<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:00 GMTFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2926550.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid goal, some on-song Lions, and an all-time Barça-Real record being under threat.]]>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldinho calls time on mesmerising career]]>/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=ronaldinho-calls-time-on-mesmerising-career-2926508.htmlTwo-time FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from professional football, bringing to an end a two-decade career on the pitch adorned with medals, trophies and a legacy of outrageous talent.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[South Americans vie for two tickets to France]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=south-americans-vie-for-two-tickets-to-france-2926227.htmlEcuador is all set to host the eighth edition of the South American U-20 Women’s Championship, where ten nations will be competing for two berths at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[The records being hunted in 2018]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-records-being-hunted-in-2018-2926141.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Scolari’s Seleção of '02 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=scolari-s-selecao-of-02-in-numbers-2925828.htmlFIFA.com delivers the captivating stats behind their campaign.]]>Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan ™<![CDATA[Marta looks to France 2019 and beyond]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=marta-looks-to-france-2019-and-beyond-2925562.htmlMarta talks exclusively with FIFA.com about Brazil’s push for FIFA Women’s World Cup success at France 2019, her long-term plans on and off the pitch, and much more.

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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[2017 in numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=2017-in-numbers-2925749.html2017 provided some fascinating numbers during the past year in the world of football. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the ones that make for interesting reading.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925728.htmlDer Bomber and El Pelusa getting dethroned and a mini-man towering above his rivals feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Venerating five of football's retired royals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com pays tribute.]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925558.htmlFIFA.com delivers the answers in its stats review.]]>Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Teenage kicks as Altafini strikes in Sweden]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=teenage-kicks-as-altafini-strikes-in-sweden-2925510.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back on Jose Altafini netting a brace in Brazil’s 1958 FIFA World Cup opener. ]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Kaka calls time on illustrious career]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=kaka-calls-time-on-illustrious-career-2925342.htmlFormer Brazil attacking midfielder Kaka, who won the FIFA World Cup™ title with his country in 2002, announced his retirement from football on Sunday.

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Real round off historic year in UAE]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=real-round-off-historic-year-in-uae-2925328.htmlReal Madrid achieved history at UAE 2017, becoming the first team ever to retain the FIFA Club World Cup title. We round up the 14th edition of the tournament.

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Ramos and Real make history in the Emirates]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=ramos-y-el-madrid-redondean-un-ano-historico-en-emiratos-2925318-2925321.htmlSergio Ramos and Real Madrid won a third FIFA Club World Cup title on Saturday, rounding off an historic year in which they have landed a club-record five titles.

 

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Real Madrid presented with the FIFA World Champions Badge]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=real-madrid-presented-with-the-fifa-world-champions-badge-2925088.htmlBy defeating Gremio in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, Real Madrid have earned the honour of being able to wear the official FIFA World Champions Badge.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Real Madrid retain world title]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279805/match=300398163/match-report.htmlReal Madrid have become the first side to retain the FIFA Club World Cup, earning a 1-0 win over Gremio to lift the title at UAE 2017.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Luan: We’ve got the quality to take on Madrid]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=luan-we-ve-got-the-quality-to-take-on-madrid-2925032.htmlHighly rated Gremio star Luan speaks to FIFA,com about his team's FIFA Club World Cup final against Real Madrid and the compliments he has received from Marcelo.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=australia-hit-all-time-high-as-usa-end-2017-on-top-2924260.htmlUSA will bring in another new year as the top-ranked women’s national team after holding on to top spot in the final FIFA Women's World Ranking of 2017.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Global showdown awaits in Abu Dhabi]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279805/match=300398163/preview.htmlFri, 15 Dec 2017 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Real survive scare to tee up Gremio clash]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279803/match=300398167/match-report.htmlReal Madrid secured their place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira, but not without a serious scare, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale sealed victory.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Everton executes Renato’s masterplan to perfection]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=everton-cumple-con-el-plan-maestro-de-renato-gaucho-2924564-2924565.htmlFIFA.com through the key moments of his side's tense FIFA Club World Cup win over Pachuca.]]>Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Mauricio Antonio ends his year on a high]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=mauricio-antonio-end-his-year-on-a-high-2924551.htmlWith his sizzling brace capping off Urawa Red Diamonds's FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, Mauricio Antonio has ended his year on a superb high, as he explained to FIFA.com.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Everton sends Gremio into the final]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279803/match=300398164/match-report.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 19:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Mauricio double does it for Red Diamonds]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279809/match=300398165/match-report.htmlAFC Champions League holders Urawa Red Diamonds sealed fifth spot in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, with a thumping brace from Mauricio Antonio, seeing off Wydad Casablanca 3-2.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Marcelo: Most important title is always the next one]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=marcelo-most-important-title-is-always-the-next-one-2923867.htmlSpeaking to FIFA.com, Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is determined to lead the Spanish giants to a third FIFA Club World Cup title in the United Arab Emirates.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Kannemann: Pachuca is our Club World Cup final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=kannemann-pachuca-is-our-club-world-cup-final-2923904.htmlFIFA.com sits down with Gremio's central defender Walter Kannemann ahead of the Copa Libertadores champions' clash with Mexico's Pachuca at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Place in final at stake for Latin rivals]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279803/match=300398164/preview.htmlGremio and Pachuca face off in the first semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017. The prize for the winners is a place in Saturday’s final in Abu Dhabi.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Romarinho, from substitute to starring role]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=romarinho-from-substitute-to-starring-role-2923769.htmlAl Jazira’s Brazilian front man is ready to make some history. the 2012 Club World Cup winner talked to FIFA.com about his contribution to Al Jazira's success so far. 

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Barrios: It’s great to have this responsibility]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=barrios-it-s-great-to-have-this-responsibility-2923198.htmlFIFA.com, Gremio forward Lucas Barrios is focused on bringing the FIFA Club World Cup title back to Brazil.]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Gremio ready for world title tilt]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=gremio-ready-for-world-title-tilt-2923395.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 07:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Russia 2018’s potential classic match-ups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=russia-2018-s-potential-classic-match-ups-2923255.htmlFrom the moment that the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was made, fans around the globe have been poring over each of the groups and contemplating who might face who in the knockout rounds.

 
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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Romarinho fires Al Jazira forward]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279799/match=300398161/match-report.htmlRomarinho proved the difference as Al Jazira kicked off the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 with a hard-fought 1-0 win over tournament veterans Auckland City.

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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Gremio target maiden Club World Cup crown]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=gremio-target-maiden-club-world-cup-crown-2922818.htmlIntercontinental Cup winners 34 years ago, Gremio are bidding to lift the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time. FIFA.com hears from their camp and looks at the Brazilians' prize assets. 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Gremio stand tall for third Libertadores triumph]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-stand-tall-for-third-libertadores-triumph-2922188.htmlGremio fans were out in force this week as after the Brazilian side won the Copa Libertadores and booked their place as South America’s representatives at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[UAE 2017 squad lists revealed ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=uae-2017-squad-lists-revealed-2921983.htmlThe 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup is just around the corner, and the official squad lists of the seven participating teams in the United Arab Emirates from 6-16 December have been confirmed.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Neymar: The Brazil everyone respects is back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=neymar-the-brazil-everyone-respects-is-back-2920824.htmlFIFA.com about the Brazilian national team, regaining the respect they had lost, the role luck plays in winning the World Cup and the extent to which the traumatic experience at the last finals influenced the player he has become.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gremio set for world stage after ending continental drought]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-set-for-world-stage-after-ending-continental-drought-2921949.htmlThu, 30 Nov 2017 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Tite: Individual talent is no longer enough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tite-individual-talent-is-no-longer-enough-2921838.htmlFIFA.com, Brazil coach Tite talks about the importance of the Final Draw, the teams he fears the most, and the modern game in general.]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lanus and Gremio go for glory and a place at UAE 2017]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=lanus-and-gremio-go-for-glory-and-a-place-at-uae-2017-2921616.htmlTue, 28 Nov 2017 15:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Paying tribute to Chapecoense, one year on]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=11/news=paying-tribute-to-chapecoense-one-year-on-2921560.htmlTue, 28 Nov 2017 10:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921083.htmlNeymar, Sam Kerr and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are among the stars of our latest statistical look at the footballing week.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Tite: I challenge players to be excellent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tite-i-challenge-players-to-be-excellent-2921069.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Adenor Leonardo Bachi, aka Tite, who has engineered Brazil’s dramatic turnaround in his first 18 months in charge.]]>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Senegal soar as top five hold firm]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=11/news=senegal-soar-as-top-five-hold-firm-2920750.htmlThe concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers have made their mark on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Gremio seize narrow advantage over Lanus]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-edge-narrow-advantage-over-lanus-2921021.htmlThu, 23 Nov 2017 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Renato Gaucho bringing belief to Gremio]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=renato-gaucho-bringing-belief-to-gremio-2920869.htmlRenato Gaucho, an idol at Gremio and their current coach, sits down with ​FIFA.com​ to discuss his side's upcoming Copa Libertadores clash against Argentinian outfit Lanus.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Gremio and Lanus ready for final push]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gremio-and-lanus-ready-for-final-push-2920743.htmlTue, 21 Nov 2017 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017