<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:40:00 GMTWed, 22 Feb 2017 17:19:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Goals galore in Leverkusen and Manchester]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/784/1/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at Tuesday’s first legs of the Round of 16 in photos. Watch how the action in Leverkusen and Manchester unfolded.]]>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2867608.htmlFIFA.com and Thierry Henry admits to checking if N'Golo Kante was real.]]>Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[PSG stun Barcelona, Benfica edge Dortmund]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/730/5/index.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 22:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Griezmann: I want to play another final]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=2/news=griezmann-i-want-to-play-another-final-2867268-2867295.htmlAtletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his 2016, a year of highs and lows for him, and looked ahead to fresh challenges.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dominant Azzurri retain their crown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=dominant-azzurri-retain-their-crown-2866627.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1938 Final, with Italy and Giovanni Ferrari on the attack against Hungary.

 

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[AFCON performances rewarded with ranking surge]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=afcon-performances-rewarded-with-ranking-surge-2866571.htmlThu, 09 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Paris, the first stop on the road to London]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=paris-the-first-stop-on-the-road-to-london-2866036.htmlParis will provide the venue for the first FIFA 17 Ultimate Team regional final this Saturday, with the top 32 European players from Season 1 competing for eight spots at the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Final in Berlin from 20-21 May.

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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Football’s indestructible superheroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=football-s-indestructible-superheroes-2600183.htmlThu, 26 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[A rare Real defeat and an ageless Pharaoh]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-rare-real-defeat-and-an-ageless-pharoah-2863771.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which does not make positive reading for a studious Spaniard and his heavily-inked countryman.]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The hero and villain of a Seville thriller]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-hero-and-villain-of-a-seville-thriller-2863728.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Harald Schumacher taking centre stage in the semi-finals of Spain 1982.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lyon rebound, records tumble Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lyon-rebound-records-tumble-down-under-2863589.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 06:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lizarazu: Zidane does nothing piecemeal]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lizarazu-zidane-does-nothing-piecemeal-2862402.htmlFIFA.com caught up with 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu, who offers invaluable insight into former national team-mate and The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016 nominee Zinedine Zidane.

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Sat, 07 Jan 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2862395.htmlSat, 07 Jan 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Pogba: I'm very proud of Griezmann ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=pogba-i-m-very-proud-of-griezmann-2862312.htmlFrance and Manchester United star Paul Pogba sat down with ​FIFA.com ​to discuss Antoine Griezmann​'s chances of usurping Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as well as giving his take on Zinedine Zidane, a nominee for The Best FIFA Men's Coach Award, and the FIFA Puskás Award finalists.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:11:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[From Messi to Del Bosque: FIFA.com’s best interviews of 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-messi-to-del-bosque-fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2016-2862080.htmlFIFA.com interviews over the past 12 months.]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Barthez: Zidane knows football]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=barthez-zidane-knows-football-2862116.htmlWe take a closer look at The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016 candidate Zinedine Zidane through the eyes of one of his former team-mates: Fabien Barthez.

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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France's almost perfect year]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=france-s-almost-perfect-year-2862095.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Chicharito runs the rule over towering trio ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=chicharito-runs-the-rule-over-towering-trio-2862050.htmlFIFA.com the lowdown on his take of them.]]>Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The bicycle kick, football’s most spectacular sight]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-bicycle-kick-football-s-most-spectacular-sight-2862019.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Checking the map to Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=checking-the-map-to-korea-republic-2017-2860773.htmlAs the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 gets ever shorter, an assessment of the path trodden, and what lies ahead, seems in order. FIFA.com takes a look at the story of qualifying from the year gone by and what’s still yet to come in 2017.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina and France take Ranking awards]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=argentina-and-france-take-ranking-awards-2861406.htmlThe final FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2016 sees Argentina sit atop the pile, with France ranked as the 'Mover of the Year', thanks to their outstanding Ranking points total across the calendar year.

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Griezmann's first coach on the boy who became a star]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=griezmann-s-first-coach-on-the-boy-who-became-a-star-2861823.htmlFIFA.com about what the The Best FIFA Men's Player nominee was like as a child and his place these days among the game's greats.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores final set, PSG outwit old rivals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=copa-libertadores-final-set-psg-outwit-old-rivals-2861362.html Paris Saint-Germain were the big winners in France on Matchday 11, as they went top of the pile by beating Lyon, while Turbine Potsdam remain at the summit in Germany and the finalists of this year’s Copa Libertadores Femenina have been finalised.]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Buffon: Balotelli has a heart of gold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=buffon-balotelli-has-a-heart-of-gold-2861258.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 07:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Madrid see off spirited Kashima in electric extra time final]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276112/match=300364984/match-report.htmlCristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid claimed their second FIFA Club World Cup crown after defeating J.League champions Kashima Antlers in extra-time at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Ancelotti: Adapting position can help Ronaldo remain at top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ancelotti-adapting-position-can-help-ronaldo-remain-at-top-2860666.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Lacombe: I’m so pleased to see Zidane succeed]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lacombe-i-m-so-pleased-to-see-zidane-succeed-2860422.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 13:45:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=villa-supports-messi-repeats-spain-desire-2860413.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Mel: We’d all like to be Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=mel-we-d-all-like-to-be-messi-2860190.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Neumayr: Ronaldo did everything to increase every single ability]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neumayr-ronaldo-did-everything-to-increase-every-single-ability-2860116.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The countdown continues: four weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-four-weeks-to-go-2858200.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 13:50:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Bayern in Arsenal rematch, Real draw Napoli]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/285/981/3/index.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Deschamps: Griezmann is changing the hierarchy]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=deschamps-griezmann-is-changing-the-hierarchy-2859261.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 17:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Monfils: I play football whenever I can]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=12/news=monfils-i-play-football-whenever-i-can-2859213.htmlFIFA.com about his love of football and PSG in particular, his admiration for Arsene Wenger and why he has "a weakness" for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[BVB, MVP, a team goal and an air goal]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bvb-mvp-a-team-goal-and-an-air-goal-2859163.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Neymar: There's only one best and it's Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neymar-there-s-only-one-best-and-it-s-messi-2859187.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Korea DPR complete a dream double]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=korea-dpr-complete-a-dream-double-2857966.htmlSun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Golden consolation for Chavas]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=golden-consolation-for-chavas-2857882-2857904.htmlFrance’s Mylene Chavas picked up the adidas Golden Glove on Saturday, giving the dejected goalkeeper some consolation after her side’s 3-1 defeat to Korea DPR in the final.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Asia’s young starlets shine]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=asia-s-young-starlets-shine-2857881.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Kim So Hyang's sweet taste of revenge]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kim-so-hyang-s-sweet-taste-of-revenge-2857905.htmlAfter two painful defeats by France over the last four years, Kim So Hyang finally got some payback today in none other than the final of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. FIFA.com spoke with her after the victory.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Crowning glory for Asian duo]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=crowning-glory-for-asian-duo-2857829.htmlFIFA.com reviews the denouement to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup as East Asian sides dominated the final day, capped by Korea DPR's second title win.]]>Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016