<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTWed, 20 Apr 2016 09:59:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2779206.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Arsene Wenger talks about the legacy of Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi talks about his relationship with the great Diego Maradona, a lower league tweet goes viral and much more.]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware secured, cup ambitions tested]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=silverware-secured-cup-ambitions-tested-2771447.htmlFIFA.com takes in the latest in women’s club football where Europe’s various leagues are building towards exciting finales, or starting out on fresh campaigns.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2771232.htmlA FIFA World Cup finalist, Iranian icon and UEFA Champions League winner all feature in our weekly birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2769879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get a scientific look at Leicester City's impact on the city, Jetro Willems takes a rather humourous approach to picking his dream five-a-side team and Gianluigi Buffon's latest achievement is given the Star Wars treatment.]]>Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Peak Performance]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=peak-performance-2769225.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=PerformanceKind=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[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2766232.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Brazilian World Cup winner, a FIFA Confederations Cup champion, a Norwegian supersub and a Swedish superstar all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Hareide: Denmark job an ideal challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=hareide-denmark-job-an-ideal-challenge-2763983.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Denmark coach Age Harried about taking on his latest challenge, preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the changes in football over his years in management and much more.

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2747951.htmlSun, 27 Dec 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[England look to futsal for their Messi, Ronaldo]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=england-look-to-futsal-for-their-messi-ronaldo-2719460.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2708963.htmlSami Hyppia, Asisat Oshoala, Xherdan Shaqiri and Martin Jorgensen are among the famous footballers celebrating a birthday this week in FIFA.com's weekly feature.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2678959.htmlA Danish defender, a Dutch stopper and a Serbian giant all feature in our regular feature, a review of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Santi sparks Seville celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=1/news=santi-sparks-seville-celebrations-1005618.htmlDebutant keeper Santiago Canizares emerged as the hero when ten-man Spain beat Denmark en route to USA 1994. We take a look back.

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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:23:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Hojbjerg heading in the right direction]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=hojbjerg-heading-in-the-right-direction-2671779.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Danish international Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is currently plying his trade in Germany with Bayern Munich, and the young midfielder spoke to use about Denmark's road to Russia 2018, settling into life in the German Bundesliga and much more.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670857.html FIFA.com shares some of the more intriguing quips and quotes from around the world of football, this week featuring a rock band, a love story, sportsmanship, diarrhea and tattoos.]]>Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware and stumbles as season finales loom ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=silverware-and-stumbles-as-season-finales-loom-2670221.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly review of women’s club football also looks at the latest from Scandinavia, as Linkopings defied the odds to claim a cup triumph, plus the opening to the new season in Denmark.]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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[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[Giant-killing Faroes flying high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=olsen-s-faroes-flying-high-2664804.htmlFIFA.com profiles the remarkable progress of Lars Olsen's minnows.]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:38:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Swede success for maiden champs]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=swede-success-for-maiden-champs-2654425.htmlSweden secured their first UEFA U-21 European Championship title with a penalty shootout victory in the final over Portugal as FIFA.com reviews the thrilling action from the Czech Republic with the finalists, Germany and Denmark all bound for Rio 2016.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[European foursome bound for Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=european-foursome-bound-for-brazil-2652963.htmlPortugal and Sweden finished first and second respectively in Group B at the UEFA European U-21 Championship on Wednesday, sealing the final two European spots bound for Brazil next summer to compete at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio de Janeiro 2016.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Sorensen’s summer cycling odyssey]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sorensen-s-summer-cycling-odyssey-2650866.htmlFIFA.com about his remarkable plans for the summer, to cycle 3600 miles across the USA for charity, as well as recalling some FIFA World Cup memories.]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Barça-Juve: Five battles in three cities]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/261/901/4/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps their head-to-head history.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2610300.htmlThis week we feature an attacking Argentinian, a goal-scoring German, an American pioneer in women's football and a Ghanaian great who are among those celebrating birthdays.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Stars align for Chicago, Rosengard]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stars-align-for-chicago-rosengard-2608282.htmlTue, 26 May 2015 03:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2607627.htmlSat, 23 May 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA brings its global health initiative to Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-brings-its-global-health-initiative-to-europe-2606979.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Holders reign ends, silverware on offer]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=holders-reign-ends-silverware-on-offer-2594897.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club news with the UEFA Women’s Champions League finalists determined, a dramatic finale on offer in Germany, plus glory elsewhere across the Old Continent.]]>Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[All smiles in Paris, Portland and Chelsea]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=all-smiles-in-paris-portland-and-chelsea-2592726.htmlTue, 21 Apr 2015 13:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Denmark's untouchable flea]]>/[pathprefix]fifa-tournaments/players-coaches/do-you-remember/people=55555/index.htmlFIFA.com about his career, from innovative penalties with Johan Cruyff to FA Cup wins and an eventful time at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:38:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Colourful Nadim forges her own path to success ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=colourful-nadim-forges-her-own-path-to-success-2581599.htmlFIFA.com speaks with charismatic Sky Blue FC striker Nadia Nadim about being a role-model for Muslim players, her unique back-story and that headband.]]>Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar names reign in Europe, Japan’s new season blossoms ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=familiar-names-reign-in-europe-japan-s-new-season-blossoms-2580425.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest women’s club football news where spring has brought a new season in Japan, while a familiar quartet won their way into the UEFA Women’s Champions League last-four.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Riddersholm: Innovation underpins Midtjylland miracle ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=riddersholm-innovation-underpins-midtjylland-miracle-2567017.htmlFIFA.com hears the details from their coach, Glen Riddersholm. ]]>Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=ALKA Superliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Rare stumble for Wolfsburg, domestic queens shine]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=rare-stumble-for-wolfsburg-domestic-queens-shine-2565697.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest in women’s club football, where the favourites were untroubled in Denmark, Spain and Scotland, but a rare defeat for Wolfsburg has created a dramatic title race in Germany.]]>Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA come out top in Canada 2015 audition]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=usa-come-out-top-in-canada-2015-audition-2557890.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the action from the prestigious Algarve Cup where nine Canada 2015 participants enjoyed invaluable preparation, but it was USA who once again took home the trophy.]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=happy-birthday-8-3-2015-2555423-2556179.htmlFIFA.com salutes the players who will be celebrating their birthday this week, including Thomas Gravesen, Roy Makaay and Ivan Rakitic.

 

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Sun, 08 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Wozniacki: I get goosebumps at Anfield]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=wozniacki-i-get-goosebumps-at-anfield-2545886.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=VIP interviewTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2534672.htmlInteresting utterances from David Beckham, Parma's team manager Sandro Melli, Chelsea's Jose Mourinho and Wolfsburg's Nicklas Bendtner all make the cut for our weekly round-up of the top quotes from around the world of football.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2526378.htmlLes Bleues all celebrating.]]>Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Tim Rosenmeier: August became very good, very fast]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=tim-rosenmeier-august-became-very-good-very-fast-2509545.htmlFIFA.com sat down with the FIWC Champion's older brother to talk about his Ballon d’Or experience, August’s gaming beginnings and the pressure of watching his little brother compete for the world title.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Rosenmeier: Ballon d'Or has motivated me to win again]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=rosenmeier-ballon-d-or-has-motivated-me-to-win-again-2506510.htmlReigning FIFA Interactive World Cup Champion August Rosenmeier sat down with FIFA.com for an exclusive interview during his trip to Zurich for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014. 

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to You!]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=sunday-happy-birthday-to-you-2504678.htmlFIFA.com looks at those footballers celebrating a birthday this week, with a Mexican Olympic gold medal winner, a living legend of French football and an old Algerian star among those turning a year older.]]>Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Follow August at the FIFA Ballon d’Or ]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=follow-august-at-the-fifa-ballon-d-or-2504149.htmlIt's almost time for defending FIWC champion August Rosenmeier to travel to Zurich for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014. Follow August's experience right here!

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015