<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTTue, 24 May 2016 07:58:28 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Polverino: Liechtenstein targeting eight points]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/257/890/2/index.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Liechtenstein's Michele Polverinho to discover why there's a lot of meatloaf riding on the encounter.]]>Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Liechtenstein on a roll]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=liechtenstein-on-a-roll-2493778.htmlFIFA.com talks a look at Liechtenstein and their impressive rise in the global pecking order despite a miniscule population.]]>Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:22:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A set piece, a centurion and minnows' miracles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=a-set-piece-a-centurion-and-minnows-miracles-2476677.htmlWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=conte-up-and-running-ibra-makes-history-2436221.htmlAzzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=portuguese-swiss-rise-amid-african-movement-2277787.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Greece win in vain, go into play-offs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=greece-win-vain-into-play-offs-2196256.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446.htmlFIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=who-should-your-club-sign-1977969.htmlFIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise results littered Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification, as Germany let slip a four goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden, Northern Ireland held Portugal and France stunned Spain to grab a point in the closing seconds.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=powerhouses-make-steady-progress-1700155.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action from Europe on a positive evening for the continent's major nations, although both Germany and Spain were made to work overtime before collecting wins.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=world-champions-join-the-party-1698641.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521.htmlThe likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910.htmlThu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for EURO hosts]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=11/news=mixed-fortunes-for-euro-hosts-1541636.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 22:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Liechtenstein ready to make progress]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=7/news=liechtenstein-ready-make-progress-1474983.htmlThu, 14 Jul 2011 08:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany march as French weep]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=germany-march-french-weep-1446611.htmlFri, 03 Jun 2011 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Who’ve been the stars of 2010/11?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=5/news=who-been-the-stars-2010-1436854.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which players have impressed you the most during the 2010/11 season across Europe.]]>Wed, 18 May 2011 10:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[France stunned as forwards thrive]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=france-stunned-forwards-thrive-1294465.htmlBelarus won 1-0 in France as Portugal were held 4-4 by visiting Cyprus, while Italy's Antonio Cassano, Fernando Torres of Spain and England talisman Wayne Rooney inspired victories.

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Sat, 04 Sep 2010 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[European quartet stamp tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=european-quartet-stamp-tickets-1116495.htmlSat, 10 Oct 2009 23:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Azerbaijan claim first away win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=azerbaijan-claim-first-away-win-1116026.htmlSat, 10 Oct 2009 23:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[England and Serbia on the verge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=england-and-serbia-the-verge-1099391.html England and Serbia will have the chance to reach South Africa 2010 in midweek, while Denmark, Slovakia and Spain could also secure qualification.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Swedes surge as France flounder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=swedes-surge-france-flounder-1098728.html Sweden gave some much-needed impetus to their qualification hopes with a win over Hungary, while France could only draw with Romania at home.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2009 23:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Big names face decisive duels]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=big-names-face-decisive-duels-1097974.htmlFri, 04 Sep 2009 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Eastern delight for old rivals]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=8/news=eastern-delight-for-old-rivals-1090131.htmlWed, 12 Aug 2009 23:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Small countries, big names]]>/news/y=2009/m=7/news=small-countries-big-names-1084107.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2009 21:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Safe passage for Netherlands]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=6/news=safe-passage-for-netherlands-1067609.htmlSat, 06 Jun 2009 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Europe salutes Barcelona]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2009/m=5/news=europe-salutes-barcelona-1063737.html After a dazzling display of flowing football against the English holders, Barcelona were crowned worthy European champions in Rome.

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Thu, 28 May 2009 19:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009
<![CDATA[Flawless trio aim for more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=flawless-trio-aim-for-more-1043801.htmlTue, 31 Mar 2009 16:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Spain, Netherlands edge closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=spain-netherlands-edge-closer-1042872.html Big guns Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands all scored maximum points in a huge night of FIFA World Cup qualifying in Europe.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2009 23:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Adler eyes qualifying success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=adler-eyes-qualifying-success-1037236.html German goalkeeper Rene Adler is hoping to follow in the likes of Kahn, Maier and Illgner's footsteps and be his country's No1 at a FIFA World Cup.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2009 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[The mouse that roared]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=12/news=the-mouse-that-roared-980027.htmlWe look back to a night on which the UEFA EURO 2004 finalists and soon-to-be FIFA World Cup semi-finalists were humbled in Liechtenstein.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Determining Europe's runners-up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=determining-europe-runners-916071.htmlThu, 16 Oct 2008 15:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™