<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTFri, 29 Apr 2016 01:55:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay’s manic Maracana coronation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=uruguay-s-manic-maracana-coronation-2783220.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jules Rimet presenting the Trophy in 1950.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Distinct Argentinian flavour as Libertadores last 16 gets going]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/297/7/index.htmlThe stage is set for the business end of the Copa Libertadores, where reigning champions River Plate head a field that contains no fewer than five Argentinian teams.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Olympic voyage ignites Da Gama’s dreams]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=owen-da-gama-tecnico-africa-sul-vasco-newsid-2782244-2782574.htmlA descendent of the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the South Africa coach spoke to FIFA.com about his side’s Rio 2016 opener against the hosts and his relationship with Brazil.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2782443.htmlOur weekly look ahead to the next seven days of footballing birthdays features a prolific Portuguese, an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner and an Austrian who went the finals on the field and the sidelines.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Byshovets: Brazil's time has come]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Seoul 1988 champion with USSR, head coach Anatoly Byshovets looks back at the unforgettable triumph with FIFA.com on his 70th birthday.

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournament Seoul 1988
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Fond memories of Santana's Seleção]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fond-memories-of-santana-s-selecao-2781812.htmlFIFA.com pays tribute to Tele Santana - a man who may not have won football's biggest prize, but won the hearts of a nation and beyond.]]>Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:27:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Penalty pain in Pasadena]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=penalty-pain-in-pasadena-2781880.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Roberto Baggio’s penalty miss in the 1994 Final. 

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2781411.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, 17 Apr 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2781290.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Claudio Ranieri gives insight into some motivational talk, Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to his hat-trick performance against Wolfsburg, Pele considers coming out of retirement to bring Brazil the one world title they're missing and much more.]]>Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldinho: Brazil must embrace Olympic opportunity]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=ronaldinho-brazil-must-embrace-olympic-opportunity-2781234.htmlBrazil icon Ronaldinho spoke to FIFA.com about his Olympic experiences and hopes for the current team after helping to conduct the draw for Rio 2016.

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Draw at Maracana sets out road towards gold]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=draw-at-maracana-sets-out-road-towards-gold-2780684.htmlFIFA.com, you can find out who plays who right here. ]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Young Boys, an old boy and an ex-boy wonder]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=young-boys-an-old-boy-and-an-ex-boy-wonder-2780884.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, as do pieces of history in Argentina and Switzerland.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2780468.htmlFive FIFA World Cup participants, a two-time Women's World Cup star and a beach soccer icon all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Uruguay move top, Argentina keep climbing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=uruguay-move-top-argentina-keep-climbing-2773379.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Differing goals for South American hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=differing-goals-for-south-american-hopefuls-2772882.htmlMon, 28 Mar 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2772746.htmlA four-time FIFA World Cup star, an AFC Asian Cup winner and a beach soccer icon feature in this week's birthday round-up.

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2772512.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pep Guardiola reflects on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his own career, Ryan Shawcross blames Zlatan Ibrahimvoic for his ‘failed’ international career, Kasper Schmeichel searches for Elvis and much more.]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia tighten the screw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=argentina-and-colombia-tighten-the-screw-2772497.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Francescoli: Suarez is the best No9 in the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=francescoli-suarez-is-the-best-no9-in-the-world-2772192.htmlThu, 24 Mar 2016 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone<![CDATA[Giants collide as South American action resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=big-games-in-store-as-the-action-resumes-2771913.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A kid, a coach and the world's costliest player]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=a-kid-a-coach-and-the-world-s-costliest-player-2771877.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a kid, a coach and the world’s costliest player.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Venezuela imperious, Brazil and Paraguay qualify]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=venezuela-imperious-brazil-and-paraguay-qualify-2771749.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action and success stories from an entertaining and well-attended South American U-17 Women's Championship dominated by hosts Venezuela.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay heading to Jordan]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=brazil-book-jordan-ticket-2770910.htmlSun, 20 Mar 2016 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Vava's head breaks hosts’ hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=vava-s-head-breaks-hosts-hearts-2770629.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1962 semi-finals and a vital goal from Brazil's then centre-forward.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA TMS, CBF announce domestic transfer regulations compliance initiative ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-tms-cbf-announce-domestic-transfer-regulations-compliance-initiat-2770219.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 13:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2769703.htmlFIFA.com's rolling round-up of the weekend’s action.]]>Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Perfumo, from lathe operator to football legend]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=perfumo-lathe-operator-football-legend-2769816-2769896.htmlRoberto Perfumo, one of the greatest centre-backs in Argentinian football history, died on 10 March in Buenos Aires. A classy defender who was also tough as nails, he played in two FIFA World Cups, as well as the Olympic Games. FIFA.com tells you his story.

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 22:11:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Glory for USA, Canada and Austria]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=glory-for-usa-canada-and-austria-2769532.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of international action including silverware for USA, Canada and Austria.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Applauding the enemy]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=applauding-the-enemy-2278831.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some moments of footballing brilliance by players that have brought the opposing team's fans to their feet, with Ronaldo, Pele, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho all featuring.

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Bursting, bouncing and bulletproof]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=bursting-bouncing-and-bulletproof-2769291.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a ‘bouncing’ farewell and 30x3.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pizarro: My dream is to reach the World Cup with Peru]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=pizarro-my-dream-is-to-reach-the-world-cup-with-peru-2768967.htmlDoes a 37-year-old footballer still have dreams? Claudio Pizarro certainly does. FIFA.com caught up with the captain of the Peru national team to discuss qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and his secret to staying fit.

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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2768811.htmlSun, 06 Mar 2016 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2768586.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get honest reaction from players and coaches following Manchester City's League Cup win, Brandi Chastain talks about her latest and most significant contribution to football and we get a few colourful takes from players looking forward to the new Major League Soccer season, which kicks off on Sunday.]]>Sat, 05 Mar 2016 07:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sevens, a schoolboy and an old blond]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sevens-a-schoolboy-and-an-old-blond-2767899.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the ending of one sequence in France and extension of another in Colombia.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Football and Film]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=football-and-film-2767608.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at just some of the films down the decades featuring the round-ball game as a central theme.]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2767306.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Belgian Red Devil with three FIFA World Cups under his belt, a German champions at Brazil 2014 and a member of A Seleção all celebrating.

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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[A new home for the FIFA World Cup trophies]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=a-new-home-for-the-fifa-world-cup-trophies-2766797.htmlFIFA World Cup champions Cafu and Renate Lingor brought the FIFA World Cup Trophy and FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy to the FIFA World Football Museum in a special ceremony ahead of its official opening on Sunday 28 February.

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News
<![CDATA[Goal gluts and finished famines]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=goal-gluts-and-finished-famines-2766627.html Droughts dissolving for an Argentinian flea and a Bolivian force decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records falling on Australia’s west coast and Spain’s east coast.]]>Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Rough draw for Copa hosts USA]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/276/637/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 02:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2766232.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Brazilian World Cup winner, a FIFA Confederations Cup champion, a Norwegian supersub and a Swedish superstar all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Returning heroes spy Libertadores glory]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/276/551/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 edition of Latin America's biggest club competition, the Copa Libertadores, as several stars return to their childhood clubs in the hopes of lifting the coveted trophy and a place at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016