<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 27 Sep 2016 09:55:00 GMTTue, 27 Sep 2016 09:55:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Totti: A legend turns 40]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=9/news=totti-a-legend-turns-40-2837148.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 09:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2016/2017<![CDATA[Marco van Basten appointed FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=marco-van-basten-appointed-fifa-chief-officer-for-technical-developmen-2836245.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Tension to the end in last 16]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tension-to-the-end-in-last-16-2836168.htmlThere was drama and intrigue aplenty on the final day of last-16 fixtures at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. FIFA.com rounds up all the action as the remaining quarter-final places were decided at Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[BWP, BVB & Super Mario]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bwp-bvb-super-mario-2836057.html He’s back. You know who. So, too, is a goalscoring goalkeeper and a familiar shutout in a fierce derby. With a free-scoring English forward and German powerhouse also featuring, here’s FIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Egypt edge Italy in extra-time thriller]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357668/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 04:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2834688.html

In 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.]]>
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Knockout places booked, Falcao honoured]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=knockout-places-booked-falcao-honoured-on-colombia-s-day-of-love-2834694.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from matchday 8 of the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which saw Brazil's Falcao crowned the all-time leading goalscorer of the tournament.  

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Italy keep it 100, Vietnam progress]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357628/match-report.htmlA 2-0 win over Vietnam saw Italy progress to the knockout stages of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 with a perfect record.

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Vietnam taking the rough with the smooth ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A surprise victory in their opening match, and a heavy defeat in their second: that is Vietnam’s record so far at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 ahead of their final Group C game against heavyweights Italy, where a win or a draw would see them progress to the tournament's knockout phase.

 
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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Fortino: A natural Italian]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fortino-a-natural-italian-2834199.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Joy and pain as Rivera settles Game of the Century]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=joy-and-pain-as-rivera-settles-game-of-the-century-2833346.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the reaction to Gianni Rivera's memorable winner in the 1970 semi-final.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Falcao inspires Brazil, Mozambique impress]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=falcao-inspires-brazil-mozambique-impress-2833717.htmlMatchday 5 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw Brazil join Russia in the last 16, with a familiar hero emerging for the record champions. With Italy, Paraguay and Ukraine also registering wins, FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Clinical Italians prove too much for Guatemala]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357660/match-report.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 01:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Classic encounters await in the Champions League]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/283/286/7/index.htmlFIFA.com picks out a stand-out encounter from each of the eight sections.]]>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Three familiar names, one surprise package]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=three-familiar-names-one-surprise-package-2832504.htmlFour European nations qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and FIFA.com reviews the continent's qualification tournament, which took place in Jesolo, Italy from 2 to 11 September. 

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Colombian rhythm inspires futsal elite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombian-rhythm-inspires-futsal-elite-2832453.htmlWe review the second matchday of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, which saw a historic victory for Vietnam, the entrance of the Brazilians and Italian resolve in twice coming from behind to win against Paraguay.

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Italians rocket back to see off Paraguay]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357633/match-report.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 03:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[European trio qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-trio-qualify-for-bahamas-2017-2831574.htmlItaly, Portugal and Switzerland joined Poland in qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after reaching the semi-finals of the European qualifying tournament in Jesolo, Italy.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Can anyone topple futsal's dominant duo?]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=can-anyone-topple-futsal-s-dominant-duo-2831322.htmlHaving won all seven FIFA Futsal Word Cups so far between them, Brazil and Spain will start Colombia 2016 as favourites to take home the trophy again. But there are plenty of pretenders waiting to knock them off their perch, as FIFA.com discovers.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A dream shared by 336 players]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-dream-shared-by-336-players-2829977.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[FIFA holds successful first official “semi-live” tests with Video Assistant Referees (VARs)]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-holds-successful-first-official-semi-live-tests-with-video-assist-2830365.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 11:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Penalties, profligacy and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=penalties-profligacy-and-prolific-scoring-2824216.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a prolific penalty-winner in Turin and profligacy in Eindhoven.]]>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dashes, droughts and Swedish steel ]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weds-stats-piece-2822412.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some headline-grabbing debuts.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Mammarella: I'm one of the best futsal keepers out there]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=mammarella-i-m-one-of-the-best-futsal-keepers-out-there-2821558.htmlItaly's Stefano Mammarella tells FIFA.com about his road into fustal and why being on the heavy side has not prevented him from becoming one of the discipline's leading shot-stoppers.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Prodigal Pogba makes record return to United]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=8/news=prodigal-pogba-makes-record-return-to-united-2820627.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Premier League 2016/2017<![CDATA[The Azzurri captain who only wore white]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-azzurri-captain-who-only-wore-white-2820082.htmlSun, 07 Aug 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s brightest hoping to sparkle at Korea 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-brightest-hoping-to-sparkle-at-korea-2017-2819853.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2813393.htmlItaly's former coach, a two-time Chilean Copa America champion, a Saudi Arabian goalscorer, a German FIFA Women's World Cup winner and more feature in our weekly round-up of football's biggest birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2813327.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Harry Kane preparing to become a new dad, Franck Ribery hailing the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich head coach, some revealing comments from a pair of Roma players and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France lead European quintet heading to Korea]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=france-lead-european-quintet-heading-to-korea-2812975.htmlFresh off of their UEFA European U-19 Championship, France can now look forward to entering the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 as continental champions. Les Bleuets will make the trip to Asia along with fellow European sides Italy, England, Portugal and hosts Germany. 

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Quintet secure Korea spots]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=england-first-to-secure-spot-in-korea-2812086.htmlGermany have become the final European nation to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, joining France, Portugal, Italy and England at next year's global finals.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[European elite target first Korean tickets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=european-elite-target-first-korean-tickets-2811490.html

There are still more than ten months until the action at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 kicks off, but five tickets are already up for grabs as the UEFA European U-19 Championship is set to take place in Germany.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Relive the summer fairy tale from ten years ago]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=relive-the-summer-fairy-tale-from-ten-years-ago-2811537.htmlOver the past week, we have been turning back time to bring the events of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany to life all over again. Have a look through articles, videos and photos that were published this past week on FIFA.com to celebrate the anniversary of Germany 2006.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Cannavaro relives 2006 Final, enjoys it more than ever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=cannavaro-relives-2006-final-enjoys-it-more-than-ever-2811418.htmlFri, 08 Jul 2016 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Francescoli assesses Zidane's moment of madness]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=francescoli-assesses-zidane-s-moment-of-madness-2811402.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[The wall, the wizard & the watchman: Italy’s 2006 triumph]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-wall-the-wizard-the-watchman-italy-s-2006-triumph-2804836.htmlMon, 04 Jul 2016 13:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Koulibaly focuses on World Cup glory after tumultuous year]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=koulibaly-the-start-of-a-beautiful-story-2810555.htmlFIFA.com about a run of success with Senegal, his time with Napoli and standing up to racism in football.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Elizondo: Three years of hard work went into that Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=elizondo-three-years-of-hard-work-went-into-that-final-2810397.htmlFor the tenth anniversary of Germany 2006, Argentinian referee Horacio Elizondo relives some of his memories of the tournament with FIFA.com​, including the sending-off of France's Zinedine Zidane in the Final.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Italy of '06 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=italy-of-06-in-numbers-2804406.htmlHaircuts, concerts, birthplaces, resting places and a mad dash feature in our look at the statistics surrounding the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany. So, grab yourself a Cappuccino, Espresso or Latte and let FIFA.com deliver you the intriguing numbers behind Italy’s conquering of the 18th FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™