<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 15 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 04:36:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[England, Spain win as San Marino claim famous draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England and reigning champions Spain both secured home wins in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, while San Marino claimed an historic draw at home to Estonia. 

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Costa out to build on Spain springboard]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Costa on target as Spain sink Luxembourg]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spain earned a comfortable 4-0 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying win against hosts Luxembourg and Diego Costa scored his first international goal for La Roja after a lengthy period where the Chelsea striker could not seem to find the back of the net.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Spain crash, England cruise in EURO qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thursday featured several surprising results across UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, including Slovakia's 2-1 win over Spain and Slovenia defeating Switzerland 1-0, while England cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win at the expense of San Marino.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Polish test for Germany, Pirlo returns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The second round of matches in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying provides opportunities for perennial powerhouses to get their campaigns on track. FIFA.com previews all the action. 

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Injured Ramos withdraws from Spain squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona's Marc Bartra will replaced experienced defender Sergio Ramos who withdrew from Spain's squad for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers due to a right calf muscle injury. 

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Costa: I'm ready to contribute]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Diego Costa said he will make the decision on his fitness ahead of Spain's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg. 

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Spain, England up and running, Ukraine beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Azzurri agony, King Klose and buoyant Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=azzurri-agony-king-klose-and-buoyant-brazil-2362839.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical review of the recent international friendlies makes positive reading for Brazil, France, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and Miroslav Klose but no so for Italy and Cesc Fabregas.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[London, Munich compete for showpieces]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/432/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of London's Wembley Stadium and Munich's Allianz Arena will host the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final and final, after the two put their names forward for the tournament's climax.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Red Lions hungry to succeed]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=red-lions-hungry-to-succeed-2323475.htmlThu, 24 Apr 2014 12:31:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A history of qualifying shocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=history-qualifying-shocks-2207766.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Portugal win but settle for play-offs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=portugal-win-but-settle-for-play-offs-2196266.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 20:29:00 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[Russia cruise to retain driving seat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=russia-cruise-retain-driving-seat-2194169.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 21:51:00 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[Qualification scenarios explained]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=qualification-scenarios-explained-2193264.htmlWith nine teams, as well as the hosts, having secured their place in Brazil for next summer's FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com takes a look at the eight sides that could be joining them on Friday.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Records fall on the road to Brazil ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[Luxembourg edge Northern Ireland in thriller]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=luxembourg-edge-northern-ireland-thriller-2169536.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 21:33:07 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[Kokorin brace helps Russia sink Luxembourg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=kokorin-brace-helps-russia-sink-luxembourg-2168316.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 18:53:14 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[Jairo, Bobic eye qualifying opponents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Sevilla winger Jairo Samperio and Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic have both said they cannot take thier respective opponents lightly when they enter the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Youth coaches brought up to speed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=youth-coaches-brought-speed-2129270.htmlFIFA has host a first-of-it's-kind coaching seminar at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, giving young coaches for a variety of differenr nations the chance to observe and learn new techniques.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:34:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![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[Records, rivalries and title triumphs ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, with America, Bayern Munich, Fola Esch, Lazio and Partizan Belgrade all among the week's big winners.]]>Wed, 29 May 2013 07:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Debutants pass first test en route to Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=debutants-pass-first-test-route-canada-2056297.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the highlights of the first matches in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 qualifying, which recently took place in Lithuania and Malta.]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lithuania, Malta first stops on road to Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=lithuania-malta-first-stops-road-canada-2052572.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the Canada 2015 qualifiers, with global qualifying commencing on Thursday with a mini-tournament involving Europe's eight lowest-ranked teams.]]>Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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[Luxembourg, Azerbaijan in stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=luxembourg-azerbaijan-stalemate-2042398.htmlFri, 22 Mar 2013 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/796/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[UEFA confirm multi-city EURO 2020]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/704/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA have confirmed that UEFA EURO 2020 will not take place in a single country, instead being staged across multiple cities around the continent.

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Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Drama, draws and dazzling displays]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Hemed keeps Israel hopes alive]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=hemed-keeps-israel-hopes-alive-1785732.htmlA 3-0 win over Luxembourg kept Israel's hopes alive of reaching the FIFA World Cup™, as a Tomer Hemed brace kept them amongst Group F big boys Russia and Portugal.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:41:00 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[Hemed hits hat-trick as Israel win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=hemed-hits-hat-trick-israel-win-1784353.htmlTomer Hemed struck a hat-trick as Israel got their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign up and running with an emphatic win on the road against Luxembourg.

 

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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:45:00 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[Luxembourg strike late to deny Northern Ireland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=luxembourg-strike-late-deny-northern-ireland-1699875.htmlTue, 11 Sep 2012 22:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone