<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 15 Sep 2017 23:41:00 GMTTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:20:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Sawa comes to Japan’s rescue]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-sawa-comes-to-japan-s-rescue-2907914.htmlAs the world of football counts down to the reveal of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ official emblem and slogan – in Paris on 19 September – we are counting down the 10 Most Memorable Moments in FIFA Women’s World Cup history. Our latest focuses on Japan legend Homare Sawa's performance in 2011.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan’s young and old guard united in their dreams]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=japan-s-young-and-old-guard-united-in-their-dreams-2908183.htmlWe asked one Japan's current leading lights, Saki Kumagai, and one of their up and coming stars, Mami Ueno, to look back on arguably the greatest moment in Japanese football history: their triumph in the final of Germany 2011.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[World champions Korea DPR target Asian treble]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=world-champions-korea-dpr-target-asian-treble-2907338.htmlAsia's three berths at next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay will be determined at the upcoming AFC U-16 Women's Championship, with world champions Korea DPR among the title hopefuls.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877.htmlSaudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Saudi Arabia return to World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=saudi-arabia-return-to-world-cup-2907042.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 21:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018: Who can qualify this week?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=russia-2018-who-can-qualify-this-week-2906775.htmlCosta Rica, Germany, Nigeria and any two of six competing Asian sides could book their places at Russia 2018 this week. FIFA.com looks at the teams in the running and what they require to secure their spots. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651.htmlFIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Japan clear challenging hurdles on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=japan-clear-challenging-hurdles-on-road-to-russia-2906315.htmlFIFA.com reviews Japan’s 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in which the Samurai Blue sandwiched some impressive form alongside a handful of disappointing results.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Japan qualify for sixth successive World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=japan-qualify-for-sixth-successive-world-cup-2906072.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rich prize on offer for victor of Asian heavyweight bout]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=rich-prize-on-offer-for-victor-of-asian-heavyweight-bout-2905807.htmlFIFA.com looks at the ever-growing football history between Japan and Australia, and examines the key elements behind Thursday's contest in Saitama where a ticket to Russia 2018 is up for grabs.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tickets to Russia up for grabs in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=afc-fwcq-matchday-9-preview-wendesday-2905762.htmlFIFA.com previews a delicately poised penultimate matchday in Asia where nine nations remain in contention and potentially two tickets to Russia 2018 will be secured.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Degenek's tumultuous journey to the top]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=degenek-s-tumultuous-journey-to-the-top-2905645.htmlFIFA.com hears the remarkable story of Milos Degenek's war-torn childhood, with the Australia defender now looking to post another milestone moment in a increasingly impressive career as Australia chase World Cup glory against old rivals Japan on Thursday.]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Prolific Kubo shapes as Japan’s bright new star]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=prolific-kubo-shapes-as-japan-s-bright-new-star-2903933.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 02:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Teen prodigy Kubo eyes glory in India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=teen-prodigy-kubo-eyes-glory-in-india-2900221.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Japanese prodigy Takefusa Kubo, who is hoping to represent his country on the global stage for the second time in 2017 at the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, after shining at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic - aged just 15.]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 04:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Agony amid drama in Doha]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=5/news=agony-amid-drama-doha-1062363.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-seek-qualification-as-japan-aim-to-move-clear-2893948.htmlAsia's qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is approaching its first watershed moment with Iran in sight of reaching the global finals.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[11 days to go: Nakamura’s perfect free-kick]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we remember one of the best free-kicks in the history of the competition.

 
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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Home hopes extinguished, Vinotinto dreams go on]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=home-hopes-extinguished-vinotinto-dreams-go-on-2890904.html​As the FIFA U-20 World Cup entered the knockout stages, hosts Korea Republic were one of the first to falter, while Venezuela's epic campaign continued.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Herrera steers Venezuela into historic quarter-final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 May 2017 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Dramatic climaxes and progression sealed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dramatic-climaxes-and-progression-sealed-2889704.htmlOn the penultimate night of FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage action a glut of teams from Group C and D ensured their names will stay among the contenders as dramatic climaxes sealed progress and heartbreak.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Japan come from behind to reach last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 27 May 2017 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Continental champions stay strong, Italy revived]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=continental-champions-stay-strong-italy-revived-2887578.htmlWed, 24 May 2017 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Uruguay book last-16 ticket with tough win over Japan]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367073/match-report.htmlA moment of brilliance from Jose Luis Rodriguez and Nicolas Schiappacasse and a late goal from Mathias Olivera proved to be enough for Uruguay to beat Japan 2-0 in their Group D encounter in Suwon.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Ogawa, Japan's optimistic team player]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ogawa-japan-s-optimistic-team-player-2886399.htmlAfter narrowly beating South Africa in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory, Japan forward Koki Ogawa speaks with FIFA.com about his career and the players who have influenced him.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Narrow wins the order of the day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=narrow-wins-the-order-of-the-day-2885539.htmlLike day one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, day two saw not a single draw, with the first four games in Groups C and D all producing decisive results.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Japan come from behind to beat South Africa]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367054/match-report.htmlJapan came from behind and claimed all three points in a 2-1 win over South Africa in Group D at Suwon World Cup Stadium at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. 

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Sun, 21 May 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Japan's females take next step with futsal]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=japan-s-females-take-next-step-with-futsal-2884270.htmlThu, 18 May 2017 07:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Zinha’s ’05 stunner still an internet sensation ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=zinha-s-05-stunner-still-an-internet-sensation-2883507.htmlFIFA.com about his sublime strike at the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005, which was voted the tournament's greatest-ever goal by users of FIFA.com and FIFA TV on YouTube.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Haraguchi: We need to write history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=haraguchi-we-need-to-write-history-2883781.htmlFIFA.com about how a move away from the comforts of home to Germany aided his development, and how he wants to build on the country's proud history in football.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Former Club World Cup participants lead charge in Asia ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/362/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the AFC Champions League group stage where some former champions impressed, as did a host of new faces.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 06:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[The decisive goal: Vieira heads France to victory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=the-decisive-goal-vieira-heads-france-to-victory-2882297.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 17:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001<![CDATA[Big guns get job done, Paraguay make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=big-guns-get-job-done-paraguay-make-history-2882252.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Rodrigo scores five as Brazil top Group D ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392009/match-report.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay floor champions, Brazil win again]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=paraguay-floor-champions-brazil-win-again-2881681.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 07:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti edge Japan in dramatic contest ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392014/match-report.htmlSun, 30 Apr 2017 21:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil flex their muscles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=portugal-and-brazil-flex-their-muscles-2881293.htmlThe big names stepped on to the Bahamian sand for the first time and did not disappoint, with Portugal and Brazil excelling at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, while Japan and UAE kept up Asia's fine start.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Sensational Goto inspires Japan]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392017/match-report.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Free-scoring Yokoyama aims high with new-look Nadeshiko]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=free-scoring-yokoyama-aims-high-with-new-look-nadeshiko-2879831.htmlFIFA.com speaks with highly-regarded Japan forward Kumi Yokoyama about the Nadeshiko's ambitions to rediscover their former glory under new coach Asako Takakura, in the wake of their shock failure to qualify for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Halilhodzic-inspired Japan on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=halilhodzic-inspired-japan-on-the-up-2879274.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Japan's recent progress under Vahid Halilhodzic after the side jumped seven places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:09:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: We’re still a long way from Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=halilhodzic-we-re-still-a-long-way-from-russia-2879001.htmlFIFA.com that the Samurai Blue have plenty of work left to do to secure their spot at next year's FIFA World Cup™.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)