<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 23 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTWed, 23 Nov 2016 11:38:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Osorio: Mexico’s win was an emotional hit for USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=osorio-mexico-s-win-was-an-emotional-hit-for-usa-2854136.htmlWed, 23 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Klinsmann: I'm confident USA can win the group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=klinsmann-i-m-confident-usa-can-win-the-group-2853363.htmlJurgen Klinsmann has defended his USA players, backed them to finish first in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 and revealed his conversation with USA President Barack Obama.

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ramirez: We’ve given the Costa Rica fans a Christmas gift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ramirez-we-ve-given-the-costa-rica-fans-a-christmas-gift-2851709.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[USA despair, Panama hold Mexico ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-despair-panama-hold-mexico-2851203.htmlUSA were dismantled 4-0 in Costa Rica, leaving them in last place in the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal for Russia 2018. There was happier news for Panama, who drew with Mexico and Honduras righted their ship with a big win at home.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Hex heavyweights back in the saddle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-heavyweights-back-in-the-saddle-2850225.htmlHexagonal openers on the road and will be eager to keep up the form on Matchday 2 of CONCACAF's final qualifying round for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Road warriors rampant in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=road-warriors-rampant-in-hex-2849396.htmlHexagonal are rare, making the opening day of the final round of qualifying for Russia 2018 all the more remarkable with three away victories.]]>Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Ticos star learning from Pirlo & Co]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-ticos-star-learning-from-pirlo-co-2849254.htmlFIFA.com hears from Ronald Matarrita, a football-mad Costa Rica defender who speaks about his World Cup ambitions and his experiences playing alongside David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard at New York City.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Howard: You can't play emotionally against Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=howard-you-can-t-play-emotionally-against-mexico-2848863.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Hex on the horizon, cue Clasico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-on-the-horizon-cue-clasico-2848691.htmlFIFA.com previews all of the action on opening day of the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal with a focus on the clasico between USA and arch-rivals Mexico. 

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Iran stun Brazil as Portugal, Spain advance]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iran-stun-brazil-as-portugal-spain-advance-2835872.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the day’s events.]]>Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Portugal coast past Costa Rica into last eight]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357653/match-report.htmlRicardinho stole the show and jumped to the top of the goalscoring charts as Portugal beat Costa Rica 4-0 in Cali to advance to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 quarter-finals.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Argentina's anarchic European]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-s-anarchic-european-2835015.htmlFIFA.com just why that is.]]>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Last 16 line-up complete]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=last-16-line-up-complete-2835034.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Argentina cling on to top, Costa Rica follow]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357647/match-report.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for Spain and Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=sweet-16-for-spain-and-argentina-2834064.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Kazakhstan, forged in Almaty]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=kazakhstan-forged-in-almaty-2834059.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 06:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Kazakhstan off the mark in enthralling clash]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357649/match-report.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain lead Latin charge ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=spain-lead-latin-charge-2832834.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Costa Rica triumph amid penalty bonanza]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357663/match-report.htmlCosta Rica survived a late scare, beating Solomon Islands 4-2, in a game that featured five spot-kicks in total during the clash between the CONCACAF and OFC champions at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[From injury to the hospital for Santamaria ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=from-injury-to-the-hospital-for-santamaria-2831997.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 06:02:00 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[USA, Honduras complete Hex ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=usa-honduras-complete-hex-2831177.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[CONCACAF trio join Mexico in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=concacaf-trio-join-mexico-in-hex-2830474.htmlSat, 03 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All-or-nothing time in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=all-or-nothing-time-in-concacaf-2824207.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the Russia 2018 qualifying action from around the CONCACAF zone on Friday night, where five spots are up for grabs in the final Hexagonal.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Stability reigns as top 20 hold firm]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stability-reigns-as-top-20-hold-firm-2820701.htmlA quiet month of international football has resulted in a largely static FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking, with no movement whatsoever in the top 20 and Argentina holding on to top spot.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Gonzalez: Costa Rica's best is still to come]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gonzalez-costa-rica-s-best-is-still-to-come-2818985.html FIFA.com about the players he brought through to the senior ranks and the outlook for Los Ticos as Russia 2018 draws nearer.]]>Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812135.htmlWe run through some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Swedish veteran, an English FIFA World Cup winner and a Norwegian FIFA Women's World Cup stalwart.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The journey to Korea Republic begins]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-journey-to-korea-republic-begins-2804392.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 04:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![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[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[Goals at a premium as Guerrero makes history]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/006/6/index.htmlPeru were Saturday’s only winners and scorers in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, getting the better of Haiti thanks to Paolo Guerrero, who became his country’s all-time leading marksman.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:08:00 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[Record numbers bid to host FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2020]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=record-numbers-bid-to-host-fifa-futsal-world-cup-in-2020-2792309.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 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[Costa Rica defend crown as four teams reach Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=costa-rica-defend-crown-as-panama-guatemala-and-cuba-book-passage-2791316.htmlVia an imperious defence of their CONCACAF Futsal Championship crown, Costa Rica qualified in authoritative fashion for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. Also representing the region at the global showpiece will be Panama, Guatemala and Cuba, the latter returning to the top table after eight years away.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 23:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia field set as trio book tickets]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-field-set-as-trio-book-tickets-2790512.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 22:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Los Ticos reach Colombia]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=los-ticos-reach-colombia-2790460.html 

Costa Rica are the first side from the CONCACAF region to book their tickets to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, after securing their place in the semi-finals of the region's Futsal Championship, which they are hosting.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Heavy interest in hosting 2020 futsal extravaganza]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=heavy-interest-in-hosting-2020-futsal-extravaganza-2779168.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Mexico through to Hex as USA rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-through-to-hex-as-usa-rebound-2773275.html FIFA.com recaps the action from Tuesday night in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Mexico became the first team to qualify for the final Hexagonal round and USA got back on track with a big win. ]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[USA under pressure as CONCACAF contenders meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-under-pressure-as-concacaf-s-contenders-meet-again-2772833.htmlFIFA.com previews the Tuesday qualifying action in CONCACAF, where Mexico are flying high and USA have found themselves in a sorry state of affairs. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico alone on top, USA adrift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-alone-on-top-usa-adrift-2772546.html FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday's CONCACAF Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018, where Mexico are flying high and USA are down in the dumps. ]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mexico, Costa Rica keen to stay perfect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-costa-rica-keen-to-stay-perfect-2771841.html FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 3 of Round Four on CONCACAF's long road to Russia 2018, where Mexico and Costa Rica are eager to maintain their unblemished records. ]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2771232.htmlA FIFA World Cup finalist, Iranian icon and UEFA Champions League winner all feature in our weekly birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Urena: Goalscoring is my business]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=urena-goalscoring-is-my-business-2769370.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Costa Rica striker Marcos Urena, who recalls scoring at Brazil 2014 and looks ahead to Los Ticos' double header against Jamaica in CONCACAF Zone qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[CONCACAF youngsters aiming for Amman]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=concacaf-youngsters-aiming-for-amman-2767597.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, which is set to kick off in Grenada on Thursday, where eight teams will vie for three tickets to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 later this year.

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Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016