<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTSat, 23 Sep 2017 13:43:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2908755.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ramirez: I wouldn't enjoy the World Cup in Russia without Ecuador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ramirez-i-wouldn-t-enjoy-the-world-cup-in-russia-without-ecuador-2908366.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 13:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Celico to lead Ecuador in qualifying climax]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=jorge-celico-to-lead-ecuador-in-qualifying-climax-2908186.htmlThe Ecuadorian Football Federation have confirmed that Argentinian coach Jorge Celico will take the reins of the senior side as they aim to clinch a last-gasp spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay and Peru take big strides ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=uruguay-and-peru-take-big-strides-2907187.htmlUruguay and Peru were the big winners on Matchday 16 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, thanks to respective historic victories in Paraguay and Ecuador. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Crucial tests for South American seven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=crucial-tests-for-south-american-seven-2906765.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 16 of the CONMEBOL Russia 2018 qualifiers, a day on which none of the seven sides in contention to book a ticket to the World Cup will be able to clinch their place at next year’s world finals.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Paraguay and Peru close in on top five]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Muslera: Born in Argentina, 100 per cent Uruguayan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=muslera-born-in-argentina-100-per-cent-uruguayan-2905997.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 21:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Too close to call in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=too-close-to-call-in-south-america-2905838.htmlFIFA.com looks at the key battles as South America’s rivals renew acquaintances on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Sampaoli rings the changes for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=sampaoli-rings-the-changes-for-argentina-2905745.htmlWith a challenging trip to Uruguay his first 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier in charge of Argentina, you would have forgiven Jorge Sampaoli for keeping things simple. However, he is not a coach renowned for avoiding big decisions.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Golden boy Stabile makes his mark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to the tournament's first edition and its top scorer opening his account.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Borrello 2.0: The Reconstruction]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=borrello-2-0-the-reconstruction-2903787.htmlCarlos Borrello made his return to the national team in early July 2017 after serving as head coach of the Albiceleste from 2003 to 2012, and he tells FIFA.com about the rebuilding process him and his team are leading in order to get the national team at the top in South America.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[PSG's Brazilian history and a Canadian wunderkind ]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=psg-s-brazilian-history-and-the-half-billion-euro-xi-2901242.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an outrageous flick, missed kicks, leopards and a wunderkind.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Batistuta: I lived and breathed football]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=batistuta-i-lived-and-breathed-football-2900564.htmlFIFA 1904.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Cambiasso, Kanu anticipating festival of football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=​FIFA.com ​caught up with FIFA Legends Nwankwo Kanu and Esteban Cambiasso to share their memories from past tournaments and their thoughts on the upcoming edition.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany on top after two-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-on-top-after-two-year-wait-2900464.htmlGermany have capped a sensational week on the international stage by returning to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Legends Kanu, Cambiasso to attend Official Draw for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[5 days to go: Champions’ parade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=5-days-to-go-champions-parade-2890349.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we list the different winners of the Tournament of Champions.]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Burruchaga’s Azteca ecstasy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=burruchaga-s-azteca-ecstasy-2893236.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jorge Burruchaga’s winner in the 1986 Final.]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[South American superstars and calcio’s new cape]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-american-superstars-and-calcio-s-new-cape-2891983.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sampaoli takes charge of Argentina ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=sampaoli-takes-charge-of-argentina-2892132.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Eight return home with heads held high]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=eight-return-home-with-heads-held-high-2890300.htmlEight teams head home after failing to qualify past the group stages at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com spoke to a few players to get their thoughts on lessons learned and impressions gained from their experiences.

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Mon, 29 May 2017 05:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Quartet advance, nervous wait for two giants]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=quartet-advance-nervous-wait-for-two-giants-2889078.htmlAs the door was closed on the first two groups of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England and Venezuela sat pretty in top spot, while Argentina and Germany face an anxious couple of days.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Five-star win gives Argentina hope]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367047/match-report.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[A cannon, a boot and faith in youth]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-cannon-a-boot-and-faith-in-youth-2888369.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A progressing pair and a few firsts]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-progressing-pair-and-a-few-firsts-2886850.htmlAs Venezuela and Korea Republic booked their places in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, there were a few impressive firsts dotted around as Groups A and B took to the pitch for a second time.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts hang on to book last-16 ticket]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367065/match-report.htmlKorea Republic held on to beat Argentina 2-1 in their second match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 and confirm their place in the knockout stages.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dowell, England put past behind them ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dowell-england-put-past-behind-them-2885067.htmlAfter 20 years and 17 games without a win, England discarded an unwanted record in style, beating Argentina 3-0 - the very team who set them on the way to that tally in 1997.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 kicks off with a bang]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-kicks-off-with-a-bang-2885038.htmlAn action-packed first day of the FIFA U-20 World Cup brought a dramatic win, elation for the home fans and a mixed day for South American and European sides.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England triumph to end 20 years of hurt]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367066/match-report.htmlEngland picked up their first FIFA U-20 World Cup victory for 20 years, beating Argentina 3-0, to end a tournament record of 17 games without a win and kick off their Korea Republic 2017 campaign in style. 

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Sat, 20 May 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=terrific-travellers-and-a-fantastic-farewell-2884352.htmlEl Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic primed for big kick-off]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-primed-for-big-kick-off-2884301.htmlWith the waiting almost over ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, let FIFA.com whet your appetite for what is in store as 24 teams battle it out to lift the trophy on 11 June.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 23:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[33 days to go: Riquelme's lucky minute]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=33-days-to-go-riquelme-s-lucky-minute-2883534.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we look back on Juan Roman Riquelme’s unusual achievement.]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[37 days to go: Brazil run wild]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=37-days-to-go-brazil-run-wild-2882476.html​To pick up your biggest win over a rival in 37 years is always a cause for celebration. When it is for a trophy, even better. When it is Brazil defeating Argentina, as in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005, it is an occasion to go wild.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Maradona returns to the coaching arena]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=5/news=maradona-returns-to-the-coaching-arena-2883089.htmlWed, 10 May 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee passes decision on Lionel Messi]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-appeal-committee-passes-decision-on-lionel-messi-2882666.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 13:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=an-old-rabbit-and-a-monster-from-madeira-2882539.htmlFIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sorin: We treated Messi like a rare jewel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=sorin-we-treated-messi-like-a-rare-jewel-2881707.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Guinea rise beyond Ebola nightmare]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=guinea-rise-beyond-ebola-nightmare-2881171.htmlThe Guinean population lived through a veritable ordeal between 2014 and 2016, with an outbreak of the Ebola virus causing 2,543 deaths, but still managed to reach their first FIFA U-20 World Cup in almost four decades.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release