<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 25 Oct 2017 07:42:00 GMTWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:04:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[European nations vie for France 2019 slots]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=european-nations-vie-for-france-2019-slots-2907740.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the first two rounds of European qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, with the continent's giants all set to enter the fray and begin battling it out for the eight available places.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hat-trick heroes prove the difference-makers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=cristiano-ronaldo-romelu-lukaku-thomas-meunier-chris-wood-hat-trick-2906341.htmlFour hat-tricks were scored in less than 24 hours during a frenetic day of FIFA World Cup qualifying. FIFA.com takes a look at the difference-makers behind the trebles.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ambitious Faroes set sights on new horizons]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ambitious-faroes-set-sights-on-new-horizons-2888510.htmlFIFA.com looks at the remarkable achievements of Faroe Islands as they seek to lift women's football in the remote archipelago to a new level.]]>Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites triumph; a record and a milestone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-triumph-a-record-and-a-milestone-2894097.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[European quintet overcome first hurdle]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-quintet-overcome-first-hurdle-2879290.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the race to reach the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 in Europe, with a number of pre-qualifying games taking place ahead of the preliminary draw this month.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[European teams set out on road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-teams-set-out-on-road-to-france-2878586.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 08:07:00 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[Race to France 2019 takes shape in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=race-to-france-2019-takes-shape-in-europe-2863808.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Upsets avoided as Belgium hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=upsets-avoided-as-belgium-hit-eight-2850266.htmlGoals poured down in Brussels and Faro as Belgium and Portugal both cruised to victories. FIFA.com recaps the latest happenings in Europe’s race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sommer: The Nati is always a welcome change of scenery]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sommer-the-nati-is-always-a-welcome-change-of-scenery-2848951.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 19:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Olsen: Nobody underestimates the Faroes anymore ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=olsen-nobody-underestimates-the-faroes-anymore-2847183.htmlFIFA.com about the team's steady rise and his fairy tale success as a player with Denmark at UEFA EURO 1992.]]>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil climb to close in on Argentina]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=10/news=germany-brazil-climb-to-close-in-on-argentina-2844703.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been a reshuffle on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking podium as Germany and Brazil moved into second and third respectively.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Andre Silva: I’m lost for words]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=andre-silva-i-m-lost-for-words-2842491.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444.htmlFIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305.htmlThe big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Hendriksson Olsen making a name for himself]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/267/503/1/index.htmlFaroe Islands have shot up almost 100 places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in the space of two years, with teenager Brandur Hendriksson Olsen one of their standout figures. He spoke to FIFA.com on goals, fame and a change of name.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[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[Giant-killing Faroes flying high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=olsen-s-faroes-flying-high-2664804.htmlFIFA.com profiles the remarkable progress of Lars Olsen's minnows.]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:38:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Bahrainis, Faroes climb amid minimal change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=1/news=bahrainis-faroes-climb-amid-minimal-change-2503870.htmlThu, 08 Jan 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[England close on top ten, Portugal climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=11/news=england-close-in-on-top-ten-2479554.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A set piece, a centurion and minnows' miracles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=a-set-piece-a-centurion-and-minnows-miracles-2476677.htmlWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[O'Neill: It's a learning curve]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=o-neill-it-s-a-learning-curve-2443459.html​FIFA.com ​about his side's rise in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their positive UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying result against Hungary and his hopes for the coming games.]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2014]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=3/news=women-round-march-2014-2306393.htmlMon, 31 Mar 2014 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=3/news=england-egypt-and-panama-climb-2295968.htmlThu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Title joy for Europe’s boys of summer ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=10/news=title-joy-for-europe-boys-summer-2208162.htmlFIFA.com reports on Europe's summer leagues, with new champions already crowned in nations such as Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Almer: Our fate is still in our hands]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=almer-our-fate-still-our-hands-2192438.htmlThe race for second place in Group C is still wide open, with Austria's fate in their own hands providing they defeat the Faroe Islands and Sweden in their remaining encounters.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Predictably strong start for favourites]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=predictably-strong-start-for-favourites-2180255.htmlThe major European women’s leagues halted domestic action at the weekend as the first round of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ qualifiers got underway. FIFA.com reviews the pick of the action thus far.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[European giants join the race to Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-giants-join-the-race-canada-2175863.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone