<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 27 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTSun, 27 Nov 2016 08:58:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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.

]]>
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.

]]>
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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™<![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.

]]>
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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.

]]>
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.

 

]]>
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.

]]>
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.

]]>
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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™<![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™<![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.

]]>
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.

]]>
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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™<![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?

]]>
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. 

]]>
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<![CDATA[Esmaeilpour, Iran’s man for the occasion]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=esmaeilpour-iran-s-man-for-the-occasion-2836923.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 04:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Asian quartet qualify for India 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iran-the-first-to-qualify-for-india-2836702.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 14:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Russia and Iran reach semis on day of revenge and drama]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=russia-and-iran-reach-semis-on-day-of-revenge-and-drama-2836691.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Drama as Iran clinch win at the death]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357654/match-report.htmlIran clinched a FIFA Futsal World Cup semi-final place for the first time since 1992 as Ahmed Esmailpour struck deep into extra time to see off Paraguay 4-3 in an incredible climax during Bucaramanga’s final game of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

]]>
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[All in the details for superstitious Chilavert ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=all-in-the-details-for-superstitious-chilavert-2836368.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Paraguay boss Carlos Chilavert ahead of his side's FIFA Futsal World Cup meet with Iran, who is expecting a tightly-contested quarter-final encounter against Team Melli.  

]]>
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Iran stun Brazil as Portugal, Spain advance]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iran-stun-brazil-as-portugal-spain-advance-2835872.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the day’s events.]]>Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Zadeh: I'll never forget this]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=zadeh-i-ll-never-forget-this-2835855.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 07:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Falcao bows out a legend, but not a champion]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=falcao-bows-out-as-a-legend-but-not-a-champion-2835849.htmlA Seleção were sent home in dramatic style by Iran in a penalty shootout defeat.]]>Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Iran stun Brazil on penalties]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357670/match-report.htmlIran stunned the futsal world as they knocked reigning FIFA Futsal World Cup holders Brazil out of Colombia 2016, winning 3-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

]]>
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Asia’s newest stars grabbing headlines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=asia-s-newest-stars-grabbing-headlines-2835121.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the newer names making an impact across Asia during the continent's qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Last 16 line-up complete]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=last-16-line-up-complete-2835034.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Azerbaijan, Iran share spoils to advance]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357664/match-report.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 01:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Keshavarz, a coach out on the court]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=keshavarz-a-coach-out-on-the-court-2834491.htmlAhead of Iran's Group F meet with Azerbaijan in Cali, we caught up with Team Melli's experienced No4 Mohammad Keshavarz, who has been passing on his invaluable knowledge from his time working as a player-coach to his team-mates. 

]]>
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for Spain and Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=sweet-16-for-spain-and-argentina-2834064.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Asian kings Iran fire at Morocco’s expense]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357665/match-report.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 03:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain lead Latin charge ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=spain-lead-latin-charge-2832834.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain make opening statement at Iran’s expense]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357651/match-report.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Trio stay perfect as Japan bounce back ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=trio-stay-perfect-as-japan-bounce-back-2830918.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Winners clash as hosts seek to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=winners-clash-as-hosts-seek-to-bounce-back-2830632.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 2 in the final stage of Asia's Russia 2018 qualifying, headlined by United Arab Emirates hosting Asian champions Australia.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Japan stunned as quintet triumph at home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=japan-stunned-as-quintet-triumph-at-home-2829918.htmlIt proved to be a mixed opening matchday for Asia's heavyweights in the continent’s third qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action.

]]>
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Dejagah: Qatar can qualify for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=dejagah-qatar-can-qualify-for-russia-2824163.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 03:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Old rivalries resume in Asian openers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=old-rivalries-resume-in-asian-openers-2824077.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Al Haidos: Qatar ready to embrace pressure]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=al-haidos-qatar-ready-to-embrace-pressure-2823546.htmlFIFA.com why he and his team-mates feel capable of excelling in a tough Russia 2018 qualifying section that includes Korea Republic, Syria, Iran, China and Uzbekistan.
]]>
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™