<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTWed, 22 Feb 2017 14:17:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Leaders keep up title charge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern Munich and Real Madrid show their class]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/738/8/index.htmlEuropean giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in pole position to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after convincing first-leg victories over Arsenal and Napoli respectively in Wednesday’s Round of 16 action. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dominant Azzurri retain their crown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=dominant-azzurri-retain-their-crown-2866627.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1938 Final, with Italy and Giovanni Ferrari on the attack against Hungary.

 

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Streaks and switches centre stage]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=streaks-and-switches-centre-stage-2862351.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an indefatigable Englishman, an expensive Brazilian and a conquering Colombian.]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Immobile: I spent hours talking to Ventura in his office]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=immobile-i-spent-hours-talking-to-ventura-in-his-office-2862175.htmlSat, 31 Dec 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: Ronaldo was better than Ronaldinho and Cristiano]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ibrahimovic-ronaldo-was-better-than-ronaldinho-and-cristiano-2862140.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The bicycle kick, football’s most spectacular sight]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-bicycle-kick-football-s-most-spectacular-sight-2862019.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Checking the map to Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=checking-the-map-to-korea-republic-2017-2860773.htmlAs the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 gets ever shorter, an assessment of the path trodden, and what lies ahead, seems in order. FIFA.com takes a look at the story of qualifying from the year gone by and what’s still yet to come in 2017.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Suarez: Messi-Ronaldo is like a tennis match]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=suarez-messi-ronaldo-is-like-a-tennis-match-2861288.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Buffon: Balotelli has a heart of gold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=buffon-balotelli-has-a-heart-of-gold-2861258.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 07:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2860865.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

 


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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Dybala: Playing with Messi was an unforgettable emotion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=dybala-playing-with-messi-was-an-unforgettable-emotion-2860959.htmlSun, 18 Dec 2016 07:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ancelotti: Adapting position can help Ronaldo remain at top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ancelotti-adapting-position-can-help-ronaldo-remain-at-top-2860666.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Martinez: That’s the Nainggolan I wanted to see]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=martinez-that-s-the-nainggolan-i-wanted-to-see-2860326.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Bayern in Arsenal rematch, Real draw Napoli]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/285/981/3/index.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Ventura: I won’t pick players who think they’re phenomenons]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ventura-i-won-t-pick-players-who-think-they-re-phenomenons-2859565.htmlSun, 11 Dec 2016 18:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ventura: Albania will be tougher than Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ventura-albania-will-be-tougher-than-spain-2858992.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Leading outifts continue imperious form]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=leading-teams-continue-imperious-form-2858173.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Goals, a golden oldie and a cosmopolitan club]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goals-a-golden-oldie-and-a-cosmopolitan-club-2857319.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an ageless legend in Sao Paulo and goals galore in Central Canada.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Martinez: I love the way Radja plays football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=martinez-i-love-the-way-radja-plays-football-2854037.htmlWed, 23 Nov 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Sansone: I dream of holding the Tricolore at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sansone-i-dream-of-holding-the-tricolore-at-the-world-cup-2852928.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2852961.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[European veterans and Seleção success]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-veterans-and-selecao-success-2852562.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some entertainers in canary-yellow emulating ‘The Beautiful Team’ and an Iberian defying his age.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bierhoff: Belotti is just what Italy needed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bierhoff-belotti-is-just-what-italy-needed-2851108.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The nominees in numbers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-nominees-in-numbers-2850237.htmlFIFA.com runs a statistical eye over the 53 candidates for four prestigious prizes at The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:17:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Ventura: Italy could have doubled our tally]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ventura-italy-could-have-doubled-our-tally-2849699.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 02:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Croatia see off Iceland, Ireland top section]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=croatia-see-off-iceland-ireland-top-section-2849701.htmlThe latest round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia had a little bit of everything. FIFA.com takes a look back at Saturday’s thrills and spills.

 

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Capello: I turned down Italy job]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=capello-i-turned-down-italy-job-2849289.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gagliardini: I can’t believe I’m playing with world champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=gagliardini-i-can-t-believe-i-m-playing-with-world-champions-2848859.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rossi: Mexico have underachieved in World Cups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rossi-mexico-have-underachieved-in-world-cups-2848755.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 13:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Auld enemies clash as giants tackle minnows]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=auld-enemies-clash-as-giants-take-on-minnows-2848675.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ventura: I’m going to chat to Balotelli]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ventura-i-m-going-to-chat-to-balotelli-2848546.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2848022.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalty perfection and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=penalty-perfection-and-prolific-scoring-2847874.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an historic achievement for a son of San Sebastian.]]>Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[De Rossi: Astonishing dynamic stopped my Italy retirement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=de-rossi-astonishing-dynamic-stopped-my-italy-retirement-2847214.htmlSun, 30 Oct 2016 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rivalries and ruined records]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=rivalries-and-ruined-records-2846959.htmlFIFA.com reflects on that being the case for one of Europe’s most prominent coaches and two of its most prominent clubs, as well as an unstoppable striker in Medellin and hegemony by the Pearl River.]]>Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pioneering Morace relives her unique milestone]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=pioneering-morace-relives-her-unique-milestone-2846788.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 07:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[El Shaarawy: I'm always thinking about an Italy recall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=el-shaarawy-i-m-always-thinking-about-an-italy-recall-2846401.htmlWed, 26 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lozano: Colombia 2016 is a turning point]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=lozano-colombia-2016-is-a-turning-point-2844983.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Belotti: We showed the great courage of Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=belotti-we-showed-the-great-courage-of-italy-2842295.htmlAndrea Belotti and Gigi Buffon have hailed Italy’s heart following their dramatic 3-2 victory in FYR Macedonia.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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™<![CDATA[Debuts, droughts and French Gs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=debuts-droughts-and-french-gs-2841759.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American keeper and surprising droughts for Paraguay and Spain.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016