<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTFri, 29 Jan 2016 17:49:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[World Cup to boost Jordan's women's football pioneers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=world-cup-to-boost-jordan-s-women-s-football-pioneers-2744733.htmlTue, 15 Dec 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR pip Japan to Asian title]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=korea-dpr-pip-japan-to-asian-title-2733005.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, which concluded on Sunday with Korea DPR edging Japan to the continental title and sent the two finalists to next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Referees and assistant referees selected]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=referees-and-assistant-referees-selected-2731609.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Morace's Iranian mission]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=morace-s-iranian-mission-2719079.htmlFIFA.com catches up with former Italy and Canada coach Carolina Morace about her recent trip to Tehran for a FIFA Development course and the specificities of women's football.]]>Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Heavyweight trio seal semi-final return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC Champions League quarter-final second legs, with a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 now within reach for the four semi-finalists.

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Last-four berths beckon in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=
Jeonbuk Motors and Gamba Osaka have all to play for in their AFC Champions League quarter-final second leg match this week, while Guangzhou Evergrande and Al Hilal have convincing advantages in their ties. FIFA.com previews the last-eight, second leg fixtures.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Japan reign supreme as trio progress]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=japan-reign-supreme-as-trio-progress-2674007.htmlJapan reclaimed the AFC U-19 Women's Championship with a breath-taking 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Korea DPR, a tournament that also saw the champions, the runners-up and Korea Republic, who took third, all secure spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Hilal, Guangzhou on the brink of semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Former champs take centre stage in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this and the other last-eight fixtures.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[European trio win through with Tahiti]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-trio-win-through-with-tahiti-2665689.htmlThe semi-final line-up at Portugal 2015 was decided on a thrilling Thursday afternoon in Espinho, with Russia teeing up an intriguing tie with hosts Portugal and Italy booking a last-four slot against Tahiti. FIFA.com reviews all the quarter-final action.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti edge Iran, meet Italy in semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273821/match=300318424/match-report.htmlTahiti defeated Iran 5-4 in a closely-fought, back-and-forth quarter-final in Espinho to set up a meeting with Italy in the semi-finals at Portugal 2015.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil and Iran safely through, Tahiti end Russia's run]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-and-iran-safely-through-tahiti-end-russia-s-run-2664523.htmlThe reigning world champions were shocked and eight qualified nations learned the fate that awaits them in the quarter-finals. FIFA.com reviews another enthralling day on the sands of Espinho.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Iran clinch quarters spot, Mexico head home]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318430/match-report.htmlIran held off a spirited Mexican fightback to win their Group C clash 3-2 and secure a place in the knockout stages, eliminating Mexico in the process.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portugal, Japan win through to quarters]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-japan-win-through-to-quarters-2664082.htmlHosts Portugal put on a show in Espinho against Argentina, while Japan edged Senegal. FIFA.com reviews day five at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Russia and Tahiti march on]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-tahiti-march-on-2663640.htmlRussia and Tahiti both secured spots in the quarter-finals, while Brazil moved to the brink of a place in the next round after a close match with Iran. FIFA.com looks back on another memorable day at Portugal 2015.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Brazil edge valiant Iran]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318420/match-report.htmlSun, 12 Jul 2015 18:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia eye next round, pressure on Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-eye-next-round-pressure-on-spain-2663245.htmlFIFA.com ​previews the second round of matches in Groups C and D of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 which promise, for the most part, to be both tight and highly charged.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Fighting spirit and Hosseini heroics drive Iran forward]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fighting-spirit-and-hosseini-heroics-drive-iran-forward-2663067.htmlAfter a superb display against Spain helped his side to a dramatic victory, Iran goalkeeper Peyman Hosseini believes they cannot take their foot off the pedal with Brazil and Mexico still to face.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Brazil buck the trend on day of close contests]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-buck-the-trend-on-day-of-close-contests-2662942.htmlBrazil's 5-1 thrashing of Mexico was the most emphatic scoreline on the second day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, which had previously featured a number of close-run results.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Iran comeback stuns Spain ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318433/match-report.htmlIran came from behind to beat Spain 6-5 in one of the tightest and most entertaining matches at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup thus far.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Who will take the crown at Portugal 2015?]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=who-will-take-the-crown-at-portugal-2015-2661073.htmlThe eighth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup gets under way in Portugal on Thursday 9 July, with fans around the globe already starting to make their predictions as to who will lift the trophy. And we at FIFA.com would like to hear them.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=star-studded-team-lists-revealed-2660346.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Helmke: A German midfielder in Cairo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks to journeyman professional Hendrik Helmke, who has been playing regularly for Egyptian giants Al Ahly.]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Surprises abound as last-eight line-up completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 May 2015 06:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Hosts eye progression as last-eight beckons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over this week’s AFC Champions League action where the quarter-finalists will be determined.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 06:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Japan pair shine as K-League trio disappoint]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the opening to the AFC Champions League knockout stage with the race for a quarter-final berth still very much alive in all eight ties.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Past winners eye last-16 success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action as the knockout stages commence with seven nations represented.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 07:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Octet advance as last-16 field completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the final action in the AFC Champions League group stage where Korea Republic teams remained perfect, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers unluckily crashed out.]]>Thu, 07 May 2015 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Eight slots up for grabs across Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s final group-stage matches in the AFC Champions League where half of the tickets to the knockout stage remain on offer.]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Enticing draw excites expectant finalists]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=enticing-draw-excites-expectant-finalists-2595257.htmlFollowing Tuesday’s draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, FIFA.com gauged the reactions of coaches and captains.

 

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portugal & Japan in opener, Brazil face Mexico]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=portugal-japan-in-opener-brazil-face-mexico-2594913.html

Tuesday’s draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 revealed who will face who in the group phase of the competition, which takes place on 9-19 July.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[RELIVE the Beach Soccer World Cup draw]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=sorteio-do-mundial-de-beach-soccer-ao-vivo-2594703-2594763.htmlThe draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 took place in the host resort of Espinho on Tuesday and was streamed live at FIFA.com

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015