<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTMon, 19 Sep 2016 19:20:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Germany ease through but pain for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/308/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Groups C and D at UEFA EURO 2016 as Germany and Poland advanced with tight wins, while Croatia stunned Spain.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2802582.htmlIn our regular round-up of the week's footballing birthdays we celebrate the birthdays of a Cameroonian centre-back, a Beach Soccer World Cup legend, a World Cup-winning French talisman and an iconic USA Women's World Cup winner.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain and Italy show pedigree, Czechs peg back Croatians]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/237/8/index.htmlFri, 17 Jun 2016 23:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Italy down Belgium, Spain leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/159/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at Monday’s exciting UEFA EURO 2016 encounters headed by wins for Italy and hosts Spain, plus a stalemate for Republic of Ireland and Sweden.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2792008.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, 22 May 2016 10:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Saints, strikers and a first touch]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=saints-strikers-and-a-first-touch-2791398.html Scoring records evaporating in Naples, Paris and Prague feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an unlikely outfit’s relentless improvement and a fairytale start to a professional career.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 05:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany’s European title dream comes true]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=germany-s-european-title-dream-comes-true-2791357.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Glory, gilt-edged goals and giant crowds]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=glory-gilt-edged-goals-and-giant-crowds-2791320.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=europe-s-top-eight-battle-for-three-world-cup-tickets-2789648.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![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[Familiar faces succeed in Europe, Bayern stunned]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=familiar-faces-succeed-in-europe-bayern-stunned-2779461.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there was a familiar look as the race for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals took centre-stage. We also take in the latest from Japan and France, plus an unexpected shock for Germany’s in-form side.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Goal gluts and finished famines]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=goal-gluts-and-finished-famines-2766627.html Droughts dissolving for an Argentinian flea and a Bolivian force decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records falling on Australia’s west coast and Spain’s east coast.]]>Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Gunners, glory and goal machines]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wed-subbed-gunners-glory-and-goal-machines-2745137.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Tireless Darida aiming high]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tireless-darida-aiming-high-2730002.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group C preview: World champions against the rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-c-preview-world-champions-against-the-rest-2670256.htmlGermany still have to earn the right to defend the crown they won in Brazil. Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Norway are the biggest threats to Joachim Low's team.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 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[Denmark, Germany reach Rio 2016]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=denmark-germany-reach-rio-2016-2652704.htmlDenmark and Germany booked their tickets to the 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament by emerging from Group A at the UEFA European U-21 Championships.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Smicer: My greatest memory of all]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=5/news=smicer-my-greatest-memory-of-all-2608236.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2607820.htmlSun, 24 May 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=sunday-happy-birthday-to-you-2601286.html

Our latest edition features a trio of stars from Brazil 2014 - including a pair of South Americans in action on the final weekend - and an American Olympic gold medal winner.]]>
Sun, 03 May 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2601218.htmlSat, 02 May 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Money versus Manny: The Football World Predicts]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=4/news=money-versus-manny-the-football-world-predicts-2595658.htmlFIFA.com caught up with a series of footballers to hear who they're tipping to emerge victorious.]]>Fri, 01 May 2015 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[England emerge victorious in Cyprus]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=england-emerge-victorious-in-cyprus-2558310.htmlFIFA.com brings you a round-up of events from the Mediterranean, as England celebrated victory in the Cyprus Women’s Cup after defeating Women's World Cup hosts Canada in the final.]]>Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2535222.html
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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2480806.htmlIn our weekly birthday round-up we feature a Portuguese midfield maestro, the man who now has a penalty shot named after him, a recently retired American centre-back and Australia's all-time leading scorer.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/605/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Polish test for Germany, Pirlo returns]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/469/6/index.htmlThe second round of matches in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying provides opportunities for perennial powerhouses to get their campaigns on track. FIFA.com previews all the action. 

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Czechs leave it late to down Dutch]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/243/778/2/index.htmlThe Czech Republic's Vaclav Pilar grabbed a dramatic late winner against the Netherlands in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier to seal a surprise 2-1 victory in Prague.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Outfield players step in goal]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=outfield-players-step-goal-2305286.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the most striking anecdotes from this rare occurrence.    ]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2426135.htmlFIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Marcos: Scolari combines working and joking]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=marcos-scolari-combines-working-and-joking-2343366.htmlFIFA.com about Luiz Felipe Scolari's unique personality and coaching, Brazil's chances of winning a sixth FIFA World Cup and the world's best goalkeepers.]]>Fri, 23 May 2014 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[56 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=56-days-to-go-2320040.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the players who have played in the biggest fixture on planet football more than once.]]>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain toppled as Italy triumph]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=spain-toppled-italy-triumph-2276597.htmlItaly are the new kings of European futsal with a 3-1 victory over Russia after reigning champions Spain were toppled for the first time in almost a decade in the semi-finals. FIFA.com reviews the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 action.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[Award winners and teenage kicks]]>/news/y=2014/m=1/news=award-winners-and-teenage-kicks-2261055.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2014 07:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=1/news=happy-birthday-you-2257082.htmlAs we do every Sunday, FIFA.com looks ahead to a selection of footballers from around the globe who will be celebrating their birthdays this week, featuring Jaroslav Plasil, Sebastian Eguren and Juanfran.

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Sun, 05 Jan 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Olympiacos, Bayer advance on wild night]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/224/330/7/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the finale to four of the UEFA Champions League groups as Olympiacos and Bayer Leverkusen progressed, while there was drama in Istanbul with the crucial encounter between Galatasaray and Juventus forced off.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Eight spots up for grabs ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/224/182/7/index.htmlEight places remain in the UEFA Champions League last 16 and 15 sides will be looking to secure their place in the final round of groups matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014