<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 15 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMTSat, 15 Nov 2014 22:37:19 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[England, Spain win as San Marino claim famous draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England and reigning champions Spain both secured home wins in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, while San Marino claimed an historic draw at home to Estonia. 

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Messi seals comeback, El Tri down Dutch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A Premier League-laden Argentina came from behind to beat an experimental Croatia side 2-1 in their friendly at West Ham United's Upton Park, while Mexico defeated Netherlands 3-2 in a re-match of their 2014 World Cup Round of 16 clash.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Hodgson defends decision to rest Sterling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[England edge ten-man Estonia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England remain unbeaten in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualification campaign after narrowly escaping the Baltic with a 1-0 win over ten-man Estonia, thanks to Wayne Rooney's second-half free kick.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[England labour to victory, Costa breaks Spain drought]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England edged a ten-man Estonia 1-0 courtesy of Wayne Rooney's 43rd international goal, while Russia were held to a 1-1 draw by Moldova and Diego Costa opened up his account for Spain as La Roja beat Luxembourg 4-0.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Hodgson: I won't let Sterling burn out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England manager Roy Hodgson insists he won't let rising star Raheem Sterling suffer from burnout on the road to UEFA EURO 2016.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Hodgson: Estonia are very Scandinavian]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Spain crash, England cruise in EURO qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thursday featured several surprising results across UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, including Slovakia's 2-1 win over Spain and Slovenia defeating Switzerland 1-0, while England cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win at the expense of San Marino.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Rooney: Trophies come first]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England forward and captain Wayne Rooney spoke about chasing the all-time goalscoring record for his country and their upcoming UEFA EURO qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia. 

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Clyne, Shelvey get England call-ups]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Estonia, Slovakia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2443661/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain, England up and running, Ukraine beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: It feels unbelievable]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Zlatan Ibrahimovic spoke of his delight after becoming Sweden's all-time record goalscorer, surpassing the 49-goal mark set by Sven Rydell over 80 years ago.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic breaks Swedish scoring record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two first-half goals in Sweden's friendly against Estonia on Thursday to become his country's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Sven Rydell's tally of 49 strikes.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Estonia's one and only Poominator]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his bizarre and unforgettable Derby County debut against Manchester United, goal against his former club and having a beer named in his honour.]]>Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals blossoms during May]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/liveyourgoals/news/newsid=2353001/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Klavan extends Augsburg stay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Augsburg defender Ragnar Klavan has signed a new three-year contract with the German Bundesliga club that will see him stay with the club until 2017.

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Sat, 10 May 2014 15:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Big guns, Swiss close in on Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=big-guns-swiss-close-in-on-canada-2336402.htmlFIFA.com casts a look back at recent events.]]>Fri, 09 May 2014 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Live Your Goals busy during April]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/liveyourgoals/news/newsid=2326431/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Live Your Goals campaign to get more young girls and women around the world interested in football and inspire them to get involved. FIFA.com takes a look back at the initiative’s activities in April.]]>Fri, 02 May 2014 00:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[London, Munich compete for showpieces]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/432/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of London's Wembley Stadium and Munich's Allianz Arena will host the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final and final, after the two put their names forward for the tournament's climax.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2265568/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to open XXII CIS Cup ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2264868/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[An icy reception for a Uruguayan icon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows a South American star getting an icy welcome to Tallinn.]]>Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Standing alone in the Premier League 100]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with four players who are all the sole representatives of their nation on one of club football's biggest stages.]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Title joy for Europe’s boys of summer ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports on Europe's summer leagues, with new champions already crowned in nations such as Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Marica double puts Romania in play-offs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=marica-double-puts-romania-play-offs-2196249.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 21:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Tall order for Tanase]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=tall-order-for-tanase-2188267.htmlSteaua Bucharest and Romania star Cristian Tanase spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his club's UEFA Champions League quest and his country's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign heading into final stretch.

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Hungary thrash Estonia, climb second]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=hungary-thrash-estonia-climb-second-2169541.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 21:43:53 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Van Persie saves Netherlands in Estonia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=van-persie-saves-netherlands-estonia-2168853.htmlOn the brink of Estonia ending Netherlands' unbeaten record in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, Robin Van Persie struck a 94th-minute penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw for the Dutch keeping their lead in Group D firmly in tact.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Youth coaches brought up to speed]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20worldcup/turkey2013/news/newsid=2129270/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA has host a first-of-it's-kind coaching seminar at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, giving young coaches for a variety of differenr nations the chance to observe and learn new techniques.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:34:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Estonia, Lebanon ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2078834/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 May 2013 14:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.com wraps up another massive evening of European Brazil 2014 qualifying highlighted by a crucial win for world champions Spain on their trip to Paris, while Montenegro and England remain evenly poised after a hard-fought draw.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Anier, Lindpere fire Estonia to victory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=anier-lindpere-fire-estonia-victory-2048212.htmlTue, 26 Mar 2013 19:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Coasting Dutch record thirteenth win running]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=coasting-dutch-record-thirteenth-win-running-2042292.htmlThe Netherlands recorded their thirteenth back-to-back FIFA World Cup™ qualifying win, beating Estonia 3-0 in Amsterdam, leaving them five points clear at the top of Group D.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[North European hopefuls set for action]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As many European leagues are rounding into their final straights, those to the north of the continent are just firing up their engines. FIFA.com previews the 2013 campaigns in Norway, Sweden, Estonia and Finland.

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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Allsvenskan 2013