<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 04 Aug 2015 21:52:00 GMTTue, 04 Aug 2015 23:34:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Walcott, Cazorla extend Arsenal deals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Brothers, trebles and a taxi driver]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brothers-trebles-and-a-taxi-driver-2668441.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a speedy strike and siblings.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Chelsea defeat Barcelona Stateside]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Filipe Luis rejoins Atletico from Chelsea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Sweden spearhead Euro quartet of qualifiers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sweden-spearhead-euro-quartet-of-qualifiers-2668242.htmlThe identity of the first four qualifiers for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is now known after Spain, Sweden, Germany and France reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Bale, Ronaldo thrill as Real down Inter]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2667914.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Pedro, Nery Pumpido, Desiree Scott and more.]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Rooney on target as United down Barcelona]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo dazzles as Real thump City]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Mario Suarez quits Atletico Madrid for Fiorentina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spanish international midfielder Mario Suarez has quit Atletico Madrid to join Italian Serie A outfit Fiorentina.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Germany, Spain complete European foursome]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=germany-spain-complete-european-foursome-2666613.htmlGermany and Spain have joined France and Sweden in the semi-finals of the Women's UEFA EURO U-19, thereby securing at the same time the last two European tickets for next year's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which will be played in Papua New Guinea in October and November 2016.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Savic makes the move from Fiorentina to Atleti]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Innovative ideas for pre-season]]>/news/y=2012/m=8/news=innovative-ideas-for-pre-season-1680807.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the unorthodox methods teams have used in pre-season, including indulgence in USA, a trip to Scotland, a wilderness retreat and a climb up a mountain.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Hopefuls await third qualifying round draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland tomorrow, with some of Europe's top clubs waiting anxiously to plot their paths to the competition's group stage.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Benitez: We must achieve a balance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez believes his side must work on building a balance between the attack and defence in order to win titles in the upcoming La Liga season. 

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Stoke sign El Ouriachi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Sand, centurions and departing heroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sand-centurions-and-departing-heroes-2664385.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, which also reports on a milestone for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup hosts.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil and Iran safely through, Tahiti end Russia's run]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-and-iran-safely-through-tahiti-end-russia-s-run-2664523.htmlThe reigning world champions were shocked and eight qualified nations learned the fate that awaits them in the quarter-finals. FIFA.com reviews another enthralling day on the sands of Espinho.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Rodrigo-inspired Brazil beat and eliminate Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318429/match-report.htmlTue, 14 Jul 2015 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Merengue icon bids farewell ]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=merengue-icon-bids-farewell-to-real-2663930.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's features an iconic goalkeeper saying adios.]]>Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Experience paying off for Nico and Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=experience-paying-off-for-nico-and-spain-2663723.htmlFIFA.com hears from Spain coach Joaquin Alonso and seven-time Beach Soccer World Cup stalwart Nico speak about the over-30s in their squad and the upcoming match against Brazil.]]>Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia and Tahiti march on]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-tahiti-march-on-2663640.htmlRussia and Tahiti both secured spots in the quarter-finals, while Brazil moved to the brink of a place in the next round after a close match with Iran. FIFA.com looks back on another memorable day at Portugal 2015.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Casillas seduced by Porto hunger]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga NOS 2015/2016<![CDATA[Spain see off Mexico for knockout hope]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318431/match-report.htmlSpain picked up their first victory of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, in a tight 3-1 win over Mexico in Espinho.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2663357.htmlWe preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a FIFA Puskas Award winner, a Mexican shot-stopper, a pair of FIFA Women's World Cup winners and a Spanish midfield metronome all celebrating.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Russia eye next round, pressure on Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-eye-next-round-pressure-on-spain-2663245.htmlFIFA.com ​previews the second round of matches in Groups C and D of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 which promise, for the most part, to be both tight and highly charged.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Fighting spirit and Hosseini heroics drive Iran forward]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fighting-spirit-and-hosseini-heroics-drive-iran-forward-2663067.htmlAfter a superb display against Spain helped his side to a dramatic victory, Iran goalkeeper Peyman Hosseini believes they cannot take their foot off the pedal with Brazil and Mexico still to face.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Puyol: Lifting that trophy was spectacular]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=puyol-lifting-that-trophy-was-spectacular-2662838.htmlExactly five years after he was crowned world champion in South Africa, Carles Puyol shared his World Cup memories with FIFA.com, including an own goal, a crucial strike at the right end and his encounters with the famous trophy.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil buck the trend on day of close contests]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-buck-the-trend-on-day-of-close-contests-2662942.htmlBrazil's 5-1 thrashing of Mexico was the most emphatic scoreline on the second day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, which had previously featured a number of close-run results.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Iran comeback stuns Spain ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318433/match-report.htmlIran came from behind to beat Spain 6-5 in one of the tightest and most entertaining matches at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup thus far.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Who will take the crown at Portugal 2015?]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=who-will-take-the-crown-at-portugal-2015-2661073.htmlThe eighth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup gets under way in Portugal on Thursday 9 July, with fans around the globe already starting to make their predictions as to who will lift the trophy. And we at FIFA.com would like to hear them.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=star-studded-team-lists-revealed-2660346.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015