<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 31 Jul 2015 15:31:00 GMTFri, 31 Jul 2015 18:15:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Monaco sign Saint-Maximin, loan him to Hanover]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA Champions League hopefuls Monaco have made their latest summer signing, recruiting promising Saint-Etienne youngster Allan Saint-Maximin before sending him on loan to German Bundesliga club Hanover.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Vidal: Bayern give me the best chance of winning the Champions League]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Sweden spearhead Euro quartet of qualifiers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sweden-spearhead-euro-quartet-of-qualifiers-2668242.htmlThe identity of the first four qualifiers for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is now known after Spain, Sweden, Germany and France reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[European reaction to Preliminary Draw in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-reaction-to-preliminary-draw-in-tweets-2668020.htmlFIFA.com highlights their reaction to the Preliminary Draw.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone<![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[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 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[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Qualifying history keeps champions Germany confident]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=qualifying-history-gives-champions-germany-belief-2666887.html FIFA.com examines Germany's incredible FIFA World Cup qualifying record, which has seen the four-time champions lose just twice in 84 matches, making them a feared team in any Preliminary Draw.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Elated icons and fond farewells]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=elated-icons-and-fond-farewells-2666606.htmlFIFA.com reflects on week of goalscoring feats and trophy success for Messrs Dempsey, Gerrard, Keane, Madjer and Alan, while highlighting the passing of Alcides Ghiggia and retirement of Celia Sasic.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany, Spain complete European foursome]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=germany-spain-complete-european-foursome-2666613.htmlGermany and Spain have joined France and Sweden in the semi-finals of the Women's UEFA EURO U-19, thereby securing at the same time the last two European tickets for next year's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which will be played in Papua New Guinea in October and November 2016.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Innovative ideas for pre-season]]>/news/y=2012/m=8/news=innovative-ideas-for-pre-season-1680807.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the unorthodox methods teams have used in pre-season, including indulgence in USA, a trip to Scotland, a wilderness retreat and a climb up a mountain.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Lahm: We will move on without Schweinsteiger]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![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[Sasic bids farewell to her passion]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sasic-bids-farewell-to-her-passion-2665681.htmlProlific Germany striker and Canada 2015 adidas Golden Boot winner Celia Sasic announced her retirement from football. FIFA.com looks back at her impressive career.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Hopefuls await third qualifying round draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland tomorrow, with some of Europe's top clubs waiting anxiously to plot their paths to the competition's group stage.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Sand, centurions and departing heroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sand-centurions-and-departing-heroes-2664385.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, which also reports on a milestone for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup hosts.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Mertesacker: Arsenal are much stronger with Cech]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[United complete Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin deals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[One year on: Germany crowned in Rio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=one-year-on-germany-crowned-in-rio-2663724.htmlMon, 13 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[World champions USA back on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-champions-usa-back-on-top-2662320.htmlFri, 10 Jul 2015 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina knock Germany off top spot]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=argentina-knock-germany-off-top-spot-2661992.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 09:11:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[One year on: Germany's seventh heaven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=one-year-on-germany-s-seventh-heaven-2662009.htmlWed, 08 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sales, Stars & Stripes and Santiago celebrations]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wednesday-subbed-sales-stars-stripes-and-santiago-celebrations-2661764.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Key figures from the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=key-figures-from-the-fifa-women-s-world-cup-canada-2015tm-2661648.htmlFIFA.com has a summary of the statistical highlights.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lloyd, Solo and Sasic lead the way]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=lloyd-and-sasic-lead-the-way-2661396.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 05:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sasic: I would change this award for team success]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sasic-i-would-change-this-award-for-team-success-2661140.htmlThough disappointed with defeat against England in the Match for Third Place, Golden Boot winner Celia Sasic spoke with FIFA.com before departing Canada about her views on the tournament, Germany’s performances and claiming her place among the goalscoring greats.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[England create history with Germany win]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268014/match=300269475/match-report.htmlSat, 04 Jul 2015 23:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Tattoos, parties and bungee jumps]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com discovered what a series of Canada 2015 players promised to do if they lifted the trophy, from getting their bodies inked to falling from the sky.]]>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[TV records fall again in semi-finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tv-records-fall-again-in-semi-finals-2660643.htmlFri, 03 Jul 2015 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Popp: Fourth place would be rubbish]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=popp-fourth-place-would-be-rubbish-2660570.htmlFIFA.com about her team's semi-final loss to USA and gives a frank assessment of what defeat would mean in the third-place play-off against England.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Germany seek solace, England eye prestige]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268014/match=300269475/preview.htmlDepending on a team's original ambitions, the Match for Third Place can offer a chance to ease pain or clinch a historic victory, and Saturday's meeting between Germany and England is no exception.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Langerak relishing Stuttgart challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=win-a-unique-fifa-women-s-world-cup-final-prize-2660197.htmlFIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Carli Lloyd, USA’s rock of ages ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=carli-lloyd-usa-s-rock-of-ages-2660163.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Gundogan signs surprise new contract with Dortmund]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=German international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on Wednesday committed himself to Borussia Dortmund until 2017, just months after refusing to sign an extension to his contract, the club announced on its official website.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2015-2659217.htmlFIFA.com brings you all the biggest stories from the past month of women’s football.]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA into Final after a tale of two penalties]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268016/match=300269503/match-report.htmlA Carli Lloyd-inspired USA are into their second successive FIFA Women’s World Cup Final following an intensely fought semi-final in Montreal against Germany as the Americans ran out 2-0 winners.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Swede success for maiden champs]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=swede-success-for-maiden-champs-2654425.htmlSweden secured their first UEFA U-21 European Championship title with a penalty shootout victory in the final over Portugal as FIFA.com reviews the thrilling action from the Czech Republic with the finalists, Germany and Denmark all bound for Rio 2016.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[TV audiences grow in World Cup quarter-finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=tv-audiences-grow-in-world-cup-quarter-finals-2654416.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Win kick-off balls from the final four games in Canada!]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=win-kick-off-balls-from-the-final-four-games-in-canada-2654172.htmlWhile the final four nations push their abilities to the limit in the search for World Cup gold, test your own football skills with our Women’s World Cup Kick-Off Ball contests.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Beliveau: This is a positive era]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=keep-pending-beliveau-this-is-a-positive-era-2654240.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Morgan looking for a fairytale finish]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=morgan-looking-for-a-happy-ending-2654317.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 01:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Hard work paying off for Maier]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=hard-work-paying-off-for-maier-2654148.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Final place the prize for former champs]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268016/match=300269503/preview.htmlSun, 28 Jun 2015 21:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015