<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 04 Jul 2017 04:24:00 GMTTue, 04 Jul 2017 04:26:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=11-days-to-go-nakamura-s-perfect-free-kick-2884483.htmlFIFA.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]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367043/match-report.htmlTue, 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]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367052/match-report.htmlSat, 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]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe 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]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 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)<![CDATA[Brazil return to top after seven-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=brazil-return-to-top-after-seven-year-wait-2878543.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-eye-early-qualification-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2877457.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's matchday in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018, where the jostling for a ticket to the world stage continues to intensify heading into the home straight. ]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2877091.htmlThis week we hear from Dirk Kuyt on a lucky escape, Lukas Podolski and Francesco Totti discuss the past and future, Kazuyoshi Miura reveals his football dream and Paulinho basks in a memorable performance for Brazil.

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Trio move clear as underdogs triumph ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=trio-move-clear-as-underdogs-triumph-2876611.htmlFIFA.com looks back on all the action.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Revenge on the menu in return legs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=revenge-on-the-menu-in-return-legs-2876610.htmlFIFA.com previews Thursday's Russia 2018 qualifiers in Asia as the 12 remaining contenders enter the second half of their group schedule with all to play for.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Kiyotake: There is great pressure on Japan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kiyotake-there-is-great-pressure-on-japan-2875934.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake about Samurai Blue's tough campaign for Russia 2018 amid an increasing level of competition in Asia, the benefits of playing in Europe and much more.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran cruise to second Asian title on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-cruise-to-second-asian-title-on-sand-2875647.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from seven days of competition on the beach sands of Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Iran, UAE and Japan claim Bahamas tickets]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-uae-and-japan-claim-bahamas-tickets-2875610.htmlSat, 11 Mar 2017 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls ready to battle in Malaysia]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=asian-hopefuls-ready-to-battle-in-malaysia-2869204.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Kazu Miura: The indefatigable veteran]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=2/news=kazu-miura-the-indefatigable-veteran-2868454.htmlKazuyoshi Miura - known as ‘King Kazu’ - turns 50 on 26 February and is preparing for his 32nd season in professional football. FIFA.com looks back at the age-defying veteran’s extraordinary career. 

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News