<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTFri, 18 Aug 2017 14:50:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Coppolaro keen to erase and rewind]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=coppolaro-keen-to-erase-and-rewind-2890801.htmlAhead of a classic encounter in world football, Italy defender Mauro Coppolaro speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's history against France and his expectations for their Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 02:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Fates sealed as last 16 confirmed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fates-sealed-as-last-16-confirmed-2890210.htmlAs the FIFA U-20 World Cup first round came to an end with Group E and F, tension was plentiful as the last five spots yet to be filled were finally grasped by, or handed to, some ecstatic and relieved recipients.

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Sun, 28 May 2017 13:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Faultless France through, Kiwis follow]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367055/match-report.htmlA spectacular Allan Saint-Maximin brace ensured France finish top of FIFA U-20 World Cup Group E with an unblemished record, following a 2-0 win against New Zealand in Daejeon.

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Sun, 28 May 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Faitout Maouassa, France's multi-tasker]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=faitout-maouassa-france-s-multi-tasker-2889594.htmlHaving joined up late with the France squad after contesting the end of the season with Nancy, versatile Faitout Maouassa is relishing the experience of playing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dzabana: We never thought we'd win the tournament]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dzabana-we-never-thought-we-d-win-the-tournament-2888864.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 18:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017<![CDATA[A cannon, a boot and faith in youth]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-cannon-a-boot-and-faith-in-youth-2888369.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon take home first title on debut]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=lyon-take-home-first-title-on-debut-2888476.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017<![CDATA[Debutants Lyon win Blue Stars title ]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=debutants-lyon-win-blue-stars-title-2888411.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017<![CDATA[A tight race and some tremendous strikes]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-tight-race-and-some-tremendous-strikes-2888354.html​As the final eight teams completed their second batch of FIFA U-20 World Cup games, groups E and F served up a fine selection of goals and teed up some impending drama, while France booked their next round spot.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[France coast into next round]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367076/match-report.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[24 days to go: Flawless France]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=24-days-to-go-flawless-france-2882744.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 recall France’s period of domination.]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tavares: It’s a dream to be playing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=tavares-it-s-a-dream-to-be-playing-2886382.htmlFIFA.com sat down with the Cape Verde forward, who discusses being a former regional petanque champion, playing in goal for a season and his nation's Russia 2018 hopes.]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stars of the future ready for kick-off]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=stars-of-the-future-ready-for-kick-off-2886372.htmlThe 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.

 
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Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Fresh faces and fightbacks catch the eye]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fresh-faces-and-fightbacks-catch-the-eye-2886128.htmlWhile France cruised to victory, the stars of the day came in the less seasoned individuals, as Senegal, Vietnam and a truly 21st century player stood out on day three of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[France cruise to opening victory]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367038/match-report.htmlFrance confirmed their status as one of the tournament heavyweights as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Honduras to kick off their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Bleuets ready to take on the best]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bleuets-ready-to-take-on-the-best-2884383.html

France head to Korea Republic 2017 as reigning European U-19 champions and with high hopes. Speaking exclusively to FIFA.com, coach Ludovic Batelli gives the low-down on his team. 

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Sun, 21 May 2017 01:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Resilient 'RocKy' reigns supreme ]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=resilient-rocky-reigns-supreme-2885113.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017