<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 16 Jan 2017 14:38:00 GMTTue, 17 Jan 2017 13:10:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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<![CDATA[Dybala: Playing with Messi was an unforgettable emotion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=dybala-playing-with-messi-was-an-unforgettable-emotion-2860959.htmlSun, 18 Dec 2016 07:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Sampaoli: There’s a big difference between Ronaldo and Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sampaoli-there-s-a-big-difference-between-ronaldo-and-messi-2860882.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Rafinha: Neymar can be Messi’s heir ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=rafinha-neymar-can-be-messi-s-heir-2860809.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 07:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Goltz: Let’s go out on a high]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goltz-let-s-go-out-on-a-high-2860787.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Ancelotti: Adapting position can help Ronaldo remain at top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ancelotti-adapting-position-can-help-ronaldo-remain-at-top-2860666.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=villa-supports-messi-repeats-spain-desire-2860413.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Mel: We’d all like to be Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=mel-we-d-all-like-to-be-messi-2860190.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Neumayr: Ronaldo did everything to increase every single ability]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neumayr-ronaldo-did-everything-to-increase-every-single-ability-2860116.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Hagi: Messi’s like Federer, Ronaldo’s like Djokovic]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=hagi-messi-s-like-federer-ronaldo-s-like-djokovic-2859906.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:59:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Lionel Messi makes young Murtaza’s dream come true in Qatar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lionel-messi-makes-young-murtaza-s-dream-come-true-in-qatar-2860027.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[The countdown continues: four weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-four-weeks-to-go-2858200.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 13:50:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Deschamps: Griezmann is changing the hierarchy]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=deschamps-griezmann-is-changing-the-hierarchy-2859261.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 17:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Romero: Let’s end the centenary year in style]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=romero-let-s-end-the-centenary-year-in-style-2859219.htmlLas Águilas fans.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[BVB, MVP, a team goal and an air goal]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bvb-mvp-a-team-goal-and-an-air-goal-2859163.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Neymar: There's only one best and it's Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neymar-there-s-only-one-best-and-it-s-messi-2859187.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Bravo: Playing in the Bombonera will be really special]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bravo-playing-in-the-bombonera-will-be-really-special-2858989.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Globetrotting Tade relishing sixth consecutive Club World Cup]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=globetrotting-tade-relishing-sixth-consecutive-club-world-cup-2858087.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 13:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Capello: Ronaldo doesn't have the brilliance of Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=capello-ronaldo-doesn-t-have-the-brilliance-of-messi-2857981.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2857950.htmlIn our regular look over the next week's footballing birthdays, among our seven FIFA World Cup stars feature a trio of Germany 2006 figures and a deadly German striker.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: Cristiano is still the world’s best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=roberto-carlos-cristiano-is-still-the-world-s-best-2857750.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 11:19:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Irving: We thought we were world-beaters]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=irving-we-thought-we-were-world-beaters-2856040.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former Auckland City defender John Irving, who reflects on the New Zealand club's valiant run at the 2014 FIFA Club World Morocco where the Navy Blues stormed to third place against the odds.]]>Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Saviola: Messi brings more of a spectacle than Ronaldo]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=saviola-messi-brings-more-of-a-spectacle-than-ronaldo-2857649.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Coutinho: The MSN trio are the world’s top three players]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=coutinho-the-msn-trio-are-the-world-s-top-three-players-2857117.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 13:54:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![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™