<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTWed, 10 Feb 2016 15:29:05 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Eight teams, two tickets in CONCACAF qualifiers]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=eight-teams-two-tickets-in-concacaf-qualifiers-2764669.htmlCanada and world champions USA are both wary of their regional rivals as the CONCACAF qualifiers for Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament loom in the United States.

]]>
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF organise successful club licensing seminar in Panama]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-concacaf-organise-successful-club-licensing-seminar-in-panama-2757381.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico out in front on CONCACAF road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-out-front-on-concacaf-road-2747598.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the action on the road to Russia 2018 from CONCACAF in 2015, a year in which Mexico reasserted their dominance and USA lost their way.

]]>
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Herediano twosome step up for Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=herediano-twosome-step-up-for-ticos-2741498.htmlMidfielders Randall Azofeifa and Esteban Granados chat exclusively with FIFA.com about Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez's trust in them during Russia 2018 qualifying and their success in the Costa Rican championship with Herediano.

]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Plenty to play for in competitive CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=plenty-to-play-for-in-competitive-concacaf-2741579.htmlWed, 02 Dec 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ramirez’s jaw-dropping juggling act]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ramirez-s-jaw-dropping-juggling-act-2733868.html FIFA.com about the wonderful display of ball control and shooting that has earned him a place on the FIFA Puskás Award shortlist.]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico, Ticos a cut above the CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-ticos-a-cut-above-the-concacaf-pack-2733568.html FIFA.com runs down all the action from CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday night, where Mexico and Costa Rica both won to keep their records perfect. ]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Baloy: This is our chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=baloy-this-is-our-chance-2733292.htmlLa Roja can make the final step towards the finals this time around.]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, USA eye more of the same]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-usa-eye-more-of-the-same-2732967.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Strong start for CONCACAF giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=strong-start-for-concacaf-giants-2732825.htmlMexico and USA started strong in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, while Canada, Panama and Costa Rica also picked up wins.

]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s elite enter the fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=concacaf-s-elite-enter-the-fray-2732099.html Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and a struggling USA all join in on CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 on Friday. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action ahead. ]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2730534.htmlThis week featuring lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, Costa Rican women's football pioneer Marina Elena Valverde, team-mates paying tribute to Abby Wambach, who recently announced she will retire at the end of the year, and more.

]]>
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Oliver named as Chile 2015 final referee]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=oliver-named-as-chile-2015-final-referee-2730825.htmlEnglish referee Michael Oliver and his compatriot assistant referees Stuart Burt and Gary Beswick will be joined by Costa Rican fourth official Ricardo Montero as the team of officials for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 final.

]]>
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The tale of a trailblazing Tica ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-tale-of-a-trailblazing-tica-2730155.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 12:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium and Mexico complete final four]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-and-mexico-complete-final-four-2729972.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the final day in the last eight as Mexico and Belgium completed the semi-final line-up at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, with Costa Rica and Ecuador heading home.

]]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Belgium battle their way into history books]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271779/match=300298404/match-report.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

]]>
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Belgian trio’s ambition knows no bounds]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgian-trio-s-ambition-knows-no-bounds-2729619.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Cordoba: Let's go all the way]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=cordoba-let-s-go-all-the-way-2723454.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Favoured French bow out while Mali dazzle again]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=favoured-french-bow-out-while-mali-dazzle-again-2723427.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 03:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Costa Rica halt free-scoring France to advance]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298406/match-report.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 01:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Last 16 determined on day of drama]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=last-16-determined-on-day-of-drama-2722134.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Last ditch Korea DPR through after taking down Ticos]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298402/match-report.htmlAn enthralling final few minutes at the Estadio Chinquihue in Puerto Montt saw Korea DPR score a 93rd-minute winner, which put the AFC Champions through to the Round of 16 at the FIF

]]>
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Final push for the knockouts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=final-push-for-the-knockouts-2721315.htmlFrance alone will go into the final day of group matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 sure of their place in the knockout stage, for the seven other teams, everything remains possible.

]]>
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France the only victors on day of penalties]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=france-the-only-victors-on-day-of-penalties-2720806.htmlMatchday 6 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 served up plenty of talking points, although this time goals were not the main topic of conversation with the battle between goalkeepers and penalty takers providing a gripping spectacle.

]]>
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Russia comeback against Costa Rica]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298379/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Oct 2015 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Just call me Andy]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=just-call-me-andy-2719368.htmlFIFA.com caught up with the many aspects of Costa Rica forward Andy Reyes's personality after his game-defining performance against South Africa, in which he registered a goal and an assist.

]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France, Paraguay shine while Asian champs disappoint]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=recitals-de-fin-de-tournee-2719283-2719363.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 03:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Reyes guides Ticos to win]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298397/match-report.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 22:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2718549.htmlSun, 18 Oct 2015 09:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[South Africa's class ready for Chile 2015]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=south-africa-s-class-ready-for-chile-2015-2702642.htmlA former teacher, South African coach Molefi Ntseki tells FIFA.com about his current crop of talented pupils, who will be representing their country in their first U-17 finals.

]]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2698806.htmlInspirational utterances from Edu, George Mann and Michael Lahoud headline our look back at the week's standout quotes and tweets from the world of football. 

]]>
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2675770.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 including a six-time FIFA Women's World Cup™ legend, a Swiss keeper, a Brazilian playmaker and many more.

]]>
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Salinas counting down the days to Chile 2015]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=salinas-counting-down-the-days-to-chile-2015-2673029.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Costa Rica defender Yostin Salinas, who in the midst of preparing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, is also looking after his studies, keeping up with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, living independently and much more.

]]>
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Rain unable to halt another USA goal deluge ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=rain-unable-to-halt-another-usa-goal-deluge-2671917.htmlThu, 20 Aug 2015 04:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA turn on the style for record crowd]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=usa-turn-on-the-style-for-record-crowd-2671273.htmlMon, 17 Aug 2015 04:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2671104.htmlAn England defensive stalwart, a Costa Rican FIFA World Cup hero, an Aussie striker and a Uruguayan defender all feature in our preview of the week's footballing birthdays.

]]>
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Wanchope resigns as Ticos coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF hopefuls learn their fate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=concacaf-hopefuls-learn-their-fate-2667907.htmlFIFA.com assesses the road ahead for the region’s hopefuls. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portugal, Japan win through to quarters]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-japan-win-through-to-quarters-2664082.htmlHosts Portugal put on a show in Espinho against Argentina, while Japan edged Senegal. FIFA.com reviews day five at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015. 

]]>
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Oman overwhelm Ticos for maiden win]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318428/match-report.htmlMon, 13 Jul 2015 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[World Cup worth the sacrifice for Costa Rica's Johnson]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-worth-the-sacrifice-for-costa-rica-s-johnson-2663518.htmlAlthough Costa Rica have been eliminated from Portugal 2015, nothing has crushed Danny Johnson's spirits, who has still set his sights on making history for his country. 

]]>
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[European duo through as hosts trip up]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-duo-through-as-hosts-trip-up-2663277.htmlWe review all the action from day three in Espinho as the first two sides, Italy and Switzerland, booked their place in the last eight of the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Swiss see off Tico comeback to progress]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318416/match-report.htmlSwitzerland saw off Costa Rica 4-3 to secure passage to the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup quarter-finals, thanks to goals from Dejan Stankovic, Noel Ott, Stephan Leu and Philipp Borer.

]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015