<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTMon, 23 May 2016 11:22:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia field set as trio book tickets]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-field-set-as-trio-book-tickets-2790512.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 22:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2790172.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get reaction from Leicester City players and manager Claudio Ranieri after winning the English Premier League, former Canada goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc gives insight into disappointment at London 2012 and more.]]>Sat, 07 May 2016 09:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nesta’s new life and his American adventure]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=nesta-s-new-life-and-his-american-adventure-2782557.htmlFIFA.com recently caught up with Alessandro Nesta to hear what he thinks about life on the other side of the touchline, working for former team-mate Paolo Maldini, injecting Italian culture into Miami and much more.]]>Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico through to Hex as USA rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-through-to-hex-as-usa-rebound-2773275.html FIFA.com recaps the action from Tuesday night in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Mexico became the first team to qualify for the final Hexagonal round and USA got back on track with a big win. ]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA under pressure as CONCACAF contenders meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-under-pressure-as-concacaf-s-contenders-meet-again-2772833.htmlFIFA.com previews the Tuesday qualifying action in CONCACAF, where Mexico are flying high and USA have found themselves in a sorry state of affairs. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico alone on top, USA adrift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-alone-on-top-usa-adrift-2772546.html FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday's CONCACAF Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018, where Mexico are flying high and USA are down in the dumps. ]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Rookies light the Canadian way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=rookies-light-the-canadian-way-2771821.html FIFA.com caught up with Tesho Akindele and Cyle Larin, the Canadian internationals who scooped Major League's Soccer's last two Rookie of the Year prizes. ]]>Thu, 24 Mar 2016 03:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, Costa Rica keen to stay perfect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-costa-rica-keen-to-stay-perfect-2771841.html FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 3 of Round Four on CONCACAF's long road to Russia 2018, where Mexico and Costa Rica are eager to maintain their unblemished records. ]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Edgar: Canada need to qualify for a World Cup ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=edgar-canada-need-to-qualify-for-a-world-cup-2770622.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Dolan: Being young and naive helped me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=dolan-being-young-and-naive-helped-me-2769917.htmlAs part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series, we speak to Paul Dolan, Canada’s goalkeeper at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, on his experience as one of the youngest members of the Canucks squad making their debut on the global stage.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[USA lead the way as Haiti miss out on history]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-lead-the-way-as-haiti-miss-out-on-history-2770235.htmlUSA won their third consecutive CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, earning themselves a spot at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 alongside fellow heavyweights Mexico and Canada, while Haiti just missed out on reaching the global finals for the first time after an inspired performance.

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 18:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Canada qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=canada-qualify-for-jordan-2016-2770085.htmlSun, 13 Mar 2016 20:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Mexico, USA qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-book-ticket-to-jordan-2769872.htmlMexico and USA became the first two countries from the North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) zone to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Jordan 2016 after winning their respective semi-final matches at the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship. 

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Glory for USA, Canada and Austria]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=glory-for-usa-canada-and-austria-2769532.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of international action including silverware for USA, Canada and Austria.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[CONCACAF youngsters aiming for Amman]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=concacaf-youngsters-aiming-for-amman-2767597.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, which is set to kick off in Grenada on Thursday, where eight teams will vie for three tickets to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 later this year.

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Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Glittering Stars and Stripes headline February]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=glittering-stars-and-stripes-headline-february-2767600.htmlFIFA.com looks at all the action from February in Women's Football, headlined by USA's latest triumph in CONCACAF, club news from Germany and Australia, plus much more.]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar duo qualify as Mexico exit early]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=familiar-duo-qualify-as-mexico-exit-early-2766512.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Texas where USA and Canada, qualified with relative ease for the 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro.]]>Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[CONCACAF's four players to watch]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=concacaf-s-four-players-to-watch-2766387.htmlFIFA.com looks at two young players from USA and Canada who will aim to make their mark at this year's Olympic Women’s Football Tournament in Rio.]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Sensational Sinclair leaving legends in her wake]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=sensational-sinclair-leaving-legends-in-her-wake-2766049.html FIFA.com will be profiling some of the tournaments' notable graduates. We begin by hearing from a Canada legend.]]>Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[USA, Canada qualify for Rio 2016]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=usa-canada-qualify-rio-2016-2766093.htmlUSA and Canada are headed to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics after their victories in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament. ]]>Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Shooting stars and sighs of relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=shooting-stars-and-sighs-of-relief-2765509.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a week that brought notable achievements for Christine Sinclair, Julian Nagelsmann and Juventus, while ending droughts for Valencia and Danny Welbeck.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-a-year-of-triumphs-surprises-and-tears-2748207.htmlFIFA.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