<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 27 Mar 2017 07:27:00 GMTMon, 27 Mar 2017 11:40:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-eye-early-qualification-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2877457.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's matchday in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018, where the jostling for a ticket to the world stage continues to intensify heading into the home straight. ]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:27:00 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[Trio move clear as underdogs triumph ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=trio-move-clear-as-underdogs-triumph-2876611.htmlFIFA.com looks back on all the action.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Revenge on the menu in return legs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=revenge-on-the-menu-in-return-legs-2876610.htmlFIFA.com previews Thursday's Russia 2018 qualifiers in Asia as the 12 remaining contenders enter the second half of their group schedule with all to play for.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kewell: Australia will have to be at their best]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kewell-australia-will-have-to-be-at-their-best-2876304.htmlFIFA.com at a media event in his hometown of Sydney to reminisce about his performances at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and give his take on Australia’s class of 2017.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Women's round-up: February 2017 ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-february-2017-2868925.html

FIFA.com rounds up February's key events in the women’s game, with Carli Lloyd, Colin Bell and Melbourne City among the big headline-makers.]]>
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iraq’s Abdulzahra keeping the faith]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=iraq-s-abdulzahra-keeping-the-faith-2868426.htmlIraq captain Alaa Abdulzahra caught up with FIFA.com ahead of two crucial Russia 2018 qualifying matches and he expressed his belief that the Lions of Mesopotamia can bounce back against Australia and Saudi Arabia.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Postecoglou: We won’t take any backward steps in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=postecoglou-we-won-t-take-any-backward-steps-in-russia-2867366.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Australia coach Ange Postecoglou about imparting his clear ball-playing philosophy on the team and what fans can expect to see from the Socceroos at Russia 2017.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Melbourne City win back-to-back titles]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=melbourne-city-win-back-to-back-titles-2866867.htmlSun, 12 Feb 2017 18:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cameroon complete Russia 2017 line-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=cameroon-complete-russia-2017-line-up-2865963.htmlThe line-up for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 is complete! Cameroon are the eighth and final confirmed participant at the Tournament of Champions following their triumph at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[A very Russian welcome]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-very-russian-welcome-2866076.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[What does Russia mean to you?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=what-does-russia-mean-to-you-2865909.htmlWhat does Russia mean to you? That was the question posed to the seven coaches who know they will be heading to the FIFA Confederations Cup in the country later this year. You can watch the video to see their reactions.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Canberra, Universitario claim glory, Atletico and Braga buoyant]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=canberra-universitario-claim-glory-atletico-and-braga-buoyant-2865597.htmlAcross the world of women's club football, there were title celebrations in Australia and Peru, while the race at the top stepped up a gear in Spain and Portugal. 

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Russian and Chilean fans lead requests for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Lyon rebound, records tumble Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lyon-rebound-records-tumble-down-under-2863589.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 06:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Granero: Cristiano is like AC/DC; Messi is like reggaeton]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=granero-cristiano-is-like-ac-dc-messi-is-like-reggaeton-2862078.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:20:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores final set, PSG outwit old rivals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=copa-libertadores-final-set-psg-outwit-old-rivals-2861362.html Paris Saint-Germain were the big winners in France on Matchday 11, as they went top of the pile by beating Lyon, while Turbine Potsdam remain at the summit in Germany and the finalists of this year’s Copa Libertadores Femenina have been finalised.]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[All to play for in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-to-play-for-in-asia-2861361.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Archie Thompson]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-archie-thompson-2850821.htmlFIFA.com looks at the story behind one of the FIFA World Cup's more remarkable moments - Archie Thompson's 13-goal haul in a single match.]]>Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan ™<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Foord, driving Australia's generation next]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=foord-driving-australia-s-generation-next-2860112.htmlFIFA.com about her ascension to the top of Asia's football tree, Australia's rapidly-growing reputation in women's football and much more.]]>Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware and surprise defeats]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=silverware-and-surprise-defeats-2859605.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest news in women’s club football on a tough weekend for the leaders in Australia, Germany and Spain, while the champions were crowned in New Zealand.]]>Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Leading outifts continue imperious form]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=leading-teams-continue-imperious-form-2858173.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2857950.htmlIn our regular look over the next week's footballing birthdays, among our seven FIFA World Cup stars feature a trio of Germany 2006 figures and a deadly German striker.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[McGowan: The Adelaide Oval could make the difference]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mcgowan-the-adelaide-oval-could-make-the-difference-2857078.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 tickets go on public sale]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-confederations-cup-russia-2017-tickets-to-go-on-public-sale-on-1--2856751.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Postecoglou: Facing Germany is a great opportunity]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=postecoglou-playing-germany-s-a-great-opportunity-2855498.htmlFIFA.com some of his reflections on playing Germany, Chile and the champion of Africa in Group B at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.]]>Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tournament of Champions map drawn in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-made-for-tournament-of-champions-2855232.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The Russia 2017 Official Draw in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-russia-2017-official-draw-in-numbers-2855046.htmlWith just hours to go before the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 in Kazan, FIFA.com reveals some key facts and figures on the event.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Maradona: Saudi Arabia have taken the UAE’s pulse]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=maradona-saudi-arabia-have-taken-the-uae-s-pulse-2854828.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USD 20 million in prize money for FIFA Confederations Cup teams]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usd-20-million-in-prize-money-for-fifa-confederations-cup-teams-2855001.htmlThe Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederations Cup, under the chairmanship of Vitaly Mutko, has confirmed that a total prize pool of USD 20m will be shared among the eight participating teams.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Confederation champions poised to find out their fate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's exclusive coverage.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Follow Saturday's Russia 2017 draw live on FIFA.com]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=follow-saturday-s-russia-2017-draw-live-on-fifa-com-2854456.htmlFIFA.com will be streaming live on Saturday 26 November as the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 takes place at the Kazan Tennis Academy.]]>Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Draw procedures of the Official Draw confirmed]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-procedures-of-the-official-draw-confirmed-2854215.htmlThu, 24 Nov 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Bayern reach summit as French duo march in step]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bayern-reach-summit-as-french-duo-march-in-step-2853984.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women's club action after Bayern Munich moved top in Germany, Lyon and PSG flexed their muscles in France and Brondby topped the regular-season standings in Denmark.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian titans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mixed-results-for-asian-titans-2850756.htmlIt proved to be a mixed night for Asia’s top four teams who represented the continent at Brazil 2014, as the third round of qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia reached the midway mark.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Burns: I thought Thailand would run away with it]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=burns-i-thought-thailand-would-run-away-with-it-2850971.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: This is a huge win for Japan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=halilhodzic-this-is-a-huge-win-for-japan-2850943.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Barça’s run ends as Bayern close in]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=barca-s-run-ends-as-bayern-close-in-2850822.htmlFIFA.com reports on a weekend of mixed emotions for some of the leading lights in women’s club football, with disappointment for Barcelona and joy for the likes of Bayern Munich, Brondby and Melbourne City. ]]>Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Jedinak: We like to take it to the opposition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jedinak-will-thailand-be-able-to-hold-out-2850735.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 03:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giannou: Australia must beat Thailand ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=giannou-australia-must-beat-thailand-2850264.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 09:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pivotal encounters loom large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pivotal-encounters-loom-large-in-asia-2850167.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the fifth matchday in Round 3 of FIFA World Cup qualifying across Asia, with some crucial match-ups looming as the groups begin to take shape at the midway point.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sainsbury: My Australia team-mates are more like brothers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sainsbury-my-australia-team-mates-are-more-like-brothers-2848750.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 01:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Penalty perfection and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=penalty-perfection-and-prolific-scoring-2847874.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an historic achievement for a son of San Sebastian.]]>Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Yana Churikova and Andrey Malakhov to present FIFA Confederations Cup draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=yana-churikova-and-andrey-malakhov-to-present-fifa-confederations-cup--2847587.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Postecoglou: We rested Cahill due to massive 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=postecoglou-we-rested-cahill-due-to-massive-2017-2847617.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 12:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Women’s Football review: October 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-football-review-october-2016-2847576.htmlFIFA.com reviews another busy month for women's football, highlighted by history for Portugal and the groundbreaking FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News