<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 30 Sep 2016 15:02:00 GMTFri, 30 Sep 2016 20:14:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Germany edge champions' showdown]]>/u17womensworldcup/matches/round=275896/match=300357964/match-report.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 15:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[PSG, PSV and flag-flying Foxes]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=psg-psv-and-flag-flying-foxes-2837863.htmlThe Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Schon’s West Germans in stats]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=schon-s-west-germans-in-stats-2837201.htmlThey achieved podium finishes at three consecutive FIFA World Cups. There are, however, some far more intriguing numbers behind Helmut Schon's West Germany.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Asian dominance on the line as Middle East makes history]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=asian-dominance-on-the-line-as-middle-east-makes-history-2837171.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Jordan 2016: the first FIFA women's tournament in the Middle East, where returning giants are aiming to claim a trophy that has ended up in Asian hands in all but one occasion.]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Manchester City celebrate, Potsdam in control]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=manchester-city-celebrate-potsdam-in-control-2837186.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest news from the world of women’s club football - from USA and Germany to England and Sweden.]]>Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[U-17 Women's World Cup in numbers]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=u-17-women-s-world-cup-in-numbers-2836952.htmlWith the latest edition set to kick off in just three days, FIFA.com takes a look at some of the facts, figures and tournament records that help tell the story of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Squads announced for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=squads-announced-for-jordan-2016-2835899.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2834688.html

In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Joy and pain as Rivera settles Game of the Century]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=joy-and-pain-as-rivera-settles-game-of-the-century-2833346.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the reaction to Gianni Rivera's memorable winner in the 1970 semi-final.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:24:00 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[Tight at the top in USA as City, Potsdam excel]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tight-at-the-top-in-usa-as-city-potsdam-excel-2832874.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Classic encounters await in the Champions League]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/283/286/7/index.htmlFIFA.com picks out a stand-out encounter from each of the eight sections.]]>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2831613.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football having their birthdays over the coming week, with a Croatian stalwart and a German FIFA World Cup winner celebrating.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Fresh starts, new horizons]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fresh-starts-new-horizons-2830900.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women's club football highlighted by new seasons in Germany, Netherlands and Spain.]]>Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Women’s Football round-up: August 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=women-s-football-round-up-august-2016-2824230.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Rosengard win cup, Chicago eye play-offs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=rosengard-win-cup-chicago-eye-play-offs-2824128.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the most recent events in women’s club football.]]>Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Howedes: Everyone wants to beat the world champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=howedes-everyone-wants-to-beat-the-world-champions-2823985.htmlVersatile Germany defender Benedikt Howedes speaks to FIFA.com about the importance of team spirit, his role in the squad and the challenges of qualifying for Russia 2018 as the reigning champions.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823875.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2823739.htmlFIFA.com collects the best quotes from around the world of football featuring Robbie Keane, Neymar, Bastien Schweinsteiger, Victor Wanyama and many more.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Warm welcome from the World Cup’s first mascot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=warm-welcome-from-the-world-cup-s-first-mascot-2823463.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures England 1966's 'World Cup Willie' meeting the West Germany captain, Uwe Seeler.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Beautiful game at its best in Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=beautiful-game-at-its-best-in-brazil-2823342.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which produced several memorable firsts - including Brazil's ultimate victory - as well as attractive attacking football and plenty of goals in the country that made the world's game beautiful.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Horn: The joy of winning silver trumps everything]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=horn-the-joy-of-winning-silver-trumps-everything-2823219.htmlHaving taken the the Men's Olympic Football Tournament final all the way to penalties, it is no surprise Germany's Timo Horn was hurting after defeat, but the goalkeeper told FIFA.com they will be taking silver home with pride.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil find redemption, make history at the Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-find-redemption-make-history-at-the-maracana-2823179.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the final matchday of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as Brazil won their first ever gold medal, Germany finished with their highest ever position with silver and Nigeria earned bronze.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Neymar's golden penalty sees Brazil to victory]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-s-golden-penalty-sees-brazil-to-victory-2823069.htmlBrazil claimed their first Olympic Football Tournament gold in the most dramatic of finals, with Neymar scoring the winning penalty in a shoot-out to defeat Germany 5-4, following a game that had finished 1-1 after 120 minutes.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Neid: The crowning achievement of a glittering career]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neid-the-crowning-achievement-of-a-glittering-career-2823034.htmlFriday evening heralded the end of a remarkable era, as Silvia Neid oversaw her last match as Germany’s head coach in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament final against Sweden. FIFA.com spoke with the outgoing boss after her team’s triumph at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium.
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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Silver just one stop on Sweden’s long road]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=silver-just-one-stop-on-sweden-s-long-road-2823028.htmlSweden coach Pia Sundhage and forward Stina Blackstenius spoke to FIFA.com ​about the side's continuing journey after their 2-1 gold medal match defeat which saw them take silver at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Germany and Canada don red to win medals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-and-canada-don-red-to-win-medals-2823027.htmlWe review the final day of action at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 which saw Germany take gold, beating Sweden who claimed silver, while Canada claimed bronze after defeating hosts Brazil.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gold-for-germany-as-neid-finishes-in-style-2822872.htmlGermany secured gold in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with a 2-1 victory against Sweden at the Maracana.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's medal matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-medal-matches-2822878.htmlThe match officials for the medal matches of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Iranian referee Alireza Faghani taking charge of the final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Asllani, standing tall for multicultural Sweden]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=asllani-standing-tall-for-multicultural-sweden-2822854.htmlKosovare Asllani is a massive role model among the large immigrant community in Sweden, particularly among those from Kosovo, where her parents hail from. FIFA.com caught up with her to hear her story ahead of the Olympic final.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Brandt: The pressure is on Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brandt-the-pressure-is-on-brazil-2822809.htmlFIFA.com ahead of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 final against Brazil, a re-match of the famous 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final, at the venue for the senior side's Final triumph against Argentina.]]>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Golden finale beckons for the hosts, Germany]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-finale-beckons-for-the-hosts-germany-2822817.htmlBrazil are one step away from a first Olympic gold medal at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, but Germany are looking to spoil the host nation's party at Rio 2016. Honduras and Nigeria will play for bronze in Belo Horizonte. FIFA.com previews all the action.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Sweden and Germany going for gold]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sweden-and-germany-gunning-for-gold-2822782.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Star graduate Dabritz dazzling for Germany]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=star-graduate-dabritz-dazzling-for-germany-2822752.html 

Sara Dabritz, who starred at both the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women's World Cups - winning the latter - has been a key player in Germany's run to the Olympic final. She spoke to FIFA.com about the upcoming Maracana decider.]]>
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Germans, hosts set up mouth-watering Maracana clash]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germans-hosts-set-up-mouth-watering-maracana-clash-2822732.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Klostermann, the unlikely hero]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=klostermann-the-unlikely-hero-2822731.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Lukas Klostermann, the unlikeliest of German goalscorers in their side's semi-final against Nigeria, which helped his team to a 2-0 victory and into a historic gold medal match against Brazil.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's medal matches]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-medal-matches-2822730.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Germany defeat Nigeria to set up Brazil final]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-defeat-nigeria-to-set-up-brazil-final-2822588.htmlGermany will face Brazil in the gold medal match at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 following their 2-0 win against Nigeria at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Centurion Bartusiak eyes Maracana glory ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=centurion-bartusiak-eyes-maracana-glory-2822536.htmlth cap for Germany in the semi-final win over Canada. FIFA.com spoke to her about the significance of the victory and her road to Rio.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Déjà vu and payback as medal matches decided]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=deja-vu-and-payback-as-medal-matches-decided-2822500.htmlThe semi-finals of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw repeated fixtures from the group stages, and they threw up their fair share of déjà vu and retribution as Sweden and Germany guaranteed themselves a medal by progressing to Friday’s final.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Germany outwit Canada to reach final]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-outwit-canada-to-reach-final-2822396.htmlGermany advanced to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gold medal match after a 2-0 victory over Canada in the semi-finals at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Heavyweight three joined by surprise package]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heavyweight-three-joined-by-surprise-package-2822409.htmlFIFA.com previews the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, in which surprise package Honduras face up against three sides with a combined eight Olympic medals and nine FIFA World Cup wins.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Behringer: Germany must be much more aggressive]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=behringer-germany-must-be-much-more-aggressive-2822370.htmlTue, 16 Aug 2016 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's semi-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-semi-finals-2822332.htmlMon, 15 Aug 2016 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men