<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 14 Feb 2017 12:26:00 GMTTue, 14 Feb 2017 12:31:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil cruise through, Ecuador exultant]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-cruise-through-ecuador-exultant-2867042.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Uruguay head up South America’s Far East foursome]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=uruguay-head-up-south-america-s-far-east-foursome-2866919.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Ecuador snare ticket to Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=ecuador-snare-ticket-to-bahamas-2866915.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2017 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[South American quartet bound for Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-american-quartet-bound-for-korea-republic-2866095.htmlUruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina are the four sides who will represent South America at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, which kicks off in May.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil, Paraguay book tickets for Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-paraguay-book-tickets-for-bahamas-2866825.htmlBrazil and Paraguay have secured the first two tickets from South America to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, after teeing up a clash in the final of the Eliminatorias CONMEBOL.

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[South American sextet a step closer to Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=south-american-sextet-a-step-closer-to-korea-republic-2865408.htmlSat, 28 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Football’s indestructible superheroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=football-s-indestructible-superheroes-2600183.htmlThu, 26 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic slots at stake in South America]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=korea-republic-slots-at-stake-in-south-america-2863710.htmlThe U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Noboa: I consider myself half Ecuadorian, half Russian]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=noboa-i-consider-myself-half-ecuadorian-half-russian-2863432.htmlEcuador and Rostov midfielder Cristhian Noboa caught up with FIFA.com to talk about his transition into Russian culture and Russia 2018 Host Cities Kazan, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Quinteros: Valencia has been brilliant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=quinteros-valencia-has-been-brilliant-2862136.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil resurgent in an unpredictable race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brazil-resurgent-in-an-unpredictable-race-2860734.htmlFIFA.com reviews the year in South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and looks ahead to some key fixtures to watch out for in 2017.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Atletico Nacional claim bronze after penalty shoot-out]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276114/match=300364983/match-report.htmlAtletico Nacional bounced back from their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final disappointment to defeat Club America on penalties in the match for third place at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Noboa: Ecuador winning at home is extremely important]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=noboa-ecuador-winning-at-home-is-extremely-important-2860114.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 19:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Arroyo turns a nightmare into a dream]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=arroyo-turns-a-nightmare-into-a-dream-2859543.htmlAfter it looked like Club America could have been facing a recurring nightmare in Osaka, Michael Arroyo and Silvio Romero combined to turn their meeting with Jeonbuk Hyundai into a dream scenario.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![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