<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Sep 2017 09:51:00 GMTWed, 20 Sep 2017 10:36:29 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Kante in the spotlight, whether he likes it or not]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=kante-in-the-spotlight-whether-he-likes-it-or-not-2908449.htmlWhile N'Golo Kante's presence at the centre of Leicester City's fairytale triumph brought him into the spotlight, his reprisal of the role with Chelsea has kept him there - even if he would rather not be.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:51:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Bleues ready to shine on home soil]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=bleues-ready-to-shine-on-home-soil-2908468.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Official Slogan and Emblem of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 launched today]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=official-slogan-and-emblem-of-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019-launc-2908450.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[France 2019's Official Emblem launched in Paris]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=live-launch-of-the-official-emblem-at-fifa-com-2908328.htmlThe Official Emblem and Slogan of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 was launched in Paris on Tuesday, the next step in the countdown to the tournament.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=oc-for-fifa-competitions-approves-procedures-for-the-final-draw-of-the-2907924.htmlThe Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions met in Zurich to finalise the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as the dates for upcoming FIFA tournaments in 2018 and 2019, and Olympic slot allocations.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News
<![CDATA[Trezeguet: French fans are really going to get behind Les Bleues]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trezeguet-french-fans-are-really-going-to-get-behind-les-bleues-2907468.htmlSun, 10 Sep 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[French adventure firing Ferral’s dreams]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=french-adventure-firing-ferral-s-dreams-2907426.htmlFri, 08 Sep 2017 20:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Bronze & Renard, defenders with their eyes on the prize]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=bronze-renard-defenders-with-their-eyes-on-the-prize-2907419.htmlFIFA.com hears from Lucy Bronze and Wendie Renard, two Lyon team-mates and fellow defenders who have been nominated for the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:26:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 Host Cities announced]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-u-20-women-s-world-cup-france-2018-host-cities-announced-2907335.htmlThe four official Host Cities of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 have been announced, with the tournament set to grace Concarneau, Dinan/Léhon, Saint-Malo and Vannes in Brittany.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Diacre takes over as France women's coach]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=diacre-le-nouveau-guide-des-bleues-2905854-2905936.htmlThe French national women's team has a new coach after Corinne Diacre was appointed to replace Olivier Echouafni on Wednesday. 

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Advocaat: Everything is still in our hands]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=advocaat-everything-is-still-in-our-hands-2905754.htmlBack in charge of the Netherlands for a third time after seeming to be on the verge of retirement, Dick Advocaat speaks to FIFA.com about reviving the Oranje's Russia 2018 hopes and restoring the team's battered confidence.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dembele’s delight at dream Barça move]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=8/news=dembele-s-delight-at-dream-barca-move-2905597.htmlMon, 28 Aug 2017 14:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2905113.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with big cats ripping up records in Moselle and Sao Paulo and a mega-money signing sizzling.]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Spain end Women’s U-19 EURO final hoodoo]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-end-women-s-u-19-euro-final-hoodoo-2904838.htmlFIFA.com reviews the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship after Spain cast aside several years of heartbreak to win the final of a tournament which saw three other teams book qualification to France 2018.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European quartet secure France 2018 berths]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=european-trio-secure-france-2018-berths-2904125.htmlEngland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2902988.htmlThis week features Neymar's historic transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, a poignant tribute to legendary Australian broadcaster Les Murray and reaction from UEFA Women's EURO where hosts Netherlands set up a final with Denmark.

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Sat, 05 Aug 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Neymar strengthens PSG's Brazilian bonds]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=neymar-strengthens-psg-s-brazilian-bonds-2902984.htmlNeymar is far from the first Brazilian to star for Paris Saint-Germain. FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the Seleçao stars who have previously made their mark in the French capital.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Neymar moves to Paris Saint-Germain]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=8/news=neymar-moves-to-paris-saint-germain-2902923.htmlBrazil international Neymar has completed his move from Barcelona to French Ligue 1 side Paris-Saint Germain.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Gael Angoula: a life in six chapters]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=gael-angoula-a-life-in-six-chapters-2902308.htmlFIFA.com about his remarkable career journey.]]>Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News<![CDATA[Abily bids adieu to Les Bleues]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=abily-bids-adieu-to-les-bleues-2902647.htmlLes Bleues legend Camille Abily has called time on her international career, having won the last of her 183 caps during France's UEFA Women's EURO 2017 defeat to England.]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Shocks aplenty as big guns toppled]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=shocks-aplenty-as-big-guns-toppled-2902614.htmlHistory was made everywhere you looked as England, Denmark and Austria made it into the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's EURO 2017.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[A dribble, a shutout and a three-team club]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-dribble-a-shutout-and-a-three-club-club-2902228.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with joy for a Brooklynite and a Reddingite.]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Big cats, Red Devils and a Gallic goblin]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=big-cats-red-devils-and-a-gallic-goblin-2901591.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the ESPYS.]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[PSG's Brazilian history and a Canadian wunderkind ]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=psg-s-brazilian-history-and-the-half-billion-euro-xi-2901242.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an outrageous flick, missed kicks, leopards and a wunderkind.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dani Alves joins Paris Saint-Germain]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=dani-alves-joins-paris-saint-germain-2901176.htmlWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 Conforama 2017/2018<![CDATA[Migne’s seven steps to becoming a wizard]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=migne-s-seven-steps-to-becoming-a-wizard-2901072.htmlFIFA.com through the seven lessons that he learned from his former master Claude Le Roy.]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Fabien Barthez]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-fabien-barthez-2900993.htmlOne of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of French football, Fabien Barthez made 17 appearances at the FIFA World Cup, a French record, keeping no fewer than ten clean sheets in the process.

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Houara: Winning the Women’s World Cup is my ultimate dream]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=houara-winning-the-women-s-world-cup-is-my-ultimate-dream-2900518.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with France's Jessica Houara who, after securing a league, cup and UEFA Women's Champions League treble with Olympique Lyonnais, now has her sights set on success with the national team.]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The nine host cities confirmed]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-nine-host-cities-confirmed-2894761.htmlGrenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes have been confirmed as the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ host cities.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[5 days to go: Champions’ parade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=5-days-to-go-champions-parade-2890349.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we list the different winners of the Tournament of Champions.]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Favourites triumph; a record and a milestone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-triumph-a-record-and-a-milestone-2894097.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Vucevic and Fournier: basketball stars on the beautiful game]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=vucevic-and-fournier-basketball-stars-on-the-beautiful-game-2893199.htmlWed, 07 Jun 2017 13:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[11 days to go: Nakamura’s perfect free-kick]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=11-days-to-go-nakamura-s-perfect-free-kick-2884483.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we remember one of the best free-kicks in the history of the competition.

 
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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[‘RocKy’ fights his way to the top]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=rocky-fights-his-way-to-the-top-2892427.htmlSat, 03 Jun 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Italy’s destiny in safe hands with Zaccagno]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=italy-s-destiny-in-safe-hands-with-zaccagno-2892315.htmlOriginally his side’s third-choice keeper with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alex Meret being called into the senior squad, Andrea Zaccagno was the star of Italy’s 2-1 defeat of France in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16.

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Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[South American superstars and calcio’s new cape]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-american-superstars-and-calcio-s-new-cape-2891983.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon win first all-French Champions League final]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=6/news=lyon-win-first-all-french-champions-league-final-2892160.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 22:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Slender wins and six of the best confirm quarters]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=slender-wins-and-six-of-the-best-confirm-quarters-2892031.html​The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 quarter-finals have been decided, with Mexico, Italy and USA the completing trio - though they made it their in differing fashions.

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Italy taste revenge against France]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367042/match-report.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017