<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 16 Nov 2014 22:24:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 06:02:07 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Italians held, Czechs march on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying in a game halted for a spell due to crowd trouble, while Czech Republic maintained their 100 per cent start to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Iceland.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Halldorsson: Iceland can challenge the very best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the Nordic side's fine start to UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying and the growing belief that a first-ever major tournament isn't far off.]]>Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Lightweights aim to plant more EURO blows]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Messi seals comeback, El Tri down Dutch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A Premier League-laden Argentina came from behind to beat an experimental Croatia side 2-1 in their friendly at West Ham United's Upton Park, while Mexico defeated Netherlands 3-2 in a re-match of their 2014 World Cup Round of 16 clash.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Iceland heighten Dutch troubles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Iceland dent Dutch hopes, Pelle fires Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands' hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 took another blow as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace gave Iceland a 2-0 win in Group A, while Belgium drew Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Dutch relief as Italy's Chiellini stars and Belgium run riot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands fought back to beat Kazakhstan 3-1, Giorgio Chiellini stole the show in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan and Belgium blasted Andorra 6-0.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Shutouts, silverware and the Special One ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Claudio Bravo, Francesco Totti, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho star in FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review, while Juventus, Malmo, Stjarnan and Hamilton Academical also feature.]]>Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Iceland take down Turkey, Cyprus shock Bosnia and Herzegovina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Czech Republic pulled off a surprising 2-1 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match, while Iceland took down Turkey 3-0 and Cyprus stunned Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Hiddink to use similar tactics, Iceland confident]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Group A of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign is previewed, where Guus Hiddink has said he is prepared to use the Netherlands' successful tactics against Czech Republic, while Iceland are confident ahead of their clash with Turkey

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Spurs, Inter make draw, Lyon, Hull miss out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tottenham, Inter Milan, PSV, and Saint-Etienne were among clubs which qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage draw but among those failing to make it across the play-off line were Lyon, Real Sociedad, and Hull City.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[South Americans retain title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Party time for Peru and Iceland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The final day of competition at the Boys’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 lived up to expectations as Iceland cruised to a bronze medal, while Peru edged Korea Republic 2-1 in a thrilling final to take gold.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Iceland's McShane keeping it in the family]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Last step on the way to the summit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The final day of the Boys’ YOFT Nanjing 2014 has arrived, and two eagerly awaited matches will decide whose dreams become reality and whose hopes are finally extinguished.

 

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Bach: These Games are very impressive]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), took time out from watching the fifth place play-offs at the Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 for a short interview with FIFA.com.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Favourites fight their way into final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Peru and Korea Republic have reached the final of the Boys’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014, but both teams needed to dig deep to emerge victorious from two thrilling semi-final encounters.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Awkward opponents await favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Italian icon inspires Honduran youngster]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Catracho forward Paolo Belloni is eager to emulate the meteoric rise of his idol, AC Milan starlet Stephan El Shaarawy.]]>Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Inter, Dnipro collect Europa wins]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/435/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Argentinian ascendancy amid goal blitzes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with goal sprees in Romania and Uruguay.]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Vanuatans hang on to semi-final hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Semi-finals begin to take shape]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Spectacular opening ceremony in Nanjing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

A spectacular and heart-warming opening ceremony marked the official start to the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

 

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Semi-finals already within reach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iceland and Korea Republic have an opportunity to secure their passage into the semi-finals on the second matchday of the Boys’ Youth Olympics Football Tournament Nanjing 2014.

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Super sub Gudjonsson shines as Iceland make history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Unheralded Iceland raised their international profile thanks to a historic 5-0 opening victory over CONCACAF U-15 champions Honduras, with help from supersub Helgi Gudjonsson, whom FIFA.com was able to chat with after the big win.

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 03:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Impressive start for leading contenders]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Goal feats, upsets and a career nadir]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest stats review along with some stunning surprises in UEFA competitions and two unforgettable minutes for one man in Norway.]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Old Nanjing ready for youth extravaganza]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As the 2nd Youth Olympic Games approaches, Nanjing has thrown open its ancient gates to welcome top young athletes, officials and visitors from around the world. 

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Ten facts about the Youth Olympic Football Tournaments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com whets your appetite for the Youth Olympic Football Tournament with ten facts about the upcoming event in Nanjing.]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Young Olympians kick off in Nanjing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[The race for medals begins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Celtic rout Reykjavik, clear first European hurdle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Celtic beat Iceland's KR Reykjavik 4-0 on Tuesday in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round to advance to the third qualifying round 5-0 on aggregate, with Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki both scoring twice at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Deila: No problem playing in Edinburgh]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Due to the Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow, Celtic will play their second leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, but manager Ronny Deila believes the Hoops will have no problem getting the desired result.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Celtic off to solid start in Iceland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scottish champions Celtic gave themselves a sporting chance of progressing in the UEFA Champions League after cruising to a 1-0 away win over KR Reykjavik in new manager Ronny Deila's first competitive match in charge. 

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Swiss dominate Euro headlines, USA open new era]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the weekend international action in women’s football headlined by an historic breakthrough for Switzerland amid a heavy schedule of European matches, while USA have continued their winning home form.]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Draw sets up enticing match-ups]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/newsid=2338510/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 May 2014 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[London, Munich compete for showpieces]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/432/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of London's Wembley Stadium and Munich's Allianz Arena will host the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final and final, after the two put their names forward for the tournament's climax.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[France, Germany thrive as USA flounder]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=france-germany-triumph-usa-flounder-2296373.htmlThu, 13 Mar 2014 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[City stage the mother of all comebacks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how Kevin Keegan's Manchester City recovered from an implausible half-time handicap to beat Tottenham Hotspur in arguably the greatest FA Cup fightback in history.]]>Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:04:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[UEFA create slot for France in EURO 2016 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/226/514/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA announced that EURO 2016 hosts France will play a string of friendlies against pre-set rivals ahead of the tournament, while fellow teams lock horns in the qualifying race.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Leaving football behind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The question of what to do when you retire is a tough one for most people, particularly for footballers who choose to take their working lives in a very different direction. FIFA.com takes a look at some of them.

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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[France, Ronaldo shine to book Brazil berths]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=france-ronaldo-shine-book-brazil-berths-2226678.htmlFIFA.com reviews a thrilling conclusion to European qualifying for Brazil 2014 headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo's scene-stealing hat-trick and France's dramatic comeback.]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ten-man Croatia sink Iceland to qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ten-man-croatia-sink-iceland-qualify-2225266.htmlMario Mandzukic scored in the first-half before being shown a straight red card, and captain Darijo Srna scored two minutes after the break to give Croatia a 2-0 victory of visiting Iceland to book their ticket to Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Last chance for Europe's hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=last-chance-for-europe-play-off-hopefuls-2225415.htmlFIFA.com previews the second legs.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Greece in control, France face uphill task]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=greece-control-france-face-uphill-task-2224729.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from the FIFA World Cup European zone qualifying play-offs. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a crucial goal, Greece took control over Romania and France slipped to a 2-0 defeat in Ukraine.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone