<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 05 Aug 2015 21:10:00 GMTWed, 05 Aug 2015 23:17:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Celtic stand firm in Baku, Shakhtar progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scottish champions Celtic did just enough to progress from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 1-0 win on aggregate over Qarabag, while Shakhtar Donetsk eliminated Fenerbahce.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 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[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-sees-stars-emerge-serbia-sparkle-2652283.htmlFIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![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[Ronaldo, Lewandowski hit hat-tricks, Greece hit rock bottom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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<![CDATA[Germany smash records as Fiji's fairy tale ends]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-smash-records-as-fiji-miss-out-2621452.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Awoniyi brace sets up Germany showdown]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269554/match-report.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Barça-Juve: Five battles in three cities]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recaps their head-to-head history.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil advance, historic day for Fiji]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-brazil-advance-historic-day-for-fiji-2618819.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Brazil comeback confirms qualification ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269550/match-report.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Storck: Coaches are like teachers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=storck-coaches-are-like-teachers-2617772.htmlFIFA.com ahead of a challenging encounter with Brazil.]]>Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Goal records fall as giants flex muscles ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=goal-records-fall-as-giants-flex-muscles-2614340.htmlFIFA.com rounds up an exhilarating day of action at the U-20 World Cup in which Brazil, Germany and several other high scorers smashed records and thrilled spectators.]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Mighty Mervo sinks Korea DPR]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269562/match-report.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Stage set for future stars in New Zealand ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stage-set-for-future-stars-in-new-zealand-2609758.htmlFIFA.com previews the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 as some of the beautiful game’s future stars take their bow on the world stage over the next three weeks.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Merengue meridian in Glasgow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls Messrs Gento, Di Stefano and Puskas inspiring Real Madrid to arguably the greatest European Cup final performance in history.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 17:28:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[High-speed hat-tricks and timely trebles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=high-speed-hat-tricks-and-timely-trebles-2480211.htmlFIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game.]]>Sat, 16 May 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Real, United starlets make provisional Brazil squad]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=real-united-starlets-make-provisional-brazil-squad-2595414.htmlWed, 29 Apr 2015 22:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015 passes 100,000 in ticket sales]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=new-zealand-2015-passes-100-000-in-ticket-sales-2593142.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Kalmar looking for Iniesta inspiration]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=kalmar-looking-for-iniesta-inspiration-2579518.htmlHungary's Zsolt Kalmar speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his role model Andres Iniesta, his own development with RB Leipzig and his hopes for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Mitroglou missing from Greece squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Markarian: Greece need to attack more]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Greece coach Sergio Markarian said his side must play well on the attack and in defense if they are to move off the bottom of their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying group.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015: 100 days to go ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=new-zealand-2015-100-days-to-go-2525754.htmlThu, 19 Feb 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Draw sets stage for New Zealand 2015 ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=draw-sets-stage-for-new-zealand-2015-2522220.htmlTue, 10 Feb 2015 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Blatter mourns Buzanszky passing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In a letter to the President of the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) Sandor Csanyi, FIFA President Blatter has noted his sadness at the passing of Jeno Buzanszky, the last of the famed 'Magical Magyars' Hungary team of the 1950s.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:20:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Jeno Buzanszky, last of the Mighty Magyars, dies at 89]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jeno Buzanszky, the last surviving member of Hungary's formidable 1950s national football team, died Sunday aged 89 after a long illness, his family announced to local media.

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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[The night Wolves]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls Wolverhampton Wanderers' stunning upset of Honved in a game which gave birth to floodlit football and provoked the inception of the European Cup.]]>Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:54:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Dardai to stay on as Hungary coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Hungary international Pal Dardai will stay on as his country's coach after leading the team to two wins and a draw in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers, the national football association said.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2474697.htmlSat, 15 Nov 2014 10:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Germany labour as Ronaldo sets goal record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany laboured to a 4-0 win over Gibraltar, Cristiano Ronaldo became the tournament's all-time leading scorer, and Scotland edged the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying. 

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The thirteen flags of the EURO for Europe]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=the-thirteen-flags-of-the-euro-for-europe-2456405.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows the host cities' presentation for a ground-breaking event.]]>Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[O'Neill: It's a learning curve]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=o-neill-it-s-a-learning-curve-2443459.html​FIFA.com ​about his side's rise in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their positive UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying result against Hungary and his hopes for the coming games.]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Remembering the Golden Head of Hungary]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the striker who was known as 'Golden Head'.]]>Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:36:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[London to host EURO 2020 final]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/191/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Hungary sack Pinter, bring in Dardai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hungary sacked coach Attila Pinter on Thursday after only five games in charge following defeat against Northern Ireland in the first round of qualifying for the UEFA EURO 2016.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hungary's Vernes signs for Mariners]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Young Germans claim continental crown]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=young-germans-claim-continental-crown-2414758.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the next generation of German superstars after the U-19 side were crowned continental champions less than three weeks after the senior Mannschaft saw off Argentina in the Maracana.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Hungary, Serbia reach New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=hungary-serbia-reach-new-zealand-2015-2408124.htmlHungary and Serbia have filled Europe's final two qualifying spots for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 on Friday after Portugal, Austria, Germany and Ukraine secured their passage earlier in the week.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Quartet book ticket to New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=austria-qualified-for-new-zealand-2015-2407418.htmlAustria, Germany, Portugal and Ukraine sealed passage to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 after the first day of the final tournament of UEFA's European U-19 Championship in Hungary on Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Europe's young elite eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=europe-s-young-elite-eye-world-stage-2406272.htmlFri, 18 Jul 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Five memorable World Cup semi-finals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=five-memorable-world-cup-semi-finals-2401193.htmlMon, 07 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The World Cup's hat-trick kings]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-world-cup-s-hat-trick-kings-2399906.html​FIFA.com ​tells their story.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™