<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 21 Jun 2015 00:48:00 GMTSun, 21 Jun 2015 01:25:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Uruguay progress after Paraguay draw, Argentina edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Holders Uruguay made sure of their place in the 2015 Copa America quarter-finals on Saturday after battling to a 1-1 draw with Paraguay in a rematch of the 2011 final, while Gonzalo Higuain fired the only goal as Argentina marked Lionel Messi's 100th appearance with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Jamaica.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Messi, Neymar and Rodriguez decorate wide-open duel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the Copa America 2015, which, due to the emergence of Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, is poised to be thrilling event.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF celebrates Women’s Football Day in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=concacaf-celebrates-women-s-football-day-in-style-2608192.htmlFIFA.com looks back on CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day and the outstanding events the member associations in the region put on to support the continued development and growth of the game.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Gerrard: Sterling should sign a new Liverpool deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 May 2015 14:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[The Anfield Rap]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-anfield-rap-2594728.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a legendary Liverpool side performing an unforgettable song.]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA 11 for Health launches in the Caribbean]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=fifa-11-for-health-launches-in-the-caribbean-2593942.html Seven countries participated in a two-day pilot FIFA 11 for Health workshop for the Caribbean, which concluded today in Puerto Rico.]]>Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release<![CDATA[Seconds, hours and years]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=seconds-hours-and-years-2590748.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which also makes pleasant reading for Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Sydney FC.]]>Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico seize Espinho berth, gritty Costa Rica join them]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=mexico-seize-espinho-berth-gritty-costa-rica-join-them-2582740.htmlTue, 07 Apr 2015 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2581766.htmlSat, 04 Apr 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sterling: I don't want to be perceived as a money-grabber]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2579574.htmlFeaturing the WWE, the perfect boyfriend, warming toilet seats, a terrible dancer, a FIFA Ballon d'Or hopeful, silly nicknames and much more!

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Costa Rica, USA qualify for Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=costa-rica-usa-qualify-for-chile-2565627.htmlSun, 15 Mar 2015 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Honduras book Chile ticket]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=honduras-book-chile-ticket-2557811.htmlThu, 12 Mar 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[The Wright stuff for USA?]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-wright-stuff-for-usa-2534249.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at USA phenom Haji Wright, getting set to take on CONCACAF's best in Honduras with a place at the U-17 World Cup on the line. ]]>Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Improving beach soccer technique in CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=improving-beach-soccer-technique-in-concacaf-2534330.htmlWith the support of FIFA, attendees from 16 members associations from CONCACAF met in Miami between 24-28 February for a Workshop on Beach Soccer Technical Preparation.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Mighty Mexico lead New Zealand-bound CONCACAF quartet]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=mighty-mexico-lead-new-zealand-bound-concacaf-quartet-2511414.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 21:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw lights 2018 touch paper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-draw-lights-2018-touch-paper-2507377.htmlThe first qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region are now known, with some of the smallest competitors in the confederation set to take the pitch in March.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-and-concacaf-introduce-club-licensing-in-the-concacaf-region-2507080.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Russia begins in Miami]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=road-to-russia-begins-in-miami-2506304.htmlCONCACAF will enter the fray for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in March, with a draw in Miami for the region's early qualifying rounds scheduled for Thursday.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF contenders' sights on New Zealand]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-contenders-sights-on-new-zealand-2504176.htmlFIFA.com previews the battle regional supremacy at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, with four precious spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 up for grabs.]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![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!]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2480806.htmlIn 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]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=success-stories-help-shape-future-of-women-s-football-2471093.htmlFri, 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=Friendlies
<![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=Friendlies<![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/tournaments/archive/u17womensworldcup/costarica2014/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]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=11/news=live-your-goals-busy-across-the-globe-2215045.htmlFIFA.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]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-concacaf-team-cayman-islands-2208485.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 09:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to open development seminar in Cayman Islands]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-president-open-development-seminar-cayman-islands-2197988.htmlFIFA 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]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=the-week-quotes-2182022.htmlSun, 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