<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 06 Feb 2016 15:23:00 GMTSat, 06 Feb 2016 16:04:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Leger ready for lift-off]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=leger-ready-for-lift-off-2764204.htmlFIFA.com sat down with starlet Marie-Charlotte Leger, who reflects on winning her first senior cap for France, and looks ahead to Rio 2016 and the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. 

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Loans in droves on deadline day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the standout deals from the final weekend of the transfer window, and the biggest moves on deadline day, with the use of the loan system a common theme in the closing hours as it was throughout January.]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Melbourne crown perfect season, lead changes in Italy]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=melbourne-crown-perfect-season-lead-changes-in-italy-2763449.htmlTue, 02 Feb 2016 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Old boys and loan rangers on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the latest transfer business across the world of football, with free transfers and tentative loan deals the flavour of the month in the January window so far.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Manaudou, France’s devoted Olympian]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to French swimming sensation Florent Manaudou to find out if the London 2012 gold medalist prefers Lyon or Marseille, what he thinks about comparing the FIFA Ballon d'Or to swimming's top individual awards and much more.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interview
<![CDATA[January window creaking open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the movers and shakers in the January transfer window so far, with European sides looking to bolster their squads mid-season and teams further afield sculpting their sides for a fresh campaign.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalties, predators and comeback kings]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=penalties-predators-and-comeback-kings-2756025.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring feats of Messrs Suarez and Higuain feature alongside comebacks for Rennes and Orlando Pirates and a late, late equaliser from Chelsea’s veteran captain.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Mathieu making the critics eat their words]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Perfect dozen for big guns]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=perfect-dozen-for-big-guns-2755889.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women's club action, headlined by massive results for Lyon and Melbourne City, while intriguing top-of-the-table action took place in Italy and Spain.]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ogier: There are similarities between every sport]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interview<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2755723.htmlSun, 17 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Trapp sets sights on national team dreams]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is out to become the next in line to Germany's goalkeeping throne, but knows that in order to challenge the incumbent Manuel Neuer, he needs to make waves for his club.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2755529.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Arsene Wenger on David Bowie, Wendell Lira on his FIFA Puskas Award triumph and Steve Harper paying tribute to the late Pavel Srnicek.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA grants media rights in France to TF1 and beIN SPORTS for major tournaments]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-grants-media-rights-in-france-to-tf1-and-bein-sports-for-major-to-2755440.htmlThu, 14 Jan 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Golden oldies and Gabonese glory]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=golden-oldies-and-gabonese-glory-2755272.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review reflects on a positive week for French Ligue 1 veterans and Italian and Portuguese giants, while highlighting a historic award for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the end of a Lionel Messi 'drought'.]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Gala in numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-gala-in-numbers-2755243.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the most intriguing statistics from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Spectacular sequences and double digits]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=spectacular-sequences-and-double-digits-2753933.htmlWed, 06 Jan 2016 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Former colleagues react to Zidane appointment]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you the top ten quotes as Zinedine Zidane’s former team-mates and coaches give their reactions to his appointment as Real Madrid coach.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Reflections on the reserve goalkeeper]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=reflections-on-the-reserve-goalkeeper-2753867.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the role of the reserve goalkeeper, getting into the minds of those hardy souls who fulfil the necessary job as understudy to a side's No1.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Fofana: I love Ronaldo but Messi will win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As the son of a football coach, Wesley Fofana could easily have found himself pursuing a career in the beautiful game. Instead, he became a rugby star and, in this interview with FIFA.com, he discusses his footballing roots, support for Paris Saint-Germain and FIFA Ballon d’Or prediction.

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Fri, 01 Jan 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[No let-up from league leaders]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=no-let-up-from-league-leaders-2747559.htmlAs the battle to reach Australia’s knockout finals comes to a head, Germany and France’s top teams are settling in at the summit of their respective championships, with one seasoned striker scoring goals aplenty.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2746713.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with an Argentinian centre-back, a German tactician and an Ivorian champion all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Gunners, glory and goal machines]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wed-subbed-gunners-glory-and-goal-machines-2745137.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Frontrunners maintain charge amid goal avalanche ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=frontrunners-maintain-charge-amid-goal-avalanche-2744989.htmlFIFA.com’s latest review of women’s club football visits Australia, France, Germany and Italy where big wins for the leading teams proved to be a recurring theme.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon held as Potsdam beat Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=lyon-held-as-potsdam-beat-wolfsburg-2742760.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the results from a weekend that saw Lyon unusually drop points, Bayern Munich tighten their grip on the German title and Australia gripped by derby drama.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexes eyes fresh glory for Milan]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexes-eye-fresh-glory-for-milan-2735482.htmlAC Milan's Philippe Mexes spoke to FIFA.com about his contender for the FIFA Puskás Award and his dream of the Rossoneri returning to centre stage at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, reminiscent of years past.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:05:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexes tries his luck in style ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexes-tries-his-luck-in-style-2733250.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2730534.htmlThis week featuring lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, Costa Rican women's football pioneer Marina Elena Valverde, team-mates paying tribute to Abby Wambach, who recently announced she will retire at the end of the year, and more.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Imorou immersing himself in Benin]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=imorou-immersing-himself-in-benin-2730386.htmlFIFA.com on pulling on the shirt of paternal nation Benin, adapting to the different pace of life in the African country and setting his sights on a dream spot at Russia 2018.]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Beleza crowned as Bayern, Melbourne City lay down markers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=bayern-melbourne-city-lay-down-markers-2730025.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women's leagues across the world including the end of a long title drought in Japan.]]>Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Ballon d'Or in Numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-ballon-d-or-in-numbers-2723098.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at the 59-year history of the award along with some of its more remarkable winners and a few serial bridesmaids.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Cordoba: Let's go all the way]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=cordoba-let-s-go-all-the-way-2723454.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=women-s-round-up-october-2015-2723441.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action during October highlighted by the impending retirement of the game’s greatest-ever goalscorer, plus major news from USA’s domestic league, as well as from Europe, Rio 2016 qualifying and more.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Favoured French bow out while Mali dazzle again]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=favoured-french-bow-out-while-mali-dazzle-again-2723427.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 03:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Costa Rica halt free-scoring France to advance]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298406/match-report.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 01:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[France’s other 1998 vintage]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=france-s-other-1998-vintage-2722649.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Timothe Cognat, France's Chile 2015 captain, born in the year France lifted their sole senior FIFA World Cup in 1998, about some of the coincidences and interesting parallels between the two squads.

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![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[Last 16 determined on day of drama]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=last-16-determined-on-day-of-drama-2722134.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ruthless France send Syria home]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298410/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Oct 2015 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2721197.htmlFIFA.com sends fond wishes Kurt Zouma, Denis Irwin, Doris Fitschen, Erik Jendrisek and the many others who are among those celebrating a birthday this week.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Final push for the knockouts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=final-push-for-the-knockouts-2721315.htmlFrance alone will go into the final day of group matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 sure of their place in the knockout stage, for the seven other teams, everything remains possible.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The nominations in tweets]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-nominations-in-tweets-2720896.htmlHow did the stars react when the shortlist for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award was revealed? FIFA.com has compiled the best tweets on all things #BallondOr…

 

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:08:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Boutobba: France playing without pressure]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=boutobba-france-playing-without-pressure-2720868.htmlFri, 23 Oct 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[France the only victors on day of penalties]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=france-the-only-victors-on-day-of-penalties-2720806.htmlMatchday 6 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 served up plenty of talking points, although this time goals were not the main topic of conversation with the battle between goalkeepers and penalty takers providing a gripping spectacle.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015