<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 22 Nov 2014 10:49:00 GMTSat, 22 Nov 2014 11:58:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Diamonds cut down by Gamba]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Japanese title race took another dramatic twist on Saturday as Urawa Reds crashed 2-0 at home to nearest rivals Gamba Osaka when victory would have sealed the championship.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Okazaki gives Japan edge over Australia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored a backheel goal to defeat Australia 2-1 in a friendly in Osaka ahead of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in January. 

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Joy for PSG, glory for Perth]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest look at women’s club football visits three continents and is highlighted by the ongoing rise of Paris Saint-Germain, Perth Glory soaring to new heights and Urawa Red Diamonds on the verge of success.]]>Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Samurai and Socceroos in final Asian Cup audition]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Honda-inspired win relieves Aguirre pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[AFC announce Player of the Year shortlists]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's weekly birthday round-up, we look ahead to two German icons celebrating, as well as a Portuguese and a Moroccan who made waves in Italy.]]>Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Postecoglou offers up final Asian Cup audition]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Nov 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[De Jong, Honda defend Inzaghi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Season finale loom, France’s big two meet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the latest women’s club action including a colossal match-up in France, and unexpected struggles for the big clubs in Japan and Australia.]]>Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Vegalta deny Gamba, Shimizu win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gamba Osaka were denied the chance to go top of the J League after substitute Atsushi Yanagisawa's last-gasp strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Vegalta Sendai, while Kazuya Murata's last-minute goal gave struggling Shimizu S-Pulse a 3-2 victory over Kawasaki Frontale.

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 20:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Trophy swings through Auckland]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=trophy-swings-through-auckland-2470081.htmlAuckland City FC were the latest side set to compete at the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 to play host to the trophy all seven teams will be vying for.

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action in the world of women's football, with several sides booking their tickets to the FIFA Women's World Cup, Liverpool holding onto their FA Women's Super League title and the FIFA Ballon d'Or shorlists being announced.]]>Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands stay in hunt, Japan on form]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=This week saw Italy and the Netherlands win through to the final of the European play-offs for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. FIFA.com has the details on their progress and the latest friendlies.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Strength of the collective key to progress for Asia, Oceania]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=strength-of-the-collective-key-to-progress-for-asia-oceania-2463936.htmlFri, 31 Oct 2014 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Valcke: FIFA’s committed to ensuring top-level conditions]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=valcke-fifa-s-committed-to-ensuring-top-level-conditions-2463375.htmlFIFA 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 ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=giants-stumble-as-qatar-myanmar-make-history-2461244.htmlFIFA.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]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=asian-aspirants-eye-world-stage-2454646.htmlWed, 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 ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.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]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=euro-quartet-book-canada-trip-usa-imperious-2440035.htmlFIFA.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]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=afc-u16-championship-preview-2436368.htmlFri, 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