<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 26 Mar 2017 19:05:00 GMTMon, 27 Mar 2017 13:11:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Bradley and Jermain's special bond ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bradley-and-jermain-s-special-bond-2877374.html​FIFA.com ​takes a closer look at the special bond between Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery and his hero Jermain Defoe, after the pair stepped out at Wembley Stadium together ahead of England's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Intriguing draw maps out quarter-final clashes]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/635/0/index.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 11:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Double-triples and a long shot]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=double-triples-and-a-long-shot-2876337.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the underscoring of a decision to swap selling houses for saving shots.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Museum hosts You Me At Six ]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-museum-hosts-you-me-at-six-2876218.htmlFIFA.com spoke with English rock band You Me At Six about their passion for football.]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Atletico and Monaco into quarter-finals]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/622/9/index.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 22:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Tass brimming with confidence after Paris win]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tass-brimming-with-confidence-after-paris-win-2876219.htmlFIFA.com continues its look at the players to watch at the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Final in Berlin in May. The gamer in the spotlight this week is Tassal 'Tass' Rushan.]]>Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[World Cup winner Alonso to hang up boots]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=3/news=world-cup-winner-alonso-to-hang-up-boots-2875400.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2016/2017<![CDATA[Bayern Munich, Real Madrid cruise to last eight]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/499/6/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the action in London and Naples.]]>Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Williams: Opponents now give Wales more respect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=williams-opponents-now-give-wales-more-respect-2869138.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Wales captain Ashley Williams about his country's UEFA EURO 2016 heroics, the Dragons' dream of reaching the FIFA World Cup for the first time since Sweden 1958 and more.]]>Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2871383.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: February 2017 ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-february-2017-2868925.html

FIFA.com rounds up February's key events in the women’s game, with Carli Lloyd, Colin Bell and Melbourne City among the big headline-makers.]]>
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Moore making the most of fine margins]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=moore-making-the-most-of-fine-margins-2868769.htmlTue, 28 Feb 2017 12:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Leicester City sack Ranieri]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leicester-city-sack-ranieri-2868427.htmlThu, 23 Feb 2017 20:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Lineker’s life-changing treble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lineker-s-life-changing-treble-2867980.html Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to a fateful Gary Lineker hat-trick against Poland in Mexico 1986.]]>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Goals galore in Leverkusen and Manchester]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/784/1/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at Tuesday’s first legs of the Round of 16 in photos. Watch how the action in Leverkusen and Manchester unfolded.]]>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2867608.htmlFIFA.com and Thierry Henry admits to checking if N'Golo Kante was real.]]>Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern Munich and Real Madrid show their class]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/738/8/index.htmlEuropean giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in pole position to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after convincing first-leg victories over Arsenal and Napoli respectively in Wednesday’s Round of 16 action. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Lloyd makes Manchester City switch]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lloyd-makes-manchester-city-switch-2867402.htmlThe 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and two-time Women’s Olympic Football Tournament winner completed her move to the reigning English Women’s Super League champions on Wednesday.

 
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Geoff Hurst]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-geoff-hurst-2866916.htmlFIFA.com recalls how England's Geoff Hurst became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final, when the Three Lions defeated West Germany at Wembley in 1966.]]>Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2866044.htmlThis week, we hear from Frank Lampard as he calls time on his playing career, Luciano Spalletti praises club legend Francesco Totti after his latest important goal and David Beckham gives insight into Sir Alex Ferguson's support for him after France 1998.

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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 10:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lampard hangs up his boots]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=2/news=former-three-lions-midfielder-lampard-announces-retirement-2866027.htmlFormer England midfielder Frank Lampard announced his retirement from football on Thursday, bringing an end to a 21-year professional career.

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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[131st IFAB AGM agenda confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=131st-ifab-agm-agenda-confirmed-2865567.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Norman Whiteside]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-norman-whiteside-2865232.htmlAs we continue our look at the stories behind the records made at the FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Norman Whiteside who, at Spain 1982, became the youngest-ever player to appear at the world finals aged 17 years and 41 days.

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1982 FIFA World Cup Spain ™
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2865387.htmlThis week features Brazil coach Tite on the Chapecoense tribute friendly with Colombia, Carlo Ancelotti on bears in Canada and Wayne Rooney on writing his name in Manchester United history.

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863972.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[A rare Real defeat and an ageless Pharaoh]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-rare-real-defeat-and-an-ageless-pharoah-2863771.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which does not make positive reading for a studious Spaniard and his heavily-inked countryman.]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863314.htmlWe round up the best quotes from around world football in the past week, including FIFA.com exclusives with Carli Lloyd, Silvia Neid, Claudio Ranieri and Cristiano Ronaldo after their wins at The Best FIFA Football Awards. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Smith calls time on 23-year long career]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=smith-calls-time-on-23-year-long-career-2863184.htmlAfter a career spanning 23 years in the women’s game, Arsenal forward and England’s all-time top scorer Kelly Smith has hung up her boots.

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ranieri: I'm always hungry to do more]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ranieri-i-m-always-hungry-to-do-more-2862450.htmlFIFA.com got the thoughts of the winner of The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016, Claudio Ranieri, moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Streaks and switches centre stage]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=streaks-and-switches-centre-stage-2862351.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an indefatigable Englishman, an expensive Brazilian and a conquering Colombian.]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Webb: It’s about doing things the right way]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=webb-it-s-about-doing-things-the-right-way-2861298.htmlFormer referee Howard Webb, who took charge of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final in South Africa, talks to FIFA.com about The Best FIFA Football Awards™ and his part in helping decide the winner of the FIFA Fair Play Award.

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Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Fair Play awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: Ronaldo was better than Ronaldinho and Cristiano]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ibrahimovic-ronaldo-was-better-than-ronaldinho-and-cristiano-2862140.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The bicycle kick, football’s most spectacular sight]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-bicycle-kick-football-s-most-spectacular-sight-2862019.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Checking the map to Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=checking-the-map-to-korea-republic-2017-2860773.htmlAs the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 gets ever shorter, an assessment of the path trodden, and what lies ahead, seems in order. FIFA.com takes a look at the story of qualifying from the year gone by and what’s still yet to come in 2017.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017