<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMTThu, 26 May 2016 10:51:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Quartet seal maiden quarter-final spots]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/244/5/index.htmlFour teams made history in progressing to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time, while there was plenty of late drama around Asia as the last eight competitors snuck past the competition.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2792008.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 22 May 2016 10:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Ahn & Park: Make the most of the experience]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ahn-park-make-the-most-of-the-experience-2791672.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Lee: We have amazing fans in Korea]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lee-we-have-amazing-fans-in-korea-2791632.htmlKorea Republic and Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chungyong speaks to ​FIFA.com​ about the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 taking place in his home country, which kicks off exactly one year from today.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A red sea in Seoul]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-red-sea-in-seoul-2791625.html Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week's takes us back to 2002 and the remarkable gatherings of South Korean supporters.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 11:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian giants]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/154/5/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across Asia.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Seven through as Asian line-up complete]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=seven-through-as-asian-line-up-complete-2789850.htmlThu, 05 May 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President meets Korean FA and FIFA Partner Hyundai]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-meets-korean-fa-and-fifa-partner-hyundai-2783194.htmlFIFA President Infantino held meetings with FIFA Partners Hyundai Motor Group and with the Korean Football Association in Seoul.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President in Korea Republic and Thailand]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-in-korea-republic-and-thailand-2782578.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Holders go out as eight book early progression]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/169/7/index.htmlEight sides advanced to the Round of 16 of the AFC Champions League 2016 with a game to spare, while holders Guangzhou Evergrande missed out on the knockout phase for the first time. FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday. 

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2781411.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Crowther banking on lessons learned]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crowther-banking-on-lessons-learned-2780942.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Group A preview: Potential debutants dare to dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=group-a-preview-potential-debutants-dare-to-dream-2780725.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 20:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Australia, Japan to go head-to-head following Asian draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=australia-and-japan-go-head-to-head-in-asian-draw-2780621.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stielike: We’re up there with the best in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=stielike-we-re-up-there-with-the-best-in-asia-2780623.htmlMon, 11 Apr 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian dozen dreaming of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=asian-dozen-dreaming-of-russia-2780312.htmlQualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is reaching its final throes in Asia and just 12 nations from the world's most populous continent remain in the hunt for a spot at the global extravaganza that will kick off in just over two years' time.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[El Jaish progress, leaders on the verge]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/000/1/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from AFC Champions League 2016 Matchday 4 as El Jaish became the first side to advance to the Round of 16.]]>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Decisive duels await Asia's 2018 hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=decisive-duel-await-for-asia-s-2018-hopefuls-2771545.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A kid, a coach and the world's costliest player]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=a-kid-a-coach-and-the-world-s-costliest-player-2771877.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a kid, a coach and the world’s costliest player.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Shoot-outs, shutouts and a statuesque Swede]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=shoot-outs-shutouts-and-a-statuesque-swede-2770456.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with lots of late drama in a steelyard and an all-conquering city’s dethroning Down Under.]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lee taking responsibility]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=lee-taking-responsibility-2769213.htmlFIFA.com ahead of his country's concluding game in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying second round to recount his World Cup memories, from 2002 to 2014.]]>Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA statement on Kuwait qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-statement-on-kuwait-qualifiers-2770223.htmlsuspension of the Kuwait FA, the Kuwait-Laos and Korea Republic-Kuwait 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches cannot take place as things stand at the time of writing.]]>Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Asia’s strength in depth heightened amid Rio charge]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=asia-s-strength-in-depth-heightened-amid-rio-charge-2769517.htmlFIFA.com reviews AFC qualifying for the 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio as Australia and China PR achieved their goals, while there was a shock for Japan.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 02:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Asian sextet on starting blocks]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=asian-sextet-on-starting-blocks-2767081.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the AFC qualifiers for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which has been described as a ‘mini World Cup’, where two spots are up for grabs at the Olympics this summer.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Asian sides kick-start long road to Japan 2016]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/635/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 AFC Champions League with the 32-team field headlined by some big-spending Chinese clubs.]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Octet complete group stage field]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/466/3/index.htmlWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2764278.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in our weekly birthday round-up, including winners at Switzerland 1954 and Korea/Japan 2002, as well as a 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champion.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Jang: I’m far from being the new Hong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=jang-i-m-far-from-being-the-new-hong-2763442.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 03:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2756216/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Asia'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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2754489.htmlSun, 10 Jan 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2753736.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Spanish schemer, a Belgian superstar and a Korean keeper all celebrating over the next seven days.

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Sun, 03 Jan 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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[Scolari targets place on the podium ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=scolari-targets-place-on-the-podium-2743768.htmlSat, 12 Dec 2015 06:26:00 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[Matchday traditions around the world ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=matchday-traditions-around-the-world-2735321.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 15:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News