<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 01 Feb 2018 06:58:00 GMTSat, 17 Feb 2018 14:48:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Van Marwijk: I will do it my way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=2/news=van-marwijk-i-will-do-it-my-way-2927490.htmlThu, 01 Feb 2018 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2926987.htmlFIFA.com's The Week in Numbers, while a long wait ends in Rotterdam and Madrid.]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Australia well placed ahead of latest Dutch odyssey]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=1/news=australia-well-placed-ahead-of-latest-dutch-odyssey-2926964.htmlWith Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Australia commenced 2017 at 44 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and facing a significant challenge to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup. Now they are flying high and bound for Russia, as FIFA.com reports.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Van Marwijk named new Australia coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=van-marwijk-named-new-australia-coach-2926960.htmlThu, 25 Jan 2018 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Debutants shine as goals and upsets mark preliminary stage]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/292/686/1/index.htmlWed, 24 Jan 2018 06:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2018 <![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925728.htmlDer Bomber and El Pelusa getting dethroned and a mini-man towering above his rivals feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[No change at the top as Germany crowned Team of the Year]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=no-change-at-the-top-as-germany-crowned-team-of-the-year-2925506.htmlGermany are the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking’s latest ‘Team of the Year’, having ended 2017 atop the global ladder.

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=australia-hit-all-time-high-as-usa-end-2017-on-top-2924260.htmlUSA will bring in another new year as the top-ranked women’s national team after holding on to top spot in the final FIFA Women's World Ranking of 2017.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Holders Japan draw Australia in AFC Women's Asian Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=holders-japan-draw-australia-in-afc-women-s-asian-cup-2923447.htmlSat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Statement concerning the Football Federation of Australia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=statement-concerning-the-football-federation-of-australia-2923399.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 21:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AssociationsKind=Release<![CDATA[Kharbin, Kerr named Asia’s best]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=11/news=kharbin-kerr-named-asia-s-best-2921934.htmlThu, 30 Nov 2017 01:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Urawa end decade-long drought in style ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=urawa-end-decade-long-drought-in-style-2921400.htmlFIFA.com reviews Urawa Red Diamonds' AFC Champions League campaign as the J.League giants won their way through to a second FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921083.htmlNeymar, Sam Kerr and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are among the stars of our latest statistical look at the footballing week.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Postecoglou steps down from Australia post]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=postecoglou-steps-down-from-australia-post-2920817.htmlAnge Postecoglou has resigned as Australia coach just a week after leading the Socceroos to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Socceroos' long and winding road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=socceroos-long-and-winding-road-to-russia-2920252.htmlFIFA.com reviews Australia's path to Russia 2018, which was marked by a host of off-fields records and equally noteworthy on-field development.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Jedinak sends Socceroos to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=jedinak-sends-socceroos-to-russia-2920143.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Final hurdle awaits Australia, Honduras]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=final-hurdle-awaits-australia-honduras-2919978.htmlAfter two gruelling years of qualifying competition, it all comes down to 90 minutes for Australia and Honduras as they seek a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Draw leaves Australia with slender advantage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=draw-leaves-australia-with-slender-advantage-2919531.htmlAustralia earned a scoreless draw against Honduras in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia intercontinental play-off, gaining a slim advantage heading into Wednesday’s return.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Contrasting styles mark final joust for Russia ticket]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=contrasting-styles-mark-final-joust-for-russia-ticket-2919215.htmlFIFA.com previews the intercontinental play-off between Australia and Honduras where a tight contest seems assured despite the pair's differing playing styles.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Luongo, Australia’s midfield royal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=luongo-australia-s-midfield-royal-2919230.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Australia's Massimo Luongo about achieving a World Cup dream, his experience with the Socceroos history-making qualification 12 years ago and an unlikely royal connection.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama and drought-breaking mark intercontinental route]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=drama-and-drought-breaking-mark-intercontinental-route-2918836.htmlAhead of this week's intercontinental play-offs for Russia 2018, FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the many memorable matches-up at the final hurdle in the race for world football's greatest stage.

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[China PR sink Australia to reach France 2018]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=china-pr-sink-australia-to-reach-france-2018-2917882.htmlChina PR ran out 3-0 winners against Australia in the AFC U-19 Women's Championship third-place play-off to see them clinch Asia's final FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 ticket.

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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[W-League celebrates birthday with new highs]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=w-league-celebrates-birthday-with-new-highs-2917622.htmlThu, 26 Oct 2017 06:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cahill’s best of the best]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=cahill-s-best-of-the-best-2914881.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the milestone strikes from Australia's talisman.]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2913682.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Cahill the hero as Socceroos see off Syria]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=cahill-the-hero-as-socceroos-see-off-syria-2912621.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 12:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Australia, Syria face moment of truth ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=australia-syria-face-moment-of-truth-2912081.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2910643.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical review of the recent action.]]>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Syria and Australia share the spoils]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=syria-and-australia-share-the-spoils-2910424.htmlSyria and Australia drew 1-1 in the first leg of the FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Asian Round 4 play-off in Malacca, Malaysia. A first-half effort from Robbie Kruse was cancelled out by Omar Al Soma's late penalty.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Contrasting styles await in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=contrasting-styles-awaits-in-asian-finale-2910217.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the final match-up in Asian 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as continental champions Australia tackle fairytale side Syria, with a ticket to the intercontinental play-off up for grabs.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Irvine hitting right notes for Socceroos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=irvine-hitting-right-notes-for-socceroos-2910135.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 00:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Zaher Midani: Syria ready for Australia showdown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=zaher-midani-syria-ready-for-australia-showdown-2910155.htmlSyria midfielder Mohammed Zaher Midani speaks to FIFA.com about the country's massive upcoming FIFA World Cup™ play-off against Australia. 

 

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Age no obstacle for Syria’s Al Masri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=age-no-obstacle-for-syria-s-al-masri-2909092.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Syria's Hadi Al Masri on a burgeoning international career in his early 30's.]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Trio through to Uruguay as Korea DPR retain title ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trio-through-to-uruguay-as-korea-dpr-retain-title-2909036.htmlSun, 24 Sep 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018<![CDATA[Matildas headline milestone week Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=matildas-headline-milestone-month-down-under-2908785.htmlThu, 21 Sep 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877.htmlSaudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia 2018: Who can qualify this week?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=russia-2018-who-can-qualify-this-week-2906775.htmlCosta Rica, Germany, Nigeria and any two of six competing Asian sides could book their places at Russia 2018 this week. FIFA.com looks at the teams in the running and what they require to secure their spots. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651.htmlFIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=japan-through-as-quintet-have-to-leave-it-late-2906052.htmlJapan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Japan qualify for sixth successive World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=japan-qualify-for-sixth-successive-world-cup-2906072.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rich prize on offer for victor of Asian heavyweight bout]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=rich-prize-on-offer-for-victor-of-asian-heavyweight-bout-2905807.htmlFIFA.com looks at the ever-growing football history between Japan and Australia, and examines the key elements behind Thursday's contest in Saitama where a ticket to Russia 2018 is up for grabs.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Tickets to Russia up for grabs in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=afc-fwcq-matchday-9-preview-wendesday-2905762.htmlFIFA.com previews a delicately poised penultimate matchday in Asia where nine nations remain in contention and potentially two tickets to Russia 2018 will be secured.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Degenek's tumultuous journey to the top]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=degenek-s-tumultuous-journey-to-the-top-2905645.htmlFIFA.com hears the remarkable story of Milos Degenek's war-torn childhood, with the Australia defender now looking to post another milestone moment in a increasingly impressive career as Australia chase World Cup glory against old rivals Japan on Thursday.]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2905113.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with big cats ripping up records in Moselle and Sao Paulo and a mega-money signing sizzling.]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Prolific Kubo shapes as Japan’s bright new star]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=prolific-kubo-shapes-as-japan-s-bright-new-star-2903933.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 02:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™