<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Jul 2016 16:31:00 GMTTue, 26 Jul 2016 12:34:19 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 ™
<![CDATA[Remembering Germany 2006 in all its glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=remembering-germany-2006-in-all-its-glory-2804741.htmlThe 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Teeming with extraordinary exploits and memorable moments – many of which will surely spring to mind if you think back – the tournament now holds pride of place in the history of the global showpiece. From 1 to 9 July, FIFA.com and our various social media accounts will be taking you on a journey back in time. 

 

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Eder: We were ready for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/420/7/index.htmlAfter Italy's victory against Spain in the UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16, FIFA.com caught up with La Azzurra's Eder who reflects on the win that fired his side into the competition's quarter-final and talks having to face FIFA World Cup™ holders Germany in Bordeaux. 

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Italy serve up masterclass, Iceland's fairy tale continues]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/415/0/index.html 

Italy outplayed Spain in every department to set up a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final encounter against another European powerhouse, Germany, while Iceland upset the odds once again to dump out an England side who were found wanting for wherewithal and inspiration.

 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Iceland and Republic of Ireland make history in dramatic finale]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/333/4/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tense and dramatic conclusion to the UEFA EURO 2016 group-stage as Iceland and Republic of Ireland advanced in spectacular fashion, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic exited the international stage in underwhelming fashion.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Shocks, shots and a super sub]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=shocks-shots-and-a-super-sub-2801797.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the statistical highlights of the week from the ongoing UEFA EURO and Copa America.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Exciting title races and a double winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=exciting-title-races-and-a-double-winner-2801629.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Italy down Belgium, Spain leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/159/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at Monday’s exciting UEFA EURO 2016 encounters headed by wins for Italy and hosts Spain, plus a stalemate for Republic of Ireland and Sweden.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2801194.htmlA prolific Canadian striker, an Ecuadorian combative defensive midfielder and a Roma legend all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

 

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Dabbur: I can't wait for the opening match ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dabbur-i-can-t-wait-for-the-opening-match-2800058.htmlFIFA.com about his motivation to lift his game in the weeks to come to ensure he will be facing Italy when Israel’s Group G 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying campaign begins on 5 September.]]>Tue, 07 Jun 2016 04:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Women's round-up: May 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=women-round-up-may-2016-2799232.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Tymoshchuk: Swiss shoot-out was a highlight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tymoshchuk-swiss-shoot-out-was-a-highlight-2792750.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk on the eve of the ten-year anniversary of Ukraine's finest hour on the international footballing stage when they reached the quarter-finals at their first-ever FIFA World Cup at Germany 2006.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2793051.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.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[They said it: Jose Mourinho]]>/news/y=2009/m=2/news=-1033132.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=They Said ItKind=News<![CDATA[A double, a drubbing and the dreaded drop]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-double-a-drubbing-and-the-dreaded-drop-2792391.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you through the host cities of four former FIFA World Cup Finals and one future one, as well as the Big Apple.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2792008.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.

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Sun, 22 May 2016 10:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Saints, strikers and a first touch]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=saints-strikers-and-a-first-touch-2791398.html Scoring records evaporating in Naples, Paris and Prague feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an unlikely outfit’s relentless improvement and a fairytale start to a professional career.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 05:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany’s European title dream comes true]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=germany-s-european-title-dream-comes-true-2791357.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Glory, gilt-edged goals and giant crowds]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=glory-gilt-edged-goals-and-giant-crowds-2791320.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Luca Toni in numbers]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=luca-toni-in-stats-2790428.htmlFIFA.com digs up the numbers behind the admirable, 22-year playing career of Luca Toni, after the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany winner recently bowed out in style.]]>Tue, 10 May 2016 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2790172.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get reaction from Leicester City players and manager Claudio Ranieri after winning the English Premier League, former Canada goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc gives insight into disappointment at London 2012 and more.]]>Sat, 07 May 2016 09:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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