<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 23 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMTSun, 23 Aug 2015 16:25:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2672497.htmlTwo perspectives on Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic weighing the virtues of a career in law as opposed to UFC, Elie Baup on the departure of Marcelo Bielsa and a debate on the best Italian goalkeeper feature this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Black Starlets see off Seleção to regain crown]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=black-starlets-see-off-selecao-to-regain-crown-2671142.htmlWe look back to the day Ghana regained their FIFA U-17 World Cup crown in 1995, beating Brazil to wrest back the title they had first won in 1991 and seeing off future Brazil stalwarts Julio Cesar and Juan in the process.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Augsburg confirm Baba's transfer to Chelsea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=German Bundesliga club Augsburg confirmed on Sunday they have sold Ghanaian international Abdul Rahman Baba to English Premier League champions Chelsea for a reported fee of €19.8m.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Brothers, trebles and a taxi driver]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brothers-trebles-and-a-taxi-driver-2668441.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a speedy strike and siblings.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[FIFA TMS’ Intermediary Regulations Tool live at Ghana and Portuguese FAs ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-tms-intermediary-regulations-tool-live-at-ghana-and-portuguese-fa-2666692.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 09:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2665970.htmlThis week we feature the woman who wore France's armband in Canada 2015, a Brazilian superhero and an Algerian who led them to continental triumph 25 years ago.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Coveted Schlupp extends Leicester stay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-sees-stars-emerge-serbia-sparkle-2652283.htmlFIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2648193.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, including Lina Nilsson, Islam SlimaniJavier Pastore and many more.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Ghana raise smiles on children’s hospital visit]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=ghana-raise-smiles-on-children-s-hospital-visit-2646234.htmlAhead of their last 16 match against Mali at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015, Ghana’s team visited the Children’s Hospital Wellington, the first and oldest of its kind in New Zealand.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Penalty heroes emerge amid late drama]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=penalty-heroes-emerge-amid-late-drama-2645506.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Mali magic undoes Ghana]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271600/match=300269555/match-report.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The group stage in Tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com has selected a few Tweets that stood out during the group stages.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Tetteh: Ghana are very, very capable]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=tetteh-ghana-are-very-very-capable-2620587.htmlFIFA.com that the Black Satellites are prepared for the challenges ahead .]]>Sat, 06 Jun 2015 01:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Nightmare for Argentina as hosts dream on]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=kiwis-dream-is-argentina-s-nightmare-2619491.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a day that brought despair to record champions Argentina but joy for Austria, Ukraine and Ghana, and renewed hope for hosts New Zealand.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ghana oust Panama, top group ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269558/match-report.htmlFri, 05 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Samuel Tetteh: Compared to Zidane, inspired by Neymar]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=samuel-tetteh-compared-to-zidane-inspired-by-neymar-2619026.htmlFIFA.com about his style of play, his inspirations and hopes of moving to Europe.]]>Thu, 04 Jun 2015 23:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Argentina falter as US lead last-16 charge]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=argentina-falter-as-us-lead-last-16-charge-2617670.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2015 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ghana leave Argentina in trouble]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269546/match-report.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2610300.htmlThis week we feature an attacking Argentinian, a goal-scoring German, an American pioneer in women's football and a Ghanaian great who are among those celebrating birthdays.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Spoils and thrills shared on opening day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spoils-and-thrills-shared-on-opening-day-2610621.htmlSat, 30 May 2015 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Yeboah on the spot to deny Austria ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269514/match-report.htmlSat, 30 May 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Stage set for future stars in New Zealand ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stage-set-for-future-stars-in-new-zealand-2609758.htmlFIFA.com previews the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 as some of the beautiful game’s future stars take their bow on the world stage over the next three weeks.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[The FIFA U-20 World Cup in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-in-numbers-2608506.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the key stats from this edition and the tournament's illustrious history.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 03:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, a centurion and an ever-present]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spot-kicks-a-centurion-and-an-ever-present-2608999.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with club legends hitting landmarks in England, Germany and the USA.]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Class of 2013 ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-class-of-2013-2608211.htmlFIFA.com tracks their progress.]]>Tue, 26 May 2015 03:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Le Roy turns sights to Olympics]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=5/news=le-roy-turns-sights-to-olympics-2607488.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Squads announced for New Zealand 2015 ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=squads-announced-for-new-zealand-2015-2607226.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ahly head star-stacked cast]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 May 2015 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[15 for 2015: Vote for the best Women's World Cup goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 May 2015 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Schalke release Boateng, Sam, suspend Hoger]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Schalke released Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng and Germany winger Sidney Sam on Monday with immediate effect, while suspending Marco Hoger, director of sport Horst Heldt confirmed.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 14:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Aboagye: We can take the next step]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=aboagye-we-can-take-the-next-step-2594756.htmlTue, 28 Apr 2015 06:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Africa's Rio contenders on their marks]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=africa-s-rio-contenders-on-their-marks-2593866.htmlFri, 24 Apr 2015 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015 passes 100,000 in ticket sales]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=new-zealand-2015-passes-100-000-in-ticket-sales-2593142.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Unlikely Islanders crash African beach party]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=unlikely-islanders-crash-african-beach-party-2592220.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Beach challengers hit the Seychelles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=beach-challengers-hit-the-seychelles-2590271.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 03:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Gabon to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/258/352/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mammana out to do parents proud]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=mammana-out-to-do-parents-proud-2581692.htmlThu, 02 Apr 2015 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Senegal edge Ghana, Uruguay beat Morocco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Substitute Moussa Konate scored twice as Senegal confirmed their dominance over Ghana with a 2-1 victory in France, while Edinson Cavani's penalty was enough for Uruguay to overcome Morocco in their international friendlies.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[African teams set to light up the FIFA U-20 World Cup ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=african-teams-set-to-light-up-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2577785.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Historic hosts crash party in Africa]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=historic-hosts-crash-return-party-in-africa-2569547.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[The unstoppable rise of Baba]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with Abdul Rahman Baba - one of the stars of Augsburg's unlikely Bundesliga campaign - about his rise from obscurity in Ghana, the future for the Black Stars and more.]]>Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Senegal seal final African spot at New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=senegal-seal-final-african-spot-at-new-zealand-2015-2565172.htmlSat, 14 Mar 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ghana, Mali book Kiwi adventures]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=ghana-mali-book-kiwi-adventures-2558165.htmlGhana and Mali booked their places at New Zealand 2015 with wins against Zambia and South Africa respectively in CAF U-20 Championship group play. 

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Southern sides size up North African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/255/780/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at their chances.]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News