<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 23 May 2014 13:46:00 GMTFri, 23 May 2014 13:59:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[London, Munich compete for showpieces]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/432/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of London's Wembley Stadium and Munich's Allianz Arena will host the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final and final, after the two put their names forward for the tournament's climax.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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[Outfield players step in goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The history of football is full of examples with outfield players forced into pulling on goalkeeping gloves. FIFA.com looks at some of the most striking anecdotes from this rare occurrence.    

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Benfica beat Spurs, Juve held in derby]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Benfica took a commanding lead against Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Europa League last 16 tie with a 3-1 away win, while Mario Gomez scored late to give Fiorentina a 1-1 draw at Juventus.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Sevilla, Spurs through as Swans crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The last 16 round of the UEFA Europa League promises some mouthwatering match-ups after Thursday's action saw Sevilla win 2-1, Tottenham Hotspur take down Dnipro 3-2 and Napoli advance.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Wenger: Rosicky will stay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Soriano shines for Salzburg, Lazio lose]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spain toppled as Italy triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As 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[Villa's Kozak out for rest of season]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Olympiacos, Bayer advance on wild night]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Leverkusen, Olympiacos qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayer Leverkusen and Olympiacos both secured berths on the last round of group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League, while Galatasaray and Juventus' crucial encounter was abandoned due to heavy snowfall. 

 

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Eight spots up for grabs ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eight 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
<![CDATA[Ujfalusi hangs up his boots]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Five goalkeepers shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:45:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[France run riot, Germany dominate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the latest action from the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers, including a goal spree by France and vital wins for the Netherlands and Israel.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lyon, Lazio amongst qualified sides]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Nasri: We need to defend as a team]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Samir Nasri believes the entire Manchester City team must take responsibility for their recent defensive shortcomings and work together to stop leaking goals.

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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[United, Real through as Bayern set record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Manchester United and Real Madrid progressed to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League on a goal-filled evening after holders Bayern Munich had won a record tenth consecutive game in the competition.

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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Five former winners facing elimination]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=11 teams can secure passage to the UEFA Champions League knockout phase this week, while five former winners of the European competition, including Juventus and Borussia Dortmund face an early exit if they fail to win.

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Vrba to take over as Czech coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/222/570/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs, Valencia, Fiorentina all through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern, City advance while PSG stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action headlined by early progression for holders Bayern Munich and knockout round debutants Manchester City, while PSG and Manchester United were both held to draws.]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern, City through as Real draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Champions League giants eye last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews midweek UEFA Champions League action where a number of the continent's big guns are aiming to claim early progression to the knockout stage with holders Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona among them.]]>Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Injured Robben sits out Pilsen trip]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/221/795/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Claudio Ranieri compares coaching in his homeland to jumping from the sky, Vincenzo Montella ridicules a valuation of one of his stars, and Arsene Wenger on the player he feels is better than Messi and Ronaldo.

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Sat, 02 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Clubs inspired by foreign flavours]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks into some of football's top foreign-infused clubs.]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ibra, Ronaldo dazzle as favourites impress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Kiessling, Ibra & Ribery all shine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Pesice: The Czechs will qualify for EURO 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=pesice-the-czech-will-qualify-for-euro-2016-2203292.htmlFIFA.com about what went wrong for them in Brazil 2014 qualifying, the quest to reach the next European finals and the nation's emerging youngsters.]]>Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Czech Republic win in Bulgaria, both miss out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=czech-republic-win-bulgaria-both-miss-out-2196242.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 21:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Rosicky out of Czech qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=rosicky-out-czech-qualifiers-2191968.htmlMon, 07 Oct 2013 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lyon held, Spurs, Swans win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern down City, United pegged back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA Champions League holders Bayern Munich saw off Manchester City with a resounding 3-1 win, while City's neighbours Manchester United conceded an equaliser 15 minutes from time to draw at Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Horvath relishing Plzen adventure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his career thus far and his latest adventure, at the age of 38, in the UEFA Champions League.]]>Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com look back at one of Africa's finest stars George Weah, a Barcelona and Real Madrid league-winner in Alberto Celades and Czech star Tomas Rosicky.]]>Sun, 29 Sep 2013 10:41:26 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Guinea's Traore upbeat after heart attack]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/935/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 23 Sep 2013 03:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Man City off to perfect start]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Manchester City got their 2013/14 UEFA Champions League campaign off to a positive start when they scored three second half goals in the space of ten minutes to blank Czech champions Viktoria Plzen 3-0 on the road. 

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:33:23 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Pesice named interim Czech Republic coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=pesice-named-interim-czech-republic-coach-2173655.htmlThe head of the Czech Republic football association, Miroslav Pelta, has announced that Josef Pesice has been named interim coach for the remainder of the country's FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 

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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Italian fightback seizes Brazilian ticket]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italian-fightback-seizes-brazilian-ticket-2169534.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 22:23:39 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone