<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:00 GMTTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:25:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Guangzhou R&F stun Gamba Osaka, Jeonbuk stutter]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Journey set to begin on Asia's long and winding road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 2015 AFC Champions League with 32 teams on the starting blocks for this week’s group-stage.]]>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Champs host Live Your Goals Tour]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=champs-host-trophy-tour-2526774.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asia’s elite group finalised]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH renews partnership with Japan Football Association]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=2523915/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:15:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Japan's Kumagai extends contract with Lyon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japanese international Saki Kumagai has extended her contract with Lyon by one year, the French club announced Friday.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Troussier: China and UAE are on the up]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/252/270/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the challenge ahead and making a long-term impact on the Chinese Super League side. ]]>Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Hat-trick of centres inaugurated ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=2520147/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Bright new stars light up Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at five breakout young stars who made their mark at the recent AFC Asian Cup.]]>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asian Cup glitters Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the sixteenth edition of the AFC Asian Cup and looks at ten key moments of a colourful and successful tournament hosted and won by Australia for the first time.]]>Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Sawa: I'll do all I can to lift World Cup again]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=sawa-i-ll-do-all-i-can-to-lift-world-cup-again-2508914.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Ali: Abdulrahman almost gave me heart attack]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UAE coach Mahdi Ali hailed Omar Abdulrahman's audacious chipped "panenka" penalty after the Emirates defeated defending champions Japan in the AFC Asian Cup 2015 quarter-finals on penalties.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Japan pay the penalty as UAE advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Neighbours Iran, Iraq clash in quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran meet neighbours Iraq in a grudge match, while holders Japan take on Omar Abdulrahman and UAE in the second set of AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals. 

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Miyama: We should consider ourselves underdogs]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=miyama-we-should-consider-ourselves-underdogs-2509964.htmlFIFA.com speaks to inspirational Japan skipper Aya Miyama about the remarkable growth of women’s football in the Land of the Rising Sun, as well as the Nadeshiko’s mental attitude heading into their Canada 2015 title defence.]]>Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Abdulrahman in spotlight as Japan, UAE clash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Hasebe: Kagawa can be Japan captain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asian cruises, City woe and Sevilla glow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with disappointment for Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Japan at the double over Jordan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Holders Japan head for top spot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Wins, losses but no draws as Asian Cup hits record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Endo: I'm proud of Matthaus milestone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan's Yasuhito Endo sheepishly acknowledged a remarkable milestone, going level with German superstar Lothar Matthaus by winning his 150th cap in his country's 1-0 AFC Asian Cup victory over Iraq.

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 05:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Aguirre: It was a complicated game]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Honda spot on as Japan edge Iraq]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Honda fears Japan engine could stall]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Holders Japan cruise against Palestine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Holders Japan launch Asian Cup defence]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asia's elite set for battle Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 16-nation 2015 AFC Asian Cup where continental supremacy and a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup go up for grabs.]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Five players to watch at Asian showpiece]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Palestine's Nu'man thinks big for Asian debut]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Palestine defied all expectations by winning last year's AFC Challenge Cup and are now facing their toughest test at the AFC Asian Cup. FIFA.com spoke with Palestine's joint top-scorer Ashraf Nu'man about their ambitions.

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Sat, 03 Jan 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA.com's best interviews of 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/652/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com managed to speak to some great names in football and tease out some superb stories from them. We have selected some of our favourite interviews from last year for you to look back on.]]>Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[2014 in numbers ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Big attendance figures at Brazil 2014, Manchester United's most decorated player and a triple century of international appearances for a USA hero all feature in our review of the year in numbers.

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany oust USA at summit, France go third]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=germany-oust-usa-at-summit-france-go-third-2494300.htmlFri, 19 Dec 2014 09:12:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Aguirre backs Japan's old guard for Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Gamba Osaka complete domestic treble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Titles, titans and hat-trick heroes ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[PSG avoid slip-up, Pride crowned champions again]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2489665/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Group C: World champions to face debutant trio]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Reigning world champions Japan will face a trio of Women’s World Cup debutants in Group C, with Switzerland, Cameroon and Ecuador all set for their tournament premieres.

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Who will be the surprise team at Canada 2015 ?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Now that the 24 teams have been placed in their groups, FIFA.com wants to know which team you think could spring a surprise at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. 

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Canada 2015 coaches deliver draw verdict]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-2015-coaches-deliver-draw-verdict-2488835.htmlAs soon as the Final Draw was determined for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, the coaches began looking ahead to the main event. FIFA.com got the reactions from many of them following the ceremony.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Draw gala proves a fitting spectacle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The fate of the 24 qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 was decided in little over an hour at the tournament’s Final Draw, held in the suitably majestic surroundings of the Canadian Museum of History.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 hopefuls learn fate in Ottawa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 moved one step closer on Saturday when the Final Draw gave a clearer picture of what will be in store at the prestigious tournament next summer. 

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Gamba secure J.League title as Reds slip]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gamba Osaka won their second J-League title on Saturday as Urawa Reds imploded once again in a fitting finale to a topsy-turvy Japanese season.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2014
<![CDATA[Details of Final Draw for Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=details-of-final-draw-for-canada-2015-2488260.htmlFIFA.com provides the procedural details for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final Draw, which will decide the destiny of the 24 teams that have qualified for the illustrious tournament. 

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Reliving ten special moments in qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The final berths for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 have been filled, and before Saturday's Final Draw, FIFA.com brings you ten standout moments on the road to Canada.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada prepared to welcome the world ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-prepared-to-welcome-the-world-2487913.htmlOn Saturday 6 December, the eyes of the football world will turn to Ottawa, which will stage the Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. FIFA.com previews the action ahead.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Leaders show class, Japan clubs show style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews this week’s women’s club football news with the latest from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Germany where European champions Wolfsburg continue to be a step ahead of the pack.]]>Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sato swivels for Sanfrecce stunner ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=sato-swivels-for-sanfrecce-stunner-2477688.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 00:34:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![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