<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 03 Jul 2016 07:58:00 GMTMon, 18 Jul 2016 15:28:26 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=6/news=winston-reid-hernan-crespo-happy-birthday-2810372.htmlA prolific goalscorer for Argentina, a Kiwi hero, a 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner and a member of Bulgaria's golden generation from USA 1994 all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2766092.htmlIn this week's instalment of The Week in Quotes, four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal voices his support for an unlikely lower division English side, Zlatan Ibrahimovic teases the English press about his future and Johan Cruyff talks about the unorthodox penalty he made famous.

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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2755529.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Arsene Wenger on David Bowie, Wendell Lira on his FIFA Puskas Award triumph and Steve Harper paying tribute to the late Pavel Srnicek.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Les Bleus' American nightmare]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=les-bleus-american-nightmare-761002.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2015 15:14:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2667914.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Pedro, Nery Pumpido, Desiree Scott and more.]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2667929/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Barça-Juve: Five battles in three cities]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/261/901/4/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps their head-to-head history.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2607627.htmlSat, 23 May 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[European elite eye global summit]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-elite-eye-global-summit-2602148.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2581766.htmlSat, 04 Apr 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Dream debuts amid goals galore]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=dream-debuts-amid-goals-galore-2580867.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review alongside Brazil's resurgence, a Socceroo landmark and a record-breaking Norwegian youngster.]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Paris rematch tops big international bill]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/257/777/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers and international friendlies, with Brazil's return to Paris and Italy's showdown with England among the highlights.]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2568879.htmlSat, 21 Mar 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Bulgaria and Italy secure Grand Final seats]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=bulgaria-and-italy-secure-grand-final-seats-2524874.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the stats and figures from Online Season 4, where gamers from Bulgaria and Italy won the right to represent their nations at the Grand Final of the world’s largest gaming tournament.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[The FIFA Ballon d'Or in stats]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=the-fifa-ballon-d-or-in-stats-2503874.htmlFIFA.com uncovers some riveting statistics from the 24-year history of FIFA World Player of the Year/FIFA Ballon d'Or.]]>Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Five spots still up for grabs ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/248/927/9/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Arsenal, Atletico and Bayer on the cusp]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/247/856/8/index.htmlWed, 26 Nov 2014 05:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Stakes high for three European institutions]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/245/927/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews Wednesday's UEFA Champions League where a host of big names have little margin for error including Juventus, Liverpool and Benfica.]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Heavyweight trio in need of a boost]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/244/579/2/index.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Real rampant, Liverpool leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/244/074/8/index.htmlUEFA 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[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[Holders get group stage rolling]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/244/005/4/index.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Reds, records and goals galore ]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=reds-records-and-goals-galore-2435435.htmlFIFA.com stats review.]]>Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Liverpool draw champions, City face Bayern]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/242/851/8/index.htmlLiverpool'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[Drama, a departure & the Michigan masses]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=drama-a-departure-the-michigan-masses-2417133.htmlWed, 06 Aug 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hungary, Serbia reach New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=hungary-serbia-reach-new-zealand-2015-2408124.htmlHungary 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]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=austria-qualified-for-new-zealand-2015-2407418.htmlAustria, 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]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=europe-s-young-elite-eye-world-stage-2406272.htmlFri, 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]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=final-line-up-named-for-the-fifa-interactive-world-cup-grand-final-2355080.htmlFri, 06 Jun 2014 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2351060.htmlSun, 01 Jun 2014 10:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Bulgarian underdogs catch champions off guard]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=bulgarian-underdogs-catch-champions-off-guard.htmlBulgaria 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[Renowned names top 2013 retirement list]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=1/news=renowned-names-top-2013-retirement-list-2256467.htmlFIFA.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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=11/news=lyon-lazio-amongst-qualified-sides-2231070.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 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[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[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[Suspension of Bulgarian international footballer revoked ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=9/news=suspension-bulgarian-international-footballer-revoked-2181517.htmlThu, 26 Sep 2013 13:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Bulgarian player provisionally suspended following anti-doping test ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=bulgarian-player-provisionally-suspended-following-anti-doping-test-2181416.htmlThu, 26 Sep 2013 08:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release