<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 02 Feb 2018 14:52:00 GMTFri, 16 Feb 2018 18:49:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Al Jaber: My World Cup memories are vivid]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=2/news=al-jaber-my-world-cup-memories-are-vivid-2927694.htmlAlmost 12 years on from scoring the last of his world finals goals, former Saudi Arabia forward Sami Al Jaber spoke with FIFA.com about his World Cup memories and what Russia 2018 means to the country's players.

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Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA President impressed with Gulf Cup kick-off]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-president-impressed-with-gulf-cup-kick-off-2925682.htmlThe 23rd edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup kicked off in Kuwait, watched on by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, as fans packed in for the opening days to see the eight participants get the tournament rolling.

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Arab teams star on the road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=arab-teams-star-on-the-road-to-russia-2925635.htmlWith Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia having booked their berths at next year’s global finals, FIFA.com looks back on the four Arab nations’ journeys to Russia 2018.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pizzi takes charge of Saudi Arabia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=pizzi-takes-charge-of-saudi-arabia-2921545.htmlTue, 28 Nov 2017 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Urawa end decade-long drought in style ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=urawa-end-decade-long-drought-in-style-2921400.htmlFIFA.com reviews Urawa Red Diamonds' AFC Champions League campaign as the J.League giants won their way through to a second FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Urawa clinch ticket to UAE]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=urawa-clinch-ticket-to-uae-2921127.htmlRafael Da Silva bagged an 88th-minute winner for Urawa Red Diamonds to seal a 1-0 victory over ten-man Al Hilal in the second leg of the AFC Champions League final and book the J-League side's place at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Sat, 25 Nov 2017 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Urawa and Al Hilal face moment of truth ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=urawa-and-al-hilal-face-moment-of-truth-2921079.htmlFIFA.com previews the finale to the AFC Champions League as big-name J.League outfit Urawa Red Diamonds seek to deny Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal a first Champions League title and passage to the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Bauza sacked as Saudi Arabia coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=bauza-sacked-as-saudi-arabia-coach-2920952.htmlAfter just five matches in charge of the Saudi Arabian national team, the Saudi Arabia Football Federation have sacked head coach Edgardo Bauza.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Contrasting styles match-up in Asian finale]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=contrasting-styles-match-up-in-asian-finale-2920533.htmlFIFA.com previews Saturday's AFC Champions League final first leg where 2007 champions Urawa Red Diamonds are seeking a second title at the expense of an Al Hilal side who have long coveted the continent's greatest prize.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Kharbin looking for final consolation]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=kharbin-looking-for-final-consolation-2920474.htmlOmar Kharbin has identified the perfect remedy after missing out on a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Syria forward hopes to begin the healing by winning the AFC Champions League and just one last obstacle remains.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![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[Carlos Eduardo: Our goal is the final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=carlos-eduardo-our-goal-is-the-final-2914982.htmlFIFA.com catches up with Carlos Eduardo, the latest Brazilian making his mark at Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal - hoping to win the AFC Champions League and clinch a spot at this year's FIFA Club World Cup in the UAE.

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![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[Shanghai and Urawa share the spoils ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=shanghai-and-urawa-share-the-spoils-2909672.html2007 winners Urawa Red Diamonds earned an away draw in their 2017 AFC Champions League semi-final first leg at Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday, with Hulk and Yosuke Kashiwagi both finding the net. 

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Familiar foes reunite in last-four encounters]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=familiar-foes-reunite-in-last-four-encounters-2909050.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 06:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Bauza to lead Saudi Arabia at World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=bauza-to-lead-saudi-arabia-at-world-cup-2907970.htmlArgentinian head coach Edgardo Bauza has replaced Bert van Marwijk as head coach of Saudi Arabia just nine days after the country sealed qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia next summer.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Saudi sensation’s Washington wonder goal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=saudi-sensation-s-washington-wonder-goal-2907751.htmlThu, 14 Sep 2017 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The secrets of Van Marwijk's Saudi success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-secrets-of-van-marwijk-s-saudi-success-2907340.htmlAfter guiding Saudi Arabia to their first FIFA World Cup for over a decade, we take a look at how Bert van Marwijk transformed the Green Falcons on the road to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Stablility key for Russia-bound Saudis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=stablility-key-for-russia-bound-saudis-2907220.htmlAfter Saudi Arabia secured a long-awaited return to the FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com looks at how Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk guided his team through the qualifiers.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:13:00 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[Saudi Arabia return to World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=saudi-arabia-return-to-world-cup-2907042.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 21:18:00 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[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[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[Prolific Kubo shapes as Japan’s bright new star]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=prolific-kubo-shapes-as-japan-s-bright-new-star-2903933.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 02:59:00 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[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[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[Rogic stunner seals Socceroos win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=rogic-stunner-seals-socceroos-win-2893607.htmlTom Rogic's second half stunner saw Australia to a crucial 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B in Asia. 

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Al-Shehri: Saudi Arabia want to bring back the glory days]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=al-shehri-saudi-arabia-want-to-bring-back-the-glory-days-2892793.htmlFIFA.com ahead of Thursday's crucial qualifier in Australia about the team's attacking style and reviving the Green Falcons' glory days.]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Uruguay, England, Zambia dance into last eight]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=zambia-dance-into-last-eight-england-enjoy-sweet-success-2891534.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[La Celeste book last-eight place]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367082/match-report.htmlUruguay edged their way into the last eight of the FIFA U-20 Word Cup after a slender 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Suwon – courtesy of a Nicolas de la Cruz penalty.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 10:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Mele living the dream]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=mele-living-the-dream-2890511.htmlTue, 30 May 2017 01:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Alamri, Saudi Arabia’s hero of the hour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=alamri-saudi-arabia-s-hero-of-the-hour-2890247.htmlThe hero for Saudi Arabia, Abdulelah Alamri's equaliser against USA ensured his country progressed to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017

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Sun, 28 May 2017 16:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Fates sealed as last 16 confirmed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fates-sealed-as-last-16-confirmed-2890210.htmlAs the FIFA U-20 World Cup first round came to an end with Group E and F, tension was plentiful as the last five spots yet to be filled were finally grasped by, or handed to, some ecstatic and relieved recipients.

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Sun, 28 May 2017 13:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[USA top Group F, Saudis go through]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367056/match-report.htmlSun, 28 May 2017 11:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[A tight race and some tremendous strikes]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-tight-race-and-some-tremendous-strikes-2888354.html​As the final eight teams completed their second batch of FIFA U-20 World Cup games, groups E and F served up a fine selection of goals and teed up some impending drama, while France booked their next round spot.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Alyami brace guides Saudi Arabia past Ecuador]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367041/match-report.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Fresh faces and fightbacks catch the eye]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fresh-faces-and-fightbacks-catch-the-eye-2886128.htmlWhile France cruised to victory, the stars of the day came in the less seasoned individuals, as Senegal, Vietnam and a truly 21st century player stood out on day three of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Senegal enjoy comfortable win over Saudi Arabia]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367078/match-report.htmlSemi-finalists last time out, Senegal started strongly at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Group F.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=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[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Former Club World Cup participants lead charge in Asia ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/362/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the AFC Champions League group stage where some former champions impressed, as did a host of new faces.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 06:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Al Otaibi: The Confederations Cup was a turning point]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=al-otaibi-the-confederations-cup-was-a-turning-point-2882803.htmlWe look back on a memorable trip to the FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999 for Saudi Arabia, with Marzouk Al Otaibi reflecting on a podium-worthy performance in front of goal as he clinched the adidas Golden Boot and adidas Golden Ball.

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Sat, 06 May 2017 16:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017