<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTSun, 01 May 2016 19:54:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Weekend So Far]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Funes Mori: Dallas is a part of my life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=mori-dallas-is-a-part-of-my-life-2783372.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Ramiro Funes Mori to hear about his life in Dallas, Texas as a teenager, growing up with his twin brother Rogelio, making the move to Everton and returning to Texas to play for Argentina.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Distinct Argentinian flavour as Libertadores last 16 gets going]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/297/7/index.htmlThe stage is set for the business end of the Copa Libertadores, where reigning champions River Plate head a field that contains no fewer than five Argentinian teams.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Mendoza: Adversity made us stronger]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/265/6/index.htmlIn February, Argentinian side Huracan were returning to the airport after a Copa Libertadores game in Venezuela when their team bus flipped over, leaving several players injured. Diego Mendoza recalls the incident and how it brought the team even closer together. 

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2782443.htmlOur weekly look ahead to the next seven days of footballing birthdays features a prolific Portuguese, an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner and an Austrian who went the finals on the field and the sidelines.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Young Boys, an old boy and an ex-boy wonder]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=young-boys-an-old-boy-and-an-ex-boy-wonder-2780884.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, as do pieces of history in Argentina and Switzerland.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2779206.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Arsene Wenger talks about the legacy of Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi talks about his relationship with the great Diego Maradona, a lower league tweet goes viral and much more.]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Mercado, Argentina's accidental goal hero]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mercado-argentina-s-accidental-goal-hero-2773656.htmlDespite boasting one of the most vaunted attacks in the world, Argentina have scored just six goals in Russia 2018 qualifying, two of them coming from right-back Gabriel Mercado who has only just broken into the squad.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone
<![CDATA[Uruguay move top, Argentina keep climbing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=uruguay-move-top-argentina-keep-climbing-2773379.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Record breakers and international icons]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=record-breakers-and-international-icons-2773325.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, alongside a man who was delivering post a few years ago and one European behemoth ending a long drought against another.]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Differing goals for South American hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=differing-goals-for-south-american-hopefuls-2772882.htmlMon, 28 Mar 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2772512.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pep Guardiola reflects on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his own career, Ryan Shawcross blames Zlatan Ibrahimvoic for his ‘failed’ international career, Kasper Schmeichel searches for Elvis and much more.]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The unique tale of Luis Monti]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-unique-tale-of-luis-monti-2772055.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia tighten the screw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=argentina-and-colombia-tighten-the-screw-2772497.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants collide as South American action resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=big-games-in-store-as-the-action-resumes-2771913.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A kid, a coach and the world's costliest player]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=a-kid-a-coach-and-the-world-s-costliest-player-2771877.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a kid, a coach and the world’s costliest player.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Quinonez: Bolivia will fight for World Cup qualification]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=quinonez-bolivia-will-fight-for-world-cup-qualification-2771757.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Bolivia goalkeeper Romel Quinonez, who says the youthful La Verde side are drawing inspiration from the nation's 1994 FIFA World Cup team, which featured current boss Julio Cesar Baldivieso among their ranks.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Perfumo, from lathe operator to football legend]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=perfumo-lathe-operator-football-legend-2769816-2769896.htmlRoberto Perfumo, one of the greatest centre-backs in Argentinian football history, died on 10 March in Buenos Aires. A classy defender who was also tough as nails, he played in two FIFA World Cups, as well as the Olympic Games. FIFA.com tells you his story.

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 22:11:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Applauding the enemy]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=applauding-the-enemy-2278831.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some moments of footballing brilliance by players that have brought the opposing team's fans to their feet, with Ronaldo, Pele, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho all featuring.

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina's future in safe hands with Rulli]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=argentina-s-future-in-safe-hands-with-rulli-2768334.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Real Sociedad shot-stopper Geronimo Rulli, who has his sights set on being Argentina's No1 at Rio 2016.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Sevens, a schoolboy and an old blond]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sevens-a-schoolboy-and-an-old-blond-2767899.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the ending of one sequence in France and extension of another in Colombia.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Passarella at the pinnacle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=passarella-at-the-pinnacle-2767245.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows Daniel Passarella making history for Argentina in 1978.]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Football and Film]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=football-and-film-2767608.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at just some of the films down the decades featuring the round-ball game as a central theme.]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Goal gluts and finished famines]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=goal-gluts-and-finished-famines-2766627.html Droughts dissolving for an Argentinian flea and a Bolivian force decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records falling on Australia’s west coast and Spain’s east coast.]]>Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Rough draw for Copa hosts USA]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/276/637/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 02:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2766232.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Brazilian World Cup winner, a FIFA Confederations Cup champion, a Norwegian supersub and a Swedish superstar all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Cavenaghi: I couldn’t ask for more]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=cavenaghi-i-couldn-t-ask-for-more-2765793.htmlFIFA.com about his adventures with the likes of River Plate, Real Mallorca and Spartak Moscow, and why his varied career has now taken him to Cyprus.]]>Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Returning heroes spy Libertadores glory]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/276/551/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 edition of Latin America's biggest club competition, the Copa Libertadores, as several stars return to their childhood clubs in the hopes of lifting the coveted trophy and a place at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Big three through from South America]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=sudamerica-confirma-a-sus-potencias-2765296-2765386.htmlBrazil took the honours at the South American qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, with Argentina and Paraguay securing the other two places on offer in Asuncion.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Relationships that were built to last]]>/news/y=2013/m=1/news=relationships-that-were-built-last-1987743.htmlAll too often these days, the life of a coach sees them move from job to job every couple of years having been made the scapegoat for slow progress, however FIFA.com takes a look at the incidents where the relationship was built to last.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Love and the beautiful game]]>/news/y=2010/m=4/news=-1203385.htmlFIFA.com looks at the profound connection between the beautiful game and matters of the heart across the world.]]>Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2765153.htmlThis week our regular birthday round-up features a FIFA World Cup winner from Brazil 2014, a 2015 Women's World Cup star, a CAF Africa Cup of Nations champion and more.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Paraguay progress to Colombia]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=paraguay-progress-to-colombia-2765181.htmlLa Albirroja will join fellow South American nations Brazil, Argentina and hosts Colombia at the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Cuper: Passion in the air in Egypt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=cuper-passion-in-the-air-in-egypt-2764592.htmlFIFA.com about his new job shepherding Egypt's national team back to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in over a quarter of a century.]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gramatica, NFL’s diehard soccer fan]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=gramatica-nfl-s-diehard-soccer-fan-2764156.htmlFIFA.com sat down with XXXVII Super Bowl winner Martin Gramatica, who talks about his love of Argentina, Boca Juniors and whether he would swap his Super Bowl ring for a FIFA World Cup medal.

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764089.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR.]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Vital veterans and a lethal lefty]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=vital-veterans-and-a-lethal-lefty-2757001.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the mid-30s trio of Clemens Fritz, Claudio Pizarro and Aritz Aduriz feature alongside Paulo Dybala, Arsenal-Chelsea and a less-than-cordial Argentinian friendly.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[The kid who was signed on a napkin]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-kid-who-was-signed-on-a-napkin-2756749.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 13:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2756543.htmlIn our weekly birthday round-up, we include stars from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while two Club World Cup and Women's World Cup winners also feature. 

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[A reflection of greatness]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-reflection-of-greatness-2755921.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows the Ballon d'Or being paraded at a packed Camp Nou.]]>Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News