<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTFri, 18 Aug 2017 10:38:48 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2903236.htmlThis week we hear from Chapecoense airplane crash survivor Alan Ruschel after an emotional night at the Camp Nou, Ronaldo reflects on his 1994 FIFA World Cup experience as a 17-year-old and Netherlands head coach Sarina Wiegman's achievements are put into context.

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=brazil-back-on-top-while-gold-cup-performers-climb-2903380.htmlBrazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Neymar strengthens PSG's Brazilian bonds]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=neymar-strengthens-psg-s-brazilian-bonds-2902984.htmlNeymar is far from the first Brazilian to star for Paris Saint-Germain. FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the Seleçao stars who have previously made their mark in the French capital.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Neymar moves to Paris Saint-Germain]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=8/news=neymar-moves-to-paris-saint-germain-2902923.htmlBrazil international Neymar has completed his move from Barcelona to French Ligue 1 side Paris-Saint Germain.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ronaldinho: London lives and breathes football]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=7/news=ronaldinho-london-lives-and-breathes-football-2901674.htmlRonaldinho, named World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005, looks ahead to The Best FIFA Football Awards Gala in October, revealing his three favourites in the men’s category and what it takes to win the accolade.

 

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:33:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Giuliano relishing taste of legendary shirt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=giuliano-relishing-taste-of-legendary-shirt-2902073.html
 
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Historic firsts for Bolivia and Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=7/news=historic-firsts-for-bolivia-and-brazil-825472.html On 25 July 1993, 24 years ago today, Bolivia handed Brazil their first defeat in a FIFA World Cup qualifier, paving the way for their maiden qualification for the finals. FIFA.com looks back.

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Big cats, Red Devils and a Gallic goblin]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=big-cats-red-devils-and-a-gallic-goblin-2901591.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the ESPYS.]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[PSG's Brazilian history and a Canadian wunderkind ]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=psg-s-brazilian-history-and-the-half-billion-euro-xi-2901242.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an outrageous flick, missed kicks, leopards and a wunderkind.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dani Alves joins Paris Saint-Germain]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=dani-alves-joins-paris-saint-germain-2901176.htmlWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 Conforama 2017/2018<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany on top after two-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-on-top-after-two-year-wait-2900464.htmlGermany have capped a sensational week on the international stage by returning to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2 days to go: The quickest goal in the final]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=2-days-to-go-the-quickest-goal-in-the-final-2890395.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we reveal the record for the quickest goal scored in a Confederations Cup Final.]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Garrincha and Pele’s Brazil in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=garrincha-and-pele-s-brazil-in-numbers-2894696.htmlIt is decorated by two superhumans, animals, a jersey and a prophecy. It is the story of Brazil’s 1958 and ’62 FIFA World Cup triumphs – in stats.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™
<![CDATA[5 days to go: Champions’ parade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=5-days-to-go-champions-parade-2890349.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we list the different winners of the Tournament of Champions.]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[7 days to go: Goal-fest at the Azteca]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=7-days-to-go-goal-fest-at-the-azteca-2890340.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the highest-scoring final in the competition’s history.]]>Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[9 days to go: Ronaldinho and Blanco's goalscoring feats ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=9-days-to-go-ronaldinho-and-blanco-s-goalscoring-feats-2890324.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we focus on the competition’s all-time leading goalscorers.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[12 days to go: Unbeatable Dida’s outstanding record]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=12-days-to-go-unbeatable-dida-s-outstanding-record-2884482.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we highlight Brazilian goalkeeper Dida’s Confederations Cup record.]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[South American superstars and calcio’s new cape]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-american-superstars-and-calcio-s-new-cape-2891983.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Lucio seals golden comeback]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=the-decisive-goal-lucio-seals-golden-comeback-2891515.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009<![CDATA[20 days to go: Denilson’s golden days]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=20-days-to-go-denilson-s-golden-days-2883420.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we take a look at Denilson’s finest hour.]]>Sun, 28 May 2017 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[21 days to go: Neymar sets Confederations Cup alight]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=21-days-to-go-neymar-sets-confederations-cup-alight-2882750.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we recall Neymar’s debut appearance at the competition.]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Wonder goal or fluke? Ronaldinho’s 2002 strike remembered ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=wonder-goal-or-fluke-ronaldinho-s-2002-strike-remembered-2887509.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Ronaldinho’s much-debated free-kick winner against England in 2002.]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 14:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[23 days to go: When Turkey knocked out Brazil]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=23-days-to-go-when-turkey-knocked-out-brazil-2882746.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we look back on Turkey’s solitary appearance at the competition.]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Stars of the future ready for kick-off]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=stars-of-the-future-ready-for-kick-off-2886372.htmlThe 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.

 
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Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Ronaldinho: It was a privilege to take part… and to win it]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ronaldinho-it-was-a-privilege-to-take-part-and-to-win-it-2883783.htmlThe adidas Golden Ball winner at the 1999 edition and the winning captain at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005, Ronaldinho shares his fondest memories from the tournament that shaped his international career.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[31 days to go: Brazil’s unlikely goal hero ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=31-days-to-go-brazil-s-unlikely-goal-hero-2884032.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we revisit Brazil’s amazing comeback in the final of the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa.]]>Wed, 17 May 2017 09:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=kids-megs-and-mengao-monopoly-2883630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[37 days to go: Brazil run wild]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=37-days-to-go-brazil-run-wild-2882476.html​To pick up your biggest win over a rival in 37 years is always a cause for celebration. When it is for a trophy, even better. When it is Brazil defeating Argentina, as in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005, it is an occasion to go wild.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Brazilian football conference hosts eminent speakers]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=5/news=brazilian-football-conference-hosts-eminent-speakers-2883195.htmlMon, 08 May 2017 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil take pride in fifth star]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=brazil-winners-reaction-piece-2883040.htmlMon, 08 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Brazil crowned champions in style]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=brazil-crowned-champions-in-style-2882937.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the final day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, including Brazil clinching a fifth title and Iran ending the tournament with a historic flourish.]]>Sun, 07 May 2017 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Brazil win fifth Beach Soccer World Cup]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278261/match=300392031/match-report.htmlBrazil were crowned champions of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 for a record fifth time after a 6-0 victory over Tahiti in the final in Nassau.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Referees ready for Bahamas 2017 final]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=referees-ready-for-bahamas-2017-final-2882925.htmlBakhtiyor Namazov from Uzbekistan and Lukasz Ostrowski from Poland have been selected to referee the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 final between Tahiti and Brazil. They share their thoughts with FIFA.com ahead of the match.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Tahiti, Brazil set up mouthwatering final]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=tahiti-brazil-set-up-mouthwatering-final-2882791.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup semi-finals as Tahiti and Brazil advanced to Sunday's final.]]>Sat, 06 May 2017 23:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Brazil return to final after six-year wait]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278265/match=300392023/match-report.htmlBrazil reached their first final since 2011 after an 8-4 victory over Italy in the semi-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

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Sat, 06 May 2017 22:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Quartet hungry to write history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=quartet-hungry-to-write-history-2882672.htmlThe remaining four teams in the Bahamas all have proud histories in the Beach Soccer World Cup. However, with the exception of Brazil, none of them have yet managed to lift the trophy.

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Fri, 05 May 2017 15:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=an-old-rabbit-and-a-monster-from-madeira-2882539.htmlFIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iran join seasoned trio in semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=iran-join-seasoned-trio-in-semis-2882563.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Rodrigo stunner sends Brazil to last four]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278267/match=300392019/match-report.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 23:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Big guns get job done, Paraguay make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=big-guns-get-job-done-paraguay-make-history-2882252.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Rodrigo scores five as Brazil top Group D ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392009/match-report.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Revived Tahiti target the title]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=revived-tahiti-target-the-trophy-2881686.htmlTahiti ​captain Raimana Li Fung Kuee spoke to FIFA.com after his side bounced back from defeat to Brazil by overcoming Japan, and said that the Tiki Toa have the highest aims imaginable.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Paraguay floor champions, Brazil win again]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=paraguay-floor-champions-brazil-win-again-2881681.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 07:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Impressive Brazil see off Poland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392020/match-report.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 00:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017