<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:00 GMTFri, 19 Jan 2018 11:51:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2926550.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid goal, some on-song Lions, and an all-time Barça-Real record being under threat.]]>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kuwait & Tunisia climb as top ten hold firm]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=1/news=kuwait-tunisia-climb-as-top-ten-hold-firm-2926432.htmlWith just 22 matches played, all friendlies, since the December edition, it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2018, with Germany remaining on top.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:51:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Klose: Good chance my record will be broken]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=klose-good-chance-my-record-will-be-broken-2926157.htmlFIFA.com sat down with the FIFA World Cup's record goalscorer, and 2014 winner, Miroslav Klose to talk about his World Cup experiences, the tournament in Russia and his record.

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The records being hunted in 2018]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-records-being-hunted-in-2018-2926141.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2017 in numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=2017-in-numbers-2925749.html2017 provided some fascinating numbers during the past year in the world of football. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the ones that make for interesting reading.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925728.htmlDer Bomber and El Pelusa getting dethroned and a mini-man towering above his rivals feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Walter-weather miracle men in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-walter-weather-miracle-men-in-numbers-2925637.htmlThe Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean, and Batigol and El Cholo feature as FIFA.com delivers some spellbinding stats behind West Germany’s 1954 triumph.]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland ™<![CDATA[Venerating five of football's retired royals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com pays tribute.]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[The young stars of 2017]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-young-stars-of-2017-2925601.htmlFIFA.com presents you with 11 young players who have hit the headlines this year and who are likely to continue doing so in the future.

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925558.htmlFIFA.com delivers the answers in its stats review.]]>Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[No change at the top as Germany crowned Team of the Year]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=no-change-at-the-top-as-germany-crowned-team-of-the-year-2925506.htmlGermany are the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking’s latest ‘Team of the Year’, having ended 2017 atop the global ladder.

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2018’s potential classic match-ups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=russia-2018-s-potential-classic-match-ups-2923255.htmlFrom the moment that the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was made, fans around the globe have been poring over each of the groups and contemplating who might face who in the knockout rounds.

 
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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sasic: I'm very happy with the choice I made]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=sasic-i-m-very-happy-with-the-choice-i-made-2923199.htmlFormer Germany star Celia Sasic talks to FIFA.com about her decision to retire at the age of 27, her involvement in the FIFA Legends programme and the difficulties experienced by the team she left behind.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Low: We want to lift the Trophy again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=low-we-want-lift-trophy-again-2922974-2923040.htmlGermany coach Joachim Low reflected on their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil triumph during his recent visit to the FIFA World Football Museum.

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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Quartet secure spots in Round of 16]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/292/286/3/index.htmlTue, 05 Dec 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2017/2018<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921919.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Senegal soar as top five hold firm]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=11/news=senegal-soar-as-top-five-hold-firm-2920750.htmlThe concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers have made their mark on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's World Cup race resumes in Europe]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=women-s-world-cup-race-resumes-in-europe-2920671.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the early movers in Europe and some upcoming fixtures to look forward to.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2919214.htmlNeymar, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Olivier Giroud, Romelu Lukaku, David Silva and an infant American feature as FIFA.com reviews the last seven days in stats.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[1954 World Cup winner Hans Schafer passes away, aged 90]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=1954-world-cup-winner-hans-schafer-passes-away-aged-90-2918860.html 

Hans Schafer, 1954 FIFA World Cup™ and FC Koln legend, has passed away today aged 90. ]]>
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:18:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[England make history as football takes over India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=england-make-history-as-football-takes-over-india-2918205.htmlRecords, goals and a new name on the trophy: just three things to come out of an incredible few weeks of action at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. We wrap up the tournament that led England's triumph and the sub-continent going football mad.

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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2917702.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with rotation, trebles and classic marksmen.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Early stumbles on the road to France]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=early-stumbles-on-the-road-to-france-2917383.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up the latest France 2019 qualifying action in Europe which was headlined by a shock loss for Germany, while there was glory on-and-off the field for The Netherlands.]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Spain and Brazil complete semi-final line-up]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-and-brazil-complete-semi-final-line-up-2916594.htmlSun, 22 Oct 2017 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Brazil comeback leads them to last four]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275927/match=300394751/match-report.htmlSun, 22 Oct 2017 17:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Leipzig duo looking to fire Germany into semis]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=leipzig-duo-looking-to-fire-germany-into-semis-2916207.htmlFIFA.com sat down with RB Leipzig duo Elias Abouchabaka and Nicolas Kuhn.]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany, USA cruise into last eight]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=germany-usa-cruise-into-last-eight-2915216.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germany cruise into the quarter-finals]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275929/match=300394746/match-report.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Peru, Spain into top ten as Germany stay at the summit ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=10/news=peru-spain-into-top-ten-as-germany-stay-at-the-summit-2914186.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Group stage full of historic moments]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=group-stage-full-of-historic-moments-2914795.htmlSun, 15 Oct 2017 12:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Favourites live up to their billing]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-live-up-to-their-billing-2914452.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germans get the better of game Guinea]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394734/match-report.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2913682.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Dynamic duo leave Germany in a spin]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=dynamic-duo-leave-germany-in-a-spin-2913107.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Iranian whirlwinds Younes Delfi and Allahyar Sayyad after their match against Germany. With both already having scored two goals in their opening two games, we suggest two reasons why the pair work so well together.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Three go through on day of big wins and shocks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=three-go-through-on-day-of-big-wins-and-shocks-2913068.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 19:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Iran defeat Germany to reach Round of 16 ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394715/match-report.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germany starlets make new friends at the ‘House of Peace’]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=germany-starlets-make-new-friends-at-the-house-of-peace-2912123.htmlFIFA.com was on hand to accompany the promising young players on their special flying visit.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Alfaro inspired by Robben, reminiscent of Figo]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=alfaro-inspired-by-robben-reminiscent-of-figo-2912195.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Costa Rica captain Jose Alfaro about how he picked up a nickname from the Portuguese legend Luis Figo.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Cheers for Poland, tears for Scotland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=cheers-for-poland-tears-for-scotland-2912055.htmlFIFA.com reviews Sunday's European qualifying action where Robert Lewandowski set a new mark in helping Poland end their 12-year FIFA World Cup drought, while Slovakia's joy meant heartbreak for Scotland.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Sunday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-sunday-2911578.htmlSun, 08 Oct 2017 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Favourites scrape opening wins, as Niger make history]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-scrape-opening-wins-as-niger-make-history-2911531.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 19:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germany leave it late in opener]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394727/match-report.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017