<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:09:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Monaco sign Saint-Maximin, loan him to Hanover]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA Champions League hopefuls Monaco have made their latest summer signing, recruiting promising Saint-Etienne youngster Allan Saint-Maximin before sending him on loan to German Bundesliga club Hanover.

]]>
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Lille snap up Zambia defender Sunzu]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=French Ligue 1 side Lille announced the season-long loan signing of 26-year-old Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

]]>
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Lyon lose Grenier for four months]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lyon will be without 24-year-old midfielder Clement Grenier for the first four months of the season after he ruptured a tendon in his thigh during the club's 6-0 pre-season defeat against Arsenal.

]]>
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Monaco win at Young Boys, Fener held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Monaco put one foot into the UEFA Champions League play-off round with a 3-1 win away to Swiss side Young Boys, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce were held to a goalless draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.

]]>
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Marseille agree deal for Diaby]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ligue 1 giants Marseille announced that they have "agreed a deal in principle" to bring former Arsenal and French international midfielder Abou Diaby to the club. 

]]>
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Sweden spearhead Euro quartet of qualifiers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sweden-spearhead-euro-quartet-of-qualifiers-2668242.htmlThe identity of the first four qualifiers for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is now known after Spain, Sweden, Germany and France reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

]]>
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Pires: Wenger's my second father]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you the second part of our extensive interview with Robert Pires. Having looked back at his career highlights last time out, the former France winger now speaks about the players and coaches who have meant the most to him and much more.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lyon star Grenier set to miss start of season]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lyon manager Hubert Fournier admits France midfielder Clement Grenier is likely to miss the start of the season after suffering a "serious injury" in Saturday's 6-0 defeat against Arsenal.

]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Ronaldo dazzles as Real thump City]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Germany, Spain complete European foursome]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=germany-spain-complete-european-foursome-2666613.htmlGermany and Spain have joined France and Sweden in the semi-finals of the Women's UEFA EURO U-19, thereby securing at the same time the last two European tickets for next year's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which will be played in Papua New Guinea in October and November 2016.

]]>
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Umtiti, Ferri extend Lyon deals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![CDATA[Pires: I'm very proud of what I've achieved]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2665970.htmlThis week we feature the woman who wore France's armband in Canada 2015, a Brazilian superhero and an Algerian who led them to continental triumph 25 years ago.

]]>
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[France, Sweden book Papua New Guinea spots]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=france-sweden-book-papua-new-guinea-spots-2666033.htmlSat, 18 Jul 2015 21:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Sunderland sign Kaboul from Tottenham]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sunderland have signed 29-year-old French defender Younes Kaboul from Tottenham on a four-year contract, the Premier League club announced. 

]]>
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Hopefuls await third qualifying round draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland tomorrow, with some of Europe's top clubs waiting anxiously to plot their paths to the competition's group stage.

]]>
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Mertesacker: Arsenal are much stronger with Cech]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Fanni heading to Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Marseille defender Rod Fanni, out of contract with the French Ligue 1 side, has signed for two seasons with Al Arabi, the Qatari club confirmed on Saturday.

]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Villa sign Senegalese star Gueye]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegalese international midfielder Idrissa Gueye became last season's FA Cup finalists Aston Villa's third signing of the close season on Friday when he agreed to a move from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille.

]]>
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[World champions USA back on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-champions-usa-back-on-top-2662320.htmlFri, 10 Jul 2015 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Trio commit to Lyon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![CDATA[Watford break club transfer record with Capoue signing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Newly-promoted English Premier League side Watford have broken their transfer record to sign France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Tottenham Hotspur, the club announced on their official website Monday. The Hornets have secured the seven-times capped French international on a four-year contract after he made just 24 league appearances at White Hart Lane since arriving in 2013.

]]>
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Rennes recruit Mendes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Portugal defender Pedro Mendes, who spent time at Real Madrid earlier in his career, has joined French top-flight outfit Rennes on a four-year deal, the Breton club announced on Monday.

]]>
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Goal of the Tournament: YOU decide!]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goal-of-the-tournament-you-decide-2661399.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lloyd, Solo and Sasic lead the way]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=lloyd-and-sasic-lead-the-way-2661396.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 05:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Tattoos, parties and bungee jumps]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tattoos-parties-and-bungee-jumps-2660725.htmlFIFA.com discovered what a series of Canada 2015 players promised to do if they lifted the trophy, from getting their bodies inked to falling from the sky.]]>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Wallace signs new season-long loan at Monaco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon confirm signing of Guingamp star Beauvue]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Claudio Beauvue whose 17 goals in France's Ligue 1 last season for Guingamp equalled the club record set by Didier Drogba in 2003 has signed a four year deal with Ligue 1 giants Lyon on Thursday for an initial €4.5m.

]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Sigthorsson swaps Ajax for Nantes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Icelandic international forward Kolbeinn Sigthorsson has joined French side Nantes from Ajax on a five-year deal.

]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Trezeguet secures golden crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

FIFA.com celebrates the 15-year anniversary of France’s last UEFA European Championship success, when Les Bleus defeated Italy in a dramatic final. 

]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

]]>
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Bergeroo extends contract as France coach]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=bergeroo-extends-contract-as-france-coach-2660161.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2015-2659217.htmlFIFA.com brings you all the biggest stories from the past month of women’s football.]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[TV audiences grow in World Cup quarter-finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=tv-audiences-grow-in-world-cup-quarter-finals-2654416.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Marseille set to sign Dutch defender Rekik]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015<![CDATA[Beliveau: This is a positive era]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=keep-pending-beliveau-this-is-a-positive-era-2654240.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Inspire the players, before the biggest game of their lives]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=inspire-the-players-before-the-biggest-game-of-their-lives-2653637.htmlFIFA, together with our Partners, are giving you a unique chance to use YOUR voice to connect with the players at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final. 

]]>
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Lyon agree deal to sign Beauvue]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015<![CDATA[Angerer plays Germany’s guardian angel again]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=angerer-plays-germany-s-guardian-angel-again-2653654.htmlSat, 27 Jun 2015 10:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Glory and despair as elite duo advance]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=glory-and-despair-as-elite-duo-advance-2653457.htmlSat, 27 Jun 2015 02:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Angerer save sends Germany to semis]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268018/match=300269498/match-report.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 23:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015