<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 29 Aug 2015 12:26:00 GMTSat, 29 Aug 2015 14:46:05 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Barça youngster Suarez joins Villarreal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Benitez seeks first Madrid win on Bernabeu bow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Reus powers Dortmund, Saints crash in Europa League]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Marcos Reus scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the UEFA Europa League group stage with Athletic Bilbao and Ajax also advancing alongside Azerbaijani clubs Qarabag and Gabala, but England's Southampton crashed at the first hurdle.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Messi, Sasic voted UEFA's best players of 2014/2015]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lionel Messi was voted UEFA's best player in Europe for 2014/2015 with Germany's Celia Sasic winning the women's award.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Pique four-game ban upheld]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will miss his side's trip to Atletico Madrid next month after his appeal against a four-game ban was dismissed.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Champions League draw smiles on Barça, Man Utd]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stages was made in Monaco today, with the winner of the competition ultimately going on to compete at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Sevilla take Llorente on a free from Juve]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Thiago prolongs Bayern stay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Coentrao joins Monaco as Kurzawa heads for PSG]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=French club Monaco confirmed on Wednesday that a loan deal has been reached with Real Madrid for Portuguese international Fabio Coentrao with Layvin Kurzawa moving to Paris Saint-Germain.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Malmo, Maccabi reach group stage as Monaco bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Malmo advanced to their second straight UEFA Champions League group stage appearance with a 2-0 (4-3 aggregate) win over Celtic, while Maccabi Tel Aviv advanced on away goals and Valencia held on despite losing 2-1 on the day to Monaco.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Tiny Eibar take down ten-man Granada]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Basque minnows Eibar made the most of their reprieve from relegation last season to move top of Spain's La Liga after the first round of matches with a 3-1 win at ten-man Granada on Monday.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Celtic, Monaco face test of Champions League nerves]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Real Madrid frustrated on Benitez bow, Barcelona win at Bilbao]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2672497.htmlTwo perspectives on Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic weighing the virtues of a career in law as opposed to UFC, Elie Baup on the departure of Marcelo Bielsa and a debate on the best Italian goalkeeper feature this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Griezmann gives Atleti three points, Sociedad held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Atletico Madrid kicked off their Spanish La Liga campaign with a 1-0 win over newly promoted Las Palmas, but failed to live up to pre-season expectations in a nervy display, while David Moyes's Real Sociedad could only manage an uneventful 0-0 draw away at Deportivo la Coruna.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Benitez: You have to win everything at Real]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[New adventures await U-20 stars]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=new-adventures-await-u-20-stars-2672218.htmlEarning a reputation is difficult enough; maintaining it often even tougher. However, the FIFA U-20 World Cup – long touted as a springboard for future stars – continues to live up to its lofty billing.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Pepe extends contract with Real Madrid]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Portuguese international defender Pepe has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2017, the Spanish club announced on Friday, just days after his central defensive colleague Sergio Ramos also penned a new deal.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Barcelona face Athletic Bilbao demons on opening day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Saints held, Dortmund in remarkable recovery]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Borussia Dortmund came from three goals down to beat Norwegian side Odd 4-3, Southampton were held at home by Danish champions Midtjylland and Robin van Persie scored his first goal for Fenerbahce in UEFA Europa League play-off, first leg action.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Pedro: I am very excited to start my Chelsea adventure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[City complete Otamendi signing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Malmo strike late at Celtic, Valencia take down Monaco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[La Liga winter break curtailed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The traditional two-week winter break in Spain's top flight will be reduced this season in a bid to ease fixture congestion ahead of next year's European Championships it was announced on Wednesday.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Pique handed four-game La Liga ban]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will miss the first four matches of the new La Liga season for abusing match officials in the European champions' Spanish Super Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Michel appointed coach of Marseille]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spanish coach Michel has been appointed by Marseille as the successor to Marcelo Bielsa, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Wednesday.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Fans, finishers and a Supercup sensation]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fans-finishers-and-a-supercup-sensation-2671547.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review, which also reflects on a record crowd in USA, another coaching change at Vasco da Gama and a long-awaited Bundesliga return for Darmstadt.]]>Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Marcelo stunner gives Benitez winning Bernabeu bow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Capel pens two-year Genoa deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spanish winger Diego Capel has signed for Italian Serie A club Genoa from Sporting Lisbon on a two-year deal with an option for a further two, the Portuguese club announced on Tuesday.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Real Madrid sign Croatian star Kovacic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Croatian international Mateo Kovacic has joined Real Madrid from Inter Milan on a six-year deal, the Spanish giants confirmed on Tuesday.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Bilbao hold Barça to end 31-year trophy drought]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Athletic Bilbao claimed their first trophy in 31 years as they drew 1-1 with ten-man Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate on Monday.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ramos: Money not a factor in new Real deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[United confident for Club Brugge, Celtic wary of Malmo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670857.html FIFA.com shares some of the more intriguing quips and quotes from around the world of football, this week featuring a rock band, a love story, sportsmanship, diarrhea and tattoos.]]>Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Enrique: If anyone can recover, it's Barça]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Barça thrashed by Aduriz-inspired Athletic]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/093/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Soldado swaps Tottenham for Villarreal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Villa pounce for Barcelona's Traore]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Peru's Vargas pens two-year Real Betis deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Starlets, Super Cups and comeback kings ]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=starlets-super-cups-and-comeback-kings-2670509.htmlWed, 12 Aug 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pedro Barça's hero in nine-goal Super Cup classic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona defeated Sevilla 5-4 to claim their fifth UEFA Super Cup, thanks to a magnificent Lionel Messi display and Pedro Rodriguez's extra-time winner.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Vilda: I'll bring my own ideas to Spain job]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=vilda-i-ll-bring-my-own-ideas-to-spain-job-2670233.htmlMon, 10 Aug 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview<![CDATA[Barcelona commence six-trophy chase against Sevilla]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Neymar out for two weeks with mumps]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil captain Neymar will miss Tuesday's UEFA European Super Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia, after contracting mumps, Barcelona have revealed.

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Sun, 09 Aug 2015 14:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670003.htmlNewly-acquired Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria's farewell message to Manchester United supporters and Slovakia and Napoli captain Marek Hamsik's comments on former coach Rafael Benitez feature this week.

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Sat, 08 Aug 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Late Lewandowski winner seals cup at Real's expense]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bale scores as Real Madrid meet Bayern in pre-season tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gareth Bale scored against former club Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid won 2-0 to set up a final against Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly tournament in Germany.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Iniesta wins players’ vote for Barça armband]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Barcelona players have voted Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi to be the club's first and second-choice captains after Xavi vacated the responsibility.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2668876.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News