<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTMon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Quarter-finals taking shape]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Hilal, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Kashiwa Reysol and Lekhwiya completed half of the quarter-final picture of the AFC Champions League 2015 with narrow aggregate wins in the round of 16. 

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Tue, 26 May 2015 19:25:00 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[Osaka, Seongnam take strides towards quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An injury-time penalty rocked the AFC Champions League hopes of ten-man Guangzhou Evergrande as the Chinese side went down 2-1 to Seongnam in the last 16 first leg, while Gamba Osaka and Naft Tehran both also won their respective first legs.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Lekhwiya beat Sadd, agony for Hilal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lekhwiya took a step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2015 AFC Champions League with a 2-1 win over fellow Qatari side Al Sadd on Tuesday, while last year's runners-up and two-time champions Al Hilal slid to an agonising 1-0 defeat at the hands of Iranian outfit Persepolis.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:31:00 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[Qatar's Lekhwiya make last 16 as Buriram bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Qatar champions Lekhwiya advanced to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr on Wednesday, while earlier in East Asia, Gamba Osaka beat Seongnam FC 2-1 to reach the last 16 and dash the hopes of Buriram United, who went out despite thrashing Guangzhou R&F 5-0.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 19:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Cruel exit for Asian champions as Seoul sink Kashima]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Holders Western Sydney Wanderers were cruelly knocked out of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday when they beat favourites Guangzhou Evergrande but were undone by an injury-time winner elsewhere.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 18:59:00 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
<![CDATA[Former stars set for Portugal 2015 draw]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=former-stars-set-for-portugal-2015-draw-2594669.htmlFormer Portugal goalkeeper Vitor Baia and ex-France midfielder Christian Karembeu will be the stars of Tuesday’s final draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 in Espinho. 

 

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![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[Big names advance as holders flounder]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday in the AFC Champions League group stage as a host of big teams from across the continent secured qualification with room to spare.]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Kashiwa advance as Lekhwiya's hopes rise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Trio of former champions into last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guangzhou Evergrande, Suwon Bluewings, Al Ahli (KSA), Al Hilal and Al Sadd all advanced to the AFC Champions League last 16, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers' title defence was left hanging by a thread.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Asian frontrunners eye early progression]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action where a host of sides are aiming to secure progression to the knockout stage with a match to spare.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Iran set sights on Beach Soccer glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=iran-set-sights-on-beach-soccer-glory-2591021.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Iran’s celebrated Brazilian coach Marco Octavio and star striker Mohammad Ahmadzadeh as Team Melli seek to build upon a solid history at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and claim glory at Portugal 2015.]]>Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Raising the roof in Iran]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=raising-the-roof-in-iran-2590315.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a roof being raised in Tehran.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites stumble as strugglers bounce back ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at these enthralling encounters across Asia during the fourth matchday that saw six group leaders drop points as some strugglers regained hopes of progressing to the next round.]]>Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Takasaki stunner puts brakes on Guangzhou]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Kashima Antlers put Guangzhou Evergrande's AFC Champions League title bid on hold with a 2-1 home win, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against FC Seoul in Group H.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Qualification, survival in Asian heavyweights' sights ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Queiroz steps down as Iran boss]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/258/138/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Carlos Queiroz has stepped down as Iran coach after their 3-1 loss to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday night.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Cape Verde stun Portugal, Oranje beat La Roja]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde's shock 2-0 win over Portugal and the Netherlands' win against Spain in Amsterdam highlighted a busy day of international friendlies.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Oman crowned Asia’s sand kings ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=oman-crowned-asia-s-sand-kings-2580505.htmlMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Iran book their ticket to Portugal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=iran-book-their-ticket-to-portugal-2579806.htmlIran have booked their ticket to the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, joining Oman and Japan as Asia's final representative in Portugal.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Oman, Japan bound for the beach]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=oman-japan-bound-for-the-beach-2579579.htmlOman and Japan booked their spots at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 on Friday after winning their respective semi-finals at the 2015 AFC Beach Soccer Championship in Doha, Qatar.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt and Qatar shine in friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Lebanon coach out to sink his countrymen]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=lebanon-coach-out-to-sink-his-countrymen-2577833.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Asian contenders battle for Portugal berths]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=asian-contenders-battle-for-portugal-berths-2569006.htmlSun, 22 Mar 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Chinese duo cruise as old champs fall ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest AFC champions League action as a pair of Chinese clubs continue to impress, while there were mixed results for the various former champs at the halfway point of the group stage.]]>Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Evergrande win seven goal thriller, Wanderers held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Al Sadd crush Tashkent, Beijing Guoan beat Urawa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Qatar side Al Sadd thrashed Uzbekistan's Lokomotiv Tashkent 6-2, while Beijing Guoan made it three wins from three in their AFC Champions League Group G after defeating Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0, while Seongnam edged Guangzhou R&F 1-0 away in Group F. 

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015