<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTSun, 26 Jul 2015 16:29:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

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[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![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[Schalke sign Junior Caicara from Ludogorets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Barça-Juve: Five battles in three cities]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Berbatov leaves Monaco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ligue 1 club Monaco announced that 34-year-old striker Dimitar Berbatov has left the club after spending 18 months with the principality side.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 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[Ludogorets storm to fourth straight title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 May 2015 19:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=A PFG 2014/2015<![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[Conte: Croatia, Norway will push us]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Bale on song, Oranje salvage draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wales took a significant step towards qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 after a 3-0 win away to Israelin Group B, while Wesley Sneijder helped the Netherlands avoid a third defeat in Group A in a 1-1 draw against Turkey. 

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Conte primes Juve-inspired Italy for Bulgaria]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri seek to cast aside memories of a poor Brazil 2014 campaign.]]>Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Verratti: Competition helps win titles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy midfielder Marco Verratti spoke with the Italian press ahead of his side's UEFA EURO 2016 Group H qualifier against Bulgaria about the importance of competition within the squad and filling the shoes of Andrea Pirlo.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Paris rematch tops big international bill]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Eder, Vazquez in as Conte names new-look Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy coach Antonio Conte brought three new faces into the Azzurri squad for games against Bulgaria and England, including Palermo's Franco Vazquez and Sampdoria's Martins Eder.

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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:16:00 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[Petev named Bulgaria's new coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bulgaria have named Ivaylo Petev as their new coach on Wednesday following the sacking of his predecessor over poor UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying results.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ancelotti stunned by 19-win record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015<![CDATA[Basel send Liverpool packing, Arsenal and Real rampant]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A 1-1 draw at Anfield sent Basel through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as Group C runners-up at the expense of Liverpool, while Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 in Istanbul.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Five spots still up for grabs ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Allen praises Liverpool improvement, Lambert impact]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Arsenal, Atleti advance, Reds frustrated]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Arsenal, Atletico and Bayer on the cusp]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Bulgaria sack coach Penev]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Bulgarian Football Union have announced the sacking of national team coach Lyuboslav Penev after the team's poor showing in recent UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers.  

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Italians held, Czechs march on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying in a game halted for a spell due to crowd trouble, while Czech Republic maintained their 100 per cent start to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Iceland.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Anderlecht fightback holds Arsenal, Juve survive scare]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Real rule Anfield, Arsenal leave it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Real Madrid's mesmerising first-half performance put Liverpool to the sword thanks to a Karim Benzema brace and a Cristiano Ronaldo goal, while Arsenal stunned Brussels with two late goals to secure a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Stakes high for three European institutions]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Madrid's trip to Anfield tops bill]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Odegaard makes EURO history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Iceland dent Dutch hopes, Pelle fires Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands' hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 took another blow as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace gave Iceland a 2-0 win in Group A, while Belgium drew Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Dutch relief as Italy's Chiellini stars and Belgium run riot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands fought back to beat Kazakhstan 3-1, Giorgio Chiellini stole the show in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan and Belgium blasted Andorra 6-0.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Madrids march on, Arsenal see off Gala]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Last year's UEFA Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid overcame differing tests to win their second group games, while Liverpool slipped to defeat in Switzerland against Basel and Arsenal saw off Galatasaray.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Heavyweight trio in need of a boost]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Ancelotti: Ronaldo best I've coached]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Atletico, Arsenal look to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Key trio missing from Croatia squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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 ™