<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 12 Nov 2016 09:04:00 GMTSat, 12 Nov 2016 15:20:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[European favourites march on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-favourites-march-on-2849524.htmlFriday's UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw the favourites keep their focus to either go top of their groups or extend their leads at the summit. FIFA.com rounds up Friday's action.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe
<![CDATA[Fast-improving Azerbaijan making all the right moves]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fast-improving-azerbaijan-making-all-the-right-moves-2846889.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 13:05:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil climb to close in on Argentina]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=10/news=germany-brazil-climb-to-close-in-on-argentina-2844703.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been a reshuffle on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking podium as Germany and Brazil moved into second and third respectively.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[England held, Germany push on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=england-held-germany-push-on-2842764.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Revenge, a winning debut and impressive underdogs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=revenge-a-winning-debut-and-impressive-underdogs-2842084.htmlSun, 09 Oct 2016 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[All smiles for mother/daughter volunteer team]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=all-smiles-for-mother-daughter-volunteer-team-2837001.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 13:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Semis set in stone]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=semis-set-in-stone-2836918.htmlThe four teams who will see us through to the final day of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been settled, as Russia and Iran were joined by Argentina and Portugal in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Portugal complete final four]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357673/match-report.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 01:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Joao Matos, Portugal's bearded wonder ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=joao-matos-portugal-s-bearded-wonder-2836688.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Emotions run high for Azerbaijan's Huseynli]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=emotions-run-high-for-azerbaijan-s-huseynli-2836172.htmlFIFA.com following his side's momentous victory.]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Tension to the end in last 16]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tension-to-the-end-in-last-16-2836168.htmlThere was drama and intrigue aplenty on the final day of last-16 fixtures at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. FIFA.com rounds up all the action as the remaining quarter-final places were decided at Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Azeris triumph in Medellin goal fest]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357636/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 02:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Borisov's leading role]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=borisov-s-leading-role-2835522.htmlWed, 21 Sep 2016 13:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Positive vibes powering Conde's Thailand]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=positive-vibes-powering-conde-s-thailand-2835131.htmlWed, 21 Sep 2016 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![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[Last 16 line-up complete]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=last-16-line-up-complete-2835034.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Azerbaijan, Iran share spoils to advance]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357664/match-report.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 01:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Keshavarz, a coach out on the court]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=keshavarz-a-coach-out-on-the-court-2834491.htmlAhead of Iran's Group F meet with Azerbaijan in Cali, we caught up with Team Melli's experienced No4 Mohammad Keshavarz, who has been passing on his invaluable knowledge from his time working as a player-coach to his team-mates. 

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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for Spain and Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=sweet-16-for-spain-and-argentina-2834064.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain win all-European encounter]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357666/match-report.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 01:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Vassoura sweeps Morocco aside]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=vassoura-sweeps-morocco-aside-2832852.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain lead Latin charge ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=spain-lead-latin-charge-2832834.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Azerbaijan thump African champions]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357667/match-report.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=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[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Age no obstacle for Farzaliyev]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=h-age-no-obstacle-for-farzaliyev-2821996.htmlFIFA.com hears from Rizvan Farzaliyev who will captain Azerbaijan at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.]]>Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Live Your Goals continues spreading the word]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=live-your-goals-continues-spreading-the-word-2810576.htmlWhile the eyes of the footballing world were focused on tournaments such as UEFA EURO 2016 in France and the Copa America Centenario in the USA, promoting young female talent globally remained as vital as ever in June.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Dutch dreaming of Futsal World Cup return]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=dutch-dreaming-of-futsal-world-cup-return-2771469.htmlFIFA.com hears from the men aiming to put that right.]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Global appeal for Live Your Goals during October]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=global-appeal-for-live-your-goals-during-october-2729640.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Group C preview: World champions against the rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-c-preview-world-champions-against-the-rest-2670256.htmlGermany still have to earn the right to defend the crown they won in Brazil. Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Norway are the biggest threats to Joachim Low's team.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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™<![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™
<![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™<![CDATA[Where stars are born]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=where-stars-are-born-2593970.html

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 will represent the chance for youngsters to make a name for themselves and get noticed. FIFA.com looks back through the short history of the tournament and recalls some of the great players who have graced it.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals in November ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=live-your-goals-in-november-2485954.htmlFIFA.com looks back at last month’s activities.]]>Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[The thirteen flags of the EURO for Europe]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=the-thirteen-flags-of-the-euro-for-europe-2456405.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows the host cities' presentation for a ground-breaking event.]]>Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Polish test for Germany, Pirlo returns]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/469/6/index.htmlThe second round of matches in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying provides opportunities for perennial powerhouses to get their campaigns on track. FIFA.com previews all the action. 

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina, USA excel on the road]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=argentina-usa-excel-on-the-road-2435990.htmlFIFA.com reports on a night of international friendly action that brought morale-boosting victories for the likes of Argentina, England, Russia and USA.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals brings joy in July]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=7/news=live-your-goals-brings-joy-in-july-2409579.htmlAlthough July was dominated by the 2014 World Cup, it was an extremely eventful month for women’s football, with a total of 18 Live Your Goals festivals held around the globe.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The best goals from Azerbaijan 2012]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=ruckblick-die-schonsten-tore-von-aserbaidschan-2012-2296918.htmlWith the latest edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup set to kick off tomorrow, we cast a glance back at the most spectacular goals from the 2012 edition in the Video of the Week. 

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain toppled as Italy triumph]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=spain-toppled-italy-triumph-2276597.htmlItaly are the new kings of European futsal with a 3-1 victory over Russia after reigning champions Spain were toppled for the first time in almost a decade in the semi-finals. FIFA.com reviews the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 action.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-concludes-visit-russia-2265568.htmlFIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone