<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTSun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2764278.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in our weekly birthday round-up, including winners at Switzerland 1954 and Korea/Japan 2002, as well as a 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champion.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanction for anti-doping rule violation against Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-extends-sanction-for-anti-doping-rule-violation-against-frederico-2764034.htmlFri, 05 Feb 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: Neymar will soon be the best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos spoke with www.sc.qa about his FIFA World Cup memories, his views on Neymar, Zinedine Zidane's appointment as Merengue coach and his hopes for Qatar 2022.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2755723.htmlSun, 17 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[What a difference a goal makes]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=what-a-difference-a-goal-makes-2755524.htmlWe take a closer look at the tale of Wendell Lira, whose FIFA Puskás Award-winning sent his life in a direction he never even dreamed possible.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:17:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[A legend, a king deposed and a natty dresser]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-legend-king-deposed-and-a-natty-dresser-2755269-2755284.htmlWith their leading players in the running for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or, the media in Argentina, Portugal and Brazil had plenty to say about Monday’s Gala. FIFA.com reveals more.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:27:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[The Gala in numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-gala-in-numbers-2755243.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the most intriguing statistics from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2754489.htmlSun, 10 Jan 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Ecuador, Uruguay set the early pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ecuador-uruguay-set-the-early-pace-2748158.htmlFIFA.com reviews the early stages of South American qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup, highlighting a stat, a quote and some standout performers.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2747951.htmlSun, 27 Dec 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[#Christmas on Twitter]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=christmas-on-twitter-2747761.htmlSeveral stars from the world of football have been giving us an insight into their Christmas on Twitter. FIFA.com takes a look at the celebrations, feasts and presents that those on social media have been enjoying.

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Mascherano and Neymar rejoice, but in different ways]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona enthusiastically celebrated their third FIFA Club World Cup title on Sunday after beating River Plate 3-0 in Yokohama, but the ways in which Neymar and Javier Mascherano celebrated the accomplishment were vastly different. FIFA.com spoke to the Barça duo after the match to find out why.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Maiden meeting in match for third]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275786/match=300338747/preview.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar?]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ronaldo-messi-or-neymar-2745074.htmlFIFA.com wants to know whether you think Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Neymar should win the FIFA Ballon d'Or for 2015.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 23:23:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The countdown continues: four weeks to go]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-four-weeks-to-go-2744463.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 08:13:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2744126.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with a Colombian full-back, a Ghanaian hotshot and a Chilean livewire all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Rogerio Ceni's rousing send-off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Sao Paulo teams who lifted the 1992, 1993 and 2005 Copa Libertadores and the FIFA Club World Cup 2005 came together for a party paying tribute to the club's iconic goalkeeper, who has hung up his gloves at the age of 42.

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2743729.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly feature sees India cricket star Sachin Tendulkar explain the significance of his home country hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years' time, Ronaldinho pay tribute to retiring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni and much more! ]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Scolari targets place on the podium ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=scolari-targets-place-on-the-podium-2743768.htmlSat, 12 Dec 2015 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[A striking showdown with the semis in sight]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338754/preview.htmlFri, 11 Dec 2015 17:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Douglas' golden season continues]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=douglas-golden-season-continues-2743501.htmlSanfrecce Hiroshima’s striker Douglas, who turns 28 years old on 30 December, received the Alibaba E-Auto Most Valuable Player award in the opening game of Japan 2015. FIFA.com spoke to the Brazilian after his stellar performance.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Retiring legend Ceni's Yokohama love affair]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=retiring-legend-ceni-s-yokohama-love-affair-2742641.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a retiring legend enjoying one of his career capstones.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 23:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2742292.htmlSun, 06 Dec 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil champions again, Venezuela break through]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=brazil-champions-again-venezuela-break-through-2742023.htmlFIFA.com reviews all of the action from the South American U-20 Women’s Championship where Brazil maintained their complete dominance of the competition, winning the tournament for the seventh time, while Venezuela will join Brazil at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 as runners-up.

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil remain perfect, Venezuela make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=brazil-remain-perfect-venezuela-make-history-2741909.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[You can still vote!]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=you-can-still-vote-2741529.htmlFIFA.com fans can still get their votes in for their favourite goal of the past year.]]>Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:25:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The 2015 trinity]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-2015-trinity-2741468.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's showcases three famous footballers on a wall.]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware secured as records crash]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=silverware-secured-as-records-crash-2735034.htmlWed, 25 Nov 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Elkeson winner sees Guangzhou complete Asian brace]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=elkeson-winner-sees-guangzhou-complete-asian-brace-2734059.htmlBrazilian forward Elkeson scored the match and tournament winning-goal as Guangzhou Evergrande claimed the 2015 AFC Champions League title by seeing off ten-man Al Ahli 1-0, having shared spoils in a goalless stalemate in the first leg. 

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Pele cracks the first thousand]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=pele-cracks-the-first-thousand-2476246.htmlFIFA.com recalls one of the most symbolic goals in Brazilian futebol history – scored by arguably the most symbolic player in world football history.]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lira: Instinct and acrobatics combine to create dream goal]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lira-instinct-and-acrobatics-combine-to-create-dream-goal-2732657.htmlWhile it is no secret that Brazilians frequently provide the beautiful game with some of its most exquisite highlights, Wendell Lira added a dash of acrobatic flair to his own spectacular contribution, which earned the Goianesia man a chance to claim the FIFA Puskas Award 2015.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:43:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lazaroni: Neymar and Brazil will rule the world in 2022]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lazaroni-neymar-and-brazil-will-rule-the-world-in-2002-2732239.htmlSebastiao Lazaroni speaks to www.sc.qa about Brazil’s loss to Argentina at Italy 1990, their upcoming duel, why Neymar will become the world’s best player and why the Seleção will peak at Qatar 2022.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone
<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Argentina-Brazil in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=argentina-brazil-in-numbers-2732134.htmlAhead of the latest edition of South America's biggest international clásico, Argentina and Brazil meeting in Russia 2018 qualifying on 12 November, FIFA.com reveals the stats behind this heavyweight clash.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Superclásico topping the bill in South America]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Match schedule for Rio 2016 unveiled]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2709515/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Drama, glory and anguish]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=drama-glory-and-anguish-2731868.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at women’s club football visits three continents where there was no shortage of excitement as silverware was handed out.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Al Ahli, Guangzhou share spoils]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=al-ahli-guangzhou-share-spoils-2730919.htmlHosts Al Ahli and Guangzhou Evergrande played out a goalless draw in Saturday's 2015 AFC Champions League final first leg, a result which leaves the title-race well in the balance.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Brazil take heart in defeat]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=brazil-take-heart-in-defeat-2729629.htmlFIFA.com after his team exited the U-17 World Cup with a 3-0 defeat to reigning champions Nigeria.]]>Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Unforgiving Africans advance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=unforgiving-africans-advance-2729579.htmlFIFA.com reviews the day of the first quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with African duo Nigeria and Mali advancing to the last-four on a day where profligacy was punished and defensive solidity maintained.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets soar into semi]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271779/match=300298405/match-report.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Lesson learned for Lincoln]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lesson-learned-for-lincoln-2729301.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015