Espinho, with seasoned campaigners Madjer and Alan guiding the side through to the knockout stages.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Caceres eyeing a historic conquest]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[One year on: Germany crowned in Rio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=one-year-on-germany-crowned-in-rio-2663724.htmlMon, 13 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[European duo through as hosts trip up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We review all the action from day three in Espinho as the first two sides, Italy and Switzerland, booked their place in the last eight of the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Japan down Argentina, Group A wide open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Portuguese party as stars shine on and off the pitch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A fantastic atmosphere awaited the teams in the Praia da Baia Stadium in Espinho as the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 got underway. Around 3,500 fans packed into the stands and they got what they wanted – a Portuguese victory over Japan in the Group A opener.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Argentina see off spirited Senegal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Argentina knock Germany off top spot]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=argentina-knock-germany-off-top-spot-2661992.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 09:11:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Sales, Stars & Stripes and Santiago celebrations]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wednesday-subbed-sales-stars-stripes-and-santiago-celebrations-2661764.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[One drought ends, another continues]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the 2015 Copa America, where hosts Chile triumphed to earn their first ever invitation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, while other predictions and surprises came to light just months before the long road to Russia 2018 begins.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Just days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Mascherano: I can't explain it]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Sampaoli: Chile will try to dominate Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jorge Sampaoli has declared that Chile will not play conservatively against Argentina and identified what could dictate the outcome of the Copa America final.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Skinny and the Magician show their worth]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Javier Pastore and Jorge Valdivia have not always been appreciated by their Argentina and Chile coaches. At this Copa America, however, the two playmakers have excelled.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Neighbours primed for ultimate test]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Paraguay's Diaz out to prove Argentina wrong]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ramon Diaz was overlooked for the Argentina post when it was vacated following Brazil 2014. Now he is out to prove his homeland made a mistake by guiding Paraguay past them and into the Copa America decider.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Four Argentinians plot final tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ramon Diaz, Ricardo Gareca, Gerardo Martino and Jorge Sampaoli are hoping to guide Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Chile into the Copa America decider. FIFA.com previews the two semi-finals.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Brazilian carnival climaxes Frankfurt festival]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:37:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Tevez's atonement hits the spot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Penalties send Argentina into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 27 Jun 2015 03:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Lucho Gonzalez returns to River Plate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Primera A 2015 <![CDATA[Martino and Pekerman go head-to-head]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com compares the careers of the esteemed coaches.]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Argentina's Andujar out of Copa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2651913.htmlSun, 21 Jun 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay progress after Paraguay draw, Argentina edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Holders Uruguay made sure of their place in the 2015 Copa America quarter-finals on Saturday after battling to a 1-1 draw with Paraguay in a rematch of the 2011 final, while Gonzalo Higuain fired the only goal as Argentina marked Lionel Messi's 100th appearance with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Jamaica.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015