<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 23 Dec 2015 06:56:00 GMTTue, 29 Dec 2015 04:25:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Kuqi: Leaving Kosovo was the hardest time in my life]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Dundee United appoint club legend Paatelainen]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Albania, Germany, Poland and Romania clinch UEFA EURO berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Albania qualified for their first major international tournament with a 3-0 win over Armenia, while Germany, Poland and Romania also secured qualification to next summer's UEFA EURO 2016 finals in France.

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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 18:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Germany, Northern Ireland on verge of EURO berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thomas Muller and Kyle Lafferty's careers are worlds apart in terms of achievement but on Monday both players scored vital goals that took Germany and Northern Ireland respectively to within touching distance of next year's UEFA EURO 2016.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[England clinch EURO berth, Spain cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record as Roy Hodgson's side beat San Marino 6-0 to become the first nation to secure qualification for UEFA EURO 2016 on Saturday and Spain took a big step towards returning to the finals by defeating Slovakia 2-0.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Germany go top, Northern Ireland move closer to Euro 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany jumped to the top of Group D after a 3-1 home win over Poland, while Northern Ireland moved closer to UEFA EURO 2016 qualification with a 3-1 win over Faroe Islands.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Backe to coach Finnish national team]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Finland national football federation announced that former New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe has been appointed as the coach of the national team.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic stand firm in Baku, Shakhtar progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scottish champions Celtic did just enough to progress from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 1-0 win on aggregate over Qarabag, while Shakhtar Donetsk eliminated Fenerbahce.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![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[Boyata's late goal gives Celtic some breathing space]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Dedryck Boyata saved Celtic's blushes with a late winner in a 1-0 home win over Azerbaijani side Qarabag, while Ajax and Rapid Vienna played to a 2-2 draw in UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg clashes.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![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[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]]>/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