<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 13 Feb 2016 07:55:00 GMTSat, 13 Feb 2016 08:03:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764947.htmlThe footballing world’s best sound bites from the past week are featured in FIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Everton’s manager discussing his dance moves, Louis van Gaal opening up a softer side to the media, Alexis Sanchez mistakenly getting into a fight with his coach and much more.

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The thirtysomething strikers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at forwards over the age of 30 who have enjoyed a renaissance with their goalscoring prowess, showing that age is just a number.]]>Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Big spenders and broken records]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=big-spenders-and-broken-records-2764625.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, milestones reached by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku feature alongside the Chinese Super League's January spending spree and an unwanted record for Victor Wanyama.]]>Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2764278.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in our weekly birthday round-up, including winners at Switzerland 1954 and Korea/Japan 2002, as well as a 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champion.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup emblem gives life to Russian dream]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-confederations-cup-emblem-gives-life-to-russian-dream-2763679.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Icons emulated as a drought ends]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=icons-emulated-as-a-drought-ends-2763510.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alberto Gilardino and Salomon Kalou feature alongside a momentous title for Melbourne City and a moment of relief for Eden Hazard.]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Guardiola, in the words of his players]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guardiola in, Pellegrini out at City]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Skibbe seeks to preserve Rehhagel’s legacy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about taking charge of Greece after their nightmare UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign and following in the footsteps of fellow German Otto Rehhagel.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Old boys and loan rangers on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the latest transfer business across the world of football, with free transfers and tentative loan deals the flavour of the month in the January window so far.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Osimhen to join Wolfsburg in 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=osimhen-to-join-wolfsburg-in-2017-2757343.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Wolfsburg breaking new ground in the virtual world]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=wolfsburg-taking-the-virtual-world-by-storm-2757070.htmlWed, 27 Jan 2016 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016<![CDATA[Vital veterans and a lethal lefty]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=vital-veterans-and-a-lethal-lefty-2757001.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the mid-30s trio of Clemens Fritz, Claudio Pizarro and Aritz Aduriz feature alongside Paulo Dybala, Arsenal-Chelsea and a less-than-cordial Argentinian friendly.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Village beckons for Champions League winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=village-beckons-for-champions-league-winner-2756357.htmlColin Bell talks to FIFA.com about making the move from UEFA Women's Champions League winners Frankfurt to the tiny Norwegian outpost of Avaldsnes IF, the challenge of putting them on the football map and much more.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2756543.htmlIn our weekly birthday round-up, we include stars from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while two Club World Cup and Women's World Cup winners also feature. 

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Angerer: I was often my own worst enemy]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=angerer-i-was-often-my-own-worst-enemy-2756358.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Nadine Angerer recalls winning the 2013 FIFA Women's Player of the Year, her iconic penalty save against Marta in the 2007 Women's World Cup final and talks about her new role as a goalkeeping coach.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview
<![CDATA[January window creaking open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the movers and shakers in the January transfer window so far, with European sides looking to bolster their squads mid-season and teams further afield sculpting their sides for a fresh campaign.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Asamoah: Football has the power to bring people together]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asamoah-football-has-the-power-to-bring-people-together-2756166.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2016 14:05:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Fair Play awardKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Lahm following in Lothar's footsteps]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=lahm-following-in-lothar-s-footsteps-2756006.htmlPhilipp Lahm spoke to www.sc.qa during Bayern Munich's recent training camp in Qatar about watching the FIFA World Cup as a boy in 1990, fulfilling his dream in 2014, and working towards a fitting farewell for Pep Guardiola.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[Trapp sets sights on national team dreams]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is out to become the next in line to Germany's goalkeeping throne, but knows that in order to challenge the incumbent Manuel Neuer, he needs to make waves for his club.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Golden oldies and Gabonese glory]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=golden-oldies-and-gabonese-glory-2755272.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review reflects on a positive week for French Ligue 1 veterans and Italian and Portuguese giants, while highlighting a historic award for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the end of a Lionel Messi 'drought'.]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Gala in numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-gala-in-numbers-2755243.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the most intriguing statistics from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Bell tips Lloyd & Ellis, lauds Sasic]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=bell-tips-lloyd-ellis-lauds-sasic-2754378.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Colin Bell about Celia Sasic exceptional past 12 months, which resulted in a nomination for FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, why he thinks Jill Ellis will win Women's World Coach of the Year and much more.

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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Statement: FC Bayern Munich FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=statement-fc-bayern-munich-fifa-ballon-d-or-nominees-2754379.htmlFri, 08 Jan 2016 15:05:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Boll: Coaches are crucial]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=boll-coaches-are-crucial-2753925.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with table tennis star Timo Boll about his second passion away from table tennis, his favourites at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala and the role coaches play in every athlete’s career.]]>Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2753736.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Spanish schemer, a Belgian superstar and a Korean keeper all celebrating over the next seven days.

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Sun, 03 Jan 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[2015: A year of triumphs, surprises and tears]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the greatest moments from 2015, including all of FIFA's competitions throughout the year and the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, which served as another great way to kick off the footballing year in Zurich back in January.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[#Christmas on Twitter]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=christmas-on-twitter-2747761.htmlSeveral stars from the world of football have been giving us an insight into their Christmas on Twitter. FIFA.com takes a look at the celebrations, feasts and presents that those on social media have been enjoying.

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Schwegler beats leukaemia with the help of football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about how football helped him beat leukaemia when he was a child. ]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2015 06:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[No let-up from league leaders]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=no-let-up-from-league-leaders-2747559.htmlAs the battle to reach Australia’s knockout finals comes to a head, Germany and France’s top teams are settling in at the summit of their respective championships, with one seasoned striker scoring goals aplenty.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2746713.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with an Argentinian centre-back, a German tactician and an Ivorian champion all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2746477.htmlIn the latest installment of our weekly feature, we hear from coaches about the UEFA EURO 2016 draw, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Dante debate the severity of a foul, Jari Litmanen looks on the bright side of never appearing at a FIFA World Cup and much more.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Celia Sasic: Three highlights from 2015]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=celia-sasic-three-highlights-from-2015-2746448.htmlWhen Celia Sasic decided to end her playing career at the age of 27, just days after the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™, there was no doubt that she had saved the best for last.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 10:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Kessler: Lloyd is the favourite to win]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=kessler-lloyd-is-the-favourite-to-win-2746240.htmlReigning FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Nadine Kessler spoke to FIFA.com about the 2015 installment of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards and why she believes USA's Carli Lloyd is the favourite to take her crown.

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:18:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Gunners, glory and goal machines]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wed-subbed-gunners-glory-and-goal-machines-2745137.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Marozsan: Celia’s talent helped us so much]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=marozsan-celia-s-talent-helped-us-so-much-2745040.htmlFIFA.com about former Germany and 1. FFC Frankfurt team-mate Celia Sasic, who is in the running for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Frontrunners maintain charge amid goal avalanche ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=frontrunners-maintain-charge-amid-goal-avalanche-2744989.htmlFIFA.com’s latest review of women’s club football visits Australia, France, Germany and Italy where big wins for the leading teams proved to be a recurring theme.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2743729.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly feature sees India cricket star Sachin Tendulkar explain the significance of his home country hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years' time, Ronaldinho pay tribute to retiring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni and much more! ]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon held as Potsdam beat Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=lyon-held-as-potsdam-beat-wolfsburg-2742760.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the results from a weekend that saw Lyon unusually drop points, Bayern Munich tighten their grip on the German title and Australia gripped by derby drama.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[11 Club World Cups to remember]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=11-club-world-cups-to-remember-2741689.htmlJapan 2015 is the 12th FIFA Club World Cup. FIFA.com has delved into the past for a tournament-by-tournament look at each of the 11 editions of the tournament to date.

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 20:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2742292.htmlSun, 06 Dec 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Star strikers and late drama]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=star-strikers-and-late-drama-2741506.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, the scoring feats of Aritz Aduriz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feature alongside late goals in England, invincibility in Thailand and a thumping win in Ukraine.]]>Wed, 02 Dec 2015 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2735494.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at the top quips from around world football, Brechin City's goalkeeper turns up at the wrong ground, Gerard Pique expresses his distaste for British cuisine, Arsenal’s manager discusses bargain hunting and much more.]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Made in Britain ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=made-in-britain-2735322.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Kahn: You can't get to the top without being obsessed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In the second part of a FIFA.com exclusive interview with Oliver Khan, the Bayern Munich legend reflects on his playing career and how it influences his current work as a businessman.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Kahn: Goalkeepers are held in very high regard in Germany]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=kahn-goalkeepers-are-held-in-very-high-regard-in-germany-2734974.htmlIn the first part of a FIFA.com exclusive interview with Oliver Khan, the adidas Golden Ball winner at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan explained why he thinks goalkeepers should have their own set of awards, comparisons to Manuel Neuer and much more.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:42:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015