<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTTue, 10 Oct 2017 22:57:12 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125.htmlFrance and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-today-2912464.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the various permutations as a host of nations joust on the final day of Russia 2018 group-stage qualifying in Europe.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[France edge closer as Sweden, Belgium break records]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-edge-closer-as-sweden-belgium-break-records-2911442.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Favourites triumph; a record and a milestone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-triumph-a-record-and-a-milestone-2894097.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[South American superstars and calcio’s new cape]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-american-superstars-and-calcio-s-new-cape-2891983.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Spain and Turkey secure India berths]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=spain-and-turkey-secure-india-berths-2883829.htmlFri, 12 May 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hidegkuti’s historic header]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hidegkuti-s-historic-header-2869025.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Nandor Hidegkuti helping Hungary into the 1954 Final.

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Dominant Azzurri retain their crown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=dominant-azzurri-retain-their-crown-2866627.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1938 Final, with Italy and Giovanni Ferrari on the attack against Hungary.

 

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Upsets avoided as Belgium hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=upsets-avoided-as-belgium-hit-eight-2850266.htmlGoals poured down in Brussels and Faro as Belgium and Portugal both cruised to victories. FIFA.com recaps the latest happenings in Europe’s race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Bern braces itself for Switzerland 1954 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=bern-braces-itself-for-switzerland-1954-2846410.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows organisers in 1954 calculating crowd capacity at Bern’s Wankdorf Stadium.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444.htmlFIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305.htmlThe big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=euro-finalists-disappoint-as-belgium-and-greece-dominate-2831121.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Guttmann, the serial winner whose curse endures]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=guttmann-the-serial-winner-whose-curse-endures-2823845.htmlThirty five years ago world football lost Bela Guttman, and FIFA.com takes a look back at the legendary coach's career and some of his most memorable moments.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Simoes remembers ’66 and Eusebio’s lucky No13]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=simoes-remembers-66-and-eusebio-s-lucky-no13-2811319.htmlFIFA.com half a century later about playing in some standout games, and alongside Eusebio.]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[France fight back, Germany and Belgium lay down markers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/390/6/index.htmlThere were no shocks in store in the second set of UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 fixtures, with all three pre-match favourites getting the job done to progress to the quarter-finals.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Iceland and Republic of Ireland make history in dramatic finale]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/333/4/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tense and dramatic conclusion to the UEFA EURO 2016 group-stage as Iceland and Republic of Ireland advanced in spectacular fashion, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic exited the international stage in underwhelming fashion.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Belgium back on track, all to play for in Group F]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/257/4/index.htmlWe review the latest matchday at UEFA EURO 2016, with Belgium returning to form, Iceland and Hungary involved in a stalemate and Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the headlines once more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=week-quotes-roy-keane-cristiano-ronaldo-elmo-fuchs-david-villa-2802381.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Roy Keane threatening to kick players, Sesame Street’s Elmo confused about how the offside rule works, Christian Fuchs prepares to take on Cristiano Ronaldo, Lars Lagerback dampens expectations for Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016 and more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Kiraly: I’m a keeper, not a model]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/192/3/index.htmlHungary’s debut outing at UEFA EURO 2016 against Austria in Bordeaux on Tuesday was an occasion made all the more special by the fact it had been 30 long years since their previous appearance at a major international competition.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Shocks, shots and a super sub]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=shocks-shots-and-a-super-sub-2801797.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the statistical highlights of the week from the ongoing UEFA EURO and Copa America.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Outsiders hold firm on day of surprises]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/178/4/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over Tuesday’s UEFA EURO 2016 action where two old rivals met, while Iceland made a long-awaited debut.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Nemeth: We're full of hope]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/216/3/index.html FIFA.com about the Magyars' return to the big time at UEFA EURO 2016 and their chances of success in France.]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 13:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Born-again Gera relishing another resurgence]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/278/991/0/index.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Zoltan Gera opens up about his troubled childhood, how football helped change his life for the better and the prospect of playing at UEFA EURO 2016 with Hungary at age 37. 

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Thu, 05 May 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Storck: We've achieved something too]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/278/123/3/index.htmlThirty years after they last appeared at a major tournament, Hungary are set to grace this summer's UEFA EURO 2016. FIFA.com spoke to national team coach Bernd Storck about dealing with the expectations of the past and the team’s goals for the future. 

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[The moments before the Miracle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-moments-before-the-miracle-2780952.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1954 Final, forever remembered as 'The Miracle of Bern'.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Palestine push up, Rwanda sting and Hungary rejoice]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=2/news=palestine-push-up-rwanda-sting-and-hungary-rejoice-2763523.htmlWith the current 20 best-ranked teams yet to play an A-game in 2016, the top 18 positions remain unchanged for the February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Kiraly: Qualifying was worth the wait]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/274/581/8/index.htmlFIFA.com about his long wait to play in a major tournament, the secret to his longevity and, of course, those distinctive grey tracksuit bottoms.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Belgium and Turkey claim awards, Hungary return]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=belgium-and-turkey-claim-awards-hungary-return-2741598.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Predators, patience and legends’ landmarks]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=predators-patience-and-legends-landmarks-2733665.htmlWed, 18 Nov 2015 10:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2732640.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from Germany coach Joachim Low after the tragic attacks in Paris, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Louis van Gaal, two Bayern Munich men, an Olympic gold medalist, Cristiano Ronaldo and much more.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Miracle of Berne]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=4/news=the-miracle-bern-1194196.htmlJuly fourth 1954 is a big date in football history, when the underdog Germans humbled Hungary to become world beaters in an upset for the ages.

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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:49:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland ™
<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2667948/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=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[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mali’s magician Traore nets top honour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=mali-s-magician-traore-nets-top-honour-2651545.htmlWe review the award-winners at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, with Mali's Adama Traore taking top honours with the adidas Golden Ball while Ukraine's Viktor Kovalenko ended up with the adidas Golden Boot.

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Sub Saponjic is Serbia's saviour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sub-saponjic-is-serbia-s-saviour-2645689.html

After scoring a crucial late equaliser for Serbia against Hungary at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Ivan Saponjic caught up with FIFA.com to discuss his impact as a supersub and his country's hopes in the quarter-finals. 

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Penalty heroes emerge amid late drama]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=penalty-heroes-emerge-amid-late-drama-2645506.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Late own goal steers Serbia through]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271600/match=300269513/match-report.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Four-goal Mervo revelling in new role]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=four-goal-mervo-revelling-in-new-role-2627932.htmlFIFA.com about his football heroes and the change in position that has seen him become one of the scoring sensations of the U-20 World Cup.]]>Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015