<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:00 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 07:52:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Squads announced for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=squads-announced-for-jordan-2016-2835899.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![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[Asia’s newest stars grabbing headlines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=asia-s-newest-stars-grabbing-headlines-2835121.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the newer names making an impact across Asia during the continent's qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2834688.html

In 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.]]>
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Official Draw for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=official-draw-for-the-fifa-club-world-cup-japan-2016-2833741.htmlThe Official Draw of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 presented by Alibaba E-Auto will take place on Wednesday 21 September, 11.00 local time, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The draw will be streamed live on FIFA.com. 

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Big dreams for Little Nadeshiko ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=big-dreams-for-little-nadeshiko-2832832.htmlFIFA.com hears from Japan coach Naoki Kusunose about the world champions’ prospects as they seek to defend their crown at Jordan 2016.]]>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Trio stay perfect as Japan bounce back ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=trio-stay-perfect-as-japan-bounce-back-2830918.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Fresh starts, new horizons]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fresh-starts-new-horizons-2830900.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women's club football highlighted by new seasons in Germany, Netherlands and Spain.]]>Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Winners clash as hosts seek to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=winners-clash-as-hosts-seek-to-bounce-back-2830632.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 2 in the final stage of Asia's Russia 2018 qualifying, headlined by United Arab Emirates hosting Asian champions Australia.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Japan stunned as quintet triumph at home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=japan-stunned-as-quintet-triumph-at-home-2829918.htmlIt proved to be a mixed opening matchday for Asia's heavyweights in the continent’s third qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Old rivalries resume in Asian openers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=old-rivalries-resume-in-asian-openers-2824077.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FC Seoul, Al Nasr cruise as former winners misfire]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fc-seoul-al-nasr-cruise-as-former-winners-misfire-2823484.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest AFC Champions League action which saw FC Seoul and Al Nasr put one hand on a semi-final berth, but former continental winners Jeonbuk Motors and Al Ain have plenty of work ahead of them in the return leg.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Japan’s Mana from heaven ready to deliver]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=japan-s-mana-from-heaven-ready-to-deliver-2823271.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Japan's Mana Iwabuchi who has made the leap from teenage starlet to blossom into one of the Nadeshiko's finest.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Stability reigns as top 20 hold firm]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stability-reigns-as-top-20-hold-firm-2820701.htmlA quiet month of international football has resulted in a largely static FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking, with no movement whatsoever in the top 20 and Argentina holding on to top spot.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Japan see off Sweden in vain]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=japan-see-off-sweden-in-vain-2821223.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 00:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Konate, Sweden's modern full-back]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=konate-sweden-s-modern-full-back-2820775.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 12:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Money, muscle and monopoly]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=money-muscle-and-monopoly-2820776.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a master of the big occasion and oldies excelling in Japan and the USA.]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Japan stay alive with Colombia fightback]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=japan-stay-alive-with-colombia-fightback-2820299.htmlMon, 08 Aug 2016 04:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Etebo stars as Nigeria win nine-goal thriller]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=etebo-stars-as-nigeria-win-nine-goal-thriller-2819546.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 03:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Asano gunning for glory with Japan ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=asano-gunning-for-glory-with-japan-2819506.htmlSpeaking exclusively to FIFA.com, recent Arsenal signing Takuma Asano reveals what it means for him to represent Japan at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, being one of the leaders in the team camp and more.  

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[FIFA Club World Cup ticket sales to kick off on 28 August on FIFA.com]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-club-world-cup-ticket-sales-to-kick-off-on-28-august-on-fifa-com-2818957.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[FIFA Club World Cup schedule announced]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-club-world-cup-schedule-announced-2811968.htmlThe pathway to global glory has become clearer after the match schedule for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, presented by Alibaba E-Auto, was announced.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Japan's Kobayashi eyeing U-20 World Cup success]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=japan-s-kobayashi-eyeing-u-20-world-cup-success-2811930.htmlWith a clutch of U-17 world champions at their disposal, Japan are determined to finally triumph at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 – none more so than Rikako Kobayashi. FIFA.com sat down with the striker for an exclusive interview.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Okazaki: I'm hungry for World Cup redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=okazaki-i-m-hungry-for-world-cup-redemption-2810501.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Shinji Okazaki to hear about his experiences with Leicester City, and Japan's prospects of qualifying for Russia 2018 via a tough group.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

Women’s EURO qualifiers and Rio tune-ups dominated a busy month of women’s football that also brought silverware to clubs in Spain and Denmark. FIFA.com looks back over the main events.]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Innovative Suita City Football Stadium to make FIFA Club World Cup debut ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=innovative-suita-city-football-stadium-to-make-fifa-club-world-cup-deb-2800532.htmlThu, 09 Jun 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Differing fortunes for frontrunners]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=differing-fortunes-for-frontrunners-2793370.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend of women’s club football, where mixed fortunes for competition leaders proved a theme. We take in the latest from the domestic leagues of USA, Japan, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Takakura: Japan needs to rediscover confidence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=takakura-japan-needs-to-rediscover-confidence-2793156.htmlFIFA.com speaks with new Japan coach Asako Takakura about her plans for leading the 2011 world champions into a new era.]]>Mon, 30 May 2016 03:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Quartet seal maiden quarter-final spots]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/244/5/index.htmlFour teams made history in progressing to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time, while there was plenty of late drama around Asia as the last eight competitors snuck past the competition.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Record numbers bid to host FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2020]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=record-numbers-bid-to-host-fifa-futsal-world-cup-in-2020-2792309.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian giants]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/154/5/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across Asia.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[In-form Kubo boosts Japan's hopes]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=in-form-kubo-boosts-japan-s-hopes-2790975.htmlFIFA.com ​and explains how his move to Swiss side Young Boys has helped his development.]]>Mon, 16 May 2016 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Paternal path leads to Havenaar's revival]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=paternal-path-leads-to-havenaar-s-revival-2790307.htmlFIFA.com caught up with him to hear about his recent revival.]]>Mon, 09 May 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)