<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Jun 2016 09:23:00 GMTFri, 24 Jun 2016 12:36:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brady buoyant ahead of Pogba reunion]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/345/9/index.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Bellone: My legs were doing the samba]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bellone-my-legs-were-doing-the-samba-2803378.htmlLes Bleus striker Bruno Bellone recalled with FIFA.com.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura starts in office focusing on governance and diversity]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fatma-samoura-starts-in-office-focusing-on-governance-and-diversity-2802781.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Secretary GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[France first and a first for Albania]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/267/3/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Group A at UEFA EURO 2016 in France as the hosts claimed top spot, while debutants Albania secured a dose of history.]]>Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2802582.htmlIn our regular round-up of the week's footballing birthdays we celebrate the birthdays of a Cameroonian centre-back, a Beach Soccer World Cup legend, a World Cup-winning French talisman and an iconic USA Women's World Cup winner.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Griezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/198/0/index.htmlGriezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Boulleau shares her social networking secrets]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=boulleau-shares-her-social-networking-secrets-2801635.htmlFIFA.com about her approach to interacting with fans and answers some questions from her followers.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Payet brilliance wins opener for France]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/089/9/index.htmlFrance edged Romania 2-1 in the UEFA EURO 2016 curtain-raiser in Paris. The winner of the European finals will qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. 

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Football says goodbye to Nigeria's Big Boss]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=football-says-goodbye-to-nigeria-s-big-boss-2800477.htmlTributes from around the footballing world have poured in for Stephen Keshi, after his tragic and sudden passing at the age of 54.

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Pichon: It's time for France to step up]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=pichon-it-s-time-for-france-to-step-up-2799946.htmlLegendary France forward Marinette Pichon, now retired from the game, speaks with FIFA.com about the Bleues' chances at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, looks ahead to France 2019 and reflects on her successful playing career.

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Zizou on top of the world ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=zizou-on-top-of-the-world-2799353.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week, we look back to 1998, when Zinedine Zidane was again the centre of attention.

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Women round-up: May 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=women-round-up-may-2016-2799232.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Le Sommer: Third behind Morgan, Leroux isn't bad]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=le-sommer-third-behind-morgan-leroux-isn-t-bad-2792756.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Heroines and heartbreak as Lyon complete treble]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=heroines-and-heartbreak-as-lyon-complete-treble-2792656.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League final as Lyon's Saki Kumagai was the penalty shoot-out heroine - not for the first time in her career.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 03:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Olympics on hold for Olympique's Thomis]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=olympics-on-hold-for-olympique-s-thomis-2792448.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Lyon star Elodie Thomas, who talks about the prospect of winning the treble, while also looking towards the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 06:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Zizou effect]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/242/2/index.htmlMadridista fans, but the arrival of one Zinedine Zidane has seen outlooks and fortunes transformed as a return to the UEFA Champions League final awaits.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 16:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Meeting of equals in heavyweight clash]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-of-equals-in-heavyweight-clash-2792420.htmlHaving both already tasted glory this term, and seasoned veterans at the pinnacle of European football, the clash between Vfl Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon for the UEFA Women's Champions League is set to be a fierce one.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2791479.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Saints, strikers and a first touch]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=saints-strikers-and-a-first-touch-2791398.html Scoring records evaporating in Naples, Paris and Prague feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an unlikely outfit’s relentless improvement and a fairytale start to a professional career.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 05:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Glory, gilt-edged goals and giant crowds]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=glory-gilt-edged-goals-and-giant-crowds-2791320.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2790968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Dinamo Bucharest's executive director explains the special plans to honour the memory of the late Patrick Ekeng, we get David Beckham's thoughts on Leicester City's title success, former Ajax coach Frank de Boer reflects on a title missed in the Netherlands and much more.]]>Sat, 14 May 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Following in famous footsteps]]>/news/y=2009/m=9/news=following-famous-footsteps-1103224.html From Paolo Maldini to Laurent Platini, the sons of famous players have found varying levels of success taking the baton from their fathers.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 12:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Euro pair fly the flag, Bayern crowned ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=euro-pair-fly-the-flag-bayern-crowned-2789410.htmlFIFA.com’s latest women’s club football review takes in the best in European continental club action, plus also Bayern Munich’s coronation in Germany, a heavyweight match-up in the NWSL, plus the latest from England.]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA extends provisional sanction against Mamadou Sakho for anti-doping rule violation ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=keep-pending-fifa-extends-provisional-sanction-against-mamadou-sakho-f-2789310.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanction imposed on 28 April 2016 by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of UEFA on the French player Mamadou Sakho for an anti-doping rule violation.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 16:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cayman: We’ve come a long way]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=cayman-we-ve-come-a-long-way-2783361.htmlBelgium captain Janice Cayman talks us through the progress made by the Red Flames, and attempting to emulate a 'golden generation' in the men's side.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Dylan Bance, calmness personified]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=dylan-bance-calmness-personified-2783102.htmlFIFA.com about his calm spirit and possession-oriented style of play. ]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Final in sight for Lyon and Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=final-in-sight-for-lyon-and-wolfsburg-2782947.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest action from women's leagues and competitions from around the world, including the UEFA Women's Champions League, the USA's National Women's Soccer League and more. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2782661.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Court of Appeal of Paris rejects appeal relating to alleged violations of European Union law by FIFA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=court-of-appeal-of-paris-rejects-appeal-relating-to-alleged-violations-2782572.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 09:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Oniangue spreading happiness for club and country]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=oniangue-spreading-happiness-for-club-and-country-2782245.htmlCongo and Reims midfielder Prince Oniangue speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's success so far in Russia 2018 qualifiers and gives his philosophy on life that seems to life everyone around him.

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Superstars shine as Barça bow out]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/109/4/index.htmlWhen it comes to team spirit on the pitch, ‘all for one and one for all’ is the prevailing motto. Although this age-old sentiment is as true as it is wise, it is the beautiful game’s superstars that provide the icing on the cake, take the fans’ breath away and cause entire stadiums to erupt in amazement. FIFA.com looks back at the second legs of the last eight of the UEFA Champions League

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[From quiet guy to main man for De Bruyne]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=from-quiet-guy-to-main-man-for-de-bruyne-2780887.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Young Boys, an old boy and an ex-boy wonder]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=young-boys-an-old-boy-and-an-ex-boy-wonder-2780884.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, as do pieces of history in Argentina and Switzerland.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Real Madrid, Man City reach last four]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/082/2/index.htmlReal Madrid and Manchester City progressed to the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday after seeing off Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Bini: Every team will go to Rio with high hopes]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=bini-every-team-will-go-to-rio-with-high-hopes-2780653.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Frenchman Bruno Bini, who reflects on his seven months in charge of China PR's women's national team and looks ahead to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Excitement guaranteed after close first legs]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/064/7/index.htmlMon, 11 Apr 2016 12:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Abidal: Champions League win was a defining moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=abidal-champions-league-win-was-a-defining-moment-2780631.htmlMon, 11 Apr 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)