<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 27 May 2016 15:26:00 GMTFri, 27 May 2016 15:34:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2792733.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![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[Boban, Siem join FIFA President Gianni Infantino's team]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=boban-siem-join-fifa-president-gianni-infantino-s-team-2791546.htmlFormer Croatian international Zvonimir Boban and former Norwegian Football Association Secretary General Kjetil Siem have both joined FIFA President Gianni Infantino's office. 

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Wed, 18 May 2016 20:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2791110.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.

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Sun, 15 May 2016 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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[Boban: Croatia's time may come at Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=boban-croatia-s-time-may-come-at-russia-2018-2782212.htmlFormer Croatia and AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban was in Moscow recently alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino. FIFA.com took the opportunity to ask him about the future of both Croatian and Russian football.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[FIFA extends match-manipulation sanction against Croatian player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-extends-match-manipulation-sanction-against-croatian-player-2770797.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2765153.htmlThis week our regular birthday round-up features a FIFA World Cup winner from Brazil 2014, a 2015 Women's World Cup star, a CAF Africa Cup of Nations champion and more.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Modric: I admired Zidane as a child]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=modric-i-admired-zidane-as-a-child-2763493.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Real Madrid star Luka Modric, who reveals boss Zinedine Zidane was his childhood idol, as the midfielder looks ahead to UEFA EURO 2016 with Croatia.]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:42:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Leona Lewis and 2CELLOS to perform at FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=leona-lewis-and-2cellos-to-perform-at-fifa-ballon-d-or-gala-2753901.htmlThu, 07 Jan 2016 12:59:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[From Egypt to Chillan, via Lisbon]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=from-egypt-to-chillan-via-lisbon-2729788.htmlJuan Francisco Viveros, venue director at Chillan for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, speaks about his experience as a player at the U-17 global finals at Egypt 1997, and his career which took him to Europe with Sporting Lisbon.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Unforgiving Africans advance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=unforgiving-africans-advance-2729579.htmlFIFA.com reviews the day of the first quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with African duo Nigeria and Mali advancing to the last-four on a day where profligacy was punished and defensive solidity maintained.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Miserly Malians make history]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271779/match=300298380/match-report.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 23:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ivanusec: This is my most beautiful journey]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ivanusec-this-is-my-most-beautiful-journey-2729303.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 12:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Hair-raising encounters in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=hair-raising-encounters-in-chile-2723499.html​FIFA.com takes a look at some of the more weird and wonderful haircuts at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with some of the most talented youngsters in the world making a statement with their hair as well as with their feet.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Mali’s young stars fire up their engines]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-s-young-stars-fire-up-their-engines-2723444.htmlFIFA.com hears from the Mali coach and players about their habit of scoring early goals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and their ambitions to bring home the trophy.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:33:00 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[Passlack, leading by example]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=passlack-leading-by-example-2723418.htmlFIFA.com spoke to an understandably downbeat but resolute Germany captain Felix Passlack after his side's exit at the hands of Croatia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 02:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Croatia cruise into last eight]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298394/match-report.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 21:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Eggestein, a striker guaranteed to score]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=eggestein-a-striker-guaranteed-to-score-2722169.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[All-action Moro gets his reward]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=all-action-moro-gets-his-reward-2721294.htmlSat, 24 Oct 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Vina vintage and captain-led comebacks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=vina-vintage-and-captain-led-comebacks-2721261.htmlBrazil and Croatia joined Korea Republic and Nigeria in the Round of 16, with hosts Chile facing an anxious wait to see the ranking of third-placed sides finalised on Sunday.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Croatia come from behind to seal place in Round of 16 ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298361/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Oct 2015 01:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Meet the Pulisics]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=meet-the-pulisics-2720441.htmlFIFA.com sits down with the Pulisic cousins, Christian and Will, on sharing a room, being rivals at youth level and progressing together at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.]]>Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Speed, streaks and a superstar]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=speed-streaks-and-a-superstar-2719689.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria, Korea Republic advance on day of firsts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=nigeria-korea-republic-advance-on-day-of-firsts-2719796.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Croatia come back to hold USA]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298362/match-report.htmlCroatia completed a second-half come back after being 2-0 down at half-time to share the points with USA in a 2-2 draw to keep Group A at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile wide open.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 22:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Stirring start in Santiago ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=stirring-start-in-santiago-2718380.htmlWe review an enthralling opening day at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, as history was made for Asia by Korea Republic and Nigeria made an imperious start to their title defence before the hosts grabbed a goal to remember.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 02:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Santiago stalemate as Croatia hold hosts]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298364/match-report.htmlChile opened up their FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 campaign on home soil against Croatia as both teams walked away with a point apiece at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago on Saturday night after a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 01:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Soldo: When I think about it, I'm speechless]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=soldo-when-i-think-about-it-i-m-speechless-2711990.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Croatian youngster Vinko Soldo to chat about his feelings ahead of his side facing 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup hosts Chile in one of the tournament's first matches in front of more than 45,000 spectators in Santiago.

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![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[Corluka: My tattoo will remind me of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=corluka-my-tattoo-will-remind-me-of-russia-2673737.htmlWed, 09 Sep 2015 07:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2672301.htmlThis week we feature an alliteratively-named Argentinian, an attacker for El Tri, an Italian midfielder and an American veteran known for scoring an early goal against Portugal in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan all celebrating birthdays this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670857.html FIFA.com shares some of the more intriguing quips and quotes from around the world of football, this week featuring a rock band, a love story, sportsmanship, diarrhea and tattoos.]]>Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=i-m-forever-blowing-bubbles-2670241.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows what happy Hammers do.]]>Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=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[European reaction to Preliminary Draw in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-reaction-to-preliminary-draw-in-tweets-2668020.htmlFIFA.com highlights their reaction to the Preliminary Draw.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Rakitic: We’re only thinking about winning ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/261/524/9/index.htmlAzulgrana midfielder, speaking to FIFA.com ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[France triumph, Germany also impress]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=france-triumph-germany-also-impress-2608240.htmlMon, 25 May 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[European sextet complete Chile line-up]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-sextet-complete-chile-line-up-2606680.htmlUEFA U-17 Championship semi-finalists Belgium, France, Germany and Russia were joined by play-off winners Croatia and England in booking their tickets to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Captains, creators and domestic dominance]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=captains-creators-and-domestic-dominance-2602445.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review, which also features feats by John Terry, Kevin de Bruyne, Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb.]]>Wed, 06 May 2015 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European elite eye global summit]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-elite-eye-global-summit-2602148.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Paris rematch tops big international bill]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/257/777/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers and international friendlies, with Brazil's return to Paris and Italy's showdown with England among the highlights.]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.