<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTSat, 29 Apr 2017 14:34:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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)
<![CDATA[Brazil qualify as race for places tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-qualify-as-race-for-places-tightens-2878086.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil ease their way to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-ease-their-way-to-russia-2878071.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 07:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Precious points to play for in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=precious-points-to-play-for-in-south-america-2877364.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.



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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil's hat-trick hero relishing his resurrection]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-s-hat-trick-hero-relishing-his-resurrection-2877042.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-run-riot-argentina-edge-chile-2877052.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=russia-2018-hopefuls-face-turning-point-2876554.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil head up South American quartet]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-head-up-south-american-quartet-2876546.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 20:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Gilberto Silva: The Confederations Cup is a special tournament ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=gilberto-silva-the-confederations-cup-is-a-special-tournament-2876500.htmlA two-time Confederations Cup winner, Gilberto Silva has been reunited with the trophy during events in Australia and New Zealand. He told FIFA.com about his memories of the tournament and expectations for Russia 2017.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Colombia secure ticket to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=colombia-secure-ticket-to-india-2876473.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay, Chile and Brazil win passage to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=paraguay-chile-and-brazil-win-passage-to-india-2876340.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Chileans improvise for glimpse of heroes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=chileans-improvise-for-glimpse-of-heroes-2876036.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Chile 1962, where host nation fans were desperate to catch a glimpse of their heroes ahead of the semi-final with Brazil.]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Vecino: I knew Uruguay would come calling ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=vecino-i-knew-uruguay-would-come-calling-2876042.htmlFIFA.com hears exclusively from Fiorentina’s Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino about making his senior international debut last year, taking inspiration from Sergio Busquets and Toni Kroos, and facing Brazil in his country's next FIFA World Cup qualifier.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Morgan leads Lyon charge, fresh start in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=morgan-leads-lyon-charge-fresh-start-in-brazil-2875931.htmlFIFA.com reviews global club football news as Alex Morgan grabbed the headlines in France, Brazil where a brand new competition got underway, plus Switzerland and Italy on what proved to be a tough weekend for the respective leaders.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cafu: Russia are one of Confed Cup favourites]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=cafu-russia-are-one-of-confed-cup-favourites-2875642.htmlDuring his visit to St. Petersburg to celebrate 100 days to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Brazil legend Cafu spoke with FIFA.com about the approaching festival of football in Russia and the best moments of his career.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Cafu counting down to Confed Cup kick-off]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=cafu-counting-down-to-confed-cup-kick-off-2875137.htmlBrazil legend Cafu visits Saint Petersburg on the eve of 100 days until FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia's northern capital.

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[South American powers name squads for March qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=south-american-powers-name-squads-for-march-qualifiers-2874694.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Emerson: There's joy in the air in the Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=emerson-there-s-joy-in-the-air-in-the-bahamas-2868923.htmlWith the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 Official Draw coming up, FIFA Legend Emerson travelled to the host nation to cast an eye over things ahead of the tournament. We caught up with the former Brazil international for a chat.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Yepes: It's wide open in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=yepes-it-s-wide-open-in-south-america-2868679.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Colombia legend Mario Yepes to discuss Los Cafeteros' hopes of making it to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and how he has taken to life as a coach.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2868420.htmlThis week we hear from history-making Chan Yuen-Ting in the AFC Champions League, Alex Morgan goes to Twitter to show her appreciation for El Tigre and Ronaldo reveals the reasons behind his memorable haircut at the 2002 World Cup.

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[South America's ten contenders aim for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-america-s-ten-contenders-aim-for-india-2867979.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Brazilian gamers shine in Miami]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazilian-gamers-shine-in-miami-2867670.htmlMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017