<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:16:00 GMTFri, 29 Aug 2014 04:51:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Klopp urges Dortmund to rebound]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Kessler named European Players of the Year]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named European Footballer of the Year, while Wolfsburg's Nadine Kessler won the women's award. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Liverpool draw champions, City face Bayern]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool's return to Europe's elite competition was marked by drawing holders Real Madrid, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all drew familiar foes in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Outfield players step in goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at some of the most striking anecdotes from this rare occurrence.    ]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Arsenal beat Besiktas, Bayer win big]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Alexis Sanchez scores just before half-time to give Arsenal a 1-0 win over Besiktas to send the English Premier League club into the UEFA Champions League group stage, while Bayer Leverkusen beat Copenhagen 4-0 to advance 7-2 on aggregate.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Benatia signs for Bayern]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Moroccan international Medhi Benatia on a five-year deal from Roma, and the centre-back will look to help fill Pep Guardiola's defensive needs after Javi Martinez went down with torn cruciate knee ligaments.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Passes flow as records fall]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Karim Bellarabi and Bradley Wright-Phillips making history.]]>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Klose: Watching won't be easy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Miroslav Klose says he is not quite sure how it will feel to watch Germany from the stands as he prepares to be given a send-off prior to the repeat of last month's FIFA World Cup™ Final next week.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Benatia: Guardiola is fantastic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Medhi Benatia has described joining Bayern Munich from Roma as a dream come true and emphasised his excitement at working under coach Pep Guardiola.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[U-20 women cap Germany's golden summer]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=u-20-women-cap-germany-s-golden-summer-2427200.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup that brought more silverware for Germany, showcased some outstanding youngsters and whetted appetites for next year's senior finals.]]>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Duo target Germany return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mario Gomez and Holger Badstuber have both spoken of their desire to be included in Germany coach Joachim Low's squad for matches against Argentina and Scotland.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Petermann: I can’t grasp what’s happened]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=petermann-i-can-t-grasp-what-s-happened-2426942.htmlFIFA.com catches up with Germany's triumphant FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup winners after the final, including the scorer of the extra time winner Lena Petermann, captain Lina Magull and attacking midfielder Pauline Bremer.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[Germany crowned, France end on a high]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=germany-crowned-france-end-on-a-high-2426672.htmlMon, 25 Aug 2014 05:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Germany edge Nigeria to take the trophy ]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=268008/match=300251253/match-report.htmlMon, 25 Aug 2014 02:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Group stage berths in sight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Late goals salvage draws in Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Christoph Kramer saved a point for Borussia Monchengladbach with his 90th-minute goal against Stuttgart to finish 1-1, while Paderborn nearly had a dream start to their first German Bundesliga campaign but Koo Ja-cheol's last-gasp penalty brought Mainz level at 2-2.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Bellarabi: Quick start was our plan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Bayern draw Hamburg, St Pauli to host Dortmund]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Four coaches, four opinions ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=four-coaches-four-opinions-2426144.htmlSun, 24 Aug 2014 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Bayer stun Dortmund, Hannover sink Schalke]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion, with Karim Bellarabi scoring the quickest goal in German Bundesliga history en route to their 2-0 win, and Hannover took down Schalke 2-1 in the first Bundesliga weekend of the season.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Meinert: Germany must stay true to our style]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=meinert-germany-must-stay-true-to-our-style-2425809.htmlGermany coach Maren Meinert speaks to FIFA.com about her team's return to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup final, what she expects from the reunion with Nigeria and the prospects for her players' progression.]]>Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Uchechi gunning for revenge]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=uchechi-gunning-for-revenge-2425693.htmlFIFA.com this time it is going to be different.]]>Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Guardiola: Winning is the most important thing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Bayern edge Wolfsburg in opener]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayern Munich began their German Bundesliga title defence with an entertaining 2-1 home win in the season opener against Wolfsburg. 

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Hannover sign French forward Briand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=German Bundesliga side Hannover announced the signing of French international forward Jimmy Briand from Lyon on a one-year deal.  

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[England Women set to walk out at Wembley ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Clubs focused for German starting pistol]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Spurs win in Cyprus, Hull beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League after coming from behind to win 2-1 away to AEL Limassol in Cyprus in their play-off first leg, while Hull City lost 1-0 away to Lokeren.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Five reasons to expect Bundesliga thrills this season]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2014/15 German Bundesliga season will provide plenty of passion, high-qualify football and numerous story lines. On the eve of tomorrow's opener, FIFA.com previews the campaign.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Benaglio quits Swiss duty]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Kamper savours semi-final heroics ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=kamper-savours-semi-final-heroics-2424505.htmlThu, 21 Aug 2014 09:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Oshoala excels as Nigeria, Germany reach final ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=oshoala-excels-as-nigeria-germany-reach-final-2424170.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a dramatic and goal-laden day of semi-final action at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, one which culminated in joy for Germany and Nigeria.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Germany break French hearts ]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=268004/match=300251270/match-report.htmlThu, 21 Aug 2014 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Bayern face selection headache for season opener]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Swiss Benaglio announces international retirement]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Diego Benaglio has announced his retirement from international football as the Switzerland goalkeeper has elected to concentrate on his club career with German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany's Magull feeling positive]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=magull-feeling-positive-2423920.htmlFIFA.com spoke with the 20-year-old about her injury problems and the upcoming semi-final against France.]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Martino names squad for World Cup rematch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gerardo Martino, the newly named Argentina coach, has named his Albiceleste squad for the South Americans' rematch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final against Germany.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Bilbao, Napoli level as Bayer clip Copenhagen]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tuesday's UEFA Champions League play-off round match-ups saw Athletic Bilbao earn at 1-1 draw at Napoli while Bayer Leverkusen came out on top of a five-goal thriller against Copenhagen winning 3-2 and a ten-man Arsenal held Besiktas in Istanbul.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Favre laments transfer struggles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger ruled out for 'several weeks']]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Germany riding crest of wave as Bundesliga begins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Schalke suffer Cup woe, Hamburg edge Energie]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Schalke suffered an early exit from the German DFB-Pokal at the hands of third division side Dynamo Dresden, while Hamburg nearly crashed out as well but managed to beat Energie Cottbus on penalties.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Turkey's Ekici leaves Bremen for Trabzonspor]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Werder Bremen have announced Turkish international Mehmet Ekici has signed for Trabzonspor on Monday, though the details of the sale were not disclosed. 

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Benitez wary of Athletic challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Bayern claim Cup win, Hoffenheim hit nine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The first round of the German DFB-Pokal saw holders Bayern Munich power past Preussen Munster 4-1 on Sunday, while Hoffenheim humbled Paloma 9-0 and Werder Bremen beat Illertissen 3-2 but the German Bundesliga required extra time to do so.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Gundogan nearing long-awaited return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Last-eight drama as holders, hosts crash ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=last-eight-drama-as-holders-hosts-crash-2422291.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the quarter-final action from a day that brought despair for USA and Canada and joy for the last four-bound duo of Korea DPR and Germany.]]>Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Germany oust courageous Canucks]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=268002/match=300251261/match-report.htmlSun, 17 Aug 2014 02:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Stuttgart out, Dortmund advance in DFB-Pokal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stuttgart followed Mainz out of the DFB-Pokal in the first round, succumbing 2-0 to 2. Bundesliga leaders Bochum in Armin Veh's first competitive game back in charge of the club, while Borussia Dortmund defeated Stuttgarter Kickers 4-1 on the road. 

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Featuring a selection of English Premier League players and managers looking ahead to their opening weekend, the Pope basking in his team's recent triumph, Rory McIlroy pondering how he can carry all of his recent trophies into Old Trafford and much more.

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News