<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTFri, 02 Dec 2016 09:32:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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™<![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™<![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™
<![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™
<![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™<![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™<![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™<![CDATA[Penalty perfection and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=penalty-perfection-and-prolific-scoring-2847874.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an historic achievement for a son of San Sebastian.]]>Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards Medical Centre of Excellence status to Liège institutions CHU and ULg ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-awards-medical-centre-of-excellence-status-to-liege-institutions--2845020.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 17:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Martinez: In football, you have to be able to adapt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=martinez-in-football-you-have-to-be-able-to-adapt-2843784.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez talks about his new challenge with Les Diables Rouges, including insight about his assistant coach Thierry Henry.

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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Starlets, an Octopus and a King]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=starlets-an-octopus-and-a-king-2843564.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a supersonic goal and droughts ending for a player in Amsterdam and a country in Cordoba.]]>Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Benteke speeds into the record books]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=benteke-speeds-into-the-record-books-2842500.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444.htmlFIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305.htmlThe big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2831613.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football having their birthdays over the coming week, with a Croatian stalwart and a German FIFA World Cup winner celebrating.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=euro-finalists-disappoint-as-belgium-and-greece-dominate-2831121.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2830634.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, 04 Sep 2016 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2820081.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.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2813393.htmlItaly's former coach, a two-time Chilean Copa America champion, a Saudi Arabian goalscorer, a German FIFA Women's World Cup winner and more feature in our weekly round-up of football's biggest birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812135.htmlWe run through some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Swedish veteran, an English FIFA World Cup winner and a Norwegian FIFA Women's World Cup stalwart.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Gunter and Wales wedded to EURO dreams]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/461/7/index.htmlAhead of Wales' historic UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final meet with Belgium, FIFA.com caught up with defender Chris Gunter, who may have to relinquish the honour of being the best man at his brother's wedding due to his country's valiant campaign.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[France fight back, Germany and Belgium lay down markers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/390/6/index.htmlThere were no shocks in store in the second set of UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 fixtures, with all three pre-match favourites getting the job done to progress to the quarter-finals.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Scifo still in awe of Maradona]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scifo-still-in-awe-of-maradona-2803606.htmlSat, 25 Jun 2016 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Iceland and Republic of Ireland make history in dramatic finale]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/333/4/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tense and dramatic conclusion to the UEFA EURO 2016 group-stage as Iceland and Republic of Ireland advanced in spectacular fashion, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic exited the international stage in underwhelming fashion.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Belgium back on track, all to play for in Group F]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/257/4/index.htmlWe review the latest matchday at UEFA EURO 2016, with Belgium returning to form, Iceland and Hungary involved in a stalemate and Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the headlines once more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Old rivalry, new continent]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/241/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at this old rivalry on a different continent.]]>Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Italy down Belgium, Spain leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/159/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at Monday’s exciting UEFA EURO 2016 encounters headed by wins for Italy and hosts Spain, plus a stalemate for Republic of Ireland and Sweden.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Football says goodbye to Nigeria's Big Boss]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=football-says-goodbye-to-nigeria-s-big-boss-2800477.htmlTributes from around the footballing world have poured in for Stephen Keshi, after his tragic and sudden passing at the age of 54.

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[European teams prepare for continental challenge]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-flurry-of-friendlies-as-european-teams-prepare-for-continential-chal-2793728.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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™<![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