<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 15 Sep 2016 18:41:00 GMTTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:44:09 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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
<![CDATA[Portugal recover after quick Catrachos start]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=portugal-recover-after-quick-catrachos-start-2820251.htmlPortugal secured their second win of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, and strengthened their position in Group D, following a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Honduras in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Stadium. 

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 20:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Quioto: This is beyond my wildest dreams]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=quioto-this-is-beyond-my-wildest-dreams-2819837.htmlRomell Quioto, scorer of Honduras's first goal at Rio 2016 in their 3-2 win over Algeria, tells FIFA.com why he is relishing every second of his Olympic experience.

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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Honduras hold on despite Algerian onslaught]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=honduras-hold-on-despite-algerian-onslaught-2819513.htmlHonduras began their Olympic Football Tournament campaign in positive fashion with a slim 3-2 victory against Algeria at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with Romell Quioto, Marcelo Pereira and Antony Lozano on the scoresheet for Los Catrachos.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Ait-Atmane: We’re ready to get results]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ait-atmane-we-re-ready-to-get-results-2813134.htmlAhead of Rio 2016, Algeria midfielder Rachid Ait-Atmane spoke to FIFA.com about his goals for the tournament, his side’s group-phase opponents and his future objectives with club and country.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2792733.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Colombia field set as trio book tickets]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-field-set-as-trio-book-tickets-2790512.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 22:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Mexico through to Hex as USA rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-through-to-hex-as-usa-rebound-2773275.html FIFA.com recaps the action from Tuesday night in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Mexico became the first team to qualify for the final Hexagonal round and USA got back on track with a big win. ]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA under pressure as CONCACAF contenders meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-under-pressure-as-concacaf-s-contenders-meet-again-2772833.htmlFIFA.com previews the Tuesday qualifying action in CONCACAF, where Mexico are flying high and USA have found themselves in a sorry state of affairs. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico alone on top, USA adrift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-alone-on-top-usa-adrift-2772546.html FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday's CONCACAF Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018, where Mexico are flying high and USA are down in the dumps. ]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, Costa Rica keen to stay perfect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-costa-rica-keen-to-stay-perfect-2771841.html FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 3 of Round Four on CONCACAF's long road to Russia 2018, where Mexico and Costa Rica are eager to maintain their unblemished records. ]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF organise successful club licensing seminar in Panama]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-concacaf-organise-successful-club-licensing-seminar-in-panama-2757381.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News