<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTWed, 10 Feb 2016 16:45:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Eight teams, two tickets in CONCACAF qualifiers]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=eight-teams-two-tickets-in-concacaf-qualifiers-2764669.htmlCanada and world champions USA are both wary of their regional rivals as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament loom in the United States.

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=week-in-quotes-2757324.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Dimitar Berbatov interviewing himself, Caleb Porter comparing winning a title to ice cream, Stuart Pearce signing for “the worst team in the UK” and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF organise successful club licensing seminar in Panama]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-concacaf-organise-successful-club-licensing-seminar-in-panama-2757381.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico out in front on CONCACAF road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-out-front-on-concacaf-road-2747598.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the action on the road to Russia 2018 from CONCACAF in 2015, a year in which Mexico reasserted their dominance and USA lost their way.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[2015: A year of triumphs, surprises and tears]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the greatest moments from 2015, including all of FIFA's competitions throughout the year and the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, which served as another great way to kick off the footballing year in Zurich back in January.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2747951.htmlSun, 27 Dec 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[New highs for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=new-highs-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2747627.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[USA triumph as Canada, Mexico also advance]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=usa-triumph-as-canada-mexico-also-advance-2745107.htmlFree-scoring USA won their fourth successive CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship, while Canada and Mexico also booked tickets to next year's world finals.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico complete PNG line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-complete-png-line-up-2744594.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Canada, USA heading to Papua New Guinea]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=canada-usa-heading-to-papua-new-guinea-2743828.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Dec 2015 11:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Plenty to play for in competitive CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=plenty-to-play-for-in-competitive-concacaf-2741579.htmlWed, 02 Dec 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2735494.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at the top quips from around world football, Brechin City's goalkeeper turns up at the wrong ground, Gerard Pique expresses his distaste for British cuisine, Arsenal’s manager discusses bargain hunting and much more.]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Made in Britain ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=made-in-britain-2735322.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Mexico, Ticos a cut above the CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-ticos-a-cut-above-the-concacaf-pack-2733568.html FIFA.com runs down all the action from CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday night, where Mexico and Costa Rica both won to keep their records perfect. ]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, USA eye more of the same]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-usa-eye-more-of-the-same-2732967.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Strong start for CONCACAF giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=strong-start-for-concacaf-giants-2732825.htmlMexico and USA started strong in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, while Canada, Panama and Costa Rica also picked up wins.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New insight into playing patterns and injury trends at FIFA Women’s World Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=new-insight-into-playing-patterns-and-injury-trends-at-fifa-women-s-wo-2732563.htmlFri, 13 Nov 2015 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s elite enter the fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=concacaf-s-elite-enter-the-fray-2732099.html Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and a struggling USA all join in on CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 on Friday. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action ahead. ]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA tournaments deliver big economic boost in Canada]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=fifa-tournaments-deliver-big-economic-boost-in-canada-2730259.htmlCanada Soccer has announced that the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup  2014 supported an impressive CAD 493.6 million in economic activity for Canada – exceeding preliminary projections.

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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 provides global boost]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=canada-2015-provides-global-boost-2722901.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 07:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying stars making MLS play-off push]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at a few of the footballers who are seeking domestic glory, while also fighting for a spot at Russia 2018 as their countries compete in FIFA World Cup qualifiers around the globe.]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015 <![CDATA[The nominations in tweets]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-nominations-in-tweets-2720896.htmlHow did the stars react when the shortlist for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award was revealed? FIFA.com has compiled the best tweets on all things #BallondOr…

 

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:08:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Mexico crowned CONCACAF kings, USA made to wait]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mexico-crowned-concacaf-kings-usa-made-to-wait-2711783.htmlIn a good week for Mexican football, El Tri's U-23 side triumphed in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying to book their place at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with Honduras joining them, while USA must wait for a second chance.

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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Honduras, Mexico book Rio 2016 tickets]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=honduras-book-rio-2016-ticket-2710688.htmlHonduras secured their place at next summer's Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with a 2-0 win in the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship semi-finals over USA at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City and Mexico joined the Central American side after beating Canada by the same scoreline in the second semi-final.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Canucks keep their cool to qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=canucks-keep-their-cool-to-qualify-2677044.htmlA nervous crowd piled into King George V Park in Newfoundland, Canada hoping for history in 1985. The Canucks would reach their first FIFA World Cup with victory over Honduras.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:04:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Bronze: I want to be the best ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=bronze-i-want-to-be-the-best-2676917.htmlFIFA.com about the change in mentality that helped England make history at Canada 2015 and has emboldened her to accept a challenge to become the best right-back in the world.]]>Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=haiti-stroll-relief-for-reggae-boyz-2676622.html FIFA.com wraps up the action from Round Three of CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Jamaica only just avoided elimination while Canada and Haiti progressed with room to spare.]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jamaica, Haiti enter CONCACAF fray ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=jamaica-haiti-enter-concacaf-fray-2675066.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming third round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which is when Jamaica and Haiti are set to enter the competition fresh off of impressive Gold Cup campaigns.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[De Guzman and the ultimate goal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=de-guzman-and-the-ultimate-goal-2674885.htmlFIFA.com about the red and white's need for goals after a barren CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the upcoming date with Belize in FIFA World Cup qualifying.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Women's round-up: August 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=women-s-round-up-august-2015-2673605.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Canada 2015 Technical Report published, All-Star Squad announced]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=canada-2015-technical-report-published-all-star-squad-announced-2671299.htmlMon, 17 Aug 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Schmidt: I hope we have inspired the next generation]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=schmidt-i-hope-we-have-inspired-the-next-generation-2670812.htmlFIFA.com about the colourful roller-coaster ride that was playing for the host nation at the recent FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ledgerwood: Canada reaching Russia would surpass 2000]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=ledgerwood-canada-reaching-russia-would-surpass-2000-2670761.htmlFIFA.com about the 'religon' football is in Germany, his desire to one day return to North America and Canada's hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup.]]>Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Larin: I’m no longer star-struck by Kaka]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015 <![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[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA, CSA and Canadian government launch national injury prevention programme ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-csa-and-canadian-government-launch-national-injury-prevention-pro-2668433.htmlTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release<![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[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[World champions USA back on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-champions-usa-back-on-top-2662320.htmlFri, 10 Jul 2015 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Much more to come in 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/176/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite an action packed six spectacular months of football already in the books in 2015, the second half of the year is promising to be equally exciting with the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup next to kick-off later this week.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Key figures from the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=key-figures-from-the-fifa-women-s-world-cup-canada-2015tm-2661648.htmlFIFA.com has a summary of the statistical highlights.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Hunt on for CONCACAF crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Lloyd, Solo and Sasic lead the way]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=lloyd-and-sasic-lead-the-way-2661396.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 05:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Buchanan receives Hyundai Young Player Award]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=buchanan-named-hyundai-best-young-player-2661332.htmlKadeisha Buchanan has been given the Hyundai Young Player Award of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. She becomes the second recipient of the prestigious award, following in the footsteps of Australia’s Caitlin Foord, who earned the accolade at Germany 2011

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Tattoos, parties and bungee jumps]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tattoos-parties-and-bungee-jumps-2660725.htmlFIFA.com discovered what a series of Canada 2015 players promised to do if they lifted the trophy, from getting their bodies inked to falling from the sky.]]>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Nsekera: Canada 2015 should serve as an inspiration]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=nsekera-canada-2015-should-serve-as-an-inspiration-2660711.htmlSat, 04 Jul 2015 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015