<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTSat, 06 Feb 2016 23:04:48 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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.htmlThe FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia is now just 500 days away and the key visual elements of the tournament often referred to as the “Festival of Champions” have been unveiled including, for the first time, the Official Emblem.

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Wed, 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<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=women-s-round-up-january-2016-2757414.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the women’s football news from January, a month in which the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala took centre stage.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Tight margins at league summits]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=tight-margins-at-the-summit-2756787.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest in women's club football, including high drama in Australia, an increasingly fascinating title race in Italy, plus news from Portugal.]]>Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Perfect dozen for big guns]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=perfect-dozen-for-big-guns-2755889.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women's club action, headlined by massive results for Lyon and Melbourne City, while intriguing top-of-the-table action took place in Italy and Spain.]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2754489.htmlSun, 10 Jan 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[No let-up from league leaders]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=no-let-up-from-league-leaders-2747559.htmlAs the battle to reach Australia’s knockout finals comes to a head, Germany and France’s top teams are settling in at the summit of their respective championships, with one seasoned striker scoring goals aplenty.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Frontrunners maintain charge amid goal avalanche ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=frontrunners-maintain-charge-amid-goal-avalanche-2744989.htmlFIFA.com’s latest review of women’s club football visits Australia, France, Germany and Italy where big wins for the leading teams proved to be a recurring theme.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ryan’s journey from caravan to penthouse]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wednesday-subbed-ryan-s-journey-from-caravan-to-penthouse-2742721.htmlFIFA.com about his experiences at Brazil 2014, living in Spain, growing up in Sydney’s blue collar outer suburbs and more.]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lyon held as Potsdam beat Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=lyon-held-as-potsdam-beat-wolfsburg-2742760.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the results from a weekend that saw Lyon unusually drop points, Bayern Munich tighten their grip on the German title and Australia gripped by derby drama.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Asia aims to build next wave of world beaters]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=asia-aims-to-build-next-wave-of-world-beaters-2741947.htmlFri, 04 Dec 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Australia laments passing of an icon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2735507.htmlFIFA.com celebrates those turning a year older this week, including a South African star, a Mexican midfielder, a Manchester United and Italy full-back, a Greek hero and many more.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Double relief for Frankfurt]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=double-relief-for-frankfurt-2734728.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly wrap of women’s club football primarily looks at the UEFA Women’s Champions League, plus the latest from Australia and Germany.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The kick that changed the game Down Under]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-kick-that-changed-the-game-down-under-2733096.htmlFIFA.com hears from John Aloisi on the penalty that secured Australia's FIFA World Cup return after a 32-year wait.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Showcasing Chile in tweets]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=showcasing-chile-in-tweets-2730597.htmlWith a number of players active on social media during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, we take a look at some of the tweets that showcased the host country and its hospitality, as well as getting some reflections on the tournament.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Beleza crowned as Bayern, Melbourne City lay down markers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=bayern-melbourne-city-lay-down-markers-2730025.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women's leagues across the world including the end of a long title drought in Japan.]]>Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[From Egypt to Chillan, via Lisbon]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=from-egypt-to-chillan-via-lisbon-2729788.htmlJuan Francisco Viveros, venue director at Chillan for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, speaks about his experience as a player at the U-17 global finals at Egypt 1997, and his career which took him to Europe with Sporting Lisbon.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Global appeal for Live Your Goals during October]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=global-appeal-for-live-your-goals-during-october-2729640.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Hair-raising encounters in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=hair-raising-encounters-in-chile-2723499.html​FIFA.com takes a look at some of the more weird and wonderful haircuts at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with some of the most talented youngsters in the world making a statement with their hair as well as with their feet.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Former champions reign as hosts depart]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=former-champions-reign-as-hosts-depart-2722882.htmlFormer champions Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria rolled back the years by emerging victorious in their respective FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 matches, and they were joined by Belgium in completing the first half of Chile 2015's quarter-finalists.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Osimhen leads imperious champs past Aussies]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298407/match-report.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The day Argentina’s dream died]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-day-argentina-s-dream-died-2721714.htmlSun, 25 Oct 2015 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali, Mexico impress as Albiceleste go home]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-mexico-impress-as-albiceleste-go-home-2721705.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the eighth matchday of FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with Argentina's long wait for success at this level extended while Mali and Mexico impressed in progressing to the knockout stages.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 03:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Aussies eliminate Argentina]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298381/match-report.htmlLa Albiceleste.]]>Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Football the only focus for Aussie hopefuls]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=football-the-only-focus-for-aussie-hopefuls-2721301.htmlSat, 24 Oct 2015 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Germans seal qualification, Latin Americans stutter ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=germans-seal-qualification-latin-americans-stutter-2720340.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mexico, Joeys cancel each other out]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298403/match-report.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Sermanni back in the fray as Orlando arrive]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=sermanni-back-in-the-fray-as-orlando-arrive-2719800.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 06:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals visits Australia’s remote north]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=live-your-goals-visits-australia-s-remote-north-2719372.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Latin Americans, Germany impress as Mali stumble]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=latin-americans-germany-impress-as-mali-stumble-2718977.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Four-star Germany cruise past Aussies]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298371/match-report.htmlSun, 18 Oct 2015 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[International flavour boosts Aussie league ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=international-flavour-boosts-w-league-2712803.htmlFri, 16 Oct 2015 09:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Kewell: We’re heading in the right direction]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=kewell-we-re-heading-in-the-right-direction-2702568.htmlFIFA.com to remember his time at the 1995 U-17 FIFA World Cup, and speaks about his own youth coaching philosophy, the current Socceroos side and his advice to the Joeys heading out to Chile.]]>Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Shafi ready for Socceroo showdown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=shafi-ready-for-socceroo-showdown-2709496.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi ahead of the hosts FIFA World Cup qualifier against Australia, and the No1 is confident in replicating their historic win against the Socceroos during Brazil 2014 qualifying in 2012.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2678959.htmlA Danish defender, a Dutch stopper and a Serbian giant all feature in our regular feature, a review of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News