<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:00 GMTTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:48:08 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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
<![CDATA[Ten-man Iceland hold Croatia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ten-man-iceland-hold-croatia-2224404.htmlFri, 15 Nov 2013 21:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for play-off showdowns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=europe-poised-for-play-off-showdowns-2223742.htmlThu, 14 Nov 2013 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lagerback: I always felt we could qualify ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=lagerback-always-believed-could-qualify-2223229.htmlFIFA.com about his side's fairy tale run to the Brazil 2014 play-offs, their chances against Croatia, and how qualifying would compare to his previous achievements with Sweden.]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Title joy for Europe’s boys of summer ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports on Europe's summer leagues, with new champions already crowned in nations such as Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Who will win the European play-offs?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=who-will-win-the-european-play-offs-2202398.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which four teams you expect to progress to Brazil 2014 from the Portugal-Sweden, Ukraine-France, Greece-Romania and Iceland-Croatia ties.]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Coaches react to play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=coaches-react-play-off-draw-2201671.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the coaches who attended the FIFA World Cup qualifying draw for the European play-off matches, with Portugal-Sweden and Ukraine-France the standout ties.]]>Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European hopefuls learn play-off fate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=european-hopefuls-learn-play-off-fate-2201358.htmlMon, 21 Oct 2013 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European play-off ties confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=watch-the-european-play-off-draw-fifa-com-2199207.htmlFri, 18 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European play-off draw procedures explained]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=european-play-off-draw-procedures-explained-2198420.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Pot 1 seeds set for Brazil 2014 draws]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=ten-pivotal-moments-european-qualifying-2196854.htmlFIFA.com investigates.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Iceland draw in Oslo, reach play-offs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=iceland-draw-oslo-reach-play-offs-2196260.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 21:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Qualification scenarios explained]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=qualification-scenarios-explained-2195395.htmlFIFA.com guides you through all the possible outcomes, with automatic and play-off places up for grabs in the race to reach the FIFA World Cup™.]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Finnbogason firing on all cylinders]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=finnbogason-firing-all-cylinders-2193475.htmlIceland have placed themselves in the heart of the Group E FIFA World Cup qualifying race, and forward Alfred Finnbogason has played a pivotal role in his country's historic run.  

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Possession, patience and a parent]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:33:03 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European giants join the race to Canada ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2175863/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at some of the footballing faces who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Eidur Gudjohnsen and Simone Perrotta.]]>Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:06:55 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Villas-Boas salutes Eriksen, Sigurdsson]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Everton stun Mourinho, Rooney scores]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Roberto Martinez grabbed his first league win as Everton manager against Chelsea at Goodison Park, while Wayne Rooney scored in his return to help Manchester United to a 2-0 home win against Crystal Palace.

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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Iceland sink Albania to lift play-off hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=iceland-sink-albania-lift-play-off-hopes-2169521.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 22:37:58 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Gudmundsson hat-trick caps comeback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=gudmundsson-hat-trick-caps-comeback-2168884.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Gunnarsson: We're a team on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=gunnarsson-team-the-rise-2167926.htmlIceland midfielder Aron Gunnarsson speaks excusively to FIFA.com about his country's FIFA World Cup hopes, working under Swedish coach Lars Lagerback and scoring Cardiff City's first Premier League goal.

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Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:43:36 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: August 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In August attention turned to the run-in of the maiden NWSL season in the USA, as well as qualification for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014. FIFA.com rounds up the latest events from the women’s game.

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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mawejje aims to fly high with Cranes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=mawejje-aims-fly-high-with-cranes-2157818.htmlFIFA.com about the Cranes hopes of winning passage to Brazil 2014, and also making an unlikely transition to Iceland where he plays his club football.]]>Tue, 27 Aug 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Sigthorsson out to hit back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Jairo, Bobic eye qualifying opponents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Sevilla winger Jairo Samperio and Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic have both said they cannot take thier respective opponents lightly when they enter the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Six in a row for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at the UEFA Women's EURO 2013, with Germany claiming a record sixth consecutive continental championship and supporters flocking from all over Europe to see the action.

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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:03:15 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News