<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 11 Dec 2014 13:40:00 GMTThu, 11 Dec 2014 15:20:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Jumping Jamaicans dare to dream again]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=jumping-jamaicans-dare-to-dream-again-2491093.htmlFIFA.com profiles the progress been made by Winfried Schafer’s Jamaica, whose reward has been a 42-place rise on the global ladder.]]>Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:40:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our weekly birthday round-up we feature a Portuguese midfield maestro, the man who now has a penalty shot named after him, a recently retired American centre-back and Australia's all-time leading scorer.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Success stories help shape future of women’s football]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2471093/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[CONCACAF octet aim for world stage]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=concacaf-octet-aim-for-world-stage-2456434.htmlTue, 14 Oct 2014 02:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Uruguay held in Suarez return, Japan edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In Friday's early international friendlies, Japan edged Jamaica 1-0 on a 16th-minute own goal, United Arab Emirates held Australia to a goalless draw in Abu Dhabi, Costa Rica outgunned Oman 4-3 and Saudi Arabia drew 1-1 with Uruguay on Luis Suarez's international return.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Japan edge Jamaica for Aguirre's first win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Germany and France catching up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=germany-and-france-catching-up-2441621.htmlThere are no changes at the very top of the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, but Germany have cut the USA's lead to a mere six points, while all ten CONMEBOL teams are ranked. 

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s best to battle in group stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action by looking at a few of the marquee match-ups and unfamiliar faces taking part in the region’s premier competition.]]>Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Azzurri agony, King Klose and buoyant Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=azzurri-agony-king-klose-and-buoyant-brazil-2362839.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical review of the recent international friendlies makes positive reading for Brazil, France, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and Miroslav Klose but no so for Italy and Cesc Fabregas.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Braces galore as France hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=braces-galore-as-france-hit-eight-2359925.htmlSun, 08 Jun 2014 21:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[USA take title, Ticas through in thriller ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=usa-take-title-ticas-through-thriller-2263159.htmlMon, 20 Jan 2014 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Finishing line nears for Canada 2014 hopefuls]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=finishing-line-nears-for-canada-2014-hopefuls-2257762.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2014 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Ricketts, Valeri win MLS awards]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Portland Timbers continued to pick up awards after coach Caleb Porter was named Coach of the Year with Donovan Ricketts winning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and Diego Valeri winning Newcomer of the Year. 

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2013
<![CDATA[Keane, Cahill among MLS Best 11]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Irish forward Robbie Keane of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Australian midfielder Tim Cahill were named to Major League Soccer's Best 11 in the week leading up to the final between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake. 

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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2013
<![CDATA[USA cruise, Mexico ride the hard road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=usa-cruise-mexico-ride-the-hard-road-2227013.htmlWed, 20 Nov 2013 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mexico, Canada bound for Costa Rica]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2220384/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Live Your Goals busy across the globe]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/liveyourgoals/news/newsid=2215045/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back on the initiative’s latest developments in September and October.]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF team up in Cayman Islands]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2208485/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to open development seminar in Cayman Islands]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2197988/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb will open a five-day FIFA seminar in Grand Cayman on Monday 21 October.

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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Joy for Honduras as USA rescue Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=honduras-usa-save-mexico-devastate-panama-2197001.htmlFIFA.com for a look at a wild final day in the CONCACAF hexagonal.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Espinoza: We must remain focused]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=espinoza-can-take-our-foot-off-the-pedal-2195946.htmlHonduras midfielder Roger Espinoza speaks to FIFA.com about his team’s chances of qualifying for Brazil 2014 and the importance of remaining focused ahead of their final match.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[USA scale summit as Mexico hang on ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=usa-scale-summit-mexico-hang-2194834.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 05:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Honduras edge closer with Costa Rica win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=honduras-edge-closer-with-costa-rica-win-2194829.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 23:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[More Mexico drama as Hexagonal winds down ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=more-mexico-drama-hexagonal-winds-down-2193148.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at this Friday's penultimate contests with special attention paid to Mexico's monumental woes.]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Spirit of ’98 revives slim Jamaican hopes ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=spirit-revives-slim-jamaican-hopes-2191975.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Jamaica, rock-bottom of the CONCACAF Hexagonal with just two games to go and trying to conjure up the spirit that saw the Reggae Boyz reach the world finals of France 1998.]]>Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 29 Sep 2013 02:54:01 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[USA, Ticos stamp ticket, Mexico despair ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=usa-ticos-stamp-tickets-amid-mexican-despair-2172104.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 04:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico limp to Clasico as duo eye berths ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=mexico-limp-clasico-duo-eye-qualification-2169509.htmlMon, 09 Sep 2013 13:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Disaster at Azteca as big two toppled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=disaster-azteca-big-two-toppled-2169107.htmlUSA fell from top spot in CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014 after their winning run came to an end in Costa Rica, while Mexico’s nightmare campaign continued with a defeat against Honduras at the fabled Azteca.

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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[USA roll as Mexico face Azteca stress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=rampant-usa-roll-mexico-face-azteca-stress-2159840.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 04:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Bolt: I’m impressed by Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=bolt-impressed-brazil-2158608.htmlFacebook and Twitter users during a visit to the Home of FIFA in Zurich.]]>Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Schaefer: We daren’t lose to Panama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=schaefer-daren-lose-panama-2155418.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to the much-travelled Winfried Schaefer about his new task as Jamaica's head coach, why he likes his job and his plans for the future.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:14:25 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Jamaican player and official provisionally suspended following anti-doping tests]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2149112/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended a Jamaican international footballer and a Jamaican team official for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings, following an adverse analytical finding in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier played in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on 11 June 2013.

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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:38:02 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com's usual ahead to this week's birthday boys and girls in the world of football.]]>Sun, 04 Aug 2013 09:12:59 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Ticos buoyed by Ranking progress]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=ticos-buoyed-ranking-progress-2140208.html At the start of the year Costa Rica occupied a modest 66th place in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, but much has changed in nine months. They're now up to 39th overall - and up to third in the CONCACAF section.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:17:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Many candidates to host the FIFA Congress 2016 and 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2138983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Reggae Boyz name Schafer as coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=reggae-boyz-name-schafer-coach-2137738.htmlThu, 18 Jul 2013 03:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Stars and Stripes soar as Ticos keep pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=stars-and-stripes-streak-ticos-keep-pace-2112644.html ]]>Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Hard road ends for Jamaica’s Whitmore ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=hard-road-ends-for-jamaica-whitmore-2107984.htmlReggae Boyz in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.]]>Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:37:28 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Azteca misery for Mexico as USA soar ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=azteca-misery-for-mexico-states-soar-2106223.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2013 05:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Home comforts await Mexico, USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=home-comforts-await-mexico-usa-2105046.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 12:33:43 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Lucky seven for leading Hexagonal trio ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=lucky-seven-for-leading-hexagonal-trio-2104451.htmlSat, 08 Jun 2013 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[No summer holiday for Hexagonal hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=summer-holiday-for-hexagonal-hopefuls-2103210.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Friday’s first matchday.]]>Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico claim crucial win in Kingston ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=mexico-claim-crucial-win-kingston-2102805.htmlReggae Boyz’ campaign in tatters.]]>Wed, 05 Jun 2013 04:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Bengtson: Honduras ready to fight for it]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=bengtson-honduras-ready-fight-for-2102331.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Honduras forward Jerry Bengtson, one of the players central to Los Catrachos' hopes of reaching Brazil 2014.]]>Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our weekly birthday feature FIFA.com looks ahead to footballing stars set to celebrate over the next seven days, this week including three veterans of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ and one of beach soccer's greats.

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Sun, 26 May 2013 11:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Whitmore: Jamaica need goals now]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=whitmore-jamaica-need-goals-now-2078425.htmlReggae Boyz are looking up from the bottom of the CONCACAF standings, but coach Theodore Whitmore isn't worried about his goal-shy islanders in the face of all-or-nothing June qualifiers against Mexico, USA and Honduras.]]>Thu, 16 May 2013 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[USA back with a bang as Salvadorans stride]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 May 2013 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Mexico, Salvadorans comb the beach for gold]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 07 May 2013 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Mexico juniors continue to dominate]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=mexico-juniors-continue-dominate-2061234.htmlSat, 20 Apr 2013 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013