<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 04 Sep 2015 15:50:00 GMTFri, 04 Sep 2015 17:16:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Wang Fei signs for Lyon]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=wang-fei-signs-for-lyon-2675645.htmlChina PR goalkeeper Wang Fei has signed a two-year deal with French Ligue 1 champions Lyon, the club confirmed.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shocks, streaks and speedy starters]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=shocks-streaks-and-speedy-starters-2674873.htmlFIFA.com's weekly statistical review.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Revived Yang Xu seeks World Cup dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=revived-yang-xu-seeks-world-cup-dream-2674009.htmlFIFA.com interviewed China PR striker Yang Xu, who has recently recovered from a slump of poor form to go on a goal-scoring streak through the AFC Champions League, the Chinese Super League and, perhaps most importantly, China's recent 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Japan reign supreme as trio progress]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=japan-reign-supreme-as-trio-progress-2674007.htmlJapan reclaimed the AFC U-19 Women's Championship with a breath-taking 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Korea DPR, a tournament that also saw the champions, the runners-up and Korea Republic, who took third, all secure spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Free-scoring Lam aims high with Hong Kong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=free-scoring-lam-aims-high-with-hong-kong-2673475.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hilal, Guangzhou on the brink of semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Japan, Korea DPR progress to Papua New Guinea]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=japan-progress-to-papua-new-guinea-2673250.htmlJapan and Korea DPR became the first and second Asian sides respectively to reach the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea next year, with Japan edging Korea Republic 1-0 and Korea DPR beating China PR 2-0 in the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Asian Nations Cup, held in Nanjing, China.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Al Hilal, Guangzhou put one foot in semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Saudi giants Al Hilal thrashed Qatar champions Lekhwiya 4-1 in the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final, while Luiz Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande thumped Kashiwa Reysol 3-1 to put one foot in the semi-finals.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Former champs take centre stage in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this and the other last-eight fixtures.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[From Reykjavik to Shijiazhuang ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/196/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=Chinese Super League 2015 <![CDATA[Watford sign Diamanti on loan from Guangzhou]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Watford have signed former West Ham United striker Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, the English Premier League club announced on Monday.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[China’s Han Peng inspired by World Cup experience]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=china-s-han-peng-inspired-by-world-cup-experience-2670460.htmlWed, 12 Aug 2015 05:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Boost for Korea Republic after completing regional treble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic lift East Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Aug 2015 15:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR beat China to reach East Asian Cup final]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=korea-dpr-beat-china-to-reach-east-asian-cup-final-2669321.htmlTue, 04 Aug 2015 17:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lille snap up Zambia defender Sunzu]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=French Ligue 1 side Lille announced the season-long loan signing of 26-year-old Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Innovative ideas for pre-season]]>/news/y=2012/m=8/news=innovative-ideas-for-pre-season-1680807.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the unorthodox methods teams have used in pre-season, including indulgence in USA, a trip to Scotland, a wilderness retreat and a climb up a mountain.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Three rising stars, one prestigious prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=three-rising-stars-one-prestigious-prize-2660394.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Troussier leaves Hangzhou Greentown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Chinese Super League 2015 <![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=win-a-unique-fifa-women-s-world-cup-final-prize-2660197.htmlFIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[TV audiences grow in World Cup quarter-finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=tv-audiences-grow-in-world-cup-quarter-finals-2654416.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Beliveau: This is a positive era]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=keep-pending-beliveau-this-is-a-positive-era-2654240.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Ba signs up with Shanghai Shenhua]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Chinese Super League 2015 <![CDATA[Inspire the players, before the biggest game of their lives]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=inspire-the-players-before-the-biggest-game-of-their-lives-2653637.htmlFIFA, together with our Partners, are giving you a unique chance to use YOUR voice to connect with the players at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final. 

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Glory and despair as elite duo advance]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=glory-and-despair-as-elite-duo-advance-2653457.htmlSat, 27 Jun 2015 02:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[High-flying Lloyd lifts USA past China in '99 rematch]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268018/match=300269488/match-report.htmlSat, 27 Jun 2015 02:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup breaks more TV records in Round of 16]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-women-s-world-cuptm-breaks-more-tv-records-in-round-of-16-2653174.htmlThe FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Canada broke more records for television audiences in key markets across the world during the Round of 16 matches.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[USA and China finally set to write new ‘99 chapter]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=usa-and-china-finally-set-to-write-new-99-chapter-2652983.htmlThu, 25 Jun 2015 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Chinese warriors ready to revive spirit of old]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=chinese-warriors-ready-to-revive-spirit-of-old-2652835.htmlWed, 24 Jun 2015 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[China into quarters as Cameroon odyssey ends]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268032/match=300269508/match-report.htmlChina PR survived a tough examination from Cameroon with a lone early strike from Wang Shanshan enough to end the journey for the FIFA Women’s World Cup debutants.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Big guns march on]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=big-guns-march-on-2651896.htmlSun, 21 Jun 2015 02:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women’s World Cup scores early record TV viewing in key markets]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=women-s-world-cup-scores-early-record-tv-viewing-in-key-markets-2651201.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 20:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Wang Fei living the World Cup dream ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=wang-fei-living-the-world-cup-dream-2650977.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Big names and bold newcomers shine]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=big-names-and-bold-newcomers-shine-2651005.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 03:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Heavyweight quartet advance, Thais and Dutch must wait]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=heavyweight-quartet-advance-thais-and-dutch-must-wait-2649412.htmlTue, 16 Jun 2015 02:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Chinese, Kiwis draw as Football Ferns say farewell]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269487/match-report.html 

A very even battle between China PR and New Zealand ended 2-2 in Winnipeg, which was enough to send the Chinese through to the knockout stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ but the single point earned forced the Football Ferns to pack their bags earlier than they would have liked.]]>
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[China’s Tang living her Marta dream]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=china-s-tang-living-her-marta-dream-2647934.htmlFIFA.com spoke to China PR youngster Jiali Tang, who impresses against the Netherlands during the Steel Roses' 1-0 win against the Dutch, about her memories of watch the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007, looking up to Marta and much more.]]>Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Calculators and cards: The qualification and disciplinary lowdown]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=calculators-and-cards-the-qualification-and-disciplinary-lowdown-2646911.htmlFIFA.com runs through the criteria for qualification from the group stage, as well as the key disciplinary rules. What determines who reaches the Round of 16? What tiebreakers apply? Find out the answers here.]]>Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Hosts held as Thailand, Côte d’Ivoire make history]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=hosts-held-as-thailand-cote-d-ivoire-make-history-2646797.html

FIFA.com recaps matchday five, which consisted of a few historic firsts, claps of thunder and bolts of lightning, a late China PR winner and drama for the hosts in Edmonton.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Last-ditch China edge Netherlands]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269465/match-report.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup openers attract bigger TV audiences than 2011]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-women-s-world-cup-openers-attract-bigger-tv-audiences-than-2011-2645835.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 19:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone