<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 30 Nov 2014 09:02:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 08:01:13 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In 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[Italians held, Czechs march on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying in a game halted for a spell due to crowd trouble, while Czech Republic maintained their 100 per cent start to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Iceland.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Lightweights aim to plant more EURO blows]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Foursome into last 32, Everton beat Lille]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Salzburg, Dinamo Moscow, Legia Warsaw, and Fiorentina made certain of their places in the UEFA Europa League knockout stages after wins, while Tottenham, Everton, and Inter Milan must wait a little longer for their chance to secure progress.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[England to face Italy, Portugal and Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/247/184/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=England, Italy, Portugal and Sweden were all drawn together in Group B of the UEFA U-21 championship to be held in the Czech Republic next year.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[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[Polish test for Germany, Pirlo returns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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[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[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
<![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[Hiddink fumes at Dutch display]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Iceland take down Turkey, Cyprus shock Bosnia and Herzegovina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Czech Republic pulled off a surprising 2-1 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match, while Iceland took down Turkey 3-0 and Cyprus stunned Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Czechs leave it late to down Dutch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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[Hiddink to use similar tactics, Iceland confident]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Group A of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign is previewed, where Guus Hiddink has said he is prepared to use the Netherlands' successful tactics against Czech Republic, while Iceland are confident ahead of their clash with Turkey

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Klinsmann tests USA youth in Czech friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his roster for next week's friendly at the Czech Republic, including 15 players aged under 25. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Outfield players step in goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Courtois: I hope Cech stays at Chelsea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After an impressive showing at Turf Moor in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley, Thibaut Courtois has said he hopes fellow goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay at Stamford Bridge despite the Belgian international unwilling to give up his spot in between the posts.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Celtic crash out, Zenit advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Zenit St. Petersburg overturned a one-goal deficit to come through 3-1 on aggregate against AEL Limassol in their UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match, while Celtic crashed out to Legia Warsaw 6-1 on aggregate. 

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Lyon in comfortable win, Hull draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Cech: I'm doing everything to make Mourinho pick me]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[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[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 ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2013/m=12/news=five-goalkeepers-shortlisted-for-fifa-fifpro-world-2013-2237848.htmlMon, 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]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=france-run-riot-germany-dominate-2231228.htmlFIFA.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