<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 20 Oct 2017 09:38:00 GMTFri, 20 Oct 2017 09:38:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Bolt: I would love to play football now]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=bolt-i-would-love-to-play-football-now-2916000.htmlRetired sprinter Usain Bolt gives his thoughts on this year’s The Best FIFA Football Awards™ candidates, discusses his desire to start a career playing football and tells us what it takes to be the best.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=brazil-back-on-top-while-gold-cup-performers-climb-2903380.htmlBrazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![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[Stars and Stripes close gap on El Tri ]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/290/196/1/index.htmlThu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017<![CDATA[USA win sixth Gold Cup title ]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/290/210/2/index.htmlThu, 27 Jul 2017 05:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017<![CDATA[Jamaica stun Mexico, set up USA final]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/290/188/7/index.htmlJamaica set up a final with USA in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 after a 1-0 victory over Mexico thanks to a late Kemar Lawrence free-kick at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico and Jamaica tee up last-four meeting]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=7/news=mexico-and-jamaica-tee-up-last-four-meeting-2901747.htmlMexico and Jamaica completed the semi-final line-up at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday, thanks to their respective quarter-final defeats of Honduras and Canada.

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Big names set stage for knockout drama]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/290/134/8/index.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the group-stage action at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup where there was no shortage of tight contests, but little in the way of upset results.]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017<![CDATA[Gold Cup contenders banking on youth]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/290/059/1/index.htmlThe 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is all set to begin, with 12 teams vying for regional glory in the United States over the next three weeks, with plenty of young talent set to taking to the stage.

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Stalteri's starlets have eyes on India ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stalteri-s-starlets-have-eyes-on-india-2880128.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ticos the toast of CONCACAF’s 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ticos-the-toast-of-concacaf-s-2016-2861378.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the year 2016, an eventful 12 months in which USA lost their coach and Costa Rica took dead aim at first place on the road to Russia.]]>Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Flores: Special Deeney can play for England]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=flores-special-deeney-can-play-for-england-2860128.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Aubameyang challenges Bolt to race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=aubameyang-challenges-bolt-to-race-2857122.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 00:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Bibi goes back to France ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bibi-goes-back-to-france-2835074.htmlRicardo Gardner, who played at Jamaica’s FIFA World Cup debut at France 1998 aged just 19, reminisces with FIFA.com about that remarkable experience, which would shape his entire playing career.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™
<![CDATA[USA, Honduras complete Hex ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=usa-honduras-complete-hex-2831177.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF trio join Mexico in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=concacaf-trio-join-mexico-in-hex-2830474.htmlSat, 03 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All-or-nothing time in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=all-or-nothing-time-in-concacaf-2824207.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the Russia 2018 qualifying action from around the CONCACAF zone on Friday night, where five spots are up for grabs in the final Hexagonal.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gomez: Patient approach has helped Panama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gomez-patient-approach-has-helped-panama-2823353.htmlLos Canaleros' change of style and hopes of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Mexico tough it out to top Group C]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/163/3/index.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 05:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Venezuela and Mexico through, Uruguay out]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/078/4/index.htmlLa Celeste tumble out of the competition, while a win for Mexico over Jamaica secured El Tri and La Vinotinto a spot in the quarter-finals.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Mexico and Uruguay buck the trend]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/018/9/index.html]]>Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Mexico through to Hex as USA rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-through-to-hex-as-usa-rebound-2773275.html FIFA.com recaps the action from Tuesday night in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Mexico became the first team to qualify for the final Hexagonal round and USA got back on track with a big win. ]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA under pressure as CONCACAF contenders meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-under-pressure-as-concacaf-s-contenders-meet-again-2772833.htmlFIFA.com previews the Tuesday qualifying action in CONCACAF, where Mexico are flying high and USA have found themselves in a sorry state of affairs. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico alone on top, USA adrift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-alone-on-top-usa-adrift-2772546.html FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday's CONCACAF Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018, where Mexico are flying high and USA are down in the dumps. ]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Schaefer: Jamaica more than muscle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=schaefer-jamaica-more-than-muscle-2771561.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Jamaica coach Winfried Schaefer who says his Reggae Boyz are a well-rounded team as they head into Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, Costa Rica keen to stay perfect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-costa-rica-keen-to-stay-perfect-2771841.html FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 3 of Round Four on CONCACAF's long road to Russia 2018, where Mexico and Costa Rica are eager to maintain their unblemished records. ]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Urena: Goalscoring is my business]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=urena-goalscoring-is-my-business-2769370.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Costa Rica striker Marcos Urena, who recalls scoring at Brazil 2014 and looks ahead to Los Ticos' double header against Jamaica in CONCACAF Zone qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF youngsters aiming for Amman]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=concacaf-youngsters-aiming-for-amman-2767597.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, which is set to kick off in Grenada on Thursday, where eight teams will vie for three tickets to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 later this year.

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Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Rough draw for Copa hosts USA]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/276/637/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 02:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF organise successful club licensing seminar in Panama]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-concacaf-organise-successful-club-licensing-seminar-in-panama-2757381.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Tappa's journey from France ’98 to Kid Chocolate Hall]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=tappa-s-journey-from-france-98-to-kid-chocolate-hall-2756169.html FIFA.com traces the steps of Jamaica legend Theodore Tappa Whitmore, who's gone from the glory days of Jamaica's golden generation to become a futsal pioneer on the island.]]>Fri, 22 Jan 2016 02:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Mexico out in front on CONCACAF road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-out-front-on-concacaf-road-2747598.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the action on the road to Russia 2018 from CONCACAF in 2015, a year in which Mexico reasserted their dominance and USA lost their way.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[USA triumph as Canada, Mexico also advance]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=usa-triumph-as-canada-mexico-also-advance-2745107.htmlFree-scoring USA won their fourth successive CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship, while Canada and Mexico also booked tickets to next year's world finals.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Plenty to play for in competitive CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=plenty-to-play-for-in-competitive-concacaf-2741579.htmlWed, 02 Dec 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico, Ticos a cut above the CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-ticos-a-cut-above-the-concacaf-pack-2733568.html FIFA.com runs down all the action from CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday night, where Mexico and Costa Rica both won to keep their records perfect. ]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, USA eye more of the same]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-usa-eye-more-of-the-same-2732967.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Strong start for CONCACAF giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=strong-start-for-concacaf-giants-2732825.htmlMexico and USA started strong in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, while Canada, Panama and Costa Rica also picked up wins.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s elite enter the fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=concacaf-s-elite-enter-the-fray-2732099.html Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and a struggling USA all join in on CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 on Friday. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action ahead. ]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying stars making MLS play-off push]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=10/news=world-cup-qualifying-stars-making-mls-play-off-push-2722135.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at a few of the footballers who are seeking domestic glory, while also fighting for a spot at Russia 2018 as their countries compete in FIFA World Cup qualifiers around the globe.]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015 <![CDATA[Korea DPR climb as USA stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=korea-dpr-climb-as-usa-stay-top-2695985.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=haiti-stroll-relief-for-reggae-boyz-2676622.html FIFA.com wraps up the action from Round Three of CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Jamaica only just avoided elimination while Canada and Haiti progressed with room to spare.]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Barrera: Football can get you out of poverty]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=barrera-football-can-get-you-out-of-poverty-2676296.htmlFIFA.com about being the first Nicaraguan to play in Europe, how it has increased his influence for Los Pinoleros, and their quest to complete the job and eliminate Jamaica from Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jamaica, Haiti enter CONCACAF fray ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=jamaica-haiti-enter-concacaf-fray-2675066.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming third round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which is when Jamaica and Haiti are set to enter the competition fresh off of impressive Gold Cup campaigns.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)