<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 03 Sep 2015 22:08:00 GMTThu, 03 Sep 2015 23:48:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Dutch in danger as Iceland on brink of Euro 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iceland and Wales both took big steps towards sealing their tickets to UEFA EURO 2016 with win against Netherlands and Cyprus respectively, while Italy went top of Group H after a narrow win against Malta.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Inter sign Wolfsburg's Perisic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Inter Milan on Sunday announced the signing of 26-year-old Wolfsburg winger Ivan Perisic on a five-year deal.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Champions League draw smiles on Barça, Man Utd]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stages was made in Monaco today, with the winner of the competition ultimately going on to compete at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Malmo, Maccabi reach group stage as Monaco bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Malmo advanced to their second straight UEFA Champions League group stage appearance with a 2-0 (4-3 aggregate) win over Celtic, while Maccabi Tel Aviv advanced on away goals and Valencia held on despite losing 2-1 on the day to Monaco.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Celtic, Monaco face test of Champions League nerves]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![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[Malmo strike late at Celtic, Valencia take down Monaco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Real Madrid sign Croatian star Kovacic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Croatian international Mateo Kovacic has joined Real Madrid from Inter Milan on a six-year deal, the Spanish giants confirmed on Tuesday.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[United confident for Club Brugge, Celtic wary of Malmo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![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[Ajax out of Champions League, Monaco through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ajax were eliminated at the third qualifying round stage of the UEFA Champions League after a humiliating 3-2 second-leg defeat to Rapid Vienna at the Amsterdam Arena, while Monaco thrashed Young Boys 4-0 to progress 7-1 on aggregate.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![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[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![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[Bonucci trying to forget Berlin]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has admitted he has misplaced the loser's medal he was given after the Turin giants' 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Bonaventura called up, Buffon & Verratti doubtful]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy coach Antonio Conte has called up AC Milan attacking midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura as the beaten 2012 finalists look to take another step towards qualification for UEFA EURO 2016 against Croatia on Friday.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Zaza, Barzagli out of Italy squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Simone Zaza and Andrea Barzagli have left Italy's squad ahead of Friday's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Croatia due to a lack of fitness, the Italian football federation have announced.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Rakitic: We’re only thinking about winning ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azulgrana 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[Injured Mandzukic to miss Sociedad game]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic will miss Atletico Madrid's clash with Real Sociedad on Tuesday due to an ankle injury, his coach Diego Simeone said Monday.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Paris rematch tops big international bill]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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.<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=happy-birthday-8-3-2015-2555423-2556179.htmlFIFA.com salutes the players who will be celebrating their birthday this week, including Thomas Gravesen, Roy Makaay and Ivan Rakitic.

 

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Sun, 08 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Modric back in training after missing three months]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was able to train with his team-mates for the first time in three months on Thursday as he nears a return from a thigh muscle tear.

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2515640.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's birthdays, with the FIFA Ballon d'Or holder, a Croatian hotshot and a Colombian midfield workhorse all celebrating.

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Awkward test awaits Libertadores champs]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259699/match=300298896/preview.htmlMon, 15 Dec 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Awesome Auckland breaking new ground]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=awesome-auckland-breaking-new-ground-2492213.htmlWe take a closer look at the groundbreaking Auckland City side, who have reached the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, with the part-timers from New Zealand set to face off against South America's champions San Lorenzo.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Auckland through as Tetouan pay the penalty]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259695/match=300298899/match-report.htmlWed, 10 Dec 2014 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Modric set for three-week absence]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Kovac names squad for Italy clash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Italy's Verratti to miss Croatia battle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Martino: Tevez faces fight for place]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Carlos Tevez faces a battle for a berth in the Argentina team after being recalled following three years in the international wilderness, new national coach Gerardo Martino warned on Tuesday. 

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Tevez set for Argentina return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2472340.htmlSat, 08 Nov 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2461970.htmlSun, 26 Oct 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Inter Milan's Kovacic to undergo tests after EURO injury]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mateo Kovacic picked up a knock while playing for Croatia in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Azerbaijan on Monday and the 20-year-old will undergo tests at Inter Milan to help determine the severity of the injury.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Iceland dent Dutch hopes, Pelle fires Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands' hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 took another blow as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace gave Iceland a 2-0 win in Group A, while Belgium drew Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Dutch relief as Italy's Chiellini stars and Belgium run riot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands fought back to beat Kazakhstan 3-1, Giorgio Chiellini stole the show in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan and Belgium blasted Andorra 6-0.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[English sides aim to build Europa momentum]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Key trio missing from Croatia squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Everton return in style as Spurs, Celtic held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Everton returned to Europe with a 4-1 UEFA Europa League win over Wolfsburg, while Scottish champions Celtic and Tottenham both drew on the road against Salzburg and Partizan respectively.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News