<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 30 Jul 2016 08:36:00 GMTSat, 30 Jul 2016 08:42:15 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=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2813327.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Harry Kane preparing to become a new dad, Franck Ribery hailing the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich head coach, some revealing comments from a pair of Roma players and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The debate goes on ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-debate-goes-on-2813334.htmlFri, 29 Jul 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger calls time on Germany career]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=7/news=schweinsteiger-beendet-das-kapitel-nationalmannschaft-2813339-2813362.htmlBastian Schweinsteiger has told Joachim Löw that he no longer wishes to be considered for future selection in the German national team. Germany’s captain made a total of 120 appearances for the reigning world champions.

 

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France lead European quintet heading to Korea]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=france-lead-european-quintet-heading-to-korea-2812975.htmlFresh off of their UEFA European U-19 Championship, France can now look forward to entering the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 as continental champions. Les Bleuets will make the trip to Asia along with fellow European sides Italy, England, Portugal and hosts Germany. 

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Neymar among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[1966 World Cup: Gripping tales and inspirational traffic lights]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=1966-world-cup-gripping-tales-and-inspirational-traffic-lights-2812820.htmlIn order to mark the 50th anniversary of England 1966, we take a closer look at the exhibits and stories in the 1966 World Cup gallery housed in the FIFA World Football Museum.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[World champions search for No9 on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=world-champions-search-for-no9-on-road-to-russia-2812785.htmlGermany are the reigning world champions and boast a system of youth development considered to be one of the best in world football. At UEFA EURO 2016, however, the team fell short, partly due to a lack of options in key positions.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone
<![CDATA[Memories retold, half a century on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=memories-retold-half-a-century-on-2812559.htmlFIFA.com from 23 to 30 July.]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Quintet secure Korea spots]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=england-first-to-secure-spot-in-korea-2812086.htmlGermany have become the final European nation to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, joining France, Portugal, Italy and England at next year's global finals.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2811603.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 with a Welsh wonder, a German Gomez and a scoring Super Eagle all celebrating this week.]]>
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[European elite target first Korean tickets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=european-elite-target-first-korean-tickets-2811490.html

There are still more than ten months until the action at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 kicks off, but five tickets are already up for grabs as the UEFA European U-19 Championship is set to take place in Germany.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Relive the summer fairy tale from ten years ago]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=relive-the-summer-fairy-tale-from-ten-years-ago-2811537.htmlOver the past week, we have been turning back time to bring the events of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany to life all over again. Have a look through articles, videos and photos that were published this past week on FIFA.com to celebrate the anniversary of Germany 2006.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[The piece of paper that helped Germany turn the page]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-piece-of-paper-that-helped-germany-turn-the-page-2811265.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of those involved and the head of the museum where the sheet now rests.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Canada's laser-focused Labbe ready for her moment]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=canada-s-laser-focused-labbe-ready-for-her-moment-2810411.htmlCanada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe talks with FIFA.com about the importance of being in the moment and how the practice of meditation helps her become a better player as she prepares for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Big guns and dark horses face last-four challenge]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/101/8/index.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 09:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Remembering Germany 2006 in all its glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=remembering-germany-2006-in-all-its-glory-2804741.htmlThe 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Teeming with extraordinary exploits and memorable moments – many of which will surely spring to mind if you think back – the tournament now holds pride of place in the history of the global showpiece. From 1 to 9 July, FIFA.com and our various social media accounts will be taking you on a journey back in time. 

 

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Doege out to impress on the world stage]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=doege-out-to-impress-on-the-world-stage-2804665.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Germany U-17 goalkeeper Leonie Doege, who looks ahead to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, where she hopes to meet Jordanian international and close friend Sarah Abu Sabbah at the knockout stages.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[The journey to Korea Republic begins]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-journey-to-korea-republic-begins-2804392.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 04:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[France fight back, Germany and Belgium lay down markers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/390/6/index.htmlThere were no shocks in store in the second set of UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 fixtures, with all three pre-match favourites getting the job done to progress to the quarter-finals.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Germany feeling their way forward]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/361/0/index.htmlFirst there was concern about Germany's defence, then about their attack – but now it appears they have found a solution. FIFA.com looks back on the reigning world champions' UEFA EURO 2016 group stage, which they plan to be just the start…

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Gillespie: Northern Ireland players have made the country proud]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/316/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about his nation's exploits at UEFA EURO 2016 and their historic progression to the last 16.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Germany ease through but pain for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/308/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Groups C and D at UEFA EURO 2016 as Germany and Poland advanced with tight wins, while Croatia stunned Spain.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Where were you 30 years ago?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=where-were-you-30-years-ago-2802192.htmlFrom 22 to 29 June, FIFA.com and all its platforms will be winding the clock back 30 years to recall some of the most meaningful moments of the 13th FIFA World Cup, which ended with an Argentina side captained by Diego Armando Maradona being crowned world champions at the Estadio Azteca.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Old rivalry, new continent]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/241/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at this old rivalry on a different continent.]]>Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Northern Ireland shock Ukraine, England grab late win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/214/6/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews Thursday's UEFA EURO 2016 action as England defeated Wales in injury time Northern Ireland won their first-ever match at the tournament, while Germany and Poland played out the first 0-0 draw of the competition.]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Parker’s pain brings bliss to Brehme]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=parker-s-pain-brings-bliss-to-brehme-2801873.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph looks back to a critical moment in the 1990 semi-final between West Germany and England.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Food fit for world champions]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/199/3/index.htmlFIFA.com about the secrets to giving the world champions the fuel they need - and like.]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Modric inspires Croatia, Germany make solid start]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/132/6/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2016 which was notable for a successful opening display by Germany, plus wins for Poland and Croatia.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Broome: Football and yoga go wonderfully together]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/106/6/index.htmlThere are many components that come together to bring a country success at a major international tournament. Germany's yoga instructor Patrick Broome spoke exclusively with FIFA.com about the positive effect of yoga for footballers.

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[First participants of video assistant referee experiments announced]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=first-participants-of-video-assistant-referee-experiments-announced-2799518.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: May 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=women-round-up-may-2016-2799232.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Brandt: I'm joining up with the world champions]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/269/4/index.htmlFIFA.com, Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, a member of Germany's provisional UEFA EURO squad, talks about his aspirations, important tournament experiences and what he can learn from club-mate Chicharito.]]>Sat, 28 May 2016 07:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Heroines and heartbreak as Lyon complete treble]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=heroines-and-heartbreak-as-lyon-complete-treble-2792656.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League final as Lyon's Saki Kumagai was the penalty shoot-out heroine - not for the first time in her career.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 03:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Meeting of equals in heavyweight clash]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-of-equals-in-heavyweight-clash-2792420.htmlHaving both already tasted glory this term, and seasoned veterans at the pinnacle of European football, the clash between Vfl Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon for the UEFA Women's Champions League is set to be a fierce one.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Cup joy for Wolfsburg as City stay perfect]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=cup-joy-for-wolfsburg-as-city-stay-perfect-2792310.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kellermann: Lyon are the reference point]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kellermann-lyon-are-the-reference-point-2792175.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Borussia Monchengladbach players brighten up young migrants’ training session at the Home of FIFA]]>/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=5/news=borussia-monchengladbach-players-brighten-up-young-migrants-training-s-2791531.htmlA group of young migrants that practice on a weekly basis at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, as part of the "Football Connects" programme, had a special visit from coaches and players from German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Assad: Beating Germany was a major shock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=assad-beating-germany-was-a-major-shock-2791459.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Algeria icon Salah Assad, who reflects on his country's 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup campaigns, their famous win over West Germany, his ambitions for the current national team and more.

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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Germany’s European title dream comes true]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=germany-s-european-title-dream-comes-true-2791357.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016