<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 27 Sep 2016 07:28:00 GMTWed, 28 Sep 2016 00:30:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[U-17 Women's World Cup in numbers]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=u-17-women-s-world-cup-in-numbers-2836952.htmlWith the latest edition set to kick off in just three days, FIFA.com takes a look at some of the facts, figures and tournament records that help tell the story of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Squads announced for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=squads-announced-for-jordan-2016-2835899.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Leroux's unique path to glory]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=leroux-s-unique-path-to-glory-2833784.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Sydney Leroux's unique journey from prolific goalscorer at FIFA's youth tournaments - for two different countries - to becoming an Olympic champion and FIFA Women's World Cup winner.    ]]>Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[USA, Honduras complete Hex ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=usa-honduras-complete-hex-2831177.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Star-studded memories of the first Futsal World Cup]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=star-studded-memories-of-the-first-futsal-world-cup-2830895.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF trio join Mexico in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=concacaf-trio-join-mexico-in-hex-2830474.htmlSat, 03 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Inaugurated in Vancouver]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-inaugurated-in-vancouver-2830370.htmlThe University of British Columbia’s Allan McGavin Sport Medicine Centre was inaugurated as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence on Thursday September 1, 2016, one of only two centres in Canada to attain the designation from the FIFA. 

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[All-or-nothing time in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=all-or-nothing-time-in-concacaf-2824207.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the Russia 2018 qualifying action from around the CONCACAF zone on Friday night, where five spots are up for grabs in the final Hexagonal.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Women’s Football round-up: August 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=women-s-football-round-up-august-2016-2824230.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[McGill University, CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG becomes FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=mcgill-university-cbi-concordia-physio-sport-ndg-becomes-fifa-medical--2824363.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Punyed seeking points in CONCACAF struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=punyed-seeking-points-in-concacaf-struggle-2824040.htmlEl Salvador midfielder Pablo Punyed speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's chances in reaching the "Hexagonal" round of Russia 2018 qualifying and his time playing club football in Iceland.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hutchinson’s tale of two worlds]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hutchinson-s-tale-of-two-worlds-2823583.html Canada star Atiba Hutchinson talks to FIFA.com about a pair of crucial upcoming qualifiers for Russia 2018, and the many differences between football in Turkey and soccer in Canada. ]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Germany and Canada don red to win medals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-and-canada-don-red-to-win-medals-2823027.htmlWe review the final day of action at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 which saw Germany take gold, beating Sweden who claimed silver, while Canada claimed bronze after defeating hosts Brazil.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Sinclair: I wasn’t leaving Brazil without a medal ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sinclair-i-wasn-t-leaving-brazil-without-a-medal-2823004.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Canada star Christine Sinclair after her goal helped secure a bronze medal for the Canucks at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 in a 2-1 win over Brazil. 

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada defeat Brazil to win back-to-back Bronze]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-defeat-brazil-to-win-back-to-back-bronze-2822866.htmlCanada won their second consecutive bronze medal at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament after a 2-1 victory over hosts Brazil at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Sweden and Germany going for gold]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sweden-and-germany-gunning-for-gold-2822782.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's medal matches]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-medal-matches-2822730.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Wilkinson ready to bounce back with bronze]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=wilkinson-ready-to-bounce-back-with-bronze-2822615.htmlWed, 17 Aug 2016 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Dashes, droughts and Swedish steel ]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weds-stats-piece-2822412.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some headline-grabbing debuts.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Déjà vu and payback as medal matches decided]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=deja-vu-and-payback-as-medal-matches-decided-2822500.htmlThe semi-finals of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw repeated fixtures from the group stages, and they threw up their fair share of déjà vu and retribution as Sweden and Germany guaranteed themselves a medal by progressing to Friday’s final.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Germany outwit Canada to reach final]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-outwit-canada-to-reach-final-2822396.htmlGermany advanced to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gold medal match after a 2-0 victory over Canada in the semi-finals at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Lawrence & Buchanan's bond boosting Canucks]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lawrence-buchanan-s-bond-boosting-canucks-2822373.htmlTue, 16 Aug 2016 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Familiar feel as women vie for final berths]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-feel-as-women-vie-for-final-berths-2822275.htmlThere is an air of déjà vu about the semi-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as both ties are rematches of fixtures that took place during the group stage: Brazil-Sweden and Canada-Germany. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada’s Schmidt as good as her word]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-s-schmidt-as-good-as-her-word-2822126.htmlSophie Schmidt had a strong premonition that she would be on the scoresheet in Canada's quarter-final clash at Rio 2016, and, as she told FIFA.com, the reality was even better than she could have expected.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's semi-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-semi-finals-2822160.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Numbers game sees USA out, Brazil through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-sees-usa-out-brazil-through-2821887.htmlWe review the seventh matchday of the Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, which saw the women's semi-finalists decided on a day of drama in which lucky number seven and the unfortunate number 13 played a part in the holders' exit.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Schmidt sends Canucks into semis]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=schmidt-sends-canucks-into-semis-2821723.htmlSat, 13 Aug 2016 00:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Familiar foes seek knockout revenge ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-foes-seek-knockout-revenge-2821426.htmlThe group stage of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ultimately saw the expected heavyweights progress to the last eight, but with some surprise results throughout.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's quarter-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-quarter-finals-2821481.htmlThe match officials for the quarter-finals in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with New Zealander Anna-Marie Keighley taking charge of USA's last eight clash.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada shock Germany as last eight confirmed]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-shock-germany-as-last-eight-confirmed-2820971.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Canada register historic victory over Germany]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-register-historic-victory-over-germany-2820713.htmlTwo goals by captain Melissa Tancredi earned Canada their first win over Germany in women’s international football at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.

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Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Positive D’Angelo making every post a winner]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=positive-d-angelo-making-every-post-a-winner-2820612.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Day of reckoning for women's hopefuls]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=day-of-reckoning-for-women-s-hopefuls-2820570.htmlSeven teams will battle for the last five quarter-final places at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final women's group games]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-women-s-group-games-2820362.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Hosts lead charge as three go through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-lead-charge-as-three-go-through-2820217.html

Day two of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw Brazil, USA and Canada become the first three sides to advance to the quarter-finals, albeit in differing fashions.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Tale of two halves for Canada as they beat Zimbabwe]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=tale-of-two-halves-for-canada-as-they-beat-zimbabwe-2819966.htmlCanada beat Zimbabwe 3-1 at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo in what felt like a match of two halves. The Canadians scored all three goals in the first half thanks to a brace from Janine Beckie, but Zimbabwe finished the match strong, scoring a late goal to the delight of the 30,000 crowd.

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Sat, 06 Aug 2016 21:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Consolidation, redemption at stake as women re-enter fray]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=consolidation-redemption-at-stake-as-women-re-enter-fray-2819867.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Beckie proves Canada call was the right one]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=beckie-proves-canada-call-was-the-right-one-2819456.htmlJanine Beckie speaks to FIFA.com about her record-breaking Olympic goal and the decision that saw her opt for Canada over USA.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Favourites on target as historic goals scored]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=favourites-on-target-as-historic-goals-scored-2819453.htmlWhile the first six matches of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 featured fewer goals than their London 2012 counterparts, one of them was the fastest ever scored at the competition.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Ten-player Canada see off Australia]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=ten-player-canada-see-off-australia-2819193.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Marta, USA headline Rio 2016 opening day]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=marta-usa-headline-rio-2016-opening-day-2819033.htmlHosts Brazil face China PR at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is one of six thrilling encounters to get Rio 2016 underway. FIFA.com previews the first matchday of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: July 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=women-s-round-up-july-2016-2818975.htmlMon, 01 Aug 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Swithenby, Swords stake claim as first USA skippers]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=swithenby-swords-stake-claim-as-first-usa-skippers-2813390.htmlUSA participated in the first international match played outside of the British Isles in 1885, led by captain Jack Swithenby, though the first official international fixture for the United States came in 1916 against Sweden, when Tommy Swords led the Stars and Stripes into battle, who came out 3-2 winners.

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:51:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News