<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 22 Dec 2017 05:26:00 GMTThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:54:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925558.htmlFIFA.com delivers the answers in its stats review.]]>Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[No change at the top as Germany crowned Team of the Year]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=no-change-at-the-top-as-germany-crowned-team-of-the-year-2925506.htmlGermany are the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking’s latest ‘Team of the Year’, having ended 2017 atop the global ladder.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Spahic: Shared name, shared passion]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=spahic-shared-name-shared-passion-2921063.htmlFIFA.com hears from Bosnia and Herzegovina captain  Amira Spahic on her admiration for namesake Emir and her team's hopes of qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Women's World Cup race resumes in Europe]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=women-s-world-cup-race-resumes-in-europe-2920671.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the early movers in Europe and some upcoming fixtures to look forward to.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125.htmlFrance and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over the various permutations as a host of nations joust on the final day of Russia 2018 group-stage qualifying in Europe.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[France edge closer as Sweden, Belgium break records]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-edge-closer-as-sweden-belgium-break-records-2911442.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee confirms stadium ban against Bosnia and Herzegovina]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-appeal-committee-confirms-stadium-ban-against-bosnia-and-herzegov-2906283.htmlsanctions imposed on 20 July 2017 by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites triumph; a record and a milestone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-triumph-a-record-and-a-milestone-2894097.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[A cannon, a boot and faith in youth]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-cannon-a-boot-and-faith-in-youth-2888369.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sunjic: Brazil 2014 was an experience I'll never forget ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Bosnia and Herzegovina defender Toni Sunjic, who reflects on his nation's first FIFA World Cup at Brazil 2014 and discusses his hopes of reaching the world finals again at Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gibraltar's history-making moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=gibraltar-s-history-making-moment-2865526.htmlFIFA.com about making history in that Russia 2018 qualifier.]]>Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: Japanese players could drink sake on the ball]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=halilhodzic-japanese-players-could-drink-sake-on-the-ball-2862193.htmlSun, 01 Jan 2017 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: Japan players must get regular football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=halilhodzic-japan-players-must-get-regular-football-2852557.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 17:02:00 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.

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Yugoslavia cause Chilean sensation]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=yugoslavia-cause-chilean-sensation-1795111.htmlFIFA.com recalls how a Yugoslavia team including Boban, Prosinecki, Mijatovic and Suker - one that nobody knew about before Chile 1987 - thrilled spectators and upset a series of giants to become youth champions of the world.]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![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.

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[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[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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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™<![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™
<![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™<![CDATA[Bale's Wales beats Belgium, Iceland win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/264/715/6/index.htmlGareth 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.

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2590021.htmlThis week we feature in our regular birthday round-up an African legend, a Brazil 2014 winner and an Italian who twice made it to the final weekend of the FIFA World Cup.

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Dzeko: We're confident we can qualify]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=10/news=dzeko-we-re-confident-we-can-qualify-2458296.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Manchester City star and Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko about his ambitions of reaching UEFA EURO 2016, experiences at Brazil 2014, his opinions on the world's best footballers and much more.]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/605/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2455955.htmlIn our weekly feature, we preview the upcoming footballing birthdays, with a Greek grafter, an evergreen Italian, a Nigerian winger and Algeria's former manager celebrating this week.

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Cypriot hero Christofi eyes EURO fairy tale]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/474/1/index.htmlFIFA.com about his role in the historic win at Bosnia and Herzegovina and his move to Swiss club Sion. ]]>Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Low: Youth coaches create world champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=low-youth-coaches-create-world-champions-2440913.htmlWed, 17 Sep 2014 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=conte-up-and-running-ibra-makes-history-2436221.htmlAzzurri 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[Totti’s last shot at the Scudetto?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=8/news=totti-s-last-shot-at-the-scudetto-2427830.htmlFIFA.com profiles Roma’s preparations for a crack at the Serie A title, including how they plan to utilise Francesco Totti in what could prove his last season.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[The first phase in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-first-phase-in-tweets-2388679.htmlFIFA.com looks at the best tweets from the group stage.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Contenders get chance to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muchos-minutos-para-los-candidatos-2386133-2386163.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spahic: A World Cup is unforgettable ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=spahic-a-world-cup-is-unforgettable-2385838.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi shares the spotlight as fates are decided]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-shares-the-spotlight-as-fates-are-decided-2386160.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™