<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 16 Nov 2014 22:24:00 GMTSun, 16 Nov 2014 22:29:38 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[Begovic optimistic over injury]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic remains confident he will be fit to play in Bosnia and Herzegovina's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Israel at the weekend, and coach Safet Susic says the net minder will likely be named captain.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Luzon leaves Standard Liege]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=belgium-pro-league-2000000009/news/newsid/245/922/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Jupiler Pro League 2014/2015<![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[Lille, Bate book play-off places]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sergey Krivets was the hero for Bate Borisov as he scored in the final minute to secure a 3-1 win over Debrecen to book their place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, while Lille beat Grasshoppers 3-1 on aggregate to advance.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Legia inflict heavy defeat on Hoops, Lille win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Hungary, Serbia reach New Zealand 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2408124/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Hungary 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2407418/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Austria, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2406272/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 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™]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/congress/news/newsid=2355983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2014<![CDATA[Mexico beat Israel in Blanco farewell]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 May 2014 03:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter completes trip to Middle East]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2344971/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 May 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to visit Jordan, Palestine, Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2343191/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2325192/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![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[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ex-Co backs FIFA’s work to help improve working conditions in Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2301310/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Sevilla, Spurs through as Swans crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The last 16 round of the UEFA Europa League promises some mouthwatering match-ups after Thursday's action saw Sevilla win 2-1, Tottenham Hotspur take down Dnipro 3-2 and Napoli advance.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Qualifying hots up in Europe, USA march on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the latest from the world of women's football.]]>Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter marks Nielsen's passing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:39:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=portuguese-swiss-rise-amid-african-movement-2277787.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine confirms progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2274406/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=An evaluation session of the FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine has taken place in Zurich under the chairmanship of FIFA President Blatter.

 

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Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Nantes strike deal for Hansen, Schechter]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=French Ligue 1 side Nantes have signed Kian Hanses from Danish club Esbjerg, though they will be loaning him back to the club, while Les Canaris also picked up Israeli international ltay Schechter from Hapoel Tel Aviv on a six-month loan.

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014
<![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[Sousa: Ronaldo merits the recognition]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on his time in Israel so far, Borussia Dortmund and Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA Ballon d'Or chances.]]>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligat ha-Al 2013/2014<![CDATA[France run riot, Germany dominate]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=france-run-riot-germany-dominate-2231228.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest action from the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers, including a goal spree by France and vital wins for the Netherlands and Israel.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lyon, Lazio amongst qualified sides]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Six of the best World Cup play-offs ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=six-the-best-world-cup-play-offs-2222431.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the classic ties that have set the standard for drama, significance and shock value.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Trophy touches down in Israel and Palestine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=trophy-touches-down-israel-and-palestine-2221597.htmlSun, 10 Nov 2013 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spurs, Valencia, Fiorentina all through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A history of qualifying shocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=history-qualifying-shocks-2207766.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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[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[Davis snatches Northern Ireland draw in Israel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=davis-snatches-northern-ireland-draw-israel-2196258.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![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[Israel equaliser devastates Portugal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=israel-equaliser-devastates-portugal-2194158.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 23:13:00 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[Ronaldo: Portugal will top their group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=ronaldo-portugal-will-top-their-group-2193050.htmlCristiano Ronaldo believes Portugal will beat Israel and Luxembourg to qualify automatically for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. 

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2190697/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Lyon held, Spurs, Swans win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News