<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 30 Sep 2016 20:06:00 GMTFri, 30 Sep 2016 20:35:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Rampant Argentina advance to final]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/match-report.htmlPerennial tournament participants Argentina reached their first-ever Futsal World Cup final by beating Portugal 5-2 in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Bebe talks fatherhood, goalkeeping and World Cup glory]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bebe-talks-fatherhood-goalkeeping-and-world-cup-glory-2837233.htmlPortugal goalkeeper Bebe speaks with FIFA.com about fatherhood and his successful tournament so far ahead of his nation's crucial semi-final against Argentina at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. 

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[History in the making for semi-final pair]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/preview.htmlArgentina and Portugal both have their sights on making their first ever FIFA Futsal World Cup final when they go head to head in Cali. FIFA.com previews the crucial Colombia 2016 semi-final.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Wilhelm: Captaining Argentina is easy]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=wilhelm-captaining-argentina-is-easy-2837163.html

All good things come to those who wait, or so the saying goes. The last time Argentina appeared in the last four of the FIFA Futsal World Cup was at Chinese Taipei 2004, 12 years ago. ]]>
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Egypt’s Eika puts on a brave face]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=egypt-s-eika-puts-on-a-brave-face-2836960.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Semis set in stone]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=semis-set-in-stone-2836918.htmlThe four teams who will see us through to the final day of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been settled, as Russia and Iran were joined by Argentina and Portugal in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Five fire Alibceleste into semis]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357674/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 23:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Egypt’s Elashwal training his sights on Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=egypt-s-elashwal-training-his-sights-on-argentina-2836464.htmlEgypt forward Abdelrahman Elashwal speaks with FIFA.com about the joy of knocking out Italy in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 and the upcoming quarter-final meeting with Argentina.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Cuzzolino: Argentina will be stronger]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cuzzolino-argentina-will-be-stronger-2836417.htmlArgentina's Leandro Cuzzolino speaks with FIFA.com about his relief and elation of scoring his match-winning penalty kick that took the Albiceleste to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. 

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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Tension to the end in last 16]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tension-to-the-end-in-last-16-2836168.htmlThere was drama and intrigue aplenty on the final day of last-16 fixtures at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. FIFA.com rounds up all the action as the remaining quarter-final places were decided at Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Argentina made to wait for victory]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357652/match-report.htmlArgentina made it into the quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 after they were taken to extra-time by a stubborn Ukraine, but finally getting a 1-0 victory.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Maradona’s Seleção switch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=maradona-s-selecao-switch-2835286.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Diego Maradona in the shirt of Argentina's greatest rivals.

 

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Bondar's pride amid Ukraine's struggles]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bondar-s-pride-amid-ukraine-s-struggles-2835701.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Bibi goes back to France ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bibi-goes-back-to-france-2835074.htmlRicardo Gardner, who played at Jamaica’s FIFA World Cup debut at France 1998 aged just 19, reminisces with FIFA.com about that remarkable experience, which would shape his entire playing career.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™
<![CDATA[Argentina's anarchic European]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-s-anarchic-european-2835015.htmlFIFA.com just why that is.]]>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Last 16 line-up complete]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=last-16-line-up-complete-2835034.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Argentina cling on to top, Costa Rica follow]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357647/match-report.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for Spain and Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=sweet-16-for-spain-and-argentina-2834064.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Argentina hit seven to reach next round]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357648/match-report.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Spain lead Latin charge ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=spain-lead-latin-charge-2832834.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Argentina earn scrappy win over Kazakhstan]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357635/match-report.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 03:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Age is just a number for Sarmiento]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=age-is-just-a-number-for-sarmiento-2832020.html​FIFA.com ​speaks to Argentina goalkeeper Nicolas Sarmiento, the youngest custodian at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, about age being just a number.]]>Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Uruguay back on top, Brazil on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uruguay-back-on-top-brazil-on-the-rise-2831245.htmlFIFA.com reviews South America's latest Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Points to be made in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=points-to-be-made-in-south-america-2830762.htmlTuesday’s five CONMEBOL qualifiers could see plenty of changes at the top. FIFA.com looks ahead to another exciting round of matches in South America.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America
<![CDATA[Argentina top ahead of tight-knit chasing pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-top-ahead-of-tight-knit-chasing-pack-2830346.htmlWe review the day's action of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, which saw Lionel Messi return to the international stage with a goal and a victory to help Argentina climb top of the group, with rivals Brazil one of the tight-knit chasing pack.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Qualifying returns with coaching changes aplenty ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=qualifying-returns-with-coaching-changes-aplenty-2824091.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823875.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, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2823739.htmlFIFA.com collects the best quotes from around the world of football featuring Robbie Keane, Neymar, Bastien Schweinsteiger, Victor Wanyama and many more.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Goal-getter McParland reflects on Sweden 1958]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=goal-getter-mcparland-reflects-on-sweden-1958-2823273.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Peter McParland about his goalscoring exploits at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, a tournament which saw minnows Nothern Ireland become the then-smallest nation to qualify for the global finals.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The embrace of the soul]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-embrace-of-the-soul-2822617.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures a moving moment in the aftermath of the 1978 Final.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2822090.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Stability reigns as top 20 hold firm]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stability-reigns-as-top-20-hold-firm-2820701.htmlA quiet month of international football has resulted in a largely static FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking, with no movement whatsoever in the top 20 and Argentina holding on to top spot.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Lozano: History beckons for Honduras]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lozano-history-beckons-for-honduras-2821572.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Argentina pay penalty as Honduras progress]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=argentina-pay-penalty-as-honduras-progress-2821190.htmlHonduras repeated their feat of four years ago by making it to the quarter-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament after a 1-1 draw with Argentina in a match defined by spot-kicks.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Money, muscle and monopoly]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=money-muscle-and-monopoly-2820776.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a master of the big occasion and oldies excelling in Japan and the USA.]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Setbacks spurring on Argentina’s Calleri ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=setbacks-spurring-on-argentina-s-calleri-2820706.htmlJonathan Calleri speaks to FIFA.com about feeding off the frustration of an awkward start to 2016 that saw him forced into a move and, initially, dropped from Argentina's Rio 2016 squad.

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Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Argentina send Les Verts home, Portugal through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=argentina-send-les-verts-home-portugal-through-2820281.html​Les Verts ​out of the competition with a game to spare.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men