<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:42:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2461244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Wanderers' fairytale run to continental final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Fans, finishers and a goalscoring goalie]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review alongside the likes of Luiz Adriano, Cristiano Ronaldo, Richard Dunne and Philipp Lahm.]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern hit the front, Lyon and Paris march in step ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you the latest news from the world of women’s club football with Europe and Australia providing our focus this week.]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Villa rescues City, Keogh wins it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spanish star David Villa rescued a 1-1 draw for Melbourne City with his second goal in two Australian A-League games before Irish forward Andy Keogh grabbed a dramatic late winner for Perth Glory in a 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Sydney clinch derby comeback, Phoenix win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Road to AFC Champions League final in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After 139 matches and seven rounds of competition, Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal and Australian outfit Western Sydney Wanderers will face off in the AFC Champions League final. FIFA.com looks at their routes to the finale in numbers.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Phoenix rising in New Zealand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com puts A-League side Wellington Phoenix under the microscope as the club seeks to make a statement on behalf of New Zealand football, and hears the fascinating back-story of their Scottish-born Australian coach Ernie Merrick.]]>Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Gallas hangs up his boots]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=William Gallas has retired from football at the age of 37 with the former France, Arsenal and Chelsea defender hanging up hos boots after winning 84 caps for his country.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Reds triumph, Frankfurt shocked]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football news from across the globe headlined by Liverpool retaining their crown in dramatic fashion, plus some stunning results both in the UEFA Women’s Champions League and in Australia.]]>Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Roar back with a defeat, Glory win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Australian champions Brisbane Roar made a losing start to their Australian A-League title defence when they fell 2-1 to Adelaide United, while Perth Glory started their season with a 2-1 win of their own over Wellington Phoenix.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Villa makes instant impact, Mariners win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=David Villa scored his first goal for Melbourne City on his debut as they drew 1-1 with Sydney FC in their first Australian A-League match of the season, while Mitchell Duke grabbed a late winner for Central Coast Mariners.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Uruguay held in Suarez return, Japan edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In Friday's early international friendlies, Japan edged Jamaica 1-0 on a 16th-minute own goal, United Arab Emirates held Australia to a goalless draw in Abu Dhabi, Costa Rica outgunned Oman 4-3 and Saudi Arabia drew 1-1 with Uruguay on Luis Suarez's international return.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Victory inflict Wanderers' record defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Star imports headline emergent A-League]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the upcoming A-League season in Australia where significant growth off the field has been matched by a new level of star names heading Down Under.]]>Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2454646/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[New frontrunners and old adversaries ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you! ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In 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, including Chelsea' new frontman and a Belgian attacker.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Wanderers, Al Hilal reach maiden final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Frontrunners burst clear in pairs, Rosengard crowned]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews women’s club news from around the globe highlighted by another league title for Rosengard’s all-star side, while there is also the latest from Australia, France and Germany.]]>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Fishing footballers]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2445586/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows footballers indulging in a beloved pastime.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals busy across the globe]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/liveyourgoals/news/newsid=2444526/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Former Asian finalists out to attack]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League semi-final action where Al Hilal has one foot in the decider, while Western Sydney Wanderers boast a narrow advantage over FC Seoul.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with several Brazil 2014 stars, including a FIFA World Cup™ winner, all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Abbas ends seven-year wait for Iraq recall]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Rogic out of Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ibini receives first Aussie call]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Aussies appoint Belgian technical supremo Abrams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/350/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Maiden victories and painful defeats]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action from the women’s game across the world, including the top European leagues, which got underway following a brief hiatus due to World Cup qualifiers.]]>Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2442725/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Victory sign Tunisia's Ben Khalfallah]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Al Hilal on the verge, Wanderers gain upper hand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League semi-final, first legs.]]>Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Final beckons for quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League semi-finals with two continental heavyweights matching up in the west, while in the east erratic FC Seoul tackle spirited debutants Western Sydney Wanderers.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Asian foursome book Chile 2015 ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia, Korea Republic, Syria and Korea DPR all booked a spot at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup by reaching the semi-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship, seeing off Malaysia, Japan, Uzbekistan and Iran in their respective quarter-finals.

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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Local and international stars aim to shine in the sun]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[McGlinchey leaves Mariners ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Australia, Japan set to renew rivalry]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/865/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[FYR Macedonia's Georgievski bound for Victory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Australia edge Saudis in five-goal thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia scored twice in the first six minutes and nearly lost the international friendly against Saudi Arabia, but Socceroo debutant Bailey Wright scored the winner to seal the 3-2 victory.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Aussie youngsters enjoy Live Your Goals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2436368/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Barça great Amor arrives at Adelaide]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Spain international and Barcelona great Guillermo Amor has been appointed the new technical director of Adelaide United, the club has announced.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Four remain as Guangzhou reign ends]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League with high-flying holders Guangzhou Evergrande undone by new boys Western Sydney, UAE’s Al Ain continuing to impress, while Al Hilal and FC Seoul remain on course for a breakthrough crown.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Guangzhou crash out, Sanghun sees Seoul into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=AFC Champions League holders Guangzhou Evergrande crashed out at the quarter-finals stage at the hands of Western Sydney Wanderers, while Yu Sanghun saved three spot-kicks as FC Seoul beat Pohang Steelers 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the semi-finals.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Continental elite on the precipice]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action with big guns Guangzhou Evergrande and Al Ittihad having little margin for error as they jostle for passage to the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Aussie youth benefit from female-specific funding]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Wanderers sign Nigerian Adeleke]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Last eight ties poised on a knife-edge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews this week’s AFC Champions League quarter-final action with all four ties remaining in the balance after a tense matchday.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Australia veteran Cahill heads young squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News