<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 13 May 2016 07:32:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 12:14:05 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Guam's long-term view reaping dividends]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=guam-s-long-term-view-reaping-dividends-2790792.htmlFri, 13 May 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New names making waves in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=new-names-making-waves-in-asia-2773544.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at five Asian nations with modest historical international records, who reached new highs during Russia 2019 qualifying.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Decisive duels await Asia's 2018 hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=decisive-duel-await-for-asia-s-2018-hopefuls-2771545.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Lee’s journey from calamity to football fantasy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lee-s-journey-from-calamity-to-football-fantasy-2732504.htmlFri, 13 Nov 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Global appeal for Live Your Goals during October]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=global-appeal-for-live-your-goals-during-october-2729640.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Vans, floodlights, solar panels and the way towards sustainable football development]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=vans-floodlights-solar-panels-and-the-way-towards-sustainable-football-2708526.htmlFIFA.com looks at the progress made by FIFA's Win-Win programme in Côte d'Ivoire, Guam and Tajikistan where television airtime, flood lights, vans and solar panels have all played a big part in the continued football development in the three Member Associations.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News
<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[White: It was a historic event for Guam]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=white-it-was-a-historic-event-for-guam-2648294.html​FIFA.com after his country's first ever FIFA World Cup qualifying victory and looks ahead to the game against India, coached by fellow Englishman Stephen Constantine.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Guam captain leads proud Matao into new era]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=guam-captain-leads-proud-matao-into-new-era-2609034.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Icons, invincibility and a goalscoring goalie]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=icons-invincibility-and-a-goalscoring-goalie-2529433.htmlWed, 25 Feb 2015 07:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Big plans come to fruition for little Guam]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=12/news=big-plans-come-to-fruition-for-little-guam-2492712.htmlTue, 16 Dec 2014 13:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Proud Guam strive for fresh highs]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=motivated-guam-strive-for-fresh-highs-2471744.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at women’s football in the tiny northern Pacific Ocean nation of Guam where the national federation are proving that ambitious planning can pay dividends.]]>Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany and France catching up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=germany-and-france-catching-up-2441621.htmlThere are no changes at the very top of the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, but Germany have cut the USA's lead to a mere six points, while all ten CONMEBOL teams are ranked. 

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Ambitious Guam climbing high]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=2/news=ambitious-guam-climbing-high-2281351.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Guam’s rapid ascension, both on and off the field.]]>Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Micronesia to Mongolia: A coaching quest]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=12/news=micronesia-mongolia-coaching-quest-2249498.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Spain on top, Ukraine highest climber ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=12/news=spain-top-ukraine-highest-climber-2247360.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=11/news=portugal-and-brazil-return-top-ten-2230272.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Guam breaks new ground with sustainability project]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=11/news=keep-pending-guam-breaks-new-ground-with-sustainability-project-2226035.htmlWed, 20 Nov 2013 08:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News<![CDATA[Japan shine as trio progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17womensworldcup/costarica2014/news/newsid=2191522/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Gao: Traditions provide inspiration]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17womensworldcup/costarica2014/news/newsid=2179719/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to former China goalkeeper Gao Hong, now the head coach of China's U-16 team, who hopes to see her side qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[July's Live Your Goals activities]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=8/news=july-live-your-goals-activities-2146277.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the initiative’s latest activities in July.]]>Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia hit third as Brazil rocket ninth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=colombia-hit-third-brazil-rocket-ninth-2131303.htmlThu, 04 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Guam pair chase down Messi]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=6/news=guam-pair-chase-down-messi-2104602.htmlLionel Messi scored a quite remarkable 46 league goals in the 2012/13 season, but a couple of players in a remote part of the world almost matched him. FIFA.com caught up with Guam’s Scott Spindel and Ashton Surber.

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Sun, 09 Jun 2013 09:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Little Guam making giant strides]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=little-guam-making-giant-strides-2016123.htmlFri, 22 Feb 2013 01:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Portugal go third as Colombia fly into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=10/news=portugal-third-colombia-fly-into-top-ten-1713508.htmlWed, 03 Oct 2012 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter opens two Goal projects in Guam]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=12/news=blatter-opens-two-goal-projects-guam-1554602.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2011 10:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter to make Guam and Sendai visits]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=12/news=blatter-make-guam-and-sendai-visits-1551099.htmlGoal Projects before heading on to the tsunami-hit Japanese city of Sendai.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Fourth title for Quality]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=2/news=fourth-title-for-quality-1171103.htmlThe Guam Soccer League has gain been won by Quality Distributors who claimed their fourth successive title with three matches to spare.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=12/news=beach-soccer-lays-roots-dubai-1147298.htmlNovember 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[The good, the bad and the ugly]]>/news/y=2009/m=12/news=the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-1142188.htmlFIFA.com’s latest statistical review looks closer at Fluminense’s run of successes, Manchester City’s sequence of draws and Hertha Berlin's poor form.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2009 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Euro win boosts Germany]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=9/news=euro-win-boosts-germany-1106221.html USA remain top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, with Germany climbing into second place thanks to their UEFA Women's Euro triumph.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:12:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Heavy blows for Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=heavy-blows-for-asian-giants-722162.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=3/news=what-the-best-game-you-seen-703720.htmlBe it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say