<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 17:37:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Lewandowski hit hat-tricks, Greece hit rock bottom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[High-speed hat-tricks and timely trebles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=high-speed-hat-tricks-and-timely-trebles-2480211.htmlFIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game.]]>Sat, 16 May 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[England emerge victorious in Cyprus]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=england-emerge-victorious-in-cyprus-2558310.htmlFIFA.com brings you a round-up of events from the Mediterranean, as England celebrated victory in the Cyprus Women’s Cup after defeating Women's World Cup hosts Canada in the final.]]>Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Aspirants build for Canada success]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=aspirants-build-for-canada-success-2523705.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the action this week across the globe as a host of Canada 2015 contenders fine-tuned their preparations for the June event.]]>Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA implements worldwide football stakeholder registration programme]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-implements-worldwide-football-stakeholder-registration-programme-2511703.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News<![CDATA[Germany labour as Ronaldo sets goal record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany laboured to a 4-0 win over Gibraltar, Cristiano Ronaldo became the tournament's all-time leading scorer, and Scotland edged the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying. 

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Football's coming ho-ho-home!]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/791/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Normally a team reaching promotion to the third tier of the Finnish league would not create much of a stir on Planet Football. It does when that team is named after Santa Claus!

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Creators, champions and record-breakers ]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=creators-champions-and-record-breakers-2449329.html FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review, while HJK Helsinki and Hamburg also feature.]]>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[U-20 women cap Germany's golden summer]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=u-20-women-cap-germany-s-golden-summer-2427200.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup that brought more silverware for Germany, showcased some outstanding youngsters and whetted appetites for next year's senior finals.]]>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Pride and pain for departing teams]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=pride-and-pain-for-departing-teams-2421416.htmlFIFA.com rounds up reaction from the eight teams eliminated from the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, finding plenty of coaches ready to accentuate the positive.]]>Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Germany and USA dazzle, hosts advance]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=germany-and-usa-dazzle-hosts-advance-2420538.htmlWe round up the final matches for teams in Groups A and B of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada, with both Germany and USA impressing.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[Anguish for Ghana despite late winner]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=267990/match=300251257/match-report.htmlWed, 13 Aug 2014 02:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Delight for Canada on historic day]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=deutschland-mit-rekord-kanada-jubelt-2418571-2418608.htmlSat, 09 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Canada comeback floors Finns]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=267990/match=300251259/match-report.htmlSat, 09 Aug 2014 03:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Finland's Laaksonen shooting for the top]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=finland-s-laaksonen-shooting-for-the-top-2417862.htmlFIFA.com after her side's 2-1 defeat to Korea DPR about making history at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup for her country and her role model, Andrea Pirlo. ]]>Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Germany get birthday revenge, Ghana crash the party]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=revanche-zum-geburtstag-party-crasher-aus-ghana-2417089-2417111.htmlWed, 06 Aug 2014 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Finns edged by Korea DPR ]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=267990/match=300251265/match-report.htmlWed, 06 Aug 2014 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Glory and 2015 in young guns' sights]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=glory-and-2015-in-young-guns-sights-2415873.htmlSun, 03 Aug 2014 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Top teams forge ahead]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=7/news=top-teams-forge-ahead-2408697.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest women's league action.]]>Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Squads announced as kick-off draws nearer]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=squads-announced-as-kick-off-draws-nearer-2408049.htmlThe squads for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup were announced today, with all 16 teams naming their 21 players.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[League leaders show no mercy]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=7/news=league-leaders-show-no-mercy-2407194.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New names and familiar faces jostle for supremacy]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=7/news=15-7-women-s-club-review-2405903.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football around the globe where there was a shock for USA’s long-term leaders, surprise results in Japan, plus news from Sweden and Finland.]]>Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Referee and assistant referees selected for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=referee-and-assistant-referees-selected-for-the-fifa-u-20-women-s-worl-2338250.htmlTue, 13 May 2014 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[High interest in hosting FIFA competitions]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=high-interest-in-hosting-fifa-competitions-2336227.htmlFri, 09 May 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![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[Women’s round-up: April 2014]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2014-2325635.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a bumper month in women's football with Canada 2015 qualifiers continuing unabated, USA and England commencing their league campaigns with a new look, while there was silverware for ambitious Jordan.]]>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Aulis Rytkonen passes away at 85]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Aulis Rytkonen, the first Finnish professional footballer, passed away at the age of 85 on 16 April the Football Association of Finland confirmed on Wednesday.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:17:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[All-German semi ahead]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=setback-for-frankfurt-all-german-semi-ahead-2310513.html

Wolfsburg and Turbine Potsdam ensured an all-German UEFA Champions League semi-final, Frankfurt suffered a Bundersliga slip-up and Brescia stay top of Serie A. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2014]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=3/news=women-round-march-2014-2306393.htmlMon, 31 Mar 2014 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kick-off times unveiled]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-women-world-cup-canada-2014-kick-off-times-unveiled-2303105.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Hyypia: I've asked a lot of people for advice]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Dramatic draw yields mixed reactions ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=dramatic-draw-provokes-mixed-reactions-2291447.htmlFIFA.com gauged reaction from the coaches of various Canada 2014 hopefuls after the draw for August's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup took place in Montreal.]]>Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Finalists reunited in Canada 2014 draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=finalists-reunited-hosts-open-against-ghana-2291245.htmlSat, 01 Mar 2014 22:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Finland’s finest footballer]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=finland-finest-footballer-2280854.htmlFIFA.com, among other things, which other sport he'd have turned pro at if he hadn't made it as a footballer and which celebrities he'd like to meet.]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Finland coach: Bring on the big guns ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=finland-coach-bring-the-big-guns-2279914.htmlFIFA.com she wants the toughest test possible for her fearless players at the world finals.]]>Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Blatter marks Nielsen's passing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:39:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Finland’s qualifying dream on course ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=finland-qualifying-dream-course-2275748.htmlThu, 06 Feb 2014 16:29:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[UEFA create slot for France in EURO 2016 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/226/514/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA announced that EURO 2016 hosts France will play a string of friendlies against pre-set rivals ahead of the tournament, while fellow teams lock horns in the qualifying race.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico open under Herrera with a win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=mexico-open-under-herrara-with-win-2209889.htmlEl Tri preparing for next month's Brazil 2014 play-off against New Zealand.]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 06:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![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[France head into play-offs with a win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=france-head-into-play-offs-with-win-2196244.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone