<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:17:12 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Two 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
<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2812706.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Diego Maradona offering to coach Argentina for free, Xavi waxing poetic on Lionel Messi, Mario Gotze and N'Golo Kante marking new chapters in their careers and much more.]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Physical Analysis of Canada 2015 to inspire the future training of women’s football]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=physical-analysis-of-canada-2015-to-inspire-the-future-training-of-wom-2812006.htmlTue, 19 Jul 2016 13:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and a Uruguayan wanderer]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=speedy-strikes-and-a-uruguayan-wanderer-2811261.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador and, of course, France.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Canada's laser-focused Labbe ready for her moment]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=canada-s-laser-focused-labbe-ready-for-her-moment-2810411.htmlCanada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe talks with FIFA.com about the importance of being in the moment and how the practice of meditation helps her become a better player as she prepares for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Doege out to impress on the world stage]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=doege-out-to-impress-on-the-world-stage-2804665.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Germany U-17 goalkeeper Leonie Doege, who looks ahead to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, where she hopes to meet Jordanian international and close friend Sarah Abu Sabbah at the knockout stages.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

Women’s EURO qualifiers and Rio tune-ups dominated a busy month of women’s football that also brought silverware to clubs in Spain and Denmark. FIFA.com looks back over the main events.]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2801194.htmlA prolific Canadian striker, an Ecuadorian combative defensive midfielder and a Roma legend all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

 

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Rio contenders fine-tune, EURO aspirants chase glory]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=rio-contenders-fine-tune-euro-aspirants-chase-glory-2800474.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy couple of days for women's international football headlined by UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers, and nations preparing for Rio 2016.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News