<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:00 GMTFri, 24 Mar 2017 20:16:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil's hat-trick hero relishing his resurrection]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-s-hat-trick-hero-relishing-his-resurrection-2877042.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-run-riot-argentina-edge-chile-2877052.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=russia-2018-hopefuls-face-turning-point-2876554.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil head up South American quartet]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-head-up-south-american-quartet-2876546.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 20:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Gilberto Silva: The Confederations Cup is a special tournament ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=gilberto-silva-the-confederations-cup-is-a-special-tournament-2876500.htmlA two-time Confederations Cup winner, Gilberto Silva has been reunited with the trophy during events in Australia and New Zealand. He told FIFA.com about his memories of the tournament and expectations for Russia 2017.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Colombia secure ticket to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=colombia-secure-ticket-to-india-2876473.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay, Chile and Brazil win passage to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=paraguay-chile-and-brazil-win-passage-to-india-2876340.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Chileans improvise for glimpse of heroes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=chileans-improvise-for-glimpse-of-heroes-2876036.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Chile 1962, where host nation fans were desperate to catch a glimpse of their heroes ahead of the semi-final with Brazil.]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Vecino: I knew Uruguay would come calling ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=vecino-i-knew-uruguay-would-come-calling-2876042.htmlFIFA.com hears exclusively from Fiorentina’s Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino about making his senior international debut last year, taking inspiration from Sergio Busquets and Toni Kroos, and facing Brazil in his country's next FIFA World Cup qualifier.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Morgan leads Lyon charge, fresh start in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=morgan-leads-lyon-charge-fresh-start-in-brazil-2875931.htmlFIFA.com reviews global club football news as Alex Morgan grabbed the headlines in France, Brazil where a brand new competition got underway, plus Switzerland and Italy on what proved to be a tough weekend for the respective leaders.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cafu: Russia are one of Confed Cup favourites]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=cafu-russia-are-one-of-confed-cup-favourites-2875642.htmlDuring his visit to St. Petersburg to celebrate 100 days to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Brazil legend Cafu spoke with FIFA.com about the approaching festival of football in Russia and the best moments of his career.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Cafu counting down to Confed Cup kick-off]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=cafu-counting-down-to-confed-cup-kick-off-2875137.htmlBrazil legend Cafu visits Saint Petersburg on the eve of 100 days until FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia's northern capital.

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[South American powers name squads for March qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=south-american-powers-name-squads-for-march-qualifiers-2874694.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Emerson: There's joy in the air in the Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=emerson-there-s-joy-in-the-air-in-the-bahamas-2868923.htmlWith the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 Official Draw coming up, FIFA Legend Emerson travelled to the host nation to cast an eye over things ahead of the tournament. We caught up with the former Brazil international for a chat.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Yepes: It's wide open in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=yepes-it-s-wide-open-in-south-america-2868679.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Colombia legend Mario Yepes to discuss Los Cafeteros' hopes of making it to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and how he has taken to life as a coach.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2868420.htmlThis week we hear from history-making Chan Yuen-Ting in the AFC Champions League, Alex Morgan goes to Twitter to show her appreciation for El Tigre and Ronaldo reveals the reasons behind his memorable haircut at the 2002 World Cup.

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[South America's ten contenders aim for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-america-s-ten-contenders-aim-for-india-2867979.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Brazilian gamers shine in Miami]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazilian-gamers-shine-in-miami-2867670.htmlMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Marta as motivated as ever]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=marta-as-motivated-as-ever-2867647.htmlHaving overcome discrimination, prejudice, failure and numerous setbacks and drawn inspiration from it all, Brazil star Marta, who turns 31 today, explains the secret of her success.

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil cruise through, Ecuador exultant]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-cruise-through-ecuador-exultant-2867042.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Brazil, Paraguay book tickets for Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-paraguay-book-tickets-for-bahamas-2866825.htmlBrazil and Paraguay have secured the first two tickets from South America to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, after teeing up a clash in the final of the Eliminatorias CONMEBOL.

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil’s history-making Hurricane ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-s-history-making-hurricane-2865951.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jairzinho celebrating a momentous goal in the 1970 Final.]]>Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[South American sextet a step closer to Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=south-american-sextet-a-step-closer-to-korea-republic-2865408.htmlSat, 28 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2865387.htmlThis week features Brazil coach Tite on the Chapecoense tribute friendly with Colombia, Carlo Ancelotti on bears in Canada and Wayne Rooney on writing his name in Manchester United history.

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Korea Republic slots at stake in South America]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=korea-republic-slots-at-stake-in-south-america-2863710.htmlThe U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Oscar: We’re pioneers for Asian football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=oscar-we-re-pioneers-for-asian-football-2863522.htmlSun, 15 Jan 2017 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863314.htmlWe round up the best quotes from around world football in the past week, including FIFA.com exclusives with Carli Lloyd, Silvia Neid, Claudio Ranieri and Cristiano Ronaldo after their wins at The Best FIFA Football Awards. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hulk: Qatar 2022 will be absolutely incredible]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=hulk-qatar-2022-will-be-absolutely-incredible-2863168.htmlBrazil striker Hulk looks ahead to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar and talks about the significance of representing your country at the tournament on home soil.

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Falcão: A perfect ending to my career]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=falcao-a-perfect-ending-to-my-career-2862455.htmlFIFA.com moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards to give his thoughts on being the 2016 recipient of the FIFA Award for an Outstanding Career.]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:59:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Streaks and switches centre stage]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=streaks-and-switches-centre-stage-2862351.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an indefatigable Englishman, an expensive Brazilian and a conquering Colombian.]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Marta: What it means to be The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=marta-what-it-means-to-be-the-best-2859833.html The Brazilian finalist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 talks to FIFA.com about the importance of having women in the awards and what it feels like to be named Player of the Year.]]>Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:33:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[From Messi to Del Bosque: FIFA.com’s best interviews of 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-messi-to-del-bosque-fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2016-2862080.htmlFIFA.com interviews over the past 12 months.]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: Ronaldo was better than Ronaldinho and Cristiano]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ibrahimovic-ronaldo-was-better-than-ronaldinho-and-cristiano-2862140.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lahm: Winning the World Cup is still indescribable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lahm-winning-the-world-cup-is-still-indescribable-2862112.htmlThu, 29 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The countdown continues: two weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-two-weeks-to-go-2858252.htmlMon, 26 Dec 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Africans make a move, USA end 2016 on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africans-make-a-move-usa-end-2016-on-top-2861370.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil resurgent in an unpredictable race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brazil-resurgent-in-an-unpredictable-race-2860734.htmlFIFA.com reviews the year in South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and looks ahead to some key fixtures to watch out for in 2017.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina and France take Ranking awards]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=argentina-and-france-take-ranking-awards-2861406.htmlThe final FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2016 sees Argentina sit atop the pile, with France ranked as the 'Mover of the Year', thanks to their outstanding Ranking points total across the calendar year.

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Sporting Limpeno make history for Paraguay]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sporting-limpeno-make-history-for-paraguay-2861517.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Scolari: It will take 2,000 years for another 7-1]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=scolari-it-will-take-2-000-years-for-another-7-1-2861399.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)