<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTWed, 30 Mar 2016 12:15:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neills relishing landmark EURO challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/277/048/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears from the respective managers as they ahead to June's UEFA EURO.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2769879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get a scientific look at Leicester City's impact on the city, Jetro Willems takes a rather humourous approach to picking his dream five-a-side team and Gianluigi Buffon's latest achievement is given the Star Wars treatment.]]>Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=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[All to play for in France, Italy, Spain]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=all-to-play-for-in-france-italy-spain-2764520.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there were vastly contrasting fortunes for the leading pack in France, Spain and Italy, as well as Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ireland's women making massive strides]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=ireland-s-women-making-massive-strides-2763511.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Republic of Ireland women's head coach Sue Ronan and veteran goalkeeper Emma Byrne to discuss the growth of women's football in the Emerald Isle.]]>Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neill: Keane partnership has been a joy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016, beating the world champions, the decision to appoint Roy Keane as his assistant and the evolution of the job of manager.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2746477.htmlIn the latest installment of our weekly feature, we hear from coaches about the UEFA EURO 2016 draw, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Dante debate the severity of a foul, Jari Litmanen looks on the bright side of never appearing at a FIFA World Cup and much more.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Roche: Lloyd is the best]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=roche-lloyd-is-the-best-2741487.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 05:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2721197.htmlFIFA.com sends fond wishes Kurt Zouma, Denis Irwin, Doris Fitschen, Erik Jendrisek and the many others who are among those celebrating a birthday this week.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Roche recaps rollercoaster ride]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=roche-recaps-rollercoaster-ride-2710653.htmlFIFA.com about the incredible two years since her stunning strike, which has led to global fame, disappointment in the USA and a new home in England.]]>Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:57:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2710856.htmlSun, 11 Oct 2015 16:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=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[European elite eye global summit]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-elite-eye-global-summit-2602148.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Holders reign ends, silverware on offer]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=holders-reign-ends-silverware-on-offer-2594897.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club news with the UEFA Women’s Champions League finalists determined, a dramatic finale on offer in Germany, plus glory elsewhere across the Old Continent.]]>Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2594092.htmlThis week we feature an two-time FIFA World Cup veteran from Korea Republic, an Argentinian coach, a Mexican midfielder, an Italian centre-back and others all celebrating a birthday.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2591639.htmlOur weekly feature highlights Lewis Holtby's confrontation with Hamburg supporters, Luis Suarez's incredible love story with his now-wife Sofia Balbi, Roberto Mancini's recollection of a special moment after he won the Premier League title with Manchester City and more.]]>Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Best of third confirmed for Munich]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=best-of-third-confirmed-for-munich-2590367.htmlThe four best players to finish a season in third place during online qualification have confirmed their seats at the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015 Grand Final!

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2581766.htmlSat, 04 Apr 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar names reign in Europe, Japan’s new season blossoms ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=familiar-names-reign-in-europe-japan-s-new-season-blossoms-2580425.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest women’s club football news where spring has brought a new season in Japan, while a familiar quartet won their way into the UEFA Women’s Champions League last-four.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2579574.htmlFeaturing the WWE, the perfect boyfriend, warming toilet seats, a terrible dancer, a FIFA Ballon d'Or hopeful, silly nicknames and much more!

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2564732.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 23:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Coyle: Coaches should learn foreign languages]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of Major League Soccer's landmark 20th season, FIFA.com spoke with new Houston Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle about his fresh challenge and the importance of language in football. 

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015
<![CDATA[Roche makes a dash for Houston]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=roche-makes-a-dash-for-houston-2525666.htmlThu, 19 Feb 2015 00:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Swedish Idol hoping to take centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to the midfielder about the challenges he faces in trying to reach the top in both professions.]]>Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Allsvenskan 2014 <![CDATA[Roche goes solo in the Puskás Award ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=roche-goes-solo-in-the-puskas-award-2477064.htmlMon, 24 Nov 2014 07:42:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Klinsmann calls in veterans, fresh faces for USA friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 25-man squad for the Americans' friendlies against Colombia and Republic of Ireland, with a mix of fresh faces and veterans representing the Stars and Stripes.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[FIFA goalkeepers' summit analyses latest trends]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=fifa-goalkeepers-summit-analyses-latest-trends-2460950.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Icons eclipsed as Germans misfire]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=icons-eclipsed-as-germans-misfire-2457281.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, alongside Germany's shooting struggles and Liverpool somehow defending their Women's Super League crown.]]>Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 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[Argentina, USA excel on the road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports on a night of international friendly action that brought morale-boosting victories for the likes of Argentina, England, Russia and USA.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=News<![CDATA[Outfield players step in goal]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=outfield-players-step-goal-2305286.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the most striking anecdotes from this rare occurrence.    ]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Finale looms Stateside, fresh ambitions in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=8/news=finale-looms-stateside-fresh-ambitions-in-europe-2427362.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest domestic club action in the women’s game with the championship decider set in the USA, while there is a look at the latest from Sweden, Norway and Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals brings joy in July]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=7/news=live-your-goals-brings-joy-in-july-2409579.htmlAlthough July was dominated by the 2014 World Cup, it was an extremely eventful month for women’s football, with a total of 18 Live Your Goals festivals held around the globe.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Live Your Goals thrives under summer skies]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=live-your-goals-thrives-under-summer-skies-2384787.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 07:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Norway and England stride on, Morgan stars on return]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=norway-and-england-stride-on-morgan-stars-on-return-2378378.htmlFIFA.com reviews midweek women’s international action from three continents led by Alex Morgan’s crucial contribution as USA held off an impressive France, while the race for Canada 2015 continues to intensity in Europe.]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Swiss dominate Euro headlines, USA open new era]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=swiss-dominate-euro-headlines-usa-open-new-era-2373471.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the weekend international action in women’s football headlined by an historic breakthrough for Switzerland amid a heavy schedule of European matches, while USA have continued their winning home form.]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Final line-up named for the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=final-line-up-named-for-the-fifa-interactive-world-cup-grand-final-2355080.htmlFri, 06 Jun 2014 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2340641.htmlSun, 18 May 2014 09:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News