<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 09 Apr 2014 13:52:00 GMTWed, 09 Apr 2014 13:52:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[McCarthy: The fans make World Cups]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com he reflects on them both.]]>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Germany survive scare, USA wield axe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action from a weekend in women's football that brought joy for the likes of Germany, England, France and Scotland, and ended with the dismissal of USA coach Tom Sermanni.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com ​takes a look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays, with a FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper, a combative French midfielder and a Swiss schemer all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Outfield players step in goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The history of football is full of examples with outfield players forced into pulling on goalkeeping gloves. FIFA.com looks at some of the most striking anecdotes from this rare occurrence.    

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[O’Sullivan: Irish are dreaming of Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Italy schedule Ireland friendly at Craven Cottage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have announced that Italy will face Republic of Ireland at Fulham's Craven Cottage in a pre-FIFA World Cup friendly on 31 May. 

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Keane enjoying O'Neill partnership]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Goals across Europe, two left Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s weekly review of women’s club football takes a look at a successful return to action for European champs Wolfsburg, upsets in the W-League’s penultimate weekend, plus the latest from Spain and Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Long bolsters Hull strike force]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[McGeady makes Everton switch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Republic of Ireland international winger Aiden McGeady has joined Everton from Spartak Moscow for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract.

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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[2013 in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[European domination in Season 2]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/newsid=2239797/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Three more players have booked their seats at the FIWC14 Grand Final in Rio de Janeiro after qualifying in Online Season 2.  

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014
<![CDATA[Keane, Cahill among MLS Best 11]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Irish forward Robbie Keane of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Australian midfielder Tim Cahill were named to Major League Soccer's Best 11 in the week leading up to the final between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake. 

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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2013
<![CDATA[Irwin: Giggs’ records are unbelievable]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Filan: I’d like to see Ronaldo win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his love of football, his support for Manchester United and Sligo Rovers and his view on who should win the FIFA Ballon d'Or.]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=News<![CDATA[American adventures decided by high drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls a final day of USA 1994 qualifying involving an 8.3-second goal, a heroic display from a debutant keeper, a number of crucial late strikes and a European heavyweight pressing the self-destruct button.]]>Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:15:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[Shutouts, silverware and continental kings]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[O'Neill: Keane will be brilliant]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/222/151/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill believes Roy Keane's appetite for football will make him an outstanding assistant second-in-command. 

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Sat, 09 Nov 2013 15:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neill and Keane team up for Ireland task]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Martin O'Neill has taken charge of the Republic of Ireland with Roy Keane as his assistant, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) confirmed on their Twitter feed. Their first game in charge will be Friday 15 November against Latvia.

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Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Title joy for Europe’s boys of summer ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports on Europe's summer leagues, with new champions already crowned in nations such as Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 20 Oct 2013 02:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Martinez upbeat over Gibson injury]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Everton's Gibson set for knee surgery]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson will undergo surgery after suffering a right knee injury in his country's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan. 

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com investigates.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[O'Shea scores in Republic of Ireland win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Republic of Ireland ended their FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over Kazakhstan courtesy of strikes from captain Robbie Keane and John O'Shea's first international goal in ten years.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Germany beat Irish to seal place]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low, Muller, Schurrle reflect on Germany win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Qualification scenarios explained]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With nine teams, as well as the hosts, having secured their place in Brazil for next summer's FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com takes a look at the eight sides that could be joining them on Friday.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Matthaus: Germany are better now than in 1990]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low: We want qualification on Friday]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[No quick return to Galaxy for Keane]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Republic of Ireland have rejected Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy's request to release captain Robbie Keane from the squad after their FIFA World Cup qualifier in Germany. 

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Bender, Reus to miss qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The German Football Federation announced Monday Sven Bender and Marco Reus will miss Germany's upcoming FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Republic of Ireland and Sweden to recover from recent injuries.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Bender a doubt for Ireland clash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Republic recall for exiled trio]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Siblings who went their separate ways ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There have been several cases of siblings choosing to represent different countries in football, and FIFA.com takes a look at a few examples of this phenomenon from past and present. 

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:22:58 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Predictably strong start for favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The major European women’s leagues halted domestic action at the weekend as the first round of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ qualifiers got underway. FIFA.com reviews the pick of the action thus far.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Ireland hire King as interim manager]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/981/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Noel King has been appointed as interim coach for the Republic of Ireland following Giovanni Trapattoni's firing earlier this month the Football Association of Ireland announced Monday.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Trapattoni and Ireland part ways]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left his post by mutual consent after five years in charge of the side, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Alaba sees Austria past Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An 84th-minute strike from David Alaba, the man whose goal defeated the Republic of Ireland in March, saw Austria slip past the Irish again with a 1-0 victory in Vienna, leaving the hosts alive, albeit barely, in Group C.

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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:32:03 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Svensson strikes to down Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden veteran Anders Svensson scored on his record-equalling 143rd appearance for Sweden to deal a blow to the Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for their first FIFA World Cup since 2002.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone