<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Neil: Brady is dynamic and has a fantastic left foot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[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[O'Neill: We're still in the group]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Martin O'Neill insists Ireland can still qualify for UEFA EURO 2016 despite their 1-1 draw with Scotland at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Hodgson: Sterling needs thicker skin]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2602148/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 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[Keane expects electric atmosphere]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Roy Keane says the Republic of Ireland need to pull the welcome mat from beneath Poland's feet if they are to take three points from a crucial UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier in Dublin on Sunday.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Low: We have to win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany coach Joachim Low is set to name a full-strength side for Sunday's clash at Georgia as the world champions look to get their UEFA EURO 2016 qualification back on track.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[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[Blanc: Roche's goal 'magnifique']]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=blanc-roche-s-goal-magnifique-2488159.htmlParis Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Friday hailed the spectacular goal by Irishwoman Stephanie Roche which now sees her challenging James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie for the FIFA Puskás Award as 'magnifique'.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:31:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=News
<![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[Strachan: It was an epic duel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gordon Strachan hailed his Scotland side after they edged a pulsating UEFA EURO 2016 duel with the Republic of Ireland in Glasgow, with Shaun Maloney grabbing the winner 15 minutes from time.

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Whittaker: Win not crucial to Scotland's chances]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Lightweights aim to plant more EURO blows]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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[Scotland pick Rangers prospect, recall Bardsley]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Stoke's Whelan out for several weeks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg, manager Mark Hughes said Thursday.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![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[O'Neill hails players after Germany draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:10:00 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[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[Low: We must focus on Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Draxler ruled out of Poland qualifier]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany midfielder Julian Draxler has been ruled out of his country's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Poland in Warsaw on Saturday with flu.

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Bellarabi's meteoric rise into Germany squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayer Leverkusen's attacking midfielder Karim Bellarabi capped a meteoric rise by being called up by world champions Germany for their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Republic of Ireland.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:52:00 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[Dunne calls time on Ireland career]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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