<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 21 May 2016 09:00:00 GMTTue, 24 May 2016 07:58:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2791833.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Fabrice Muamba returning to the pitch, Isco naming his dog, Carlo Ancelotti sharing his thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez getting teased by his team-mates and much more.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Germany’s European title dream comes true]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=germany-s-european-title-dream-comes-true-2791357.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2791110.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, 15 May 2016 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain, Germany and England heading to Jordan]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=spain-germany-heading-to-jordan-2790850.html 

Germany edged Spain 3-2 on penalties after a goalless draw to win the UEFA European Women's U-17 Championship, though both semi-finalists booked places at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 along with England, who finished third in the competition.]]>
Fri, 13 May 2016 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Starlets, shutouts and final-day drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=starlets-shutouts-and-final-day-drama-2790467.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which also highlights a Bavarian behemoth breaking ground.]]>Wed, 11 May 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Afif: Villarreal move a dream come true]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=afif-villarreal-move-a-dream-come-true-2790405.htmlQatari starlet Akram Afif is set to break new ground as the first player from the nation to feature in Spain's La Liga, which he hopes will give them a boost when building towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Mon, 09 May 2016 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Life begins at 40]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=life-begins-at-40-2789548.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at FIFA World Cup veterans who are defying the ageing process by still playing professional football in their 40s.]]>Thu, 05 May 2016 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Who will win the 2016 UEFA Champions League final?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/984/9/index.htmlAs we now know the UEFA Champions League final will be contested between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, FIFA.com wants to know which team you think will win, earning a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 along the way, and why?

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Wed, 04 May 2016 23:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Real edge City, set up Madrid derby in Milan]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/984/2/index.htmlWed, 04 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=europe-s-top-eight-battle-for-three-world-cup-tickets-2789648.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Possession, dinks and drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=possession-dinks-and-drama-2789593.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with indiscipline by a London team and a Londoner in Kansas City.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Atleti advance on Griezmann’s away goal]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/956/7/index.htmlBayern Munich beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Allianz Arena in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, but the Spanish La Liga side advanced to the final in Milan courtesy of Antoine Griezmann’s away goal scored in the second-half, the deciding factor in the 2-2 aggregate draw.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[San Siro in sight for semi-finalists]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/930/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks at which teams might have the edge, and whether Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller will force his way back into the starting line-up.]]>Mon, 02 May 2016 16:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Tona Is, from a cop to a coach]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=is-from-a-cop-to-a-coach-2789226.htmlMon, 02 May 2016 08:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/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