<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:00 GMTSun, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:43 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823875.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, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[From desolation to redemption for England's Bassett]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=from-desolation-to-redemption-for-england-s-bassett-2823755.htmlSat, 27 Aug 2016 12:04:00 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[Warm welcome from the World Cup’s first mascot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=warm-welcome-from-the-world-cup-s-first-mascot-2823463.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures England 1966's 'World Cup Willie' meeting the West Germany captain, Uwe Seeler.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[From exams to elation for Griffiths’ England]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=from-exams-to-elation-for-griffiths-england-2822567.htmlFIFA.com hears from coach John Griffiths and star forward Niamh Charles on how England's U-17 women overcame exam stresses to qualify for the world finals in Jordan.]]>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Dashes, droughts and Swedish steel ]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weds-stats-piece-2822412.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some headline-grabbing debuts.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:17:00 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[The art of penalty-saving ]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-art-of-penalty-saving-2769651.html

Following Barbara of Brazil's Rio 2016 penalty-saving heroics, FIFA.com hears from 1981 UEFA Cup winning keeper Paul Cooper, who had an 80 per cent penalty success-rate during the 1979/80 English top-flight season, about the art of saving a spot-kick.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Money, muscle and monopoly]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=money-muscle-and-monopoly-2820776.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a master of the big occasion and oldies excelling in Japan and the USA.]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Prodigal Pogba makes record return to United]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=8/news=prodigal-pogba-makes-record-return-to-united-2820627.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Premier League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Iwobi: I want to push on at Arsenal]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=8/news=iwobi-i-want-to-push-on-at-arsenal-2820581.htmlA rising young star in the English Premier League and for Nigeria's Super Eagles, Alex Iwobi talks to FIFA.com about the upcoming season, a tough World Cup draw and the best advice from his famous uncle.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Europe’s brightest hoping to sparkle at Korea 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-brightest-hoping-to-sparkle-at-korea-2017-2819853.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Londoners abroad and a homegrown hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=londoners-abroad-and-a-homegrown-hero-2819105.html A legend from London’s east and an institution from its north feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with shocks across Europe, changes in South America and a homegrown hero outshining the foreigners in Asia.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Stories from an iconic '66 summer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=stories-from-an-iconic-66-summer-2813348.htmlTo mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup England Final, FIFA.com has spent the past week bringing you articles, videos and photos featuring tales, names and events that continue to resonate even now.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2813327.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Harry Kane preparing to become a new dad, Franck Ribery hailing the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich head coach, some revealing comments from a pair of Roma players and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The debate goes on ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-debate-goes-on-2813334.htmlFri, 29 Jul 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[The English kings in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-english-kings-in-numbers-2813060.htmlFIFA.com highlights some more intriguing numbers behind England's triumph.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Memories of ’66 helping to beat Alzheimer’s]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=memories-of-66-helping-to-beat-alzheimer-s-2813016.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at a UK-based charity using memories of England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup victory to help alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France lead European quintet heading to Korea]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=france-lead-european-quintet-heading-to-korea-2812975.htmlFresh off of their UEFA European U-19 Championship, France can now look forward to entering the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 as continental champions. Les Bleuets will make the trip to Asia along with fellow European sides Italy, England, Portugal and hosts Germany. 

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[1966 World Cup: Gripping tales and inspirational traffic lights]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=1966-world-cup-gripping-tales-and-inspirational-traffic-lights-2812820.htmlIn order to mark the 50th anniversary of England 1966, we take a closer look at the exhibits and stories in the 1966 World Cup gallery housed in the FIFA World Football Museum.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[Armfield: Togetherness made England stronger in '66]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=armfield-togetherness-made-england-stronger-in-66-2812631.htmlSun, 24 Jul 2016 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![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[Simoes remembers ’66 and Eusebio’s lucky No13]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=simoes-remembers-66-and-eusebio-s-lucky-no13-2811319.htmlFIFA.com half a century later about playing in some standout games, and alongside Eusebio.]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Allardyce appointed England manager]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=allardyce-appointed-england-manager-2812789.htmlThe FA have appointed former Sunderland, West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers coach Sam Allardyce as the new England manager, on an initial two-year deal.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Memories retold, half a century on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=memories-retold-half-a-century-on-2812559.htmlFIFA.com from 23 to 30 July.]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Quintet secure Korea spots]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=england-first-to-secure-spot-in-korea-2812086.htmlGermany have become the final European nation to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, joining France, Portugal, Italy and England at next year's global finals.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[The pitch invader who upstaged Garrincha]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-pitch-invader-who-upstaged-garrincha-2812553.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the unlikely star of Brazil’s quarter-final win over England in 1962.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners as Rio looms]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-as-rio-looms-2812198.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest from USA, England and Sweden where several big names stumbled, while there is also news from Finland and Russia.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812135.htmlWe run through some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Swedish veteran, an English FIFA World Cup winner and a Norwegian FIFA Women's World Cup stalwart.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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[Top teams closing ranks ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=top-teams-closing-ranks-2811730.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[European elite target first Korean tickets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=european-elite-target-first-korean-tickets-2811490.html

There are still more than ten months until the action at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 kicks off, but five tickets are already up for grabs as the UEFA European U-19 Championship is set to take place in Germany.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Ji: World Cup lessons really motivated me]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ji-world-cup-lessons-really-motivated-me-2811506.htmlKorea Republic star Ji Soyun speaks about making history by becoming Player of the Year in England and reflects on her formative experiences in the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women's World Cups.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 23:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Leaders make move at the summit]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=leaders-make-move-at-the-summit-2811009.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the latest club action headlined by strong form for the leaders in both USA and Sweden, plus the latest from Norway and England.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[In-sync Iceland out to slay another giant]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/036/2/index.htmlIceland's run to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2016 has got the world of football talking, and ahead of their meeting with hosts France, FIFA.com looks at the contributing factors which have led to the island nation's football boom.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Portland flying high as Atletico make history]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=portland-flying-high-as-atletico-make-history-2804161.htmlWe cast our eye around some of the world's biggest women's leagues with a titanic tussle set up in Sweden, a historic trophy in Spain and dominance is beginning to take hold in England.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Italy serve up masterclass, Iceland's fairy tale continues]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/415/0/index.html 

Italy outplayed Spain in every department to set up a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final encounter against another European powerhouse, Germany, while Iceland upset the odds once again to dump out an England side who were found wanting for wherewithal and inspiration.

 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Argentina of '86 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=argentina-of-86-in-numbers-2802731.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the numbers that made Mexico '86's triumphant Argentinian side, and the tournament, so memorable.]]>Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Hodge, Maradona and the 'Hand of God' shirt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=hodge-maradona-and-the-hand-of-god-shirt-2801683.htmlThree decades after England faced Argentina in one of the most famous, and infamous, matches in FIFA World Cup history, we speak to key protagonist Steve Hodge on swapping shirts with Diego Maradona after the 'Hand of God' and 'Goal of the Century'.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Maradona's immortal 11-second dash]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=maradona-s-immortal-11-second-dash-2802747.htmlExactly 30 years ago, Diego Maradona scored what what ultimately proved the winner in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final against England and was voted the best goal of the last century. FIFA.com relives that breathtaking effort.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Wales finish top as England fire blanks]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/284/5/index.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 23:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Skrtel: There’ll be no friends on Monday]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/254/1/index.htmlSun, 19 Jun 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Northern Ireland shock Ukraine, England grab late win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/214/6/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews Thursday's UEFA EURO 2016 action as England defeated Wales in injury time Northern Ireland won their first-ever match at the tournament, while Germany and Poland played out the first 0-0 draw of the competition.]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Parker’s pain brings bliss to Brehme]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=parker-s-pain-brings-bliss-to-brehme-2801873.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph looks back to a critical moment in the 1990 semi-final between West Germany and England.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)