<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTWed, 29 Mar 2017 15:05:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[Feng: We can surprise Korea Republic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=feng-we-can-surprise-korea-republic-2876452.htmlFIFA.com about improvements in the team under new head coach Marcello Lippi ahead of the country's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Korea Republic.]]>Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Korea Republic set to enjoy U-20 taster tournament]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=korea-republic-set-to-enjoy-u-20-taster-tournament-2876393.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 starts all-out ticket sales on 16 March]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=korea-republic-2017-starts-all-out-ticket-sales-on-16-march-2875877.htmlThu, 16 Mar 2017 01:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![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[European trio celebrate international success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=european-trio-celebrate-international-success-2875378.htmlSheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup – there has been plenty of international women's football to enjoy over the last few days, including a number of teams making history. FIFA.com runs the rule over the recent world-class action.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Solidarity reigns in third-place thriller]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=solidarity-reigns-in-third-place-thriller-2875167.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to a 2002 encounter that featured sportsmanship, friendship and a record-breaking goal.]]>Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar to participate in Korea Republic 2017 draw]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=diego-maradona-and-pablo-aimar-to-participate-in-korea-republic-2017-d-2875088.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 07:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[NCT DREAM appointed FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 LOC ambassadors]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=nct-dream-appointed-fifa-u-20-world-cup-korea-republic-2017-loc-ambass-2867368.htmlWed, 15 Feb 2017 07:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Cha: My boyhood dream was to become a Taeguk Warrior]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=cha-my-boyhood-dream-was-to-become-a-taeguk-warrior-2866544.htmlFIFA.com spoke with legendary Korea Republic football figure Cha Bumkum to hear his thoughts on this year's FIFA U-20 World Cup and some of the highlights of his career.]]>Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Shin Taeyong: I aim to instil confidence in players]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=shin-taeyong-i-aim-to-instil-confidence-in-players-2865273.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to the coach of the host nation’s U-20 side, Shin Taeyong, about his time as a player and his philosophy on the game.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 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[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[General ticket sales for Korea Republic 2017 kick off]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=general-ticket-sales-for-korea-republic-2017-kick-off-2862241.htmlThe Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced the general ticket sales phase on 2 January 2017 after venue package sales terminated on the last day of 2016.


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Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![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[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[Departing Lee signs off with Club World Cup goal]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=departing-lee-signs-off-with-club-world-cup-goal-2860261.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk cruise to fifth place]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276116/match=300364979/match-report.htmlJeonbuk Hyundai Motors bounced back from their FIFA Club World Cup second round loss by defeating Mamelodi Sundowns in the match for fifth place at the Suita City Football Stadium, Osaka.

 
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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Jeonbuk, Sundowns seek redemption]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276116/match=300364979/preview.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the action.
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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Kim: It’s an honour to play at the Club World Cup]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kim-it-s-an-honour-to-play-at-the-club-world-cup-2859587.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Kim Bokyung, who talks about his return to Osaka, coming agonisingly close to a dream meet with Real Madrid and wanting to finish the FIFA Club World Cup on a high. 

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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Arroyo turns a nightmare into a dream]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=arroyo-turns-a-nightmare-into-a-dream-2859543.htmlAfter it looked like Club America could have been facing a recurring nightmare in Osaka, Michael Arroyo and Silvio Romero combined to turn their meeting with Jeonbuk Hyundai into a dream scenario.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Romero at the double as America oust Jeonbuk]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276104/match=300364981/match-report.htmlClub America came from a goal down to defeat Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2-1 in the FIFA Club World Cup second round to set up a dream semi-final meeting with UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.

 
 
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Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Ochoa recalls Club America's 2006 meeting with Jeonbuk]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ochoa-recalls-club-america-s-2006-meet-with-jeonbuk-2859346.htmlHaving previously met in 2006, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Club America face off once again at the same stage of the FIFA Club World Cup. We look back on that tightly-contested encounter with Guillermo Ochoa, Club America's goalkeeper at the time.

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Old foes eye glamour date]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276104/match=300364981/preview.htmlFIFA.com sets the scene.]]>Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk stalwarts relishing America reunion]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=jeonbuk-stalwarts-relishing-america-reunion-2859228.htmlFIFA.com about the club's desire for redemption against Club America at the FIFA Club World Cup, ten years on from disappointment in 2006.]]>Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Romero: Let’s end the centenary year in style]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=romero-let-s-end-the-centenary-year-in-style-2859219.htmlLas Águilas fans.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors arrive in Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=jeonbuk-hyundai-motors-arrive-in-japan-2858973.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 02:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Video Assistant Referees to be tested at FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=video-assistant-referees-to-be-tested-at-fifa-club-world-cup-japan-201-2858889.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Lee aiming higher with Jeonbuk]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lee-aiming-higher-with-jeonbuk-2858168.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-fifa-club-world-cup-in-numbers-2858090.htmlTo whet the appetite ahead of the 13th FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA.com has dipped into the record books to bring you some of the tournament’s most eye-catching statistics.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Japan 2016 Spectator Guide ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=japan-2016-spectator-guide-2858085.htmlFIFA.com gives you some advice and reminds you of the regulations that will be in force at the stadiums.]]>Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Seven on the starting line in Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=seven-on-the-starting-line-in-japan-2857979.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 02:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Lucas and Nacho following Raul’s lead]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lucas-and-nacho-following-raul-s-lead-2858015.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Korea DPR complete a dream double]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=korea-dpr-complete-a-dream-double-2857966.htmlSun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Kim bringing experience to bear with Jeonbuk]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=shinwook-bringing-experience-to-bear-with-jeonbuk-2857956.htmlSun, 04 Dec 2016 11:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Official FIFA Club World Cup squad lists announced]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=official-fifa-club-world-cup-squad-lists-announced-2857198.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk claim second Asian title, book Japan place]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-claim-second-asian-title-book-japan-place-2855657.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a memorable AFC Champions League campaign that culminated in Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors qualifying for next month's FIFA Club World Cup in Japan to face some old adversaries.]]>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Papua New Guinea 2016 in tweets]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=papua-new-guinea-2016-in-tweets-2855610.htmlFIFA.com looks at how the opening few weeks at Papua New Guinea 2016 have been covered in tweets.]]>Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk complete Asian brace ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-complete-asian-brace-2855370.htmlFIFA.com as we take a closer look at the epic showdown.]]>Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk clinch ticket to Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-book-clinch-ticket-to-japan-2855240.htmlJeonbuk Motors clinched their second AFC Champions League title – and booked a return to the FIFA Club World Cup. The Korea Republic side rode their luck to secure a 1-1 draw against Al Ain in the second leg of the final, winning 3-2 on aggregate.

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Derbies lined-up as quarter-finals confirmed]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=derbies-lined-up-as-quarter-finals-confirmed-2853819.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to the group stage at Papua New Guinea 2016 as Germany eased through, while fellow three-time winners USA endured a tense evening.]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Flawless Germany end Korea Republic hopes]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353176/match-report.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Leonardo brace leaves final perfectly poised]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=leonardo-brace-leaves-final-perfectly-poised-2852713.htmlThe AFC Champions League final is perfectly poised heading into the second leg, after the opening 90 minutes saw a Leonardo brace allow Jeonbuk Motors to fight back from a goal down to edge Al Ain 2-1 in the Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016