<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 08 Dec 2017 05:20:00 GMTFri, 08 Dec 2017 05:36:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2923360.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review includes goalscoring and drought-breaking in the UEFA Champions League, patience rewarded in Japan and much more.]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet secure spots in Round of 16]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/292/286/3/index.htmlTue, 05 Dec 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2017/2018<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921919.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921083.htmlNeymar, Sam Kerr and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are among the stars of our latest statistical look at the footballing week.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Italy part ways with Ventura ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=italy-part-ways-with-ventura-2920199.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 18:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Tearful farewell for World Cup legend Buffon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA World Cup™ winner Gianluigi Buffon had been within touching distance of history but ultimately his Italy side fell just short of winning a ticket to Russia 2018. 

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sweden stun Italy to book World Cup return]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=sweden-stun-italy-to-book-world-cup-return-2919904.htmlFor the first time since 1958, Italy will not be going to the FIFA World Cup™. Sweden held on to force a goalless draw in the second leg at the San Siro to defeat the Italians 1-0 on aggregate in their Russia 2018 play-off.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Johansson gives Sweden first-leg advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[When Rossi broke Brazilian hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=when-rossi-broke-brazilian-hearts-2919103.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to Paolo Rossi scoring a hat-trick against Brazil in 1982.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Bonucci: Missing out on the World Cup is not an option]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=bonucci-missing-out-on-the-world-cup-is-not-an-option-2918840.htmlFIFA.com sat down with defender Leonardo Bonucci, recently named a member of the FIFA FIFPro World11 2017, to to look ahead to Italy's crunch FIFA World Cup play-off against Sweden.

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Excitement assured in European play-offs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=excitement-assured-in-european-play-offs-2918857.htmlWhile Europe’s FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers are seen as a marathon rather than a sprint, the play-offs always represent that frantic final dash for the finish line.

 
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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[World Cup winner Pirlo hangs up boots]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=11/news=world-cup-winner-pirlo-hangs-up-boots-2918756.htmlThe 2006 FIFA World Cup™ winner played his final game for New York City in the club's MLS play-off defeat against Columbus Crew on Sunday.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Andersson: Sweden can beat any team in the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=andersson-sweden-can-beat-any-team-in-the-world-2918574.htmlAhead of their two-legged World Cup qualifying play-off against Italy, Sweden head coach Janne Andersson gives insight into his team's mentality and the reasons they've made it this far.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2918517.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the end of an enduring run and a fantastic fightback.]]>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[UEFA play-offs: 8 players to watch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=uefa-play-offs-8-players-to-watch-2918338.htmlWith the Russia 2018 play-offs looming in Europe, FIFA.com looks at eight key players who could emerge as heroes for their respective teams.

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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2917702.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with rotation, trebles and classic marksmen.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Free-scoring Berg eyes play-off glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=free-scoring-berg-eyes-play-off-glory-2917346.htmlMarcus Berg, Sweden's top scorer in World Cup qualifying, speaks to FIFA.com about the play-off against Italy, hitting four against Luxembourg and emerging from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shadow.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Buffon: Being a goalkeeper is in my nature]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=buffon-being-a-goalkeeper-is-in-my-nature-2917363.htmlAfter winning the first ever The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award, Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon sat down with FIFA.com to reflect on his career and to look ahead to an important 2018.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=The Best GoalkeeperKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Early stumbles on the road to France]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=early-stumbles-on-the-road-to-france-2917383.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up the latest France 2019 qualifying action in Europe which was headlined by a shock loss for Germany, while there was glory on-and-off the field for The Netherlands.]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Di Matteo: Italy has a history of producing good coaches]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=di-matteo-italy-has-a-history-of-producing-good-coaches-2915214.htmlIt is safe to say there is quite the Italian flavour to The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award this year. Speaking exclusively to FIFA.com, Roberto Di Matteo explains why Italy are so good at producing coaches, and why he's also tipping Cristiano Ronaldo to remain The Best FIFA Men's Player.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:22:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Chiellini: Buffon makes difficult things look easy]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=chiellini-buffon-makes-difficult-things-look-easy-2915750.htmlGiorgio Chiellini speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about team-mate, friend and The Best FIFA Goalkeeper nominee Gianluigi Buffon.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:24:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Europe’s eight play-off contenders in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=europe-s-eight-play-off-contenders-in-numbers-2915338.htmlEight teams discovered their opponents who stand in their way of a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but how do they fair in the European play-offs themselves? We analyse the eight teams and how they have fared in the past.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Europe's play-off participants learn fate ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=europe-s-play-off-participants-learn-fate-2915188.htmlThe match-ups to contest the final four European tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Russia™ have been decided, as the play-off ties featuring the group stage's eight best second-placed sides were confirmed in Zurich on Tuesday.

 
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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Relive the European play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=follow-the-european-play-off-draw-2914996.htmlFIFA.com streamed live the Official Draw for the European FIFA World Cup play-off, which took  place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich at 14:00 CET.]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All you need to know about Tuesday's European play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-you-need-to-know-about-the-european-play-off-draw-2914803.htmlThe draw will take place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on Tuesday 17 October at 14:00 (local time) and will be live streamed on FIFA.com and FIFA's YouTube channel. 

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Totti: Messi, Neymar & Ronaldo are footballing aliens]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=totti-messi-neymar-ronaldo-are-footballing-aliens-2914667.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 05:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[How to follow Tuesday's European play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=follow-the-european-play-off-draw-live-2914502.htmlThe draw for the upcoming European play-off round, with four World Cup places up for grabs, will take place at 14.00 on Tuesday 17 October in Zurich. Find out how you can follow it live!

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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 05:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Huppenkothen and Hierro to present European play-off draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=huppenkothen-and-hierro-will-present-european-play-off-draw-2913919.htmlRenowned Mexican TV presenter Vanessa Huppenkothen and former Spain captain Fernando Hierro will conduct the official draw for the European playoff matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Serbians relieved, Icelanders in raptures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=serbians-relieved-icelanders-in-raptures-2912510.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's European 2018 World Cup qualifying action where Serbia and Iceland both secured qualification for Russia, while two more play-off spots were locked up.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Monday? ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-monday-2912083.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ranieri: I really admire Conte and Allegri]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=ranieri-i-really-admire-conte-and-allegri-2911677.htmlFIFA.com caught up with The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016 Claudio Ranieri to see how he is adapting to life at his new club Nantes, what the award has brought him and his verdict on this year's nominees.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Spain through at Italy’s expense, Serbia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-through-at-italy-s-expense-serbia-stumble-2911147.htmlFIFA.com reviews Russia 2018 qualifying action in Europe where 2010 world champions Spain booked their ticket to another World Cup, while there were major stumbles by Italy and Serbia.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Spain secure Russia 2018 berth]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-secure-russia-2018-berth-2911043.htmlSpain's  victory against Albania, combined with Italy’s failure to beat FYR Macedonia, saw the 2010 World Cup winners clinch Group G’s top spot.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Determination fuelling Allegri's fire for 25 years]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=determination-fueling-allegri-s-fire-for-25-years-2909981.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 10:42:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[How it all began for Allegri, Conte and Zidane]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=how-it-all-began-for-allegri-conte-and-zidane-2910140.htmlWith Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane having been named as finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017 award, FIFA.com takes a step back in time to recall their early days in the dugout. 

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:39:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Panucci: Albania will be brave against Spain and Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=panucci-albania-will-be-brave-against-spain-and-italy-2910103.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Albania coach Christian Panucci - a former Italy coach who starred for Real Madrid - speaks about his team taking on Group G's leading duo, their prospects and his own career. 

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Conte’s key qualities: In his players’ words]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=conte-s-key-qualities-in-his-players-words-2909985.htmlWhat's The Best FIFA Men’s Coach finalist Antonio Conte like as a manager? FIFA.com collects the thoughts from the men who know the Italian's coaching qualities more than anyone: his players.  

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:19:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2908755.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[No surprises as big guns make strong starts ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=no-surprises-as-big-guns-make-strong-starts-2908512.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 11:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European nations vie for France 2019 slots]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=european-nations-vie-for-france-2019-slots-2907740.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the first two rounds of European qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, with the continent's giants all set to enter the fray and begin battling it out for the eight available places.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Renewed hope for Turkey, Serbia edge closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=renewed-hope-for-turkey-serbia-edge-closer-2907125.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 01:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=spain-dominate-italy-as-other-groups-remain-tantalisingly-close-2906640.htmlSun, 03 Sep 2017 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nacho: Spain must stay relaxed against Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=nacho-spain-must-stay-relaxed-against-italy-2906314.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2905113.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with big cats ripping up records in Moselle and Sao Paulo and a mega-money signing sizzling.]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Video Vault: Cannavaro and Italy savour World Cup glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=video-vault-cannavaro-and-italy-savour-world-cup-glory-2904996.html In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com looks back at Italy's Germany 2006 triumph through the eyes of their Il Capitano, Fabio Cannavaro. ]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Spain end Women’s U-19 EURO final hoodoo]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-end-women-s-u-19-euro-final-hoodoo-2904838.htmlFIFA.com reviews the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship after Spain cast aside several years of heartbreak to win the final of a tournament which saw three other teams book qualification to France 2018.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018