<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 01 Feb 2016 04:43:00 GMTMon, 01 Feb 2016 05:09:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Japan excel as trio book passage]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=japan-excel-as-trio-book-passage-2757777.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action as Japan, Korea Republic and Iraq underlined their pedigree at this level to qualify for Rio 2016.]]>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=women-s-round-up-january-2016-2757414.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the women’s football news from January, a month in which the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala took centre stage.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Japan, Korea Republic secure Rio spots]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=japan-claim-asia-s-first-rio-ticket-2756975.htmlJapan and Korea Republic grabbed Asia's first two tickets to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 in dramatic fashion after winning their respective semi-finals late on against Iraq and Qatar at the AFC U-23 Championship in Doha.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2756543.htmlIn our weekly birthday round-up, we include stars from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while two Club World Cup and Women's World Cup winners also feature. 

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Kicking-off 2016!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=kicking-off-2016-2753876.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 new year tradition being revived.]]>Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:37:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[2015: A year of triumphs, surprises and tears]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the greatest moments from 2015, including all of FIFA's competitions throughout the year and the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, which served as another great way to kick off the footballing year in Zurich back in January.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ogimi: Miyama is the perfect captain]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ogimi-miyama-is-the-perfect-captain-2747632.htmlFIFA.com about the on and off-field qualities of FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year nominee Aya Miyama ahead of the upcoming FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:36:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The countdown continues: two weeks to go]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-two-weeks-to-go-2748035.htmlWith just two weeks to go until the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, FIFA.com looks back at previous winners in the women's category.

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Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Japan’s expectations soar for Club World Cup 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=japan-colorful-piece-シャハン2015の興奮の余韻からシャハン2016の期待へ-2747735-2747867.htmlFIFA.com spoke with three prominent figures in Japanese football about their thoughts on the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup and their expectations for next year’s event, which will also be hosted by Japan.]]>Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Barcelona secure historic third title in Japan ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-secure-historic-third-title-in-japan-2747220.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Young Sanfrecce warriors vow to shine in Asia]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=young-sanfrecce-warriors-vow-to-shine-in-asia-2747343.htmlStandard-bearers of the Hiroshima outfit’s next generation, midfielder Yusuke Chajima and forward Takuma Asano, spoke to FIFA.com about what they had gained from the FIFA Club World Cup and the challenges ahead.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Douglas’s double gives Sanfrecce bronze ]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275786/match=300338747/match-report.htmlSun, 20 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Sawa’s memorable 2015 rolls on]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sawa-s-memorable-2015-rolls-on-2746543.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the recently retired Homare Sawa about her highlights from the past year, her duties the the Final and much more.]]>Sun, 20 Dec 2015 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Maiden meeting in match for third]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275786/match=300338747/preview.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Kessler: Lloyd is the favourite to win]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=kessler-lloyd-is-the-favourite-to-win-2746240.htmlReigning FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Nadine Kessler spoke to FIFA.com about the 2015 installment of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards and why she believes USA's Carli Lloyd is the favourite to take her crown.

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:18:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Aya Miyama: Highlights from 2015]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=aya-miyama-highlights-from-2015-2746289.htmlFIFA.com looks at three headline achievements for Aya Miyama ahead of next month’s FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala on 11 January, where she is one of the final three nominees for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award.]]>Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Moriyasu and Morisaki, Hiroshima's dependable duo]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=moriyasu-and-morisaki-hiroshima-s-dependable-duo-2746069.htmlFIFA.com hears from Hajime Moriyasu and Kazuyuki Morisaki, the coach and player who have been the brains and spirit in the ever-improving Sanfrecce Hiroshima side.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Sawa’s high five]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sawa-s-high-five-2745868.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the highlights of Homare Sawa's stellar career for both club and country after the Japan icon announced her retirement.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Alario: All of this is new to me]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=alario-all-of-this-is-new-to-me-2745807.htmlIt has been quite the journey for Lucas Alario to grace the stage at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015, but the man from the small Argentinian village of Cuatro Bocas has fired River Plate into the Sunday's final and he shared his story with FIFA.com after the South American champions' semi-final victory.

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Aoyama lets his feet do the talking]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=aoyama-lets-his-feet-do-the-talking-2744832.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com ahead of Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s last-four meeting with River Plate, captain Toshihiro Aoyama said his team are up for the challenge and will take confidence from their 3-0 quarter-final win over TP Mazembe.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Sanfrecce test awaits for patient River]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275782/match=300338748/preview.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Goals a bonus for Shiotani]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=goals-a-bonus-for-shiotani-2744490.htmlSanfrecce Hiroshima defender Tsukasa Shiotani’s second goal in consecutive games helped the Purple Archers past African champions TP Mazembe and into the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Three and easy for Sanfrecce ]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338749/match-report.htmlSun, 13 Dec 2015 12:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Africans and hosts dreaming of River]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338749/preview.htmlFri, 11 Dec 2015 17:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Douglas' golden season continues]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=douglas-golden-season-continues-2743501.htmlSanfrecce Hiroshima’s striker Douglas, who turns 28 years old on 30 December, received the Alibaba E-Auto Most Valuable Player award in the opening game of Japan 2015. FIFA.com spoke to the Brazilian after his stellar performance.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Iwata’s painful homecoming]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=iwatas-schmerzhafte-heimkehr-2743470-2743494.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Auckland City left-back Takuya Iwata following his side's FIFA Club World Cup loss on Thursday about his homecoming in front of friends and family at International Stadium Yokohama despite the bruising defeat at the hands of Japanese champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Sanfrecce's style too much for Auckland]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275778/match=300338751/match-report.htmlThu, 10 Dec 2015 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Sanfrecce veterans counting on big-game experience]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sanfrecce-veterans-counting-on-big-game-experience-2743080.htmlWed, 09 Dec 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Alibaba E-Auto signs as Presenting Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=alibaba-e-auto-signs-as-presenting-partner-of-the-fifa-club-world-cup-2743056.htmlWed, 09 Dec 2015 05:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Who will win the FIFA Club World Cup?]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=who-will-win-the-fifa-club-world-cup-2741690.htmlWith the best sides from each continent descending on Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup 2015, who do you think will come out on top?

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Chung: Japan are truly wonderful hosts]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=chung-japan-are-truly-wonderful-hosts-2742712.htmlWed, 09 Dec 2015 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Old acquaintances meet again]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275778/match=300338751/preview.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening match of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 where tournament hosts Sanfrecce Hiroshima take on Auckland City, with the winner proceeding to a quarter-final against African champions TP Mazembe Englebert.]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Whirlwind odyssey continues for Auckland young gun]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=whirlwind-odyssey-continues-for-auckland-young-gun-2742512.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 23:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Osaka excited to welcome the world]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=osaka-excited-to-host-its-first-fifa-club-world-cup-2742625.htmlFIFA.com discovers.]]>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Teams in focus: the hunters and the hunted]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=teams-in-focus-the-hunters-and-the-hunted-2742645.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-fifa-club-world-cup-in-numbers-2741691.htmlFIFA.com delves into the record books to bring you some of the competition’s most eye-catching statistics.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Sanfrecce crowned kings of Japan, reach global finals]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sanfrecce-crowned-kings-of-japan-reach-global-finals-2742094.htmlSanfrecce Hiroshima have been crowned champions of Japan, reaching their second FIFA Club World Cup in the process, after securing a 4-3 aggregate victory against Gamba Osaka.

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Sat, 05 Dec 2015 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Asia aims to build next wave of world beaters]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=asia-aims-to-build-next-wave-of-world-beaters-2741947.htmlFri, 04 Dec 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Yoshida: Japan must find the right balance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=yoshida-japan-must-find-the-right-balance-2734944.htmlFIFA.com about Japan's new adventure under the tough Vahid Halilhodzic, explains the secret to Southampton's success in the English Premier League and speaks about being an exception in his position.]]>Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Korea DPR pip Japan to Asian title]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=korea-dpr-pip-japan-to-asian-title-2733005.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, which concluded on Sunday with Korea DPR edging Japan to the continental title and sent the two finalists to next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Asian duo qualify for Jordan 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2732223/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Stange: Right now I can’t live without football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=stange-right-now-i-can-t-live-without-football-2731876.htmlFIFA.com about Singapore's success in Russia 2018 qualifying, receiving praise from Jose Mourinho, getting his team to ditch the long ball for a more modern style of play and why he just can't give up football. ]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 02:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Referees and assistant referees selected]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=referees-and-assistant-referees-selected-2731609.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015