<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2316770/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The best goals from Azerbaijan 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2296918/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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[USA book Nigeria, Turkey, Azerbaijan friendlies]]>/worldcup/news/y=/m=/news=usa-book-nigeria-turkey-azerbaijan-friendlies-2293893.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain toppled as Italy triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2265568/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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[UEFA create slot for France in EURO 2016 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/226/514/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA announced that EURO 2016 hosts France will play a string of friendlies against pre-set rivals ahead of the tournament, while fellow teams lock horns in the qualifying race.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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<![CDATA[Russia survive late scare to qualify]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=russia-survive-late-scare-qualify-2196238.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Azerbaijan beat Nothern Ireland, climb from foot]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=azerbaijan-beat-nothern-ireland-climb-from-foot-2194177.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Israel held by Azerbaijan, stay third]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=israel-held-azerbaijan-stay-third-2169377.htmlIsrael fought back to draw visiting Azerbaijan 1-1 in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group F and remain three points behind second-placed Russia.

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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 21:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Jairo, Bobic eye qualifying opponents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Sevilla winger Jairo Samperio and Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic have both said they cannot take thier respective opponents lightly when they enter the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446.htmlFIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.com wraps up another massive evening of European Brazil 2014 qualifying highlighted by a crucial win for world champions Spain on their trip to Paris, while Montenegro and England remain evenly poised after a hard-fought draw.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Portugal rally to see off ten-man Azerbaijan]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=portugal-rally-see-off-ten-man-azerbaijan-2048025.htmlTue, 26 Mar 2013 19:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Luxembourg, Azerbaijan in stalemate]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=luxembourg-azerbaijan-stalemate-2042398.htmlFri, 22 Mar 2013 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[FIFA taking its responsibilities seriously]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at what FIFA’s CSR group did over the year.]]>Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:16:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter: Relegation should be a punishment for racism]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=1986993/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Lionel Messi, why relegating a team would be a good punishment for racism from its supporters, goal-line technology and his own love of football.]]>Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/796/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Plzen upset champions, Lazio on top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[UEFA confirm multi-city EURO 2020]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/704/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA have confirmed that UEFA EURO 2020 will not take place in a single country, instead being staged across multiple cities around the continent.

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Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Heroes set in stone ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at some of the football men honoured by statues, from the wacky to the wonderful, and the reasons behind these tributes.]]>Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Russians overcome Italians as English held]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/194/053/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=There were notable wins for Rubin Kazan and Anzhi Makhachkala, beating Inter Milan and Udinese, while Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Liverpool all played out draws in the UEFA Europa League.

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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ibra turns on the style, France impress again]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up a big night of international action across the globe highlighted by an impressive win for France in Italy, a Zlatan Ibrahimovic masterclass and Saudi Arabia denying Argentina.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Healy saves point for Northern Ireland]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=healy-saves-point-for-northern-ireland-1900961.htmlNorthern Ireland's hopes of reaching Brazil 2014 look to be waning after a 1-1 with Azerbaijan draw at Windsor Park left them four points short of second place, despite David Healy's late equalising goal.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Mini football turf pitch inspires kids ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/marketing/qualityprogramme/news/newsid=1789899/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:32:00 GMTArea=FIFA Quality Prog.Section=Football TurfKind=News<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: September 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1787736/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com shines a light on the main events and activities undertaken by FIFA to keep you abreast of development efforts around the world.]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise results littered Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification, as Germany let slip a four goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden, Northern Ireland held Portugal and France stunned Spain to grab a point in the closing seconds.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Late relief for Russia as they sink Azerbaijan]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=late-relief-for-russia-they-sink-azerbaijan-1785728.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2012 18:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Capello keeping his cool]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=capello-keeping-his-cool-1785567.htmlDespite registering a perfect start to Russia's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign, Fabio Capello insists his team can't dwell on their early charge in Group F and must turn focus on facing Azerbaijan.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Expert gives Azerbaijan 2012 verdict]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Elisabeth Loisel - head of the FIFA Technical Study Group at the tournament - about Azerbaijan 2012.]]>Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[German connection driving Azerbaijan's progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the synergy between Germany and Azerbaijan, with the national team lead by Berti Vogts and the women's U-17 team under the tutelage of Sissy Raith.]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Eastern Europe and central Asia look to future]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=1715305/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Baku was the venue for a recent successful FIFA training course for eastern European and central Asian women’s football coaches.

 

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Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Capello omits Arshavin, Pogrebnyak]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=capello-omits-arshavin-pogrebnyak-1713570.htmlFabio Capello has revealed his 24-man squad for Russia's FIFA World Cup qualifiers this month, with Andrey Arshavin and Pavel Pogrebnyak both missing out.

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Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Abishov: I'm proud of Azerbaijan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azerbaijan international Ruslan Abishov believes the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup could be a great stepping stone for bigger tournaments and fancies his side's chances against Russia in their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier.

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Tue, 02 Oct 2012 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[A festive atmosphere in Azerbaijan]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17womensworldcup/azerbaijan2012/news/newsid=1712946/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup coming to uncharted lands for a FIFA tournament, the fans in Azerbaijan have got into the festive spirit during the group stage and are now ready for the knockout stage to begin.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Group A: Nigeria impress, Canada do just enough]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria and Canada both advanced from Group A at Azerbaijan 2012, as Colombia ran out of steam and the hosts went away empty-handed.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Azerbaijan’s future in safe hands]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite a tough tournament for host Azerbaijan, their final game saw them leave on a better note, narrowly losing 1-0 to Canada as goalkeeper Aytaj Sharifova was the stand-out star.

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Cheers and tears on decision day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The final round of fixtures in groups A and B was all about the battle for berths in the quarter-finals, with two of the six contenders destined to fall short.

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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012