<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Nov 2014 12:50:00 GMTFri, 28 Nov 2014 12:50:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[High-speed hat-tricks and timely trebles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game.]]>Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=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[Late strikes sink Denmark, hold Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cristiano Ronaldo headed a stoppage-time winner for Portugal to snatch a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying triumph over Denmark, while John O'Shea marked his 100th senior cap for the Republic of Ireland by scrambling a last-gasp equaliser against Germany.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Poland stun Germany, Ireland rout Gibraltar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Poland defeated Germany for the first time in history in a hard-earned 2-0 win in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group D qualifier in Warsaw, while Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick in the Republic of Ireland's 7-0 rout of Gibraltar.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Creators, champions and record-breakers ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= 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[Albania shock Portugal, Germany edge Scotland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Albania shocked Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal 1-0 on the road in Group I, while Poland forward Robert Lewandowski scored four goals in the first round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. 

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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[Celtic crash out, Zenit advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Zenit St. Petersburg overturned a one-goal deficit to come through 3-1 on aggregate against AEL Limassol in their UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match, while Celtic crashed out to Legia Warsaw 6-1 on aggregate. 

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![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[Legia inflict heavy defeat on Hoops, Lille win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Top teams forge ahead]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New names and familiar faces jostle for supremacy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2336227/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[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[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]]>/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[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 ]]>/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]]>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 ]]>/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<![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[France recall Remy, Sakho and Varane]]>/worldcup/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