<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 28 Jul 2015 21:08:00 GMTThu, 30 Jul 2015 00:03:48 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Monaco win at Young Boys, Fener held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Monaco put one foot into the UEFA Champions League play-off round with a 3-1 win away to Swiss side Young Boys, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce were held to a goalless draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes Brussels court’s decision to reject suspension of TPO ban ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-welcomes-brussels-court-s-decision-to-reject-suspension-of-tpo-ba-2668122.htmlMon, 27 Jul 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Hopefuls await third qualifying round draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland tomorrow, with some of Europe's top clubs waiting anxiously to plot their paths to the competition's group stage.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Celtic sign Belgian goalkeeper Bailly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Belgian international goalkeeper Logan Bailly says his transfer to Scottish champions Celtic on Wednesday from OH Leuven is a dream move for him.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2654010.htmlSun, 28 Jun 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Setting sail for Uruguay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Bale's Wales beats Belgium, Iceland win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gareth Bale's goal saw Wales to a 1-0 victory over Belgium, putting his country tantalisingly close to a first major tournament since 1958, while Iceland beat Czech Republic 2-1 in a busy night of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Belgium climb into second place]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=6/news=belgium-climb-into-second-place-2618260.htmlThe current edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking reveals two changes in the top ten, with Belgium overtaking Argentina to move into second place, their highest-ever position since the launch of the world ranking. 

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[France triumph, Germany also impress]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=france-triumph-germany-also-impress-2608240.htmlMon, 25 May 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[First Belgian title for Gent ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgian club Gent sealed the first league title in their 115-year history by beating Standard Liege 2-0 on the penultimate day of the play-offs.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 20:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Jupiler Pro League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Belgian Saintfiet named Togo coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Experienced African hand Belgian Tom Saintfiet is to coach the Togo national side after his appointment was announced by the Togolese Football Federation (FTF) on Tuesday.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 20:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[European sextet complete Chile line-up]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-sextet-complete-chile-line-up-2606680.htmlUEFA U-17 Championship semi-finalists Belgium, France, Germany and Russia were joined by play-off winners Croatia and England in booking their tickets to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Coronation for league queens across Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=coronation-for-league-queens-across-europe-2604203.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Captains, creators and domestic dominance]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=captains-creators-and-domestic-dominance-2602445.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review, which also features feats by John Terry, Kevin de Bruyne, Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb.]]>Wed, 06 May 2015 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European elite eye global summit]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-elite-eye-global-summit-2602148.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mertens dies three days after heart attack]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens died on Thursday, just three days after suffering a heart attack while playing for Lokeren's reserves, hospital sources said.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Hazard wins England's PFA Player of the Year award]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard's impressive season was recognised by his peers when he won England's Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award on Sunday.

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Final eight eye road to Warsaw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2592000.htmlSun, 19 Apr 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Sevilla headline Europa quarter-final line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/259/077/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Witsel: Belgium are feared now]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com on what he and his team-mates learned from the FIFA World Cup, his versatility and cool head in the middle and how he almost ended up at Real Madrid.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Benteke treble keeps Villa out of trouble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Christian Benteke scored a potentially priceless hat-trick as Aston Villa avoided slipping into the Premier League relegation zone by drawing 3-3 at home to Queens Park Rangers.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Lionheart Ceulemans still the pride of Belgium]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Diables Rouges captain Jan Cuelemans spoke with FIFA.com on battling against Maradona, missing the chance to leave his homeland and reaching the UEFA EURO 1980 final.]]>Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:17:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Fellaini gives Belgium edge over Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgium climbed to the top of Group B when they edged Israel 1-0 in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier thanks to an early goal from Marouane Fellaini. 

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2579574.htmlFeaturing the WWE, the perfect boyfriend, warming toilet seats, a terrible dancer, a FIFA Ballon d'Or hopeful, silly nicknames and much more!

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Sevilla-Zenit, Wolfsburg-Napoli in quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Scorers, sensations and pass masters]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=scorers-sensations-and-pass-masters-2566212.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review.]]>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Everton's Lukaku has business to finish in Kiev]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2564732.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 23:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[England emerge victorious in Cyprus]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=england-emerge-victorious-in-cyprus-2558310.htmlFIFA.com brings you a round-up of events from the Mediterranean, as England celebrated victory in the Cyprus Women’s Cup after defeating Women's World Cup hosts Canada in the final.]]>Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lampard: Silva is up there with Zola, Robben and Hazard]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Liverpool pay the penalty as holders Sevilla progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tolgay Arslan was the hero as Besiktas stunned Liverpool to knock them out of the UEFA Europa League on penalties on Thursday, while title-holders Sevilla are  through to the last 16 following a 3-2 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Leading contenders do battle]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=leading-contenders-do-battle-2529243.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the latest women’s club action headlined by top-of-the-table match-ups in France and Germany.]]>Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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.]]>Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[They said it: Marc Wilmots]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=they-said-it-marc-wilmots-2523224.htmlFri, 13 Feb 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=They Said ItKind=News<![CDATA[Barcelona & Standard on course, Brescia on top]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=barcelona-standard-on-course-brescia-on-top-2520134.htmlFIFA.com ​brings you the latest news from around the world of women's club football, with Atletico Madrid and Ajax's fading title challenges, along with action in the English FA Cup, all taking precedence this month.]]>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New borders for Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=new-borders-for-live-your-goals-2519425.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2015 10:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Eto'o, Odegaard moves catch the eye]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Frontrunners clipped, challengers push]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=1/news=frontrunners-clipped-challengers-push-2511654.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s club football action with the frontrunners under pressure in Spain and France, as well as in the Belgium/Netherlands league.]]>Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Team-mates bid farwell to Belgium's Malanda]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Members from the Belgium national team and Wolfsburg attended the funeral of Junior Malanda, the 20-year-old Belgian U-21 international who was killed in a car crash on 10 January. 

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Top teams start 2015 with a bang]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=1/news=top-teams-start-2015-with-a-bang-2509104.htmlTue, 20 Jan 2015 10:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The holiday season's top tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/719/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the best tweets related to the holiday period from the world's top footballers who took to social media to wish their fans a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and much more.]]>Thu, 01 Jan 2015 20:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Wilmots: Talent alone is not enough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=wilmots-talent-alone-is-not-enough-2495740.htmlFIFA.com to reflect on a thrilling year and Belgium's Brazilian adventure, as well as the future of his golden generation, his life as a coach and his favourites for the FIFA Ballon d'Or.]]>Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Germany conquer 2014, Belgium, Slovakia impress]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=germany-conquer-2014-belgium-slovakia-impress-2493791.htmlThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News