<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:00 GMTFri, 21 Apr 2017 15:13:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=former-england-defender-ugo-ehiogu-dies-aged-44-2880207.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lion-sized hearts offering hope]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=lion-sized-hearts-offering-hope-2879394.htmlFIFA.com headed to London to speak to participants and coaches at Lionheart in the Community, an organisation delivering employability training and health education through football, with the support of FIFA’s Football For Hope programme.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2879139.htmlSat, 15 Apr 2017 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=spot-kicks-sackings-and-allicadabra-2879508.html

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Cristiano's incredible century]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=4/news=cristiano-s-incredible-century-2879537.html 

Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to reach a century of goals in European club competition, reaching the incredible milestone against Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.]]>
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hurst hammers his way into history ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=hurst-hammers-his-way-into-history-2878688.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the goal that settled the 1966 Final.]]>Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Contenders announced for Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=contenders-announced-for-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2017-2877838.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![CDATA[Lloyd shines for City, Fiorentina on course for title]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bayern-dare-to-dream-fiorentina-on-course-for-title-2877559.html

FIFA.com reviews the latest in women's club football, with Olympique Lyon one step closer to defending their UEFA Women’s Champions League title, Turbine Potsdam retaububg top spot in Germany’s Bundesliga and Fiorentina pulling away from their rivals in Italy. 

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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.

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.

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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News