<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 19 Oct 2017 11:56:00 GMTThu, 19 Oct 2017 12:01:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Sigurdsson: Iceland can progress to Russia 2018 knockout stages]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=sigurdsson-iceland-can-progress-to-russia-2018-knockout-stages-2915803.htmlAfter Iceland made history by becoming the smallest nation to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com hears from Gylfi Sigurdsson about what it meant to the country, avenging the heartbreak of missing Brazil 2014 at the final hurdle and his ambitions for Russia 2018.    

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A party without a hangover for jubilant Iceland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=a-party-without-a-hangover-for-jubilant-iceland-2912564.html"Are you kidding! We are going to the World Cup!" FIFA.com looks at the reaction in Iceland after a memorable and historic night in Reykjavik ended with them becoming the smallest nation ever to reach the FIFA World Cup.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Serbians relieved, Icelanders in raptures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=serbians-relieved-icelanders-in-raptures-2912510.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's European 2018 World Cup qualifying action where Serbia and Iceland both secured qualification for Russia, while two more play-off spots were locked up.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iceland and Serbia qualify for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=iceland-and-serbia-qualify-for-russia-2018-2912473.htmlIceland and Serbia have added their names to their list of Russia 2018 participants after qualifying directly from Groups I and D, respectively.

 
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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Monday? ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-monday-2912083.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain through at Italy’s expense, Serbia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-through-at-italy-s-expense-serbia-stumble-2911147.htmlFIFA.com reviews Russia 2018 qualifying action in Europe where 2010 world champions Spain booked their ticket to another World Cup, while there were major stumbles by Italy and Serbia.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Renewed hope for Turkey, Serbia edge closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=renewed-hope-for-turkey-serbia-edge-closer-2907125.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 01:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=spain-dominate-italy-as-other-groups-remain-tantalisingly-close-2906640.htmlSun, 03 Sep 2017 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany on top after two-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-on-top-after-two-year-wait-2900464.htmlGermany have capped a sensational week on the international stage by returning to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iceland-leave-it-late-big-guns-pocket-three-points-2894498.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Motherhood & football a winning blend for Iceland’s skipper]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=motherhood-football-a-winning-blend-for-iceland-s-skipper-2876697.htmlFIFA.com hears from Margret Lara Vidarsdottir, Iceland's EURO-bound captain and record scorer, on how a maternity break and motherhood has impacted on her football career.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2866777.htmlSat, 11 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Iceland’s dentist-coach defying convention and expectations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=iceland-s-dentist-coach-defying-convention-and-expectations-2866564.htmlFIFA.com hears from Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson on how his trips to the pub have helped his team avoid a EURO hangover.]]>Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Modric: Croatia can wait serenely until spring]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=modric-croatia-can-wait-serenely-until-spring-2849719.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cacic: I believe Croatia have the answer to Iceland’s game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=cacic-i-believe-croatia-have-the-answer-to-iceland-s-game-2848600.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=headers-and-volleys-2842190.htmlFIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights share spoils, Iceland stage heroic comeback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=heavyweights-share-spoils-iceland-stage-heroic-comeback-2841104.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from Thursday’s UEFA qualifiers, including a high-intensity stalemate between Spain and Italy.]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Backe: Rivals Iceland an inspiration to Finland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=backe-rivals-iceland-an-inspiration-to-finland-2837532.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Two remain Stateside, silverware on offer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=two-remain-stateside-silverware-on-offer-2839669.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football including action from USA, England, Germany and elsewhere.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Arnason: Iceland can better EURO showing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his side's showing at UEFA EURO 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo's comments and the Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Numbers game adds up for inspiring Iceland ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-adds-up-for-inspiring-iceland-2819244.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Thorsteinsdottir: Iceland the best we’ve ever been]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=thorsteinsdottir-iceland-the-best-we-ve-ever-been-2812572.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-ranking-argentina-france-portugal-new-zealand-iceland-wales-2811756.htmlThe OFC Nations Cup, Copa America Centenario and UEFA EURO 2016 have had a significant impact on the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Wales among the big movers in July.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Top teams closing ranks ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=top-teams-closing-ranks-2811730.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Iceland bid emotional farewell and prepare for new chapter]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/084/8/index.htmlAfter Iceland won the hearts of many across the globe with their valiant showing at UEFA EURO 2016, we hear from four of their stars who reflect on their fairytale journey and look to the future.   

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[In-sync Iceland out to slay another giant]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/036/2/index.htmlIceland's run to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2016 has got the world of football talking, and ahead of their meeting with hosts France, FIFA.com looks at the contributing factors which have led to the island nation's football boom.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Lizarazu: Who knows what France can achieve?]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/493/1/index.htmlBixente Lizarazau, a FIFA World Cup winner on home soil in 1998, speaks to ​FIFA.com ​about the current crop of French talent, hoping to replicate his generation's achievements - on a continental stage - at UEFA EURO 2016.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2804861.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Lionel Messi announcing his retirement from international football, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing his move to Manchester United in his unique way, Iceland's president-elect showing that he's just like any football fan and much more. ]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Italy serve up masterclass, Iceland's fairy tale continues]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/415/0/index.html 

Italy outplayed Spain in every department to set up a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final encounter against another European powerhouse, Germany, while Iceland upset the odds once again to dump out an England side who were found wanting for wherewithal and inspiration.

 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Swiss on the rise as all quiet up top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=swiss-on-the-rise-as-all-quiet-up-top-2802885.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Iceland and Republic of Ireland make history in dramatic finale]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/333/4/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tense and dramatic conclusion to the UEFA EURO 2016 group-stage as Iceland and Republic of Ireland advanced in spectacular fashion, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic exited the international stage in underwhelming fashion.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Ba excels as EURO & Copa records fall]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ba-excels-as-euro-copa-records-fall-2803025.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium back on track, all to play for in Group F]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/257/4/index.htmlWe review the latest matchday at UEFA EURO 2016, with Belgium returning to form, Iceland and Hungary involved in a stalemate and Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the headlines once more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016