<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTWed, 29 Mar 2017 14:51:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-increase-lead-on-gritty-night-in-hex-2877978.htmlMexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-eye-american-scalp-t-t-face-el-tri-2877405.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-go-top-as-usa-t-t-rebound-2877279.htmlHexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-tri-ticos-clash-as-usa-start-fresh-2876615.htmlFIFA.com previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Americans back in the Arena]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=americans-back-in-the-arena-2876600.htmlUSA enters crucial matches in CONCACAF's Hexagonal round of Russia 2018 qualifying under the leadership of head coach Bruce Arena, who sits down with FIFA.com to talk about his second stint at the helm.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Korea Republic set to enjoy U-20 taster tournament]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=korea-republic-set-to-enjoy-u-20-taster-tournament-2876393.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[USA win maiden CONCACAF U-20 title]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=usa-win-maiden-concacaf-u-20-title-2874851.htmlUSA won their first ever CONCACAF U-20 title in a win on penalties against Honduras in the final. FIFA.com reviews the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Costa Rica 2017, where four sides booked tickets to Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[CONCACAF quartet set for Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=honduras-mexico-bound-for-korea-republic-2017-2869093.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 08:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Four tickets up for grabs in CONCACAF]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=four-tickets-up-for-grabs-in-concacaf-2867497.htmlTwelve teams will be playing for four spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 when the CONCACAF U-20 Championship kicks off in Costa Rica on 17 February. FIFA.com previews the qualifying tournament.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Ticos the toast of CONCACAF’s 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ticos-the-toast-of-concacaf-s-2016-2861378.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the year 2016, an eventful 12 months in which USA lost their coach and Costa Rica took dead aim at first place on the road to Russia.]]>Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[European veterans and Seleção success]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-veterans-and-selecao-success-2852562.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some entertainers in canary-yellow emulating ‘The Beautiful Team’ and an Iberian defying his age.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[USA despair, Panama hold Mexico ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-despair-panama-hold-mexico-2851203.htmlUSA were dismantled 4-0 in Costa Rica, leaving them in last place in the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal for Russia 2018. There was happier news for Panama, who drew with Mexico and Honduras righted their ship with a big win at home.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hex heavyweights back in the saddle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-heavyweights-back-in-the-saddle-2850225.htmlHexagonal openers on the road and will be eager to keep up the form on Matchday 2 of CONCACAF's final qualifying round for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Road warriors rampant in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=road-warriors-rampant-in-hex-2849396.htmlHexagonal are rare, making the opening day of the final round of qualifying for Russia 2018 all the more remarkable with three away victories.]]>Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hex on the horizon, cue Clasico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-on-the-horizon-cue-clasico-2848691.htmlFIFA.com previews all of the action on opening day of the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal with a focus on the clasico between USA and arch-rivals Mexico. 

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A summer to savour for Honduran starlet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=a-summer-to-savour-for-honduran-starlet-2848151.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Bureau of the FIFA Council takes a series of decisions concerning member associations]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-bureau-of-the-fifa-council-takes-a-series-of-decisions-concerning--2833769.htmlA series of decisions concerning the following member associations: Honduras, Guatemala and Zambia were taken today by the Bureau of the FIFA Council.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[USA, Honduras complete Hex ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=usa-honduras-complete-hex-2831177.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF trio join Mexico in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=concacaf-trio-join-mexico-in-hex-2830474.htmlSat, 03 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All-or-nothing time in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=all-or-nothing-time-in-concacaf-2824207.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the Russia 2018 qualifying action from around the CONCACAF zone on Friday night, where five spots are up for grabs in the final Hexagonal.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Beautiful game at its best in Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=beautiful-game-at-its-best-in-brazil-2823342.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which produced several memorable firsts - including Brazil's ultimate victory - as well as attractive attacking football and plenty of goals in the country that made the world's game beautiful.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil find redemption, make history at the Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-find-redemption-make-history-at-the-maracana-2823179.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the final matchday of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as Brazil won their first ever gold medal, Germany finished with their highest ever position with silver and Nigeria earned bronze.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Nigeria survive late Honduras fightback to win bronze]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-survive-late-honduras-fightback-to-win-bronze-2823063.htmlNigeria won bronze at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a 3-2 victory against Honduras in Belo Horizonte’s Estadio Mineirao.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Elis: A bronze medal would be historic for Honduras]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=elis-a-bronze-medal-would-be-historic-for-honduras-2823033.htmlAlberth Elis, one of the key components in the Honduras XI performing at Rio 2016, spoke to FIFA.com about his desire to bounce back from Los Catrachos' heavy defeat by Brazil and to make history by winning an Olympic medal – a potential first for Central American football. 

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's medal matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-medal-matches-2822878.htmlThe match officials for the medal matches of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Iranian referee Alireza Faghani taking charge of the final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Siasia: It’s not over yet]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=siasia-it-s-not-over-yet-2822812.htmlAhead of Nigeria's bronze medal match against Honduras, head coach Samson Siasia spoke with FIFA.com about their disappointing defeat to Germany and their optimism going into Saturday's game in Belo Horizonte.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Golden finale beckons for the hosts, Germany]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-finale-beckons-for-the-hosts-germany-2822817.htmlBrazil are one step away from a first Olympic gold medal at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, but Germany are looking to spoil the host nation's party at Rio 2016. Honduras and Nigeria will play for bronze in Belo Horizonte. FIFA.com previews all the action.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germans, hosts set up mouth-watering Maracana clash]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germans-hosts-set-up-mouth-watering-maracana-clash-2822732.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil breeze into final, Neymar makes history]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-makes-history-honduras-hit-for-six-2822582.htmlBrazil progressed to the final of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a commanding victory over Honduras in Rio de Janeiro.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's Luan making his mark]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-luan-making-his-mark-2822581.htmlA star of Brazil's wins over Denmark and Colombia, Luan speaks to FIFA.com about his rapid rise in the game and the opportunities offered by Rio 2016.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heavyweight three joined by surprise package]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heavyweight-three-joined-by-surprise-package-2822409.htmlFIFA.com previews the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, in which surprise package Honduras face up against three sides with a combined eight Olympic medals and nine FIFA World Cup wins.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's semi-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-semi-finals-2822332.htmlMon, 15 Aug 2016 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brilliant Buba behind historic Honduras]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brilliant-buba-behind-historic-honduras-2822142.htmlLos Catrachos' jubilant side were heaping praise on goalkeeper Luis Buba Lopez.]]>Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Defensive discipline produces final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=defensive-discipline-produces-final-four-2822115.htmlDefensive solidity was the order of matchday eight at the Olympic Football Tournaments, as Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Germany all kept clean sheets in their respective quarter-finals to progress to the last four.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Honduras make history with semi spot]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=honduras-make-history-with-semi-spot-2821969.htmlHonduras progressed to the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, guaranteeing their best-ever finish in the history of the competition, after beating Korea Republic 1-0 in Belo Horizonte.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Excitement in store with semi-finals in sight]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=excitement-in-store-with-semi-finals-in-sight-2821843.htmlThe quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament sees an all-South American encounter, a meeting between two European sides with unfinished business, a clash of footballing styles and cultures, and a tactical battle that should feature plenty of pace and explosiveness. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action.  

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's quarter-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-quarter-finals-2821682.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Lozano: History beckons for Honduras]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lozano-history-beckons-for-honduras-2821572.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Argentina pay penalty as Honduras progress]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=argentina-pay-penalty-as-honduras-progress-2821190.htmlHonduras repeated their feat of four years ago by making it to the quarter-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament after a 1-1 draw with Argentina in a match defined by spot-kicks.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Setbacks spurring on Argentina’s Calleri ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=setbacks-spurring-on-argentina-s-calleri-2820706.htmlJonathan Calleri speaks to FIFA.com about feeding off the frustration of an awkward start to 2016 that saw him forced into a move and, initially, dropped from Argentina's Rio 2016 squad.

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Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men