<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMTSat, 25 Mar 2017 05:35:43 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=powerhouses-impress-celtic-duo-play-out-stalemate-2877198.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Koke talks idols, Iniesta and Spain's new generation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=koke-talks-idols-iniesta-and-spain-s-new-generation-2876506.htmlThu, 23 Mar 2017 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[League leaders continue relentless march]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=league-leaders-continue-relentless-march-2876541.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the action in women’s club football in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, where the league leaders all consolidated their positions with resounding victories this weekend.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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[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[Leicester surprise Sevilla, Juventus advance]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/605/1/index.htmlTue, 14 Mar 2017 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2875573.htmlSat, 11 Mar 2017 12:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Rangel and Corral doing Mexico proud in Spain]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=rangel-and-corral-doing-mexico-proud-in-spain-2875522.htmlMexican pair Nayeli Rangel and Charlyn Corral speak about life playing in Spain, their upcoming match against each other and the upcoming launch of a new women's league back home.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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[European trio celebrate international success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=european-trio-celebrate-international-success-2875378.htmlSheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup – there has been plenty of international women's football to enjoy over the last few days, including a number of teams making history. FIFA.com runs the rule over the recent world-class action.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Barcelona stun PSG, Dortmund advance]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/519/6/index.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Spain crowned Algarve Cup champions]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=spain-crowned-algarve-cup-champions-2875284.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 20:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Pavon: Women’s football is booming]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=pavon-women-s-football-is-booming-2875121.html

Victoria Pavon tells FIFA.com about her experiences as president of Leganes and why she's encouraged by the lesser attention that women in such positions now receive.

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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[Puyol anticipating memorable matches in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=puyol-anticipating-memorable-matches-in-russia-2869246.htmlSpanish FIFA World Cup-winning captain Carles Puyol gave his impressions on Russia's preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup and spoke about his expectations for the upcoming tournament in an interview with FIFA.com.

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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Puyol meets volunteers, experiences Moscow excitement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=puyol-meets-volunteers-experiences-moscow-excitement-2868868.htmlTue, 28 Feb 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tight at the top across Europe]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-review-atletico-madrid-paris-saint-germain-lyon-wolfsburg-bayern-2868694.htmlWe round up the top women's leagues ahead of the international break, during which we will focus on the annual Algarve Cup, the women's Cyprus Cup and the SheBelieves Cup.

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2868420.htmlThis week we hear from history-making Chan Yuen-Ting in the AFC Champions League, Alex Morgan goes to Twitter to show her appreciation for El Tigre and Ronaldo reveals the reasons behind his memorable haircut at the 2002 World Cup.

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=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[Juventus and Sevilla claim upper hand ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/801/5/index.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 22:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![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[Leaders keep up title charge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[PSG stun Barcelona, Benfica edge Dortmund]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/730/5/index.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 22:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Griezmann: I want to play another final]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=2/news=griezmann-i-want-to-play-another-final-2867268-2867295.htmlAtletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his 2016, a year of highs and lows for him, and looked ahead to fresh challenges.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2866777.htmlSat, 11 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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[Canberra, Universitario claim glory, Atletico and Braga buoyant]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=canberra-universitario-claim-glory-atletico-and-braga-buoyant-2865597.htmlAcross the world of women's club football, there were title celebrations in Australia and Peru, while the race at the top stepped up a gear in Spain and Portugal. 

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![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[Lyon rebound, records tumble Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lyon-rebound-records-tumble-down-under-2863589.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 06:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[Ronaldo: It's been the best year of my career]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ronaldo-it-s-been-the-best-year-of-my-career-2862470.htmlFIFA.com got the thoughts of the winner of The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo, moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:09:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Pogba: I'm very proud of Griezmann ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=pogba-i-m-very-proud-of-griezmann-2862312.htmlFrance and Manchester United star Paul Pogba sat down with ​FIFA.com ​to discuss Antoine Griezmann​'s chances of usurping Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as well as giving his take on Zinedine Zidane, a nominee for The Best FIFA Men's Coach Award, and the FIFA Puskás Award finalists.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:11:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=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[Gorgeous goals and fantastic finishes]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=gorgeous-goals-and-fantastic-finishes-2862099.htmlSat, 31 Dec 2016 08:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Sanchez: Ronaldo has surpassed all Real Madrid's great scorers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sanchez-ronaldo-has-surpassed-all-madrid-s-great-scorers-2862172.htmlSat, 31 Dec 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[From Messi to Del Bosque: FIFA.com’s best interviews of 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-messi-to-del-bosque-fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2016-2862080.htmlFIFA.com interviews over the past 12 months.]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![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[Ronaldo: 2016 has been my best year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ronaldo-2016-has-been-my-best-year-2862091.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Granero: Cristiano is like AC/DC; Messi is like reggaeton]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=granero-cristiano-is-like-ac-dc-messi-is-like-reggaeton-2862078.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:20:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![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