<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Aug 2014 22:05:00 GMTWed, 20 Aug 2014 23:27:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 59 and 60]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=referee-designations-for-matches-59-and-60-2398368.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Striker shoot-out as quarter-finals begin]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=striker-shoot-out-as-quarter-finals-begin-2398229.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Belgium tie sharpens Messi-Maradona focus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=belgium-tie-sharpens-messi-maradona-focus-2398228.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[David Luiz leads defenders' fightback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=david-luiz-leads-defenders-fightback-2397895.htmlWed, 02 Jul 2014 15:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Belgium welcome attack-minded foes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=belgians-welcome-attack-minded-foes-2397822.html

It was only after their hard-fought victory over a resilient United States side on Tuesday that Belgium's players admitted that their group-stage displays had left a lot to be desired.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[World Cup favourites stumble on ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=world-cup-favourites-stumble-on-2397630.htmlFIFA.com reflects on 240 minutes of thrills, spills, and yet more goalkeeping heroics and extra-time goals after Argentina and Belgium completed the quarter-final line-up with victories over Switzerland and USA respectively.]]>Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Young guns excel on night to remember]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=young-guns-excel-on-night-to-remember-2397776.htmlWed, 02 Jul 2014 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Which four teams will reach the semis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=which-four-teams-will-reach-the-semis-2395884.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which quartet you think will win the France-Germany,
Brazil-Colombia, Argentina-Belgium and Netherlands-Costa Rica quarter-finals.]]>
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Belgium edge USA in thriller]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255951/match=300186497/match-report.htmlTue, 01 Jul 2014 23:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Howard: Lukaku changed the game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=howard-credits-lukaku-as-game-changer-2397708.htmlTue, 01 Jul 2014 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[USA, Swiss out to subdue stars]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=usa-swiss-out-to-subdue-stars-2390913.htmlTue, 01 Jul 2014 01:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Vermaelen out, Kompany a concern]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=vermaelen-out-kompany-a-concern-2391062.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hazard aiming to emulate James heroics]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hazard-aiming-to-emulate-james-heroics-2390906.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™