<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 16 Sep 2014 22:39:00 GMTTue, 16 Sep 2014 22:51:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[World champions Germany on top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The World Cup's top social moments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-world-cup-s-top-social-moments-2406128.htmlSeveral milestones were reached and records set at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on the pitch, but the presence of social media added another layer to the historic tournament. FIFA.com looks at five significant social media moments.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Aussies line up Belgium, UAE, Qatar matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/590/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Benzema, Rodriguez bow out at the summit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=benzema-rodriguez-bow-out-at-summit-2400533.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 15:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Higuain the Valdano to Messi's Maradona?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=higuain-the-valdano-to-messi-s-maradona-2400809.htmlMatch-winner Gonzalo Higuain has belatedly suggested there may be more to Argentina than Lionel Messi, as comparisons with the 1986 champions continue to be made. 

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Belgian prospects head home, Dutch duo progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=belgian-prospects-head-home-dutch-duo-progress-2400713.html FIFA.com rounds up the efforts of the day’s contenders for the Hyundai Young Player Award, with Belgium’s talented youngsters packing their bags for home, while two Dutch starlets reach the next round.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Tenacity triumphs as last four completed ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=tenacity-triumphs-as-last-four-completed-2400196.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from another dramatic day at Brazil 2014.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hazard: We need to look to the future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=hazard-we-need-to-look-to-the-future-2400636.htmlFIFA that if their golden generation is going to fulfil their potential they must learn from the lessons of their defeat to Argentina and knuckle down in training.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Higuain: I never got desperate about scoring]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=higuain-i-never-got-desperate-about-scoring-2400591.htmlFIFA.com about ending his goal drought for Argentina against Belgium, while Enzo Perez expresses his delight about finally tasting FIFA World Cup action.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Higuain's early strike enough for Argentina]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255953/match=300186504/match-report.htmlLa Albiceleste to a 2-1 victory over a disappointing Belgium team.]]>Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella wary of Belgium's golden boys]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=sabella-wary-of-belgium-s-golden-boys-2399759.htmlArgentina coach Alejandro Sabella has warned his team about the dangers posed by the latest 'Golden Generation' of Belgian players, when the teams meet in the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. 

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Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Favourites look to pull rank]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=favourites-look-to-pull-rank-2399469.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Vertonghen: We can stop Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=vertonghen-we-can-stop-messi-2399415.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 20:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Wilmots: Belgium should seize this chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=wilmots-belgium-should-seize-this-chance-2399145.htmlLes Diables Rouges cannot be fixated on the threat posed by Lionel Messi.]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi awaits his Belgian nemesis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-awaits-his-belgian-nemesis-2399105.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at a fascinating sub-plot to Saturday’s quarter-final between Belgium and Argentina.]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella: The team make Messi ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=sabella-the-team-make-messi-2398972.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina hold no fear for bold Belgium]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=argentina-hold-no-fear-for-bold-belgium-2398770.htmlWith Belgium facing Argentina in a FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final on Saturday, we consider the past meetings between the sides and what they can expect in Brasillia this time around.

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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Messi to lead Argentina in Belgium test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-dependent-argentina-face-belgium-test-2398745.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Vermaelen returns to Belgium training]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=vermaelen-returns-to-belgium-training-2398402.htmlBelgium defender Thomas Vermaelen is back in contention to feature against Argentina in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final after returning to full training.

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™