<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTSat, 06 Feb 2016 23:04:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764089.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR.]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Icons emulated as a drought ends]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=icons-emulated-as-a-drought-ends-2763510.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alberto Gilardino and Salomon Kalou feature alongside a momentous title for Melbourne City and a moment of relief for Eden Hazard.]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Loans in droves on deadline day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the standout deals from the final weekend of the transfer window, and the biggest moves on deadline day, with the use of the loan system a common theme in the closing hours as it was throughout January.]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guardiola, in the words of his players]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guardiola in, Pellegrini out at City]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=week-in-quotes-2757324.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Dimitar Berbatov interviewing himself, Caleb Porter comparing winning a title to ice cream, Stuart Pearce signing for “the worst team in the UK” and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Serbian star Vidic announces retirement ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Old boys and loan rangers on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the latest transfer business across the world of football, with free transfers and tentative loan deals the flavour of the month in the January window so far.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Vital veterans and a lethal lefty]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=vital-veterans-and-a-lethal-lefty-2757001.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the mid-30s trio of Clemens Fritz, Claudio Pizarro and Aritz Aduriz feature alongside Paulo Dybala, Arsenal-Chelsea and a less-than-cordial Argentinian friendly.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Saved by the woodwork]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=saved-by-the-woodwork-2756778.htmlEvery Monday, FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you will not be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows Adrian flying through the air, only to be saved by the goalkeeper's best friend: the woodwork.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News
<![CDATA[Football Medicine Strategies Conference 'Return to Play' to take place in April]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=football-medicine-strategies-conference-return-to-play-to-take-place-i-2756762.htmlAfter the success of the 2015 edition, Isokinetic Medical Group, in collaboration with FIFA F-MARC, decided to celebrate in London the 25th Anniversary of its conference that will be entitled "Return to play".

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Village beckons for Champions League winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=village-beckons-for-champions-league-winner-2756357.htmlColin Bell talks to FIFA.com about making the move from UEFA Women's Champions League winners Frankfurt to the tiny Norwegian outpost of Avaldsnes IF, the challenge of putting them on the football map and much more.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Growing up with Cristiano]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[January window creaking open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the movers and shakers in the January transfer window so far, with European sides looking to bolster their squads mid-season and teams further afield sculpting their sides for a fresh campaign.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalties, predators and comeback kings]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=penalties-predators-and-comeback-kings-2756025.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring feats of Messrs Suarez and Higuain feature alongside comebacks for Rennes and Orlando Pirates and a late, late equaliser from Chelsea’s veteran captain.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ighalo: Actions are more important than words]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks to Watford's striking sensation Odion Ighalo, who is not only one of the breakout stars of the English Premier League season, but also a charitable inspiration in his native Nigeria.]]>Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2755723.htmlSun, 17 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2755529.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Arsene Wenger on David Bowie, Wendell Lira on his FIFA Puskas Award triumph and Steve Harper paying tribute to the late Pavel Srnicek.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Nesbitt: I'm under strict orders, no autographs]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=nesbitt-i-m-under-strict-orders-no-autographs-2754427.htmlFIFA.com on nerves, accents, keeping his cool around Cristiano Ronaldo and why he is leaving his autograph book at home.]]>Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:43:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2754415.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's weekly look back at the top quotes from the past seven days, we hear from Will Ferrell on taking a minority ownership stake at a new Major League Soccer club, David Moyes discusses Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku gets advice from his mother and much more.

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Leona Lewis and 2CELLOS to perform at FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=leona-lewis-and-2cellos-to-perform-at-fifa-ballon-d-or-gala-2753901.htmlThu, 07 Jan 2016 12:59:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Spectacular sequences and double digits]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=spectacular-sequences-and-double-digits-2753933.htmlWed, 06 Jan 2016 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lemar: Neymar will be 2016's main contender]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=lemar-neymar-will-be-2016-s-main-contender-2753725.htmlFIFA.com, while also reflecting on his childhood memories of Paul Gascoigne and explains why he thinks Neymar could break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA Ballon d'Or domination.]]>Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:47:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Reflections on the reserve goalkeeper]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=reflections-on-the-reserve-goalkeeper-2753867.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the role of the reserve goalkeeper, getting into the minds of those hardy souls who fulfil the necessary job as understudy to a side's No1.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neill: Keane partnership has been a joy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016, beating the world champions, the decision to appoint Roy Keane as his assistant and the evolution of the job of manager.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[From the Gala to freestyling with the stars]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=from-the-gala-to-freestyling-with-the-stars-2747783.htmlSat, 26 Dec 2015 14:04:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Title joy and a ten-goal triumph]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=title-joy-and-a-ten-goal-triumph-2747607.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Top ten stand firm as Netherlands come knocking ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=top-ten-stand-firm-as-netherlands-come-knocking-2745109.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Gunners, glory and goal machines]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wed-subbed-gunners-glory-and-goal-machines-2745137.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Giggs: Club World Cup deserves greater recognition]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=giggs-club-world-cup-deserves-greater-recognition-2743052.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to hear about his playing experience in Japan at the FIFA Club World Cup, why he thinks the tournament does not get a lot of recognition in England and much more.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2743729.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly feature sees India cricket star Sachin Tendulkar explain the significance of his home country hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years' time, Ronaldinho pay tribute to retiring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni and much more! ]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Prince Harry helps offer Hope]]>/sustainability/news/y=2015/m=12/news=prince-harry-helps-offer-hope-2742762.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 13:18:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Tendulkar: India can impact world football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Sachin Tendulkar, who is often referred to as 'the God of cricket', to chat about the booming interest in football in India, the FIFA U-17 World Cup heading to India in 2017, what football and learn from cricket and much more.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 07:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interview<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2742024.htmlThe latest edition of FIFA.com’s weekly features sees Arsene Wenger explain his admiration for Bob Marley, while Jamie Vardy receives a pitch for a Hollywood movie and a stand named after him.

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Sat, 05 Dec 2015 13:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Star strikers and late drama]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=star-strikers-and-late-drama-2741506.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, the scoring feats of Aritz Aduriz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feature alongside late goals in England, invincibility in Thailand and a thumping win in Ukraine.]]>Wed, 02 Dec 2015 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2735494.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at the top quips from around world football, Brechin City's goalkeeper turns up at the wrong ground, Gerard Pique expresses his distaste for British cuisine, Arsenal’s manager discusses bargain hunting and much more.]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Matchday traditions around the world ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=matchday-traditions-around-the-world-2735321.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 15:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Made in Britain ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=made-in-britain-2735322.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Silverware secured as records crash]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=silverware-secured-as-records-crash-2735034.htmlWed, 25 Nov 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Yoshida: Japan must find the right balance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=yoshida-japan-must-find-the-right-balance-2734944.htmlFIFA.com about Japan's new adventure under the tough Vahid Halilhodzic, explains the secret to Southampton's success in the English Premier League and speaks about being an exception in his position.]]>Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New York reunion for Wright-Phillips brothers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com sat down for a chat with Shaun and Bradley Wright-Philips about growing up with a famous footballing dad and how they both landed in Major League Soccer, on the same side. ]]>Sat, 21 Nov 2015 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2732640.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from Germany coach Joachim Low after the tragic attacks in Paris, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Louis van Gaal, two Bayern Munich men, an Olympic gold medalist, Cristiano Ronaldo and much more.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Kirby: I couldn’t have asked for any more]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=kirby-i-couldn-t-have-asked-for-any-more-2732108.html FIFA.com about her road from depression and quitting the game altogether to starring at Canada 2015 and winning the double with Chelsea.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News