<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTFri, 16 Sep 2016 22:30:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners as Rio looms]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-as-rio-looms-2812198.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest from USA, England and Sweden where several big names stumbled, while there is also news from Finland and Russia.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Amokachi: I want to open the door for African coaches in Europe]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=amokachi-i-want-to-open-the-door-for-african-coaches-in-europe-2781297.html FIFA.com about his first managerial role in Europe, adapting to life in Finland since leaving Nigeria and his memories of winning Olympic gold at Atlanta 1996.]]>Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Father-son team-mates]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=father-son-team-mates-2770898.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at a number of father-son combos who have graced the same pitch in a competitive fixture as contemporaries. ]]>Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kuqi: Leaving Kosovo was the hardest time in my life]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=leaving-kosovo-was-the-hardest-time-in-my-life-2747423.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2746477.htmlIn the latest installment of our weekly feature, we hear from coaches about the UEFA EURO 2016 draw, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Dante debate the severity of a foul, Jari Litmanen looks on the bright side of never appearing at a FIFA World Cup and much more.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Litmanen: Longevity fueled by passion]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=litmanen-longevity-fueled-by-passion-2746377.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Finland flying high despite EURO disappointment]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=10/news=finland-flying-high-despite-euro-disappointment-2711946.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 14:51:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Lloyd’s hot streak continues, Europe’s contenders jostle]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lloyd-s-hot-streak-continues-europe-s-contenders-jostle-2695949.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Finland star wrestling her way to the top]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=finland-star-wrestling-her-way-to-the-top-2678358.htmlFIFA.com hears from Emmi Alanen, a Finnish international with over 50 caps who has also represented her country in the sport of wrestling.]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 07:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware claimed as interest continues to soar]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=silverware-claimed-as-interest-continues-to-soar-2669098.htmlFIFA.com looks at the continued support for women’s football as the momentum established by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 keeps rolling along as an impressive new record crowd figure was set in England, while fans have continued to turn out en masse in the USA.]]>Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[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[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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Football's coming ho-ho-home!]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=10/news=football-s-coming-ho-ho-home-2457917.htmlNormally 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]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/605/7/index.htmlFIFA.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[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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=aulis-rytkonen-passes-away-at-85-2320033.htmlAulis 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