<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 09 Feb 2016 03:36:00 GMTTue, 09 Feb 2016 03:44:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[All to play for in France, Italy, Spain]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=all-to-play-for-in-france-italy-spain-2764520.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there were vastly contrasting fortunes for the leading pack in France, Spain and Italy, as well as Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Icons emulated as a drought ends]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=icons-emulated-as-a-drought-ends-2763510.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alberto Gilardino and Salomon Kalou feature alongside a momentous title for Melbourne City and a moment of relief for Eden Hazard.]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Loans in droves on deadline day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the standout deals from the final weekend of the transfer window, and the biggest moves on deadline day, with the use of the loan system a common theme in the closing hours as it was throughout January.]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Melbourne crown perfect season, lead changes in Italy]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=melbourne-crown-perfect-season-lead-changes-in-italy-2763449.htmlTue, 02 Feb 2016 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Over a century of derbies]]>/news/y=2008/m=9/news=century-derbies-890439.htmlMilan giants AC and Inter have been battling for bragging rights in Italy's most populous city outside of the capital for over a century, with the eternal struggle between the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri fast approaching 300 games.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:40:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=RivalriesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=week-in-quotes-2757324.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Dimitar Berbatov interviewing himself, Caleb Porter comparing winning a title to ice cream, Stuart Pearce signing for “the worst team in the UK” and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Serbian star Vidic announces retirement ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Old boys and loan rangers on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the latest transfer business across the world of football, with free transfers and tentative loan deals the flavour of the month in the January window so far.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Vital veterans and a lethal lefty]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=vital-veterans-and-a-lethal-lefty-2757001.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the mid-30s trio of Clemens Fritz, Claudio Pizarro and Aritz Aduriz feature alongside Paulo Dybala, Arsenal-Chelsea and a less-than-cordial Argentinian friendly.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Tight margins at league summits]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=tight-margins-at-the-summit-2756787.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest in women's club football, including high drama in Australia, an increasingly fascinating title race in Italy, plus news from Portugal.]]>Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[January window creaking open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the movers and shakers in the January transfer window so far, with European sides looking to bolster their squads mid-season and teams further afield sculpting their sides for a fresh campaign.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalties, predators and comeback kings]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=penalties-predators-and-comeback-kings-2756025.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring feats of Messrs Suarez and Higuain feature alongside comebacks for Rennes and Orlando Pirates and a late, late equaliser from Chelsea’s veteran captain.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Perfect dozen for big guns]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=perfect-dozen-for-big-guns-2755889.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women's club action, headlined by massive results for Lyon and Melbourne City, while intriguing top-of-the-table action took place in Italy and Spain.]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2755723.htmlSun, 17 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2755529.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Arsene Wenger on David Bowie, Wendell Lira on his FIFA Puskas Award triumph and Steve Harper paying tribute to the late Pavel Srnicek.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Golden oldies and Gabonese glory]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=golden-oldies-and-gabonese-glory-2755272.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review reflects on a positive week for French Ligue 1 veterans and Italian and Portuguese giants, while highlighting a historic award for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the end of a Lionel Messi 'drought'.]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Title joy and a ten-goal triumph]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=title-joy-and-a-ten-goal-triumph-2747607.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Frontrunners maintain charge amid goal avalanche ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=frontrunners-maintain-charge-amid-goal-avalanche-2744989.htmlFIFA.com’s latest review of women’s club football visits Australia, France, Germany and Italy where big wins for the leading teams proved to be a recurring theme.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[You can still vote!]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=you-can-still-vote-2741529.htmlFIFA.com fans can still get their votes in for their favourite goal of the past year.]]>Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:25:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2735507.htmlFIFA.com celebrates those turning a year older this week, including a South African star, a Mexican midfielder, a Manchester United and Italy full-back, a Greek hero and many more.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2735494.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at the top quips from around world football, Brechin City's goalkeeper turns up at the wrong ground, Gerard Pique expresses his distaste for British cuisine, Arsenal’s manager discusses bargain hunting and much more.]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Mexes eyes fresh glory for Milan]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexes-eye-fresh-glory-for-milan-2735482.htmlAC Milan's Philippe Mexes spoke to FIFA.com about his contender for the FIFA Puskás Award and his dream of the Rossoneri returning to centre stage at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, reminiscent of years past.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:05:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Wonder goal takes Tevez back to his roots]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=wonder-goal-takes-tevez-back-to-his-roots-2733949.htmlpotreros of his youth.]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=News<![CDATA[Mexes tries his luck in style ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexes-tries-his-luck-in-style-2733250.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Florenzi: I was stunned]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=florenzi-i-was-stunned-2732234.htmlRoma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi looks back at his once-in-a-lifetime wonder strike against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League which is in the running for this year’s FIFA Puskás Award.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:22:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets and a golden oldie]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=golden-eaglets-and-a-golden-oldie-2731942.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 07:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Zola: Maradona would have scored more today ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=www.sc.qa about the Maradona-Messi debate, his unfulfilled Chelsea dream and the current blues hanging over Stamford Bridge.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2731124.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2730534.htmlThis week featuring lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, Costa Rican women's football pioneer Marina Elena Valverde, team-mates paying tribute to Abby Wambach, who recently announced she will retire at the end of the year, and more.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Ballon d'Or in Numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-ballon-d-or-in-numbers-2723098.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at the 59-year history of the award along with some of its more remarkable winners and a few serial bridesmaids.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Teens, titans and derby delight]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=teens-titans-and-derby-delight-2722323.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Gattuso: It's my turn to teach ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com about his latest coaching post at Pisa and reflects on his European and world titles, his partnership with Andrea Pirlo and the modern-day midfielders he most admires.]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016<![CDATA[The nominations in tweets]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-nominations-in-tweets-2720896.htmlHow did the stars react when the shortlist for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award was revealed? FIFA.com has compiled the best tweets on all things #BallondOr…

 

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:08:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Speed, streaks and a superstar]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=speed-streaks-and-a-superstar-2719689.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2718549.htmlSun, 18 Oct 2015 09:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Matthaus: Messi the only player who can win]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=matthaus-there-can-be-only-one-winner-messi-2709737.htmlFIFA.com his memories of that memorable year, and also views for the 2015 award.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:11:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2708963.htmlSami Hyppia, Asisat Oshoala, Xherdan Shaqiri and Martin Jorgensen are among the famous footballers celebrating a birthday this week in FIFA.com's weekly feature.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[New champions and hat-trick heroes ]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=new-champions-and-hat-trick-heroes-2702602.html FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2698806.htmlInspirational utterances from Edu, George Mann and Michael Lahoud headline our look back at the week's standout quotes and tweets from the world of football. 

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA 16 in Tweets]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=fifa-16-in-tweets-2696265.htmlGamers all over the world are are excited about the latest edition in the FIFA-series and so are the real-life footballers the game is modeled on! FIFA.com gathers up some of the reactions to the release from football stars from all over the world.

 
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Lloyd’s hot streak continues, Europe’s contenders jostle]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lloyd-s-hot-streak-continues-europe-s-contenders-jostle-2695949.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lewandowski dazzles amid legends’ landmarks ]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lewandowski-dazzles-amid-legends-landmarks-2695747.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pairings drawn for 1,000 day countdown tournament]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=pairings-drawn-for-1-000-day-countdown-tournament-2678459.htmlThe semi-final pairings of the U-16 international tournament – one of the ceremonial events to be held to mark the 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Friday, 18 September – have been announced.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Shutouts, spot kicks and King Cristiano ]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=shutouts-spot-kicks-and-king-cristiano-2678094.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review alongside Eder, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Boca Juniors and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Matthaus and Zambrotta to attend 1,000 day countdown in Moscow ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=matthaus-and-zambrotta-to-attend-1-000-day-countdown-in-moscow-2677862.htmlTue, 15 Sep 2015 12:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2677046.html​Featuring a legendary womaniser, a famous bulldog, a Frenchman singing, an Ivorian dancing, the re-enactment of an iconic sporting moment and a quintessential rags-to-riches story.]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sizzling Brazil stun the Azteca]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=sizzling-brazil-stun-the-azteca-514638.htmlFri, 11 Sep 2015 08:13:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™