<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:09:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Brothers, trebles and a taxi driver]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brothers-trebles-and-a-taxi-driver-2668441.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a speedy strike and siblings.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldo: It’ll be four from five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ronaldo-it-ll-be-four-from-five-2667888.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2667914.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Pedro, Nery Pumpido, Desiree Scott and more.]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![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[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Smertin replaces Hulk as draw assistant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=smertin-replaces-hulk-as-draw-assistant-2667066.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo caps all-star cast of Draw Assistants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=hulk-caps-all-star-cast-of-draw-assistants-2666612.htmlFormer Brazil striker and two-time FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldo rounds out the list of star-studded Draw Assistants who will help unveil the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Saturday. 

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-in-numbers-2665218.htmlFIFA.com looks at some statistics from the qualifying competition's history and some other records on the verge of crashing.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Quartet face final frontier]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Sobis: This tie is not over]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Ronaldinho signs with Fluminense]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Série A 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2665970.htmlThis week we feature the woman who wore France's armband in Canada 2015, a Brazilian superhero and an Algerian who led them to continental triumph 25 years ago.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Russia and the art of the set-piece]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-the-art-of-the-set-piece-2665763.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European trio win through with Tahiti]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-trio-win-through-with-tahiti-2665689.htmlThe semi-final line-up at Portugal 2015 was decided on a thrilling Thursday afternoon in Espinho, with Russia teeing up an intriguing tie with hosts Portugal and Italy booking a last-four slot against Tahiti. FIFA.com reviews all the quarter-final action.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Russia triumph in clash of champions]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273821/match=300318425/match-report.htmlRussia dramatically triumphed 6-5 after extra time in a thrilling battle between the holders and four-time champions Brazil in the first of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 quarter-finals.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Maracanazo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=1/news=deafening-silence-1160417.htmlFIFA.com recalls how Uruguay came from behind to silence the Maracana and win the FIFA World Cup.]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1950 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Tigres still alive despite Internacional defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil and Iran safely through, Tahiti end Russia's run]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-and-iran-safely-through-tahiti-end-russia-s-run-2664523.htmlThe reigning world champions were shocked and eight qualified nations learned the fate that awaits them in the quarter-finals. FIFA.com reviews another enthralling day on the sands of Espinho.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Rodrigo-inspired Brazil beat and eliminate Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318429/match-report.htmlTue, 14 Jul 2015 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Quartet poised for final push]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After breaking off for the Copa America, the 2015 Copa Libertadores returns to action this week with the semi-final first legs.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015
<![CDATA[Experience paying off for Nico and Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=experience-paying-off-for-nico-and-spain-2663723.htmlFIFA.com hears from Spain coach Joaquin Alonso and seven-time Beach Soccer World Cup stalwart Nico speak about the over-30s in their squad and the upcoming match against Brazil.]]>Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia and Tahiti march on]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-tahiti-march-on-2663640.htmlRussia and Tahiti both secured spots in the quarter-finals, while Brazil moved to the brink of a place in the next round after a close match with Iran. FIFA.com looks back on another memorable day at Portugal 2015.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Brazil edge valiant Iran]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318420/match-report.htmlSun, 12 Jul 2015 18:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia eye next round, pressure on Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-eye-next-round-pressure-on-spain-2663245.htmlFIFA.com ​previews the second round of matches in Groups C and D of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 which promise, for the most part, to be both tight and highly charged.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil buck the trend on day of close contests]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-buck-the-trend-on-day-of-close-contests-2662942.htmlBrazil's 5-1 thrashing of Mexico was the most emphatic scoreline on the second day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, which had previously featured a number of close-run results.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Brazil begin with comfortable win over Mexico]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318432/match-report.htmlFour-time champions Brazil began their Portugal 2015 with a comfortable 5-1 win over CONCACAF champions Mexico. 

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Ronaldo confirmed as Preliminary Draw Assistant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ronaldo-confirmed-as-preliminary-draw-assistant-2662674.htmlFri, 10 Jul 2015 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Negao’s Brazil facing new realities]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=negao-s-brazil-facing-new-realities-2662098.htmlNew Brazil coach Junior Negao speaks to FIFA.com about his preparations for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, after ​A Seleção changed their coach less than a month before the tournament was due to begin.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[One year on: Germany's seventh heaven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=one-year-on-germany-s-seventh-heaven-2662009.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dunga: We all have to improve]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On the first anniversary of the 7-1 FIFA World Cup™ semi-final hammering by Germany, coach Dunga admits that Brazil face a hard climb back from an epic humiliation that provoked nationwide soul-searching.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[One drought ends, another continues]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the 2015 Copa America, where hosts Chile triumphed to earn their first ever invitation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, while other predictions and surprises came to light just months before the long road to Russia 2018 begins.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2661055.htmlOur weekly birthday review takes in a USA star, a FIFA World Cup finalist and a World Cup winner, a historic Saudi and a legendary Mexican forward.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Who will take the crown at Portugal 2015?]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=who-will-take-the-crown-at-portugal-2015-2661073.htmlThe eighth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup gets under way in Portugal on Thursday 9 July, with fans around the globe already starting to make their predictions as to who will lift the trophy. And we at FIFA.com would like to hear them.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=star-studded-team-lists-revealed-2660346.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=win-a-unique-fifa-women-s-world-cup-final-prize-2660197.htmlFIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2015-2659217.htmlFIFA.com brings you all the biggest stories from the past month of women’s football.]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Beliveau: This is a positive era]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=keep-pending-beliveau-this-is-a-positive-era-2654240.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Brazilian carnival climaxes Frankfurt festival]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:37:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Inspire the players, before the biggest game of their lives]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=inspire-the-players-before-the-biggest-game-of-their-lives-2653637.htmlFIFA, together with our Partners, are giving you a unique chance to use YOUR voice to connect with the players at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final. 

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015