<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMTTue, 24 Jan 2017 11:09:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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™<![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™<![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™<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores final set, PSG outwit old rivals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=copa-libertadores-final-set-psg-outwit-old-rivals-2861362.html Paris Saint-Germain were the big winners in France on Matchday 11, as they went top of the pile by beating Lyon, while Turbine Potsdam remain at the summit in Germany and the finalists of this year’s Copa Libertadores Femenina have been finalised.]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The countdown continues: three weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-three-weeks-to-go-2858223.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Marta provides a masterclass]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=marta-provides-a-masterclass-2860869.htmlFIFA.com relives one of Brazil's all-time historic performances in the FIFA Women's World Cup when Marta led her team past USA 4-0 in the semi-finals in 2007. 

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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Internacional scale the heights in Yokohama]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=internacional-scale-the-heights-in-yokohama-2860833.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 12:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Rafinha: Neymar can be Messi’s heir ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=rafinha-neymar-can-be-messi-s-heir-2860809.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 07:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Gerson: Romario was way better than Ronaldo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=gerson-romario-was-way-better-than-ronaldo-2860331.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2859423.htmlSun, 11 Dec 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2858284.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 09:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Neymar: There's only one best and it's Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neymar-there-s-only-one-best-and-it-s-messi-2859187.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Mauro Silva: Brazil have everything to win Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=mauro-silva-brazil-have-everything-to-win-russia-2018-2858883.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[CONMEBOL declares Chapecoense champions of Copa Sudamericana 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conmebol-declare-chapecoense-champions-of-copa-sudamericana-2016-2858080.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 18:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR complete a dream double]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=korea-dpr-complete-a-dream-double-2857966.htmlSun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2857950.htmlIn our regular look over the next week's footballing birthdays, among our seven FIFA World Cup stars feature a trio of Germany 2006 figures and a deadly German striker.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Asia’s young starlets shine]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=asia-s-young-starlets-shine-2857881.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: Cristiano is still the world’s best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=roberto-carlos-cristiano-is-still-the-world-s-best-2857750.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 11:19:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2857287.htmlTributes poured in for Brazilian club Chapecoense following the air tragedy which took the lives of many of their players and staff, while we hear from players and coaches at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, which comes to a close this weekend.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Saddened world to fall silent for Chapecoense]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=12/news=saddened-world-to-fall-silent-for-chapecoense-2857372.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 09:53:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA CouncilKind=News<![CDATA[Goals, a golden oldie and a cosmopolitan club]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goals-a-golden-oldie-and-a-cosmopolitan-club-2857319.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an ageless legend in Sao Paulo and goals galore in Central Canada.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Coutinho: The MSN trio are the world’s top three players]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=coutinho-the-msn-trio-are-the-world-s-top-three-players-2857117.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 13:54:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk claim second Asian title, book Japan place]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-claim-second-asian-title-book-japan-place-2855657.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a memorable AFC Champions League campaign that culminated in Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors qualifying for next month's FIFA Club World Cup in Japan to face some old adversaries.]]>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Tite: Ronaldo has been the best this year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tite-ronaldo-has-been-the-best-this-year-2855645.htmlSun, 27 Nov 2016 16:51:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Papua New Guinea 2016 in tweets]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=papua-new-guinea-2016-in-tweets-2855610.htmlFIFA.com looks at how the opening few weeks at Papua New Guinea 2016 have been covered in tweets.]]>Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Neymar in Puskás prize running for the fifth time]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=neymar-eyes-puskas-prize-for-fifth-time-2854981.htmlWe take a closer look at Neymar's goal against Villarreal on 8 November 2015, a strike that sees the Brazilian star nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award for the fifth time.

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:04:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[American wins and wonder goals]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=american-wins-and-wonder-goals-2854787.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with droughts ending in Madrid, Seattle and Tashkent.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian pair grab semi-final spots]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=asian-pair-grab-semi-final-spots-2854751.htmlThu, 24 Nov 2016 13:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Hero’s welcome for ‘The Joy of the People’]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hero-s-welcome-for-the-joy-of-the-people-2854149.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to 1962 and Garrincha being hoisted on the shoulders of adoring supporters.

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[High-flying Japan cruise past Brazil]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275999/match=300353185/match-report.htmlThu, 24 Nov 2016 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-close-in-on-argentina-as-race-for-team-of-year-heats-up-2853981.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News