<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 18:09:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Dempsey hat-trick powers USA into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 18 Jul 2015 23:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Battle-hardened USA ready for Cuba]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 01:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Cuba into quarters, T&T deny Mexico in wild affair]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Mexico stumble, T&T remain perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico cruise as T&T take down Guatemala]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Hunt on for CONCACAF crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Central American four lead the way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=central-american-four-lead-the-way-2649971.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the second round of qualifying in CONCACAF on the road to Russia 2018, where El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala all booked passage.]]>Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Captain Cuba up among the stars]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=captain-cuba-up-among-the-stars-2647060.htmlCuba skipper Yenier Marquez spoke to ​FIFA.com ​about his meeting with Pele and Raul, his two decades in the Cuban national team set-up and his side's hopes for their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s road to Russia continues ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=concacaf-s-road-to-russia-continues-2639618.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's second round of Russia 2018 qualifying in the CONCACAF Zone, where El Salvador, Canada and Cuba all take their bows.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF celebrates Women’s Football Day in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=concacaf-celebrates-women-s-football-day-in-style-2608192.htmlFIFA.com looks back on CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day and the outstanding events the member associations in the region put on to support the continued development and growth of the game.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Wright stuff for USA?]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-wright-stuff-for-usa-2534249.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at USA phenom Haji Wright, getting set to take on CONCACAF's best in Honduras with a place at the U-17 World Cup on the line. ]]>Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw lights 2018 touch paper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-draw-lights-2018-touch-paper-2507377.htmlThe first qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region are now known, with some of the smallest competitors in the confederation set to take the pitch in March.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-and-concacaf-introduce-club-licensing-in-the-concacaf-region-2507080.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Russia begins in Miami]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=road-to-russia-begins-in-miami-2506304.htmlCONCACAF will enter the fray for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in March, with a draw in Miami for the region's early qualifying rounds scheduled for Thursday.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF contenders' sights on New Zealand]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-contenders-sights-on-new-zealand-2504176.htmlFIFA.com previews the battle regional supremacy at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, with four precious spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 up for grabs.]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Success stories help shape future of women’s football]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=success-stories-help-shape-future-of-women-s-football-2471093.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Aussies go ninth, Swiss reach personal best]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=6/news=aussies-go-ninth-swiss-reach-personal-best-2377051.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA invests USD 200 million in football development in 2013]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-invests-usd-200-million-football-development-2013-2247063.htmlWed, 18 Dec 2013 09:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=11/news=portugal-and-brazil-return-top-ten-2230272.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President opens FIFA Development Seminar in CONCACAF]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-president-opens-fifa-development-seminar-concacaf-2201764.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb and FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke today kicked-off a four-day FIFA Development Seminar in Grand Cayman.

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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Panama rout Cuba to reach Gold Cup semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A brace from Gabriel Torres and Blas Perez propelled Panama to a 6-1 rout over Cuba, despite the Cubans taking the early lead, setting up a semi-final showdown for Panama against Mexico. 

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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Gold rush kicks into high gear in New World]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The CONCACAF Gold Cup enters the quarter-final stage Saturday, and FIFA.com previews the action as usual suspects USA, Mexico and Costa Rica all remain in the fray, while outside hopefuls are on the lookout for more surprises.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Last hurrah for a Cuban icon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to the goalkeeper ahead of the quarter-final with Panama about his two-decade football journey.]]>Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Finals, a fee and a French collection ]]>/news/y=2013/m=7/news=finals-fee-and-french-collection-2137321.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, alongside record feats for France’s U-20s and Sweden’s women.]]>Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[USA edge Costa Rica, Cuba create history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Jul 2013 03:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[USA, Costa Rica earn quarter-final berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=USA came from behind to beat Cuba 4-1 and Costa Rica edged Belize 1-0 to secure passage to the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013 quarter-finals with one group stage match day still to play.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 01:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Goals aplenty as USA, Costa Rica cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:33:30 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[New-look Mexico, USA chase Gold Cup crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mexico will aim to make it three titles in a row when they kick off the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a tournament featuring a host of new faces and experimental line-ups.

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Sat, 06 Jul 2013 12:15:30 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Group B: Goals galore as Portugal claim pole]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=group-goals-galore-portugal-claim-pole-2123808.htmlSun, 30 Jun 2013 16:18:23 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Departing teams ponder lessons learned]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=departing-teams-muse-lessons-learned-2123791.htmlFIFA.com gathered reaction from the eliminated octet.  ]]>Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Futures formed as waits begin]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=futures-formed-waits-begin-2121313.html The first day of the final round of group games saw many side's futures at Turkey 2013 finally set in stone, with Korea Republic and Ghana facing a wait to see if they reach the last 16. FIFA.com reviews the action. 

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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Five-star Portugal cruise through ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232830/match-report.htmlThu, 27 Jun 2013 16:53:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Ajagun convinced more goals will come]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=ajagun-convinced-the-goals-will-come-2119710.htmlFIFA.com he believes it should be plenty more.]]>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Cuba savouring historic adventure]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cuba-savouring-historic-adventure-2119937.htmlFIFA.com about Cuba's landmark FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign, his own road to this competition and his hopes for the future.  ]]>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[In-form strikers and last chances]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232851/preview.htmlWed, 26 Jun 2013 07:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Cuba no match for Nigeria]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232821/match-report.htmlNigeria got their Turkey 2013 back on track as they beat Cuba 3-0 in a one-sided affair in Kayseri, with Animu Umar's first-half brace being added to by Abdul Ajagun scoring his third of the tournament.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Last 16 in sight for European heavyweights]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232815/preview.htmlFIFA.com previews the action. ]]>Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Europeans excel amid colourful celebrations]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=europeans-excel-amid-colourful-celebrations-2115197.htmlTurkey 2013 burst into life today and opened with a whopping 17 goals, silky celebrations, colours galore and a great night for the European contingent. FIFA.com rounds up the opening day.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Korea fight back to down Cuba]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Debutants Cuba eyeing bright future]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=debutants-cuba-eyeing-bright-future-2113596.htmlThu, 20 Jun 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Blatter: I can’t wait to see the best two U-20 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Turkey’s organisation of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, why it’s a must-watch event and some of the teams he’s looking forward to seeing.]]>Fri, 24 May 2013 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Mexico juniors continue to dominate]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=mexico-juniors-continue-dominate-2061234.htmlSat, 20 Apr 2013 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Blatter: Cuban football is setting an example ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=4/news=blatter-cuban-football-setting-example-2060318.htmlMaking the third stop of his tour of Central America and the Caribbean, the FIFA President paid tribute to Cuban football and had a productive meeting with the country’s President Raul Castro.

 

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Development tops agenda of Blatter’s CONCACAF trip]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=4/news=development-tops-agenda-blatter-concacaf-trip-2057240.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2013 08:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico lead U-17 pack in Panama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Anticipation coupled with ambition]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=anticipation-coupled-with-ambition-2046038.htmlFIFA.com looks at all the reaction after a glittering FIFA U-20 World Cup draw in Istanbul laid out the path to glory for 24 nations at Turkey 2013.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Hosts face CONMEBOL champs, France meet Spain]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=hosts-face-conmebol-champs-france-meet-spain-2044340.htmlMon, 25 Mar 2013 17:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013