<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 11 Feb 2016 08:33:00 GMTThu, 11 Feb 2016 09:28:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The thirtysomething strikers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at forwards over the age of 30 who have enjoyed a renaissance with their goalscoring prowess, showing that age is just a number.]]>Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Iniesta: Spain have the right squad to win]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=2/news=iniesta-spain-have-the-right-squad-to-win-2764558.htmlAndres Iniesta, a mainstay on the FIFA/FIFPro World XI for the better part of the past decade, spoke to FIFA.coma about taking over the captain's armband at Barcelona, Spain's chances at UEFA EURO 2016 and much more.

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Big spenders and broken records]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=big-spenders-and-broken-records-2764625.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, milestones reached by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku feature alongside the Chinese Super League's January spending spree and an unwanted record for Victor Wanyama.]]>Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[All to play for in France, Italy, Spain]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=all-to-play-for-in-france-italy-spain-2764520.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there were vastly contrasting fortunes for the leading pack in France, Spain and Italy, as well as Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2764278.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in our weekly birthday round-up, including winners at Switzerland 1954 and Korea/Japan 2002, as well as a 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champion.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764089.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR.]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Icons emulated as a drought ends]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=icons-emulated-as-a-drought-ends-2763510.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alberto Gilardino and Salomon Kalou feature alongside a momentous title for Melbourne City and a moment of relief for Eden Hazard.]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Modric: I admired Zidane as a child]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=modric-i-admired-zidane-as-a-child-2763493.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Real Madrid star Luka Modric, who reveals boss Zinedine Zidane was his childhood idol, as the midfielder looks ahead to UEFA EURO 2016 with Croatia.]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:42:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Loans in droves on deadline day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the standout deals from the final weekend of the transfer window, and the biggest moves on deadline day, with the use of the loan system a common theme in the closing hours as it was throughout January.]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guardiola, in the words of his players]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Appeals of Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid granted suspensive effect]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=1/news=appeals-of-atletico-de-madrid-and-real-madrid-granted-suspensive-effec-2757531.htmlAtlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have each lodged an appeal before the FIFA Appeal Committee against the decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, and the appeals have been granted suspensive effect.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=week-in-quotes-2757324.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Dimitar Berbatov interviewing himself, Caleb Porter comparing winning a title to ice cream, Stuart Pearce signing for “the worst team in the UK” and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Old boys and loan rangers on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the latest transfer business across the world of football, with free transfers and tentative loan deals the flavour of the month in the January window so far.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Vital veterans and a lethal lefty]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=vital-veterans-and-a-lethal-lefty-2757001.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the mid-30s trio of Clemens Fritz, Claudio Pizarro and Aritz Aduriz feature alongside Paulo Dybala, Arsenal-Chelsea and a less-than-cordial Argentinian friendly.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[The kid who was signed on a napkin]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Growing up with Cristiano]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2756543.htmlIn our weekly birthday round-up, we include stars from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while two Club World Cup and Women's World Cup winners also feature. 

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[January window creaking open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the movers and shakers in the January transfer window so far, with European sides looking to bolster their squads mid-season and teams further afield sculpting their sides for a fresh campaign.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalties, predators and comeback kings]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=penalties-predators-and-comeback-kings-2756025.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring feats of Messrs Suarez and Higuain feature alongside comebacks for Rennes and Orlando Pirates and a late, late equaliser from Chelsea’s veteran captain.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Mathieu making the critics eat their words]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Perfect dozen for big guns]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=perfect-dozen-for-big-guns-2755889.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women's club action, headlined by massive results for Lyon and Melbourne City, while intriguing top-of-the-table action took place in Italy and Spain.]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A reflection of greatness]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-reflection-of-greatness-2755921.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows the Ballon d'Or being paraded at a packed Camp Nou.]]>Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2755529.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Arsene Wenger on David Bowie, Wendell Lira on his FIFA Puskas Award triumph and Steve Harper paying tribute to the late Pavel Srnicek.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Stars line up to laud Messi]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=stars-line-up-to-laud-messi-2755453.htmlFIFA.com examines the reactions of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona and Argentina team-mates on the back of his historic fifth Ballon d’Or triumph.]]>Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Golden oldies and Gabonese glory]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=golden-oldies-and-gabonese-glory-2755272.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review reflects on a positive week for French Ligue 1 veterans and Italian and Portuguese giants, while highlighting a historic award for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the end of a Lionel Messi 'drought'.]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Gala in numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-gala-in-numbers-2755243.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the most intriguing statistics from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2754415.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's weekly look back at the top quotes from the past seven days, we hear from Will Ferrell on taking a minority ownership stake at a new Major League Soccer club, David Moyes discusses Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku gets advice from his mother and much more.

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Lillo: Three coaches, one philosophy]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=lillo-three-coaches-one-philosophy-2754090.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with experienced coach Juan Manuel Lillo, a man who has long championed possession football and who knows a thing or two about the three candidates for the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football.

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:02:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Spectacular sequences and double digits]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=spectacular-sequences-and-double-digits-2753933.htmlWed, 06 Jan 2016 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Former colleagues react to Zidane appointment]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you the top ten quotes as Zinedine Zidane’s former team-mates and coaches give their reactions to his appointment as Real Madrid coach.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Reflections on the reserve goalkeeper]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=reflections-on-the-reserve-goalkeeper-2753867.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the role of the reserve goalkeeper, getting into the minds of those hardy souls who fulfil the necessary job as understudy to a side's No1.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Kaka: It's no easy task to forge a Ballon d'Or winner]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=kaka-it-s-no-easy-task-to-forge-a-ballon-d-or-winner-2748200.htmlKaka discusses the Messi-Ronaldo monopoly of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, Brazil's drought, Neymar's hopes of getting his hands on the award and more in an exclusive chat with FIFA.com.

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:15:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2753736.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Spanish schemer, a Belgian superstar and a Korean keeper all celebrating over the next seven days.

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Sun, 03 Jan 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The nominees in numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-nominees-in-numbers-2747711.htmlWe take a look at some of the standout numbers for the 12 FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees who will be vying for the top prizes in football on 11 January in Zurich.

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Sat, 02 Jan 2016 12:03:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Japan’s expectations soar for Club World Cup 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=japan-colorful-piece-シャハン2015の興奮の余韻からシャハン2016の期待へ-2747735-2747867.htmlFIFA.com spoke with three prominent figures in Japanese football about their thoughts on the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup and their expectations for next year’s event, which will also be hosted by Japan.]]>Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[#Christmas on Twitter]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=christmas-on-twitter-2747761.htmlSeveral stars from the world of football have been giving us an insight into their Christmas on Twitter. FIFA.com takes a look at the celebrations, feasts and presents that those on social media have been enjoying.

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Title joy and a ten-goal triumph]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=title-joy-and-a-ten-goal-triumph-2747607.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[No let-up from league leaders]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=no-let-up-from-league-leaders-2747559.htmlAs the battle to reach Australia’s knockout finals comes to a head, Germany and France’s top teams are settling in at the summit of their respective championships, with one seasoned striker scoring goals aplenty.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[A defender's worst nightmare]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=waiting-assassins-2747437.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows Barcelona's intimidating strike force waiting to take to the field in the FIFA Club World Cup final.]]>Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Barcelona secure historic third title in Japan ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-secure-historic-third-title-in-japan-2747220.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Suarez: It’s another dream come true]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=suarez-it-s-another-dream-come-true-2747418.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[FIFA and hosts hail Japan 2015]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=fifa-and-hosts-hail-japan-2015-2747054.htmlDaini Kuniya, President of the Japan Football Association, and FIFA Acting Secretary General, Markus Kattner, were delighted to see the FIFA Club World Cup return to Japan.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Mascherano and Neymar rejoice, but in different ways]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mascherano-and-neymar-rejoice-but-in-different-ways-2747330.htmlBarcelona enthusiastically celebrated their third FIFA Club World Cup title on Sunday after beating River Plate 3-0 in Yokohama, but the ways in which Neymar and Javier Mascherano celebrated the accomplishment were vastly different. FIFA.com spoke to the Barça duo after the match to find out why.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[The tears of a gladiator]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-tears-of-a-gladiator-2747308.htmlFIFA.com spoke to River Plate's Leonardo Ponzio who could not contain his emotions when speaking to the media after the South American champions 3-0 loss in the FIFA Club World Cup Final to Barcelona on Sunday, who explains his concern at not being able to compete at the annual tournament again.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 17:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Barcelona honoured with FIFA World Champions Badge for third time]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-honoured-with-fifa-world-champions-badge-for-third-time-2747087.htmlSun, 20 Dec 2015 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Barcelona trio sweep awards]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-trio-raumt-ab-2747108-2747184.htmlSun, 20 Dec 2015 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Messi, Suarez strike to secure global crown for Barça ]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275784/match=300338750/match-report.htmlSun, 20 Dec 2015 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Sawa’s memorable 2015 rolls on]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sawa-s-memorable-2015-rolls-on-2746543.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the recently retired Homare Sawa about her highlights from the past year, her duties the the Final and much more.]]>Sun, 20 Dec 2015 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015