<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTFri, 02 Dec 2016 09:32:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Goals, a golden oldie and a cosmopolitan club]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goals-a-golden-oldie-and-a-cosmopolitan-club-2857319.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an ageless legend in Sao Paulo and goals galore in Central Canada.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Martinez: I love the way Radja plays football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=martinez-i-love-the-way-radja-plays-football-2854037.htmlWed, 23 Nov 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Sansone: I dream of holding the Tricolore at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sansone-i-dream-of-holding-the-tricolore-at-the-world-cup-2852928.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2852961.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, 20 Nov 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[European veterans and Seleção success]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-veterans-and-selecao-success-2852562.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some entertainers in canary-yellow emulating ‘The Beautiful Team’ and an Iberian defying his age.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bierhoff: Belotti is just what Italy needed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bierhoff-belotti-is-just-what-italy-needed-2851108.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The nominees in numbers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-nominees-in-numbers-2850237.htmlFIFA.com runs a statistical eye over the 53 candidates for four prestigious prizes at The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:17:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Ventura: Italy could have doubled our tally]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ventura-italy-could-have-doubled-our-tally-2849699.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 02:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Croatia see off Iceland, Ireland top section]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=croatia-see-off-iceland-ireland-top-section-2849701.htmlThe latest round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia had a little bit of everything. FIFA.com takes a look back at Saturday’s thrills and spills.

 

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Capello: I turned down Italy job]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=capello-i-turned-down-italy-job-2849289.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gagliardini: I can’t believe I’m playing with world champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=gagliardini-i-can-t-believe-i-m-playing-with-world-champions-2848859.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rossi: Mexico have underachieved in World Cups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rossi-mexico-have-underachieved-in-world-cups-2848755.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 13:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Auld enemies clash as giants tackle minnows]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=auld-enemies-clash-as-giants-take-on-minnows-2848675.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ventura: I’m going to chat to Balotelli]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ventura-i-m-going-to-chat-to-balotelli-2848546.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2848022.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, 06 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalty perfection and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=penalty-perfection-and-prolific-scoring-2847874.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an historic achievement for a son of San Sebastian.]]>Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[De Rossi: Astonishing dynamic stopped my Italy retirement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=de-rossi-astonishing-dynamic-stopped-my-italy-retirement-2847214.htmlSun, 30 Oct 2016 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rivalries and ruined records]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=rivalries-and-ruined-records-2846959.htmlFIFA.com reflects on that being the case for one of Europe’s most prominent coaches and two of its most prominent clubs, as well as an unstoppable striker in Medellin and hegemony by the Pearl River.]]>Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pioneering Morace relives her unique milestone]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=pioneering-morace-relives-her-unique-milestone-2846788.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 07:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[El Shaarawy: I'm always thinking about an Italy recall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=el-shaarawy-i-m-always-thinking-about-an-italy-recall-2846401.htmlWed, 26 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lozano: Colombia 2016 is a turning point]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=lozano-colombia-2016-is-a-turning-point-2844983.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Belotti: We showed the great courage of Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=belotti-we-showed-the-great-courage-of-italy-2842295.htmlAndrea Belotti and Gigi Buffon have hailed Italy’s heart following their dramatic 3-2 victory in FYR Macedonia.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=headers-and-volleys-2842190.htmlFIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Debuts, droughts and French Gs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=debuts-droughts-and-french-gs-2841759.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American keeper and surprising droughts for Paraguay and Spain.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Heavyweights share spoils, Iceland stage heroic comeback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=heavyweights-share-spoils-iceland-stage-heroic-comeback-2841104.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from Thursday’s UEFA qualifiers, including a high-intensity stalemate between Spain and Italy.]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Two remain Stateside, silverware on offer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=two-remain-stateside-silverware-on-offer-2839669.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football including action from USA, England, Germany and elsewhere.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Totti: A legend turns 40]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=9/news=totti-a-legend-turns-40-2837148.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 09:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2016/2017<![CDATA[Marco van Basten appointed FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=marco-van-basten-appointed-fifa-chief-officer-for-technical-developmen-2836245.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Tension to the end in last 16]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tension-to-the-end-in-last-16-2836168.htmlThere was drama and intrigue aplenty on the final day of last-16 fixtures at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. FIFA.com rounds up all the action as the remaining quarter-final places were decided at Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[BWP, BVB & Super Mario]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bwp-bvb-super-mario-2836057.html He’s back. You know who. So, too, is a goalscoring goalkeeper and a familiar shutout in a fierce derby. With a free-scoring English forward and German powerhouse also featuring, here’s FIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Egypt edge Italy in extra-time thriller]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357668/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 04:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2834688.html

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Knockout places booked, Falcao honoured]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=knockout-places-booked-falcao-honoured-on-colombia-s-day-of-love-2834694.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from matchday 8 of the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which saw Brazil's Falcao crowned the all-time leading goalscorer of the tournament.  

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Italy keep it 100, Vietnam progress]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357628/match-report.htmlA 2-0 win over Vietnam saw Italy progress to the knockout stages of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 with a perfect record.

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Vietnam taking the rough with the smooth ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=vietnam-taking-the-rough-with-the-smooth-2834472.htmlA surprise victory in their opening match, and a heavy defeat in their second: that is Vietnam’s record so far at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 ahead of their final Group C game against heavyweights Italy, where a win or a draw would see them progress to the tournament's knockout phase.

 
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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Fortino: A natural Italian]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fortino-a-natural-italian-2834199.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Joy and pain as Rivera settles Game of the Century]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=joy-and-pain-as-rivera-settles-game-of-the-century-2833346.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the reaction to Gianni Rivera's memorable winner in the 1970 semi-final.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Falcao inspires Brazil, Mozambique impress]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=falcao-inspires-brazil-mozambique-impress-2833717.htmlMatchday 5 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw Brazil join Russia in the last 16, with a familiar hero emerging for the record champions. With Italy, Paraguay and Ukraine also registering wins, FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Clinical Italians prove too much for Guatemala]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357660/match-report.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 01:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Classic encounters await in the Champions League]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/283/286/7/index.htmlFIFA.com picks out a stand-out encounter from each of the eight sections.]]>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Three familiar names, one surprise package]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=three-familiar-names-one-surprise-package-2832504.htmlFour European nations qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and FIFA.com reviews the continent's qualification tournament, which took place in Jesolo, Italy from 2 to 11 September. 

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Colombian rhythm inspires futsal elite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombian-rhythm-inspires-futsal-elite-2832453.htmlWe review the second matchday of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, which saw a historic victory for Vietnam, the entrance of the Brazilians and Italian resolve in twice coming from behind to win against Paraguay.

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Italians rocket back to see off Paraguay]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357633/match-report.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 03:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[European trio qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-trio-qualify-for-bahamas-2017-2831574.htmlItaly, Portugal and Switzerland joined Poland in qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after reaching the semi-finals of the European qualifying tournament in Jesolo, Italy.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Can anyone topple futsal's dominant duo?]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=can-anyone-topple-futsal-s-dominant-duo-2831322.htmlHaving won all seven FIFA Futsal Word Cups so far between them, Brazil and Spain will start Colombia 2016 as favourites to take home the trophy again. But there are plenty of pretenders waiting to knock them off their perch, as FIFA.com discovers.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016