<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 09 Dec 2015 22:58:00 GMTTue, 29 Dec 2015 04:12:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Arsenal, Chelsea advance to last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Olivier Giroud was Arsenal's hero as the Gunners and Chelsea succeeded on Wednesday where Manchester United failed a day earlier to advance to the draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Mourinho confident of Chelsea progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Barça, Bayern through to last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayern Munich joined Barcelona in sealing qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with a crushing 4-0 win against Olympiacos, while Arsenal remain in contention after Alexis Sanchez scored twice in a 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Mourinho: Players getting confidence back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea will take a major step towards turning around their troubled season if they can seal qualification for the Champions League last 16.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Bayern hammer Arsenal as Chelsea secure welcome win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Arsenal's hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout phase were left hanging by a thread on Wednesday after they were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich, while Chelsea revived their faltering campaign with a nervy 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev.

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Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[England look to futsal for their Messi, Ronaldo]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=england-look-to-futsal-for-their-messi-ronaldo-2719460.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Arsenal revive hopes as Chelsea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil struck late on as Arsenal gave their UEFA Champions League hopes a shot in the arm with a stirring 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, while Chelsea had to settle for a 0-0 draw away to Dynamo Kiev but reigning European champions Barcelona won in Belarus and Bayer Leverkusen played out a thrilling 4-4 draw with Roma in Germany.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Disaster for Dutch as Croatia, Turkey celebrate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands failed to qualify for UEFA EURO 2016 after a disappointing 3-2 loss to Czech Republic in Amsterdam, while Croatia and Turkey took the final automatic qualifying spots. 

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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Wales, Italy and Belgium earn UEFA EURO berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy booked their ticket to the UEFA EURO 2016 finals next summer with a 3-1 win in Azerbaijan, while Wales reached the finals of an international tournament for the first time since the 1958 FIFA World Cup despite a 2-0 loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine holds meeting in Tel Aviv]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-holds-meeting-in-tel-aviv-2708863.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Arsenal, Chelsea crash as Bayern cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Champions Barcelona, playing without Lionel Messi, edged Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at home, while Arsenal and Chelsea both lost in the first set of UEFA Champions League 2015/16 Matchday 2 games.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Zagreb stun Arsenal as Roma hold Barça]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=European minnows Dinamo Zagreb shocked ten-man Arsenal 2-1 on Wednesday to win for the first time in 16 UEFA Champions League matches. Reigning champions Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw at Roma while Chelsea thumped Maccabi Tel-Aviv 4-0.

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Iceland, Czechs secure Euro 2016 berths, Wales wait]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Czech Republic and Iceland both secured their places at next summer's UEFA EURO 2016 in France with a win against Latvia and a goalless draw against Kazakhstan respectively.

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Sun, 06 Sep 2015 23:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Coleman: You can sense the disappointment]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wales manager Chris Coleman said "you can sense a bit of disappointment" after his side squandered a chance to qualify for UEFA EURO 2016 in a goalless draw with Israel.

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Sun, 06 Sep 2015 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Dutch in danger as Iceland on brink of Euro 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iceland and Wales both took big steps towards sealing their tickets to UEFA EURO 2016 with win against Netherlands and Cyprus respectively, while Italy went top of Group H after a narrow win against Malta.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Champions League draw smiles on Barça, Man Utd]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stages was made in Monaco today, with the winner of the competition ultimately going on to compete at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine holds first meeting in Zurich ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-holds-first-meeting-in-zuri-2673272.htmlWed, 26 Aug 2015 13:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Malmo, Maccabi reach group stage as Monaco bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Malmo advanced to their second straight UEFA Champions League group stage appearance with a 2-0 (4-3 aggregate) win over Celtic, while Maccabi Tel Aviv advanced on away goals and Valencia held on despite losing 2-1 on the day to Monaco.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Celtic, Monaco face test of Champions League nerves]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Malmo strike late at Celtic, Valencia take down Monaco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[United confident for Club Brugge, Celtic wary of Malmo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Celtic stand firm in Baku, Shakhtar progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scottish champions Celtic did just enough to progress from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 1-0 win on aggregate over Qarabag, while Shakhtar Donetsk eliminated Fenerbahce.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter confident after meeting with Netanyahu]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-president-blatter-confident-after-meeting-with-netanyahu-2606713.htmlTue, 19 May 2015 18:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Israel and Palestine Football Associations meet FIFA President in Zurich]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=israel-palestine-football-associations-meet-fifa-president-in-zurich-2603709.htmlSun, 10 May 2015 11:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President meets Israel Football Association President in Zurich ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-president-meets-israel-football-association-president-in-zurich-2602628.htmlWed, 06 May 2015 14:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Dream debuts amid goals galore]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=dream-debuts-amid-goals-galore-2580867.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review alongside Brazil's resurgence, a Socceroo landmark and a record-breaking Norwegian youngster.]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Fellaini gives Belgium edge over Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgium climbed to the top of Group B when they edged Israel 1-0 in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier thanks to an early goal from Marouane Fellaini. 

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Grant: I want my team to give everything]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/672/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the challenge of preparing his team for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations and the challenges that await them there.]]>Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![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[Cypriot hero Christofi eyes EURO fairy tale]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his role in the historic win at Bosnia and Herzegovina and his move to Swiss club Sion. ]]>Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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[Hungary, Serbia reach New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=hungary-serbia-reach-new-zealand-2015-2408124.htmlHungary and Serbia have filled Europe's final two qualifying spots for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 on Friday after Portugal, Austria, Germany and Ukraine secured their passage earlier in the week.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Ben Basat leaves Toulouse for Maccabi Tel-Aviv]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eden Ben Basat has joined Israeli champions Maccabi Tel-Aviv after spending three years with France Ligue 1 side Toulouse.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Quartet book ticket to New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=austria-qualified-for-new-zealand-2015-2407418.htmlAustria, Germany, Portugal and Ukraine sealed passage to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 after the first day of the final tournament of UEFA's European U-19 Championship in Hungary on Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Europe's young elite eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=europe-s-young-elite-eye-world-stage-2406272.htmlFri, 18 Jul 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Executive fully backs Brazil to host a great 2014 FIFA World Cup™]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=6/news=executive-fully-backs-brazil-to-host-a-great-2014-fifa-world-cuptm-2355983.htmlSat, 07 Jun 2014 23:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2014<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter completes trip to Middle East]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=fifa-president-blatter-completes-trip-to-middle-east-2344971.htmlTue, 27 May 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to visit Jordan, Palestine, Israel]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=fifa-president-to-visit-jordan-palestine-israel-2343191.htmlFIFA President Blatter will, on Sunday 25 May 2014, embark on a visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel, meeting with various dignitaries from the region.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 09:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Champions, centurions and custodians]]>/news/y=2014/m=5/news=champions-centurions-and-custodians-2334808.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review features title joy for Juventus, Esperance and Maccabi Tel Aviv, appearance milestones for Jelle ten Rouwelaar and a Schalke duo, and the first one-city European final.]]>Wed, 07 May 2014 07:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President marks Holocaust Memorial Day ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-president-marks-holocaust-memorial-day-2325192.htmlMon, 28 Apr 2014 11:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News