<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 25 Sep 2016 19:17:00 GMTSun, 25 Sep 2016 19:17:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ca-se-passe-cette-semaine-sur-fifa-com-2836698-2836707.htmlFIFA.com will be serving up in the coming days.]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Another Futsal World Cup legacy: training the coaches]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=another-futsal-world-cup-legacy-training-the-coaches-2836328.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[The great glove debate]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-great-glove-debate-2836173.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[BWP, BVB & Super Mario]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bwp-bvb-super-mario-2836057.html He’s back. You know who. So, too, is a goalscoring goalkeeper and a familiar shutout in a fierce derby. With a free-scoring English forward and German powerhouse also featuring, here’s FIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Nanez: I’m going to keep on watching]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=nanez-i-m-going-to-keep-on-watching-2835569.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Colombia goalkeeper Carlos Nanez after the host nation bowed out of the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016 following a penalty shoot-out defeat against Paraguay in the Round of 16.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Route to global glory revealed]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=route-to-global-glory-revealed-2835282.htmlFollowing the Official Draw for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, staged on Wednesday 21 September at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, the likes of Club America, Atletico Nacional and Real Madrid now have a better idea of their potential paths to being crowned club world champions in the last tournament of the year.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Penalty pain and seventh heaven]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=penalty-pain-and-seventh-heaven-2835500.htmlWed, 21 Sep 2016 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia out on penalties, Paraguay through]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357671/match-report.htmlWed, 21 Sep 2016 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A festival with one eye on the future]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-festival-with-one-eye-on-the-future-2835317.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup is more than just an intensely exciting competition. It is also an important vehicle for promoting all the positive things the sport has to offer, as the Grassroots Futsal Festival "Skills for All" looked to show.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Reyes proving a hit with the home fans]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=reyes-proving-a-hit-with-the-home-fans-2835240.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[First departures as hosts hang on]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=first-departures-as-hosts-hang-on-2834371.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 04:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Hosts leapfrog Panama into next round]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357639/match-report.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 hosts made it into the last 16 after they saw themselves past Panama in an electrifying 4-3 win.

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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 03:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Atencio helps Panama cut losses and move on]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=atencio-helps-panama-cut-losses-and-move-on-2833757.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 23:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and another late leveller]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=speedy-strikes-and-another-late-leveller-2833231.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia develop taste for dramatic draws]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357640/match-report.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Abril: Colombia need more cunning]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=abril-colombia-need-more-cunning-2832566.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2831613.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football having their birthdays over the coming week, with a Croatian stalwart and a German FIFA World Cup winner celebrating.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Late strikes and drama as the curtain rises]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=late-strikes-and-drama-as-the-curtain-raises-2831989.htmlSun, 11 Sep 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Portugal snatch dramatic last-second point]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357642/match-report.htmlPortugal secured the most dramatic of draws against FIFA Futsal World Cup hosts Colombia in an enthralling game in Cali that ended 1-1.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Colombia primed for futsal festival]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-primed-for-futsal-festival-2831611.htmlSat, 10 Sep 2016 10:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Records fall across the globe]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=records-fall-across-the-globe-2830987.htmlFIFA.com’s latest statistical review, as well two on-song European superstars and the fall of defensive impregnability.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay back on top, Brazil on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uruguay-back-on-top-brazil-on-the-rise-2831245.htmlFIFA.com reviews South America's latest Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Points to be made in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=points-to-be-made-in-south-america-2830762.htmlTuesday’s five CONMEBOL qualifiers could see plenty of changes at the top. FIFA.com looks ahead to another exciting round of matches in South America.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2830634.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, 04 Sep 2016 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[A dream shared by 336 players]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-dream-shared-by-336-players-2829977.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Jesus jets from hero to zero and back again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=jesus-jets-from-hero-to-zero-and-back-again-2830235.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina top ahead of tight-knit chasing pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-top-ahead-of-tight-knit-chasing-pack-2830346.htmlWe review the day's action of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, which saw Lionel Messi return to the international stage with a goal and a victory to help Argentina climb top of the group, with rivals Brazil one of the tight-knit chasing pack.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Qualifying returns with coaching changes aplenty ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=qualifying-returns-with-coaching-changes-aplenty-2824091.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Torres, a question of faith]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=torres-a-question-of-faith-2823572.htmlColombia midfielder Daniel Torres speaks with FIFA.com about his life turnaround, redemption with Santa Fe and his country's quest to qualify for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Designation of referees for Futsal World Cup]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=designation-of-referees-for-futsal-world-cup-2822797.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[A programme designed to deliver a lasting legacy]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=a-programme-designed-to-deliver-a-lasting-legacy-2822839.htmlFri, 19 Aug 2016 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Defensive discipline produces final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=defensive-discipline-produces-final-four-2822115.htmlDefensive solidity was the order of matchday eight at the Olympic Football Tournaments, as Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Germany all kept clean sheets in their respective quarter-finals to progress to the last four.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's quest for gold continues with Colombia win]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-quest-for-gold-continues-with-colombia-win-2821980.htmlBrazil defeated South American rivals Colombia 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after goals from Neymar and Luan.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Excitement in store with semi-finals in sight]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=excitement-in-store-with-semi-finals-in-sight-2821843.htmlThe quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament sees an all-South American encounter, a meeting between two European sides with unfinished business, a clash of footballing styles and cultures, and a tactical battle that should feature plenty of pace and explosiveness. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action.  

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's quarter-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-quarter-finals-2821682.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Returning Pabon lights up Sao Paulo ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=returning-pabon-lights-up-sao-paulo-2821570.htmlFIFA.com hears from Colombia's Dorlan Pabon on his triumphant return to Sao Paulo, a city in which he will now go head-to-head with the hosts in the battle for a place in the Rio 2016 semi-finals.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Colombia secure quarter-final spot after Nigeria win ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=colombia-secure-quarter-final-spot-after-nigeria-win-2821228.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 01:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Colombia's Caro relishing Futsal World Cup challenge]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=colombia-s-caro-relishing-futsal-world-cup-challenge-2821427.htmlWith just one month to go until the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 kicks off, FIFA.com caught up with Angellott Caro, captain of the host nation, who can't wait for the tournament to get underway on 10 September. 

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Spirited Colombia frustrate holders USA]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=spirited-colombia-frustrate-holders-usa-2820732.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 01:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Long, La Blanquita from Queens]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=long-la-blanquita-from-queens-2820625.htmlAllie Long talks FIFA.com through her journey from playing futsal in Queens, New York to the global stage of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with world champions USA.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Day of reckoning for women's hopefuls]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=day-of-reckoning-for-women-s-hopefuls-2820570.htmlSeven teams will battle for the last five quarter-final places at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men