<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 11 Oct 2015 18:20:00 GMTTue, 29 Dec 2015 04:41:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Albania, Germany, Poland and Romania clinch UEFA EURO berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Albania qualified for their first major international tournament with a 3-0 win over Armenia, while Germany, Poland and Romania also secured qualification to next summer's UEFA EURO 2016 finals in France.

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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 18:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany, Northern Ireland on verge of EURO berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thomas Muller and Kyle Lafferty's careers are worlds apart in terms of achievement but on Monday both players scored vital goals that took Germany and Northern Ireland respectively to within touching distance of next year's UEFA EURO 2016.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[England clinch EURO berth, Spain cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record as Roy Hodgson's side beat San Marino 6-0 to become the first nation to secure qualification for UEFA EURO 2016 on Saturday and Spain took a big step towards returning to the finals by defeating Slovakia 2-0.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Strachan: We need points against Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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[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[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[Low: We have to win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany coach Joachim Low is set to name a full-strength side for Sunday's clash at Georgia as the world champions look to get their UEFA EURO 2016 qualification back on track.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Two Barcelonas and subs in the spotlight]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=two-barcelonas-and-subs-in-the-spotlight-2578244.htmlFIFA.com's weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger, Gundogan return, Podolski retains Germany place]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:54:00 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[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[Big victories as groups take shape]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=big-victories-groups-take-shape-2216568.html

The latest qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ took place across Europe this week with an exciting blend of closely fought duels and clear victories. FIFA.com summarises the round of qualifiers.

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Sat, 02 Nov 2013 06:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![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[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[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[Spurs rout Tbilisi, Swans ease past Ploiesti]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Andros Townsend scored Tottenham's opener while setting up two more goals in Spurs' rout of Dinamo Tbilisi, while Swansea, Real Betis, Esbjerg, Rubin Kazan and Dynamo Kyiv were among the winners in the Europa League play-off first leg matches.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[USA close on records, Sweden outjump France]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=6/news=usa-close-records-sweden-outjump-france-2113721.htmlFri, 21 Jun 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![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[Kashia: It's just the beginning for Vitesse]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com he hopes there is more to come from them.]]>Fri, 03 May 2013 04:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Kairat land historic first European crown]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=5/news=kairat-land-historic-first-european-crown-2066741.htmlWed, 01 May 2013 15:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![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<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/796/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I listen to criticism and value it]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the differences of coaching in club and international football, handling criticism and Spain’s quest to reach Brazil 2014.]]>Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Hatton: I'm a massive football fan]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2012/m=11/news=hatton-massive-football-fan-1906575.htmlFIFA.com about coming from a footballing family, growing up watching Manchester City, having Wayne Rooney carry his belt out, and who should win the FIFA Ballon d’Or.]]>Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=VIP interviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise results littered Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification, as Germany let slip a four goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden, Northern Ireland held Portugal and France stunned Spain to grab a point in the closing seconds.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ketsbaia gets passionate Georgians climbing]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=9/news=ketsbaia-gets-passionate-georgians-climbing-1703588.htmlFIFA.com speaks to the mastermind behind their recent progress, Temur Ketsbaia.]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:32:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=powerhouses-make-steady-progress-1700155.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action from Europe on a positive evening for the continent's major nations, although both Germany and Spain were made to work overtime before collecting wins.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=world-champions-join-the-party-1698641.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521.htmlThe likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910.htmlThu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Villa returns to Spain squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=8/news=villa-returns-spain-squad-1692578.htmlFri, 31 Aug 2012 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Inter, Liverpool enter latest round]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/640/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Third qualifying round draw revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/632/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bobrov spurs Soviets to dream comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly sixty years ago, Yugoslavia led Soviet Union 5-1 with just 15 minutes remaining in their fight for a place in the Olympic quarter-finals. Thereafter, though, Vsevolod Bobrov inspired one of the greatest fightbacks in football history.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Ambitious Arveladze still looking ahead]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about 'his second life' as a coach, the situation at his former club Rangers and why he has no great desire to take charge of the international team.]]>Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=Spor Toto Süper Lig 2013/2014