<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMTFri, 26 May 2017 18:06:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 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<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=spot-kicks-sackings-and-allicadabra-2879508.html

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Fillol to the rescue]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fillol-to-the-rescue-2879227.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to one of the key figures in Argentina's maiden triumph in 1978.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bauza exits as Argentina coach ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bauza-exits-as-argentina-coach-2879154.htmlTue, 11 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Rasmussen on the break]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-decisive-goal-rasmussen-on-the-break-2878864.htmlIn the build-up to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, FIFA.com takes a trip down memory lane to remember a decisive strike that lit up the tournament in 1995.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Intercontinental Championship Saudi Arabia 1995
<![CDATA[Monumental humbling for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=monumental-humbling-for-argentina-1043740.html Continuing our look at memorable and significant FIFA World Cup qualifiers, FIFA.com reflects on the incredible 5-0 win in Buenos Aires by Colombia's remarkable class of 1993.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:33:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2878431.htmlJust like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is on the menu on FIFA.com in the week ahead.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News
<![CDATA[Goycochea: This is an historic opportunity for Chile]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=goycochea-this-is-an-historic-opportunity-for-chile-2878191.htmlFri, 31 Mar 2017 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Shutouts, scorers and the first guests at the party]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=shutouts-scorers-and-the-first-guests-at-the-party-2878295.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with Iranian impregnability and Brazilian bliss.]]>Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil qualify as race for places tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-qualify-as-race-for-places-tightens-2878086.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lionel Messi suspended for four matches]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=lionel-messi-suspended-for-four-matches-2877817.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Precious points to play for in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=precious-points-to-play-for-in-south-america-2877364.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.



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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-run-riot-argentina-edge-chile-2877052.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Messi exorcises Argentina’s penalty demons]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=messi-exorcises-argentina-s-penalty-demons-2877065.htmlLionel Messi banished memories of Argentina’s recent Copa America penalty shootout defeats to Chile, converting the spot-kick that give his side a precious win over La Roja on Thursday.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=russia-2018-hopefuls-face-turning-point-2876554.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bauza: I feel like a winner]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bauza-i-feel-like-a-winner-2876314.htmlAhead of a mouth-watering FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Argentina and Chile, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Albiceleste coach Edgardo Bauza about his side's campaign so far, and his dream of guiding his team to global glory.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar to participate in Korea Republic 2017 draw]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=diego-maradona-and-pablo-aimar-to-participate-in-korea-republic-2017-d-2875088.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 07:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Diaz: Argentina-Chile rivalry is very exciting]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=diaz-argentina-chile-rivalry-is-very-exciting-2874903.htmlFIFA.com hears from Chile international Marcelo Diaz on his development in Spanish football and the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier against Argentina.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[South American powers name squads for March qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=south-american-powers-name-squads-for-march-qualifiers-2874694.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Yepes: It's wide open in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=yepes-it-s-wide-open-in-south-america-2868679.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Colombia legend Mario Yepes to discuss Los Cafeteros' hopes of making it to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and how he has taken to life as a coach.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)