<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:31:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Octet complete group stage field]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764089.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR.]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Shandong Luneng headline play-off line-up ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Old boys and loan rangers on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the latest transfer business across the world of football, with free transfers and tentative loan deals the flavour of the month in the January window so far.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[January window creaking open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the movers and shakers in the January transfer window so far, with European sides looking to bolster their squads mid-season and teams further afield sculpting their sides for a fresh campaign.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Kicking-off 2016!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=kicking-off-2016-2753876.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a new year tradition being revived.]]>Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:37:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[The countdown continues: two weeks to go]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-two-weeks-to-go-2748035.htmlWith just two weeks to go until the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, FIFA.com looks back at previous winners in the women's category.

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Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Barcelona secure historic third title in Japan ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-secure-historic-third-title-in-japan-2747220.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Young Sanfrecce warriors vow to shine in Asia]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=young-sanfrecce-warriors-vow-to-shine-in-asia-2747343.htmlStandard-bearers of the Hiroshima outfit’s next generation, midfielder Yusuke Chajima and forward Takuma Asano, spoke to FIFA.com about what they had gained from the FIFA Club World Cup and the challenges ahead.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Douglas’s double gives Sanfrecce bronze ]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275786/match=300338747/match-report.htmlSun, 20 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2746713.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with an Argentinian centre-back, a German tactician and an Ivorian champion all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sawa’s memorable 2015 rolls on]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sawa-s-memorable-2015-rolls-on-2746543.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the recently retired Homare Sawa about her highlights from the past year, her duties the the Final and much more.]]>Sun, 20 Dec 2015 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Maiden meeting in match for third]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275786/match=300338747/preview.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Sumo superstar turns attention to Barcelona]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=yokozuna-hakuho-i-think-barcelona-will-win-the-final-2746232.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Sho Hakuho, the famous sumo wrestler who also happens to be a big Barcelona supporter, after the European champions' 3-0 victory in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Suarez: It was like a dream]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=suarez-sets-up-return-to-his-roots-2746230.htmlLuis Suarez spoke to us after his match-winning hat-trick in the FIFA Club World Cup against Guangzhou Evergrande that set up a game against South American opposition that has been a long time coming for the Uruguayan.

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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Moriyasu and Morisaki, Hiroshima's dependable duo]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=moriyasu-and-morisaki-hiroshima-s-dependable-duo-2746069.htmlFIFA.com hears from Hajime Moriyasu and Kazuyuki Morisaki, the coach and player who have been the brains and spirit in the ever-improving Sanfrecce Hiroshima side.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Suarez hat-trick books Barça's final berth]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275782/match=300338752/match-report.htmlThu, 17 Dec 2015 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Ill Messi is to miss semi-final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ill-messi-is-to-miss-semi-final-2745887.htmlThu, 17 Dec 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Zheng reveals Guangzhou gameplan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=zheng-reveals-guangzhou-gameplan-2744963.htmlTue, 15 Dec 2015 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Japanese kids welcome Barcelona to Yokohama]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=japanese-kids-welcome-barcelona-to-yokohama-2744900.htmlTue, 15 Dec 2015 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Guangzhou gunning to cause a grand upset]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275782/match=300338752/preview.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Guangzhou’s Great Wall stands firm]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=guangzhou-s-great-wall-stands-firm-2744462.htmlGuangzhou Evergrande's goalkeeping hero Li Shuai speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after his outstanding performance helped see the China PR outfit into a FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Barcelona.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Benedetto’s dream night turns sour]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=benedetto-s-dream-night-turns-sour-2744381.htmlClub America's Dario Benedetto speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after the CONCACAF champions were eliminated from the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 following their last gasp defeat to Guangzhou Evergrande.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Late drama sees Guangzhou through]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338754/match-report.htmlSun, 13 Dec 2015 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Munoz thriving through adversity]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=munoz-thriving-through-adversity-2743786.htmlFrom car crash to continental champion, three years are a long time in football as Club America's Moises Munoz shows, discussing his recovery from a fractured wrist to preparing set foot at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 10:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Scolari targets place on the podium ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=scolari-targets-place-on-the-podium-2743768.htmlSat, 12 Dec 2015 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[A striking showdown with the semis in sight]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338754/preview.htmlFri, 11 Dec 2015 17:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Paulinho relishing return as Evergrande arrive]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=paulinho-relishing-return-as-evergrande-arrive-2743154.htmlWed, 09 Dec 2015 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Who will win the FIFA Club World Cup?]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=who-will-win-the-fifa-club-world-cup-2741690.htmlWith the best sides from each continent descending on Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup 2015, who do you think will come out on top?

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Osaka excited to welcome the world]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=osaka-excited-to-host-its-first-fifa-club-world-cup-2742625.htmlFIFA.com discovers.]]>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Teams in focus: the hunters and the hunted]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=teams-in-focus-the-hunters-and-the-hunted-2742645.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-fifa-club-world-cup-in-numbers-2741691.htmlFIFA.com delves into the record books to bring you some of the competition’s most eye-catching statistics.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[11 Club World Cups to remember]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=11-club-world-cups-to-remember-2741689.htmlJapan 2015 is the 12th FIFA Club World Cup. FIFA.com has delved into the past for a tournament-by-tournament look at each of the 11 editions of the tournament to date.

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 20:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Sambueza: We’re hungry for glory]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sambueza-we-re-hungry-for-glory-2742315.htmlSun, 06 Dec 2015 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Asia aims to build next wave of world beaters]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=asia-aims-to-build-next-wave-of-world-beaters-2741947.htmlFri, 04 Dec 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Guangzhou's moment of glory]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=guangzhou-s-moment-of-glory-2734729.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows the scenes from a huge game in China PR.]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Scolari and Guangzhou prevail after dramatic campaign]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=scolari-and-guangzhou-prevail-after-dramatic-campaign-2734016.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the 2015 AFC Champions League, which saw dramatic late winners, penalty shootouts and tight affairs in nine months of thrills and spills across the globe's most populous continent.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Elkeson winner sees Guangzhou complete Asian brace]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=elkeson-winner-sees-guangzhou-complete-asian-brace-2734059.htmlBrazilian forward Elkeson scored the match and tournament winning-goal as Guangzhou Evergrande claimed the 2015 AFC Champions League title by seeing off ten-man Al Ahli 1-0, having shared spoils in a goalless stalemate in the first leg. 

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Olaroiu: Al Ahli used to playing under pressure]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=olaroiu-al-ahli-used-to-playing-under-pressure-2733977.htmlAl Ahli’s coach Cosmin Olaroiu and goalkeeper Ahmed Mahmoud speak about their upcoming AFC Champions League final second leg tie against Guangzhou Evergrande.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Huang: Guangzhou have reached a new level under Scolari]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=huang-guangzhou-have-reached-a-new-level-under-scolari-2733745.htmlFIFA.com about his team's improvement over the past two years since last winning the continental final.]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Korea DPR pip Japan to Asian title]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=korea-dpr-pip-japan-to-asian-title-2733005.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, which concluded on Sunday with Korea DPR edging Japan to the continental title and sent the two finalists to next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Al Ahli, Guangzhou share spoils]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=al-ahli-guangzhou-share-spoils-2730919.htmlHosts Al Ahli and Guangzhou Evergrande played out a goalless draw in Saturday's 2015 AFC Champions League final first leg, a result which leaves the title-race well in the balance.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Guangzhou, Al Ahli battle for Asian laurels ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=guangzhou-al-ahli-battle-for-asian-laurels-2730341.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be an enthralling AFC Champions League final between Al Ahli land Guangzhou Evergrande.]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 06:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Al Ahli, Guangzhou set up intriguing final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=al-ahli-guangzhou-set-up-intriguing-final-2719873.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 15:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Gamba, Ahli seek home inspiration]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=gamba-ahli-seek-home-inspiration-2718677.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's AFC Champions League semi-finals return legs as a spot in the continental remains very much up for grabs.]]>Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015