<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTFri, 14 Jul 2017 06:39:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[James Rodriguez joins Bayern on two-year loan]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=james-rodriguez-joins-bayern-on-two-year-loan-2901046.htmlTue, 11 Jul 2017 13:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Coaches react to India 2017 draw]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=coaches-react-to-india-2017-draw-2900652.htmlFIFA.com caught up with the coaches of Germany, New Caledonia, Mali and hosts India to get their take on their prospective opponents.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germans’ breakthrough in Bern]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germans-breakthrough-in-bern-2900526.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, in the wake of Germany's maiden FIFA Confederations Cup win, we look back to when they lifted the Jules Rimet trophy for the first time.]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Germany on top after two-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-on-top-after-two-year-wait-2900464.htmlGermany have capped a sensational week on the international stage by returning to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Six things that will stay with the world champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=six-things-that-will-stay-with-the-world-champions-2900230.htmlThe FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is now history – and while the same can be said of the Germany line-up assembled specifically for this tournament and unlikely ever to appear together again, the past three weeks in Russia have certainly left their mark.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Captain Bravo speaks for a nation]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=captain-bravo-speaks-for-a-nation-2900254.htmlFIFA.com caught up with defeated Chilean captain, and adidas Golden Glove winner, Claudio Bravo after the FIFA Confederations Cup final in which La Roja came up just short against Germany.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Awards list dominated by victorious Germans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=awards-list-dominated-by-victorious-germans-2900157.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Germany crowned as Portugal bag bronze ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-crowned-as-portugal-bag-bronze-2899920.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a memorable final day at Russia 2017, which saw Germany take the trophy after a hard-fought win over Chile, and Portugal come from behind to snatch third place in dramatic circumstances.]]>Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Germany punish profligate Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274645/match=300334881/match-report.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 21:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Player stats tablets to be tested live at Russia 2017 final]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=player-stats-tablet-to-be-tested-live-at-fifa-confederations-cup-2017--2899741.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Chile or Germany: which team will Russia support?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chile-or-germany-which-team-will-russia-support-2899716.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 08:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Vargas: Every striker dreams of scoring a title-winning goal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=vargas-every-striker-dreams-of-scoring-a-title-winning-goal-2899646.htmlThird on the list of Chile's all-time goalscorers, Eduardo Vargas speaks with FIFA about one of his dreams as a forward on the eve of La Roja's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final against Germany.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chile-Germany: What we learned from their Group B match]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-germany-what-we-learned-from-their-group-b-match-2899580.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the initial clash between Chile and Germany, and draws some conclusions ahead of the showpiece match in Saint Petersburg on Sunday.]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Confederations Cup Closing Ceremony: dance, football, Ronaldo and a whole host of surprises]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-closing-ceremony-dance-football-ronaldo-and-a-whole-2899574.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Chile v Germany]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274645/match=300334881/preview.htmlRegardless of what happens in the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 final in St. Petersburg, one thing is sure. After Brazil (4 titles), France (2), Argentina, Mexico and Denmark (1 each), there will be a new name on the trophy.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Leon and the Lothar factor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=goretzka-erinnert-an-1990er-weltmeister-2899450-2899505.htmlFIFA.com looks at the similarities between Leon Goretzka, Germany's two-goal semi-final hero, and the legendary Lothar Matthaus, hearing from these two midfield powerhouses and the world champions' coach, Joachim Low.]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Three things we learned from Mexico’s semi-final defeat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=three-things-we-learned-from-mexico-s-semi-final-defeat-2899507.htmlFinding the weight of history against them, El Tri went down 4-1 to Germany, a painful reverse that they can nevertheless learn from.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Goretzka fires Germany to the final]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/match-report.htmlA 4-1 win over Mexico, inspired by a quick-fire start, saw FIFA World Cup holders Germany tee-up a FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final with Chile. 

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Low's guide to penalty shootouts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-s-guide-to-penalty-shootouts-2899177.htmlGermany have not lost a penalty shootout at senior level for over 40 years. Following the country's victory over England on penalties in the U-21 European Championship semi-finals on Tuesday, Joachim Low spoke about how he approaches taking spot-kicks.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hernandez: You don’t play against the world champions every day]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-you-don-t-play-against-the-world-champions-every-day-2899143.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Mexico star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez about his new versatility as a footballer.]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico out to banish bogeymen blues]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-out-to-banish-bogeymen-blues-2898836.htmlIf the the head-to-head record between the two sides is anything to go by, Mexico will have their work cut out when they meet Germany in the semi-finals at Russia 2017.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany-Mexico: Six things to watch out for]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-mexico-six-things-to-watch-out-for-2898838.htmlAs the current kings of world football prepare to square up with CONCACAF's latest conquerors for a spot in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final, we look at six points to watch out for as Germany meet Mexico.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ter Stegen, heir to Germany’s goalkeeping throne]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ter-stegen-ist-der-kronprinz-2898784-2898824.htmlGermany’s match against Cameroon officially marked the end of their goalkeeper rotation policy, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen can consider himself one of the team's biggest winners in Russia and the heir apparent to Manuel Neuer’s throne.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Mexico]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/preview.htmlTue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Werner stakes his claim as Klose's successor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=werner-stakes-his-claim-as-klose-s-successor-2898596.htmlTimo Werner looked to have fired another blank in his fourth senior international outing for Germany, but eventually netted his first two goals for the side in the victory over Cameroon. He spoke about his performance afterwards, while Joachim Low praised the Leipzig striker's showing.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany ease through, Aussies make Chile sweat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-ease-through-aussies-make-chile-sweat-2898549.htmlWhile both Group B favourites at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 successfully navigated their way to the semi-finals, Germany and Chile enjoyed very different matches against Cameroon and Australia respectively. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany beat ten-man Cameroon to win group]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/match-report.htmlGermany defeated Cameroon 3-1 to finish top of Group B at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in front of 30,230 fans.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Low: Milestones on the road to 150 matches]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-milestones-on-the-road-to-150-matches-2898255.htmlFIFA.com looks back at several milestones during his time as head coach.]]>Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Three standout performers for Germany]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=three-standout-performers-for-germany-2897755.htmlFor Germany’s national team in particular, the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is reminiscent of a big talent show – and a ‘recall’ to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in 12 months’ time is the grand prize. FIFA.com presents three of the country’s latest standout performers.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany-Cameroon]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/preview.htmlGermany will be out to earn a strong finish to the group stages, as they jostle with Chile to top Group B, while Cameroon know only a two-goal victory will see them usurp the FIFA World Cup-holders in the race for the semis.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[USA back on top, Women’s World Cup qualifiers make impact]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=6/news=usa-back-on-top-women-s-world-cup-qualifiers-make-impact-2897489.htmlA busy few months across the world of women’s football has seen qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ get underway across Europe and Asia.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[All to play for in Group B as Sanchez rewrites records]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-group-b-as-sanchez-rewrites-records-2897570.htmlGroup B at Russia 2017 remains delicately poised after a day of 1-1 draws that left all four teams in exactly the same positions they held on Thursday morning. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany, Chile play out entertaining stalemate]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334884/match-report.htmlChile and Germany played out a lively 1-1 draw, with the point earned in front of 38,222 supporters in Kazan maintaining the pair's spots as top and second side respectively in FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Group B.

 
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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Low looks to learn from flexible Chile]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-looks-to-learn-from-flexible-chile-2897200.htmlThe Germany coach has always liked to broaden his horizons and although he has undoubtedly looked to Spain for inspiration over the last decade, he has also kept a close eye on Chile. FIFA.com explains why.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chile banking on defensive cover and mental strength]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-banking-on-defensive-cover-and-mental-strength-2896767.htmlWe speak from Marcelo Diaz and Edson Puch about Chile's defensive strength and hear why "mental strength and positivity" are considered La Roja's key attributes.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334884/preview.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 19:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Joyful Germans relishing Russian adventure]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=joyful-germans-relishing-russian-adventure-2896557.htmlGermany's young players demonstrated a sheer joy of playing for the majority of their 3-2 victory over Australia in their opening fixture – and that was reflected in their post-match comments too.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany see off Aussies in opening win]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334890/match-report.htmlGermany got their FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 campaign off to a solid start with a 3-2 win over Australia at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in front of 28,605 fans. 

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[What Low hopes to learn at Russia 2017]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=what-low-hopes-to-learn-at-russia-2017-2896323.htmlJoachim Low has made it clear from the start that the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 provides him with a welcome opportunity to answer some of his own questions. FIFA.com brings you a few of them.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Evergreen Cahill takes pride in age-defying feat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=evergreen-cahill-takes-pride-in-defying-time-2896125.htmlSun, 18 Jun 2017 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[From the vault: Germany-Australia, 2005 Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=from-the-vault-germany-australia-2005-confederations-cup-2895844.htmlSun, 18 Jun 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Australia v Germany]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334890/preview.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 16:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Meet the Confed Cup captains]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-closer-look-at-the-confed-cup-captains-2895407.htmlThe eight skippers at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 come under the microscope, with analysis from FIFA.com's team reporters. 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Australia’s enduring German connection]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=australia-s-enduring-german-connection-2895483.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Selfies and a theme park for world champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=selfies-and-a-theme-park-for-world-champions-2895291.htmlGermany's first training session in Russia was held in picturesque surroundings: a fantastic training complex, thrilled fans looking on, and a theme park rising in the background.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017