<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 31 Aug 2015 07:44:00 GMTMon, 31 Aug 2015 08:21:56 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[History-making Cook Islands and Samoa open brightly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=history-making-cook-islands-and-samoa-open-brightly-2674199.htmlFIFA.com reviews the start of Stage 1.]]>Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Oceania Zone<![CDATA[Long road to glory begins with a small step]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=long-road-to-glory-begins-with-a-small-step-2673733.htmlFIFA.com previews the first round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Oceania, which begins with a four-team competition taking place in Tonga with just one ticket to Round 2 on offer for the four hopefuls.]]>Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Oceania Zone<![CDATA[Polynesian aspirants build for qualifiers with Fiji visit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=polynesian-aspirants-build-for-qualifiers-with-fiji-visit-2669371.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=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[Can anyone topple the Kiwis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=can-anyone-topple-the-kiwis-2667591.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Oceanian legacy key to coaching workshop ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=oceanian-legacy-key-to-coaching-workshop-2621311.htmlFIFA.com reports from a regional workshop in Auckland that saw coaches from each of the OFC member associations analyse and learn from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Rongen in the free world]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at the iconoclastic Thomas Rongen and his tireless 30-year contribution helping football's growth in the USA.]]>Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Hard-won success for New Zealand as gap closes]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=hard-won-success-for-new-zealand-as-gap-closes-2512278.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Full set on the starting blocks for Oceania’s Chile charge]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=full-set-on-the-starting-blocks-for-oceania-s-chile-charge-2505145.htmlMon, 12 Jan 2015 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Samoa side top Polynesian quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[History-makers Fiji clinch U-20 spot ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=history-makers-fiji-clinch-u-20-spot-2346847.htmlFIFA.com reports from the OFC U-20 Championship, which ended in triumph for hosts Fiji, who will represent their continent at next year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.]]>Sat, 31 May 2014 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Oceania aspirants eye rare glimpse of world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=oceania-aspirants-eye-unique-glimpse-of-world-stage-2342714.htmlThu, 22 May 2014 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Island nations edge closer to Auckland benchmark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 May 2014 10:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[31 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=31-days-to-go-2336469.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue with a look at the biggest-ever win in FIFA World Cup qualifying.]]>Mon, 12 May 2014 07:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Regenass: Our programmes have evolved]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=regenass-our-programmes-have-evolved-2323606.htmlFIFA Director of Member Associations and Development Thierry Regenass talks exclusively to FIFA.com about the implementation and enforcement of development regulations and the evolution of FIFA's assistance programmes.

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[The fairytale of Pago Pago]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=the-fairytale-of-pago-pago-2320454.htmlAmerican Samoa went from suffering a 31-0 loss to posting one of international football’s all-time biggest upsets in the space of ten years. Now their story has been turned into a film.

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone
<![CDATA['Live Your Goals' in January]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=live-your-goals-january-2274292.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 'LYG' programme at the start of 2014.]]>Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Tahiti lead Oceania's breakthrough year]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at a historic year for Oceanian football as Tahiti firstly competed at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 before welcoming the world by hosting the region’s first FIFA tournament.]]>Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Six of the best on the road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=six-the-best-the-road-brazil-2237920.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more remarkable matches from Brazil 2014 qualifying. ]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Magic and milestones on Oceania journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=magic-and-milestones-oceania-journey-2227009.htmlFIFA.com reviews Oceania's two-year FIFA World Cup™ odyssey which produced numerous historic moments and no little emotion.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Live Your Goals busy across the globe]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=11/news=live-your-goals-busy-across-the-globe-2215045.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the initiative’s latest developments in September and October.]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[A history of qualifying shocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=history-qualifying-shocks-2207766.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Building for further Oceania sand-based success]]>/tournaments/archive/beachsoccerworldcup/tahiti2013/news/y=2013/m=9/news=building-for-further-oceania-sand-based-success-2182737.htmlMon, 30 Sep 2013 08:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[FIFA and OFC define development priorities]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-and-ofc-define-development-priorities-2174572.htmlMon, 16 Sep 2013 14:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Development boost for the women’s game in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=5/news=development-boost-for-the-women-game-oceania-2079572.htmlWed, 15 May 2013 06:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New route opens up for Oceania aspirants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the upcoming OFC Champions League season which boasts a new format as eight clubs, led by reigning champions Auckland City, bid for Oceanian club supremacy.]]>Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Drama and emotion on Oceania’s World Cup path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=drama-and-emotion-oceania-world-cup-path-2050015.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at what has been a typically fascinating odyssey for Oceania’s Brazil 2014 aspirants, with Tahiti and American Samoa enjoying breakthrough success, while New Zealand eventually secured top spot.]]>Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[Hollywood treatment for American Samoa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Cook Islands keep hopes alive amid late drama]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17worldcup/uae2013/news/newsid=1995722/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[New look for Oceania’s elite club competition]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/324/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Pago Youth seal another title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/024/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Nov 2012 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[England hit high, South Sudan debut]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=8/news=england-hit-high-south-sudan-debut-1676839.html]]>Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Grassroots courses building foundations in Polynesia]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=8/news=grassroots-courses-building-foundations-polynesia-1677326.html]]>Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Auckland continue to reign in Oceania]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=auckland-continue-reign-oceania-1631695.htmlFIFA.com reports.]]>Tue, 15 May 2012 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012<![CDATA[Battling Kiwis defy Oceania challengers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[London calling in Oceania]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 Mar 2012 09:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Training, tournaments dominate in Futsal]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=2/news=training-tournaments-dominate-futsal-1580409.htmlFIFA.com's latest monthly Futsal round-up reflects on another busy period of training seminars and tournaments, as well as the announcements of the hosts for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 and the UEFA Futsal Cup.]]>Tue, 07 Feb 2012 08:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Patience rewarded for American Samoa]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=1/news=patience-rewarded-for-american-samoa-1564436.htmlAmerican Samoa have travelled a tough road in seeking international achievement, but after years of heartache the South Pacific nation finally made an emphatic breakthrough.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 04:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Shocks sprung in 2011]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the teams who have caused major surprises this past year, including American Samoa, Uruguay, the Japanese women, Al-Sadd and Basel.]]>Sat, 31 Dec 2011 04:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Spain on top and Wales highest climber]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=12/news=spain-top-and-wales-highest-climber-1560354.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Long-rangers and a league of nations]]>/news/y=2011/m=11/news=long-rangers-and-league-nations-1549605.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dreams and history made in Oceania]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=dreams-and-history-made-oceania-1548943.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2011 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[Samoa edge neighbours to secure passage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=samoa-edge-neighbours-secure-passage-1548542.htmlSun, 27 Nov 2011 07:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[Samoa draw sets up decisive final contest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=samoa-draw-sets-decisive-final-contest-1547815.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2011 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[American Samoa denied second win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=american-samoa-denied-second-win-1547781.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2011 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[American Samoa break new ground]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=american-samoa-break-new-ground-1546767.htmlWed, 23 Nov 2011 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[Oceania quartet commence long road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=oceania-quartet-commence-long-road-1546159.htmlTue, 22 Nov 2011 11:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[Committed Tonga’s fresh approach ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=committed-tonga-fresh-approach-1544604.htmlFri, 18 Nov 2011 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[FIFA’s Performance Seminar a success]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=11/news=fifa-performance-seminar-success-1542237.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 08:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=PerformanceKind=News