<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 25 May 2016 09:27:00 GMTWed, 25 May 2016 19:56:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Glory, gilt-edged goals and giant crowds]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=glory-gilt-edged-goals-and-giant-crowds-2791320.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spain, Germany and England heading to Jordan]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=spain-germany-heading-to-jordan-2790850.html 

Germany edged Spain 3-2 on penalties after a goalless draw to win the UEFA European Women's U-17 Championship, though both semi-finalists booked places at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 along with England, who finished third in the competition.]]>
Fri, 13 May 2016 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Starlets, shutouts and final-day drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=starlets-shutouts-and-final-day-drama-2790467.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which also highlights a Bavarian behemoth breaking ground.]]>Wed, 11 May 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Luca Toni in numbers]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=luca-toni-in-stats-2790428.htmlFIFA.com digs up the numbers behind the admirable, 22-year playing career of Luca Toni, after the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany winner recently bowed out in style.]]>Tue, 10 May 2016 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016<![CDATA[Vital victories and missed opportunities]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=vital-victories-and-missed-opportunities-2790441.htmlAs we look across the action in some of the top women's leagues in the world there's 100 per cent records ended and tightening races for European places.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The goal that shocked a nation]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-goal-that-shocked-a-nation-2790081.htmlFIFA.com about her historic goal at Germany 2011 that will long be remembered in the annals of the FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Fri, 06 May 2016 08:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kareem Gubari's skills lift Grasshoppers to the title]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gubari-s-skills-lift-grasshoppers-to-the-title-2790028.htmlSwiss side Grasshopper won the 78th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich with a 2-0 victory against West Ham United in the final. FIFA.com reviews all the action.

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Thu, 05 May 2016 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Rossi's race to World Cup glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rossi-s-race-to-world-cup-glory-2789730.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Paolo Rossi's opening goal in the 1982 Final.]]>Thu, 05 May 2016 07:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=europe-s-top-eight-battle-for-three-world-cup-tickets-2789648.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Possession, dinks and drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=possession-dinks-and-drama-2789593.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with indiscipline by a London team and a Londoner in Kansas City.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Atleti advance on Griezmann’s away goal]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/956/7/index.htmlBayern Munich beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Allianz Arena in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, but the Spanish La Liga side advanced to the final in Milan courtesy of Antoine Griezmann’s away goal scored in the second-half, the deciding factor in the 2-2 aggregate draw.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Euro pair fly the flag, Bayern crowned ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=euro-pair-fly-the-flag-bayern-crowned-2789410.htmlFIFA.com’s latest women’s club football review takes in the best in European continental club action, plus also Bayern Munich’s coronation in Germany, a heavyweight match-up in the NWSL, plus the latest from England.]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Pezzaiuoli: The next step is hosting World Cup in China PR]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=pezzaiuoli-the-next-step-is-hosting-world-cup-in-china-pr-2789319.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Marco Pezzaiuoli, who oversees Guangzhou Evergrande's youth set-up ahead of the club's appearance at the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup, and chats to us about football development in China PR, their push to host a FIFA World Cup in the future and much more.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[San Siro in sight for semi-finalists]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/930/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks at which teams might have the edge, and whether Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller will force his way back into the starting line-up.]]>Mon, 02 May 2016 16:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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 in review]]>/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