<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 19:17:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 19:17:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kick-off times unveiled]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Voller: Leverkusen tanked up on self-confidence ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Finland’s finest footballer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2275748/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>//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]]>/europe/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]]>/europe/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<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/europe/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[France recall Remy, Sakho and Varane]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=10/news=france-recall-remy-sakho-and-varane-2190180.htmlThu, 03 Oct 2013 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Saints held by Hammers in stalemate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Southampton and West Ham played to a physical goalless draw at St Mary's with both goalkeepers taking the spotlight. 

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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Celtic win in Edinburgh, Inverness remain unbeaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New signing Teemu Pukki scored on his Celtic debut and ensured the current champions victory at Hearts, while Inverness Caledonian Thistle remained unbeaten after winning 2-1 at Kilmarnock. 

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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/europe/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[European quartet eye early progress]]>/europe/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]]>/europe/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[Spain win in Finland to stride towards Brazil]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=9/news=spain-win-finland-stride-towards-brazil-2168402.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 22:18:26 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/europe/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[Del Bosque decided on keeper, talks injuries]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=9/news=del-bosque-decided-keeper-talks-injuries-2167800.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[France front Canada-bound quartet ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=2160309/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 01 Sep 2013 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: August 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In August attention turned to the run-in of the maiden NWSL season in the USA, as well as qualification for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014. FIFA.com rounds up the latest events from the women’s game.

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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Pukki makes Celtic switch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scottish champions Celtic confirmed the arrival of Finland forward Teemu Pukki from Schalke on a four-year contract today, after two years with the German side.

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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Xavi, Villa in as Torres, Mata miss out]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=8/news=xavi-villa-torres-mata-miss-out-2159682.htmlVicente del Bosque recalled Xavi and David Villa to the Spain squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Finland, while there was no place for Chelsea duo Juan Mata and Fernando Torres.

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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[England, Finland, France complete Euro quartet ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=2157474/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Germany seal Canada 2014 berth ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=2156532/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Six in a row for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at the UEFA Women's EURO 2013, with Germany claiming a record sixth consecutive continental championship and supporters flocking from all over Europe to see the action.

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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:03:15 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Many candidates to host the FIFA Congress 2016 and 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2138983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Who will win the UEFA Women's EURO? ]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2137235/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know who you think will be crowned European queens in Sweden.]]>Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[European elite gather in Swedish sun]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over the 12 teams hunting continental glory at the much-anticipated 2013 UEFA Women’s EURO, with long-term European queens Germany under threat from numerous quarters.]]>Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Trends and tactics at Turkey 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Finnish islanders take on Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/213/038/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=6/news=belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446.htmlFIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=6/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[USA, Sweden, France trump rivals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s football as USA overwhelmed Canada in a typically full-blooded north American derby, while Sweden and France received morale-boosting wins ahead of July's UEFA Women’s EURO.]]>Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cazorla: It makes no sense to doubt Spain]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=cazorla-makes-sense-doubt-spain-2044584.htmlSpain midfielder Santi Cazorla has insisted that "it makes no sense" for the FIFA World Cup™-holders' detractors to doubt them, despite back-to-back draws in qualifying Group I.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Lack of precision frustrates Del Bosque]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=lack-precision-frustrates-del-bosque-2044085.htmlSat, 23 Mar 2013 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/europe/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[Spain draw, slip to second]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-draw-slip-second-2042798.htmlReigning champions Spain dropped two priceless points in their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign as they were held to a shock draw with Finland at the El Molinon stadium in Gijon.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Ramos: We cannot live in the past]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=ramos-cannot-live-the-past-2039439.htmlWIth a crucial week in their quest to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, Sergio Ramos - who is set to become Spain's youngest player to earn 100 caps - insists the world champions must not live in the past.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Busquets: Barça and Real players are in the same ship]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=3/news=busquets-barca-and-real-players-are-the-same-ship-2038921.htmlWed, 20 Mar 2013 14:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone