<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 03 Mar 2016 08:56:00 GMTTue, 24 May 2016 07:58:35 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Venezuela and Armenia on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=venezuela-and-armenia-on-the-up-2767779.htmlThe March edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was marked by few changes in the top 50, with most teams yet to play in 2016.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Live Your Goals busy across the globe]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=live-your-goals-busy-across-the-globe-2444526.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2014 06:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Summer sun shines on Live Your Goals ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=8/news=summer-sun-shines-on-live-your-goals-2428330.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 06:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals thrives under summer skies]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=live-your-goals-thrives-under-summer-skies-2384787.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 07:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Verheijen: Mkhitaryan is one of the best]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=verheijen-mkhitaryan-one-the-best-2284645.htmlFIFA.com about their rise on the global ladder, star man Henrikh Mkhitaryan, former coach Vardan Minasyan and the team’s future prospects.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:14:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=portuguese-swiss-rise-amid-african-movement-2277787.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Goal supporting Armenia]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=unterstutzung-fur-armenien-2275673.htmlIn 1999, FIFA introduced the Goal Programme, which enables beneficiary member associations to implement projects designed to develop football in their respective countries. One of these countries is Armenia.

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Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-concludes-visit-russia-2265568.htmlFIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain on top, Ukraine highest climber ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=12/news=spain-top-ukraine-highest-climber-2247360.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=11/news=portugal-and-brazil-return-top-ten-2230272.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Qualification scenarios explained]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=qualification-scenarios-explained-2195395.htmlFIFA.com guides you through all the possible outcomes, with automatic and play-off places up for grabs in the race to reach the FIFA World Cup™.]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Colombia hit third as Brazil rocket ninth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=colombia-hit-third-brazil-rocket-ninth-2131303.htmlThu, 04 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Patience, pain and record breakers]]>/news/y=2013/m=6/news=patience-pain-and-record-breaking-strikers-2106189.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446.htmlFIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Shakhtar cruise to gold as Metalist make history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=5/news=shakhtar-cruise-gold-metalist-make-history-2086373.htmlFIFA.com reviews a Ukrainian Premier League season in which Shakhtar Donetsk cantered to a fourth straight title and Metalist Kharkiv denied Dynamo Kiev runners-up spot.]]>Wed, 29 May 2013 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.com wraps up another massive evening of European Brazil 2014 qualifying highlighted by a crucial win for world champions Spain on their trip to Paris, while Montenegro and England remain evenly poised after a hard-fought draw.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe braced for titanic tussles]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=europe-braced-for-titanic-tussles-2010403.htmlMon, 11 Feb 2013 13:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=who-should-your-club-sign-1977969.htmlFIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Mkhitaryan earning a place among the elite]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=9/news=mkhitaryan-earning-place-among-the-elite-1713385.htmlFIFA.com profiles the rise of playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a superstar in Armenia whose celebrity has rocketed in Ukraine thanks to some dazzling performances for Shakhtar Donetsk]]>Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=powerhouses-make-steady-progress-1700155.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action from Europe on a positive evening for the continent's major nations, although both Germany and Spain were made to work overtime before collecting wins.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=world-champions-join-the-party-1698641.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521.htmlThe likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910.htmlThu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bobrov spurs Soviets to dream comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly sixty years ago, Yugoslavia led Soviet Union 5-1 with just 15 minutes remaining in their fight for a place in the Olympic quarter-finals. Thereafter, though, Vsevolod Bobrov inspired one of the greatest fightbacks in football history.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Goal sprees and a Swedish sensation]]>/news/y=2012/m=7/news=goal-sprees-and-swedish-sensation-1665249.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with stunning comebacks from Atletico Mineiro, Kashiwa Reysol and Los Angeles Galaxy.]]>Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Development in Costa Rica, wins for Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=11/news=development-costa-rica-wins-for-brazil-1543824.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest developments in the world of Futsal, just one year out from start of the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.]]>Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Surprise packages & a demolition derby ]]>/news/y=2011/m=10/news=surprise-packages-demolition-derby-1532734.htmlFIFA.com features goalscoring feats from Real Madrid, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Antonio Di Natale, an extraordinary day in Manchester and the end of a decade-long run in Armenia.]]>Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England join EURO elite]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=10/news=england-join-euro-elite-1523879.htmlFIFA.com reviews an exciting night of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying action that saw England secure their place at next year’s finals, and Montenegro and Sweden confirm play-off berths.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2011 00:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain regain top amid significant movement]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=9/news=spain-regain-top-amid-significant-movement-1513476.htmlAfter just a one-month hiatus, Spain replaced the Netherlands at the top of the global ladder, while Uruguay and Portugal leapt into fourth and fifth respectively amid significant change.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Key victories see groups tighten]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=key-victories-see-groups-tighten-1446963.htmlFIFA.com reviews Saturday's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying matches, which featured a poor result for England, victory and a landmark for Republic of Ireland, and results which have tightened the top of many groups.]]>Sat, 04 Jun 2011 22:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Pre-holiday push for EURO stars]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=pre-holiday-push-for-euro-stars-1445962.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2011 08:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Armenia on a high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=11/news=armenia-high-1333170.htmlAn impressive start to qualifying for UEFA EURO 2012 has resulted in a mammoth 45-place climb in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for Armenia, who now sit at an all-time high position of 60th. 

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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:45:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Big guns and surprise sharpshooters]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=10/news=big-guns-and-surprise-sharpshooters-1315356.htmlThe third round of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers played on Friday saw four teams continue perfect campaigns. Some group leaders were to be expected, but some have shot out of the shadows.

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Sat, 09 Oct 2010 01:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News