<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 24 Jan 2015 04:12:00 GMTSat, 24 Jan 2015 09:04:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Mahmood: Panenka penalty was message]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iraq hero Younis Mahmood said he's dreaming of an incredible repeat AFC Asian Cup win after taking centre-stage once again as they reached the semi-finals in dramatic fashion.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Iraq shock Iran in thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Neighbours Iran, Iraq clash in quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran meet neighbours Iraq in a grudge match, while holders Japan take on Omar Abdulrahman and UAE in the second set of AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals. 

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Asian cruises, City woe and Sevilla glow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with disappointment for Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iran snatch top spot, Bahrain win late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Wins, losses but no draws as Asian Cup hits record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iran and UAE look to avoid Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Azmoun sends Iran into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iran start strong, UAE hit back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to You!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at those footballers celebrating a birthday this week, with a Mexican Olympic gold medal winner, a living legend of French football and an old Algerian star among those turning a year older.]]>Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Ghoochannejhad: There’ll be no excuses]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on his goal-scoring exploits at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, lays out expectations for the AFC Asian Cup and discusses the pressure on his shoulders.]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Queiroz laments Beikzadeh blow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asia's elite set for battle Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 16-nation 2015 AFC Asian Cup where continental supremacy and a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup go up for grabs.]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Five players to watch at Asian showpiece]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Getting to grips with the ‘gol olímpico’]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com tackles the history and curling dynamics of the so-called Olympic Goal, one of those rare strikes - with its roots in the 1920s - that flies in directly from a corner kick.]]>Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Germany conquer 2014, Belgium, Slovakia impress]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=germany-conquer-2014-belgium-slovakia-impress-2493791.htmlThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Strength of the collective key to progress for Asia, Oceania]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=strength-of-the-collective-key-to-progress-for-asia-oceania-2463936.htmlFri, 31 Oct 2014 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=giants-stumble-as-qatar-myanmar-make-history-2461244.htmlFIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=asian-aspirants-eye-world-stage-2454646.htmlWed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with an American gold medallist, a member of Les Bleus bound for Canada 2015, a diminutive Portuguese international, an Italian icon and many more all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR rout China PR, Nadeshiko held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Incheon Asian Games kicked off with Korea DPR routing China PR 3-0 in the men's competition, while holding women's champions Japan were held 0-0 by China PR.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Queiroz set to stay as Iran coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/878/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Daei sacked as Persepolis coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran legend Ali Daei has been sacked as coach of Tehran giants Persepolis and replaced by Hamid Derakhshan.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Iran Persian Gulf League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=afc-u16-championship-preview-2436368.htmlFri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ghoochannejhad makes surprise Kuwait move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Al Arabi move for Dejagah]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran winger Ashkan Dejagah has left Fulham for Qatari club Al Arabi after an undisclosed fee was agreed between both clubs.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Karimi draws curtain on glittering career]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil 2014's 100 club]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=brazil-2014-s-100-club-2400785.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup ‘not a lost cause’ for Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=world-cup-not-a-lost-cause-for-asia-2388232.htmlAsia is refusing to give up on FIFA World Cup™ success despite its worst performance in 24 years when the four teams did not manage a win between them. 

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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian media dissects quartet's World Cup performance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=asian-media-dissects-quartet-s-world-cup-performance-2387766.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Susic and Queiroz leave posts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=susic-and-queiroz-leave-posts-2387022.htmlSafet Susic steps down as coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Carlos Queiroz's contract is not renewed by Iran.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Contenders get chance to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muchos-minutos-para-los-candidatos-2386133-2386163.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi shares the spotlight as fates are decided]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-shares-the-spotlight-as-fates-are-decided-2386160.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Iran]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186464/match-report.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Arena Fonte Nova, blessed with goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=arena-fonte-nova-blessed-with-goals-2384795.htmlAfter hosting three 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ games, the Salvador stadium boasts the third highest number of goals scored in the tournament.

 

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[All to play for]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-2383477.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 14, which includes Nigeria-Argentina and Ecuador-France, with some quotes, information and a riveting flashback.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Queiroz: Bosnia game is our World Cup final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=queiroz-bosnia-game-is-our-world-cup-final-2384342.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Medunjanin: The support has been fantastic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=medunjanin-the-support-has-been-fantastic-2383938.html FIFA, while Vedad Ibisevic discusses Bosnia and Herzegovina's mission to go home on a high.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=dejagah-iran-will-be-going-for-goals-2382182.html FIFA.com about Iran's defensive foundations and the need for them to add attacking guile in their all-important final Group G match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 41-44]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-41-44-2382346.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi: We can play better]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-we-can-play-better-2380965.htmlArgentina have to improve and play to their full potential despite recording two group stage wins so far, says goal-scorer Lionel Messi after scraping a 1-0 victory over Iran in time added on.

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Milestones, records and celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=milestones-records-and-celebrations-2380818.htmlIt was another extraordinary day at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with some Messi magic, a record-equalling goal and a little brotherly love. 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Omeruo a rock for Nigeria]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=omeruo-a-rock-for-nigeria-2380467.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Romero, Argentina’s accidental hero]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=romero-argentina-s-accidental-hero-2380428.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi magic takes Argentina through]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186466/match-report.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 18:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Emenike: The pressure has to be there]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=emenike-the-pressure-has-to-be-there-2378931.htmlAfter a disappointing stalemate with Iran in their Group F opener, Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike explains to FIFA how the expectations of the 170 million people back home will be more intense than ever when they take on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Haghighi: Iran excel in tough situations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=haghighi-iran-excel-in-tough-situations-2379167.htmlIran's 0-0 draw with Nigeria gave goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi the chance to achieve two of his dreams. He chatted to FIFA.com about how he has his team-mates to thank, and how the prospect of facing Lionel Messi does not leave him tense or bothered.

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Sabella not sore over Messi criticism ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=sabella-messi-criticism-fine-by-me-2379693.htmlAlejandro Sabella believes Lionel Messi was right to go public with his criticism of the coach's tactics. Messi was unhappy Sabella played with five defenders in their FIFA World Cup opener. 

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[French youngsters continue to impress ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=french-youngsters-continue-to-impress-2379643.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™