<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 18 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMTWed, 18 Oct 2017 06:01:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Favourites out to extend lead as Netherlands enter the fray]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-out-to-extend-lead-as-netherlands-enter-the-fray-2915152.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over this week's FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers in Europe where the highlights include a Scandinavian derby, while the newly-crowned European champions will open their campaign against a former world champion.]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![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[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125.htmlFrance and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-today-2912464.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the various permutations as a host of nations joust on the final day of Russia 2018 group-stage qualifying in Europe.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[France edge closer as Sweden, Belgium break records]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-edge-closer-as-sweden-belgium-break-records-2911442.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Lewandowski & Lukaku: Europe's scoring sensations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ronaldo-lewandowski-lukaku-europe-s-scoring-sensations-2909886.htmlWith Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku all on double figures in Russia 2018 qualifying and averaging more than a goal a game, FIFA.com looks closer at the prolific trio and the race to finish as Europe's leading scorer.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[No surprises as big guns make strong starts ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=no-surprises-as-big-guns-make-strong-starts-2908512.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 11:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Saudi sensation’s Washington wonder goal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=saudi-sensation-s-washington-wonder-goal-2907751.htmlThu, 14 Sep 2017 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Belgium’s qualification by numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=les-diables-rouges-en-russie-par-la-grande-porte-2906664-2906769.htmlBelgium yesterday became the first European country to join hosts Russia at next year's FIFA World Cup. FIFA.com looks at the numbers behind Les Diables Rouges' progress, as well as some records that look set to fall as the team continue their inexorable march towards Russia 2018.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Belgium bound for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgians-bound-for-russia-2018-2906748.htmlMon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hat-trick heroes prove the difference-makers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=cristiano-ronaldo-romelu-lukaku-thomas-meunier-chris-wood-hat-trick-2906341.htmlFour hat-tricks were scored in less than 24 hours during a frenetic day of FIFA World Cup qualifying. FIFA.com takes a look at the difference-makers behind the trebles.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Ciman: It was my turn to make a sacrifice ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=ciman-it-was-my-turn-to-make-a-sacrifice-2901383.htmlFIFA.com, 'The General' talks about how putting his family first led to his move to Canada.]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[PSG's Brazilian history and a Canadian wunderkind ]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=psg-s-brazilian-history-and-the-half-billion-euro-xi-2901242.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an outrageous flick, missed kicks, leopards and a wunderkind.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lukaku moves to Manchester United]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=lukaku-moves-to-manchester-united-2900547.htmlMon, 10 Jul 2017 17:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites triumph; a record and a milestone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-triumph-a-record-and-a-milestone-2894097.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon take home first title on debut]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=lyon-take-home-first-title-on-debut-2888476.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017<![CDATA[Debutants Lyon win Blue Stars title ]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=debutants-lyon-win-blue-stars-title-2888411.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Stars of the future ready for kick-off]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=stars-of-the-future-ready-for-kick-off-2886372.htmlThe 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.

 
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Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Yuceil rising to meet every challenge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=yuceil-rising-to-meet-every-challenge-2885549.htmlFIFA.com speaks to the Belgium midfielder about the rise of women's football in her country.]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Estonia's Reim daring to dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=estonia-s-reim-daring-to-dream-2880805.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Estonia legend and now national team head coach Martin Reim about the preparation behind his step into management, his lengthy career and the expectations for the national side.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Contenders announced for Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=contenders-announced-for-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2017-2877838.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Wilmots takes charge of the Elephants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=wilmots-takes-charge-of-the-elephants-2876607.htmlTue, 21 Mar 2017 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes CAS award recognising compatibility of TPO ban with EU law]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-welcomes-cas-award-recognising-compatibility-of-tpo-ban-with-eu-l-2875475.htmlFIFA welcomes the award given today by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case involving the Belgian club FC Seraing, who were sanctioned for breaches relating to the third-party ownership of players’ economic rights and third-party influence.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2871383.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Tim Howard]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-tim-howard-2868575.htmlFIFA.com recalls the remarkable shot-stopping efforts of USA goalkeeper Tim Howard, whose 16 saves in a 2-1 extra-time defeat to Belgium in the Round of 16 at Brazil 2014 were the most made in any single World Cup match in history.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Martinez: That’s the Nainggolan I wanted to see]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=martinez-that-s-the-nainggolan-i-wanted-to-see-2860326.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Lukaku: Martinez has freed me from prison]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lukaku-martinez-has-freed-me-from-prison-2859197.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Goals, a golden oldie and a cosmopolitan club]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goals-a-golden-oldie-and-a-cosmopolitan-club-2857319.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an ageless legend in Sao Paulo and goals galore in Central Canada.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Martinez: I love the way Radja plays football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=martinez-i-love-the-way-radja-plays-football-2854037.htmlWed, 23 Nov 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Martinez: De Bruyne can do it all]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=martinez-de-bruyne-can-do-it-all-2850302.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 05:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Upsets avoided as Belgium hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=upsets-avoided-as-belgium-hit-eight-2850266.htmlGoals poured down in Brussels and Faro as Belgium and Portugal both cruised to victories. FIFA.com recaps the latest happenings in Europe’s race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2849760.htmlFIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Journey’s end for Belgium’s beach boys]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=journey-s-end-for-belgium-s-beach-boys-2848795.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Belgium's 1930 squad enjoying the beach in Montevideo after three weeks at sea.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Vertonghen: I wouldn’t miss it for all the money in the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=vertonghen-i-wouldn-t-miss-it-for-all-the-money-in-the-world-2848747.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Martinez: I’ve been so impressed by Witsel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=martinez-i-ve-been-so-impressed-by-witsel-2848180.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 10:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Blind: I'm delighted to have Robben back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=blind-i-m-delighted-to-have-robben-back-2847993.htmlFri, 04 Nov 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)