<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:17:00 GMTTue, 17 Oct 2017 17:48:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Europe’s eight play-off contenders in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=europe-s-eight-play-off-contenders-in-numbers-2915338.htmlEight teams discovered their opponents who stand in their way of a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but how do they fair in the European play-offs themselves? We analyse the eight teams and how they have fared in the past.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Europe's play-off participants learn fate ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=europe-s-play-off-participants-learn-fate-2915188.htmlThe match-ups to contest the final four European tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Russia™ have been decided, as the play-off ties featuring the group stage's eight best second-placed sides were confirmed in Zurich on Tuesday.

 
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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Relive the European play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=follow-the-european-play-off-draw-2914996.htmlFIFA.com streamed live the Official Draw for the European FIFA World Cup play-off, which took  place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich at 14:00 CET.]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All you need to know about Tuesday's European play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-you-need-to-know-about-the-european-play-off-draw-2914803.htmlThe draw will take place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on Tuesday 17 October at 14:00 (local time) and will be live streamed on FIFA.com and FIFA's YouTube channel. 

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[How to follow Tuesday's European play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=follow-the-european-play-off-draw-live-2914502.htmlThe draw for the upcoming European play-off round, with four World Cup places up for grabs, will take place at 14.00 on Tuesday 17 October in Zurich. Find out how you can follow it live!

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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 05:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Huppenkothen and Hierro to present European play-off draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=huppenkothen-and-hierro-will-present-european-play-off-draw-2913919.htmlRenowned Mexican TV presenter Vanessa Huppenkothen and former Spain captain Fernando Hierro will conduct the official draw for the European playoff matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Rakitic: Croatia can make experience count]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=rakitic-croatia-can-make-experience-count-2914170.htmlAhead of Tuesday's European qualifying play-off draw for Russia 2018, Croatia and Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic speaks to FIFA.com about their hopes and the hard-fought victory in Ukraine that secured their place.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Serbians relieved, Icelanders in raptures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=serbians-relieved-icelanders-in-raptures-2912510.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's European 2018 World Cup qualifying action where Serbia and Iceland both secured qualification for Russia, while two more play-off spots were locked up.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Monday? ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-monday-2912083.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2910643.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical review of the recent action.]]>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Spain through at Italy’s expense, Serbia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-through-at-italy-s-expense-serbia-stumble-2911147.htmlFIFA.com reviews Russia 2018 qualifying action in Europe where 2010 world champions Spain booked their ticket to another World Cup, while there were major stumbles by Italy and Serbia.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Renewed hope for Turkey, Serbia edge closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=renewed-hope-for-turkey-serbia-edge-closer-2907125.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 01:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=spain-dominate-italy-as-other-groups-remain-tantalisingly-close-2906640.htmlSun, 03 Sep 2017 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Boban presented with fair play award]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=boban-presented-with-fair-play-award-2900731.htmlSun, 09 Jul 2017 13:47:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iceland-leave-it-late-big-guns-pocket-three-points-2894498.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Jedvaj: We want to write our own story]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=jedvaj-we-want-to-write-our-own-story-2891529.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![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[European crown and World Cup berths on the line]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=european-crown-and-world-cup-berths-on-the-line-2882272.htmlFrom Wednesday onwards 16 teams will do battle for the U-17 European Championship title in Croatia, with the five best sides also qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in the autumn. One of the participating teams is the smallest nation ever to reach the tournament.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=spot-kicks-sackings-and-allicadabra-2879508.html

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Remembering Croatia’s tennis tribute]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=remembering-croatia-s-tennis-tribute-2878109.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to France 1998 and a display of solidarity ahead of a memorable semi-final. 

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=powerhouses-impress-celtic-duo-play-out-stalemate-2877198.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2866777.htmlSat, 11 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Modric and Shibasaki sweep awards]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=double-joy-for-cristiano-ronaldo-2861147.htmlCristiano Ronaldo collected the adidas Golden Ball after inspiring his side to victory in Sunday's FIFA Club World Cup 2016 final with a hat-trick.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Kroos: I’d love Modric and Bale in the Germany side]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=kroos-i-d-love-modric-and-bale-in-the-germany-side-2855897.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Modric: Croatia can wait serenely until spring]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=modric-croatia-can-wait-serenely-until-spring-2849719.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cacic: I believe Croatia have the answer to Iceland’s game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=cacic-i-believe-croatia-have-the-answer-to-iceland-s-game-2848600.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Boban: The Best are truly global awards]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=10/news=boban-the-best-are-truly-global-awards-2845480.htmlMon, 31 Oct 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2847179.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, 30 Oct 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Yugoslavia cause Chilean sensation]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=yugoslavia-cause-chilean-sensation-1795111.htmlFIFA.com recalls how a Yugoslavia team including Boban, Prosinecki, Mijatovic and Suker - one that nobody knew about before Chile 1987 - thrilled spectators and upset a series of giants to become youth champions of the world.]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=headers-and-volleys-2842190.htmlFIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights share spoils, Iceland stage heroic comeback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=heavyweights-share-spoils-iceland-stage-heroic-comeback-2841104.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from Thursday’s UEFA qualifiers, including a high-intensity stalemate between Spain and Italy.]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bibi goes back to France ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bibi-goes-back-to-france-2835074.htmlRicardo Gardner, who played at Jamaica’s FIFA World Cup debut at France 1998 aged just 19, reminisces with FIFA.com about that remarkable experience, which would shape his entire playing career.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2834688.html

In 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.]]>
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2831613.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football having their birthdays over the coming week, with a Croatian stalwart and a German FIFA World Cup winner celebrating.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2830634.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, 04 Sep 2016 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2820081.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.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-ranking-argentina-france-portugal-new-zealand-iceland-wales-2811756.htmlThe OFC Nations Cup, Copa America Centenario and UEFA EURO 2016 have had a significant impact on the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Wales among the big movers in July.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016