<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 28 Jun 2016 02:21:00 GMTTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:32:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[A Matilda midfielder's fatherly inspiration]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=a-matilda-midfielder-s-fatherly-inspiration-2803461.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia midfielder Emily Van Egmond ahead of Rio 2016, with the Matildas' ace set to create a dose of history by following in the footsteps of her Olympian father.]]>Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Rio contenders fine-tune, EURO aspirants chase glory]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=rio-contenders-fine-tune-euro-aspirants-chase-glory-2800474.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy couple of days for women's international football headlined by UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers, and nations preparing for Rio 2016.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[First participants of video assistant referee experiments announced]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=first-participants-of-video-assistant-referee-experiments-announced-2799518.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Carpenter leads Australia's 21st century brigade]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=carpenter-leads-21st-century-brigade-2799477.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Ellie Carpenter, the first male or female Australia international to be born in the 21st century.]]>Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Henderson doing his dad proud]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/280/6/index.htmlFIFA.com ​spoke to Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, and his father Brian, about heading back to the Stadium of Light as a 'home' player, wearing the Three Lions of England, five years after he left his boyhood club Sunderland.]]>Sat, 28 May 2016 12:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Unconventional road to the top for Aussie ace Ikonomidis]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=unconventional-road-to-the-top-for-aussie-ace-ikonomidis-2792523.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia youngster Chris Ikonomidis about his unlikely path to the national team, his experiences at Lazio and being mentored by all-time FIFA World Cup great Miroslav Klose.]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Quartet seal maiden quarter-final spots]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/244/5/index.htmlFour teams made history in progressing to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time, while there was plenty of late drama around Asia as the last eight competitors snuck past the competition.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2791833.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Fabrice Muamba returning to the pitch, Isco naming his dog, Carlo Ancelotti sharing his thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez getting teased by his team-mates and much more.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian giants]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/154/5/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across Asia.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Tears and cheers as goal king Archie bids farewell]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tears-and-cheers-as-goal-king-archie-bids-farewell-2791455.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 07:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2790172.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get reaction from Leicester City players and manager Claudio Ranieri after winning the English Premier League, former Canada goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc gives insight into disappointment at London 2012 and more.]]>Sat, 07 May 2016 09:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Seven through as Asian line-up complete]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=seven-through-as-asian-line-up-complete-2789850.htmlThu, 05 May 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Possession, dinks and drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=possession-dinks-and-drama-2789593.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with indiscipline by a London team and a Londoner in Kansas City.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Holders go out as eight book early progression]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/169/7/index.htmlEight sides advanced to the Round of 16 of the AFC Champions League 2016 with a game to spare, while holders Guangzhou Evergrande missed out on the knockout phase for the first time. FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday. 

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Group B preview: Rivalries renewed in a tight section]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=group-b-preview-rivalries-renewed-in-a-tight-section-2780779.htmlSeveral rivalries will be renewed in Group B of the third round of the Asian qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia when Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand come face to face again.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Australia, Japan to go head-to-head following Asian draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=australia-and-japan-go-head-to-head-in-asian-draw-2780621.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Asian dozen dreaming of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=asian-dozen-dreaming-of-russia-2780312.htmlQualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is reaching its final throes in Asia and just 12 nations from the world's most populous continent remain in the hunt for a spot at the global extravaganza that will kick off in just over two years' time.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[El Jaish progress, leaders on the verge]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/000/1/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from AFC Champions League 2016 Matchday 4 as El Jaish became the first side to advance to the Round of 16.]]>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Aussie bond fuels success]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=aussie-bond-fuels-success-2779114.htmlFIFA.com looks at Australia's recent rise in women's football, a growth partly fuelled by a focus on team building and unity.]]>Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Record breakers and international icons]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=record-breakers-and-international-icons-2773325.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, alongside a man who was delivering post a few years ago and one European behemoth ending a long drought against another.]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Decisive duels await Asia's 2018 hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=decisive-duel-await-for-asia-s-2018-hopefuls-2771545.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Gill’s record-breaking journey fuelled by youth experience]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=gill-s-record-breaking-journey-fuelled-by-youth-experience-2771027.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia's record goalscorer Kate Gill about how her career was kick-started by experiences at a FIFA youth tournament.]]>Sat, 19 Mar 2016 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Asia’s strength in depth heightened amid Rio charge]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=asia-s-strength-in-depth-heightened-amid-rio-charge-2769517.htmlFIFA.com reviews AFC qualifying for the 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio as Australia and China PR achieved their goals, while there was a shock for Japan.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 02:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Australia and China book Olympic spots ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=australia-and-china-book-olympic-spots-2769004.htmlMon, 07 Mar 2016 13:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2768811.htmlSun, 06 Mar 2016 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Kim Little, the low-profile world-beater]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=kim-little-the-low-profile-world-beater-2768075.htmlFIFA.com hears from the player Hope Solo and Laura Harvey describe as "the best in the world", Kim Little, on her American and Australian adventures and the quest to reach a major tournament with Scotland.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 07:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Glittering Stars and Stripes headline February]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=glittering-stars-and-stripes-headline-february-2767600.htmlFIFA.com looks at all the action from February in Women's Football, headlined by USA's latest triumph in CONCACAF, club news from Germany and Australia, plus much more.]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Asian sextet on starting blocks]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=asian-sextet-on-starting-blocks-2767081.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the AFC qualifiers for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which has been described as a ‘mini World Cup’, where two spots are up for grabs at the Olympics this summer.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Shocks galore as Iran reclaim Asian crown]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=shocks-galore-as-iranians-reclaim-asian-crown-2766953.htmlThu, 25 Feb 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Captain’s armband fits perfectly for inspired De Vanna]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=captain-s-armband-fits-perfectly-for-inspired-de-vanna-2766939.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Australia captain Lisa De Vanna ahead of AFC's qualifying for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, on her new responsibilities and her hopes for the summer.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Goal gluts and finished famines]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=goal-gluts-and-finished-famines-2766627.html Droughts dissolving for an Argentinian flea and a Bolivian force decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records falling on Australia’s west coast and Spain’s east coast.]]>Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian sides kick-start long road to Japan 2016]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/635/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 AFC Champions League with the 32-team field headlined by some big-spending Chinese clubs.]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Scoring goals off the park for women’s football]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=scoring-goals-off-the-park-for-women-s-football-2765568.htmlWed, 17 Feb 2016 21:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Octet complete group stage field]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/466/3/index.htmlWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764089.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR.]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Postecoglou: Russia 2017 a great reward]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=postecoglou-russia-2017-a-great-reward-2763720.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup emblem gives life to Russian dream]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-confederations-cup-emblem-gives-life-to-russian-dream-2763679.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Icons emulated as a drought ends]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=icons-emulated-as-a-drought-ends-2763510.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alberto Gilardino and Salomon Kalou feature alongside a momentous title for Melbourne City and a moment of relief for Eden Hazard.]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Melbourne crown perfect season, lead changes in Italy]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=melbourne-crown-perfect-season-lead-changes-in-italy-2763449.htmlTue, 02 Feb 2016 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News