<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:00 GMTTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:41:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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™<![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™<![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]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=confederation-champions-poised-to-find-out-their-fate-2854775.htmlFIFA.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™
<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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™
<![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™<![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™<![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<![CDATA[Postecoglou: Australia chose training sessions over friendly ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=postecoglou-australia-chose-training-sessions-over-friendly-2846705.htmlWed, 26 Oct 2016 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Possessional oddity and a motor malfunction]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=possessional-oddity-and-a-motor-malfunction-2845196.html A No10 beating multiple goalies and a No11 joining multiple acclaim clubs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with one record run being established, another being extinguished, and ball-keeping curiosities.]]>Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Cahill giving A-League some A-List sparkle]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=10/news=cahill-giving-a-league-some-a-list-sparkle-2845160.htmlThu, 20 Oct 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Live Your Goals thriving Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=live-your-goals-thriving-down-under-2843967.htmlFIFA.com looks at how FIFA Live Your Goals is making a difference in Australia, most recently via a significant roll-out of the program in Tasmania.]]>Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Strugglers bounce back as Iran, Saudi Arabia go clear ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=strugglers-bounce-back-as-iran-saudi-arabia-go-clear-2842485.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at matchday four across Asia's third round of FIFA World Cup qualifying on the road to Russia 2018, with Iran seeing off Korea Republic after Japan and Australia shared the spoils in Melbourne.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Jedinak: Japan sucked us into a trap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=jedinak-japan-sucked-us-into-a-trap-2842534.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Titans re-unite as Asian derbies loom large]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-re-unite-as-asian-derbies-loom-large-2842110.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, headlined by two major derbies.]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Salisbury reflects on generation-defining moment]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=salisbury-reflects-on-generation-defining-moment-2841168.htmlFIFA.com hears from former Australia captain Cheryl Salisbury about her 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup goal which still resonates for the Matildas in the modern day.]]>Sat, 08 Oct 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Syria reignite hopes as trio clinch hard-fought wins ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=syria-reignite-hopes-as-trio-clinch-hard-fought-wins-2840628.htmlAsia's titanic trio - Iran, Japan and Korea Republic - all prevailed with hard-fought victories in AFC third round qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, while brave Syria salvaged a lifeline after overcoming hosts China PR 1-0.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Leckie’s broad shoulders ready to bear extra load]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=leckie-s-broad-shoulders-ready-to-bear-extra-load-2840535.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia's Mathew Leckie about his increasing influence at international level and the Socceroos hopes of qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Asian underdogs out to avenge past defeats]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=asian-underdogs-out-to-avenge-past-defeats-2838442.htmlFIFA.com previews the third matchday in Asia's final stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying with some familiar match-ups in store.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 03:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Asia’s newest stars grabbing headlines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=asia-s-newest-stars-grabbing-headlines-2835121.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the newer names making an impact across Asia during the continent's qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Colombia, lovers of the underdog]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-lovers-of-the-underdog-2835020.htmlThroughout the group stages at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 fans have been giving their support to various underdog nations and the players and coaches have been united in voicing their appreciation and acknowledging the boost it gives them when coming up against heavily-favoured sides.

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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Knockout places booked, Falcao honoured]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=knockout-places-booked-falcao-honoured-on-colombia-s-day-of-love-2834694.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from matchday 8 of the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which saw Brazil's Falcao crowned the all-time leading goalscorer of the tournament.  

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Knockout-bound Ukraine leave Australia on the brink]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357644/match-report.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Falcao inspires Brazil, Mozambique impress]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=falcao-inspires-brazil-mozambique-impress-2833717.htmlMatchday 5 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw Brazil join Russia in the last 16, with a familiar hero emerging for the record champions. With Italy, Paraguay and Ukraine also registering wins, FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Brazil smash 11 past Australia to progress]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357645/match-report.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombian rhythm inspires futsal elite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombian-rhythm-inspires-futsal-elite-2832453.htmlWe review the second matchday of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, which saw a historic victory for Vietnam, the entrance of the Brazilians and Italian resolve in twice coming from behind to win against Paraguay.

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Calo dreaming big after historic strike ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=mozambique-follow-up-2832432.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Australia survive Mozambique fightback]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357634/match-report.htmlAustralia survived a scare to pick up their first ever opening-game victory at a FIFA Futsal World Cup, kicking off Colombia 2016 in perfect fashion with a 3-2 win over Mozambique.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Seeto's early brush with the stars]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=seeto-s-early-brush-with-the-stars-2831602.htmlSun, 11 Sep 2016 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Trio stay perfect as Japan bounce back ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=trio-stay-perfect-as-japan-bounce-back-2830918.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Winners clash as hosts seek to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=winners-clash-as-hosts-seek-to-bounce-back-2830632.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 2 in the final stage of Asia's Russia 2018 qualifying, headlined by United Arab Emirates hosting Asian champions Australia.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™