<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:06:00 GMTWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:14:48 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Low: We experienced the spirit of optimism in 2005]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=low-we-experienced-the-spirit-of-optimism-in-2005-2867828.htmlFIFA.com cameras to reflect on when he was on the touchline in 2005 as the competition came to Germany and more.]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Goals galore in Leverkusen and Manchester]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/784/1/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at Tuesday’s first legs of the Round of 16 in photos. Watch how the action in Leverkusen and Manchester unfolded.]]>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[FIFA joins forces to promote grassroots football in Namibia]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-joins-forces-to-promote-grassroots-football-in-namibia-2867758.htmlFIFA have joined forces with a host of parties to develop and rehabilitate sports fields and promote life skills through sport in Namibian schools in the Khomas and Ohangwena Regions.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News
<![CDATA[Leaders keep up title charge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Der Bomber rises to the occasion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=der-bomber-rises-to-the-occasion-2867381.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the first goal of Gerd Muller’s memorable 1974 campaign.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Bayern Munich and Real Madrid show their class]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/738/8/index.htmlEuropean giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in pole position to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after convincing first-leg victories over Arsenal and Napoli respectively in Wednesday’s Round of 16 action. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[PSG stun Barcelona, Benfica edge Dortmund]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/730/5/index.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 22:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Champions League winner Bell takes Republic of Ireland reins]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=champions-league-winner-bell-takes-republic-of-ireland-reins-2866617.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cameroon complete Russia 2017 line-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=cameroon-complete-russia-2017-line-up-2865963.htmlThe line-up for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 is complete! Cameroon are the eighth and final confirmed participant at the Tournament of Champions following their triumph at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[A very Russian welcome]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-very-russian-welcome-2866076.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[What does Russia mean to you?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=what-does-russia-mean-to-you-2865909.htmlWhat does Russia mean to you? That was the question posed to the seven coaches who know they will be heading to the FIFA Confederations Cup in the country later this year. You can watch the video to see their reactions.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Johnson: I'm still very optimistic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=johnson-i-m-still-very-optimistic-2865596.htmlBorussia Monchengladbach and USA's Fabian Johnson chats exclusively with FIFA.com about the dismissal of Jurgen Klinsmann as national team head coach and his optimism about qualifying for Russia 2018 despite a slow start for the Stars and Stripes.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2865387.htmlThis week features Brazil coach Tite on the Chapecoense tribute friendly with Colombia, Carlo Ancelotti on bears in Canada and Wayne Rooney on writing his name in Manchester United history.

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Football’s indestructible superheroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=football-s-indestructible-superheroes-2600183.htmlThu, 26 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Glory goal for Germany's tragic hero]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=glory-goal-for-germany-s-tragic-hero-2865156.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Michael Ballack's match-winning goal in the 2002 semis - four minutes after the booking that ruled him out of the Final.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Russian and Chilean fans lead requests for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-and-chilean-fans-lead-requests-for-fifa-confederations-cup-tic-2863836.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The hero and villain of a Seville thriller]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-hero-and-villain-of-a-seville-thriller-2863728.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Harald Schumacher taking centre stage in the semi-finals of Spain 1982.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863314.htmlWe round up the best quotes from around world football in the past week, including FIFA.com exclusives with Carli Lloyd, Silvia Neid, Claudio Ranieri and Cristiano Ronaldo after their wins at The Best FIFA Football Awards. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Neid: I’ll continue to push developments in women’s football]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=neid-i-ll-continue-to-push-developments-in-women-s-football-2863283.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Silvia Neid, former Germany women's national team manager, after claiming The Best FIFA Women’s Coach for 2016.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:04:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[When the holders faced heroic Harry]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=when-the-holders-faced-heroic-harry-2863260.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to when West Germany faced Northern Ireland and an inspired Harry Gregg in 1958.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Neid: This is icing on the cake]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=neid-this-is-icing-on-the-cake-2862440.htmlFIFA.com got the thoughts of the winner of The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2016, Silvia Neid, moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:04:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2862395.htmlSat, 07 Jan 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Miroslav Klose]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-miroslav-klose-2861974.htmlBy scoring his 16th World Cup goal at Brazil 2014, Miroslav Klose became the World Cup’s sole record goalscorer ahead of Ronaldo (15) and compatriot Gerd Muller (14). FIFA.com takes a closer look at the German's achievement.

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Mon, 02 Jan 2017 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lahm: Winning the World Cup is still indescribable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lahm-winning-the-world-cup-is-still-indescribable-2862112.htmlThu, 29 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Menotti: The 2006 World Cup has transformed German football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=menotti-the-2006-world-cup-has-transformed-german-football-2862068.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The bicycle kick, football’s most spectacular sight]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-bicycle-kick-football-s-most-spectacular-sight-2862019.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Checking the map to Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=checking-the-map-to-korea-republic-2017-2860773.htmlAs the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 gets ever shorter, an assessment of the path trodden, and what lies ahead, seems in order. FIFA.com takes a look at the story of qualifying from the year gone by and what’s still yet to come in 2017.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA['You’ll Never Walk Alone': The Power of a Song]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=you-ll-never-walk-alone-the-power-of-a-song-2861394.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Al Kadri: New life, old passion]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=al-kadri-new-life-old-passion-2861403.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 05:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores final set, PSG outwit old rivals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=copa-libertadores-final-set-psg-outwit-old-rivals-2861362.html Paris Saint-Germain were the big winners in France on Matchday 11, as they went top of the pile by beating Lyon, while Turbine Potsdam remain at the summit in Germany and the finalists of this year’s Copa Libertadores Femenina have been finalised.]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The countdown continues: three weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-three-weeks-to-go-2858223.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Vidal: Chile can win Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=vidal-chile-can-win-russia-2018-2861000.htmlSun, 18 Dec 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2860865.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, 18 Dec 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Low: I want Germany’s youngsters to reach a world-class level]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=low-i-want-germany-s-youngsters-to-reach-a-world-class-level-2860672.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ancelotti: Adapting position can help Ronaldo remain at top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ancelotti-adapting-position-can-help-ronaldo-remain-at-top-2860666.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Illgner lauds Sanchez class, Vidal lungs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=illgner-lauds-sanchez-class-vidal-lungs-2860029.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Silverware and surprise defeats]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=silverware-and-surprise-defeats-2859605.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest news in women’s club football on a tough weekend for the leaders in Australia, Germany and Spain, while the champions were crowned in New Zealand.]]>Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern in Arsenal rematch, Real draw Napoli]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/285/981/3/index.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Jones: I want Germany to be the yardstick]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=jones-i-want-germany-to-be-the-yardstick-2859349.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Germany coach Steffi Jones about her first few months in charge, ambitions with the Olympic champions and thoughts on the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kahn: Germany don’t have an exceptional outfield player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kahn-germany-don-t-have-an-exceptional-outfield-player-2859562.htmlSun, 11 Dec 2016 16:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[BVB, MVP, a team goal and an air goal]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bvb-mvp-a-team-goal-and-an-air-goal-2859163.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News