<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 05 May 2016 07:39:00 GMTThu, 05 May 2016 16:53:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Rossi's race to World Cup glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rossi-s-race-to-world-cup-glory-2789730.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Paolo Rossi's opening goal in the 1982 Final.]]>Thu, 05 May 2016 07:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=europe-s-top-eight-battle-for-three-world-cup-tickets-2789648.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Following in famous footsteps]]>/news/y=2009/m=9/news=following-famous-footsteps-1103224.html From Paolo Maldini to Laurent Platini, the sons of famous players have found varying levels of success taking the baton from their fathers.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 12:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2783555.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Tom Hanks offers encouragement to Aston Villa supporters, Riyad Mahrez’s mother speaks out, Robert Lewandowski expresses his preferred dining order, Juan Mata talks money and much more

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Nesta’s new life and his American adventure]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=nesta-s-new-life-and-his-american-adventure-2782557.htmlFIFA.com recently caught up with Alessandro Nesta to hear what he thinks about life on the other side of the touchline, working for former team-mate Paolo Maldini, injecting Italian culture into Miami and much more.]]>Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2782661.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalty pain in Pasadena]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=penalty-pain-in-pasadena-2781880.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 Roberto Baggio’s penalty miss in the 1994 Final. 

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2781290.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Claudio Ranieri gives insight into some motivational talk, Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to his hat-trick performance against Wolfsburg, Pele considers coming out of retirement to bring Brazil the one world title they're missing and much more.]]>Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Young Boys, an old boy and an ex-boy wonder]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=young-boys-an-old-boy-and-an-ex-boy-wonder-2780884.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, as do pieces of history in Argentina and Switzerland.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A new way to follow the game]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-way-to-follow-the-game-2779821.htmlFIFA.com's new Live Scores section brings all the most important results to you in a fresh way to keep up with the beautiful game.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar faces succeed in Europe, Bayern stunned]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=familiar-faces-succeed-in-europe-bayern-stunned-2779461.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there was a familiar look as the race for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals took centre-stage. We also take in the latest from Japan and France, plus an unexpected shock for Germany’s in-form side.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Attack-minded Meola coming off his line]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=attack-minded-meola-stepping-off-his-line-2779512.htmlFIFA.com spoke to former USA goalkeeper and three-time FIFA World Cup veteran Tony Meola about his path to become a head coach, why he always wanted to be a striker, his hunger for trophies and much more.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Antonio Conte through the years]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=antonio-conte-through-the-years-2779529.htmlAfter Antonio Conte was announced as the new Chelsea manager for next season, we look back on the former Juventus icon's career from central midfielder to record-breaking coach in pictures.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Former Italy head coach Cesare Maldini dies aged 84]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=former-italy-head-coach-cesare-maldini-dies-aged-84-2779347.htmlSun, 03 Apr 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2779342.htmlNo less than seven FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including a winner at Brazil 2014.

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Eleven for Borgonovo]]>/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=4/news=eleven-for-borgonovo-2779142.htmlThe Italy squad displayed an extraordinary gesture of generosity for the Stefano Borgonovo Foundation following their friendly match against Germany, when the starting XI donated their Azzurri shirts to raise money for the charity.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:12:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Record breakers and international icons]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=record-breakers-and-international-icons-2773325.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, alongside a man who was delivering post a few years ago and one European behemoth ending a long drought against another.]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The unique tale of Luis Monti]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-unique-tale-of-luis-monti-2772055.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nkono: I’m honoured to be Buffon’s inspiration]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=nkono-i-m-honoured-to-be-buffon-s-inspiration-2771446.htmlAt 38, Gianluigi Buffon achieved yet another milestone in his legendary career, beating the Serie A goalkeeping record for the longest run without conceding a goal. We spoke with the man who inspired him to become a shot-stopper.

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2771122.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Dani Alves shares his thoughts on thinking positively, DeAndre Yedlin debates Batman and Superman, Steven Gerrard spots celebrities in Los Angeles, Thomas Muller tells us about Pep Guardiola’s motivational tactics and more.

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalty drama and victories for favourites]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/075/6/index.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 00:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Shoot-outs, shutouts and a statuesque Swede]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=shoot-outs-shutouts-and-a-statuesque-swede-2770456.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with lots of late drama in a steelyard and an all-conquering city’s dethroning Down Under.]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon extend lead as Spanish title race remains wide open]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=lyon-extend-lead-as-spanish-title-race-remains-wide-open-2770293.htmlAfter an international break, women's club football resumed in several European leagues. FIFA.com rounds up the action from France, Spain and Italy.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Can Juve spring a surprise in Munich?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/020/9/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2769703.htmlFIFA.com's rolling round-up of the weekend’s action.]]>Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2770001.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, including a French superstar and a Uruguayan schemer.

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Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2769879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get a scientific look at Leicester City's impact on the city, Jetro Willems takes a rather humourous approach to picking his dream five-a-side team and Gianluigi Buffon's latest achievement is given the Star Wars treatment.]]>Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Pozzo prepares Azzurri push]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=pozzo-prepares-azzurri-push-2769391.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1934 Final and one of the greatest coaches of all time.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[First-leg wins key to progression]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/276/948/7/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the events from the last 16 in Europe's premier club competition this week.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 23:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Applauding the enemy]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=applauding-the-enemy-2278831.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some moments of footballing brilliance by players that have brought the opposing team's fans to their feet, with Ronaldo, Pele, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho all featuring.

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions imposed on 23 players and officials in Italy]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-imposed-on-23-players-and-officials-in-italy-2769165.htmlCollegio di Garanzia dello Sport of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).]]>Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:49:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Home four face different challenges]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/276/901/0/index.htmlMon, 07 Mar 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Late drama amid headline clashes]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=late-drama-amid-headline-clashes-2766393.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly review of women’s club football looks at Germany, Italy and France where headline match-ups were the theme.]]>Tue, 23 Feb 2016 04:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Salihamidzic: Juve can cause Bayern problems]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/276/641/9/index.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 12:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2766092.htmlIn this week's instalment of The Week in Quotes, four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal voices his support for an unlikely lower division English side, Zlatan Ibrahimovic teases the English press about his future and Johan Cruyff talks about the unorthodox penalty he made famous.

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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Shooting stars and sighs of relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=shooting-stars-and-sighs-of-relief-2765509.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a week that brought notable achievements for Christine Sinclair, Julian Nagelsmann and Juventus, while ending droughts for Valencia and Danny Welbeck.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Table-toppers underpin title hopes ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=table-toppers-underpin-title-hopes-2765473.htmlThe German Women’s Bundesliga returned after an eight-week hiatus, while the winter break is also over in Switzerland, where FC Zurich again find themselves clear at the top.

 

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News