<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 19 Feb 2015 14:53:00 GMTThu, 19 Feb 2015 20:18:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola dates announced]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=fifa-women-s-world-cup-trophy-tour-by-coca-cola-dates-announced-2525484.html April.]]>Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA & Canada Soccer helping to leave physical legacy for Canadian students]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=fifa-csa-helping-to-leave-physical-legacy-for-canadian-students-2525398.htmlWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Canada 2015 welcomes Trend Micro as National Supporter ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=canada-2015-welcomes-trend-micro-as-national-supporter-2524858.htmlTue, 17 Feb 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA places media rights in US and Canada until 2026]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2523607/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=News<![CDATA[Visa pre-sale opens for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=visa-pre-sale-opens-for-fifa-women-s-world-cup-canada-2015-2521088.htmlFri, 06 Feb 2015 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Canadian quality, Solo ban & awards aplenty]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After a busy start to the year, including awards, trophies and transfers, the biggest events in the women's game during January are rounded up by FIFA.com.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 celebrated at 37th annual Winterlude]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=canada-2015-celebrated-at-37th-annual-winterlude-2513081.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 20:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Wickenheiser: Canada will impress the world]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=wickenheiser-canada-will-impress-the-world-2512360.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Canadian ice hockey icon Hayley Wickenheiser about her love for football and the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in her home country.]]>Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[China PR open camp on road to Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=china-pr-open-camp-on-road-to-canada-2015-2511738.htmlMon, 26 Jan 2015 18:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Statement of FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke on the withdrawal of the lawsuit on artificial turf]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=statement-of-fifa-secretary-general-jerome-valcke-on-the-withdrawal-of-2509836.htmlFIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke has responded to the latest developments on artificial turf and the FIFA Women's World Cup. 

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Ticket prices and on-sale date announced for Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=ticket-prices-and-on-sale-date-announced-for-canada-2015-2509212.htmlTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Canada begin 2015 with a flourish]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=canada-begin-2015-with-a-flourish-2507398.htmlFri, 16 Jan 2015 07:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw lights 2018 touch paper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-draw-lights-2018-touch-paper-2507377.htmlThe first qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region are now known, with some of the smallest competitors in the confederation set to take the pitch in March.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™
<![CDATA[Sunderland, Toronto close in on Defoe-Altidore swap]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=2507080/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Russia begins in Miami]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=road-to-russia-begins-in-miami-2506304.htmlCONCACAF will enter the fray for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in March, with a draw in Miami for the region's early qualifying rounds scheduled for Thursday.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™
<![CDATA[CONCACAF contenders' sights on New Zealand]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-contenders-sights-on-new-zealand-2504176.htmlFIFA.com previews the battle regional supremacy at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, with four precious spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 up for grabs.]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[When Canada stunned the footballing world]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup was a tournament full of surprises, but the team from Canada ultimately caused the biggest sensation by lifting the trophy. We look back at their historic achievement.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Hammers sign Canadian Henry]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=West Ham United have signed Canadian defender Doneil Henry from Cypriot side Apollon Limassol for an undisclosed fee.

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Sat, 03 Jan 2015 20:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Excitement in Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2491021/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Who will be the surprise team at Canada 2015 ?]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=who-will-be-the-surprise-of-canada-2015-2488921.htmlNow that the 24 teams have been placed in their groups, FIFA.com wants to know which team you think could spring a surprise at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. 

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Group A: Familiarity for Canada's Herdman]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=group-a-familiarity-for-canada-s-herdman-2488804.htmlHosts Canada headline Group A, but opponents China PR, New Zealand and the Netherlands are sure to provide a challenge to coach John Herdman's team. FIFA.com analyses what lies ahead.

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 coaches deliver draw verdict]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-2015-coaches-deliver-draw-verdict-2488835.htmlAs soon as the Final Draw was determined for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, the coaches began looking ahead to the main event. FIFA.com got the reactions from many of them following the ceremony.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Draw gala proves a fitting spectacle]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=draw-gala-proves-a-fitting-spectacle-2488383.htmlThe fate of the 24 qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 was decided in little over an hour at the tournament’s Final Draw, held in the suitably majestic surroundings of the Canadian Museum of History.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 hopefuls learn fate in Ottawa]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-2015-hopefuls-learn-fate-in-ottawa-2488364.htmlThe FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 moved one step closer on Saturday when the Final Draw gave a clearer picture of what will be in store at the prestigious tournament next summer. 

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[RELIVE: The Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=follow-the-final-draw-live-2488401.htmlThe Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, was held in Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of History on 6 December and was streamed live on FIFA.com. Relive the events here.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Colourful Ottawa at the Draw]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=colorful-ottawa-at-the-draw-2488365.htmlIn the lead up to Christmas, the Canadian capital city of Ottawa turns into a spectacle of multicoloured lights. We have selected the best pictures of the display to make the wait for the forthcoming Final Draw of the Women’s World Cup 2015 a little more bearable.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Details of Final Draw for Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=details-of-final-draw-for-canada-2015-2488260.htmlFIFA.com provides the procedural details for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final Draw, which will decide the destiny of the 24 teams that have qualified for the illustrious tournament. 

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Valcke: GLT to be used at Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=valcke-glt-will-be-used-for-canada-2015-2488173.htmlFIFA, the National Organising Committee and the Canadian women's national team spoke about their excitement ahead of tomorrow's Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. 

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Goal-line technology for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=goal-line-technology-for-the-fifa-women-s-world-cup-2015tm-2488150.htmlFri, 05 Dec 2014 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Relive: Pre-Draw press conference]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=live-watch-the-pre-draw-press-conference-2488181.htmlOn the eve of the Final Draw of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, FIFA.com streamed the pre-Draw press conference from Ottawa. 

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada prepared to welcome the world ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-prepared-to-welcome-the-world-2487913.htmlOn Saturday 6 December, the eyes of the football world will turn to Ottawa, which will stage the Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. FIFA.com previews the action ahead.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Newcomer Morales, goalkeeper Hamid win MLS awards]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chile midfielder Pedro Morales, who joined the Vancouver Whitecaps last March from Spanish La Liga side Malaga, was named Major League Soccer's Newcomer of the Year, while the North American league also named D.C. United's Bill Hamid as Goalkeeper of the Year.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2014
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Brilliant Orange, boosts for France, Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the latest in women’s international football highlighted by the Netherlands’ landmark achievement in qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, while there were promising signs for Norway, France and host nation Canada.]]>Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Canada ready to welcome the world]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=canada-ready-to-welcome-the-world-2478571.htmlFIFA.com's coverage leading up to the tournament.]]>Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sanvezzo's scissor-kick shines in Puskás spotlight]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=sanvezzo-s-scissor-kick-shines-in-puskas-spotlight-2479040.htmlWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:17:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Donnelly: Matriarch for club and country]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=donnelly-matriarch-for-club-and-country-2472308.htmlGeri Donnelly represented Canada at the 1995 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cups, but her lasting success came at the back end of her career with Surrey United SC.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Success stories help shape future of women’s football]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2471093/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action in the world of women's football, with several sides booking their tickets to the FIFA Women's World Cup, Liverpool holding onto their FA Women's Super League title and the FIFA Ballon d'Or shorlists being announced.]]>Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands stay in hunt, Japan on form]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=This week saw Italy and the Netherlands win through to the final of the European play-offs for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. FIFA.com has the details on their progress and the latest friendlies.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Canadian clubs creating regional waves]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[FC Dallas end Whitecaps' hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2014 <![CDATA[Valcke: FIFA’s committed to ensuring top-level conditions]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=valcke-fifa-s-committed-to-ensuring-top-level-conditions-2463375.htmlFIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke speaks to FIFA.com about the importance of Canada 2015 and explains what FIFA is doing to ensure it offer's excellent playing conditions.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Wild weekend puts MLS play-off picture into focus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2014 <![CDATA[Euro contenders jostle as France, Japan shine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the weekend’s European play-offs as four contenders battle for one Canada 2015 ticket, while France and Japan collected morale-boosting international wins.]]>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Whitecaps clinch play-off spot, Sounders earn shield]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2014 <![CDATA[Harrison: Football Turf is integral to Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=harrison-football-turf-is-integral-to-canada-2015-2461003.htmlFIFA.com spoke with independent consultant Professor Eric Harrison, who travelled to Canada from 29 September to 8 October to assess all of the stadium and training pitches ahead of Canada 2015.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[DC United restore lead, Dallas close gap]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=DC United restored their six point lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Chicago Fire, while FC Dallas closed the gap on LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2014