<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:31:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Octet complete group stage field]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 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]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia'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<![CDATA[Countdown to Korea 2017 begins ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=countdown-to-korea-2017-begins-2732306.htmlMon, 23 Nov 2015 16:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Korea DPR pip Japan to Asian title]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=korea-dpr-pip-japan-to-asian-title-2733005.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, which concluded on Sunday with Korea DPR edging Japan to the continental title and sent the two finalists to next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Drama, glory and anguish]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=drama-glory-and-anguish-2731868.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at women’s club football visits three continents where there was no shortage of excitement as silverware was handed out.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Showcasing Chile in tweets]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=showcasing-chile-in-tweets-2730597.htmlWith a number of players active on social media during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, we take a look at some of the tweets that showcased the host country and its hospitality, as well as getting some reflections on the tournament.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2723592.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 08:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Former champions reign as hosts depart]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=former-champions-reign-as-hosts-depart-2722882.htmlFormer champions Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria rolled back the years by emerging victorious in their respective FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 matches, and they were joined by Belgium in completing the first half of Chile 2015's quarter-finalists.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Belgium break new ground]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298382/match-report.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 00:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Sangmin leading Warrior charge]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=sangmin-leading-warrior-charge-2722374.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Korea Republic captain Lee Sangmin and coach Choi Jincheul ahead of the Taegu Warriors' Round of 16 clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 against Belgium about their side's ability to keep a cleansheet, the cultural significance of respect and much more.

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Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Vina vintage and captain-led comebacks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=vina-vintage-and-captain-led-comebacks-2721261.htmlBrazil and Croatia joined Korea Republic and Nigeria in the Round of 16, with hosts Chile facing an anxious wait to see the ranking of third-placed sides finalised on Sunday.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Korea Republic top group after England stalemate]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298365/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Oct 2015 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria, Korea Republic advance on day of firsts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=nigeria-korea-republic-advance-on-day-of-firsts-2719796.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Korea Republic late show seals knockout spot]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298388/match-report.htmlAn injury-time winner from substitute Oh Sehun has given Korea Republic an eleventh hour win over Guinea and progress to the Round of 16 from FIFA U-17 World Cup Group B after two wins out of two.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 02:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Seungwoo on song for the Warriors]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=seungwoo-on-song-for-the-warriors-2718559.htmlKorea Republic starlet Lee Seungwoo spoke to FIFA.com following his side's impressive win over Brazil, with the Barcelona youngster particularly pleased to get the better of A Seleção after tasting defeat to them twice recently.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 05:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Stirring start in Santiago ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=stirring-start-in-santiago-2718380.htmlWe review an enthralling opening day at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, as history was made for Asia by Korea Republic and Nigeria made an imperious start to their title defence before the hosts grabbed a goal to remember.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 02:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Jang the hero in dramatic Korean win]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298374/match-report.htmlSun, 18 Oct 2015 00:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Heavyweight trio seal semi-final return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC Champions League quarter-final second legs, with a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 now within reach for the four semi-finalists.

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Last-four berths beckon in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=
Jeonbuk Motors and Gamba Osaka have all to play for in their AFC Champions League quarter-final second leg match this week, while Guangzhou Evergrande and Al Hilal have convincing advantages in their ties. FIFA.com previews the last-eight, second leg fixtures.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Oumari relishing shot at redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=oumari-relishing-shot-at-redemption-2676045.htmlLebanon defender Joan Oumari speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his red card redemptions, his country's upcoming match against Korea Republic and his country's chances for FIFA World Cup qualification.

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Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Japan reign supreme as trio progress]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=japan-reign-supreme-as-trio-progress-2674007.htmlJapan reclaimed the AFC U-19 Women's Championship with a breath-taking 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Korea DPR, a tournament that also saw the champions, the runners-up and Korea Republic, who took third, all secure spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea Republic qualify, Japan crowned champions]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=korea-republic-punch-ticket-to-papua-new-guinea-japan-crowned-champion-2673727.htmlAfter Japan and Korea DPR secured their spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, Korea Republic joined the duo as the third and final Asian side to reach next year's competition after beating China PR 4-0 in the match for third place at the AFC U-19 Women's Championship.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Hilal, Guangzhou on the brink of semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Japan, Korea DPR progress to Papua New Guinea]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=japan-progress-to-papua-new-guinea-2673250.htmlJapan and Korea DPR became the first and second Asian sides respectively to reach the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea next year, with Japan edging Korea Republic 1-0 and Korea DPR beating China PR 2-0 in the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Asian Nations Cup, held in Nanjing, China.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Apes and Warriors]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=apes-and-warriors-2672956.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's edition looks at some unexpected Korea Republic fans ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Former champs take centre stage in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this and the other last-eight fixtures.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Rooney's mentor giving starlets Chile chance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=rooney-gerrard-s-mentor-giving-starlets-chile-chance-2670535.htmlFri, 14 Aug 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Boost for Korea Republic after completing regional treble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News