<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:49:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Ronaldo, Lewandowski hit hat-tricks, Greece hit rock bottom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Barça-Juve: Five battles in three cities]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Hamstring strain sidelines USA captain Dempsey]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=United States captain and Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey suffered a right hamstring strain in training and will not play in two American friendlies in Europe.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Deschamps hands Fekir maiden France call-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/256/773/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Riddersholm: Innovation underpins Midtjylland miracle ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Olsen to quit after EURO 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Denmark coach Morten Olsen announced he will step down after next year's UEFA EURO 2016 having spent 15 years with the national side. 

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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 ™<![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[Eriksen: Just give me the ball]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![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
<![CDATA[Hojbjerg pens Bayern extension, loaned to Augsburg]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Danish international midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg extended his contract with Bayern Munich until June 2018 before going on loan to Augsburg until the end of the season.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Fresh hope for Denmark's homeless]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=fresh-hope-for-denmark-s-homeless-2487845.htmlThu, 04 Dec 2014 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Joy for PSG, glory for Perth]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=joy-for-psg-glory-for-perth-2476035.htmlFIFA.com’s latest look at women’s club football visits three continents and is highlighted by the ongoing rise of Paris Saint-Germain, Perth Glory soaring to new heights and Urawa Red Diamonds on the verge of success.]]>Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany labour as Ronaldo sets goal record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany laboured to a 4-0 win over Gibraltar, Cristiano Ronaldo became the tournament's all-time leading scorer, and Scotland edged the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying. 

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Hobro IK: Denmark’s friendly small town club]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=hobro-ik-danemarks-sympathischer-kleinstadt-klub-2463670-2463707.htmlThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[World champion invites the FIWC to Copenhagen]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=world-champion-invites-fiwc-to-copenhagen-2456541.htmlFIFA.com spends some time with current FIWC champion August Rosenmeier in his hometown of Copenhagen. Take an inside look at the daily life of a FIFA Interactive World Cup champion. 

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[The thirteen flags of the EURO for Europe]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=the-thirteen-flags-of-the-euro-for-europe-2456405.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows the host cities' presentation for a ground-breaking event.]]>Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![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[Germany and France catching up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=germany-and-france-catching-up-2441621.htmlThere are no changes at the very top of the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, but Germany have cut the USA's lead to a mere six points, while all ten CONMEBOL teams are ranked. 

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![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[Part-time professionals create new Danish fairytale]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com learns about Danish sensation Hobro, currently second in the Danish Superliga despite being a part-time outfit.]]>Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=ALKA Superliga 2014/2015<![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[Rosenmeier: It was my time ]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/interactiveworldcup/2014/news/newsid=2428890/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=New FIFA Interactive World Cup champion August Rosenmeier spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about the path that lead him to his first interactive world title at FIWC 2014 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014
<![CDATA[Group stage berths in sight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015