<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 29 Aug 2016 13:56:00 GMTMon, 29 Aug 2016 15:24:56 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Torres, a question of faith]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=torres-a-question-of-faith-2823572.htmlColombia midfielder Daniel Torres speaks with FIFA.com about his life turnaround, redemption with Santa Fe and his country's quest to qualify for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823875.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2823739.htmlFIFA.com collects the best quotes from around the world of football featuring Robbie Keane, Neymar, Bastien Schweinsteiger, Victor Wanyama and many more.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Beautiful game at its best in Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=beautiful-game-at-its-best-in-brazil-2823342.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which produced several memorable firsts - including Brazil's ultimate victory - as well as attractive attacking football and plenty of goals in the country that made the world's game beautiful.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Weverton, Brazil's unlikely penalty hero]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weverton-brazil-s-unlikely-penalty-hero-2823216.htmlFrom being sat on a plane mulling over a club defeat, to saving the penalty that helped secure a historic gold medal for Brazil, Weverton tells FIFA.com about the whirlwind to Olympic glory he has experience during the last month.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil find redemption, make history at the Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-find-redemption-make-history-at-the-maracana-2823179.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the final matchday of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as Brazil won their first ever gold medal, Germany finished with their highest ever position with silver and Nigeria earned bronze.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Neymar's golden penalty sees Brazil to victory]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-s-golden-penalty-sees-brazil-to-victory-2823069.htmlBrazil claimed their first Olympic Football Tournament gold in the most dramatic of finals, with Neymar scoring the winning penalty in a shoot-out to defeat Germany 5-4, following a game that had finished 1-1 after 120 minutes.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Renato Augusto, more than just a midfielder]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=renato-augusto-more-than-just-a-midfielder-2823049.htmlThose familiar with the work of Renato Augusto may have been perplexed to see him sitting deep in Brazil's midfield but, as he told FIFA.com, his versatility may well have earned him his ticket to the final of Rio 2016.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germany and Canada don red to win medals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-and-canada-don-red-to-win-medals-2823027.htmlWe review the final day of action at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 which saw Germany take gold, beating Sweden who claimed silver, while Canada claimed bronze after defeating hosts Brazil.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada defeat Brazil to win back-to-back Bronze]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-defeat-brazil-to-win-back-to-back-bronze-2822866.htmlCanada won their second consecutive bronze medal at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament after a 2-1 victory over hosts Brazil at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's medal matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-medal-matches-2822878.htmlThe match officials for the medal matches of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Iranian referee Alireza Faghani taking charge of the final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Fans' support buoys bronze-chasing Brazil]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fans-support-buoys-bronze-chasing-brazil-2822840.htmlBrazil veteran Formiga tells FIFA.com why there are plenty of reasons for encouragement for the country's women despite falling short in their bid to claim gold.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Brandt: The pressure is on Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brandt-the-pressure-is-on-brazil-2822809.htmlFIFA.com ahead of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 final against Brazil, a re-match of the famous 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final, at the venue for the senior side's Final triumph against Argentina.]]>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Golden finale beckons for the hosts, Germany]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-finale-beckons-for-the-hosts-germany-2822817.htmlBrazil are one step away from a first Olympic gold medal at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, but Germany are looking to spoil the host nation's party at Rio 2016. Honduras and Nigeria will play for bronze in Belo Horizonte. FIFA.com previews all the action.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Sweden and Germany going for gold]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sweden-and-germany-gunning-for-gold-2822782.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Energetic Walace boosts high-pressing hosts ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=energetic-walace-boosting-high-pressing-hosts-2822756.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Germans, hosts set up mouth-watering Maracana clash]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germans-hosts-set-up-mouth-watering-maracana-clash-2822732.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's medal matches]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-medal-matches-2822730.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Brazil breeze into final, Neymar makes history]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-makes-history-honduras-hit-for-six-2822582.htmlBrazil progressed to the final of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a commanding victory over Honduras in Rio de Janeiro.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's Luan making his mark]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-luan-making-his-mark-2822581.htmlA star of Brazil's wins over Denmark and Colombia, Luan speaks to FIFA.com about his rapid rise in the game and the opportunities offered by Rio 2016.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[“FIFA 11+ Kids” launched in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-11-kids-launched-in-brazil-2822422.htmlWed, 17 Aug 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Dashes, droughts and Swedish steel ]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weds-stats-piece-2822412.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some headline-grabbing debuts.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Déjà vu and payback as medal matches decided]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=deja-vu-and-payback-as-medal-matches-decided-2822500.htmlThe semi-finals of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw repeated fixtures from the group stages, and they threw up their fair share of déjà vu and retribution as Sweden and Germany guaranteed themselves a medal by progressing to Friday’s final.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Swedes hold nerve to end hosts' golden dream]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=swedes-hold-nerve-to-end-hosts-golden-dream-2822390.htmlSweden progressed to the final of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, guaranteeing themselves a medal in the process, by seeing off hosts Brazil 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes at the Maracana.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Heavyweight three joined by surprise package]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heavyweight-three-joined-by-surprise-package-2822409.htmlFIFA.com previews the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, in which surprise package Honduras face up against three sides with a combined eight Olympic medals and nine FIFA World Cup wins.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Former FIFA President Joao Havelange dies aged 100]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=former-fifa-president-joao-havelange-dies-aged-100-2822402.htmlThe President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange died in Samartino Hospital, Rio de Janeiro. He was 100.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil, meet Marquinhos]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-meet-marquinhos-2822353.htmlSeleção  defender Marquinhos has spent very little of his young career showing his stuff in his home country. He spoke to FIFA.com about being back on Brazilian soil at Rio 2016.]]>Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's semi-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-semi-finals-2822332.htmlMon, 15 Aug 2016 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Familiar feel as women vie for final berths]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-feel-as-women-vie-for-final-berths-2822275.htmlThere is an air of déjà vu about the semi-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as both ties are rematches of fixtures that took place during the group stage: Brazil-Sweden and Canada-Germany. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Brazil’s Alves making heads roll]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-alves-making-heads-roll-2822137.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's semi-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-semi-finals-2822160.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Defensive discipline produces final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=defensive-discipline-produces-final-four-2822115.htmlDefensive solidity was the order of matchday eight at the Olympic Football Tournaments, as Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Germany all kept clean sheets in their respective quarter-finals to progress to the last four.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's quest for gold continues with Colombia win]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-quest-for-gold-continues-with-colombia-win-2821980.htmlBrazil defeated South American rivals Colombia 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after goals from Neymar and Luan.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Sissi, a Brazilian trailblazer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sissi-a-brazilian-trailblazer-2821914.htmlWhile Marta may be the apple of eye for Brazilian fans today, back in 1999 that mantle belonged to Sissi. She looks back on the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999 as we look back on 25 years of the top honour in women's football.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Numbers game sees USA out, Brazil through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-sees-usa-out-brazil-through-2821887.htmlWe review the seventh matchday of the Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, which saw the women's semi-finalists decided on a day of drama in which lucky number seven and the unfortunate number 13 played a part in the holders' exit.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Hosts progress after dramatic penalty shoot-out]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-progress-after-dramatic-penalty-shoot-out-2821728.htmlBrazil advanced to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 semi-finals following a dramatic 7-6 penalty shoot-out win over Australia after the match ended goalless after 120 minutes.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Excitement in store with semi-finals in sight]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=excitement-in-store-with-semi-finals-in-sight-2821843.htmlThe quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament sees an all-South American encounter, a meeting between two European sides with unfinished business, a clash of footballing styles and cultures, and a tactical battle that should feature plenty of pace and explosiveness. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action.  

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's quarter-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-quarter-finals-2821682.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Returning Pabon lights up Sao Paulo ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=returning-pabon-lights-up-sao-paulo-2821570.htmlFIFA.com hears from Colombia's Dorlan Pabon on his triumphant return to Sao Paulo, a city in which he will now go head-to-head with the hosts in the battle for a place in the Rio 2016 semi-finals.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Zico's swerver sinks Scots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=zico-s-swerver-sinks-scots-2821183.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures a memorable free-kick from a Brazil legend at Spain 1982.]]>Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Familiar foes seek knockout revenge ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-foes-seek-knockout-revenge-2821426.htmlThe group stage of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ultimately saw the expected heavyweights progress to the last eight, but with some surprise results throughout.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil hit form to keep golden dream alive]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-hit-form-to-keep-golden-dream-alive-2821234.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 03:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's quarter-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-quarter-finals-2821481.htmlThe match officials for the quarter-finals in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with New Zealander Anna-Marie Keighley taking charge of USA's last eight clash.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Valiant South Africa hold hosts Brazil]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=valiant-south-africa-hold-hosts-brazil-2820737.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women