<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTMon, 23 Jan 2017 10:09:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Guardiola: Messi is on another level]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=guardiola-messi-is-on-another-level-2862005.htmlSat, 24 Dec 2016 08:11:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Messi's remarkable rollercoaster year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=messi-s-remarkable-rollercoaster-year-2861973.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant: Messi-Ronaldo is very difficult to decide]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kobe-bryant-messi-ronaldo-is-very-difficult-to-decide-2861960.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 10:34:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Griezmann's first coach on the boy who became a star]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=griezmann-s-first-coach-on-the-boy-who-became-a-star-2861823.htmlFIFA.com about what the The Best FIFA Men's Player nominee was like as a child and his place these days among the game's greats.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Real Madrid top of class at Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=real-madrid-top-of-class-at-japan-2016-2861746.htmlReal Madrid took the honours at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 to make it three titles for the year. In lifting the trophy for a second time, Los Merengues extended Europe’s domination of the competition, with the continent having now provided nine of its 13 champions.

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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I wasn’t smart omitting Vitolo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=del-bosque-i-wasn-t-smart-omitting-vitolo-2861387.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Suarez: Messi-Ronaldo is like a tennis match]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=suarez-messi-ronaldo-is-like-a-tennis-match-2861288.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Japan 2016 makes Kashima household names]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=japan-2016-makes-kashima-household-names-2861197-2861227.htmlOn 23 November, Kashima Antlers scraped past Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 in the J.League championship semi-final play-off. No one could have predicted that about one month later, Kashima would be playing in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016—a game in which they even snatched a 2-1 second-half lead against Real Madrid.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Real Madrid receive FIFA World Champions Badge in Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=real-madrid-receive-world-champions-badge-in-japan-2860806.htmlAfter a hard-fought Final that went to extra-time, Real Madrid secured a second FIFA Club World Cup title, and with it a second World Champions Badge. 

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Modric and Shibasaki sweep awards]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=double-joy-for-cristiano-ronaldo-2861147.htmlCristiano Ronaldo collected the adidas Golden Ball after inspiring his side to victory in Sunday's FIFA Club World Cup 2016 final with a hat-trick.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Madrid see off spirited Kashima in electric extra time final]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276112/match=300364984/match-report.htmlCristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid claimed their second FIFA Club World Cup crown after defeating J.League champions Kashima Antlers in extra-time at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2860865.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, 18 Dec 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sampaoli: There’s a big difference between Ronaldo and Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sampaoli-there-s-a-big-difference-between-ronaldo-and-messi-2860882.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Internacional scale the heights in Yokohama]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=internacional-scale-the-heights-in-yokohama-2860833.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 12:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Vazquez: We all want more]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=vazquez-we-all-want-more-2860828.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Casillas: Why can’t I play at Russia 2018?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=casillas-why-can-t-i-play-at-russia-2018-2860813.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rafinha: Neymar can be Messi’s heir ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=rafinha-neymar-can-be-messi-s-heir-2860809.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 07:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Kashima savouring shot at glory]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kashima-savouring-shot-at-glory-2860740-2860792.html18 December 2016 could go down as the most important day in Kashima Antlers’ history, as they face Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Favourites face surprise package in Yokohama]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276112/match=300364984/preview.htmlLos Blancos gunning for their second world crown and the host club their first.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Ancelotti: Adapting position can help Ronaldo remain at top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ancelotti-adapting-position-can-help-ronaldo-remain-at-top-2860666.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Birthday boy Navas gets the perfect gift]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=birthday-boy-navas-gets-the-perfect-gift-2860617.htmlReal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas celebrated his 30th birthday in style, by keeping a clean sheet in Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Club America in the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 semi-finals in Yokohama.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Real overcome America to reach final]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276110/match=300364982/match-report.htmlReal Madrid progressed to the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup final after defeating Mexico's Club America 2-0 at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=villa-supports-messi-repeats-spain-desire-2860413.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Mel: We’d all like to be Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=mel-we-d-all-like-to-be-messi-2860190.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Neumayr: Ronaldo did everything to increase every single ability]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neumayr-ronaldo-did-everything-to-increase-every-single-ability-2860116.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Hagi: Messi’s like Federer, Ronaldo’s like Djokovic]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=hagi-messi-s-like-federer-ronaldo-s-like-djokovic-2859906.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:59:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Madrid pose ultimate test for America]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276110/match=300364982/preview.htmlFIFA.com previews the second semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, which sees European champions Real Madrid make their entrance against CONCACAF winners Club America. 

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Lionel Messi makes young Murtaza’s dream come true in Qatar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lionel-messi-makes-young-murtaza-s-dream-come-true-in-qatar-2860027.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Carvalho backs Santos, Ronaldo for The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=carvalho-backs-santos-ronaldo-for-the-best-2859918.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Ramos: I’m not looking for recognition]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ramos-i-m-not-looking-for-recognition-2859814.htmlSergio Ramos speaks to FIFA.com about his outlook on football, happy memories of the FIFA Club World Cup and assesses the Real Madrid squad ahead of their latest title tilt in Japan.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Silverware and surprise defeats]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=silverware-and-surprise-defeats-2859605.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest news in women’s club football on a tough weekend for the leaders in Australia, Germany and Spain, while the champions were crowned in New Zealand.]]>Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News