<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 29 Oct 2014 17:48:00 GMTWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:47:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Valcke: FIFA’s committed to ensuring top-level conditions]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke speaks to FIFA.com about the importance of Canada 2015 and explains what FIFA is doing to ensure it offer's excellent playing conditions.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Euro contenders jostle as France, Japan shine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the weekend’s European play-offs as four contenders battle for one Canada 2015 ticket, while France and Japan collected morale-boosting international wins.]]>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2461244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Urawa, Gamba drop points, Vortis down]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Leaders Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka both dropped points as nerves continued to fray in the Japanese J.League title race while Tokushima Vortis were relegated after just one season in the top flight.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Yokohama Stadium, an Asian football icon]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/stadiums/stadium=5002366/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles the International Stadium Yokohama, site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ final and several FIFA Club World Cup finals.  

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:36:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News
<![CDATA[Icons eclipsed as Germans misfire]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, alongside Germany's shooting struggles and Liverpool somehow defending their Women's Super League crown.]]>Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Fabulous Neymar fires four past Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Aguirre: Japan do not lack passion]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![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[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2454646/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Urawa pull clear at the top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014 <![CDATA[Brazil summon Souza for Asia trip]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Midfielder Souza of Sao Paulo has been called up to the Brazil squad by coach Dunga to replace injured Chelsea star Ramires for the friendlies against Argentina and Japan later this month. 

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 22:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=News
<![CDATA[Kagawa, Okazaki head up Japan's Bundesliga boom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Korea DPR upset Nadeshiko to win gold]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cerezo edge Urawa, Kashima go second]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cacau's 25-metre scorcher was enough to claim all three points for Cerezo Osako against J-League leaders Urawa Reds, while Kashima Antlers went second after routing Tokushima Vortis 5-0 away.

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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Okubo nets Kawasaki hat-trick]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Urawa Red Diamonds, Kawasaki Frontale, and Kashima Antlers all claimed road wins to keep the J-League title race alive with nine games remaining. 

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2442725/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Urawa go six clear, Kawasaki lose ground]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Urawa Red Diamonds moved six points clear at the J.League summit on Saturday with a 3-1 home victory over Kashiwa Reysol, while second-placed Kawasaki Frontale lost ground as they were held to a goalless home draw by eighth-placed FC Tokyo

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Emerging star Adnan boosts Iraq]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Dunga brings in fresh defensive faces for Asian friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil coach Dunga has named his squad for A Seleção's upcoming friendlies in Asia against Argentina and Japan, and he has called up some fresh faces in defence, including Mario Fernandes and Dodo.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR rout China PR, Nadeshiko held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Incheon Asian Games kicked off with Korea DPR routing China PR 3-0 in the men's competition, while holding women's champions Japan were held 0-0 by China PR.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Euro quartet book Canada trip, USA imperious]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds-up weekend women’s international action highlighted by Germany, Norway, France and debutants Spain all securing Canada 2015 qualification, while reigning Olympic champions USA racked up an astonishing scoreline.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with a Japanese star, one half of a famous Dutch brotherly pair and a Uruguayan full-back all celebrating.

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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Diamonds shine bright, Sagan Tosu slip]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Urawa Red Diamonds increased their advantage atop the J-League to four points after a 4-1 win at Shimizu S-Pulse, while Sagan Tosu slipped at Vantforet Kofu. 

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Australia, Japan set to renew rivalry]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/865/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Japan held by Venezuela]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=News<![CDATA[Aguirre: Japan fans will be proud of this team]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/719/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Uruguay see off Japan in Aguirre debut]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2436368/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Hasebe out of Uruguay clash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Aspiration and glory as seasons begin and end]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the women’s club news with Kansas City etching their name onto the NWSL championship trophy, while it is the other end of the campaign in Europe as Germany and France opened their respective seasons.]]>Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Arsenal's Miyaichi joins FC Twente on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ryo Miyaichi has joined Twente FC on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the 2014/15 season, sending the Japan midfielder to the Netherlands after having only made six appearances for the Gunners since joining the London club in January 2011.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Eredivisie 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Kagawa rejoins Dortmund]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund announced the signing of Shinji Kagawa on a four-year deal. The Japan international joins the club for a second spell. 

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, ​FIFA.com​ previews the week's upcoming birthdays, including a Colombian goalkeeper, a quick-scoring Turkish striker, a FIFA Women's World Cup™ winner for Japan and a German FIFA World Cup™ champion all celebrating.

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Urawa win big, Sagan Tosu held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Urawa Reds own a three-point lead atop Japan's J-League table after an emphatic 4-0 win over rivals Omiya Ardija, while their closest opponents Sagan Tosu could only manage a 2-2 draw against visiting Shimizu S-Pulse.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Variety the spice of life for reinvented Goebel]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2428386/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=e, FIFA.com chats to Seattle Reign forward Beverly Goebel about the team’s success and a life-changing two-year stint in Japan.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Tokyo hold Urawa, Sagan sink Omiya]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tokyo stunned J-League leader Urawa Red Diamonds on Saturday with a wild 4-4 draw that reduced Urawa's lead atop the table to a mere point after Sagan Tosu cruised to a 3-1 win at Omiya Ardija.

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Argentinian ascendancy amid goal blitzes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with goal sprees in Romania and Uruguay.]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Glory and heartbreak amid decisive match-ups]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action in Japan and USA where there was several make-or-break contests, plus the latest from Norway and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Reds grab J.League lead under eye of Aguirre]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Urawa Reds edged Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 at home to go first in the J.League standings under the scrutiny of new Japan manager Javier Aguirre, while Sagan Tosu lost 2-0 at home to FC Tokyo. 

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Seasons resume, finales loom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest club action with tense penultimate rounds in USA and Japan, plus momentum gathering in Europe as summer starts to abate.]]>Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Aguirre: The team comes first]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Urawa slip, Kashima win late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Urawa Red Diamonds' disappointing recent form continued as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Kawasaki Frontale that cost them the chance to reclaim top spot in the J-League, while Kashima Antlers won late at Nagoya Grampus Eight. 

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Japan set for Brazil friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Spectators flock amid differing fortunes for elite]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s regular look at women’s club football sees contrasting fortunes for traditional heavyweights in USA and Japan, plus a record crowd sets another off-field benchmark Stateside.]]>Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sagan go top, Kashiwa win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sagan Tosu took advantage of a slip up from the Urawa Red Diamonds to move to the top of the J.League by virtue of more goals scored after edging Nagoya Grampus Eight, while Kawasaki Frontale were humbled 4-1 by Kashiwa Reysol. 

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Aguirre: We need to keep concentration]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Japan coach Javier Aguirre has demanded the Samurai Blue play with cool heads as well as their hearts following their FIFA World Cup exit.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The ten best goals from Japan 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20womensworldcup/japan2012/news/newsid=2409785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With just days to go until the start of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, we look back to Japan 2012 to bring you the tournament’s ten best goals in our Video of the Week.]]>Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012<![CDATA[Top teams forge ahead]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the latest women's league action.]]>Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News