<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Oct 2014 21:23:00 GMTMon, 13 Oct 2014 22:41:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Iceland dent Dutch hopes, Pelle fires Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands' hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 took another blow as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace gave Iceland a 2-0 win in Group A, while Belgium drew Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The thirteen flags of the EURO for Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2456405/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Dutch relief as Italy's Chiellini stars and Belgium run riot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands fought back to beat Kazakhstan 3-1, Giorgio Chiellini stole the show in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan and Belgium blasted Andorra 6-0.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Wilmots to rest injured Hazard]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you! ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Chelsea' new frontman and a Belgian attacker.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic's Denayer called up for Belgium]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Klopp: More to come from Dortmund]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Madrids march on, Arsenal see off Gala]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Last year's UEFA Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid overcame differing tests to win their second group games, while Liverpool slipped to defeat in Switzerland against Basel and Arsenal saw off Galatasaray.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Heavyweight trio in need of a boost]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Atletico, Arsenal look to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with several Brazil 2014 stars, including a FIFA World Cup™ winner, all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Aussies appoint Belgian technical supremo Abrams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/350/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Nepalese prodigy sets lofty ambitions ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/297/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with Nepal prodigy Bimal Magar who is treading an unlikely path in European football and proving a role-model for his compatriots.]]>Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Spahic returns for Bosnia and Herzegovina EURO qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite announcing his international retirement last month, Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Emir Spahic is set to return to coach Safet Susic's side for their upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Belgium and Wales.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Kompany: I live to mark the big strikers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2442230/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Low: Youth coaches create world champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=low-youth-coaches-create-world-champions-2440913.htmlWed, 17 Sep 2014 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Real rampant, Liverpool leave it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid began their title defence with an emphatic win against Basel, while late drama at Anfield saw Liverpool concede an equaliser and then score a winner after the 89th minute.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![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[Holders get group stage rolling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Yugoslav great Galic dies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Yugoslavian football great Milan Galic, who had a prolific club career with Partizan Belgrade and Standard Liege, has died aged 76 in Belgrade.

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Courtois signs new Chelsea deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Blues have announced.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ongenda, Mokulu join Bastia on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bastia have made two transfer deadline day signings, acquiring Hervin Ongenda and Benjamin Mokulu on season-long loans from Paris Saint-Germain and Belgian side Mechelen, respectively.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Spurs, Inter make draw, Lyon, Hull miss out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tottenham, Inter Milan, PSV, and Saint-Etienne were among clubs which qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage draw but among those failing to make it across the play-off line were Lyon, Real Sociedad, and Hull City.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Liverpool draw champions, City face Bayern]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool's return to Europe's elite competition was marked by drawing holders Real Madrid, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all drew familiar foes in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Passes flow as records fall]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Karim Bellarabi and Bradley Wright-Phillips making history.]]>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Maribor clip Celtic, Zenit cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Maribor shocked Celtic in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off round match-up in Scotland with a 2-1 aggregate victory, sending the Slovenian side into the group stage and the Hoops into the UEFA Europa League.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[McLeish named Genk coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Genk announced the appointment of Alex McLeish as head coach on a two-year contract. 

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Jupiler Pro League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Spurs win in Cyprus, Hull beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League after coming from behind to win 2-1 away to AEL Limassol in Cyprus in their play-off first leg, while Hull City lost 1-0 away to Lokeren.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Porto pip Lille, Zenit win at Liege]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg recorded significant 1-0 victories at Lille and Standard Liege, respectively on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League play-off round, while Celtic earned a 1-1 draw at Maribor.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Courtois: I hope Cech stays at Chelsea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After an impressive showing at Turf Moor in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley, Thibaut Courtois has said he hopes fellow goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay at Stamford Bridge despite the Belgian international unwilling to give up his spot in between the posts.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Benitez wary of Athletic challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Van Buyten hangs up his boots]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgian defender Daniel van Buyten, without a club since his contract with Bayern Munich expired in June, has decided to retire from the game at the age of 36.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Kompany extends City stay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with the English Premier League champions, the club announced.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Anderlecht sign Defour from Porto]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgian international midfielder Steven Defour is returning home after joining Anderlecht from Porto, the Portuguese club announced.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Jupiler Pro League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Barça: Vermaelen still injured]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015<![CDATA[Barça agree Vermaelen deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign defender Thomas Vermaelen on a five-year contract, subject to the completion of the normal regulatory process. 

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Arsenal face Besiktas, Porto draw Lille]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Wenger reveals Vermaelen interest, praises Chambers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Lille, Bate book play-off places]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sergey Krivets was the hero for Bate Borisov as he scored in the final minute to secure a 3-1 win over Debrecen to book their place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, while Lille beat Grasshoppers 3-1 on aggregate to advance.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for Anderlecht & Oostende]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Jupiler Pro League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Legia inflict heavy defeat on Hoops, Lille win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Lukaku: Everton is the place for me]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After inking a five-year deal with Everton, Romelu Lukaku said he believes Goodison Park is the best place for him to develop into a world-class striker.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Everton sign Lukaku for club-record fee]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Romelu Lukaku, who scored 16 goals for Everton while on loan from Chelsea last season, has signed with the Toffees for a club record £28m on Wednesday, bringing the Belgian international to Goodison Park on a five-year deal.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Liverpool sign Belgian striker Origi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool announced the signing of 19-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille, but said they will loan him back to the French side for the 2014/15 campaign.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Cech: I'm doing everything to make Mourinho pick me]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Zenit face Limassol, Lille tackle Grasshopper]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015