<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTWed, 30 Mar 2016 12:15:16 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Father-son team-mates]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=father-son-team-mates-2770898.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at a number of father-son combos who have graced the same pitch in a competitive fixture as contemporaries. ]]>Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A handball coach's other love]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com sat down with Dagur Sigurosson, head coach of the German national handball team, who reveals how he came close to forging a career as a footballer, and looks ahead to UEFA EURO 2016 with his native Iceland.

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:31:00 GMTArea=Exclusive ContentSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Origins of Suarez and Messi's genius]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi's remarkable penalty against Celta Vigo, we recall two early examples of the two-man penalty which was also made famous by the likes of Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen and Robert Pires and Thierry Henry.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2746477.htmlIn the latest installment of our weekly feature, we hear from coaches about the UEFA EURO 2016 draw, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Dante debate the severity of a foul, Jari Litmanen looks on the bright side of never appearing at a FIFA World Cup and much more.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sigurdsson: We thought qualification was impossible]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Iceland set to compete at the UEFA EURO for the first time, FIFA.com spoke to Gylfi Sigurdsson to talk emulating David Beckham, getting a boost from the Brazil 2014 near-miss and his reaction to making history with his nation.

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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[From Reykjavik to Shijiazhuang ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/196/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=Chinese Super League 2015 <![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Alexandersson: We have to be patient and ambitious ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=alexandersson-we-have-to-be-patient-and-ambitious-2607298.htmlFIFA.com investigates.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA come out top in Canada 2015 audition]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=usa-come-out-top-in-canada-2015-audition-2557890.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the action from the prestigious Algarve Cup where nine Canada 2015 participants enjoyed invaluable preparation, but it was USA who once again took home the trophy.]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A new dimension for Icelandic football]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/252/480/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the reasons behind the growth in quality which the country is currently experiencing.]]>Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2474697.htmlSat, 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[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[Shutouts, silverware and the Special One ]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=shutouts-silverware-and-the-special-one-2454472.htmlClaudio 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[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[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[Argentinian ascendancy amid goal blitzes]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=argentinian-ascendancy-amid-goal-blitzes-2423551.htmlFIFA.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]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=goal-feats-upsets-and-a-career-nadir-2420481.htmlFIFA.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[Swiss dominate Euro headlines, USA open new era]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=swiss-dominate-euro-headlines-usa-open-new-era-2373471.htmlFIFA.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[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]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=city-summon-the-mother-all-comebacks-2274456.htmlFIFA.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[Leaving football behind]]>/news/y=2013/m=11/news=leaving-football-behind-2231080.htmlThe 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[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[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