<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:00 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 13:11:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[BWP, BVB & Super Mario]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bwp-bvb-super-mario-2836057.html He’s back. You know who. So, too, is a goalscoring goalkeeper and a familiar shutout in a fierce derby. With a free-scoring English forward and German powerhouse also featuring, here’s FIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Classic encounters await in the Champions League]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/283/286/7/index.htmlFIFA.com picks out a stand-out encounter from each of the eight sections.]]>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=euro-finalists-disappoint-as-belgium-and-greece-dominate-2831121.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA holds successful first official “semi-live” tests with Video Assistant Referees (VARs)]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-holds-successful-first-official-semi-live-tests-with-video-assist-2830365.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 11:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Women’s Football round-up: August 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=women-s-football-round-up-august-2016-2824230.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Grannec: eSports have a great future]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=grannec-esports-have-a-great-future-2824406.htmlThe record figures for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 and the massive public interest in this March's Grand Final in New York showed once again that the virtual game can excite millions of people and mobilise them to follow the exploits of its greatest players.

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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Rosengard win cup, Chicago eye play-offs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=rosengard-win-cup-chicago-eye-play-offs-2824128.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the most recent events in women’s club football.]]>Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Goal-getter McParland reflects on Sweden 1958]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=goal-getter-mcparland-reflects-on-sweden-1958-2823273.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Peter McParland about his goalscoring exploits at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, a tournament which saw minnows Nothern Ireland become the then-smallest nation to qualify for the global finals.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™
<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Dashes, droughts and Swedish steel ]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weds-stats-piece-2822412.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some headline-grabbing debuts.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Classy Cadamuro bids football farewell]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=classy-cadamuro-bids-football-farewell-2822124.htmlLes Bleues for over a decade, Louisa Cadamuro - better and formerly known as Lousia Necib - has hung up her boots after France bowed out of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.]]>Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2822090.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Numbers game sees USA out, Brazil through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-sees-usa-out-brazil-through-2821887.htmlWe review the seventh matchday of the Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, which saw the women's semi-finalists decided on a day of drama in which lucky number seven and the unfortunate number 13 played a part in the holders' exit.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Schmidt sends Canucks into semis]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=schmidt-sends-canucks-into-semis-2821723.htmlSat, 13 Aug 2016 00:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Familiar foes seek knockout revenge ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-foes-seek-knockout-revenge-2821426.htmlThe group stage of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ultimately saw the expected heavyweights progress to the last eight, but with some surprise results throughout.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's quarter-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-quarter-finals-2821481.htmlThe match officials for the quarter-finals in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with New Zealander Anna-Marie Keighley taking charge of USA's last eight clash.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada shock Germany as last eight confirmed]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-shock-germany-as-last-eight-confirmed-2820971.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Money, muscle and monopoly]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=money-muscle-and-monopoly-2820776.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a master of the big occasion and oldies excelling in Japan and the USA.]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France defeat New Zealand to reach last eight]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=france-defeat-ferns-to-reach-last-eight-2820726.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Renard: France are on the right track]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=renard-france-are-on-the-right-track-2820647.html FIFA.com about their narrow defeat to USA, the team's overall development and her own role - at both ends of the field.]]>Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Prodigal Pogba makes record return to United]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=8/news=prodigal-pogba-makes-record-return-to-united-2820627.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Premier League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Long, La Blanquita from Queens]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=long-la-blanquita-from-queens-2820625.htmlAllie Long talks FIFA.com through her journey from playing futsal in Queens, New York to the global stage of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with world champions USA.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Day of reckoning for women's hopefuls]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=day-of-reckoning-for-women-s-hopefuls-2820570.htmlSeven teams will battle for the last five quarter-final places at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final women's group games]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-women-s-group-games-2820362.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2820081.htmlIn 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.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Hosts lead charge as three go through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-lead-charge-as-three-go-through-2820217.html

Day two of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw Brazil, USA and Canada become the first three sides to advance to the quarter-finals, albeit in differing fashions.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Lloyd steers USA past France]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lloyd-goal-ensures-usa-win-against-france-2819972.htmlDefending champions USA recorded their second win of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after defeating France 1-0 at Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao.

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Sat, 06 Aug 2016 22:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Consolidation, redemption at stake as women re-enter fray]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=consolidation-redemption-at-stake-as-women-re-enter-fray-2819867.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Europe’s brightest hoping to sparkle at Korea 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-brightest-hoping-to-sparkle-at-korea-2017-2819853.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Favourites on target as historic goals scored]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=favourites-on-target-as-historic-goals-scored-2819453.htmlWhile the first six matches of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 featured fewer goals than their London 2012 counterparts, one of them was the fastest ever scored at the competition.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[France lay down marker as Colombia overwhelmed]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=france-lay-down-marker-as-colombia-overwhelmed-2819391.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 03:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Marta, USA headline Rio 2016 opening day]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=marta-usa-headline-rio-2016-opening-day-2819033.htmlHosts Brazil face China PR at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is one of six thrilling encounters to get Rio 2016 underway. FIFA.com previews the first matchday of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[De Colo: I’m a big Iniesta fan ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=de-colo-i-m-a-big-iniesta-fan-2818974.htmlFrench basketball star Nando de Colo looks back on his footballing childhood, the players who left a mark on him and ahead to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - with him currently playing his trade at CSKA Moscow.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: July 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=women-s-round-up-july-2016-2818975.htmlMon, 01 Aug 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Olympic Football Tournaments in numbers]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-olympic-football-tournaments-in-numbers-2813403.htmlFIFA.com highlights some intriguing statistics behind the competing teams.]]>Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 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 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe 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