<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTSat, 18 Nov 2017 15:42:32 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=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2919214.htmlNeymar, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Olivier Giroud, Romelu Lukaku, David Silva and an infant American feature as FIFA.com reviews the last seven days in stats.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Draw date set at start of stadium visits]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=draw-date-set-start-stadium-visits-2919143-2919149.htmlTue, 07 Nov 2017 19:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2918517.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the end of an enduring run and a fantastic fightback.]]>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England make history as football takes over India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=england-make-history-as-football-takes-over-india-2918205.htmlRecords, goals and a new name on the trophy: just three things to come out of an incredible few weeks of action at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. We wrap up the tournament that led England's triumph and the sub-continent going football mad.

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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2917702.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with rotation, trebles and classic marksmen.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Early stumbles on the road to France]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=early-stumbles-on-the-road-to-france-2917383.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up the latest France 2019 qualifying action in Europe which was headlined by a shock loss for Germany, while there was glory on-and-off the field for The Netherlands.]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Fernandez: What Zidane is achieving is exceptional]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=fernandez-what-zidane-is-achieving-is-exceptional-2915882.htmlFrom one French icon to another, we chat with former Les Bleus star Luis Fernandez on one of his successors, Zinedine Zidane, with the UEFA EURO 1984 winner being full of praise for the Real Madrid boss and tipping him for awards success.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:45:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iran make history as England, Mali and Spain advance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=iran-make-history-as-england-mali-and-spain-advance-2915669.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 20:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Late penalty sends Spain through ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275929/match=300394750/match-report.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Peru, Spain into top ten as Germany stay at the summit ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=10/news=peru-spain-into-top-ten-as-germany-stay-at-the-summit-2914186.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Gomes and the secret of Les Bleuets' success]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=gomes-and-the-secret-of-les-bleuets-success-2914804.htmlLes Bleuets' camp.]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Group stage full of historic moments]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=group-stage-full-of-historic-moments-2914795.htmlSun, 15 Oct 2017 12:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Final five make last 16, New Caledonia celebrate draw]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=final-five-make-last-16-new-caledonia-celebrate-draw-2914740.htmlSat, 14 Oct 2017 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[France perfect in winning Group E ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394718/match-report.htmlSat, 14 Oct 2017 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2913682.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Two more teams advance, new landmarks set]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=two-more-teams-advance-new-landmarks-set-2913664.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 19:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Gouiri brace leads France to victory]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394717/match-report.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Portugal leapfrog Switzerland, France qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=portugal-leapfrog-switzerland-france-qualify-2913151.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 00:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125.htmlFrance and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-today-2912464.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the various permutations as a host of nations joust on the final day of Russia 2018 group-stage qualifying in Europe.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[France’s Caqueret happy to keep a low profile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-s-caqueret-happy-to-keep-a-low-profile-2912420.htmlFIFA.com, Maxence Casqueret believes France has room for improvement at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Goals galore, as big guns come out firing]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=goals-galore-as-big-guns-come-out-firing-2912009.htmlSun, 08 Oct 2017 20:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[France prove too strong for New Caledonia]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394731/match-report.htmlSun, 08 Oct 2017 14:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[France edge closer as Sweden, Belgium break records]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-edge-closer-as-sweden-belgium-break-records-2911442.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[ Bulgaria's Kostadinov hoping for déjà vu against France]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=bulgaria-s-kostadinov-hoping-for-deja-vu-against-france-2910610.htmlIn 1993, Bulgaria's Emil Kostadinov ended France's FIFA World Cup dreams with a legendary goal at the Parc de Princes. Now, as the sides prepare to meet again en route to Russia 2018, FIFA.com hears from namesake Georgi Kostadinov on the chances of fresh French heartache.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-17 World Cup]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-17-world-cup-2910235.htmlFIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[India welcomes the stars of tomorrow]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=india-welcomes-the-stars-of-tomorrow-2910156.htmlFIFA.com previews the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, as India plays host to some of football's stars of the future from 6 to 28 October.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[How it all began for Allegri, Conte and Zidane]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=how-it-all-began-for-allegri-conte-and-zidane-2910140.htmlWith Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane having been named as finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017 award, FIFA.com takes a step back in time to recall their early days in the dugout. 

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:39:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[India 2017 in numbers]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=facts-and-figures-about-india-2017-2910054.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at some of the most impressive facts and figures surrounding the history of the tournament, the participating teams and the upcoming edition of the competition.]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Gerard Precheur, a triumph in triplicate]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=precheur-s-treble-2910048.htmlGerard Precheur talks FIFA.com through all the steps that led him to a third treble in two years with Lyon last season, a superb achievement that has earned him recognition as one of three candidates for The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2017.

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[A century of women's football in France]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=a-century-of-women-s-football-in-france-2910024.htmlA week after celebrating the official launch of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ at the Musee de l’Homme in Paris, France celebrates the 100th anniversary of the humble beginnings of the female game.

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Giroud’s artistry amazes Arsenal entourage]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=giroud-s-artistry-amazes-arsenal-entourage-2909924.htmlOn the back of Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick for Arsenal against Crystal Palace being nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award, FIFA.com takes an in-depth look at the superb goal which made the 10-person shortlist. 

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Teamwork illuminates Moussa’s marvel]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=teamwork-illuminates-moussa-s-marvel-2909627.htmlWe continue our look at the FIFA Puskás Award nominees by throwing the spotlight on Moussa Dembele and the 25-pass move that secured the Celtic striker's place on the shortlist.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Talented youngsters set for Indian odyssey]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=talented-youngsters-set-for-indian-odyssey-2909087.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 Official Emblem unveiled]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-u-20-women-s-world-cup-france-2018-official-emblem-unveiled-2908920.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 12:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2908755.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Falcao explains the secrets to Jardim's success ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=falcao-explains-the-secrets-to-jardim-s-success-2908504.htmlFIFA.com about Leonardo Jardim's achievements and methods at Monaco, and why the French club's players will be rooting for him to be named The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017.]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:38:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Kante in the spotlight, whether he likes it or not]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=kante-in-the-spotlight-whether-he-likes-it-or-not-2908449.htmlWhile N'Golo Kante's presence at the centre of Leicester City's fairytale triumph brought him into the spotlight, his reprisal of the role with Chelsea has kept him there - even if he would rather not be.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:51:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Bleues ready to shine on home soil]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=bleues-ready-to-shine-on-home-soil-2908468.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Official Slogan and Emblem of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 launched today]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=official-slogan-and-emblem-of-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019-launc-2908450.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[France 2019's Official Emblem launched in Paris]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=live-launch-of-the-official-emblem-at-fifa-com-2908328.htmlThe Official Emblem and Slogan of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 was launched in Paris on Tuesday, the next step in the countdown to the tournament.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=oc-for-fifa-competitions-approves-procedures-for-the-final-draw-of-the-2907924.htmlThe Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions met in Zurich to finalise the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as the dates for upcoming FIFA tournaments in 2018 and 2019, and Olympic slot allocations.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News
<![CDATA[Trezeguet: French fans are really going to get behind Les Bleues]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trezeguet-french-fans-are-really-going-to-get-behind-les-bleues-2907468.htmlSun, 10 Sep 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[French adventure firing Ferral’s dreams]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=french-adventure-firing-ferral-s-dreams-2907426.htmlFri, 08 Sep 2017 20:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Bronze & Renard, defenders with their eyes on the prize]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=bronze-renard-defenders-with-their-eyes-on-the-prize-2907419.htmlFIFA.com hears from Lucy Bronze and Wendie Renard, two Lyon team-mates and fellow defenders who have been nominated for the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:26:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017