<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 07 Nov 2016 03:37:00 GMTTue, 08 Nov 2016 15:55:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Oceanian sextet on the starting blocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=oceanian-sextet-on-the-starting-blocks-2847889.htmlFIFA.com previews the third stage of OFC’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying with Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tahiti the six nations still in contention.]]>Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Club Licensing comes to Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=club-licensing-comes-to-oceania-2835880.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Historic landmarks highlight Oceanian qualifiers ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=historic-landmarks-highlight-oceanian-qualifiers-2835033.htmlFIFA.com reviews a historic edition of the OFC U-20 Championship as New Zealand and Vanuatu earned progression to the world stage.]]>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Logan’s run though the national team carousel]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=logan-s-run-though-the-national-team-carousel-2829938.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Perfect ten sees Germany through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=perfect-ten-sees-germany-through-2821196.htmlGermany dispatched Fiji 10-0 at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte to see them through to the last eight in second place in Group C.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Verevou: Germany match brings back fantastic memories]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=verevou-germany-match-brings-back-fantastic-memories-2820973.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Gutierrez and Mexico overwhelm Fiji]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gutierrez-and-mexico-overwhelm-fiji-2820245.htmlFiji put in a spirited performance and even had a 1-0 lead at half-time over Mexico, but the gold medal holders proved too strong in the second half, staging a comeback to record a 5-1 victory in Group C of the Men's Olympics Football Tournament with Erick Gutierrez netting four.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 19:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Krishna: Brazilians cheering for us was very special]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=krishna-brazilians-cheering-for-us-was-very-special-2820219.htmlFiji captain Roy Krishna, the only professional in the Oceanians' ranks, speaks to FIFA.com about leading by example and the team's experiences at Rio 2016 thus far.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Impressive Korea Republic sour Fiji’s debut]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=impressive-korea-republic-sour-fiji-s-debut-2819541.htmlFiji’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament debut ended in disappointment as Ryu Seungwoo’s hat-trick helped Korea Republic deliver a powerful second-half performance for an 8-0 win in Salvador.

Fiji’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament debut ended in disappointment as Ryu Seungwoo’s hat-trick helped Korea Republic deliver a powerful second-half performance for an 8-0 win in Salvador.

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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[The Olympic Football Tournaments in numbers]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-olympic-football-tournaments-in-numbers-2813403.htmlFIFA.com highlights some intriguing statistics behind the competing teams.]]>Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Fiji riding wave of success all the way to Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fiji-riding-wave-of-success-all-the-way-to-brazil-2811716.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Fiji coach Frank Farina as the Melanesian nation seek to maintain their recent growth at Rio 2016.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Draw sets out Oceania’s road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=draw-sets-out-oceania-s-road-to-russia-2811470.htmlFri, 08 Jul 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[New Zealand regain crown amid broadening pyramid]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-zealand-regain-crown-amid-broadening-pyramid-2801358.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 OFC Nations Cup won by New Zealand for a record fifth time, but a tournament that will long be remembered as evidence of the increased depth and quality across the Pacific.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Kiwis, Solomons progress to final four]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=kiwis-solomons-progress-to-final-four-2799907.htmlNew Zealand and Solomon Islands advanced to the semi-final of the OFC Nations Cup, while third-placed Fiji progressed to the OFC’s third round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying as Group B came to a close on Saturday.

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Kiwis cruise as Fiji sink Solomons]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kiwis-cruise-as-fiji-sink-solomons-2793376.htmlTue, 31 May 2016 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Kiwis, Solomons get the ball rolling]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kiwis-solomons-get-the-ball-rolling-2792866.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders ready themselves in hunt for glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=oceania-contenders-ready-themselves-in-hunt-for-glory-2792660.htmlFIFA.com previews the Oceania Nations Cup where eight nations are chasing a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, this in a tournament which doubles as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Fiji well placed to maintain miracle year]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fiji-well-placed-to-maintain-miracle-year-2791734.htmlSat, 21 May 2016 23:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Defiant Auckland City maintain hegemony]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/254/8/index.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 07:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Oceanian dozen set for Champions League charge]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/016/5/index.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[High five provides another boost for vibrant Solomons]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=high-five-provides-another-boost-for-vibrant-solomons-2765347.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Perfect five for Kiwis]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=perfect-five-for-kiwis-2756695.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 06:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[A platform for further development in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-platform-for-further-development-in-oceania-2756119.htmlOceania’s first FIFA Women’s Football Regional Development Seminar in 2005 was held in Cook Islands, and now ten years on, the same Polynesian nation is hosting another event that will be crucial to furthering the women’s game throughout the region.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb as USA stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=korea-dpr-climb-as-usa-stay-top-2695985.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Fiji’s Pacific star on the rise ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=fiji-s-pacific-star-on-the-rise-2678345.htmlThu, 17 Sep 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Polynesian aspirants build for qualifiers with Fiji visit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=polynesian-aspirants-build-for-qualifiers-with-fiji-visit-2669371.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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™
<![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™<![CDATA[Can anyone topple the Kiwis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=can-anyone-topple-the-kiwis-2667591.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Kings and queens of the Pacific crowned]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=kings-and-queens-of-the-pacific-crowned-2666340.htmlMon, 20 Jul 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Fiji fairytale continues with Rio ticket]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fiji-fairytale-continues-with-rio-ticket-2663381.htmlSun, 12 Jul 2015 12:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Oceanian legacy key to coaching workshop ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=oceanian-legacy-key-to-coaching-workshop-2621311.htmlFIFA.com reports from a regional workshop in Auckland that saw coaches from each of the OFC member associations analyse and learn from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Pride and pain as eight bid farewell ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=pride-and-pain-as-eight-bid-farewell-2621447.htmlFIFA.com rounds up reaction from the eight teams who failed to survive the New Zealand 2015 group phase.]]>Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Germany smash records as Fiji's fairy tale ends]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-smash-records-as-fiji-miss-out-2621452.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Uzbekistan win books last 16 spot]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269534/match-report.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 04:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Sokhibov aiming for change in Uzbek fortunes]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sokhibov-aiming-for-change-in-uzbek-fortunes-2620482.htmlFIFA.com that should they make it into the last 16 he believes they can show off their true quality.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Nairube: Fiji have realised an amazing dream]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=nairube-fiji-have-realised-an-amazing-dream-2619015.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015