<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTSat, 23 Jan 2016 08:15:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Panama, Haiti claim final Copa America spots]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Panama and Haiti joined USA, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica as CONCACAF’s final two qualifiers for the special centennial edition of the Copa America that will be held in USA in June.

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico out in front on CONCACAF road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the action on the road to Russia 2018 from CONCACAF in 2015, a year in which Mexico reasserted their dominance and USA lost their way.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[USA triumph as Canada, Mexico also advance]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=usa-triumph-as-canada-mexico-also-advance-2745107.htmlFree-scoring USA won their fourth successive CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship, while Canada and Mexico also booked tickets to next year's world finals.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Herediano twosome step up for Ticos]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Midfielders Randall Azofeifa and Esteban Granados chat exclusively with FIFA.com about Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez's trust in them during Russia 2018 qualifying and their success in the Costa Rican championship with Herediano.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Plenty to play for in competitive CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=plenty-to-play-for-in-competitive-concacaf-2741579.htmlWed, 02 Dec 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico, Ticos a cut above the CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-ticos-a-cut-above-the-concacaf-pack-2733568.html FIFA.com runs down all the action from CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday night, where Mexico and Costa Rica both won to keep their records perfect. ]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, USA eye more of the same]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-usa-eye-more-of-the-same-2732967.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Strong start for CONCACAF giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=strong-start-for-concacaf-giants-2732825.htmlMexico and USA started strong in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, while Canada, Panama and Costa Rica also picked up wins.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s elite enter the fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=concacaf-s-elite-enter-the-fray-2732099.html Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and a struggling USA all join in on CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 on Friday. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action ahead. ]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Borkowski's Haiti ready to take crucial first step]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=borkowski-s-haiti-ready-to-take-crucial-first-step-2709843.htmlThu, 08 Oct 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA hammer Haiti to continue Victory Tour]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=usa-hammer-haiti-to-continue-victory-tour-2679127.htmlUSA's Victory Tour to celebrate their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup™ title continued in style with an 8-0 victory against Haiti in Birmingham.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 22:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Lloyd leads World Cup queens past Haiti]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lloyd-leads-world-cup-queens-past-haiti-2678503.htmlFri, 18 Sep 2015 06:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=haiti-stroll-relief-for-reggae-boyz-2676622.html FIFA.com wraps up the action from Round Three of CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Jamaica only just avoided elimination while Canada and Haiti progressed with room to spare.]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jamaica, Haiti enter CONCACAF fray ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=jamaica-haiti-enter-concacaf-fray-2675066.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming third round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which is when Jamaica and Haiti are set to enter the competition fresh off of impressive Gold Cup campaigns.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[Nazon, Haiti’s unknown hero]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Duckens Nazon was not a particularly familiar name in the footballing world a month or so ago, but the Haiti forward's performances have lit up the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and FIFA.com caught up with Les Grenadiers' ​latest hero.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Hunt on for CONCACAF crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF celebrates Women’s Football Day in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=concacaf-celebrates-women-s-football-day-in-style-2608192.htmlFIFA.com looks back on CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day and the outstanding events the member associations in the region put on to support the continued development and growth of the game.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2607627.htmlSat, 23 May 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Wright stuff for USA?]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-wright-stuff-for-usa-2534249.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at USA phenom Haji Wright, getting set to take on CONCACAF's best in Honduras with a place at the U-17 World Cup on the line. ]]>Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw lights 2018 touch paper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-draw-lights-2018-touch-paper-2507377.htmlThe first qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region are now known, with some of the smallest competitors in the confederation set to take the pitch in March.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-and-concacaf-introduce-club-licensing-in-the-concacaf-region-2507080.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Russia begins in Miami]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=road-to-russia-begins-in-miami-2506304.htmlCONCACAF will enter the fray for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in March, with a draw in Miami for the region's early qualifying rounds scheduled for Thursday.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF contenders' sights on New Zealand]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-contenders-sights-on-new-zealand-2504176.htmlFIFA.com previews the battle regional supremacy at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, with four precious spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 up for grabs.]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Success stories help shape future of women’s football]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=success-stories-help-shape-future-of-women-s-football-2471093.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[CONCACAF octet aim for world stage]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=concacaf-octet-aim-for-world-stage-2456434.htmlTue, 14 Oct 2014 02:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Wyclef: We'll never forget this World Cup ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=wyclef-we-ll-never-forget-this-world-cup-2404175.htmlAhead of his performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony, Wyclef Jean spoke to FIFA.com, with some questions coming from @FIFAWorldCup followers, about what it means to be in Brazil at the global finals and his hopes for Haitian football.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=VIP interviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Facebook fans grill Yorke]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=facebook-fans-grill-yorke-2216173.htmlWhile on the Caribbean leg of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, FIFA ambassador Dwight Yorke took some time out to answer a few questions from fans posted on the tour’s official Facebook page.

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Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF team up in Cayman Islands]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-concacaf-team-cayman-islands-2208485.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 09:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Haiti eagerly awaits the arrival of the Trophy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=haiti-eagerly-awaits-the-arrival-the-fifa-world-cup-trophy-2204910.htmlFri, 25 Oct 2013 13:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA President opens FIFA Development Seminar in CONCACAF]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-president-opens-fifa-development-seminar-concacaf-2201764.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb and FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke today kicked-off a four-day FIFA Development Seminar in Grand Cayman.

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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to open development seminar in Cayman Islands]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-president-open-development-seminar-cayman-islands-2197988.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb will open a five-day FIFA seminar in Grand Cayman on Monday 21 October.

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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy jets off in style on the Caribbean leg of its worldwide Tour]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=the-fifa-world-cuptm-trophy-jets-off-style-the-caribbean-leg-its-worldwi-2181380.html After a successful launch e in Rio, with a bird’s eye view of the iconic Maracana, the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola jetted off to start its international tour by visiting Tahiti, Fiji and Vanuatu.

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:17:48 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Haiti’s road to recovery ]]>/news/y=2013/m=7/news=haiti-road-recovery-2140097.htmlFIFA.com and FIFA TV on a trip to Haiti, where football is helping the entire country regain hope following a devastating earthquake in January 2010.]]>Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Maurice hoping Haiti can reach last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Haiti striker Jean-Eudes Maurice spoke exclusively with FIFA.com ahead of their crucial Group B decider against El Salvador. 

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 21:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Honduras see off Haiti, T&T recover]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 09 Jul 2013 06:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[New-look Mexico, USA chase Gold Cup crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mexico will aim to make it three titles in a row when they kick off the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a tournament featuring a host of new faces and experimental line-ups.

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Sat, 06 Jul 2013 12:15:30 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Friendlies to test Brazil 2014 hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the slew of international friendlies slated from 28 May to 9 June.]]>Tue, 28 May 2013 19:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico juniors continue to dominate]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=mexico-juniors-continue-dominate-2061234.htmlSat, 20 Apr 2013 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Blatter plans Haitian development task force]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=4/news=blatter-plans-haitian-development-task-force-2059317.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2013 23:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Development tops agenda of Blatter’s CONCACAF trip]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=4/news=development-tops-agenda-blatter-concacaf-trip-2057240.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2013 08:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico lead U-17 pack in Panama]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=mexico-lead-pack-panama-2053363.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2013 12:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Mexico dominate New World four]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=mexico-dominate-new-world-four-2024240.htmlMon, 04 Mar 2013 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=11/news=month-fifa-development-october-2012-1940380.htmlFIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=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[Argentina climb third, Italy and Russia rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=11/news=argentina-climb-third-italy-and-russia-rise-1847063.htmlWed, 07 Nov 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Haiti’s ups and downs]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=10/news=haiti-ups-and-downs-1787837.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at how Haiti bounced back from missing out on Brazil 2014 and are now on their way up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:21:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News