<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 27 May 2017 18:04:00 GMTSun, 28 May 2017 01:40:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Pineda playing it cool]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=pineda-playing-it-cool-2889734.htmlAfter playing a pivotal role in sending Costa Rica into the knockout rounds of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, we caught up with man of the hour Erick Pineda, who reflected on a match-winning performance.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dramatic climaxes and progression sealed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dramatic-climaxes-and-progression-sealed-2889704.htmlOn the penultimate night of FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage action a glut of teams from Group C and D ensured their names will stay among the contenders as dramatic climaxes sealed progress and heartbreak.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dramatic passage clinched by Los Ticos ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367050/match-report.htmlCosta Rica survived a dramatic finale to reach the FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 after they earned a 1-0 win over Group C table-toppers Zambia.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Continental champions stay strong, Italy revived]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=continental-champions-stay-strong-italy-revived-2887578.htmlWed, 24 May 2017 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Los Ticos peg back Portugal]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367069/match-report.htmlWed, 24 May 2017 13:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Dalot targeting back-to-back golden summers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dalot-targeting-back-to-back-golden-summers-2886251.htmlHaving triumphed in Europe last year at U-17 level, Portugal's hotly-tipped full-back Diogo Dalot is confident they can bounce back from defeat to Zambia and challenge for FIFA U-20 World Cup honours.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Narrow wins the order of the day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=narrow-wins-the-order-of-the-day-2885539.htmlLike day one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, day two saw not a single draw, with the first four games in Groups C and D all producing decisive results.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Iran sneak past Costa Rica]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367071/match-report.htmlMohammad Mehdi Mehdikhani secured an opening win for Iran as his late goal saw off Costa Rica 1-0 in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Group C.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Smith: A World Cup changes your life]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=smith-a-world-cup-changes-your-life-2884505.htmlHaving already seen his life changed once by a trip to a World Cup, Costa Rica's Ian Smith has high hopes that the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 can do the same again!

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Sat, 20 May 2017 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Mexico three-peat as CONCACAF champions]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=mexico-three-peat-as-concacaf-champions-2883039.htmlMon, 08 May 2017 00:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[USA join trio in qualifying for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=trio-collect-passage-to-india-2882379.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 09:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Stalteri's starlets have eyes on India ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stalteri-s-starlets-have-eyes-on-india-2880128.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Osorio keeps his word… but not his hair]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=osorio-keeps-his-word-but-not-his-hair-2878098.htmlThe bet was as simple as it was fun: if Mexico took all six points from their Russia 2018 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, their coach Juan Carlos Osorio would shave his head. And that’s what happened.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-increase-lead-on-gritty-night-in-hex-2877978.htmlMexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-eye-american-scalp-t-t-face-el-tri-2877405.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-go-top-as-usa-t-t-rebound-2877279.htmlHexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Twenty years of Rafael Marquez]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=twenty-years-of-rafael-marquez-2877288.htmlRafael Marquez’s appearance last night for Mexico against Costa Rica marked 20 years of wearing in green, having made his debut against Ecuador back in February 1997.

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-tri-ticos-clash-as-usa-start-fresh-2876615.htmlFIFA.com previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[USA win maiden CONCACAF U-20 title]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=usa-win-maiden-concacaf-u-20-title-2874851.htmlUSA won their first ever CONCACAF U-20 title in a win on penalties against Honduras in the final. FIFA.com reviews the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Costa Rica 2017, where four sides booked tickets to Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA-CONCACAF Professional Football Conference takes place in Costa Rica]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-concacaf-professional-football-conference-takes-place-in-costa-ri-2867944.htmlFIFA this week staged a Professional Football Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica in collaboration with Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), welcoming representatives of member associations and clubs from across North and Latin America.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Four tickets up for grabs in CONCACAF]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=four-tickets-up-for-grabs-in-concacaf-2867497.htmlTwelve teams will be playing for four spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 when the CONCACAF U-20 Championship kicks off in Costa Rica on 17 February. FIFA.com previews the qualifying tournament.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ticos the toast of CONCACAF’s 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ticos-the-toast-of-concacaf-s-2016-2861378.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the year 2016, an eventful 12 months in which USA lost their coach and Costa Rica took dead aim at first place on the road to Russia.]]>Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Birthday boy Navas gets the perfect gift]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=birthday-boy-navas-gets-the-perfect-gift-2860617.htmlReal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas celebrated his 30th birthday in style, by keeping a clean sheet in Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Club America in the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 semi-finals in Yokohama.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Ramirez: I hate wearing a suit and tie]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ramirez-i-hate-wearing-a-suit-and-tie-2855243.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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.htmlJuan Carlos Osorio believes Mexico’s upset victory in the USA led to the Stars and Stripes' 4-0 defeat in Costa Rica and the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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