<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 24 May 2016 06:17:00 GMTTue, 24 May 2016 07:58:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Lombaerts: I can get by in any scenario in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lombaerts-i-can-get-by-in-any-scenario-in-russia-2792170.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 06:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2792008.htmlIn 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.

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Sun, 22 May 2016 10:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2790299.htmlSun, 08 May 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Kareem Gubari's skills lift Grasshoppers to the title]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gubari-s-skills-lift-grasshoppers-to-the-title-2790028.htmlSwiss side Grasshopper won the 78th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich with a 2-0 victory against West Ham United in the final. FIFA.com reviews all the action.

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Thu, 05 May 2016 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Following in famous footsteps]]>/news/y=2009/m=9/news=following-famous-footsteps-1103224.html From Paolo Maldini to Laurent Platini, the sons of famous players have found varying levels of success taking the baton from their fathers.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 12:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cayman: We’ve come a long way]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=cayman-we-ve-come-a-long-way-2783361.htmlBelgium captain Janice Cayman talks us through the progress made by the Red Flames, and attempting to emulate a 'golden generation' in the men's side.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2782443.htmlOur weekly look ahead to the next seven days of footballing birthdays features a prolific Portuguese, an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner and an Austrian who went the finals on the field and the sidelines.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[From quiet guy to main man for De Bruyne]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=from-quiet-guy-to-main-man-for-de-bruyne-2780887.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Lukaku brothers boosting Belgium]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=brothers-lukaku-giving-belgium-a-boost-2773551.htmlFIFA.com sat down with left-back Jordan Lukaku, who talks playing alongside older brother Romelu in the Belgian national side, expressing himself on the pitch at club level with KV Oostende and more. 

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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on third-party ownership]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-welcomes-brussels-court-of-appeal-ruling-on-third-party-ownership-2770816.htmlLiga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) against FIFA, UEFA, the Belgian FA and FIFPro.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Can Juve spring a surprise in Munich?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/020/9/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[First-leg wins key to progression]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/276/948/7/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the events from the last 16 in Europe's premier club competition this week.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 23:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Home four face different challenges]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/276/901/0/index.htmlMon, 07 Mar 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Venezuela and Armenia on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=venezuela-and-armenia-on-the-up-2767779.htmlThe March edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was marked by few changes in the top 50, with most teams yet to play in 2016.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2767306.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Belgian Red Devil with three FIFA World Cups under his belt, a German champions at Brazil 2014 and a member of A Seleção all celebrating.

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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA rejects appeal of Belgian club sanctioned under third-party influence and third-party ownership rules ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-rejects-appeal-of-belgian-club-sanctioned-under-third-party-influ-2766428.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 17:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2766092.htmlIn this week's instalment of The Week in Quotes, four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal voices his support for an unlikely lower division English side, Zlatan Ibrahimovic teases the English press about his future and Johan Cruyff talks about the unorthodox penalty he made famous.

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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Scifo reflects on half century]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=scifo-reflects-on-half-century-2765994.htmlFIFA.com, in which he looks back at the five decades of his life.]]>Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=Interview<![CDATA[Origins of Suarez and Messi's genius]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=belgians-invent-the-two-man-penalty-1644041.htmlAfter Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi's remarkable penalty against Celta Vigo, we recall two early examples of the two-man penalty which was also made famous by the likes of Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen and Robert Pires and Thierry Henry.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Love and the beautiful game]]>/news/y=2010/m=4/news=-1203385.htmlFIFA.com looks at the profound connection between the beautiful game and matters of the heart across the world.]]>Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2754489.htmlSun, 10 Jan 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2754415.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's weekly look back at the top quotes from the past seven days, we hear from Will Ferrell on taking a minority ownership stake at a new Major League Soccer club, David Moyes discusses Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku gets advice from his mother and much more.

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Belgium hold on, Uganda and Kyrgyzstan surprise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=1/news=belgium-hold-on-uganda-and-kyrgyzstan-surprise-2754056.htmlBelgium stay top of the pile, while Uganda and Kyrgyzstan begin 2016 with their highest-ever standing in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2753736.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Spanish schemer, a Belgian superstar and a Korean keeper all celebrating over the next seven days.

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Sun, 03 Jan 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Wilmots: Together Belgium can achieve great things]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wilmots-together-belgium-can-achieve-great-things-2747731.htmlto FIFA.com about the factors that have led to the national team's top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, his leadership qualities and why his nickname when he was a player was 'War Pig'. ]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Ryan’s journey from caravan to penthouse]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wednesday-subbed-ryan-s-journey-from-caravan-to-penthouse-2742721.htmlFIFA.com about his experiences at Brazil 2014, living in Spain, growing up in Sydney’s blue collar outer suburbs and more.]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gilbert thrilled to see Belgium riding high]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=philippe-gilbert-entre-petite-reine-et-sport-roi-2742690-2742926.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Belgian cycling star Philippe Gilbert to discuss his country's love of football and cycling, his pride in seeing Les Diables Rouges do so well on the international stage, why the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards remind him of cycling's honours and much more.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interview
<![CDATA[Vermaelen: I feel like I’m more a part of the team]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=vermaelen-i-feel-like-i-m-more-a-part-of-the-team-2742572.htmlFIFA.com about putting 11 months of hurt behind him and chasing his first major trophy as a Barcelona player at the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Belgium and Turkey claim awards, Hungary return]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=belgium-and-turkey-claim-awards-hungary-return-2741598.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Osimhen and Nigeria the big winners ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=osimhen-and-nigeria-the-big-winners-2731560.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Superior Nigerians cap enthralling competition]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superior-nigerians-cap-enthralling-competition-2731564.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium leave it late to seal third]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ten man Belgium finished third at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 after a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Mexico in Vina del Mar.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 20:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Showcasing Chile in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With a number of players active on social media during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, we take a look at some of the tweets that showcased the host country and its hospitality, as well as getting some reflections on the tournament.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Cortes rekindles memories of Maradona & Messi]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=cortes-rekindles-memories-of-maradona-messi-2730721.htmlFIFA.com about the wonder goal that provided some consolation for Mexico in their 4-2 semi-final defeat to Nigeria at the U-17 World Cup.]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali, Nigeria set up all-African decider]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mali-nigeria-set-up-all-african-decider-2730711.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 04:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali march on to Vina Del Mar]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271777/match=300298383/match-report.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Teunckens: Belgium will pull out all the stops]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium and Mexico complete final four]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-and-mexico-complete-final-four-2729972.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the final day in the last eight as Mexico and Belgium completed the semi-final line-up at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, with Costa Rica and Ecuador heading home.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Belgium battle their way into history books]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271779/match=300298404/match-report.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015