<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 14 Feb 2016 13:47:00 GMTSun, 14 Feb 2016 15:18:32 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=to 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271775/match=300298409/match-report.htmlTen 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]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=showcasing-chile-in-tweets-2730597.htmlWith 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]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=teunckens-belgium-will-pull-out-all-the-stops-2730149.htmlWed, 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<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Belgian trio’s ambition knows no bounds]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgian-trio-s-ambition-knows-no-bounds-2729619.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Hair-raising encounters in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=hair-raising-encounters-in-chile-2723499.html​FIFA.com takes a look at some of the more weird and wonderful haircuts at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with some of the most talented youngsters in the world making a statement with their hair as well as with their feet.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Cordoba: Let's go all the way]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=cordoba-let-s-go-all-the-way-2723454.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Many happy returns for Belgium's birthday boy]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=many-happy-returns-for-belgium-s-birthday-boy-2723064.html FIFA.com after marking his 17th birthday with a vital goal that set Belgium on the road a last-16 win over Korea Republic.]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Former champions reign as hosts depart]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=former-champions-reign-as-hosts-depart-2722882.htmlFormer champions Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria rolled back the years by emerging victorious in their respective FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 matches, and they were joined by Belgium in completing the first half of Chile 2015's quarter-finalists.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Belgium break new ground]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298382/match-report.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 00:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2721197.htmlFIFA.com sends fond wishes Kurt Zouma, Denis Irwin, Doris Fitschen, Erik Jendrisek and the many others who are among those celebrating a birthday this week.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Mali, Mexico impress as Albiceleste go home]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-mexico-impress-as-albiceleste-go-home-2721705.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the eighth matchday of FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with Argentina's long wait for success at this level extended while Mali and Mexico impressed in progressing to the knockout stages.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 03:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Ecuador ease through, Belgium progress]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298400/match-report.htmlEcuador completed a 2-0 victory over Belgium to progress from Group D in second place behind today's other winners Mali, while the European side progress as one of the best third-placed sides.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Wout Faes, Belgium’s natural leader]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=wout-faes-belgium-s-natural-leader-2720365.htmlFIFA.com heard from Wout Faes, Belgium's highly rated centre-half, about his penchant for leadership after the Anderlecht star helped his team to a vital 2-1 win over Honduras.]]>Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Germans seal qualification, Latin Americans stutter ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=germans-seal-qualification-latin-americans-stutter-2720340.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium score late to edge Honduras]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298385/match-report.htmlBelgium edged Honduras 2-1 in a spirited and entertaining match in their second Group D clash at the Estadio Fiscal in Talca. 

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Latin Americans, Germany impress as Mali stumble]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=latin-americans-germany-impress-as-mali-stumble-2718977.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium hold off profligate Mali]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298398/match-report.htmlBelgium and Mali played out an entertaining goalless draw in Talca, in which Mali's attacking prowess and flair was contained admirably by a sturdy Belgian defence.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 21:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Browaeys big ambitions for Little Devils]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=browaeys-big-ambitions-for-little-devils-2717836.htmlFIFA.com his philosophy and why lifting a trophy in Santiago is not his primary concern.]]>Sun, 18 Oct 2015 05:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Penalties, predators and derby delight]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=penalties-predators-and-derby-delight-2709636.html FIFA.com's latest round-up of the week's top football stats.]]>Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals in September]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=live-your-goals-in-september-2708503.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Belgian club FC Seraing sanctioned under third-party influence and third-party ownership rules]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=belgian-club-fc-seraing-sanctioned-under-third-party-influence-and-thi-2678395.htmlThu, 17 Sep 2015 14:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Live Your Goals attracts new followers in Belgium]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=live-your-goals-attracts-new-followers-in-belgium-2676065.htmlFIFA.com reports from Belgium, where hundreds of girls recently took part in a Live Your Goals Footfestival, guided by some of the stars of the women's national team.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Chile climb eighth, Austria achieve personal best]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=chile-climb-eighth-austria-achieve-personal-best-2675057.htmlChile and England have swapped places in the top ten on the global ladder, while Austria and Congo have reached their highest all-time positions.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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)