<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Apr 2017 07:41:00 GMTFri, 28 Apr 2017 12:05:08 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Favourites get the job done]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=favourites-get-the-job-done-2880991.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Iran edge Mexico in opener]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392007/match-report.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 21:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Ahmadzadeh: Iran are aiming for the semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ahmadzadeh-iran-are-aiming-for-the-semis-2880331.html FIFA.com about the upcoming Beach Soccer World Cup, his experiences of previous editions and the team's big ambitions for the Bahamas.]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[History and milestones mark Asia’s road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=history-and-milestones-mark-asia-s-road-to-france-2879510.htmlFIFA.com reviews a landmark round of FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ qualifiers in Asia where there were several debutants and at least one major casualty.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Shutouts, scorers and the first guests at the party]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=shutouts-scorers-and-the-first-guests-at-the-party-2878295.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with Iranian impregnability and Brazilian bliss.]]>Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-eye-early-qualification-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2877457.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's matchday in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018, where the jostling for a ticket to the world stage continues to intensify heading into the home straight. ]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio move clear as underdogs triumph ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=trio-move-clear-as-underdogs-triumph-2876611.htmlFIFA.com looks back on all the action.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Revenge on the menu in return legs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=revenge-on-the-menu-in-return-legs-2876610.htmlFIFA.com previews Thursday's Russia 2018 qualifiers in Asia as the 12 remaining contenders enter the second half of their group schedule with all to play for.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigeria prepare for return to world stage]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=nigeria-prepare-for-return-to-world-stage-2876612.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Nigeria captain Isiaka Olawale ahead of his fourth appearance at a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas next month.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Iran cruise to second Asian title on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-cruise-to-second-asian-title-on-sand-2875647.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from seven days of competition on the beach sands of Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Iran, UAE and Japan claim Bahamas tickets]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-uae-and-japan-claim-bahamas-tickets-2875610.htmlSat, 11 Mar 2017 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Seven-goal thriller sends Saudis to USA 1994]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=seven-goal-thriller-sends-saudis-to-usa-1994-814858.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a dramatic and goal-filled World Cup qualifier which sent Saudi Arabia to USA 1994, and catapulted them to a position of prominence in the region.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls ready to battle in Malaysia]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=asian-hopefuls-ready-to-battle-in-malaysia-2869204.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[A new World Cup chapter for Iran’s Jahanbakhsh ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-new-world-cup-chapter-for-iran-s-jahanbakhsh-2868751.htmlFIFA.com about his FIFA World Cup memories and experiences as a fan and a player, and assesses the team's prospects of qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Checking the map to Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=checking-the-map-to-korea-republic-2017-2860773.htmlAs the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 gets ever shorter, an assessment of the path trodden, and what lies ahead, seems in order. FIFA.com takes a look at the story of qualifying from the year gone by and what’s still yet to come in 2017.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[All to play for in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-to-play-for-in-asia-2861361.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2855241.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian titans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mixed-results-for-asian-titans-2850756.htmlIt proved to be a mixed night for Asia’s top four teams who represented the continent at Brazil 2014, as the third round of qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia reached the midway mark.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Koo: Kim wrote the script for my winner]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=koo-kim-wrote-the-script-for-my-winner-2850950.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pivotal encounters loom large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pivotal-encounters-loom-large-in-asia-2850167.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the fifth matchday in Round 3 of FIFA World Cup qualifying across Asia, with some crucial match-ups looming as the groups begin to take shape at the midway point.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Queiroz's Iran close in on history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=queiroz-s-iran-close-in-on-history-2847751.html FIFA.com looks at the Russia 2018 qualifying success and FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking rise of Iran, who are on course to qualify for successive FIFA World Cups for the first time.

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Seventh time lucky for Japan]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=seventh-time-lucky-for-japan-2847212.htmlMon, 31 Oct 2016 02:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2847179.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

 

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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian quartet book Korea 2017 tickets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=saudi-arabia-book-their-ticket-to-korea-2845620.htmlMon, 24 Oct 2016 16:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil climb to close in on Argentina]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=10/news=germany-brazil-climb-to-close-in-on-argentina-2844703.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been a reshuffle on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking podium as Germany and Brazil moved into second and third respectively.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Lozano: Colombia 2016 is a turning point]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=lozano-colombia-2016-is-a-turning-point-2844983.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Strugglers bounce back as Iran, Saudi Arabia go clear ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=strugglers-bounce-back-as-iran-saudi-arabia-go-clear-2842485.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at matchday four across Asia's third round of FIFA World Cup qualifying on the road to Russia 2018, with Iran seeing off Korea Republic after Japan and Australia shared the spoils in Melbourne.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Women’s coaching workshop shines light on bright future]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=women-s-coaching-workshop-shines-light-on-bright-future-2842312.htmlMon, 10 Oct 2016 16:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Titans re-unite as Asian derbies loom large]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-re-unite-as-asian-derbies-loom-large-2842110.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, headlined by two major derbies.]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Debuts, droughts and French Gs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=debuts-droughts-and-french-gs-2841759.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American keeper and surprising droughts for Paraguay and Spain.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Syria reignite hopes as trio clinch hard-fought wins ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=syria-reignite-hopes-as-trio-clinch-hard-fought-wins-2840628.htmlAsia's titanic trio - Iran, Japan and Korea Republic - all prevailed with hard-fought victories in AFC third round qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, while brave Syria salvaged a lifeline after overcoming hosts China PR 1-0.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Asian underdogs out to avenge past defeats]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=asian-underdogs-out-to-avenge-past-defeats-2838442.htmlFIFA.com previews the third matchday in Asia's final stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying with some familiar match-ups in store.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 03:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Vote for your favourite goal of Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=vote-for-your-favourite-goal-of-colombia-2016-2839307.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw some superb strikes that will stay in the memory of all who witnessed them live. But which was the most outstanding? Watch the ten goals and choose which one, in your opinion, was the very best?

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Iraq headline Asian quartet bound for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=quartet-through-as-iraq-crowned-in-asia-2839144.htmlFIFA.com reviews the AFC U-16 Championship as four Asian sides among a 16-team field battled for a ticket to India 2017.]]>Mon, 03 Oct 2016 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[A first for Argentina and fond farewells]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-first-for-argentina-and-fond-farewells-2839040.htmlLa Albiceleste twice hit back within seconds of Russia scoring, while their strong defence was also fundamental in ensuring the win.]]>Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Gold for Wilhelm, silver for Lima]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=gold-for-wilhelm-silver-for-lima-2839054.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 witnessed stunning performances by renowned names and the emergence of a new crop of talents. FIFA.com rounds up the individual award winners. 

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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Iran finish third after penalty shootout win ]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276092/match=300357677/match-report.htmlSat, 01 Oct 2016 19:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Javid caught between pride and frustration]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=javid-caught-between-pride-and-frustration-2837493.htmlFIFA.com ​spoke to the disconsolate yet proud Mahdi Javid after Iran were defeated 4-3 by Russia in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup.]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Russia outlast Iran to make final]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/match-report.htmlWed, 28 Sep 2016 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[The small things for Russia’s Lima]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-small-things-for-russia-s-lima-2837177.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Giantkillers go head-to-head]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/preview.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016