<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:22:00 GMTFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:38:12 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Rodgers: Our standard isn't good enough]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite winning 2-1 over Bulgarian side Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday night in their first UEFA Champions League group stage game, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side are nowhere close to the standard they set last year.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Real rampant, Liverpool leave it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid began their title defence with an emphatic win against Basel, while late drama at Anfield saw Liverpool concede an equaliser and then score a winner after the 89th minute.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Rodgers: Balotelli's experience is key]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli's experience in the UEFA Champions League will aide his side ahead of their home opener against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Reds primed for Champions League return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Iceland take down Turkey, Cyprus shock Bosnia and Herzegovina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Czech Republic pulled off a surprising 2-1 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match, while Iceland took down Turkey 3-0 and Cyprus stunned Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Ludogorets, Steaua punished by UEFA]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Reds, records and goals galore ]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2435435/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com stats review.]]>Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Gerrard: I had Champions League envy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted he was jealous of watching other clubs compete in the UEFA Champions League in recent seasons.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Liverpool draw champions, City face Bayern]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool's return to Europe's elite competition was marked by drawing holders Real Madrid, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all drew familiar foes in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Arsenal beat Besiktas, Bayer win big]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Alexis Sanchez scores just before half-time to give Arsenal a 1-0 win over Besiktas to send the English Premier League club into the UEFA Champions League group stage, while Bayer Leverkusen beat Copenhagen 4-0 to advance 7-2 on aggregate.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Bilbao, Napoli level as Bayer clip Copenhagen]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tuesday's UEFA Champions League play-off round match-ups saw Athletic Bilbao earn at 1-1 draw at Napoli while Bayer Leverkusen came out on top of a five-goal thriller against Copenhagen winning 3-2 and a ten-man Arsenal held Besiktas in Istanbul.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Benitez wary of Athletic challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Tonev completes Celtic loan move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Aleksandar Tonev has been loaned to Celtic by Aston Villa for the the 2014/15 season, with an option to buy the Bulgarian next summer, which will enable the 24-year old to compete the in the UEFA Champions League.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Arsenal face Besiktas, Porto draw Lille]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Drama, a departure & the Michigan masses]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Celtic crash out, Zenit advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Zenit St. Petersburg overturned a one-goal deficit to come through 3-1 on aggregate against AEL Limassol in their UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match, while Celtic crashed out to Legia Warsaw 6-1 on aggregate. 

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Legia inflict heavy defeat on Hoops, Lille win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Hungary, Serbia reach New Zealand 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2408124/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Hungary and Serbia have filled Europe's final two qualifying spots for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 on Friday after Portugal, Austria, Germany and Ukraine secured their passage earlier in the week.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Quartet book ticket to New Zealand 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2407418/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Austria, Germany, Portugal and Ukraine sealed passage to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 after the first day of the final tournament of UEFA's European U-19 Championship in Hungary on Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Europe's young elite eye world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2406272/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Final line-up named for the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/newsid=2355080/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[London, Munich compete for showpieces]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/432/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of London's Wembley Stadium and Munich's Allianz Arena will host the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final and final, after the two put their names forward for the tournament's climax.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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