<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 11 Apr 2014 07:21:00 GMTFri, 11 Apr 2014 23:13:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Bulgarian underdogs catch champions off guard]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bulgaria faced defending champions Germany at the quarter-final of USA 1994 with little expectation to progress. FIFA.com looks back at a day when Hristo Stoichkov and Iordan Letchkov's side upset all the odds.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:21:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Benfica beat Spurs, Juve held in derby]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Benfica took a commanding lead against Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Europa League last 16 tie with a 3-1 away win, while Mario Gomez scored late to give Fiorentina a 1-1 draw at Juventus.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Sevilla, Spurs through as Swans crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The last 16 round of the UEFA Europa League promises some mouthwatering match-ups after Thursday's action saw Sevilla win 2-1, Tottenham Hotspur take down Dnipro 3-2 and Napoli advance.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ranieri talks cup victory, Berbatov impact]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Renowned names top 2013 retirement list]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com highlights the group of footballers and coaches, including household names such as David Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson, Alessandro Nesta, Deco and Louis Saha, who chose 2013 as the year to retire.

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Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Lyon, Lazio amongst qualified sides]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs, Valencia, Fiorentina all through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A history of qualifying shocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=history-qualifying-shocks-2207766.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Czech Republic win in Bulgaria, both miss out]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=czech-republic-win-bulgaria-both-miss-out-2196242.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 21:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Qualification scenarios explained]]>//news/y=2013/m=10/news=qualification-scenarios-explained-2195395.htmlFIFA.com guides you through all the possible outcomes, with automatic and play-off places up for grabs in the race to reach the FIFA World Cup™.]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Last-gasp Movsisyan sinks nine-man Bulgaria]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=last-gasp-movsisyan-sinks-nine-man-bulgaria-2194180.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Rosicky out of Czech qualifiers]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=rosicky-out-czech-qualifiers-2191968.htmlMon, 07 Oct 2013 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lyon held, Spurs, Swans win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Suspension of Bulgarian international footballer revoked ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2181517/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Bulgarian player provisionally suspended following anti-doping test ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2181416/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release<![CDATA[Predictably strong start for favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The major European women’s leagues halted domestic action at the weekend as the first round of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ qualifiers got underway. FIFA.com reviews the pick of the action thus far.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Swansea stun Valencia, Spurs coast]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Swansea City marked their long-awaited return to Europe with a remarkable 3-0 road victory at Valencia, while Tottenham comfortably beat Tromso in a busy night of UEFA Europa League play.

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Gilardino edges Italy closer]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=9/news=gilardino-edges-italy-closer-2168856.htmlGenoa forward Alberto Gilardino's first-half header moved Italy closer to a place at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer as they saw off Bulgaria 1-0 in Palermo.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Schalke, Steaua and Vienna scrape through]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/832/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Ramsey inspires Arsenal win, PAOK draw away]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Arsenal responded from their 3-1 home loss against Aston Villa in their English Premier League opener with a 3-0 win on the road at Fenerbahce while Miroslav Stoch's second-half goal helped PAOK draw Schalke.  

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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Jairo, Bobic eye qualifying opponents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Sevilla winger Jairo Samperio and Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic have both said they cannot take thier respective opponents lightly when they enter the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[CSKA sign Milanov, Zuber]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Georgi Milanov and Steven Zuber have each signed a five-year deal with Russian champions CSKA Moscow, the club announced Friday.

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Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Arab stars shining in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at the Arab stars who made an impression in Europe's top leagues this season, with a UEFA Europa League semi-finalist and an English FA Cup winner among them.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2013 12:36:17 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Spor Toto Süper Lig 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Villa sign Bulgarian winger Tonev]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Aston Villa signed Bulgaria winger Aleksandar Tonev from Polish club Lech Poznan after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the English Premier League side.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=6/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big-scoring Romania lead the way]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Jun 2013 02:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Petrov announces retirement]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced his retirement from football following his battle against acute leukaemia. The Bulgarian midfielder was diagnosed with the condition in March last year.

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Thu, 09 May 2013 10:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Kayserispor triumph in 28-penalty shootout]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the drama.]]>Tue, 07 May 2013 15:53:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Petrov continuing his recovery]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov said he was lucky to be alive as he continues his brave battle with leukaemia. The club's captain also said the supporters' applause in the 19th minute of every home game is "incredible".

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Levski Sofia part company with Iliev]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/205/755/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Fulham survive second-half QPR surge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Queens Park Rangers fell behind to Fulham early on and battled back to make for a nervous ending at Craven Cottage, but the hosts held on for a thrilling 3-2 win despite playing a man down for the final eleven minutes.

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Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.com wraps up another massive evening of European Brazil 2014 qualifying highlighted by a crucial win for world champions Spain on their trip to Paris, while Montenegro and England remain evenly poised after a hard-fought draw.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Denmark and Bulgaria split points]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=denmark-and-bulgaria-split-points-2048411.htmlDaniel Agger's penalty cancelled out Stanislav Manolev's 51st minute strike as Denmark and Bulgaria split the points in the Group B fixture, leaving the hosts' FIFA World Cup hopes in peril.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 24 Mar 2013 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Tonev hits treble in Bulgaria rout]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=tonev-hits-treble-bulgaria-rout-2040527.htmlFri, 22 Mar 2013 18:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Mihaylov: It's an honour to share my dad's name]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=mihaylov-honour-share-dad-name-2038889.htmlFIFA.com about breaking out of the shadow of his famous father, his pride in being the son of the former goalkeeper, the golden generation of Hristo Stoichkov and Co, and Bulgaria’s quest to reach Brazil 2014.]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lampard sends Chelsea third, Spurs stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Frank Lampard headed home his 200th goal for Chelsea in the Blues' 2-0 win over West Ham United, while Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Fulham and Wigan Athletic topped Newcastle United.

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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014