<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 18 Oct 2017 09:24:00 GMTThu, 19 Oct 2017 09:39:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-helmut-schon-2902642.htmlThought of as one of the most successful coaches in German football history, Helmut Schon holds the World Cup record for most matches as coach (25). FIFA.com goes behind the record and takes a closer look at Schon's achievement.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A dribble, a shutout and a three-team club]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-dribble-a-shutout-and-a-three-club-club-2902228.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with joy for a Brooklynite and a Reddingite.]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Bonucci completes AC Milan switch]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=bonucci-completes-ac-milan-switch-2901309.htmlItaly defender Leonardo Bonucci has sealed a move to AC Milan after signing a deal which keeps him with the Rossoneri until 2022 on Thursday.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bearzot’s Blues of ’82 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=bearzot-s-blues-of-82-in-numbers-2901324.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical review of Italy’s conquest of Spain 1982, along with a scream, a drought and a treble.]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1982 FIFA World Cup Spain ™<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Boban presented with fair play award]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=boban-presented-with-fair-play-award-2900731.htmlSun, 09 Jul 2017 13:47:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England soar as history-makers abound in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-soar-as-history-makers-abound-in-korea-republic-2894526.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 ended in scintillating style in Suwon as England won their first ever title at this level. Fittingly capping off a tournament graced by dazzling moments, both individually and collectively, the Young Lions and Venezuela put on a final befitting a fine three weeks of action.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iceland-leave-it-late-big-guns-pocket-three-points-2894498.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Golden trio reflect on personal glory]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=golden-trio-reflect-on-personal-glory-2894410.htmlWe hear from adidas Golden Ball winner Dominic Solanke and England team-mate Freddie Woodman, who clinched the adidas Golden Glove, as well Italy's Riccardo Orsolini - who took home the adidas Golden Boot.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England make history as Korea Republic curtain closes]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-crowned-u-20-champions-2894342.htmlEngland made history in Suwon as they claimed their first FIFA U-20 World Cup, capping off a scintillating tournament with a 1-0 win over Venezuela in a pulsating final.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Italy beat Uruguay on penalties to finish third]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275952/match=300367085/match-report.htmlItaly finished in third place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after beating Uruguay 4-1 on penalties following a goalless draw.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Italy, Uruguay determined to end on high]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=italy-uruguay-determined-to-end-on-high-2893915.htmlCoaches and players from Italy and Uruguay preview the match for third place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England, Venezuela book tickets to maiden finals]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-venezuela-book-tickets-to-maiden-finals-2893755.htmlThe final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been decided, after England and Venezuela both came from behind to seal passage to Suwon and send themselves into their first appearances in the tournament showpiece.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England come from behind to reach final]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275954/match=300367084/match-report.htmlEngland came from behind to beat Italy 3-1 and advance to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final thanks to second-half strikes from Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Woodman, England's self-effacing foundation]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=woodman-england-s-self-effacing-foundation-2893029.htmlAfter booking their spot in the FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-finals with victory over Mexico, eyes turned to the outstanding showing from goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. The modest goalkeeper was not having that, though.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017