<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 12 Sep 2014 10:25:00 GMTFri, 12 Sep 2014 10:26:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[An Iraqi in Swindon]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2439004/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Our video of the week looks at the career of a pioneering Iraqi footballer who made England his second home before becoming a national hero.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Hosts Australia handed Taeguk test]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/230/395/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Socceroos, Japan hoping to avoid Korea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Korea Republic in Pot 2 of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup draw, hosts Australia and 2011 champions Japan will be keen to avoid Hong Myung-Bo's side during what is expected to be an extravagant ceremony at Sydney's Opera House on Wednesday.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2295968/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[China survive huge scare to reach Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Misfiring China look to seal Asian Cup spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/229/233/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Quartet prevail amid Asian excitement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=quartet-prevail-amid-asian-excitement-2219337.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, which ended with Australia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic marching onwards to represent the continent.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Shaker inspiring Iraqi revival]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/222/333/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Having led Iraq to an unprecedented fourth-place finish at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Hakim Shaker is now applying his Midas touch to the senior side. FIFA.com heard from charismatic coach.]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets soar to fourth crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Who's the brightest star at UAE 2013?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know who you think is shining brightest at the U-17 finals in UAE. Swede sensation Valmir Berisha's been flying, as have a number of Nigerians and Mexicans - so let the world know your pick.

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Sat, 02 Nov 2013 21:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Goals, stars and triumphs captured on video]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=You can look back on all the action so far at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in UAE or take a walk through history with some video compilations. Whatever you fancy, you can find on FIFA.com.

 

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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Delirium and devastation in Doha]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the final day of Asian qualifying for USA 1994, which was awash with drama and ended with Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic celebrating as Japan’s dream somehow collapsed.]]>Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=2206785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Oct 2013 07:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Group F: Nigeria in firm control]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back on all the action from the U-17 World Cup's Group F, where Al Ain was treated to some outstanding football from three-time champions Nigeria, Sweden, Mexico and even Iraq.

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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Iraq bow out with heads held high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with their coach and two biggest stars to say farewell.]]>Sat, 26 Oct 2013 05:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Last six slots filled on day of drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The line-up for the last 16 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup has now been determined, with Nigeria, Argentina, Mexico, Sweden, Iran and Russia all advancing on Friday.

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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Five-star Nigeria seal top spot ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria routed Iraq 5-0 in Dubai to finish top of Group F at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in UAE, and they will be joined in the knockout rounds by group-mates Sweden and Mexico.

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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[SK7, the pride of Kirkuk ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talked to him about representing his troubled homeland and his hopes for the future.]]>Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Head-to-head battles for qualification]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The first teams to reach the knockout stages in Groups A to D may have been confirmed with a game to spare, while the race to qualify remains wide open in Groups E and F. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Title candidates get off the mark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up all the action from a thrilling Tuesday at the U-17 finals in UAE, where Nigeria and Sweden shared the points in a sensational draw, and Mexico and Argentina picked up important wins.

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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Mexico bounce back with defeat of Iraq ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Holders Mexico bounced back from their opening-day hammering to best Iraq 3-1 in Al Ain and do their chances of reaching the knockout rounds a world of good at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in UAE.

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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Redemption, consolidation on offer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Goals galore and early markers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up another scintillating day of football from the U-17 World Cup in UAE, where Nigeria demolished holders Mexico and Sweden got their debut tournament off to a hot start. 

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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Swedes keep cool to rout Iraq ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Playing in their first FIFA U-17 World Cup, Sweden bested an occasionally-impressive Iraqi outfit 4-1 at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain to sidle up alongside Nigeria at the top of Group F.

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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Holders Mexico begin title defence]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks a look ahead to all the day's action.]]>Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[UAE sun rises on young hopefuls ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look ahead at what promises to be an enthralling three weeks of football in UAE, where the best teenage players in the world will match their skills and wiles in a hunt of global glory.

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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 04:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Catch tomorrow’s stars on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On Thursday the curtain will raise on the eagerly-awaited U-17 World Cup in UAE. FIFA.com will be on hand to offer you comprehensive coverage of all 52 matches, including exclusive interviews, photos, videos and more.

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
<![CDATA[Who'll win the 2013 U-17 showpiece? ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Icons of today stroll down junior lane ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with several high-profile graduates from the FIFA U-17 World Cup to discuss their tournament experiences and hear advice for those teenagers to kick of in the United Arab Emirates this week.]]>Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[First time in the spotlight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes you through some of the tournament’s world-renowned graduates.]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Rough diamonds ready to shine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over the official squad announcement for the FIFA U-17 World Cup which commences in just seven days.]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2190697/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Asia's final four set their sights ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:31:42 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Contenders respond to UAE 2013 draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com was on hand to get the reaction from coaches and representatives of the teams, with the first stage of their journey now mapped out ahead of them.]]>Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:52:18 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[UAE draw Brazil, Mexico to face Nigeria]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Argentina, Sweden and USA impress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com's usual ahead to this week's birthday boys and girls in the world of football.]]>Sun, 04 Aug 2013 09:12:59 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[France end Turkey on top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The last day of Turkey 2013 is one this generation of France players will cherish forever, as Les Bleuets triumphed in the final, while Uruguay fought valiantly and Ghana finished third. FIFA.com rounds-up the final games.

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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 22:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Three A's see Ghana finish third]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goals from Joseph Attamah, Ebenezer Assifuah and Frank Acheampong were enough to take Ghana to a comfortable 3-0 win over Iraq, seeing them claim third-place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013.

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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Denizli: Football brings people together]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=One of the most successful coaches in Turkish footballing history, Mustafa Denizli spoke to FIFA.com about his thoughts on coaches' attitudes, the spotlight afforded to young stars and his football philosophy. 

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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Shakir: We showed our love for football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Turkey 2013 has been an amazing ride for Iraq, who have won many fans during the tournament, and while coach Hakeem Shakir told FIFA.com it hurt missing out on the final, the over-riding feeling is one of pride.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:08:43 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Iraq and Ghana vie for bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=While both Iraq and Ghana will be licking their wounds having missed out on the final or Turkey 2013 by slim margins, the chance for bronze would cap off a fine tournament for either side. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:56:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Young guns scrap for Golden Boot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With just two games left of Turkey 2013, the destination of the golden boot is yet to be determined, with players from each of the remaining four sides out to dethrone Portugal's top-scorer-elect Bruma.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:43:15 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Ertugral: No10s due to make a comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA Technical Study Group member Muhsin Ertugral talked tactics with FIFA.com, covering the dynamics of Turkey 2013, the surprise teams and the differences in footballing cultures across the continents.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Turkey's climax finalised ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Almost three weeks since the first ball was kicked, we now know the line-up for Saturday's final - France and Urguay. The pair had get past Ghana and Iraq respectively to get there and FIFA.com rounds-up the semi-final action.

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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:54:11 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013