<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 01 Sep 2015 08:30:00 GMTTue, 01 Sep 2015 10:19:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Santos defender Emerson joins Roma]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Inter capture Melo, Ljajic in late deals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Inter Milan have bolstered their new-look midfield by capturing Brazilian veteran Felipe Melo and Bosnian Adem Ljajic from Galatasaray and Roma respectively, the Serie A club announced.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2673941.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 09:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2673648.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 08:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2672497.htmlTwo perspectives on Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic weighing the virtues of a career in law as opposed to UFC, Elie Baup on the departure of Marcelo Bielsa and a debate on the best Italian goalkeeper feature this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Chelsea sign Brazilian teenager Kenedy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chelsea announced on Saturday that they have completed the signing of Brazilian teenage striker Kenedy from Fluminense.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 21:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[New adventures await U-20 stars]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=new-adventures-await-u-20-stars-2672218.htmlEarning a reputation is difficult enough; maintaining it often even tougher. However, the FIFA U-20 World Cup – long touted as a springboard for future stars – continues to live up to its lofty billing.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Juventus sign Brazil full-back Alex Sandro]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italian Serie A champions Juventus confirmed that Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro has agreed to sign with the club on a five-year deal for €25m.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Black Starlets see off Seleção to regain crown]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=black-starlets-see-off-selecao-to-regain-crown-2671142.htmlWe look back to the day Ghana regained their FIFA U-17 World Cup crown in 1995, beating Brazil to wrest back the title they had first won in 1991 and seeing off future Brazil stalwarts Julio Cesar and Juan in the process.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Fans, finishers and a Supercup sensation]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fans-finishers-and-a-supercup-sensation-2671547.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review, which also reflects on a record crowd in USA, another coaching change at Vasco da Gama and a long-awaited Bundesliga return for Darmstadt.]]>Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670857.html FIFA.com shares some of the more intriguing quips and quotes from around the world of football, this week featuring a rock band, a love story, sportsmanship, diarrhea and tattoos.]]>Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Another side to the amazing Falcao ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=another-side-to-the-amazing-falcao-2670886.htmlFri, 14 Aug 2015 14:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Rooney's mentor giving starlets Chile chance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=rooney-gerrard-s-mentor-giving-starlets-chile-chance-2670535.htmlFri, 14 Aug 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Neymar out for two weeks with mumps]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil captain Neymar will miss Tuesday's UEFA European Super Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia, after contracting mumps, Barcelona have revealed.

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Sun, 09 Aug 2015 14:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670003.htmlNewly-acquired Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria's farewell message to Manchester United supporters and Slovakia and Napoli captain Marek Hamsik's comments on former coach Rafael Benitez feature this week.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2668876.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, 02 Aug 2015 09:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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[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