<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 15 Nov 2016 11:52:00 GMTWed, 16 Nov 2016 13:01:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Barça’s run ends as Bayern close in]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=barca-s-run-ends-as-bayern-close-in-2850822.htmlFIFA.com reports on a weekend of mixed emotions for some of the leading lights in women’s club football, with disappointment for Barcelona and joy for the likes of Bayern Munich, Brondby and Melbourne City. ]]>Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European favourites march on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-favourites-march-on-2849524.htmlFriday's UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw the favourites keep their focus to either go top of their groups or extend their leads at the summit. FIFA.com rounds up Friday's action.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe
<![CDATA[No change at the top ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=no-change-at-the-top-2848645.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2848022.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, 06 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Laudrup: We were so close to beating Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=laudrup-we-were-so-close-to-beating-brazil-2844027.htmlDenmark legend Brian Laudrup, who was a key component in their most successful period in history, reflects on reaching the quarter-finals of 1998 FIFA World Cup France, as well as winning UEFA EURO 1992 and the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™
<![CDATA[Van der Vaart: If the Netherlands call, I’ll always say yes]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=10/news=van-der-vaart-if-the-netherlands-call-i-ll-always-say-yes-2843691.htmlWe catch up with Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart, discussing his new stage of career in Denmark, looking back on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final and gives his views on the current state of the Netherlands side.

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[England held, Germany push on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=england-held-germany-push-on-2842764.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Revenge, a winning debut and impressive underdogs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=revenge-a-winning-debut-and-impressive-underdogs-2842084.htmlSun, 09 Oct 2016 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[PSG, PSV and flag-flying Foxes]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=psg-psv-and-flag-flying-foxes-2837863.htmlThe Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Manchester City celebrate, Potsdam in control]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=manchester-city-celebrate-potsdam-in-control-2837186.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest news from the world of women’s club football - from USA and Germany to England and Sweden.]]>Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[BWP, BVB & Super Mario]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bwp-bvb-super-mario-2836057.html He’s back. You know who. So, too, is a goalscoring goalkeeper and a familiar shutout in a fierce derby. With a free-scoring English forward and German powerhouse also featuring, here’s FIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Star-studded memories of the first Futsal World Cup]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=star-studded-memories-of-the-first-futsal-world-cup-2830895.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![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™<![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™<![CDATA[Rosengard win cup, Chicago eye play-offs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=rosengard-win-cup-chicago-eye-play-offs-2824128.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the most recent events in women’s club football.]]>Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2822090.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Defensive discipline produces final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=defensive-discipline-produces-final-four-2822115.htmlDefensive solidity was the order of matchday eight at the Olympic Football Tournaments, as Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Germany all kept clean sheets in their respective quarter-finals to progress to the last four.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Dream Team dismantle Denmark, into final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=dream-team-dismantle-denmark-into-semis-2821963.htmlThe latest edition of Nigeria's Men's Olympic Football Tournament 'Dream Team' saw off Denmark in a straightforward 2-0 quarter-final victory at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Vibe: I'm expecting a tough match]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=vibe-i-m-expecting-a-tough-match-2821897.htmlSpeaking exclusively with FIFA.com, Denmark captain Lasse Vibe reflects on the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 group stage and looks ahead to his nation's quarter-final meet with Nigeria. 

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Excitement in store with semi-finals in sight]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=excitement-in-store-with-semi-finals-in-sight-2821843.htmlThe quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament sees an all-South American encounter, a meeting between two European sides with unfinished business, a clash of footballing styles and cultures, and a tactical battle that should feature plenty of pace and explosiveness. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action.  

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's quarter-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-quarter-finals-2821682.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil hit form to keep golden dream alive]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-hit-form-to-keep-golden-dream-alive-2821234.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 03:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Substitute Skov claims valuable win for Denmark]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=substitute-skov-claims-valuable-win-for-denmark-2820293.htmlMon, 08 Aug 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Gomes: Life has taught me how to defend myself ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gomes-life-has-taught-me-how-to-defend-myself-2819956.htmlFIFA.com why he enjoys being the hard man of his squad and how his upbringing contributed to the player he has become.]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 13:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Iraq, Denmark share spoils]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=iraq-denmark-share-spoils-2819507.htmlIraq and Denmark opened the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with an entertaining goalless draw at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Denmark's Middelboe, an Olympic history-maker]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=denmark-s-middelboe-an-olympic-history-maker-2819215.htmlFIFA.com recounts the remarkable life and times of Nils Middelboe, the man who score the competition's first-ever goal.]]>Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=winston-reid-hernan-crespo-happy-birthday-2810372.htmlA prolific goalscorer for Argentina, a Kiwi hero, a 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner and a member of Bulgaria's golden generation from USA 1994 all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2803741.htmlA three-time FIFA World Cup™ star with France, a Brazilian icon, a 2016 English Premier League winner and two FIFA Women's World Cup participants all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Danish prospect shaped by Brazilian roots]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=danish-prospect-shaped-by-brazilian-roots-2802884.htmlFIFA.com about the influence his Brazilian family roots have had in forging his football outlook.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Celebrations in Denmark, poignant scenes Stateside]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=celebrations-in-denmark-poignant-scenes-stateside-2802701.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s club football headlined by some top-of-the-table meetings in USA and a league title in Denmark. There is also news from Norway and Scotland, as well as Sweden where a two-way charge for glory is shaping up.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Exciting title races and a double winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=exciting-title-races-and-a-double-winner-2801629.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2801194.htmlA prolific Canadian striker, an Ecuadorian combative defensive midfielder and a Roma legend all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

 

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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