<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 16 Jan 2018 17:37:00 GMTThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:58:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Di Maria: Messi is already the greatest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=di-maria-messi-is-already-the-greatest-2926394.htmlArgentina star Angel Di Maria speaks with www.sc.qa (the website of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body responsible for delivering the infrastructure and host country operations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™) about the huge impact the World Cup in Qatar will have across the Arab world.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[South Americans vie for two tickets to France]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=south-americans-vie-for-two-tickets-to-france-2926227.htmlEcuador is all set to host the eighth edition of the South American U-20 Women’s Championship, where ten nations will be competing for two berths at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[The records being hunted in 2018]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-records-being-hunted-in-2018-2926141.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2017 in numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=2017-in-numbers-2925749.html2017 provided some fascinating numbers during the past year in the world of football. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the ones that make for interesting reading.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925728.htmlDer Bomber and El Pelusa getting dethroned and a mini-man towering above his rivals feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925558.htmlFIFA.com delivers the answers in its stats review.]]>Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pachuca hit four to earn bronze medal]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279807/match=300398168/match-report.htmlPachuca secured their best-ever performance at the FIFA Club World Cup after they beat host champions Al Jazira 4-1 to leave UAE 2017 with a bronze medal.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Maradona pays tribute to Massing]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=maradona-rend-hommage-a-massing-2924455-2924558.htmlFormer Cameroon defender Benjamin Massing, one of the heroes of the African nation's Italy 1990 campaign, passed away on Saturday.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:25:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Kannemann: Pachuca is our Club World Cup final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=kannemann-pachuca-is-our-club-world-cup-final-2923904.htmlFIFA.com sits down with Gremio's central defender Walter Kannemann ahead of the Copa Libertadores champions' clash with Mexico's Pachuca at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2923360.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review includes goalscoring and drought-breaking in the UEFA Champions League, patience rewarded in Japan and much more.]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2018’s potential classic match-ups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=russia-2018-s-potential-classic-match-ups-2923255.htmlFrom the moment that the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was made, fans around the globe have been poring over each of the groups and contemplating who might face who in the knockout rounds.

 
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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Gremio stand tall for third Libertadores triumph]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-stand-tall-for-third-libertadores-triumph-2922188.htmlGremio fans were out in force this week as after the Brazilian side won the Copa Libertadores and booked their place as South America’s representatives at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921919.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Messi: I hope football pays its debt to me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=messi-i-hope-football-pays-its-debt-to-me-2920806.htmlLionel Messi speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about hitting 30, his fourth FIFA World Cup and the heroics he produced to lead Argentina to Russia.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Gremio set for world stage after ending continental drought]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-set-for-world-stage-after-ending-continental-drought-2921949.htmlThu, 30 Nov 2017 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Zanetti: Argentina can have a great World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=zanetti-argentina-can-have-a-great-world-cup-2921734.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Argentina's most-capped player, Javier Zanetti, about his hopes for the South American giants at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lanus and Gremio go for glory and a place at UAE 2017]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=lanus-and-gremio-go-for-glory-and-a-place-at-uae-2017-2921616.htmlTue, 28 Nov 2017 15:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Six of the best qualifiers on the road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=six-of-the-best-qualifiers-on-the-road-to-russia-2921470.htmlFIFA.com looks back on six of the most memorable matches from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ qualifiers.]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921083.htmlNeymar, Sam Kerr and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are among the stars of our latest statistical look at the footballing week.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Senegal soar as top five hold firm]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=11/news=senegal-soar-as-top-five-hold-firm-2920750.htmlThe concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers have made their mark on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Gremio seize narrow advantage over Lanus]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-edge-narrow-advantage-over-lanus-2921021.htmlThu, 23 Nov 2017 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Renato Gaucho bringing belief to Gremio]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=renato-gaucho-bringing-belief-to-gremio-2920869.htmlRenato Gaucho, an idol at Gremio and their current coach, sits down with ​FIFA.com​ to discuss his side's upcoming Copa Libertadores clash against Argentinian outfit Lanus.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Menotti's marvels of ’78 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=menotti-s-marvels-of-78-in-stats-2920704.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical pen reviews Argentina’s conquest of the 11th FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina ™<![CDATA[Gremio and Lanus ready for final push]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-and-lanus-ready-for-final-push-2920743.htmlTue, 21 Nov 2017 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia and Argentina re-open Luzhniki Stadium in style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=russia-argentina-reopen-luzhniki-stadium-style-2919562-2919601.htmlSergio Aguero scored the only goal of the game as Russia and Argentina heralded a new chapter in the history of the Luzhniki Stadium, the flagship arena for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The match was a good test for both teams in the build-up to the tournament next summer.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2919214.htmlNeymar, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Olivier Giroud, Romelu Lukaku, David Silva and an infant American feature as FIFA.com reviews the last seven days in stats.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Paredes: Russia 2018 will be wonderful]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=paredes-russia-2018-will-be-wonderful-2918668.htmlFIFA.com hears from Russia-based midfielder Leandro Paredes, who talks Lionel Messi, what his Albiceleste team-mates can expect in Russia next year and more.]]>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2918517.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the end of an enduring run and a fantastic fightback.]]>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lanus comeback seals maiden final berth]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=lanus-comeback-seals-maiden-final-berth-2918388.htmlWed, 01 Nov 2017 02:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Maradona: My five most memorable World Cup moments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=maradona-my-five-most-memorable-world-cup-moments-2918223.htmlIn a revealing video interview, Diego Maradona looks back on five of his most memorable FIFA World Cup moments, such as his red card against Brazil in 1982 to the wonder goal against England four years later.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Lanus eye comeback, Barcelona a miracle]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=lanus-eye-comeback-barcelona-a-miracle-2918227.htmlThe finalists of the 2017 Copa Libertadores de America will be decided this week, with River Plate and Gremio in command after first-leg wins over Lanus and Barcelona SC respectively.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2917702.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with rotation, trebles and classic marksmen.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Advantage River in Libertadores semi]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=advantage-river-in-libertadores-semi-2917435.htmlRiver Plate claimed first blood in their quest for Copa Libertadores glory as an Ignacio Scocco goal gave them a 1-0 win over Lanus in the pair's semi-final first leg.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Libertadores crown returns to Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=libertadores-crown-returns-to-brazil-2916654.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 07:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Experience meets ambition in Libertadores semis]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=experience-meets-ambition-in-libertadores-semis-2916229.htmlThe semi-finals of 2017 Copa Libertadores will pitch two of South America’s most successful sides – both previous winners of the competition – against two clubs that are on the up but have yet to lift the trophy.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hoyos: There’s no one like Messi ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=hoyos-there-s-no-one-like-messi-2916007.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with Angel Guillermo Hoyos, the man who coached Lionel Messi at Barcelona from 2000 to 2003 and the first person to compare him with Argentina legend Diego Maradona.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:20:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Messi cracks another milestone]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=messi-cracks-another-milestone-2915976.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 05:51:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2913682.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Gelsenkirchen glory for Cambiasso and Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=gelsenkirchen-glory-for-cambiasso-and-argentina-2913673.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to Esteban Cambiasso celebrating an Argentinian wonder goal at Germany 2006.]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Argentina's debt to saviour Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=argentina-s-debt-to-saviour-messi-2913706.htmlAfter Lionel Messi's hat-trick took Argentina through to the World Cup, FIFA.com looks at La Albiceleste's reliance on their star man and hears his no-nonsense reaction to those final-day heroics.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Night to remember for Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=una-noche-magica-para-uruguay-argentina-y-colombia-2913140-2913296.htmlUruguay, Argentina and Colombia secured the results they needed to qualify for Russia 2018 on a dramatic final evening of qualifying in South America on which Chile and Paraguay missed out.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™