<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTFri, 21 Apr 2017 19:52:19 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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
<![CDATA[Little Doan following in big footsteps]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=little-doan-following-in-big-footsteps-2866218.htmlMon, 06 Feb 2017 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Asia’s aspirants primed for another big year]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/286/423/7/index.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 05:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: Japanese players could drink sake on the ball]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=halilhodzic-japanese-players-could-drink-sake-on-the-ball-2862193.htmlSun, 01 Jan 2017 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[From Messi to Del Bosque: FIFA.com’s best interviews of 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-messi-to-del-bosque-fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2016-2862080.htmlFIFA.com interviews over the past 12 months.]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Regional success boosts Thailand's hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=regional-success-boosts-thailand-s-hopes-2861918.htmlSun, 25 Dec 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Checking the map to Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=checking-the-map-to-korea-republic-2017-2860773.htmlAs the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 gets ever shorter, an assessment of the path trodden, and what lies ahead, seems in order. FIFA.com takes a look at the story of qualifying from the year gone by and what’s still yet to come in 2017.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Real Madrid top of class at Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=real-madrid-top-of-class-at-japan-2016-2861746.htmlReal Madrid took the honours at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 to make it three titles for the year. In lifting the trophy for a second time, Los Merengues extended Europe’s domination of the competition, with the continent having now provided nine of its 13 champions.

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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[All to play for in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-to-play-for-in-asia-2861361.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Japan 2016 makes Kashima household names]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=japan-2016-makes-kashima-household-names-2861197-2861227.htmlOn 23 November, Kashima Antlers scraped past Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 in the J.League championship semi-final play-off. No one could have predicted that about one month later, Kashima would be playing in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016—a game in which they even snatched a 2-1 second-half lead against Real Madrid.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[From Yokohama to Abu Dhabi: Japan welcome new hosts UAE]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-yokohama-to-abu-dhabi-japan-welcome-new-hosts-uae-2860804.htmlThe transfer of hosting duties from Japan 2016 to UAE 2017 took place shortly before the kick-off of the 2016 Final between tournament surprise and hosts Kashima Antlers and European giants Real Madrid. 

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Real Madrid receive FIFA World Champions Badge in Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=real-madrid-receive-world-champions-badge-in-japan-2860806.htmlAfter a hard-fought Final that went to extra-time, Real Madrid secured a second FIFA Club World Cup title, and with it a second World Champions Badge. 

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Modric and Shibasaki sweep awards]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=double-joy-for-cristiano-ronaldo-2861147.htmlCristiano Ronaldo collected the adidas Golden Ball after inspiring his side to victory in Sunday's FIFA Club World Cup 2016 final with a hat-trick.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Madrid see off spirited Kashima in electric extra time final]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276112/match=300364984/match-report.htmlCristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid claimed their second FIFA Club World Cup crown after defeating J.League champions Kashima Antlers in extra-time at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Praise for Japan ahead of tournament finale]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=praise-for-japan-ahead-of-tournament-finale-2860805.htmlSpeaking at a press conference ahead of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup final, FIFA President Gianni Infantino hailed Japan’s passion for the beautiful game and discussed video assistance being used for the first time at a FIFA tournament. 

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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Vazquez: We all want more]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=vazquez-we-all-want-more-2860828.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Kashima savouring shot at glory]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kashima-savouring-shot-at-glory-2860740-2860792.html18 December 2016 could go down as the most important day in Kashima Antlers’ history, as they face Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Favourites face surprise package in Yokohama]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276112/match=300364984/preview.htmlLos Blancos gunning for their second world crown and the host club their first.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ecstatic Suzuki delivers Ronaldo-esque celebration]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ecstatic-suzuki-delivers-ronaldo-esque-celebration-2860282.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 18:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Antlers down Atletico Nacional to reach final]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276110/match=300364980/match-report.htmlKashima Antlers advanced to the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup final after a 3-0 victory against Atletico Nacional at the Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka.

 
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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Kashima’s Endo inspired by disaster-hit home region]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kashima-s-endo-inspired-by-disaster-hit-home-region-2860023.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Keen learner Aguilar aiming high]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=keen-learner-aguilar-aiming-high-2859897.htmlAtletico Nacional defender Felipe Aguilar speaks with FIFA.com about anticipation and excitement heading into the team's first FIFA Club World Cup match in its history and his ambitions to become a business executive after his footballing career.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Two steps from heaven]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276110/match=300364980/preview.htmlCopa Libertadores champions Atletico Nacional begin their FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 campaign against host club Kashima Antlers on Wednesday. FIFA.com sets the scene.

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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Okazaki: I’m thrilled to win Asian award]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=okazaki-i-m-thrilled-to-win-asian-award-2859619.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Technical Study Group reflect on Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=technical-study-group-reflect-on-jordan-2016-2858240.htmlFIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the recent FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, lauding the standard of attacking play while identifying key areas for improvement.

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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Sogahata: We want to reach the final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sogahata-we-want-to-reach-the-final-2859567.htmlFIFA.com, Kashima Antlers goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata reflected on Sunday's victory over Mamelodi Sundowns and spoke of his desire to help the Japanese champions go all the way at the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Endo, Mu sink Sundowns]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276104/match=300364977/match-report.htmlKashima Antlers booked their place in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals after defeating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 at the Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka. 

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Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Shibasaki: No10 is a magnificent number]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=shibasaki-no10-is-a-magnificent-number-2859333.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com ahead of Kashima Antlers’ second round match against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, Gaku Shibasaki discussed his excitement at playing against the CAF Champions League winners and his pride in the legacy of his club’s No10 shirt.

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2858284.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 09:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News