<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTSat, 23 Sep 2017 13:43:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2908755.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Striking Lionesses find their own way to the top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=striking-lionesses-find-their-own-way-to-the-top-2908728.htmlBoth have been among the goals and accolades this year, both are set to pull on the colours of Arsenal this season, but English and Dutch Lionesses Jodie Taylor and Vivianne Miedema have got to that point via very different routes.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:49:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[England manager Sampson leaves post]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=england-manager-sampson-leaves-post-2908730.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 18:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[No surprises as big guns make strong starts ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=no-surprises-as-big-guns-make-strong-starts-2908512.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 11:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Kante in the spotlight, whether he likes it or not]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=kante-in-the-spotlight-whether-he-likes-it-or-not-2908449.htmlWhile N'Golo Kante's presence at the centre of Leicester City's fairytale triumph brought him into the spotlight, his reprisal of the role with Chelsea has kept him there - even if he would rather not be.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:51:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Fan Award reinforces Liverpool and Dortmund’s special bond]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fan-award-reinforces-liverpool-and-dortmund-s-special-bond-2908166.htmlBefore the FIFA Fan Award is presented for the second time at the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards™, FIFA.com caught up with the representatives of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund who attended the inaugural ceremony in Zurich on behalf of the winning sets of fans.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:50:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Chelsea's Hayes talks coaching, influences and The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=chelsea-s-hayes-talks-coaching-influences-and-the-best-2907573.htmlEmma Hayes, the Chelsea Ladies manager nominated for The Best FIFA Women's Coach award, speaks to FIFA.com about her passion for the job, the coaches she most admires and why London is a fitting host for the awards ceremony.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:53:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[European nations vie for France 2019 slots]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=european-nations-vie-for-france-2019-slots-2907740.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the first two rounds of European qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, with the continent's giants all set to enter the fray and begin battling it out for the eight available places.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Kelly's kiss]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-kelly-s-kiss-2907509.htmlContinuing our countdown of the 10 Most Memorable Moments in FIFA Women’s World Cup history, we look back to Kelly Smith's brace against Japan and boot-kissing celebration at China 2007.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Bronze & Renard, defenders with their eyes on the prize]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=bronze-renard-defenders-with-their-eyes-on-the-prize-2907419.htmlFIFA.com hears from Lucy Bronze and Wendie Renard, two Lyon team-mates and fellow defenders who have been nominated for the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:26:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[London Palladium set to showcase The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=london-palladium-set-to-showcase-the-best-2906787.htmlThu, 07 Sep 2017 10:02:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Europe's big names close in on automatic qualification]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=europe-s-big-names-close-in-on-automatic-qualification-2906875.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Europe where several of the continent's traditional heavyweights moved within touching distance of winning a ticket to Russia.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Late strikes abound as second-placed sides jostle ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=late-strikes-abound-as-second-placed-sides-jockey-for-position-2906481.htmlFIFA.com reviews another exciting matchday in Europe as a number of nations took a step towards Russia 2018 qualification including Germany, England and Northern Ireland.]]>Sat, 02 Sep 2017 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[EURO effect triggers all-time highs]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-effect-triggers-all-time-highs-2905633.htmlThe fallout from the UEFA Women's Championship has seen the likes of winners Netherlands, Austria and England all reach their highest-ever FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's Ranking positions, with the latter stepping onto the podium.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Guinea's Keita set for 2018 Liverpool switch]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=8/news=guinea-s-keita-set-for-2018-liverpool-switch-2905733.htmlLiverpool and RB Leipzig have confirmed a deal that will see Guinean international Naby Keita move to Anfield in July 2018.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2905113.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with big cats ripping up records in Moselle and Sao Paulo and a mega-money signing sizzling.]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Rooney retires from England duty]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=8/news=rooney-retires-from-england-duty-2905095.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 14:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Spain end Women’s U-19 EURO final hoodoo]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-end-women-s-u-19-euro-final-hoodoo-2904838.htmlFIFA.com reviews the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship after Spain cast aside several years of heartbreak to win the final of a tournament which saw three other teams book qualification to France 2018.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[GORILLA: It was emotional to win this title]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=gorilla-it-was-emotional-to-win-this-title-2904760.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites on form during exciting opening day]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=favourites-on-form-during-exciting-opening-day-2904468.htmlApart from a handful of minor surprises, the first day of the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 in London largely stuck to the script, with the pre-tournament favourites all advancing to the quarter-finals. FIFA.com takes a look back at Wednesday’s intriguing group phase.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[London's football history: Wembley Stadium]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=london-s-football-history-wembley-stadium-2903938.htmlAhead of The Best FIFA Football Awards coming to London on 23 October, FIFA.com looks back on five memorable games hosted at the city's most iconic football arena: Wembley Stadium.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=DestinationKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=scots-free-kick-hero-eyes-another-miracle-2903898.htmlScotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to FIFA.com about scoring two superb free-kicks in three minutes against England in June, the technique he employed and his team's hopes of claiming an unlikely World Cup berth.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[European quartet secure France 2018 berths]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=european-trio-secure-france-2018-berths-2904125.htmlEngland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Simpson's Lions set for next step]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=simpson-s-lions-set-for-next-step-2903785.htmlAfter climbing to the top of youth world football with their victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, England's Young Lions will now look to take that success into the club season, with the English Premier League kicking off.

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[London trio hoping for home comforts]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=london-trio-hoping-for-home-comforts-2903800.htmlAs the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 descends on London, three of those competing for the coveted trophy will be enjoying the competition on familiar soil. Will home advantage play its part?

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[London's football history: Laws of the Game]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=london-s-football-history-laws-of-the-game-2902981.htmlIt is fitting that the stars of the footballing world will descend on London on Monday 23 October, when the city plays host to The Best FIFA Football Awards™, due to the English capital's place in the beautiful game's history.

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Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=DestinationKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hosts, Danes rejoice as final two decided ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=final-two-decided-2902873.htmlDenmark and the Netherlands will contest the final of the UEFA Women’s EURO on Sunday 6 August after recording semi-final victories against Austria and England, respectively, on Thursday.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Next stop: London]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=7/news=next-stop-london-2902646.htmlCristiano Ronaldo and Carli Lloyd were crowned as king and queen of world football at the inaugural The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich. It is perhaps fitting that the upcoming edition of the awards will be hosted in a city fit for royalty: London, England.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:33:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=DestinationKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Ronaldinho: London lives and breathes football]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=7/news=ronaldinho-london-lives-and-breathes-football-2901674.htmlRonaldinho, named World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005, looks ahead to The Best FIFA Football Awards Gala in October, revealing his three favourites in the men’s category and what it takes to win the accolade.

 

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:33:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-helmut-schon-2902642.htmlThought of as one of the most successful coaches in German football history, Helmut Schon holds the World Cup record for most matches as coach (25). FIFA.com goes behind the record and takes a closer look at Schon's achievement.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Shocks aplenty as big guns toppled]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=shocks-aplenty-as-big-guns-toppled-2902614.htmlHistory was made everywhere you looked as England, Denmark and Austria made it into the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's EURO 2017.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Chicharito returns to England with Hammers]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chicharito-returns-to-england-with-hammers-2901682.htmlStar Mexico forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has returned to the English Premier League, signing with West Ham United from Bayer Leverkusen.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Premier League 2017/2018
<![CDATA[Morata signs with Chelsea]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=morata-signs-with-chelsea-2901588.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 20:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Premier League 2017/2018<![CDATA[Big cats, Red Devils and a Gallic goblin]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=big-cats-red-devils-and-a-gallic-goblin-2901591.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the ESPYS.]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England hungry to continue Young Lions success]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=england-aiming-to-continue-youth-success-2901164.htmlAfter winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the UEFA European U-19 Championship and reaching the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals, England U-17 have plenty of inspiration to draw from ahead of India 2017.

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2901289.htmlSat, 15 Jul 2017 08:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kirby emerges shining after dark year]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=kirby-emerges-shining-after-dark-year-2901058.htmlWed, 12 Jul 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lukaku moves to Manchester United]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=lukaku-moves-to-manchester-united-2900547.htmlMon, 10 Jul 2017 17:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England striker Duggan joins Barcelona ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=england-striker-duggan-joins-barcelona-2900531.htmlLionesses striker Toni Duggan has joined Barcelona from Women’s Super League outfit Manchester City women, becoming the first English player to join the Spanish side since Gary Lineker in 1986.

 
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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Sport 4 Life, football for all]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=sport-4-life-football-for-all-2896606.htmlFIFA.com visited Sport 4 Life UK to see the impact the UK-based charity - backed by FIFA's Football For Hope programme - is having on young people, improving their employability and life skills through the power of football.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:35:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England soar as history-makers abound in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-soar-as-history-makers-abound-in-korea-republic-2894526.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 ended in scintillating style in Suwon as England won their first ever title at this level. Fittingly capping off a tournament graced by dazzling moments, both individually and collectively, the Young Lions and Venezuela put on a final befitting a fine three weeks of action.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017