<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTTue, 25 Apr 2017 14:07:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Volunteers get first taste of Nassau arena]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=volunteers-get-first-taste-of-nassau-arena-2880398.htmlMost of the volunteers supporting the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 walked into the stadium in Nassau for the very first time on Monday 24 April.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Lewis excited for Bahamas kick-off]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=lewis-excited-for-bahamas-kick-off-2880273.htmlThe National Beach Soccer Arena at Malcolm Park welcomed a very special guest on Saturday - five days ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup - in the form of nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis.

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[30-day countdown begins for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=30-day-countdown-begins-for-bahamas-2017-2877870.htmlWith just 30 days to go, even more excitement is building in the lead up to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 set to kick-off April 27, and preparation is gearing up in Nassau as the Host City transforms for the tournament.

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Bahamas Governor General launches FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Trophy Experience]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-governor-general-launches-fifa-beach-soccer-world-cup-trophy-e-2876634.htmlWed, 22 Mar 2017 10:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Ott: the Swiss Messi of Beach Soccer]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=ott-the-swiss-messi-of-beach-soccer-2874894.htmlNoel Ott speaks to FIFA.com about being compared to Lionel Messi, his hopes for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and his decision to choose sand over grass.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Sylla: Everyone is a fan of beach soccer in Senegal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=sylla-everyone-is-a-fan-of-beach-soccer-in-senegal-2869259.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Senegal coach Omar Sylla – nicknamed 'Ngalla' – who gives the lowdown on his team's potential ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.]]>Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw: Participants' reaction]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-2017-official-draw-participants-reaction-2869004-2869023.htmlFIFA.com with their reactions.]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Emerson: There's joy in the air in the Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=emerson-there-s-joy-in-the-air-in-the-bahamas-2868923.htmlWith the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 Official Draw coming up, FIFA Legend Emerson travelled to the host nation to cast an eye over things ahead of the tournament. We caught up with the former Brazil international for a chat.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[RELIVE: Official Draw for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=relive-official-draw-for-bahamas-2017-2868866.htmlTue, 28 Feb 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Panama primed for global debut after historic triumph]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=panama-primed-for-global-debut-after-historic-triumph-2868691.htmlPanama made history by being crowned CONCACAF beach soccer champions and qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup for the first time, with Mexico going through to Bahamas 2017 alongside them. FIFA.com rounds up all the action.

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Bahamas ready to face world’s best]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=bahamas-ready-to-face-world-s-best-2867612.htmlFIFA.com about their preparations as the host team for this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Caribbean nation.]]>Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 match schedule released]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=bahamas-2017-match-schedule-released-2822849.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 13:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 hopefuls take first steps towards beach glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=bahamas-2017-hopefuls-take-first-steps-towards-beach-glory-2813017.htmlFrom 27 April to 7 May 2017, the Bahamas will provide the stage for the ninth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, where 16 teams will aim to dethrone reigning champions Portugal.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[World Cup challenge has Bahamas smiling]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=world-cup-challenge-has-bahamas-smiling-2812978.htmlThough the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is still some time away, hosts Bahamas are already counting down the days to the start of the tournament, to be held in Nassau between 27 April and 7 May next year.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Excitement builds as Bahamas 2017 Official Emblem revealed ]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=excitement-builds-as-bahamas-2017-official-emblem-revealed-2813040.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 00:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF organise successful club licensing seminar in Panama]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-concacaf-organise-successful-club-licensing-seminar-in-panama-2757381.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![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[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF celebrates Women’s Football Day in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=concacaf-celebrates-women-s-football-day-in-style-2608192.htmlFIFA.com looks back on CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day and the outstanding events the member associations in the region put on to support the continued development and growth of the game.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Seven in, seven out in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=wednesday-seven-in-seven-out-in-concacaf-2581120.htmlFIFA.com recaps the first round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia from the CONCACAF zone. ]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF minnows start up-stream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=concacaf-minnows-start-up-stream-2567751.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the first round of action in the CONCACAF zone on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - North, Central America and the Caribbean<![CDATA[Improving beach soccer technique in CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=improving-beach-soccer-technique-in-concacaf-2534330.htmlWith the support of FIFA, attendees from 16 members associations from CONCACAF met in Miami between 24-28 February for a Workshop on Beach Soccer Technical Preparation.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw lights 2018 touch paper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-draw-lights-2018-touch-paper-2507377.htmlThe first qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region are now known, with some of the smallest competitors in the confederation set to take the pitch in March.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-and-concacaf-introduce-club-licensing-in-the-concacaf-region-2507080.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Russia begins in Miami]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=road-to-russia-begins-in-miami-2506304.htmlCONCACAF will enter the fray for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in March, with a draw in Miami for the region's early qualifying rounds scheduled for Thursday.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Success stories help shape future of women’s football]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=success-stories-help-shape-future-of-women-s-football-2471093.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[High interest in hosting FIFA competitions]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=high-interest-in-hosting-fifa-competitions-2336227.htmlFri, 09 May 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF team up in Cayman Islands]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-concacaf-team-cayman-islands-2208485.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 09:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to open development seminar in Cayman Islands]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-president-open-development-seminar-cayman-islands-2197988.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb will open a five-day FIFA seminar in Grand Cayman on Monday 21 October.

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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[USA back with a bang as Salvadorans stride]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=usa-back-with-bang-salvadorans-stride-2078039.htmlMon, 13 May 2013 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Mexico, Salvadorans comb the beach for gold]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=mexico-salvadorans-comb-the-beach-for-gold-2074665.htmlTue, 07 May 2013 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Webb: Beach soccer will become region's staple]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=webb-beach-soccer-will-become-region-staple-2028933.htmlCONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb is "certain" that beach soccer "will soon become the region's staple" after the Bahamas was announced as the first Carribean host of the regional qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.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[USA top Azerbaijan-bound trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17womensworldcup/azerbaijan2012/news/newsid=1633174/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 19 May 2012 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[CFU appoint Normalisation Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=12/news=cfu-appoint-normalisation-committee-1561201.htmlAfter two days of meetings at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, the Caribbean Football Union have appointed a new Normalisation Committee, entrusted with forming a new Executive Committee in 2012.

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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Bahamas withdraw from 2014 World Cup qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=bahamas-withdraw-from-2014-world-cup-qualifiers-1496896.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2011 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Dely Valdes: Panama must respect opponents]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=dely-valdes-panama-must-respect-opponents-1487694.html"I think any opponent we play we try to be protagonists and these are the ones who have been matched with us and we have to be first, we can't be anything else." Julio Dely Valdes, Panama coach

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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Panama back on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=panama-back-the-rise-1484594.htmlPanama lead the pack in CONCACAF's Round Two Group C, with Nicaragua and Dominica hopeful of staging an upset in the race towards a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Caribbean hopefuls at the ready]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=caribbean-hopefuls-the-ready-1470301.htmlFour of CONCACAF's representatives have already begun their attempts to reach Brazil 2014. Now a series of the region's other teams are set to follow suit.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Bahamas, US Virgin Islands start well]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=bahamas-virgin-islands-start-well-1468029.htmlThere were first-leg victories for the Bahamas and the US Virgin Islands as they began their road to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in the CONCACAF preliminary qualifiers.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 10:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Latest details of CONCACAF play-offs ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=latest-details-concacaf-play-offs-1456962.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2011 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Play-off matches in CONCACAF ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=4/news=play-off-matches-concacaf-1424713.htmlTue, 26 Apr 2011 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Beach Soccer round-up: October / November]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=12/news=beach-soccer-round-october-november-1345610.htmlIn the first in a bimonthly series, FIFA.com reflects on what happened in beach soccer in October and November.

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Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[El Salvador crowned CONCACAF kings]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2009/m=6/news=salvador-crowned-concacaf-kings-1075286.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2009 11:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Dubai 2009<![CDATA[Protect the game, protect the players, strengthen global football governance]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=6/news=protect-the-game-protect-the-players-strengthen-global-football-govern-1065926.html The 59th FIFA Congress concluded on Wednesday with overwhelming member support for the principles of fair play and sporting ethics.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2009 23:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2009
<![CDATA[Congress opens on a musical note]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=6/news=congress-opens-musical-note-1065623.htmlWed, 03 Jun 2009 00:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2009<![CDATA[New Goal projects approved]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=6/news=new-goal-projects-approved-1065531.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2009 20:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=Release<![CDATA[Re-live the FIFA Congress]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=6/news=live-the-fifa-congress-1065061.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2009 08:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2009