<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 28 Jul 2016 03:57:00 GMTThu, 28 Jul 2016 04:22:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Atletico Nacional crowned kings, claim Japan ticket]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/318/3/index.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 03:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Planning not coincidence behind IDV's Copa exploits]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/311/4/index.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 14:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Glory and Japan await prospective Copa champs]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/310/9/index.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 11:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Neymar among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Copa finalists braced for shot at glory]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/252/5/index.htmlFIFA.com sets the scene for the first Copa Libertadores final not to feature a Brazilian or Argentinian side since 1991 as Ecuador’s surprise package Independiente del Valle take on Colombian side Atletico Nacional, who are appearing in their first final in 21 years.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Futsal World Cup Trophy Tour launched in Bucaramanga]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-futsal-world-cup-trophy-tour-launched-in-bucaramanga-2812502.htmlTue, 19 Jul 2016 15:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Borja: I spend every minute thinking about the final]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/247/6/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from Miguel Angel Borja, the prolific star striker of the Atletico Nacional team aiming to see off Independiente del Valle to win the Copa Libertadores and reach the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Independiente del Valle closing in on historic final]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/186/2/index.htmlSouth America will soon know which team will be representing it at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, with four sides remaining in the hunt for the 2016 Copa Libertadores. FIFA.com looks ahead to this week’s return semi-final legs.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sebastian Perez, Atletico Nacional's ambitious pacemaker]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/178/8/index.htmlColombian side Atletico Nacional are on the brink of reaching the Copa Libertadores final for the first time since 1995, so FIFA.com caught up with midfielder Sebastian Perez to learn about what helped him emerge for club and country and his thoughts on his team's chances ahead of their semi-final second leg match against Sao Paulo.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Semi-finalists resume Copa campaigns]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/126/2/index.htmlAs little as 180 minutes separate the likes of Sao Paulo, Atletico Nacional, Independiente del Valle and Boca Juniors from a Copa Libertadores final. We size up their semi-final clashes.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Kazakhstan’s “Higuita” excited for Colombia trip]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=kazakhstan-s-higuita-excited-for-colombia-trip-2811166.htmlAhead of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia, we caught up with Kazakhstan’s Brazilian-born goalkeeper Leonardo De Melo Vieira Leite, better known as "Higuita", an alias given to him in honour of the legendary Colombian custodian Rene Higuita.  

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Chile, Argentina braced for rematch]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/366/7/index.html

 

The Copa America Centenario promises to be a very special occasion, with Argentina taking on Chile as their many star players having found their best form. FIFA.com looks ahead to the encounter, to be preceded by the third-place play-off between USA and Colombia on Saturday evening.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Revenge and glory at stake in Copa semis]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/273/9/index.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Solano: Peru can do a Leicester City]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=solano-peru-can-do-a-leicester-city-2802066.htmlNolberto Solano talks to FIFA.com about Peru's win over Brazil at the Copa America Centenario, his role as assistant coach, and his hopes of pulling off another shocker against Colombia in the quarter-finals.

 

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Copa quarter-finals promise plenty]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/201/1/index.htmlThe quarter-final line-up at the Copa America Centenario features six CONMEBOL nations, including the two sides that contested last year’s final, and two CONCACAF powerhouses.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Shocks, shots and a super sub]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=shocks-shots-and-a-super-sub-2801797.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the statistical highlights of the week from the ongoing UEFA EURO and Copa America.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[USA make it through, Colombia stumble]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/119/7/index.htmlWe review the latest matchday at the Copa America Centenario which saw ten-man USA squeeze past Paraguay to advance to the knockout stages while already-eliminated Costa Rica upset the odds to see off Colombia.

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Colombia advance, USA reborn]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/049/4/index.htmlWed, 08 Jun 2016 10:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Futsal Stars light up Medellin]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-futsal-stars-light-up-medellin-2791892.htmlOn Friday 20 May in Medellin, the Colombian fans got a taste of what will be in store at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, thanks to an exhibition game played between the FIFA Futsal Stars Team and the tournament hosts.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Libertadores last-four line-up takes shape]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/177/1/index.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 05:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Cementos Argos signs on as a national supporter of the FIFA Futsal World Cup]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=cementos-argos-signs-on-as-a-national-supporter-of-the-fifa-futsal-wor-2791535.htmlThu, 19 May 2016 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sights set on semi-final spots]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/136/3/index.htmlThis week’s four Copa Libertadores fixtures comprise three quarter-final second legs and one first leg, with sides eyeing a semi-final spot before the competition takes a break for the Copa America Centenario.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 13:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Nacional suffer first loss, Sao Paulo sink Mineiro]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/083/5/index.htmlRosario Central saw off the previously unbeaten Atletico Nacional by the narrowest of margins, as did Sao Paulo in beating Atletico Mineiro, while Uruguay’s Nacional played out a draw with Boca Juniors.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Former champs and underdogs braced for next test]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/044/9/index.htmlPlenty of big names lock horns as the Copa Libertadores enters the quarter-final stages, with one potential new winner guaranteed in the final four.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Early exit for River as Libertadores last eight confirmed]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/011/0/index.htmlIndependiente del Valle knocked out holders River Plate 2-1 on aggregate to reach the 2016 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. However, five other former champions remain in the hunt for the trophy, and with it a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Fri, 06 May 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[All to play for in Libertadores last-eight hunt]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/942/2/index.htmlTue, 03 May 2016 15:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Distinct Argentinian flavour as Libertadores last 16 gets going]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/297/7/index.htmlThe stage is set for the business end of the Copa Libertadores, where reigning champions River Plate head a field that contains no fewer than five Argentinian teams.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![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[Official Mascot, Host Cities' logos and ticket sales launched in Bucaramanga]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=official-mascot-host-cities-logos-and-ticket-sales-launched-in-bucaram-2781519.htmlWed, 20 Apr 2016 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Martinez, out of the darkness and into the light]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=martinez-out-of-the-darkness-and-into-the-light-2781590.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Colombia's Roger Martinez talks life in Argentina, finding form at Racing and looks ahead to the upcoming Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016.   

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Bacca: I’ve still got a lot more to give]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=bacca-i-ve-still-got-a-lot-more-to-give-2779463.htmlFIFA.com about his FIFA World Cup qualifying goal heroics for Colombia and gives a frank account of adjusting to life in Serie A with AC Milan.]]>Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes South America trip in Colombia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-concludes-south-america-trip-in-colombia-2775949.htmlFri, 01 Apr 2016 02:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=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[Colombia edge USA to end drought]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=colombia-edge-usa-to-end-drought-2773333.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![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[USA take away goal advantage into second leg]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-take-away-goal-advantage-into-second-leg-2772609.htmlColombia and USA battled to a 1-1 draw in the blazing heat at the El Metropolitano stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, setting up a tense second leg of their Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament play-off, where the Americans have the advantage on away goals heading into Tuesday’s deciding match.

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![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[Colombia clash with USA for final Olympic place]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=colombia-clash-with-usa-for-final-olympic-place-2772166.htmlFIFA.com previews the clash between Colombia and USA for the final berth at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which will be decided in the coming days when the two teams go head-to-head in a two-legged play-off.

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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men