<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 01 Feb 2015 08:54:00 GMTSun, 01 Feb 2015 10:46:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's birthdays, with the FIFA Ballon d'Or holder, a Croatian hotshot and a Colombian midfield workhorse all celebrating.

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Rodriguez: Real is world's biggest club]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=monday-rodriguez-real-is-world-s-biggest-club-2510670.htmlFIFA.com after picking up the FIFA Puskás Award for 2014, James Rodriguez discussed his move to Madrid, an unforgettable FIFA World Cup in Brazil and being away from his native Colombia.]]>Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:58:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our regular Sunday feature takes in a Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Italian World Cup champion and a Russian midfield schemer as we preview the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Van Gaal: Falcao has to prove himself]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Zapata injury blow for Milan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[South Americans take aim for New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=south-americans-take-aim-for-new-zealand-2015-2506771.htmlWed, 14 Jan 2015 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Rodriguez: It will be difficult to match that goal]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=rodriguez-it-will-be-difficult-to-match-that-goal-2505966.htmlThe Colombian star was ecstatic after picking up the award for the most spectacular goal of the year at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2014. "I'm extremely happy to win this award, which is really a very special honour. All the more so because it was voted for by the public. I'm very grateful," he told FIFA.com.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:31:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014
<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Kessler, Low and Kellermann triumph at FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=ronaldo-kessler-low-and-kellermann-triumph-at-fifa-ballon-d-or-2014-2505871.htmlMon, 12 Jan 2015 19:16:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Montoya: I hope James wins Puskás Award]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=montoya-i-hope-james-wins-puskas-award-2504758.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Colombian motorsport star Juan Pablo Montoya, who gave us his insights on 'James-mania' in Colombia, why the Real Madrid star is his tip for the Puskás Award and much more.]]>Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:25:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Getting to grips with the ‘gol olímpico’]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com tackles the history and curling dynamics of the so-called Olympic Goal, one of those rare strikes - with its roots in the 1920s - that flies in directly from a corner kick.]]>Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA.com's best interviews of 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/652/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com managed to speak to some great names in football and tease out some superb stories from them. We have selected some of our favourite interviews from last year for you to look back on.]]>Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com previews the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with a FIFA World Cup winner, a Welsh midfield wizard and an imposing French central defender all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Real Madrid coast to Morocco 2014 title]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259701/match=300298898/match-report.htmlReal Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 after defeating San Lorenzo 2-0 in the final in Marrakech. 

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Germany conquer 2014, Belgium, Slovakia impress]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=germany-conquer-2014-belgium-slovakia-impress-2493791.htmlThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Falcao: I really want to stay at United]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Awkward test awaits Libertadores champs]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259699/match=300298896/preview.htmlMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[River Plate claim maiden Sudamericana crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A red-hot favourite and six challengers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=a-red-hot-favourite-and-six-challengers-2489662.htmlTue, 09 Dec 2014 12:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Group F: England eye revenge, Latin Americans seek progress]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=group-f-england-eye-revenge-latin-americans-seek-progress-2489072.htmlSemi-finalists at Germany 2011, France are considered to be one of the potential winners of Canada 2015, but they will face tough opposition from the start when they take on England, Colombia, and Mexico. 

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![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[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[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[Yepes: I've got to make the most of this]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=yepes-i-ve-got-to-make-the-most-of-this-2488140.htmlSan Lorenzo and Colombia veteran Mario Yepes speaks exclusively to ​FIFA.com​ about his return to South America, his opinion of potential FIFA Club World Cup opponents Real Madrid and his Brazil 2014 heartache.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![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[River snatch away draw at Atletico Nacional]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Nacional edge past Sao Paulo into final]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/248/003/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Ramalho: The Sao Paulo fans must push us]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Rodriguez's world-class strike]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=rodriguez-s-world-class-strike-2477440.htmlTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:37:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Ruiz gives Nacional slim advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/247/698/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Muriel sidelined with thigh injury]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Udinese have confirmed that Colombian international Luis Muriel is set for a spell out with a thigh injury with repeated examinations to follow to determine the amount of time he will be sidelined. 

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Klinsmann: This is the sort of game we needed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann was encouraged by the performance of his players despite their 2-1 friendly defeat to Colombia on Friday.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Colombia edge USA at Craven Cottage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists Colombia came from behind to beat the United States 2-1 in an international friendly at Craven Cottage in London. 

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Klinsmann calls in veterans, fresh faces for USA friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 25-man squad for the Americans' friendlies against Colombia and Republic of Ireland, with a mix of fresh faces and veterans representing the Stars and Stripes.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Match officials announced for FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=match-officials-announced-for-fifa-club-world-cup-morocco-2014-2472194.htmlMon, 10 Nov 2014 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Sao Paulo, Nacional set up semi-final match-up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[River edge Estudiantes]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/246/364/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Yepes: James can challenge Cristiano, Messi]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=10/news=yepes-james-can-challenge-cristiano-messi-2463322.htmlMario Yepes, Colombia’s captain at Brazil 2014, spoke to FIFA.com about the Real Madrid No10’s chances of victory in the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014.

 

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:48:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014
<![CDATA[Colombia to face USA at Craven Cottage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The United States Soccer Federation confirmed on Wednesday USA will face Colombia in an international friendly at Craven Cottage in London on 14 November.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Atletico Nacional edge past Vitoria into last-eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/809/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Boca stunned, Sao Paulo progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Paraguayan minnows Deportivo Capiata stunned Boca Juniors by defeating the Argentinian giants 1-0 in Buenos Aires in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana last 16 clash.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia, Ecuador secure contrasting wins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Five of Beckham’s best England moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reflects on five of his best moments in an England shirt, including his dramatic goals against Greece and Argentina.]]>Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Falcao, Bacca see Colombia to victory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Radamel Falcao's first international goal in nearly a year and a quickfire Carlos Bacca brace gave Colombia a 3-0 victory over El Salvador in a friendly win in the USA.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Emelec, Bahia take advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/225/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News