<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 04 Sep 2015 22:24:00 GMTSat, 05 Sep 2015 00:01:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Germany go top, Northern Ireland move closer to Euro 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany jumped to the top of Group D after a 3-1 home win over Poland, while Northern Ireland moved closer to UEFA EURO 2016 qualification with a 3-1 win over Faroe Islands.

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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Hendriksson Olsen making a name for himself]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Faroe 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[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[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[Ronaldo, Lewandowski hit hat-tricks, Greece hit rock bottom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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[Olsen: Greece win Faroes' biggest]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Faroe Islands acheived their biggest ever win in the 1-0 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier upset of Greece in Athens on Friday, coach Lars Olsen said.

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Germany labour as Ronaldo sets goal record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany laboured to a 4-0 win over Gibraltar, Cristiano Ronaldo became the tournament's all-time leading scorer, and Scotland edged the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying. 

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Injuries force more changes on Greece]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Greece coach Ranieri opts for youth]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Greece coach Claudio Ranieri called up two young players to replace two injured veterans previously listed in his 23-man squad for a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

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Sat, 08 Nov 2014 20:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Mitroglou, Samaras miss out for Greece]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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[UEFA create slot for France in EURO 2016 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/226/514/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA announced that EURO 2016 hosts France will play a string of friendlies against pre-set rivals ahead of the tournament, while fellow teams lock horns in the qualifying race.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Title joy for Europe’s boys of summer ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 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<![CDATA[Mertesacker: We have to defend as a team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=mertesacker-have-defend-team-2169511.htmlArsenal and Germany defender Per Mertesacker has said the pressure to perform has fired up competition amongst Die Mannschaft defenders ahead of Tuesday's FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger to miss qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=schweinsteiger-miss-qualifiers-2160131.htmlGermany and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss his country's upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Austria and the Faroe Islands with an ankle injury.

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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Gotze recalled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=schweinsteiger-kroos-gotze-recalled-2159718.htmlFri, 30 Aug 2013 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Gundogan ruled out of qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=gundogan-ruled-out-qualifiers-2158193.htmlTue, 27 Aug 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Youth coaches brought up to speed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=youth-coaches-brought-speed-2129270.htmlFIFA has host a first-of-it's-kind coaching seminar at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, giving young coaches for a variety of differenr nations the chance to observe and learn new techniques.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:34:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2013/m=6/news=the-week-quotes-2109299.htmlSat, 15 Jun 2013 02:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446.htmlFIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Keane's hat-trick sees Ireland sink Faroes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=keane-hat-trick-sees-ireland-sink-faroes-2104381.htmlRobbie Keane surpassed Shay Given as Republic of Ireland's most-capped player and netted a hat-trick in his country's 3-0 win over Faroe Islands that sees the Emerald Isle remain second in Group C of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: April 2013 ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=5/news=women-round-april-2013-2066745.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over an action-packed month of women's football, which witnessed the qualifying campaign for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™ gather pace and the dawn of a new era in the USA.]]>Wed, 01 May 2013 07:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Qualifying route laid out in Europe ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=qualifying-route-laid-out-europe-2059209.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2013 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Debutants pass first test en route to Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=debutants-pass-first-test-route-canada-2056297.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the highlights of the first matches in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 qualifying, which recently took place in Lithuania and Malta.]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lithuania, Malta first stops on road to Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=lithuania-malta-first-stops-road-canada-2052572.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the Canada 2015 qualifiers, with global qualifying commencing on Thursday with a mini-tournament involving Europe's eight lowest-ranked teams.]]>Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015