<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMTWed, 04 May 2016 08:25:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Possession, dinks and drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=possession-dinks-and-drama-2789593.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with indiscipline by a London team and a Londoner in Kansas City.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Leonel Sanchez, the elegant left-footer who packed a punch]]>/[pathprefix]fifa-tournaments/players-coaches/people=44596/profile.htmlOn 25 April 1936, one of the most important figures in South American football history, the Chilean Leonel Sanchez, was born. FIFA.com pays tribute to the tough, yet silky left-footer who starred for Universidad de Chile and his country. 

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:27:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ProfilesKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2781411.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2780468.htmlFive FIFA World Cup participants, a two-time Women's World Cup star and a beach soccer icon all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay move top, Argentina keep climbing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=uruguay-move-top-argentina-keep-climbing-2773379.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Differing goals for South American hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=differing-goals-for-south-american-hopefuls-2772882.htmlMon, 28 Mar 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia tighten the screw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=argentina-and-colombia-tighten-the-screw-2772497.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants collide as South American action resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=big-games-in-store-as-the-action-resumes-2771913.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Vava's head breaks hosts’ hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=vava-s-head-breaks-hosts-hearts-2770629.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1962 semi-finals and a vital goal from Brazil's then centre-forward.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rough draw for Copa hosts USA]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/276/637/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 02:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Big three through from South America]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=sudamerica-confirma-a-sus-potencias-2765296-2765386.htmlBrazil took the honours at the South American qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, with Argentina and Paraguay securing the other two places on offer in Asuncion.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup emblem gives life to Russian dream]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-confederations-cup-emblem-gives-life-to-russian-dream-2763679.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Sampaoli vacates Chile post]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sampaoli-deja-el-banquillo-de-la-roja-2756116-2756163.htmlJorge Sampaoli has quit as Chile coach after reaching an agreement with the country’s National Professional Football Association (ANFP) on the termination of his contract. 

 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2755723.htmlSun, 17 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2755350.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2753736.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Spanish schemer, a Belgian superstar and a Korean keeper all celebrating over the next seven days.

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Sun, 03 Jan 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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[Ecuador, Uruguay set the early pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ecuador-uruguay-set-the-early-pace-2748158.htmlFIFA.com reviews the early stages of South American qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup, highlighting a stat, a quote and some standout performers.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bravo: It’s a different ball game]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=bravo-it-s-a-different-ball-game-2746350.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 12:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2744126.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with a Colombian full-back, a Ghanaian hotshot and a Chilean livewire all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sampaoli: Chile's players have earned record ranking]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=sampaoli-chile-s-players-have-earned-record-ranking-2733768.htmlFIFA.com looks at the rise of Jorge Sampaoli's Chile to an all-time high position of fifth in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:47:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-eye-summit-big-two-need-points-2733254.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Superclásico topping the bill in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superclasico-topping-the-bill-in-south-america-2732051.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drama, glory and anguish]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=drama-glory-and-anguish-2731868.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at women’s club football visits three continents where there was no shortage of excitement as silverware was handed out.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2731124.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Disability no barrier for young volunteers]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=disability-no-barrier-for-young-volunteers-2730907.htmlWe speak to Vina del Mar volunteering duo, Ricardo, 16, and Ignacio, 24, who have become firm friends thanks to FIFA’s Youth Programme for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Gulati: Chile has been a terrific host]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=gulati-chile-has-been-a-terrific-host-2730850.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Showcasing Chile in tweets]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=showcasing-chile-in-tweets-2730597.htmlWith a number of players active on social media during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, we take a look at some of the tweets that showcased the host country and its hospitality, as well as getting some reflections on the tournament.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Coquimbo shaken but standing proud]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=coquimbo-shaken-but-standing-proud-2730175.htmlFernando Medina, head of Coquimbo's Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, reflects on a successful tournament in spite of the adversity posed by a disastrous earthquakes in the build-up to the tournament.

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Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[From Egypt to Chillan, via Lisbon]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=from-egypt-to-chillan-via-lisbon-2729788.htmlJuan Francisco Viveros, venue director at Chillan for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, speaks about his experience as a player at the U-17 global finals at Egypt 1997, and his career which took him to Europe with Sporting Lisbon.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Hair-raising encounters in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=hair-raising-encounters-in-chile-2723499.html​FIFA.com takes a look at some of the more weird and wonderful haircuts at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with some of the most talented youngsters in the world making a statement with their hair as well as with their feet.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2723557.html​This week featuring the best lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, USA women's national team all-time top scorer Abby Wambach's retirement announcement, Frank Lampard's words after receiving his OBE award and more.
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Tears flow as hosts bid farewell]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=tears-flow-as-defiant-hosts-depart-2723054.htmlFIFA.com about his side's FIFA U-17 World Cup exit and the lessons they have learned from an emotional rollercoaster of a tournament.]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Former champions reign as hosts depart]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=former-champions-reign-as-hosts-depart-2722882.htmlFormer champions Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria rolled back the years by emerging victorious in their respective FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 matches, and they were joined by Belgium in completing the first half of Chile 2015's quarter-finalists.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Mexico into last eight, send hosts out]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298395/match-report.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mexico's odd couple out to silence another crowd]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mexico-s-odd-couple-out-to-silence-another-crowd-2722514.htmlFIFA.com about their on and off-field relationship which has seen them concede just once in 270 minutes of football.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[From relief to renewed hope for hosts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=from-relief-to-renewed-hope-for-hosts-2722287.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Chile forward Gabriel Mazuela on FIFA U-17 World Cup redemption, the feel of the tournament so far for the hosts, and his thoughts ahead of the mouth-watering knockout clash against Mexico.

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Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2721048.html​The latest from our weekly feature includes some of the best lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 so far, a tribute to the recently retired Shannon Boxx, Alessandro Del Piero complimenting Gianluigi Buffon, reaction from the recent FIFA Ballon d'Or award announcements and more.]]>Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Vina vintage and captain-led comebacks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=vina-vintage-and-captain-led-comebacks-2721261.htmlBrazil and Croatia joined Korea Republic and Nigeria in the Round of 16, with hosts Chile facing an anxious wait to see the ranking of third-placed sides finalised on Sunday.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Chile win and made to wait, USA head home]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298387/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Oct 2015 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Meet the Pulisics]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=meet-the-pulisics-2720441.htmlFIFA.com sits down with the Pulisic cousins, Christian and Will, on sharing a room, being rivals at youth level and progressing together at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.]]>Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Chile 2015 to leave coaching legacy]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-2015-to-leave-coaching-legacy-2720769.htmlFIFA.com sits in on a regional seminar for youth coaches, part of the legacy that FIFA is hoping to leave long after the conclusion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015