<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 24 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTWed, 24 Aug 2016 15:46:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Tayebi: We're targeting the semi-finals]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=tayebi-we-re-targeting-the-semi-finals-2823476.htmlHaving scored a decisive goal at Thailand 2012 as a youngster, Iran's Hossein Tayebi talks with FIFA.com about his determination to help lead his country to their highest ever finish at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Dashes, droughts and Swedish steel ]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weds-stats-piece-2822412.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some headline-grabbing debuts.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Money, muscle and monopoly]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=money-muscle-and-monopoly-2820776.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a master of the big occasion and oldies excelling in Japan and the USA.]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Club World Cup ticket sales to kick off on 28 August on FIFA.com]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-club-world-cup-ticket-sales-to-kick-off-on-28-august-on-fifa-com-2818957.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2813327.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Harry Kane preparing to become a new dad, Franck Ribery hailing the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich head coach, some revealing comments from a pair of Roma players and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lopetegui appointed as new Spain coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=lopetegui-appointed-as-new-spain-coach-2812707.htmlJulen Lopetegui, 49, has on Thursday 21 July been confirmed as the new head coach of Spain. The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) verified the news via their official website. The former goalkeeper’s case was strengthened by achieving success in style at the youth levels for La Roja.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I've fulfilled my duty to Spanish football]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=7/news=del-bosque-i-leave-with-the-feeling-of-having-fulfilled-my-duty-to-spa-2812199.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning coach Vicente del Bosque talks Spain successes, his thankfulness for the job done by predecessor Luis Aragones, his optimism surrounding the legacy he himself leaves and a firm vote of confidence for his yet-to-be confirmed successor.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[FIFA Club World Cup schedule announced]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-club-world-cup-schedule-announced-2811968.htmlThe pathway to global glory has become clearer after the match schedule for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, presented by Alibaba E-Auto, was announced.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Doege out to impress on the world stage]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=doege-out-to-impress-on-the-world-stage-2804665.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Germany U-17 goalkeeper Leonie Doege, who looks ahead to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, where she hopes to meet Jordanian international and close friend Sarah Abu Sabbah at the knockout stages.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Eder: We were ready for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/420/7/index.htmlAfter Italy's victory against Spain in the UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16, FIFA.com caught up with La Azzurra's Eder who reflects on the win that fired his side into the competition's quarter-final and talks having to face FIFA World Cup™ holders Germany in Bordeaux. 

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Portland flying high as Atletico make history]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=portland-flying-high-as-atletico-make-history-2804161.htmlWe cast our eye around some of the world's biggest women's leagues with a titanic tussle set up in Sweden, a historic trophy in Spain and dominance is beginning to take hold in England.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Italy serve up masterclass, Iceland's fairy tale continues]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/415/0/index.html 

Italy outplayed Spain in every department to set up a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final encounter against another European powerhouse, Germany, while Iceland upset the odds once again to dump out an England side who were found wanting for wherewithal and inspiration.

 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Belauste and the cry that inspired a nation]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=belauste-and-the-cry-that-inspired-a-nation-2803675.htmlContinuing our series looking at national teams' first captains, FIFA.com highlights Jose Maria Belausteguigoitia Laudaluce, better known as Belauste, who served as Spain's skipper for the entirety of his international career - a total of three matches.

 

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[USA's 'Miracle on Grass' remembered]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=usa-s-miracle-on-grass-remembered-2803462.htmlFIFA.com looks back to 2009 and one of USA’s greatest victories, when Bob Bradley’s men did what no-one else could between 2008 and 2012 - knocking Spain out of a major tournament.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ba excels as EURO & Copa records fall]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ba-excels-as-euro-copa-records-fall-2803025.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany ease through but pain for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/308/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Groups C and D at UEFA EURO 2016 as Germany and Poland advanced with tight wins, while Croatia stunned Spain.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Italy down Belgium, Spain leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/159/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at Monday’s exciting UEFA EURO 2016 encounters headed by wins for Italy and hosts Spain, plus a stalemate for Republic of Ireland and Sweden.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Innovative Suita City Football Stadium to make FIFA Club World Cup debut ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=innovative-suita-city-football-stadium-to-make-fifa-club-world-cup-deb-2800532.htmlThu, 09 Jun 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Differing fortunes for frontrunners]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=differing-fortunes-for-frontrunners-2793370.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend of women’s club football, where mixed fortunes for competition leaders proved a theme. We take in the latest from the domestic leagues of USA, Japan, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Tymoshchuk: Swiss shoot-out was a highlight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tymoshchuk-swiss-shoot-out-was-a-highlight-2792750.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk on the eve of the ten-year anniversary of Ukraine's finest hour on the international footballing stage when they reached the quarter-finals at their first-ever FIFA World Cup at Germany 2006.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Real Madrid conquer Europe once more]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/315/7/index.htmlIn the 61st edition of Europe's biggest club competition, it was Real Madrid that emerged victorious, winning the title for the 11th time by beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties after a pulsating 1-1 draw. FIFA.com looks back at the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League and all the action it entailed.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 22:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Real Madrid crowned kings of Europe]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/294/4/index.htmlReal Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid on penalties in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final, thus booking their place at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Japan in December.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 22:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[San Siro set for all-Madrid finale]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=san-siro-set-for-all-madrid-finale-2792669.htmlFIFA.com previews an intriguing UEFA Champions League final between the Madrid rivals of Atletico and Real, meeting in European club football's showpiece game for the second time in two years.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Griezmann: Everyone wants to score in a final]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/254/7/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, who talks playing in his first UEFA Champions League final, what Real Madrid's French manager Zinedine Zidane means to him and UEFA EURO 2016 with France.   

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Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Xavi: This is Atletico's moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=xavi-this-is-atletico-s-moment-2792546.htmlFormer FC Barcelona captain Xavi looks ahead to the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, while also talking about witnessing Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations taking shape.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[The Zizou effect]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/242/2/index.htmlMadridista fans, but the arrival of one Zinedine Zidane has seen outlooks and fortunes transformed as a return to the UEFA Champions League final awaits.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 16:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![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