<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTThu, 04 Feb 2016 10:38:16 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ecuador, Uruguay set the early pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ecuador-uruguay-set-the-early-pace-2748158.htmlFIFA.com reviews the early stages of South American qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup, highlighting a stat, a quote and some standout performers.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2743729.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly feature sees India cricket star Sachin Tendulkar explain the significance of his home country hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years' time, Ronaldinho pay tribute to retiring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni and much more! ]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Youth no obstacle for Coach Arauz]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=youth-no-obstacle-for-coach-arauz-2743400.htmlFresh off her Guinness Book of World Records achievement as the youngest coach to manage a team at the FIFA Women's World Cup, 26-year-old Vanessa Arauz sat down with FIFA.com to discuss Ecuador's time at Canada 2015, getting confused for a player due to her youth, her outlook on the future and more.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Predators, patience and legends’ landmarks]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=predators-patience-and-legends-landmarks-2733665.htmlWed, 18 Nov 2015 10:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-eye-summit-big-two-need-points-2733254.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Superclásico topping the bill in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superclasico-topping-the-bill-in-south-america-2732051.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Osimhen and Nigeria the big winners ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=osimhen-and-nigeria-the-big-winners-2731560.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[No regrets for Cevallos and Ecuador]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=no-regrets-for-cevallos-and-ecuador-2729987.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium and Mexico complete final four]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-and-mexico-complete-final-four-2729972.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the final day in the last eight as Mexico and Belgium completed the semi-final line-up at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, with Costa Rica and Ecuador heading home.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Mexico set up Nigeria showdown]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271779/match=300298412/match-report.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Pereira feeling the need for speed]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=pereira-feeling-the-need-for-speed-2729622.htmlEl Tri a serious test in their quarter-final clash.]]>Mon, 02 Nov 2015 01:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mexico’s Romero doing his parents proud]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mexico-s-romero-doing-his-parents-proud-2729295.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 11:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2723592.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 08:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Hair-raising encounters in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=hair-raising-encounters-in-chile-2723499.html​FIFA.com takes a look at some of the more weird and wonderful haircuts at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with some of the most talented youngsters in the world making a statement with their hair as well as with their feet.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Favoured French bow out while Mali dazzle again]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=favoured-french-bow-out-while-mali-dazzle-again-2723427.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 03:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ecuador ease past Russia into quarters]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298376/match-report.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Russians rate their progress]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=russians-rate-their-progress-2722129.htmlRussia captain Georgy Makhatadze and fellow midfielder Ivan Galanin spoke to ​FIFA.com ​after sealing their progress to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 as Group E winners, and the pair took it in turns to rate each other's performance.

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 02:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Mali, Mexico impress as Albiceleste go home]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-mexico-impress-as-albiceleste-go-home-2721705.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the eighth matchday of FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with Argentina's long wait for success at this level extended while Mali and Mexico impressed in progressing to the knockout stages.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 03:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Ecuador ease through, Belgium progress]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298400/match-report.htmlEcuador completed a 2-0 victory over Belgium to progress from Group D in second place behind today's other winners Mali, while the European side progress as one of the best third-placed sides.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Chile 2015 to leave coaching legacy]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-2015-to-leave-coaching-legacy-2720769.htmlFIFA.com sits in on a regional seminar for youth coaches, part of the legacy that FIFA is hoping to leave long after the conclusion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Germans seal qualification, Latin Americans stutter ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=germans-seal-qualification-latin-americans-stutter-2720340.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali bounce back to see off Ecuador]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298369/match-report.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali’s frontline hope for change in fortune]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-s-frontline-hope-for-change-in-fortune-2719831.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Mali's forward Boubacar Traore, part of the frontline that registered a tournament record 26 shots at Belgium's goal in their goalless FIFA U-17 World Cup opener. He's hoping for a change in fortune against Ecuador.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Estupinan: Ecuador can win the title]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=estupinan-ecuador-can-win-the-title-2719016.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 07:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Latin Americans, Germany impress as Mali stumble]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=latin-americans-germany-impress-as-mali-stumble-2718977.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ecuador ease past Honduras]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298367/match-report.htmlEcuador completed a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Honduras with a dominant performance in their Group D opener, thanks to goals from Yeison Guerrero, Pervis Estupinan and Joan Cortez.

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Perello's refereeing roots, goalkeeping future]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=perello-s-refereeing-roots-goalkeeping-future-2718555.htmlHonduras goalkeeper Michael Perello speaks to us about choosing life as a footballer, despite hailing from a family where his father, a brother and a sister are all referees.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Albanian apex, Monumental madness & sizzling Sanchez]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=albanian-apex-monumental-madness-sizzling-sanchez-2711823.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with defending in Doha and scoring in South America.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Trio break clear, Brazil up and running ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=trio-break-clear-brazil-up-and-running-2711796.htmlFIFA.com reviews another intriguing matchday.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pressure on Argentina, Brazil as quintet strive for six]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=pressure-on-argentina-brazil-as-quintet-strive-for-six-2711350.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Baldivieso committed to bold path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=baldivieso-committed-to-bold-path-2710858.htmlFIFA.com ​about his rejuvenated squad and the need for patience in the country during this qualifying campaign.]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina, Brazil slump as Uruguay soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=argentina-brazil-slump-as-uruguay-soar-2710425.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Big names missing as Brazil return]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=big-names-missing-as-brazil-return-2709787.htmlA clutch of South American hopefuls will need to do without the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and James Rodriguez as they start out on a qualifying road they hope will lead to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hurtado: I know what the qualifiers mean]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke with Ecuador defender Ivan Hurtado about his record-setting 72 appearances in FIFA World Cup qualifiers, going up some of the best strikers in the world, La Tri's chances to reach Russia 2018 and much more.]]>Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Quinteros: Beginning against Argentina and Bolivia is amazing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=quinteros-beginning-against-argentina-and-bolivia-amazing-2678530.htmlEcuador head coach Gustavo Quinteros will lead La Tri in hopes of reaching Russia 2018. He talks with FIFA.com about his conflicting emotions due to his side opening its qualifying campaign against two countries very close to his heart, and much more.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2673941.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 09:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Cevallos legacy in safe hands]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=cevallos-legacy-in-safe-hands-2671502.htmlThe second son of the popular former Ecuador goalkeeper Jose Francisco Cevallos, U-17 goalkeeper Jose Gabriel Cevallos spoke to FIFA.com about following in his father's footsteps, representing La Tricolor at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 and more.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[One drought ends, another continues]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the 2015 Copa America, where hosts Chile triumphed to earn their first ever invitation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, while other predictions and surprises came to light just months before the long road to Russia 2018 begins.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2661055.htmlOur weekly birthday review takes in a USA star, a FIFA World Cup finalist and a World Cup winner, a historic Saudi and a legendary Mexican forward.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Tattoos, parties and bungee jumps]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tattoos-parties-and-bungee-jumps-2660725.htmlFIFA.com discovered what a series of Canada 2015 players promised to do if they lifted the trophy, from getting their bodies inked to falling from the sky.]]>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015