<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:24:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ambitious Guam climbing high]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/228/135/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/224/949/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lionel 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/201/612/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/117/110/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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[Big wins in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2008/news/newsid=716549/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gamba Osaka came out on top of a seven-goal thriller on Wednesday while J-League champions Kashima Antlers strolled to another huge victory.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/703/720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Be 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
<![CDATA[Quartet make home advantage count]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=129076/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 24 May 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Japan's Urawa into Champions League quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=129041/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 May 2007 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Frontale make history as trio progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=128249/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 May 2007 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[AFC chief re-elected]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/128/111/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 08 May 2007 07:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet edge closer to last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=127417/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Asian Cup ticket sales start]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/127/301/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Eastern duo lead the way]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=124090/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Shandong & Al Wahda set the standard]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=123579/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 12 Apr 2007 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Ecstasy for east Asians]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=122701/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Giantkillers emerge as favourites fall]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=113860/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Mar 2007 12:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[AFC chief Bin Hammam re-elected to new four-year term]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/112/971/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 Mar 2007 05:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News