<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 22 Nov 2017 01:05:00 GMTWed, 22 Nov 2017 08:22:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Berths for France 2018 beckon in Asia]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=berths-for-france-2018-beckon-in-asia-2913681.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[Syrian dream ends but heralds bright future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=syrian-dream-ends-but-heralds-bright-future-2913851.htmlTheir Russia 2018 adventure ended in disappointment in Sydney, but Syria achieved some momentous gains along the way. FIFA.com looks closer.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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 ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trio-through-to-uruguay-as-korea-dpr-retain-title-2909036.htmlSun, 24 Sep 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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™
<![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™<![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