<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:59:02 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2316770/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2277787/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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 ]]>//news/y=/m=/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=/m=/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=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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<![CDATA[Israel and Palestine Football Associations discuss modalities to facilitate the movement of persons and goods]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=2179643/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Israel and Palestine FAs to meet on 23 September]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=2176833/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:39:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[The Welshmen who explored abroad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalled some of his fellow countrymen who have gone to ply their trade beyond the British Isles, including Ian Rush, Mark Hughes and John Charles.]]>Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:59:13 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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[Russia see off Israel, go top]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=russia-see-off-israel-top-2169522.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 18:56:29 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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[Israel held by Azerbaijan, stay third]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=israel-held-azerbaijan-stay-third-2169377.htmlIsrael fought back to draw visiting Azerbaijan 1-1 in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group F and remain three points behind second-placed Russia.

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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 21:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/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[Football Associations of Israel and Palestine to sign historical memorandum of understanding]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2166992/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:05:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Valencia draw Swansea, Spurs get Anzhi]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/972/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine to hold first meeting on September 3 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2159096/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=News<![CDATA[Marseille and Saint-Etienne join Lyon at summit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Marseille and Saint-Etienne enjoyed successful outings against Evian and Guingamp respectively while Bordeaux managed to draw Toulouse with ten men away from home. 

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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Argentina, Sweden and USA impress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Benayoun still aiming high]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=benayoun-still-aiming-high-2149514.html After a career that has seen him represent some of England's top clubs and rise to the top of the football hierarchy in Israel, Yossi Benayoun tells FIFA.com he still has goals to fulfill - like reaching the FIFA World Cup™ finals.]]>Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:26:26 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![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[PSV take charge, Basel beat Tel Aviv]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=PSV Eindhoven beat Belgian club Zulte-Waregem 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, while Basel beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 and Zenit St. Petersburg beat Nordsjaelland by the same scoreline.

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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ben Haim joins Standard Liege]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Israel international Tal Ben Haim has joined Belgian Pro League side Standard Liege on a two-year contract. 

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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Jordaan praises President Blatter's Middle East mission]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2135065/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Danny Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Organising Committee, has praised FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on his visit to the Middle East and his mission to improve the state of Palestinian football.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President completes Middle East trip in Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2133927/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to start Middle East trip]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2132275/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Football as a peacemaker]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2132306/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com casts the spotlight on the frontier between Israel and Syria, where football is playing its part in bringing peace to the region.]]>Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:14:47 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/europe/news/y=/m=/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone