<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTMon, 25 Jul 2016 14:26:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Neymar among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Simoes remembers ’66 and Eusebio’s lucky No13]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=simoes-remembers-66-and-eusebio-s-lucky-no13-2811319.htmlFIFA.com half a century later about playing in some standout games, and alongside Eusebio.]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[The pitch invader who upstaged Garrincha]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-pitch-invader-who-upstaged-garrincha-2812553.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the unlikely star of Brazil’s quarter-final win over England in 1962.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Cristiane: Brazil have golden obligation]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=cristiane-brazil-have-golden-obligation-2812506.htmlTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Independiente del Valle closing in on historic final]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/186/2/index.htmlSouth America will soon know which team will be representing it at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, with four sides remaining in the hunt for the 2016 Copa Libertadores. FIFA.com looks ahead to this week’s return semi-final legs.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sebastian Perez, Atletico Nacional's ambitious pacemaker]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/178/8/index.htmlColombian side Atletico Nacional are on the brink of reaching the Copa Libertadores final for the first time since 1995, so FIFA.com caught up with midfielder Sebastian Perez to learn about what helped him emerge for club and country and his thoughts on his team's chances ahead of their semi-final second leg match against Sao Paulo.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Luis Fabiano: Brazil should focus on youth development]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=7/news=luis-fabiano-brazil-should-focus-on-youth-development-2811714.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Brazil forward Luis Fabiano about some of his FIFA World Cup memories and what the nation can do to regain its international standing in the game.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Rubens Salles, the first Brazilian leader]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=rubens-salles-the-first-brazilian-leader-2811590.htmlContinuing our series looking at national teams' first captains, FIFA.com highlights Rubens de Moraes Salles, better known as Rubens Salles, who served as Brazil's first skipper during the country's first international match against an English club, Exeter City.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:58:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Semi-finalists resume Copa campaigns]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/126/2/index.htmlAs little as 180 minutes separate the likes of Sao Paulo, Atletico Nacional, Independiente del Valle and Boca Juniors from a Copa Libertadores final. We size up their semi-final clashes.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and a Uruguayan wanderer]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=speedy-strikes-and-a-uruguayan-wanderer-2811261.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador and, of course, France.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=winston-reid-hernan-crespo-happy-birthday-2810372.htmlA prolific goalscorer for Argentina, a Kiwi hero, a 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner and a member of Bulgaria's golden generation from USA 1994 all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Pauw: Our aim is to make an impact]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=pauw-our-aim-is-to-make-an-impact-2804733.htmlFIFA.com caught up with South Africa coach Vera Pauw ahead of Banyana Banyana’s return to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament at Rio de Janeiro 2016, to discuss the grand plans she has put in place for women’s football in the country.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Captain’s clincher earns Brazil immortality]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=captain-s-clincher-earns-brazil-immortality-2804373.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Carlos Alberto celebrating his legendary strike in the 1970 Final.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

Women’s EURO qualifiers and Rio tune-ups dominated a busy month of women’s football that also brought silverware to clubs in Spain and Denmark. FIFA.com looks back over the main events.]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2803741.htmlA three-time FIFA World Cup™ star with France, a Brazilian icon, a 2016 English Premier League winner and two FIFA Women's World Cup participants all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Bellone: My legs were doing the samba]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bellone-my-legs-were-doing-the-samba-2803378.htmlLes Bleus striker Bruno Bellone recalled with FIFA.com.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Danish prospect shaped by Brazilian roots]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=danish-prospect-shaped-by-brazilian-roots-2802884.htmlFIFA.com about the influence his Brazilian family roots have had in forging his football outlook.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[World Cup focus for Brazil's pragmatic new coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=world-cup-focus-for-brazil-s-pragmatic-new-coach-2802902.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Magnificent Marta makes history]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=magnificent-marta-makes-history-2802410.htmlSat, 18 Jun 2016 13:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Solano: Peru can do a Leicester City]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=solano-peru-can-do-a-leicester-city-2802066.htmlNolberto Solano talks to FIFA.com about Peru's win over Brazil at the Copa America Centenario, his role as assistant coach, and his hopes of pulling off another shocker against Colombia in the quarter-finals.

 

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Shocks, shots and a super sub]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=shocks-shots-and-a-super-sub-2801797.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the statistical highlights of the week from the ongoing UEFA EURO and Copa America.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dunga sacked as Brazil boss]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dunga-sacked-as-brazil-boss-2801747.htmlBrazil have parted company with coach Dunga after the five-time FIFA World Cup™ winners exited the Copa America Centenario at group stage, the first time they have been eliminated that early in almost 30 years.

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil crash out as Peru, Ecuador advance]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/137/0/index.htmlMon, 13 Jun 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[O Rei hits the goal trail]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=o-rei-hits-the-goal-trail-2800274.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week's shows the celebration that followed "the most important goal" of Pele's career.]]>Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Coutinho shines as Brazil hit top gear]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/065/8/index.htmlHeld to a goalless draw in their opening match, Brazil hit their stride on Wednesday, coasting to a 7-1 defeat of Haiti. Ecuador and Peru then closed the day out with an entertaining 2-2 draw.

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Rio contenders fine-tune, EURO aspirants chase glory]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=rio-contenders-fine-tune-euro-aspirants-chase-glory-2800474.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy couple of days for women's international football headlined by UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers, and nations preparing for Rio 2016.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2800018.htmlA Brazilian stopper, a Polish legend, an Argentinian stalwart and a USA hotshot all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Goals at a premium as Guerrero makes history]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/006/6/index.htmlPeru were Saturday’s only winners and scorers in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, getting the better of Haiti thanks to Paolo Guerrero, who became his country’s all-time leading marksman.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[First participants of video assistant referee experiments announced]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=first-participants-of-video-assistant-referee-experiments-announced-2799518.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[The Copa America Centenario in numbers]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/931/2/index.htmlFIFA.com offers up some of the revealing statistics generated by the world’s oldest national-team competition.]]>Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Women's round-up: May 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=women-round-up-may-2016-2799232.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Beautiful Team in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-beautiful-team-in-numbers-2793754.htmlFIFA.com delivers some intriguing statistics behind one of the most exhilarating sides in football history: Brazil's class of 1970.]]>Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Gradin, the champion who conquered racism]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/372/5/index.html

Ahead of the Copa America Centenario, FIFA.com remembers Isabelino Gradin, the pioneering Uruguay star who defied prejudice to become one of the 1916 edition's shining lights.

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Tue, 31 May 2016 13:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2793051.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, 29 May 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Rio acclaims bronze-winning Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rio-acclaims-bronze-winning-brazil-2792463.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week's photo takes us back to 1938 and extraordinary scenes on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A double, a drubbing and the dreaded drop]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-double-a-drubbing-and-the-dreaded-drop-2792391.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you through the host cities of four former FIFA World Cup Finals and one future one, as well as the Big Apple.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2792008.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, 22 May 2016 10:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Libertadores last-four line-up takes shape]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/177/1/index.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 05:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016