<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 21 Sep 2017 08:18:00 GMTThu, 21 Sep 2017 08:50:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[High-flying Kerr hits rarefied air]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=high-flying-kerr-hits-rarefied-air-2908245.htmlFIFA.com hears from Australia's first-ever The Best nominee Sam Kerr about her stellar rise, learning from Carli Lloyd and sharing the red carpet with Cristiano Ronaldo.]]>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:06:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[World champions Korea DPR target Asian treble]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=world-champions-korea-dpr-target-asian-treble-2907338.htmlAsia's three berths at next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay will be determined at the upcoming AFC U-16 Women's Championship, with world champions Korea DPR among the title hopefuls.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:52:00 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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A dribble, a shutout and a three-team club]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-dribble-a-shutout-and-a-three-club-club-2902228.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with joy for a Brooklynite and a Reddingite.]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Iran comeback breaks Aussie hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=2/news=celebration-and-heartbreak-1029557.htmlTue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ambitious Socceroos hailed by the best]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ambitious-socceroos-hailed-by-the-best-2898584.htmlAustralia may have missed a ticket to the Confederations Cup semi-final but they have grown enormously after three challenging matches in Russia, which augers well for their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany ease through, Aussies make Chile sweat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-ease-through-aussies-make-chile-sweat-2898549.htmlWhile both Group B favourites at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 successfully navigated their way to the semi-finals, Germany and Chile enjoyed very different matches against Cameroon and Australia respectively. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Point enough for Chile to progress]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334879/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Jun 2017 18:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Bosnich’s Confed Cup tales of ‘97 ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=bosnich-s-confeds-cup-tales-of-97-2898127.htmlFIFA.com talks to former star Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich to hear some humourous insights from the Socceroos' run to the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup final.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Cahill's latest Aussie landmark for the ages]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cahill-s-latest-aussie-landmark-for-the-ages-2898074.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 19:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hernandez: We’re good enough to take on anyone]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-we-re-good-enough-to-take-on-anyone-2898085.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Chile midfielder Pablo 'Tucu' Hernandez, who says La Roja are not taking their final Group B game against Australia lightly, despite being almost assured of qualification for the semi-finals.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Chile-Australia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334879/preview.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Aussie new boys on track]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=aussie-new-boys-on-track-2897704.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 23:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[All to play for in Group B as Sanchez rewrites records]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-group-b-as-sanchez-rewrites-records-2897570.htmlGroup B at Russia 2017 remains delicately poised after a day of 1-1 draws that left all four teams in exactly the same positions they held on Thursday morning. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Zambo Anguissa: Five key things]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=zambo-anguissa-five-key-things-2897740.htmlFIFA.com lays out five key points that football fans should know about the exciting young player Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who was named Budweiser Man of the Match in Cameroon’s 1-1 draw with the Socceroos.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Spoils shared in Saint Petersburg]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334880/match-report.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Captain Milligan and the rare treble]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=captain-milligan-and-the-rare-treble-2896949.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Cameroon v Australia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334880/preview.htmlFIFA.com previews the Group B encounter.]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New era brings new mentality for single-minded Aussies]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-era-brings-new-mentality-for-single-minded-aussies-2896564.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Germany see off Aussies in opening win]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334890/match-report.htmlGermany got their FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 campaign off to a solid start with a 3-2 win over Australia at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in front of 28,605 fans. 

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Evergreen Cahill takes pride in age-defying feat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=evergreen-cahill-takes-pride-in-defying-time-2896125.htmlSun, 18 Jun 2017 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[From the vault: Germany-Australia, 2005 Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=from-the-vault-germany-australia-2005-confederations-cup-2895844.htmlSun, 18 Jun 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Australia v Germany]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334890/preview.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 16:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Meet the Confed Cup captains]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-closer-look-at-the-confed-cup-captains-2895407.htmlThe eight skippers at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 come under the microscope, with analysis from FIFA.com's team reporters. 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Australia’s enduring German connection]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=australia-s-enduring-german-connection-2895483.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Selfies and a theme park for world champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=selfies-and-a-theme-park-for-world-champions-2895291.htmlGermany's first training session in Russia was held in picturesque surroundings: a fantastic training complex, thrilled fans looking on, and a theme park rising in the background.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Arrival of Socceroos completes Confederations Cup line-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=arrival-of-socceroos-completes-confederations-cup-line-up-2895136.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Single-minded Maclaren living the dream ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=single-minded-maclaren-living-the-dream-2895079.htmlFIFA.com hears from Australia striker Jamie Maclaren, who will be aiming to turn an extraordinary scoring record in the A-League to goals for the Socceroos at Russia 2017.]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil hit experimental Aussies for four]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=brazil-hit-experimental-aussies-for-four-2894775.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 16:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Aussie skipper Jedinak ruled out]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=aussie-skipper-jedinak-ruled-out-2894659.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-seek-qualification-as-japan-aim-to-move-clear-2893948.htmlAsia's qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is approaching its first watershed moment with Iran in sight of reaching the global finals.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Rogic stunner seals Socceroos win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=rogic-stunner-seals-socceroos-win-2893607.htmlTom Rogic's second half stunner saw Australia to a crucial 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B in Asia. 

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)