<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:11:00 GMTTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:11:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Wanchope: Ticos will only get better]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

After an impressive showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Costa Rica are still riding the wave of their quarter-final finish and interim coach Paulo Wanchope told FIFA.com why he believes this run of success is only the beginning for Los Ticos.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Lampard announces England retirement]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from England duty after making over 100 appearances for his country in a 15-year international career.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[U-20 women cap Germany's golden summer]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=u-20-women-cap-germany-s-golden-summer-2427200.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup that brought more silverware for Germany, showcased some outstanding youngsters and whetted appetites for next year's senior finals.]]>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Pride and pain for departing teams]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=pride-and-pain-for-departing-teams-2421416.htmlFIFA.com rounds up reaction from the eight teams eliminated from the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, finding plenty of coaches ready to accentuate the positive.]]>Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Stars and Ticos reach new heights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2420625/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In a month of little international action, there was little movement at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Costa Rica and Sierra Leone achieving all-time high positions of 15th and 50th respectively.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[France reign supreme, Korea Republic progress]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=france-reign-supreme-korea-republic-progress-2421161.htmlIn the final round of group matches at Canada 2014, France won 3-0 against Paraguay to top Group D, while New Zealand, Nigeria and Korea Republic joined them in the knockout stages.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[Kiwis beat Ticas to make history]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=267990/match=300251245/match-report.htmlThu, 14 Aug 2014 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[France hit four, Falconets' early flourish]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=france-hit-four-falconets-early-flourish-2419133.html

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 03:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[Ticas sunk by late Paraguay penalty]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=267990/match=300251252/match-report.htmlSun, 10 Aug 2014 03:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Lavogez: I specialise in the spectacular ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=lavogez-i-specialise-in-the-spectacular-2417653.htmlFIFA.com about her shooting technique and why her side are not favourites for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.]]>Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[France hit five, England still waiting]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=france-hit-five-england-still-waiting-2417677.htmlThu, 07 Aug 2014 03:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Five-star France beat Ticas]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=267990/match=300251243/match-report.htmlWed, 06 Aug 2014 23:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Baggies sign defensive duo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Navas: I've always had Real dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Costa Rica's FIFA World Cup hero Keylor Navas admitted he had made his "dream" move after he was officially unveiled at Real Madrid.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s best to battle in group stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action by looking at a few of the marquee match-ups and unfamiliar faces taking part in the region’s premier competition.]]>Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Real Madrid swoop for Navas]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=European champions Real Madrid have announced the signing of Costa Rica's FIFA World Cup hero Keylor Navas on a six-year deal.

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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 18:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Glory and 2015 in young guns' sights]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=glory-and-2015-in-young-guns-sights-2415873.htmlSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Strike duo in Wenger's plans]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is convinced both Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell can have a big future at the club.

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Pura vida and a personal best for Ticos]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com charts their progress.]]>Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:20:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Medford takes Honduras job]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras confirmed Hernan Medford, who used to play for Dinamo Zagreb and Rayo Vallecano, as their new coach following Luis Suarez's resignation after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=​FIFA.com​ previews the week's upcoming birthdays, including two German FIFA World Cup winners from two different generations, a Costa Rican legend and a former Morocco midfielder all celebrating.]]>Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Squads announced as kick-off draws nearer]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=squads-announced-as-kick-off-draws-nearer-2408049.htmlThe squads for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup were announced today, with all 16 teams naming their 21 players.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[Pinto calls time as Costa Rica coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After negotiations with the Costa Rican Football Federation broke down, Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Los Ticos to a quarter-final at Brazil 2014 has stepped down as coach on Thursday.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Gerrard retires from England duty]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England captain Steven Gerrard has called time on his international career after 114 appearances for the Three Lions, meaning his final game for his country came at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Costa Rica.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[World champions Germany on top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The World Cup's top social moments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-world-cup-s-top-social-moments-2406128.htmlSeveral milestones were reached and records set at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on the pitch, but the presence of social media added another layer to the historic tournament. FIFA.com looks at five significant social media moments.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Germans reign as Brazil thrills the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=germans-reign-as-brazil-thrills-the-world-2404806.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a classic FIFA World Cup, with Brazil 2014 having served up upsets, controversy, thrilling football and outstanding goals before culminating in a landmark Maracana triumph for Germany.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[48 stars in the Brazilian sky]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=48-stars-in-the-brazilian-sky-2405540.htmlMore than four million votes were cast for the Budweiser Man of the Match awards during the course of Brazil 2014, with 48 different players picking up the accolade. Leading the way was Lionel Messi with four. 

 

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Finalists in contention for Golden Glove ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=finalists-in-contention-for-golden-glove-2403278.htmlFri, 11 Jul 2014 19:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=GoldenGloveStoryKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Navas ties Messi at the summit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=navas-ties-messi-at-the-summit-2401323.htmlMon, 07 Jul 2014 19:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Penalty tips and strategies]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=estrategias-para-los-doce-pasos-2401168-2401321.htmlPenalties have come to the fore ever since substitute Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul knocked out Costa Rica. FIFA.com speaks with players, goalkeepers and coaches about their own recipes for spot-kick success. 

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Who has been your top goalkeeper?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=who-has-been-your-top-goalkeeper-2401216.htmlFIFA.com wants you to let us know your opinion.]]>Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kuyt: We're one team with one goal ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=kuyt-we-re-one-team-with-one-goal-2400969.htmlFIFA about the pressures of the penalty shootout, the strength of the Netherlands squad and the challenge of facing Argentina in the FIFA World Cup semi-finals.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Krul: I told penalty takers I knew their plan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=krul-i-told-penalty-takers-i-knew-their-plan-2400793.html​FIFA.com​ hears the immediate post-match reaction of Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul after he entered the action in tense circumstances to help his country overcome Costa Rica on penalties and reach the semi-finals.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A job very well done for tired Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=a-job-very-well-done-for-tired-ticos-2400800.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Tenacity triumphs as last four completed ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=tenacity-triumphs-as-last-four-completed-2400196.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from another dramatic day at Brazil 2014.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sub Krul wins shoot-out for Dutch]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255953/match=300186488/match-report.htmlSat, 05 Jul 2014 23:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Guimaraes: Costa Rica deserve to be here]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=guimaraes-costa-rica-deserve-to-be-here-2399828.htmlTico midfielder Celso Borges and a veteran of three FIFA World Cups as a player and coach, Alexandre Guimaraes spoke to FIFA.com about the progress the Costa Rican game is making.]]>Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Favourites look to pull rank]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=favourites-look-to-pull-rank-2399469.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ruiz: We want more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=ruiz-we-want-more-subbed-2398927.htmlFIFA.com talks to captain Bryan Ruiz about Costa Rica's incredible run, a last-eight date with a familiar Dutch side, and his desire to keep the Tico dream alive here in Brazil.]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Van Gaal: We're not a great side]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=van-gaal-we-re-not-a-great-side-2399333.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Costa Rica fairytale faces Dutch reckoning]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=costa-rica-fairytale-faces-dutch-reckoning-2398742.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ticos' Campbell growing up fast ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=tico-campbell-growing-up-fast-2397995.htmlHe may be the youngest player in a Costa Rican side making history in Brazil but Joel Campbell is playing like an old pro and FIFA.com caught up with the No9 and his veteran team-mates to learn more about this young Tico who is learning his trade on the job.

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 59 and 60]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=referee-designations-for-matches-59-and-60-2398368.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Striker shoot-out as quarter-finals begin]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=striker-shoot-out-as-quarter-finals-begin-2398229.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Robben: We are on a mission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=robben-we-are-on-a-mission-2396909.htmlFIFA hears from Arjen Robben, one of the Netherlands' stars so far at Brazil 2014 about the Mexico match, Louis van Gaal and the upcoming quarter-final clash with Costa Rica. ]]>Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Which four teams will reach the semis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=which-four-teams-will-reach-the-semis-2395884.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which quartet you think will win the France-Germany,
Brazil-Colombia, Argentina-Belgium and Netherlands-Costa Rica quarter-finals.]]>
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Costa Rica gripped by football fever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=costa-rica-gripped-by-football-fever-2390925.htmlTicos making history in Brazil, it was a Monday like no other in Costa Rica. as FIFA.com discovers.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi, Rodriguez and keepers thrive]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-rodriguez-and-keepers-thrive-2390432.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Miller injury doubt for Costa Rica]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=miller-injury-doubt-for-costa-rica-2390645.htmlRoy Miller could miss Costa Rica's quarter-final tie against the Netherlands. 

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™