<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTSat, 30 Apr 2016 17:23:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Weekend So Far]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Atleti edge Bayern, bring advantage to second leg]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/330/9/index.htmlSaul Niguez’s impressive solo strike put Atletico Madrid ahead early as the hosts edged Bayern Munich 1-0 in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hart’s heroics keep City in the hunt]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/310/1/index.htmlManchester City and Real Madrid battled to a scoreless draw in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg as Joe Hart put in an impressive performance in goal for the hosts.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Memory of '74 driving Atleti faithful forward]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=memory-of-74-driving-atleti-faithful-forward-2782949.htmlTue, 26 Apr 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A titanic tussle and a tactical treat]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/274/7/index.htmlIn their first appearance in a UEFA Champions League semi-final, Manchester City face ten-time winners Real Madrid, while a fascinating tactical battle looks set to unfold in the other semi-final between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2781290.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Claudio Ranieri gives insight into some motivational talk, Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to his hat-trick performance against Wolfsburg, Pele considers coming out of retirement to bring Brazil the one world title they're missing and much more.]]>Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Superstars shine as Barça bow out]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/109/4/index.htmlWhen it comes to team spirit on the pitch, ‘all for one and one for all’ is the prevailing motto. Although this age-old sentiment is as true as it is wise, it is the beautiful game’s superstars that provide the icing on the cake, take the fans’ breath away and cause entire stadiums to erupt in amazement. FIFA.com looks back at the second legs of the last eight of the UEFA Champions League

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Atleti, Bayern advance to final four]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/103/0/index.htmlFive-time champions Bayern Munich and two-time finalists Atletico Madrid joined Manchester City and Real Madrid in completing the semi-final line-up of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League.

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Real Madrid, Man City reach last four]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/082/2/index.htmlReal Madrid and Manchester City progressed to the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday after seeing off Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Excitement guaranteed after close first legs]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/064/7/index.htmlMon, 11 Apr 2016 12:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Abidal: Champions League win was a defining moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=abidal-champions-league-win-was-a-defining-moment-2780631.htmlMon, 11 Apr 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2780324.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Gerard Pique explains the difference between Messi and Ronaldo, Claudio Ranieri shares N’Golo Kante’s secret to his never-ending energy, Xavi praises Matt Le Tissier, Maximilian Arnold wishes for a better coiffure and much more.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[A new way to follow the game]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-way-to-follow-the-game-2779821.htmlFIFA.com's new Live Scores section brings all the most important results to you in a fresh way to keep up with the beautiful game.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Narrow victories and a huge surprise]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/013/9/index.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 23:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[PSG and City draw, Wolfsburg defeat Real]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/013/7/index.htmlParis Saint-Germain and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final at Parc des Princes, while Wolfsburg recorded a 2-0 home victory over Real Madrid.  

 
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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Villa: Of course it’s emotional, it’s football]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=villa-of-course-it-s-emotional-it-s-football-2779820.htmlFIFA.com backstage at Harlem's Apollo Theater after watching the final match of FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern beat Benfica as Barça battle back]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/992/9/index.htmlArturo Vidal scored early to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 lead, which the Germans held onto to beat Benfica in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final, while Barcelona battled back against a ten-man Atletico Madrid to win their encounter 2-1.

 
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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Familiar faces succeed in Europe, Bayern stunned]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=familiar-faces-succeed-in-europe-bayern-stunned-2779461.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there was a familiar look as the race for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals took centre-stage. We also take in the latest from Japan and France, plus an unexpected shock for Germany’s in-form side.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[PSG aiming high, Wolfsburg ready to be bold]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/953/1/index.htmlAs well as boasting an array of seasoned campaigners, this year’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals include two debutants at this level. We also take a look at the man who decided the latest El Clásico and reveal why Barcelona were far from buoyant about being drawn against Atletico.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2779206.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Arsene Wenger talks about the legacy of Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi talks about his relationship with the great Diego Maradona, a lower league tweet goes viral and much more.]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Salgado: Zidane coaching Real Madrid was destiny]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=salgado-zidane-coaching-real-madrid-was-destiny-2773659.htmlFIFA.com spoke with former Real Madrid star Michel Salgado to hear his thoughts on Zinedine Zidane’s ascension to head coach at the Bernabeu, the strength of the Spain's La Liga and the unprecedented duel for the FIFA Ballon d’Or between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.]]>Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Record breakers and international icons]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=record-breakers-and-international-icons-2773325.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, alongside a man who was delivering post a few years ago and one European behemoth ending a long drought against another.]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2772512.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pep Guardiola reflects on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his own career, Ryan Shawcross blames Zlatan Ibrahimvoic for his ‘failed’ international career, Kasper Schmeichel searches for Elvis and much more.]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Farewell to football's thriller incomparable]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=farewell-to-football-s-thriller-incomparable-2772199.htmlThu, 24 Mar 2016 13:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Spain’s humble hero seizes his moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=spain-s-humble-hero-seizes-his-moment-2772005.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Andres Iniesta's dramatic winner in the 2010 Final.]]>Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A kid, a coach and the world's costliest player]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=a-kid-a-coach-and-the-world-s-costliest-player-2771877.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a kid, a coach and the world’s costliest player.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2771122.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Dani Alves shares his thoughts on thinking positively, DeAndre Yedlin debates Batman and Superman, Steven Gerrard spots celebrities in Los Angeles, Thomas Muller tells us about Pep Guardiola’s motivational tactics and more.

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Barça to face Atleti, PSG up against Man City]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/105/8/index.htmlThe quarter-final draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League threw up some interesting ties, including an all-Spanish tussle between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, a repeat of the 2013/14 quarter-final.

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on third-party ownership]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-welcomes-brussels-court-of-appeal-ruling-on-third-party-ownership-2770816.htmlLiga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) against FIFA, UEFA, the Belgian FA and FIFPro.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Penalty drama and victories for favourites]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/075/6/index.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 00:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/071/8/index.htmlAs we now know the eight quarter-finalists for the UEFA Champions League, FIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the semi-finals, and why?

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Shoot-outs, shutouts and a statuesque Swede]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=shoot-outs-shutouts-and-a-statuesque-swede-2770456.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with lots of late drama in a steelyard and an all-conquering city’s dethroning Down Under.]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[City through, Atleti outlast PSV on penalties]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/043/4/index.htmlManchester City and Atletico Madrid are the latest two teams through to UEFA Champions League quarter-finals this season, joining the four sides who advanced from the previous week, and the English club and Spanish side progressed to the last eight in polar opposite fashions.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Lyon extend lead as Spanish title race remains wide open]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=lyon-extend-lead-as-spanish-title-race-remains-wide-open-2770293.htmlAfter an international break, women's club football resumed in several European leagues. FIFA.com rounds up the action from France, Spain and Italy.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Can Juve spring a surprise in Munich?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/020/9/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2769703.htmlFIFA.com's rolling round-up of the weekend’s action.]]>Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News