<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13:00 GMTWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:53:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Legia inflict heavy defeat on Hoops, Lille win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Rakitic salutes Barça's big three]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015<![CDATA[Wolfsburg lose Perisic for start of season]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Liverpool seal Lovren deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Modric: Rodriguez and Kroos are fantastic signings]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Decima has relieved pressure and targeted a clean sweep of trophies in 2014/15.]]>Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Eduardo announces retirement from Croatia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=eduardo-announces-retirement-from-croatia-2406058.htmlEduardo da Silva, the Brazilian-born Croatian striker, announced his retirement from international football after making 64 caps and scoring 29 goals. 

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Atletico seal deal for Mandzukic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2013/2014<![CDATA[Chelsea swoop for Hajduk's Pasalic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Five memorable World Cup semi-finals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=five-memorable-world-cup-semi-finals-2401193.htmlMon, 07 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Croatia pin hopes on brighter future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=kroatien-hofft-auf-feurige-zukunft-2387971-2388037.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 20:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Chicharito back amongst the goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chicharito-back-amongst-the-goals-2383353.htmlEl Tri, with Chicharito netting on the biggest stage of all in a crucial encounter against Mexico.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Oranje’s Depay shines once more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=oranje-s-depay-shines-once-more-2383339.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 03:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazil, Mexico rise to the occasion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=brazil-mexico-rise-to-the-occassion-2382478.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 02:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mexico beat Croatia to spark Recife fiesta ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186452/match-report.htmlChicharito Hernandez to knock Croatia out of the tournament and book their own place in the Round of 16, where they will meet the Netherlands.]]>Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Nerves for Brazil, pride for Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=nerves-for-brazil-pride-for-spain-2380838.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 02:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sammir: We’re too good to go home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=sammir-we-re-too-good-to-go-home-2381006.htmlSammir, the Brazilian-born, naturalised Croatian midfielder talks to FIFA.com about playing a World Cup in the land of his birth and the upcoming match against Mexico.

 

 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Marquez: Mexico won't play for draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=marquez-mexico-won-t-play-for-draw-2380840.htmlMexico captain Rafael Marquez leads his country out against Croatia for the 15th time in FIFA World Cup finals, with Brazil 2014 making it four tournaments for the veteran centre-back. He talks to FIFA about Mexico's chances of making the Round of 16, and how the excitement of a World Cup never gets old.

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Olic: Twelve years and still going strong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=olic-twelve-years-and-still-going-strong-2376962.htmlAfter doubling his FIFA World Cup tally against Cameroon, 12 years after opening his account, Ivica Olic spoke to FIFA.com on longevity, sacrifice and superstitious predictions with coach Niko Kovac.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Finke: Card no reason to see red]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=finke-red-card-no-reason-to-lose-it-2377068.html'Unacceptable' behaviour from some of Cameroon's players was behind the 4-0 loss to Croatia, says coach Volker Finke as the Indomitable Lions crash out of the FIFA World Cup.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Memphis the hero for Oranje]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=memphis-el-heroe-naranja-2376893-2376934.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kovac: Take rest before 'serious' test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=kovac-take-rest-before-serious-test-2376992.htmlCroatia's players have been told to take some rest by coach Niko Kovac after destroying Cameroon 4-0 in 'very difficult conditions'.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for kings in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mixed-fortunes-for-kings-in-brazil-2375903.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 03:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Croatia boost hopes, Cameroon bow out]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186453/match-report.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 00:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mandzukic eager to face Cameroon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mandzukic-eager-to-face-cameroon-2375631.htmlCroatia striker Mario Mandzukic is ready to face Cameroon on Wednesday following his return from suspension.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Spain seek redemption, Oranje aim to maintain sheen]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=spain-seek-redemption-oranje-aim-to-maintain-sheen-2374397.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 02:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Eto'o plays fitness mind games]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=eto-o-plays-fitness-mind-games-2375295.htmlCameroon captain Samuel Eto'o has backtracked on his announcement of being certain to miss the Group A clash with Croatia, caliming 'pre-match secrets' are part of football.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Pranjic called in from the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pranjic-called-in-from-the-cold-2374471.htmlCroatia's Mario Mandzukic and Danijel Pranjic were unable to play in the Europeans' 3-1 defeat by Brazil due to suspension and injury respectively but as Pranjic told FIFA.com, the duo are eagerly awaiting Wednesday's clash with Cameroon.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Barcelona complete Rakitic signing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2013/2014<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 18-20]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-18-20-2373453.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 15:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Modric back to training after foot scan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=modric-back-to-training-after-foot-scan-2372469.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Neymar fires Brazil to comeback victory]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186456/match-report.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2014 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sampaio: You can't imagine this match]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=sampaio-you-can-t-imagine-this-match-2368592.html​FIFA.com​.]]>Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Memorable Opening Match goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=memorable-opening-match-goals-2368374.htmlFIFA.com relives the first goals scored at FIFA World Cups over recent decades dating back to Erwin Vandenbergh’s shock winner over holders Argentina in 1982 through to Siphiwe Tshabalala’s inspirational strike for South Africa four years ago.]]>Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Croatia vow to attack Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=croatia-vow-to-attack-brazil-2368492.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2014 00:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spotlight on Brazil as World Cup No.20 begins...]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=spotlight-on-brazil-as-world-cup-no-20-begins-2368206.html​FIFA.com​.]]>Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Where do their loyalties lie?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=where-do-their-loyalties-lie-2368004.htmlThey’re Croatians. They live in Brazil. Members of the Sacra Paulistana Croatian Society express their emotions to FIFA.com as their birth nation and home nation prepare to collide.

 

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Guide for fans attending Brazil 2014 matches]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=guide-for-fans-attending-brazil-2014-matches-2367821.htmlFIFA.com, aided by Claudia Leitte and Pitbull, has produced hints and tips in order for fans attending FIFA World Cup games to have a safe and enjoyable experience.]]>Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Suker: I hope Croatia can do even better than 1998]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=suker-i-hope-croatia-can-do-even-better-than-1998-2363078.htmlAhead of the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup featuring Brazil and Croatia, FIFA.com spoke to Davor Suker about the tournament's striker, his county's golden generation of 1998 and why he believes that Croatians and Brazilians are quite similar. 

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Nishimura to referee the Opening Match of Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=nishimura-to-referee-the-opening-match-of-brazil-2014-2367101.htmlJapan’s Yuichi Nishimura has been assigned as the referee for the Opening Match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday 12 June.

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Mexico relying on marshal Marquez]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mexico-relying-on-marshal-marquez-2367128.htmlMexico centre-back Rafael Marquez is set to extend his record 12 FIFA World Cup appearances for his country in Brazil, and his impact on the team has been felt by head coach Miguel Herrera and his team-mates.

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Ramos: Spain looking for Brazil revenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ramos-spain-looking-for-brazil-revenge-2364671.htmlSpain defender Sergio Ramos said his country will have revenge on their mind at the FIFA World Cup after they were humbled 3-0 by hosts Brazil in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final.

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Executive fully backs Brazil to host a great 2014 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/congress/news/newsid=2355983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2014<![CDATA[The squads in numbers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=07-06-the-squads-in-numbers-2355640.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at the Brazil 2014 squads.]]>Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[U-20 graduates set to shine in Brazil ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=u-20-graduates-set-to-shine-in-brazil-2355313.htmlFIFA.com reviews the players on the verge of competing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup who have already learned important lessons at a FIFA U-20 World Cup. 

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Absent, but not forgotten]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ilustres-ausentes-2354521-2355306.htmlThey say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so here at FIFA.com we want to pay tribute to the slew of top-class performers who, whether through injury or because their countries failed to qualify, will be missing out on the trip to Brazil.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Croatia and Iran land in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=croatia-and-iran-land-in-brazil-for-the-fifa-world-cuptm-2354153.htmlFollowing Australia, the first of the 31 teams to land in Brazilian territory for the FIFA World Cup last week, Croatia and Iran arrived in the country on 3 June. 

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Will the Opening Match be high-scoring?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA Weekly question on this occasion is: History tells us that the Opening Match is not usually a high-scoring encounter. Why should this year be any different?]]>Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:33:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Modric, Mandzukic lead Croatia's World Cup squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=modric-manduzkic-lead-croatia-s-world-cup-squad-2347026.htmlCroatia coach Niko Kovac named his 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup led by experienced duo Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic. 

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Sat, 31 May 2014 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Eduardo: If only I could sing both anthems]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=eduardo-if-only-i-had-the-chance-to-sing-both-anthems-2345408.htmlFIFA.com about the prospect of lining up against his county of birth at the FIFA World Cup, what people have been saying to him about it, Brazil’s quality and Croatia’s quest to surpass the class of ’98.]]>Wed, 28 May 2014 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Croatia's Kranjcar to miss World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=croatia-s-kranjcar-to-miss-world-cup-2344403.htmlTwitter account on Monday Niko Kranjcar will miss out on the FIFA World Cup due to a hamstring injury the midfielder picked up at the weekend.]]>Mon, 26 May 2014 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™