<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 30 Apr 2016 08:26:00 GMTSat, 30 Apr 2016 23:30:07 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Can: I'd play anywhere in the national team]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=can-i-d-play-anywhere-in-the-national-team-2783557.htmlIn the wake of Philipp Lahm's retirement from international football, Germany coach Joachim Low is on the hunt for a new right-back or defensive midfielder. Emre Can is able to play in both positions and is eager to take the former captain's place in the side.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2783555.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Tom Hanks offers encouragement to Aston Villa supporters, Riyad Mahrez’s mother speaks out, Robert Lewandowski expresses his preferred dining order, Juan Mata talks money and much more

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Weekend So Far]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Atleti edge Bayern, bring advantage to second leg]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/330/9/index.htmlSaul Niguez’s impressive solo strike put Atletico Madrid ahead early as the hosts edged Bayern Munich 1-0 in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Lezcano: It was my dream to play for Paraguay ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lezcano-it-was-my-dream-to-play-for-paraguay-2783189.htmlParaguay's Dario Lezcano, the current joint-top scorer in the CONMEBOL zone's FIFA World Cup qualifying, reflects on his meteoric rise at international level, his country's current campaign, leaving South America for Europe as a teenager and more.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Goessling: We're gunning for the trophy]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=goessling-we-re-gunning-for-the-trophy-2782978.htmlFIFA.com about her country's gold-medal aspirations at Rio 2016 and her goals at club level with Wolfsburg.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 01:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Memory of '74 driving Atleti faithful forward]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=memory-of-74-driving-atleti-faithful-forward-2782949.htmlTue, 26 Apr 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Final in sight for Lyon and Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=final-in-sight-for-lyon-and-wolfsburg-2782947.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest action from women's leagues and competitions from around the world, including the UEFA Women's Champions League, the USA's National Women's Soccer League and more. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[A titanic tussle and a tactical treat]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/274/7/index.htmlIn their first appearance in a UEFA Champions League semi-final, Manchester City face ten-time winners Real Madrid, while a fascinating tactical battle looks set to unfold in the other semi-final between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Fans flock Stateside, silverware up for grabs in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fans-flock-stateside-silverware-looms-in-europe-2781625.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend in women’s club football across the globe highlighted by a spectacular opening to the new league season in USA, both on and off the pitch. We also look at the start of a new campaign in Sweden, plus some big news from Germany and England.]]>Tue, 19 Apr 2016 01:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2781411.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, 17 Apr 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2781290.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Claudio Ranieri gives insight into some motivational talk, Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to his hat-trick performance against Wolfsburg, Pele considers coming out of retirement to bring Brazil the one world title they're missing and much more.]]>Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Germany's Kessler retires at 28]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=germany-s-kessler-retires-at-28-2781118.htmlThu, 14 Apr 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[The moments before the Miracle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-moments-before-the-miracle-2780952.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1954 Final, forever remembered as 'The Miracle of Bern'.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Superstars shine as Barça bow out]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/109/4/index.htmlWhen it comes to team spirit on the pitch, ‘all for one and one for all’ is the prevailing motto. Although this age-old sentiment is as true as it is wise, it is the beautiful game’s superstars that provide the icing on the cake, take the fans’ breath away and cause entire stadiums to erupt in amazement. FIFA.com looks back at the second legs of the last eight of the UEFA Champions League

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Atleti, Bayern advance to final four]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/103/0/index.htmlFive-time champions Bayern Munich and two-time finalists Atletico Madrid joined Manchester City and Real Madrid in completing the semi-final line-up of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League.

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Crowther banking on lessons learned]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crowther-banking-on-lessons-learned-2780942.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Young Boys, an old boy and an ex-boy wonder]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=young-boys-an-old-boy-and-an-ex-boy-wonder-2780884.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, as do pieces of history in Argentina and Switzerland.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Real Madrid, Man City reach last four]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/082/2/index.htmlReal Madrid and Manchester City progressed to the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday after seeing off Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[FIFA joins other stakeholders in concussion conference]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-joins-other-stakeholders-in-concussion-conference-2780752.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Excitement guaranteed after close first legs]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/064/7/index.htmlMon, 11 Apr 2016 12:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2780324.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Gerard Pique explains the difference between Messi and Ronaldo, Claudio Ranieri shares N’Golo Kante’s secret to his never-ending energy, Xavi praises Matt Le Tissier, Maximilian Arnold wishes for a better coiffure and much more.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[A new way to follow the game]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-way-to-follow-the-game-2779821.htmlFIFA.com's new Live Scores section brings all the most important results to you in a fresh way to keep up with the beautiful game.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[They said it: Jurgen Klopp]]>/news/y=2011/m=8/news=they-said-jurgen-klopp-1498684.htmlKloppo's greatest quotes.]]>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=They Said ItKind=News<![CDATA[Narrow victories and a huge surprise]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/013/9/index.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 23:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[PSG and City draw, Wolfsburg defeat Real]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/013/7/index.htmlParis Saint-Germain and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final at Parc des Princes, while Wolfsburg recorded a 2-0 home victory over Real Madrid.  

 
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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Bayern beat Benfica as Barça battle back]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/992/9/index.htmlArturo Vidal scored early to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 lead, which the Germans held onto to beat Benfica in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final, while Barcelona battled back against a ten-man Atletico Madrid to win their encounter 2-1.

 
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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Familiar faces succeed in Europe, Bayern stunned]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=familiar-faces-succeed-in-europe-bayern-stunned-2779461.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there was a familiar look as the race for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals took centre-stage. We also take in the latest from Japan and France, plus an unexpected shock for Germany’s in-form side.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[PSG aiming high, Wolfsburg ready to be bold]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/953/1/index.htmlAs well as boasting an array of seasoned campaigners, this year’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals include two debutants at this level. We also take a look at the man who decided the latest El Clásico and reveal why Barcelona were far from buoyant about being drawn against Atletico.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2779342.htmlNo less than seven FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including a winner at Brazil 2014.

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Supporters coming together in Augsburg]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=supporters-coming-together-in-augsburg-2779218.htmlFIFA.com profiles one of Germany's memorable football fan projects, Augsburg Calling, which remains dedicated to welcoming opposition fans visiting the city.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2779206.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Arsene Wenger talks about the legacy of Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi talks about his relationship with the great Diego Maradona, a lower league tweet goes viral and much more.]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Hrubesch: Rio 2016 will be special]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=hrubesch-rio-2016-will-be-special-2773542.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Horst Hrubesch, who will be leading Germany at their first Olympic Football Tournament since 1988.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Record breakers and international icons]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=record-breakers-and-international-icons-2773325.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, alongside a man who was delivering post a few years ago and one European behemoth ending a long drought against another.]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2772746.htmlA four-time FIFA World Cup star, an AFC Asian Cup winner and a beach soccer icon feature in this week's birthday round-up.

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sasic: France were better than us]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sasic-france-were-better-than-us-2771544.htmlFormer German international Celia Sasic sat down with FIFA.com to watch some of the crucial moments from the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, including her missed penalty kick against USA in the semi-finals, playing against an impressive French side and much more.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015