<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTFri, 18 May 2018 15:26:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Global appeal for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=global-appeal-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2813326.htmlFIFA.com highlights just some of the key activities for the Live Your Goals programme during July, including events in Uruguay, India, Republic of Ireland, Portugal and Guam.]]>Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![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/new-names-making-waves-in-asia-2773544FIFA.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™<![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[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[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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/world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791With 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™
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326Guam 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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433FIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![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]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=japan-shine-trio-progress-2191522.htmlFIFA.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]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=gao-traditions-provide-inspiration-2179719.htmlFIFA.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/asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533Sat, 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/heavy-blows-for-asian-giants-722162Wed, 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
<![CDATA[Quartet make home advantage count]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=quartet-make-home-advantage-count-129076.htmlThu, 24 May 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Frontale make history as trio progress]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=frontale-make-history-trio-progress-128249.htmlThu, 10 May 2007 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Quartet edge closer to last eight]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=quartet-edge-closer-last-eight-127417.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2007 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Eastern duo lead the way]]>/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/y=2007/m=4/news=eastern-duo-lead-the-way-124090.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2007 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Shandong & Al Wahda set the standard]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=shandong-wahda-set-the-standard-123579.htmlThu, 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]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=giantkillers-emerge-favourites-fall-113860.htmlThu, 22 Mar 2007 12:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Asian celebration for Sydney]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=asian-celebration-for-sydney-112921.htmlThu, 08 Mar 2007 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007