<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:00 GMTSun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2782443.htmlOur weekly look ahead to the next seven days of footballing birthdays features a prolific Portuguese, an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner and an Austrian who went the finals on the field and the sidelines.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Schicker's unique comeback]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=schicker-s-unique-comeback-2780739.htmlFIFA.com about his road back from losing a hand to playing again for his Austrian club with a unique prosthetic limb.]]>Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Glory for USA, Canada and Austria]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=glory-for-usa-canada-and-austria-2769532.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of international action including silverware for USA, Canada and Austria.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Prodl: Austria have been underestimated]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=1/news=prodl-austria-have-been-underestimated-2756760.htmlFIFA.com hears from Austria centre-back Sebastian Prodl about the Alpine nation's rise up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, qualification for UEFA EURO 2016 and his experiences when Austria hosted the continental tournament eight years ago and more.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets and a golden oldie]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=golden-eaglets-and-a-golden-oldie-2731942.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 07:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=women-s-round-up-october-2015-2723441.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action during October highlighted by the impending retirement of the game’s greatest-ever goalscorer, plus major news from USA’s domestic league, as well as from Europe, Rio 2016 qualifying and more.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lloyd’s hot streak continues, Europe’s contenders jostle]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lloyd-s-hot-streak-continues-europe-s-contenders-jostle-2695949.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2677046.html​Featuring a legendary womaniser, a famous bulldog, a Frenchman singing, an Ivorian dancing, the re-enactment of an iconic sporting moment and a quintessential rags-to-riches story.]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Austria’s family charge up the rankings]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=austria-s-family-charge-up-the-rankings-2676861.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Chile climb eighth, Austria achieve personal best]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=chile-climb-eighth-austria-achieve-personal-best-2675057.htmlChile and England have swapped places in the top ten on the global ladder, while Austria and Congo have reached their highest all-time positions.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Seattle reach play-offs, Rosengard stumble]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=seattle-reach-play-offs-rosengard-stumble-2671489.htmlTue, 18 Aug 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-sees-stars-emerge-serbia-sparkle-2652283.htmlFIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Drama for hosts as Germany and Brazil battle through]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=drama-for-hosts-as-germany-and-brazil-battle-through-2646279.htmlThe Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 is now complete after four thrilling encounters. Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Uzbekistan progressed to the next round – but the tournament is over for hosts New Zealand.]]>Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Khamdamov: Uzbekistan are out to make history]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=khamdamov-uzbekistan-are-out-to-make-history-2646227.htmlFIFA.com he was already setting his sights on the last four and a best ever finish at a FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Khamdamov brace sends Uzbeks into quarters]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271600/match=300269542/match-report.htmlA brace by Dostonbek Khamdamov saw Uzbekistan defeat Austria 2-0 and progress into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Komilov's second chance at atonement]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=11-june-komilov-s-second-chance-at-atonement-2640182.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Two Towers keep Austria's fortress standing]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=two-towers-keep-austria-s-fortress-standing-2619502.htmlFIFA.com spoke with the main protagonists.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Nightmare for Argentina as hosts dream on]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=kiwis-dream-is-argentina-s-nightmare-2619491.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a day that brought despair to record champions Argentina but joy for Austria, Ukraine and Ghana, and renewed hope for hosts New Zealand.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Austria progress, Argentina face anxious wait]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269520/match-report.htmlFri, 05 Jun 2015 07:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Argentina falter as US lead last-16 charge]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=argentina-falter-as-us-lead-last-16-charge-2617670.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2015 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Austria fight back to fell Panama]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269535/match-report.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2015 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Gschweidl key to Austria's pressing success]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=gschweidl-key-to-austria-s-pressing-success-2617167.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 22:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Spoils and thrills shared on opening day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spoils-and-thrills-shared-on-opening-day-2610621.htmlSat, 30 May 2015 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Yeboah on the spot to deny Austria ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269514/match-report.htmlSat, 30 May 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Stage set for future stars in New Zealand ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stage-set-for-future-stars-in-new-zealand-2609758.htmlFIFA.com previews the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 as some of the beautiful game’s future stars take their bow on the world stage over the next three weeks.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Stars align for Chicago, Rosengard]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stars-align-for-chicago-rosengard-2608282.htmlTue, 26 May 2015 03:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Austria's Lovric following in his idols' footsteps]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=austria-s-lovric-following-in-his-idols-footsteps-2602183.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[European elite eye global summit]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-elite-eye-global-summit-2602148.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015 passes 100,000 in ticket sales]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=new-zealand-2015-passes-100-000-in-ticket-sales-2593142.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Mammana out to do parents proud]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=mammana-out-to-do-parents-proud-2581692.htmlThu, 02 Apr 2015 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Thalhammer: Austria need more players]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=thalhammer-austria-need-more-players-2578988.htmlAustria’s women’s team coach Dominik Thalhammer spoke to FIFA.com about his side’s recent progress and their hopes of qualifying for a major finals in the near future.  

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Polverino: Liechtenstein targeting eight points]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/257/890/2/index.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Liechtenstein's Michele Polverinho to discover why there's a lot of meatloaf riding on the encounter.]]>Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Towering Janko aims for giant target with Austria]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=towering-janko-aims-for-giant-target-with-austria-2578388.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Austria and Sydney FC striker Marc Janko about his desire to help Austria achieve breakthrough UEFA EURO qualification, colourful club career and some impressive sporting bloodlines.]]>Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Scorers, sensations and pass masters]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=scorers-sensations-and-pass-masters-2566212.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review.]]>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Wax, steel and the Eiffel Tower]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=wax-steel-and-the-eiffel-tower-2540966.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a polarising Swede appreciating himself.]]>Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015: 100 days to go ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=new-zealand-2015-100-days-to-go-2525754.htmlThu, 19 Feb 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Draw sets stage for New Zealand 2015 ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=draw-sets-stage-for-new-zealand-2015-2522220.htmlTue, 10 Feb 2015 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Hinterseer chooses goals over genes]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/249/461/9/index.htmlFIFA.com it was the ball, not skis, which was his calling.]]>Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Twenty defenders shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=twenty-defenders-shortlisted-for-fifa-fifpro-world-xi-2479276.htmlWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:10:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Wohlfahrt: We’re trying to develop our own philosophy]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=11/news=wohlfahrt-we-re-trying-to-develop-our-own-philosophy-2474588.htmlFri, 14 Nov 2014 17:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News