<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 03 May 2016 11:24:00 GMTTue, 03 May 2016 11:31:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Scott takes her love of the cage to Iraq]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=scott-takes-her-love-of-the-cage-to-iraq-2789272.htmlAfter growing up in East London, on pitches encased by steel fences, England international Alex Scott took the chance to share her love for expressing yourself within a football cage with refugees in Iraq.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 11:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Euro pair fly the flag, Bayern crowned ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=euro-pair-fly-the-flag-bayern-crowned-2789410.htmlFIFA.com’s latest women’s club football review takes in the best in European continental club action, plus also Bayern Munich’s coronation in Germany, a heavyweight match-up in the NWSL, plus the latest from England.]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Leicester City, the unlikely champions]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=leicester-city-the-unlikely-champions-2783526.htmlFIFA.com sums up their road to glory with a special selection of photos as they marched to glory.]]>Mon, 02 May 2016 22:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[San Siro in sight for semi-finalists]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/930/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks at which teams might have the edge, and whether Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller will force his way back into the starting line-up.]]>Mon, 02 May 2016 16:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2783555.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Tom Hanks offers encouragement to Aston Villa supporters, Riyad Mahrez’s mother speaks out, Robert Lewandowski expresses his preferred dining order, Juan Mata talks money and much more

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Funes Mori: Dallas is a part of my life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=mori-dallas-is-a-part-of-my-life-2783372.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Ramiro Funes Mori to hear about his life in Dallas, Texas as a teenager, growing up with his twin brother Rogelio, making the move to Everton and returning to Texas to play for Argentina.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hart’s heroics keep City in the hunt]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/310/1/index.htmlManchester City and Real Madrid battled to a scoreless draw in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg as Joe Hart put in an impressive performance in goal for the hosts.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[EPTS workshop hosted in London]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=epts-workshop-hosted-in-london-2782963.htmlThe Premier League has hosted the third workshop of the Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS) expert group. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Pitch & EquipmentKind=News
<![CDATA[A titanic tussle and a tactical treat]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/274/7/index.htmlIn their first appearance in a UEFA Champions League semi-final, Manchester City face ten-time winners Real Madrid, while a fascinating tactical battle looks set to unfold in the other semi-final between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s grassroots going from strength to strength in England]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-grassroots-going-from-strength-to-strength-in-england-2782243.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the FA Girls' Football Week initiative, as female participation in England continues to make impressive strides. ]]>Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Church: No fear for Wales]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=church-no-fear-for-wales-2781795.htmlWales striker Simon Church speaks to FIFA.com about the move that has revitalised his career and boosted his chances of starring in Chris Coleman's side historic UEFA EURO 2016 campaign.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Guaranteed magic on Merseyside]]>/news/y=2006/m=9/news=-106031.htmlThe city of Liverpool is home to two of England's most decorated clubs. We look at the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool, where an intense rivalry guarantees one of the footballing world's most frenetic matches.

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=RivalriesKind=News
<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Fans flock Stateside, silverware up for grabs in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fans-flock-stateside-silverware-looms-in-europe-2781625.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend in women’s club football across the globe highlighted by a spectacular opening to the new league season in USA, both on and off the pitch. We also look at the start of a new campaign in Sweden, plus some big news from Germany and England.]]>Tue, 19 Apr 2016 01:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2781290.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Claudio Ranieri gives insight into some motivational talk, Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to his hat-trick performance against Wolfsburg, Pele considers coming out of retirement to bring Brazil the one world title they're missing and much more.]]>Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Hillsborough remembered]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=hillsborough-remembered-2781237.htmlFri, 15 Apr 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Superstars shine as Barça bow out]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/109/4/index.htmlWhen it comes to team spirit on the pitch, ‘all for one and one for all’ is the prevailing motto. Although this age-old sentiment is as true as it is wise, it is the beautiful game’s superstars that provide the icing on the cake, take the fans’ breath away and cause entire stadiums to erupt in amazement. FIFA.com looks back at the second legs of the last eight of the UEFA Champions League

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[From quiet guy to main man for De Bruyne]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=from-quiet-guy-to-main-man-for-de-bruyne-2780887.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Young Boys, an old boy and an ex-boy wonder]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=young-boys-an-old-boy-and-an-ex-boy-wonder-2780884.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, as do pieces of history in Argentina and Switzerland.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Real Madrid, Man City reach last four]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/082/2/index.htmlReal Madrid and Manchester City progressed to the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday after seeing off Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[‘Return to play’ the focus of the 25th International Conference ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=return-to-play-the-focus-of-the-25th-international-conference-2780755.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 14:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Excitement guaranteed after close first legs]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/064/7/index.htmlMon, 11 Apr 2016 12:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2780324.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Gerard Pique explains the difference between Messi and Ronaldo, Claudio Ranieri shares N’Golo Kante’s secret to his never-ending energy, Xavi praises Matt Le Tissier, Maximilian Arnold wishes for a better coiffure and much more.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[A new way to follow the game]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-way-to-follow-the-game-2779821.htmlFIFA.com's new Live Scores section brings all the most important results to you in a fresh way to keep up with the beautiful game.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[IFAB meets competition organisers interested in video experiments ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=ifab-meets-competition-organisers-interested-in-video-experiments-2780172.htmlFri, 08 Apr 2016 09:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Narrow victories and a huge surprise]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/013/9/index.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 23:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[PSG and City draw, Wolfsburg defeat Real]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/013/7/index.htmlParis Saint-Germain and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final at Parc des Princes, while Wolfsburg recorded a 2-0 home victory over Real Madrid.  

 
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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pearce: Managing at an Olympics was the biggest honour ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=pearce-managing-at-an-olympics-was-the-biggest-honour-2779557.html FIFA.com caught up with Stuart Pearce to get some of his insight into the Olympic football experience and to relive some of his memories coaching Team GB at London 2012.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[PSG aiming high, Wolfsburg ready to be bold]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/953/1/index.htmlAs well as boasting an array of seasoned campaigners, this year’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals include two debutants at this level. We also take a look at the man who decided the latest El Clásico and reveal why Barcelona were far from buoyant about being drawn against Atletico.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Antonio Conte through the years]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=antonio-conte-through-the-years-2779529.htmlAfter Antonio Conte was announced as the new Chelsea manager for next season, we look back on the former Juventus icon's career from central midfielder to record-breaking coach in pictures.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Old Trafford: History & innovation combine]]>/news/y=2013/m=8/news=old-trafford-history-and-innovation-combine-2156320.htmlFIFA.com's look at classic stadiums takes us to Manchester United, where Old Trafford - 'the Theatre of Dreams' - provides a suitably majestic stage for England's record champions.]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News<![CDATA[Houghton: Setbacks have made me the player I am]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=houghton-setbacks-have-made-me-the-player-i-am-2779195.htmlIn the build-up to this year's FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cups, FIFA.com is profiling some of the tournaments' notable graduates. This week we hear from England captain Steph Houghton.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2779206.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Arsene Wenger talks about the legacy of Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi talks about his relationship with the great Diego Maradona, a lower league tweet goes viral and much more.]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2772746.htmlA four-time FIFA World Cup star, an AFC Asian Cup winner and a beach soccer icon feature in this week's birthday round-up.

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2772512.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pep Guardiola reflects on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his own career, Ryan Shawcross blames Zlatan Ibrahimvoic for his ‘failed’ international career, Kasper Schmeichel searches for Elvis and much more.]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News