<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 27 May 2017 09:16:00 GMTSat, 27 May 2017 09:23:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil flex their muscles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=portugal-and-brazil-flex-their-muscles-2881293.htmlThe big names stepped on to the Bahamian sand for the first time and did not disappoint, with Portugal and Brazil excelling at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, while Japan and UAE kept up Asia's fine start.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Filipe enjoys his date with destiny]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=filipe-makes-a-date-with-destiny-2881301.htmlAfter having to face the very real possibility of missing out on his first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Brazil's Felipe wasted no time in showing his gratitude at having made it to Bahamas 2017.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil overcome Tahiti in Bahamas opener]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392022/match-report.htmlSat, 29 Apr 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[50 days to go: Brazil’s awesome attack]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=50-days-to-go-brazil-s-awesome-attack-2880541.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 pay tribute to the most successful team in the history of the competition, Brazil.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Maestros’ golden greeting]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=maestros-golden-greeting-2880569.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the meeting of Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane in 2006, and a masterclass from the Frenchman.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mixed memories for Confeds record-breaker Dida]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=mixed-memories-for-confeds-record-breaker-dida-2880445.htmlFormer Brazil keeper Dida, who holds the record for most appearances at the FIFA Confederations Cup, shares his memories of the tournament, the stars he played with and the team he thinks are hot favourites for Russia 2017.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[The American Dream final of ’09]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-american-dream-final-of-09-2880123.htmlFIFA.com looks back at USA's unlikely run of results at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup ending with a narrow defeat in the final against Brazil.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Blanco bags Mexico's maiden title ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-decisive-goal-blanco-bags-mexico-s-maiden-title-2879970.htmlIn 1999 Mexico won the FIFA Confederations Cup - their first major title - with two El Tri legends involved in the decisive goal. FIFA.com looks back.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999
<![CDATA[Historic debuts and improbable comebacks: when Russia play Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=historic-debuts-and-improbable-comebacks-when-russia-play-brazil-2879714.htmlMon, 17 Apr 2017 18:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2879139.htmlSat, 15 Apr 2017 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Emily Lima, a pioneer in Brazil's dugout]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=emily-lima-a-pioneer-in-brazil-s-dugout-2879588.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Emily Lima, the first woman to take charge of the Brazil women's national side, about her excellent start and ambitions for the future.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=spot-kicks-sackings-and-allicadabra-2879508.html

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil and Fortes to the fore]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=brazil-and-fortes-to-the-fore-2879554.htmlFIFA.com speaks with FIFA Ultimate Team Miami regional final champion Rafael "Rafifa 13" Fortes about the success of Brazilian eSports players, his signing with Paris Saint-Germain and his ambitions and dreams to play at the FIWC 2017 Grand Final.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Lucio: Experience is all important]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=lucio-experience-is-all-important-2879040.htmlFIFA.com spoke to FIFA World Cup winner Lucio, who gave his insight into what the world can expect from India at the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, following his stint with FC Goa in the Indian Super League.]]>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Cafu]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-cafu-2878937.htmlFIFA.com looks at the career of former Brazil captain Cafu, who is the first player to feature in three different FIFA World Cup™ Finals.]]>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dani Alves: I came to Juventus for a new challenge]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/901/1/index.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with Juventus defender Dani Alves ahead of his side's heavyweight match-up against former club Barcelona this week.]]>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Marta signs on with Orlando Pride]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=marta-signs-on-with-orlando-pride-2879020.htmlFri, 07 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dani Alves: The change in mindset was vital]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dani-alves-the-change-in-mindset-was-vital-2878875.htmlFri, 07 Apr 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil return to top after seven-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=brazil-return-to-top-after-seven-year-wait-2878543.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Shutouts, scorers and the first guests at the party]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=shutouts-scorers-and-the-first-guests-at-the-party-2878295.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with Iranian impregnability and Brazilian bliss.]]>Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Tite effect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-efecto-tite-2878113-2878130.htmlWe analyse Tite's hugely successful nine months at the helm of Brazil, the first country to secure a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ through qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)