<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTThu, 16 Nov 2017 11:27:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2918517.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the end of an enduring run and a fantastic fightback.]]>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Berths for France 2018 beckon in Asia]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=berths-for-france-2018-beckon-in-asia-2913681.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Trio through to Uruguay as Korea DPR retain title ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trio-through-to-uruguay-as-korea-dpr-retain-title-2909036.htmlSun, 24 Sep 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Japan complete Asian trio headed to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=japan-complete-asian-trio-headed-to-uruguay-2018-2909040.htmlJapan edged China PR 1-0 in the match for third place at the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Thailand 2017 to become the third and final representative from Asia to qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR, Korea Republic book tickets to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-dpr-korea-republic-book-tickets-to-uruguay-2018-2908741.htmlKorea DPR and Korea Republic have advanced to the AFC U-16 Women's Asian Championship final, securing their places at next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018. 

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Kroos: Korea Republic a springboard to high-flying career]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=kroos-korea-republic-a-springboard-to-high-flying-career-2907469.htmlTen years on from being crowned as the adidas Golden Ball winner at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, we look at how Real Madrid and Germany star Toni Kroos has transformed over the past decade.

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Sat, 09 Sep 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[World champions Korea DPR target Asian treble]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=world-champions-korea-dpr-target-asian-treble-2907338.htmlAsia's three berths at next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay will be determined at the upcoming AFC U-16 Women's Championship, with world champions Korea DPR among the title hopefuls.

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Erratic Taeguk Warriors with plenty to ponder ahead of Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=erratic-taeguk-warriors-with-plenty-to-ponder-ahead-of-russia-2018-2907178.htmlWell established as Asia’s most successful side in FIFA World Cup qualifying, Korea Republic reaffirmed that status on the road to Russia. But their erratic form cost one coach his job and left another, Shin Taeyong, with plenty of problems to solve ahead of next year's finals. 

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877.htmlSaudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Korea Republic headed to ninth consecutive World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-republic-headed-to-ninth-consecutive-world-cup-2906983.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 19:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia 2018: Who can qualify this week?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=russia-2018-who-can-qualify-this-week-2906775.htmlCosta Rica, Germany, Nigeria and any two of six competing Asian sides could book their places at Russia 2018 this week. FIFA.com looks at the teams in the running and what they require to secure their spots. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651.htmlFIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Uzbekistan out to end Korean hoodoo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=uzbekistan-out-to-end-korean-hoodoo-2906537.htmlUzbekistan captain Odil Ahmedov has sounded a rallying cry ahead of his team's vital FIFA World Cup qualifier against Korea Republic, a side he admits are the Uzbeks' "bogey team".

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=japan-through-as-quintet-have-to-leave-it-late-2906052.htmlJapan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Tentative Korea Republic aim for nine on the trot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=tentative-korea-republic-aim-for-nine-on-the-trot-2905809.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Korea Republic’s hopes for the coming week as they chase down a ninth successive FIFA World Cup appearance following an erratic qualification campaign. ]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Tickets to Russia up for grabs in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=afc-fwcq-matchday-9-preview-wendesday-2905762.htmlFIFA.com previews a delicately poised penultimate matchday in Asia where nine nations remain in contention and potentially two tickets to Russia 2018 will be secured.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Jung: Korea will reach Russia if we maintain our confidence]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=jung-korea-will-reach-russia-if-we-maintain-our-confidence-2903436.htmlFIFA.com hears from experienced Korea Republic midfielder Joo Wooyoung as the Taeguk Warriors seek to survive a challenging qualifying campaign and reach their ninth successive World Cup. ]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Korea Republic sack Uli Stielike]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-sack-uli-stielike-2895285.htmlThe Korea Football Association have announced that Uli Stielike has been sacked as head coach of the senior national team, following their 3-2 defeat by Qatar in the latest round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[England soar as history-makers abound in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-soar-as-history-makers-abound-in-korea-republic-2894526.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 ended in scintillating style in Suwon as England won their first ever title at this level. Fittingly capping off a tournament graced by dazzling moments, both individually and collectively, the Young Lions and Venezuela put on a final befitting a fine three weeks of action.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-seek-qualification-as-japan-aim-to-move-clear-2893948.htmlAsia's qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is approaching its first watershed moment with Iran in sight of reaching the global finals.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Geynrikh: Goal-getter, selfie-shooter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=geynrikh-goal-getter-selfie-shooter-2893810.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Uzbekistan icon Alexander Geynrikh, to discuss his country's hopes of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and his unique goal celebration against Syria in a qualifying match last year.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[VAR progressing at U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=var-progressing-at-u-20-world-cup-2893235.htmlHaving made its FIFA tournament debut at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016, the video assistant referee system faced an even bigger test at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the results are being felt by those deploying it.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:17:00 GMTArea=Football Technology Section=Video Assistant RefKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Cho dreaming of World Cup return]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cho-dreaming-of-world-cup-return-2893183.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Taeguk Ladies captain and midfield dynamo Cho Sohyun, who is hoping to build on recent success at next year's AFC Women's Asian Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Volunteers, the unsung heroes behind the scenes]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=volunteers-the-unsung-heroes-behind-the-scenes-2892794.htmlLike previous international tournaments, Korea Republic 2017 is made possible thanks to the undying effort and support of almost 1,000 volunteers. 

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 03:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Long-standing reminders of 2002]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=long-standing-reminders-of-2002-2892204.html​There are plenty of things to trigger memories of 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan for fans around Korea Republic beyond just the stadiums themselves. We captured some of the best.

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Fri, 02 Jun 2017 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Bleached hair and body art in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bleached-hair-and-body-art-in-korea-republic-2891549.htmlFootball has its fair share of extravagant hairstyles and audacious tattoos, so no surprise the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 has plenty on show. We look at some of the best.

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic reflect on adventure]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=hosts-korea-republic-reflect-on-adventure-2891212.htmlAfter defeat by Portugal in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, the hosts' coach and midfielder Lee Sangheon reflected on the journey and looked ahead to the future.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Home hopes extinguished, Vinotinto dreams go on]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=home-hopes-extinguished-vinotinto-dreams-go-on-2890904.html​As the FIFA U-20 World Cup entered the knockout stages, hosts Korea Republic were one of the first to falter, while Venezuela's epic campaign continued.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Portugal knock out hosts Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367059/match-report.htmlA display of efficiency helped Portugal beat Korea Republic 3-1 in front of a capacity crowd in Cheonan in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 13:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[18 days to go: Hwang Sunhong’s unbelievable flick]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=18-days-to-go-hwang-sunhong-s-unbelievable-flick-2883427.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we delight in a wonderful goal from Korea Republic on home soil.]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Lee Sangmin: We've only shown 50 per cent of our potential]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=lee-sangmin-we-ve-only-shown-50-per-cent-of-our-potential-2890519.htmlFIFA.com about their growing fame and prospects in the latter rounds.]]>Mon, 29 May 2017 15:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Quartet advance, nervous wait for two giants]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=quartet-advance-nervous-wait-for-two-giants-2889078.htmlAs the door was closed on the first two groups of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England and Venezuela sat pretty in top spot, while Argentina and Germany face an anxious couple of days.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Young Lions upset hosts to top group]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367063/match-report.htmlEngland edged Korea Republic 1-0 thanks to a Kieran Dowell goal to finish top of Group A at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 14:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A progressing pair and a few firsts]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-progressing-pair-and-a-few-firsts-2886850.htmlAs Venezuela and Korea Republic booked their places in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, there were a few impressive firsts dotted around as Groups A and B took to the pitch for a second time.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts hang on to book last-16 ticket]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367065/match-report.htmlKorea Republic held on to beat Argentina 2-1 in their second match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 and confirm their place in the knockout stages.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Lee Seungwoo: I want to go further than we did in Chile]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=lee-seungwoo-i-want-to-go-further-than-we-did-in-chile-2885550.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 04:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 kicks off with a bang]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-kicks-off-with-a-bang-2885038.htmlAn action-packed first day of the FIFA U-20 World Cup brought a dramatic win, elation for the home fans and a mixed day for South American and European sides.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts off to winning start]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367033/match-report.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Hawk-Eye selected as VAR technology provider]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=hawk-eye-selected-as-var-technology-provider-2884449.htmlFIFA will continue the testing of video assistant technology during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 (20 May – 11 June), the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 (17 June – 02 July) and the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 (6 – 16 December).

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Fri, 19 May 2017 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football Technology Section=Video Assistant RefKind=Release
<![CDATA[Busacca: VAR can make a huge difference for fair play]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=busacca-var-can-make-a-huge-difference-for-fair-play-2884432.htmlAhead of the Video Assistant Referee system getting its FIFA youth tournament debut, FIFA Head of Refereeing Massimo Busacca discussed the impact it could have on the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic primed for big kick-off]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-primed-for-big-kick-off-2884301.htmlWith the waiting almost over ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, let FIFA.com whet your appetite for what is in store as 24 teams battle it out to lift the trophy on 11 June.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 23:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[VAR set for youth tournament debut in Korea Republic ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=var-set-for-youth-tournament-debut-in-korea-republic-2883933.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 02:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017