<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTFri, 28 Apr 2017 12:50:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Maestros’ golden greeting]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=maestros-golden-greeting-2880569.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the meeting of Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane in 2006, and a masterclass from the Frenchman.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The breakthrough Bleus in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-breakthrough-bleus-in-numbers-2880339.htmlFIFA.com reviews France’s FIFA World Cup conquest in statistics.]]>Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2879713.htmlThis week the football world grieves the passing of former Aston Villa, England, Middlesbrough and Rangers defender Ugo Ehiogu, while Dani Alves reveals how he consoled former team-mate Neymar after Juventus' victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Madrid derby teed up, Juve to tackle Monaco]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/288/021/2/index.htmlReigning champions Real Madrid will face neighbours Atletico Madrid, while Monaco meet Juventus, when the four remaining sides fight for a place at the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Juventus and Monaco advance to semis]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/288/005/0/index.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 22:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=spot-kicks-sackings-and-allicadabra-2879508.html

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Madrid pair, Monaco claim upper hand]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/940/2/index.htmlWed, 12 Apr 2017 22:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[FIFA President statement]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-president-statement-2879267.htmlTue, 11 Apr 2017 22:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Contenders announced for Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=contenders-announced-for-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2017-2877838.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![CDATA[Lloyd shines for City, Fiorentina on course for title]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bayern-dare-to-dream-fiorentina-on-course-for-title-2877559.html

FIFA.com reviews the latest in women's club football, with Olympique Lyon one step closer to defending their UEFA Women’s Champions League title, Turbine Potsdam retaububg top spot in Germany’s Bundesliga and Fiorentina pulling away from their rivals in Italy. 

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[League leaders continue relentless march]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=league-leaders-continue-relentless-march-2876541.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the action in women’s club football in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, where the league leaders all consolidated their positions with resounding victories this weekend.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Intriguing draw maps out quarter-final clashes]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/635/0/index.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 11:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Double-triples and a long shot]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=double-triples-and-a-long-shot-2876337.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the underscoring of a decision to swap selling houses for saving shots.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Atletico and Monaco into quarter-finals]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/622/9/index.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 22:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Zidane: Talent aside, you have to be willing to work hard]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=3/news=zidane-talent-aside-you-have-to-be-willing-to-work-hard-2876140.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively to Zinedine Zidane about the France legend's early success as a coach, why trophies are more difficult to win as a manager than a player, and much more.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Morgan leads Lyon charge, fresh start in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=morgan-leads-lyon-charge-fresh-start-in-brazil-2875931.htmlFIFA.com reviews global club football news as Alex Morgan grabbed the headlines in France, Brazil where a brand new competition got underway, plus Switzerland and Italy on what proved to be a tough weekend for the respective leaders.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Echouafni serving up surprises with France ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=echouafni-serving-up-surprises-with-france-2875644.htmlFIFA.com about Les Bleues' recent SheBelieves Cup win and their objectives heading into this year's UEFA Women's EURO.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European trio celebrate international success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=european-trio-celebrate-international-success-2875378.htmlSheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup – there has been plenty of international women's football to enjoy over the last few days, including a number of teams making history. FIFA.com runs the rule over the recent world-class action.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Barcelona stun PSG, Dortmund advance]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/519/6/index.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Football community pays tribute to Kopa]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=football-community-pays-tribute-to-kopa-2875202.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 17:06:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Football bids farewell to French legend Raymond Kopa]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=football-bids-farewell-to-french-legend-raymond-kopa-2869243.htmlRaymond Kopa, a star of the France team that finished third at Sweden 1958 and who lifted three European Cups with Real Madrid, passed away on 3 March 2017, aged 85.

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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Tight at the top across Europe]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-review-atletico-madrid-paris-saint-germain-lyon-wolfsburg-bayern-2868694.htmlWe round up the top women's leagues ahead of the international break, during which we will focus on the annual Algarve Cup, the women's Cyprus Cup and the SheBelieves Cup.

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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