<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTWed, 16 Nov 2016 09:39:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil stay perfect as Messi & Sanchez excel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-stay-perfect-amid-wins-for-chile-argentina-and-ecuador-2851486.htmlLionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez were two of the stars of the latest round of Russia 2018 qualifiers in South America as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador all racked up vital victories. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Quinteros: It’s a privilege to be in qualification zone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=quinteros-it-s-a-privilege-to-be-in-qualification-zone-2851187.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Battle for places set to intensify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=battle-for-places-set-to-intensify-2850590.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil and Uruguay break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-and-uruguay-break-clear-2849194.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Points at a premium as race tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=points-at-a-premium-as-race-tightens-2848734.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has reached a stage where every point and every goal are worth their weight in gold. FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 11 of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pineida: Ecuador have players who can hurt Uruguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pineida-ecuador-have-players-who-can-hurt-uruguay-2848527.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Noboa talks discipline, dedication and family support]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=noboa-talks-discipline-dedication-and-family-support-2848217.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Quinteros: Uruguay have defensive flaws]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=quinteros-uruguay-have-defensive-flaws-2847185.htmlSun, 30 Oct 2016 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil hit the front, Argentina slip up again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazil-hit-the-front-argentina-slip-up-again-2842845.htmlAlbiceleste now three games without a win.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American hopefuls minding the gap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-hopefuls-minding-the-gap-2842465.htmlFIFA.com looks at how each of the South American contenders is shaping up ahead of a vital round of fixtures.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America<![CDATA[South America takes brief stock of breathless campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-america-takes-brief-stock-of-breathless-campaign-2841659.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has reached the halfway stage, with events merely underlining so far what the experts say about the CONMEBOL zone: that it is the toughest in the world.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Top five break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=top-five-break-clear-2841207.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American rivals seek to break deadlock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-rivals-seeking-to-break-the-deadlock-2839629.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest matchday in South American qualifying as the contenders for Russia 2018 seeking to break free of a congested ladder.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ecuador's flag bearers, a story of joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ecuador-s-flag-bearers-a-story-of-joy-2833584.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Records fall across the globe]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=records-fall-across-the-globe-2830987.htmlFIFA.com’s latest statistical review, as well two on-song European superstars and the fall of defensive impregnability.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay back on top, Brazil on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uruguay-back-on-top-brazil-on-the-rise-2831245.htmlFIFA.com reviews South America's latest Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Points to be made in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=points-to-be-made-in-south-america-2830762.htmlTuesday’s five CONMEBOL qualifiers could see plenty of changes at the top. FIFA.com looks ahead to another exciting round of matches in South America.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America
<![CDATA[Jesus jets from hero to zero and back again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=jesus-jets-from-hero-to-zero-and-back-again-2830235.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Argentina top ahead of tight-knit chasing pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-top-ahead-of-tight-knit-chasing-pack-2830346.htmlWe review the day's action of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, which saw Lionel Messi return to the international stage with a goal and a victory to help Argentina climb top of the group, with rivals Brazil one of the tight-knit chasing pack.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Qualifying returns with coaching changes aplenty ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=qualifying-returns-with-coaching-changes-aplenty-2824091.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Peru’s Cueva keen to keep on learning]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=peru-s-cueva-keen-to-keep-on-learning-2823720.htmlThe first trophy that Christian Cueva won in his career as a professional footballer was, believe it or not, a bull.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Paredes' courage to change]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=paredes-courage-to-change-2822913.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Ecuador right-back Juan Carlos Paredes, nicknamed 'The Ant', who talks FIFA World Cup qualifying, switching positions for the national team, life in the English Premier League and more.   

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Atletico Nacional prove worthy champions]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/336/1/index.htmlThe Colombian side won their second Copa Libertadores title in impressive fashion, winning the most games, scoring the most goals and conceding the fewest to earn the right to represent South America at Japan 2016.


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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Atletico Nacional crowned kings, claim Japan ticket]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/318/3/index.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 03:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Planning not coincidence behind IDV's Copa exploits]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/311/4/index.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 14:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Glory and Japan await prospective Copa champs]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/310/9/index.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 11:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Copa finalists braced for shot at glory]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/252/5/index.htmlFIFA.com sets the scene for the first Copa Libertadores final not to feature a Brazilian or Argentinian side since 1991 as Ecuador’s surprise package Independiente del Valle take on Colombian side Atletico Nacional, who are appearing in their first final in 21 years.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Borja: I spend every minute thinking about the final]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/247/6/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from Miguel Angel Borja, the prolific star striker of the Atletico Nacional team aiming to see off Independiente del Valle to win the Copa Libertadores and reach the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=week-quotes-griezmann-ancelotti-conte-mourinho-ferguson-muller-shaqiri-2812093.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Antoine Griezmann on Pokemon Go, Carlo Ancelotti on Bayern Munich's direction after the Pep Guardiola era, Sir Alex Ferguson on Cristiano Ronaldo being the current generation's special player, and much more.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Independiente del Valle closing in on historic final]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/186/2/index.htmlSouth America will soon know which team will be representing it at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, with four sides remaining in the hunt for the 2016 Copa Libertadores. FIFA.com looks ahead to this week’s return semi-final legs.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Semi-finalists resume Copa campaigns]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/126/2/index.htmlAs little as 180 minutes separate the likes of Sao Paulo, Atletico Nacional, Independiente del Valle and Boca Juniors from a Copa Libertadores final. We size up their semi-final clashes.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Earthquake inspiration driving Independiente's Sornoza]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/118/3/index.html FIFA.com about the quest to bring joy to the people of Ecuador, including his parents, impacted by the recent earthquake as his side prepare to face Boca Juniors in the Copa Liberadores semi-finals.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[The journey to Korea Republic begins]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-journey-to-korea-republic-begins-2804392.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 04:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Copa quarter-finals promise plenty]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/201/1/index.htmlThe quarter-final line-up at the Copa America Centenario features six CONMEBOL nations, including the two sides that contested last year’s final, and two CONCACAF powerhouses.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Jones: Big players like big games]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=jones-big-players-like-big-games-2801867.htmlFIFA.com caught up with USA midfield hard-man Jermaine Jones to talk about the Copa hosts' grit and determination ahead of a tasty quarter-final with Ecuador.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil crash out as Peru, Ecuador advance]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/137/0/index.htmlMon, 13 Jun 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![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[Coutinho shines as Brazil hit top gear]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/065/8/index.htmlHeld to a goalless draw in their opening match, Brazil hit their stride on Wednesday, coasting to a 7-1 defeat of Haiti. Ecuador and Peru then closed the day out with an entertaining 2-2 draw.

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Goals at a premium as Guerrero makes history]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/006/6/index.htmlPeru were Saturday’s only winners and scorers in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, getting the better of Haiti thanks to Paolo Guerrero, who became his country’s all-time leading marksman.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Sights set on semi-final spots]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/136/3/index.htmlThis week’s four Copa Libertadores fixtures comprise three quarter-final second legs and one first leg, with sides eyeing a semi-final spot before the competition takes a break for the Copa America Centenario.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 13:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Azcona daring to dream with Independiente ]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/127/2/index.htmlFIFA.com sat down with goalkeeper Daniel Azcona, who talks about his route to becoming a shot-stopper, leading Ecuador's Independiente del Valle to a famous Copa Libertadores victory against giants River Plate and dreams of continental success.]]>Mon, 16 May 2016 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Former champs and underdogs braced for next test]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/044/9/index.htmlPlenty of big names lock horns as the Copa Libertadores enters the quarter-final stages, with one potential new winner guaranteed in the final four.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Early exit for River as Libertadores last eight confirmed]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/011/0/index.htmlIndependiente del Valle knocked out holders River Plate 2-1 on aggregate to reach the 2016 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. However, five other former champions remain in the hunt for the trophy, and with it a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Fri, 06 May 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[All to play for in Libertadores last-eight hunt]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/942/2/index.htmlTue, 03 May 2016 15:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Distinct Argentinian flavour as Libertadores last 16 gets going]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/297/7/index.htmlThe stage is set for the business end of the Copa Libertadores, where reigning champions River Plate head a field that contains no fewer than five Argentinian teams.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016