<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTWed, 20 Jul 2016 17:49:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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)
<![CDATA[Jamaica’s Golden Boyz]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=jamaica-s-golden-boyz-2672514.htmlReggae Boyz roared to reach the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, jumping way up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in the process.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Larin: I’m no longer star-struck by Kaka]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=8/news=larin-i-m-no-longer-star-struck-by-kaka-2669291.htmlTue, 04 Aug 2015 15:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015 <![CDATA[All smiles for Jamaican hero]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/266/767/0/index.html FIFA.com speaks exclusively to Jamaica's unlikely and upbeat hero, goalkeeper Ryan Thompson, about their huge win over USA and their big final against Mexico on Sunday. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 23:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF hopefuls learn their fate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com assesses the road ahead for the region’s hopefuls. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nazon, Haiti’s unknown hero]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/266/583/0/index.htmlDuckens Nazon was not a particularly familiar name in the footballing world a month or so ago, but the Haiti forward's performances have lit up the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and FIFA.com caught up with Les Grenadiers' ​latest hero.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Hunt on for CONCACAF crown]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/266/111/3/index.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[One drought ends, another continues]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/266/108/6/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the 2015 Copa America, where hosts Chile triumphed to earn their first ever invitation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, while other predictions and surprises came to light just months before the long road to Russia 2018 begins.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015
<![CDATA[Messi, Neymar and Rodriguez decorate wide-open duel]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/264/579/0/index.htmlFIFA.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 America 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[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[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