<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 15 Sep 2017 13:55:00 GMTMon, 18 Sep 2017 11:28:07 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Celico to lead Ecuador in qualifying climax]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=jorge-celico-to-lead-ecuador-in-qualifying-climax-2908186.htmlThe Ecuadorian Football Federation have confirmed that Argentinian coach Jorge Celico will take the reins of the senior side as they aim to clinch a last-gasp spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Uruguay and Peru take big strides ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=uruguay-and-peru-take-big-strides-2907187.htmlUruguay and Peru were the big winners on Matchday 16 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, thanks to respective historic victories in Paraguay and Ecuador. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Crucial tests for South American seven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=crucial-tests-for-south-american-seven-2906765.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 16 of the CONMEBOL Russia 2018 qualifiers, a day on which none of the seven sides in contention to book a ticket to the World Cup will be able to clinch their place at next year’s world finals.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Paraguay and Peru close in on top five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=paraguay-y-peru-encienden-la-tabla-2906263-2906277.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Too close to call in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=too-close-to-call-in-south-america-2905838.htmlFIFA.com looks at the key battles as South America’s rivals renew acquaintances on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A dribble, a shutout and a three-team club]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-dribble-a-shutout-and-a-three-club-club-2902228.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with joy for a Brooklynite and a Reddingite.]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Borquez, Chile's dedicated custodian]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=borquez-chile-s-dedicated-custodian-2901992.htmlFIFA.com how watching videos online has helped him become one of his position's rising stars ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Six things that will stay with the world champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=six-things-that-will-stay-with-the-world-champions-2900230.htmlThe FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is now history – and while the same can be said of the Germany line-up assembled specifically for this tournament and unlikely ever to appear together again, the past three weeks in Russia have certainly left their mark.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Captain Bravo speaks for a nation]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=captain-bravo-speaks-for-a-nation-2900254.htmlFIFA.com caught up with defeated Chilean captain, and adidas Golden Glove winner, Claudio Bravo after the FIFA Confederations Cup final in which La Roja came up just short against Germany.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Awards list dominated by victorious Germans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=awards-list-dominated-by-victorious-germans-2900157.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Germany crowned as Portugal bag bronze ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-crowned-as-portugal-bag-bronze-2899920.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a memorable final day at Russia 2017, which saw Germany take the trophy after a hard-fought win over Chile, and Portugal come from behind to snatch third place in dramatic circumstances.]]>Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Germany punish profligate Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274645/match=300334881/match-report.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 21:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Player stats tablets to be tested live at Russia 2017 final]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=player-stats-tablet-to-be-tested-live-at-fifa-confederations-cup-2017--2899741.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Chile or Germany: which team will Russia support?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chile-or-germany-which-team-will-russia-support-2899716.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 08:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Vargas: Every striker dreams of scoring a title-winning goal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=vargas-every-striker-dreams-of-scoring-a-title-winning-goal-2899646.htmlThird on the list of Chile's all-time goalscorers, Eduardo Vargas speaks with FIFA about one of his dreams as a forward on the eve of La Roja's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final against Germany.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chile-Germany: What we learned from their Group B match]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-germany-what-we-learned-from-their-group-b-match-2899580.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the initial clash between Chile and Germany, and draws some conclusions ahead of the showpiece match in Saint Petersburg on Sunday.]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Confederations Cup Closing Ceremony: dance, football, Ronaldo and a whole host of surprises]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-closing-ceremony-dance-football-ronaldo-and-a-whole-2899574.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Chile v Germany]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274645/match=300334881/preview.htmlRegardless of what happens in the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 final in St. Petersburg, one thing is sure. After Brazil (4 titles), France (2), Argentina, Mexico and Denmark (1 each), there will be a new name on the trophy.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Portugal's bruised and beating heart ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=portugal-s-bruised-and-beating-heart-2899285.htmlPortugal's central midfielders William Carvalho and Adrien Silva speak with FIFA.com after their heart-breaking defeat by Chile in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals about their performances and desire to do well for their nation.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chile: Five questions for the finalists]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-five-questions-for-the-finalists-2899274.htmlAfter Chile secured their place in the Russia 2017 final, our team reporter Diego Zandrino analyses La Roja's semi-final victory over Portugal by posing five questions to the finalists.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Bravo the hero as Chile advance after penalties]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/match-report.htmlWed, 28 Jun 2017 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Isla: Chile are enjoying a wonderful period]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=isla-chile-are-enjoying-a-wonderful-period-2898892.htmlMauricio Isla speaks to FIFA.com about facing up to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-finals and what his approach will be to that task.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The dream is real for Bruno Alves]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-dream-is-real-for-bruno-alves-2898693.htmlFIFA.com about his joy at representing Portugal and why a final in Saint Petersburg would hold particular significance for him.]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/preview.htmlThe reigning European champions meet the reigning two-time Copa America champions at the Kazan Arena at 21:00 (local time) on Wednesday to fight it out for a place in the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ambitious Socceroos hailed by the best]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ambitious-socceroos-hailed-by-the-best-2898584.htmlAustralia may have missed a ticket to the Confederations Cup semi-final but they have grown enormously after three challenging matches in Russia, which augers well for their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chile make their point]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After Chile’s 1-1 draw with Australia on Sunday saw them advance to the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, we take a closer look at the match and at their chances of progressing past Portugal.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany ease through, Aussies make Chile sweat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-ease-through-aussies-make-chile-sweat-2898549.htmlWhile both Group B favourites at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 successfully navigated their way to the semi-finals, Germany and Chile enjoyed very different matches against Cameroon and Australia respectively. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Point enough for Chile to progress]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334879/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Jun 2017 18:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Cahill's latest Aussie landmark for the ages]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cahill-s-latest-aussie-landmark-for-the-ages-2898074.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 19:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hernandez: We’re good enough to take on anyone]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-we-re-good-enough-to-take-on-anyone-2898085.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Chile midfielder Pablo 'Tucu' Hernandez, who says La Roja are not taking their final Group B game against Australia lightly, despite being almost assured of qualification for the semi-finals.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Chile-Australia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334879/preview.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Sanchez: star quality and record-breaking stats]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=sanchez-star-quality-and-record-breaking-stats-2897770.htmlA little while ago, Alexis Sanchez shot an advert set in the future and in which he tells his grandson that he had made “history” with Chile’s so-called “golden generation” at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[All to play for in Group B as Sanchez rewrites records]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-group-b-as-sanchez-rewrites-records-2897570.htmlGroup B at Russia 2017 remains delicately poised after a day of 1-1 draws that left all four teams in exactly the same positions they held on Thursday morning. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany, Chile play out entertaining stalemate]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334884/match-report.htmlChile and Germany played out a lively 1-1 draw, with the point earned in front of 38,222 supporters in Kazan maintaining the pair's spots as top and second side respectively in FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Group B.

 
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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Low looks to learn from flexible Chile]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-looks-to-learn-from-flexible-chile-2897200.htmlThe Germany coach has always liked to broaden his horizons and although he has undoubtedly looked to Spain for inspiration over the last decade, he has also kept a close eye on Chile. FIFA.com explains why.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chile banking on defensive cover and mental strength]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-banking-on-defensive-cover-and-mental-strength-2896767.htmlWe speak from Marcelo Diaz and Edson Puch about Chile's defensive strength and hear why "mental strength and positivity" are considered La Roja's key attributes.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334884/preview.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 19:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Herrera helps break the ice for Chile]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=herrera-helps-break-the-ice-for-chile-2896324.htmlHaving replaced captain Claudio Bravo in goal, Chile's Johnny Herrera acquitted himself well in La Roja's opening 2-0 victory over Cameroon at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com caught up with the Universidad de Chile man to get his reaction after a strong start.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Late drama lights up Moscow & Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=late-drama-lights-up-moscow-kazan-2895862.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 2 of Russia 2017 as Mexico came from behind twice to deny Portugal, and late goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas broke Cameroonian hearts.]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Vidal and Vargas strike for Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334885/match-report.htmlLate goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas gave Chile all three points in a 2-0 win over Cameroon in their opening match in Group B at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow in front of a crowd of 33,492.

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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Jara: Experience is no guarantee of success]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=jara-experience-is-no-guarantee-of-success-2895727.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Meet the Confed Cup captains]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-closer-look-at-the-confed-cup-captains-2895407.htmlThe eight skippers at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 come under the microscope, with analysis from FIFA.com's team reporters. 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Cameroon v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334885/preview.htmlFri, 16 Jun 2017 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Chile fall to friendly defeat in Romania ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-fall-to-friendly-defeat-in-romania-2894879.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 21:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017