<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 20 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTTue, 20 Sep 2016 11:39:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[When Rhodesia flirted with the World Cup]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=when-rhodesia-flirted-with-the-world-cup-2830489.htmlLater to become Zimbabwe, an integrated Rhodesia national team forced a tie-breaking third match against Australia in the qualifiers for the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico.

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Sat, 03 Sep 2016 11:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan stunned as quintet triumph at home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=japan-stunned-as-quintet-triumph-at-home-2829918.htmlIt proved to be a mixed opening matchday for Asia's heavyweights in the continent’s third qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Old rivalries resume in Asian openers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=old-rivalries-resume-in-asian-openers-2824077.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Smith provides left-field solution for Socceroos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=smith-provides-left-field-solution-for-socceroos-2823635.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia's Brad Smith who has immediately settled into the left full-back position, a role which has long been problematic for the Socceroos.]]>Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2822090.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Numbers game sees USA out, Brazil through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-sees-usa-out-brazil-through-2821887.htmlWe review the seventh matchday of the Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, which saw the women's semi-finalists decided on a day of drama in which lucky number seven and the unfortunate number 13 played a part in the holders' exit.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Hosts progress after dramatic penalty shoot-out]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-progress-after-dramatic-penalty-shoot-out-2821728.htmlBrazil advanced to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 semi-finals following a dramatic 7-6 penalty shoot-out win over Australia after the match ended goalless after 120 minutes.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Kellond-Knight's creativity versus Brazil's desire for revenge]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=kellond-knight-s-creativity-versus-brazil-s-desire-for-revenge-2821669.htmlWe talk with Australia's creator-in-chief Elise Kellond-Knight, who discusses how the Matildas how faired so far at the Women's Olympic Football Tournment, talks honing her trade in Germany and looks ahead to taking on the Rio 2016 hosts.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Cahill’s journey finally comes full circle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cahill-s-journey-finally-comes-full-circle-2821656.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Familiar foes seek knockout revenge ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-foes-seek-knockout-revenge-2821426.htmlThe group stage of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ultimately saw the expected heavyweights progress to the last eight, but with some surprise results throughout.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's quarter-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-quarter-finals-2821481.htmlThe match officials for the quarter-finals in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with New Zealander Anna-Marie Keighley taking charge of USA's last eight clash.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada shock Germany as last eight confirmed]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-shock-germany-as-last-eight-confirmed-2820971.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Australia see off Zimbabwe to progress]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=australia-see-off-zimbabwe-to-progress-2820719.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Day of reckoning for women's hopefuls]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=day-of-reckoning-for-women-s-hopefuls-2820570.htmlSeven teams will battle for the last five quarter-final places at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final women's group games]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-women-s-group-games-2820362.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2820081.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Hosts lead charge as three go through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-lead-charge-as-three-go-through-2820217.html

Day two of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw Brazil, USA and Canada become the first three sides to advance to the quarter-finals, albeit in differing fashions.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Germany comeback secures late draw against Aussies]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-pull-back-deficit-to-draw-australia-in-sao-paulo-2819978.htmlSun, 07 Aug 2016 00:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[De Vanna: Rio 2016 is extra special to me]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=de-vanna-rio-2016-is-extra-special-to-me-2819925.htmlSpeaking exclusively to FIFA.com, Australia's Lisa De Vanna feels Rio 2016 will be an extra special occasion to savour, after missing out on the last two Women’s Olympic Football Tournaments.  

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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Consolidation, redemption at stake as women re-enter fray]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=consolidation-redemption-at-stake-as-women-re-enter-fray-2819867.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Favourites on target as historic goals scored]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=favourites-on-target-as-historic-goals-scored-2819453.htmlWhile the first six matches of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 featured fewer goals than their London 2012 counterparts, one of them was the fastest ever scored at the competition.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Ten-player Canada see off Australia]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=ten-player-canada-see-off-australia-2819193.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Marta, USA headline Rio 2016 opening day]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=marta-usa-headline-rio-2016-opening-day-2819033.htmlHosts Brazil face China PR at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is one of six thrilling encounters to get Rio 2016 underway. FIFA.com previews the first matchday of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: July 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=women-s-round-up-july-2016-2818975.htmlMon, 01 Aug 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Olympic Football Tournaments in numbers]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-olympic-football-tournaments-in-numbers-2813403.htmlFIFA.com highlights some intriguing statistics behind the competing teams.]]>Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Futsalroos reaching for breakthrough]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=futsalroos-reaching-for-breakthrough-2813090.html FIFA.com why he believes his sport will join the growth spurt other versions of the game have experienced Down Under in the past decade.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Djite, a truly multicultural, normal footballer]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=7/news=djite-a-truly-multicultural-normal-footballer-2812826.htmlMon, 25 Jul 2016 00:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Mooy enjoying renaissance on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mooy-enjoying-renaissance-on-road-to-russia-2812061.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Australia and Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy about his remarkable rise into a key cog in the Socceroo machine, FIFA World Cup qualifying and coach Ange Postecoglou.]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Canada's laser-focused Labbe ready for her moment]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=canada-s-laser-focused-labbe-ready-for-her-moment-2810411.htmlCanada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe talks with FIFA.com about the importance of being in the moment and how the practice of meditation helps her become a better player as she prepares for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women