<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 23 Feb 2017 20:26:00 GMTThu, 23 Feb 2017 21:16:13 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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™<![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
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2862000.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up the best quotes from the past week in world football, with sound bites from Sam Allardyce, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alex Morgan and more.]]>Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Guardiola: Messi is on another level]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=guardiola-messi-is-on-another-level-2862005.htmlSat, 24 Dec 2016 08:11:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA['You’ll Never Walk Alone': The Power of a Song]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=you-ll-never-walk-alone-the-power-of-a-song-2861394.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions relating to match manipulation and betting activity]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-relating-to-match-manipulation-and-betting-acti-2861444.htmlFIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of the sanctions imposed on two officials and five players from England, Korea DPR and Laos respectively relating to incidents of match manipulation and betting activity.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Lee: Stones can become as good as Moore]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lee-stones-can-become-as-good-as-moore-2861360.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pak slays the Italian Goliath ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pak-slays-the-italian-goliath-2860252.htmlEvery 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 Pak Doo-Ik's legendary match-winner for Korea DPR against England in 1966.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Flores: Special Deeney can play for England]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=flores-special-deeney-can-play-for-england-2860128.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Illgner lauds Sanchez class, Vidal lungs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=illgner-lauds-sanchez-class-vidal-lungs-2860029.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Trapattoni: I wasn't surprised by Ranieri's title triumph]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=trapattoni-i-wasn-t-surprised-by-ranieri-s-title-triumph-2859860.htmlGiovanni Trapattoni speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award nominee Claudio Ranieri, the state of Italian coaching and his compatriot’s chances of claiming the prize in Zurich.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Bayern in Arsenal rematch, Real draw Napoli]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/285/981/3/index.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Okazaki: I’m thrilled to win Asian award]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=okazaki-i-m-thrilled-to-win-asian-award-2859619.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lukaku: Martinez has freed me from prison]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lukaku-martinez-has-freed-me-from-prison-2859197.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[BVB, MVP, a team goal and an air goal]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bvb-mvp-a-team-goal-and-an-air-goal-2859163.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bravo: Playing in the Bombonera will be really special]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bravo-playing-in-the-bombonera-will-be-really-special-2858989.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Peter Shilton]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-peter-shilton-2857973.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pellegrini: Bravo is the world’s best goalkeeper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pellegrini-bravo-is-the-world-s-best-goalkeeper-2857983.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 05:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2857950.htmlIn our regular look over the next week's footballing birthdays, among our seven FIFA World Cup stars feature a trio of Germany 2006 figures and a deadly German striker.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News