<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTSat, 30 Jul 2016 19:23:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[The English kings in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-english-kings-in-numbers-2813060.htmlFIFA.com highlights some more intriguing numbers behind England's triumph.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France lead European quintet heading to Korea]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=france-lead-european-quintet-heading-to-korea-2812975.htmlFresh off of their UEFA European U-19 Championship, France can now look forward to entering the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 as continental champions. Les Bleuets will make the trip to Asia along with fellow European sides Italy, England, Portugal and hosts Germany. 

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Sweden’s wanderer relishing Marta reunion]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=sweden-s-wanderer-relishing-marta-reunion-2812761.htmlSweden forward Sofia Jakobsson talks with FIFA.com about her nation's ambitions at Rio 2016, Marta's influence on her career and the invaluable experience she had playing at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Quintet secure Korea spots]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=england-first-to-secure-spot-in-korea-2812086.htmlGermany have become the final European nation to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, joining France, Portugal, Italy and England at next year's global finals.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-ranking-argentina-france-portugal-new-zealand-iceland-wales-2811756.htmlThe OFC Nations Cup, Copa America Centenario and UEFA EURO 2016 have had a significant impact on the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Wales among the big movers in July.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[French players seek positives amid dashed dreams]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/169/0/index.htmlFIFA.com after Les Bleus slumped to a heartbreaking extra-time defeat to Portugal in the EURO 2016 final.]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Portugal find belief in adversity]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/167/6/index.htmlFIFA.com last night, they did so with a huge smile on their lips, with each player revealing that their victory began to take shape when they suffered the huge blow of losing Cristiano Ronaldo.]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Eder: Ronaldo told me I would score the winner]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/165/8/index.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Eder’s extra-time winner puts Portugal in Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=eder-s-extra-time-winner-puts-portugal-in-confederations-cup-2811653.htmlSubstitute Eder played the role of hero in lieu of an injured Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portugal No9 scored in the 109th minute to send Fernando Santos’ side past UEFA EURO 2016 hosts France 1-0 and into next year's FIFA Confederations Cup.

 

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 23:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2811603.html

In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week with a Welsh wonder, a German Gomez and a scoring Super Eagle all celebrating this week.]]>
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[European elite target first Korean tickets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=european-elite-target-first-korean-tickets-2811490.html

There are still more than ten months until the action at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 kicks off, but five tickets are already up for grabs as the UEFA European U-19 Championship is set to take place in Germany.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Portugal out to bury memories of Greek tragedy]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/159/1/index.htmlPortugal have a chance on Sunday to erase their second place finish at UEFA EURO 2004 and their loss at the hands of Greece when they take on hosts France in the 2016 final at the Stade de France.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Umtiti targeting more July jubilation]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/157/9/index.html​FIFA.com ​caught up with France defender Samuel Umtiti, who is hoping to cap a remarkable July with victory in the UEFA EURO 2016 final.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[France eye hat-trick, Portugal glory]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/155/0/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the UEFA EURO 2016 final between hosts France and Portugal, a match that will also decide which team will represent Europe at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 11:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Bats: Nothing tops the 1984 final for me]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/159/7/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Joel Bats, who entered the annals of French football thanks to his performance in the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico quarter-final against Brazil, to speak about his fondest footballing memories, including a triumph at UEFA European Championship 1984.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 10:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Relive the summer fairy tale from ten years ago]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=relive-the-summer-fairy-tale-from-ten-years-ago-2811537.htmlOver the past week, we have been turning back time to bring the events of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany to life all over again. Have a look through articles, videos and photos that were published this past week on FIFA.com to celebrate the anniversary of Germany 2006.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Francescoli assesses Zidane's moment of madness]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=francescoli-assesses-zidane-s-moment-of-madness-2811402.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Improving France braced for toughest test]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/132/1/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the UEFA EURO semi-final between hosts France and Germany, who have seemingly had Les Bleus' number for the past half-century or so, dating back to the last time France beat Germany in a tournament which came at the 1958 FIFA World Cup.]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and a Uruguayan wanderer]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=speedy-strikes-and-a-uruguayan-wanderer-2811261.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador and, of course, France.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Jacquet: This France team is full of potential]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/125/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about the pressure of being hosts, the job being done by the current coach and his former captain, and Les Bleus' chances against Germany.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Big guns and dark horses face last-four challenge]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/101/8/index.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 09:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Koulibaly focuses on World Cup glory after tumultuous year]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=koulibaly-the-start-of-a-beautiful-story-2810555.htmlFIFA.com about a run of success with Senegal, his time with Napoli and standing up to racism in football.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Elizondo: Three years of hard work went into that Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=elizondo-three-years-of-hard-work-went-into-that-final-2810397.htmlFor the tenth anniversary of Germany 2006, Argentinian referee Horacio Elizondo relives some of his memories of the tournament with FIFA.com​, including the sending-off of France's Zinedine Zidane in the Final.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[In-sync Iceland out to slay another giant]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/036/2/index.htmlIceland's run to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2016 has got the world of football talking, and ahead of their meeting with hosts France, FIFA.com looks at the contributing factors which have led to the island nation's football boom.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Lizarazu: Who knows what France can achieve?]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/493/1/index.htmlBixente Lizarazau, a FIFA World Cup winner on home soil in 1998, speaks to ​FIFA.com ​about the current crop of French talent, hoping to replicate his generation's achievements - on a continental stage - at UEFA EURO 2016.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Remembering Germany 2006 in all its glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=remembering-germany-2006-in-all-its-glory-2804741.htmlThe 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Teeming with extraordinary exploits and memorable moments – many of which will surely spring to mind if you think back – the tournament now holds pride of place in the history of the global showpiece. From 1 to 9 July, FIFA.com and our various social media accounts will be taking you on a journey back in time. 

 

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[France fight back, Germany and Belgium lay down markers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/390/6/index.htmlThere were no shocks in store in the second set of UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 fixtures, with all three pre-match favourites getting the job done to progress to the quarter-finals.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:55:00 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-2803741.htmlA three-time FIFA World Cup™ star with France, a Brazilian icon, a 2016 English Premier League winner and two FIFA Women's World Cup participants all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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's 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