<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The English kings in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-english-kings-in-numbers-2813060.htmlFIFA.com highlights some more intriguing numbers behind England's triumph.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Neymar among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[FIFA Club World Cup schedule announced]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-club-world-cup-schedule-announced-2811968.htmlThe pathway to global glory has become clearer after the match schedule for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, presented by Alibaba E-Auto, was announced.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Mexico to open Hex on the road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mexico-to-open-hex-on-the-road-2811514.html
The Official Draw for the final round of qualifying in North, Central America and the Caribbean zone took place on Friday and sees Mexico begin their campaign on the road against an opponent yet to be known. 

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Miami Beach braced for Hexagonal Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=miami-beach-braces-for-hexagonal-draw-2811313.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Maradona, Socrates, Voller and hallowed Azteca turf]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=maradona-socrates-voller-and-hallowed-azteca-turf-2803984.htmlMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Scifo still in awe of Maradona]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scifo-still-in-awe-of-maradona-2803606.htmlSat, 25 Jun 2016 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Where were you 30 years ago?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=where-were-you-30-years-ago-2802192.htmlFrom 22 to 29 June, FIFA.com and all its platforms will be winding the clock back 30 years to recall some of the most meaningful moments of the 13th FIFA World Cup, which ended with an Argentina side captained by Diego Armando Maradona being crowned world champions at the Estadio Azteca.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Copa quarter-finals promise plenty]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/201/1/index.htmlThe quarter-final line-up at the Copa America Centenario features six CONMEBOL nations, including the two sides that contested last year’s final, and two CONCACAF powerhouses.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Mexico tough it out to top Group C]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/163/3/index.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 05:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Venezuela and Mexico through, Uruguay out]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/078/4/index.htmlLa Celeste tumble out of the competition, while a win for Mexico over Jamaica secured El Tri and La Vinotinto a spot in the quarter-finals.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Innovative Suita City Football Stadium to make FIFA Club World Cup debut ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=innovative-suita-city-football-stadium-to-make-fifa-club-world-cup-deb-2800532.htmlThu, 09 Jun 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Mexico and Uruguay buck the trend]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/018/9/index.html]]>Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2792733.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Sights set on semi-final spots]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/136/3/index.htmlThis week’s four Copa Libertadores fixtures comprise three quarter-final second legs and one first leg, with sides eyeing a semi-final spot before the competition takes a break for the Copa America Centenario.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 13:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Lovchev: Playing in World Cup Opening Match is a once-in-a-lifetime experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lovchev-playing-in-world-cup-opening-match-is-a-once-in-a-lifetime-exp-2790706.htmlFormer Soviet Union defender Evgeny Lovchev looks back at the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico Opening Match with FIFA.com​ in celebration of the Estadio Azteca's 50-year anniversary.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[66th FIFA Congress opens with celebration of Mexican football ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=66th-fifa-congress-opens-with-celebration-of-mexican-football-2790766.htmlMexico City’s Auditorio Nacional hosted the Opening Ceremony of the 66th FIFA Congress on Thursday 12 May, as six different show acts progressed from the origins of the Mayan ball game through the history of Mexican football to the present day.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 00:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2016
<![CDATA[Accreditation for Mexico’s first FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=accreditation-mexico-second-fifa-medical-centre-excellence-2790687-279-2790701.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Football fiesta as World Stars spark Azteca Stadium anniversary]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=football-fiesta-as-world-stars-spark-azteca-stadium-anniversary-2790664.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 05:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup reflects on Mexico 1999, looks ahead to Russia 2017]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-confederations-cup-reflects-on-mexico-1999-looks-ahead-to-russia--2790504.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 23:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Colombia field set as trio book tickets]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-field-set-as-trio-book-tickets-2790512.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 22:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Former champs and underdogs braced for next test]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/044/9/index.htmlPlenty of big names lock horns as the Copa Libertadores enters the quarter-final stages, with one potential new winner guaranteed in the final four.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Gutierrez: If you can't adapt, you'll fade away]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gutierrez-if-you-can-t-adapt-you-ll-fade-away-2790162.htmlPreparing to mastermind Mexico's defence of their Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, head coach Raul Gutierrez spoke with FIFA.com ​about his roots as an educator and his various coaching philosophies.

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Fri, 06 May 2016 19:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Early exit for River as Libertadores last eight confirmed]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/011/0/index.htmlIndependiente del Valle knocked out holders River Plate 2-1 on aggregate to reach the 2016 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. However, five other former champions remain in the hunt for the trophy, and with it a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Fri, 06 May 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Possession, dinks and drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=possession-dinks-and-drama-2789593.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with indiscipline by a London team and a Londoner in Kansas City.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[All to play for in Libertadores last-eight hunt]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/942/2/index.htmlTue, 03 May 2016 15:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[America book instant return to Japan]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/351/5/index.htmlThe 2015/16 CONCACAF Champions League has produced a little bit of everything over the last eight months. When the dust finally settled, though, it was defending champions America who had the honour of lifting the trophy.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[America crowned continental kings again ]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/333/6/index.htmlThu, 28 Apr 2016 04:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[All or nothing at the Azteca]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/313/7/index.htmlThe world-famous Estadio Azteca will provide the setting for a match that will crown this season’s CONCACAF Champions League winners, with the winner embarking on an exciting challenge at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Distinct Argentinian flavour as Libertadores last 16 gets going]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/297/7/index.htmlThe stage is set for the business end of the Copa Libertadores, where reigning champions River Plate head a field that contains no fewer than five Argentinian teams.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Holders America close on another title]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/197/2/index.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Mexican duo compete for Japan spot]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/168/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the first of two legs of the CONCACAF Champions League final. The winner of the competition will represent the CONCACAF Zone at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2781411.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Benedetto: We've got unfinished business]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/128/0/index.htmlClub America forward Dario Benedetto speaks with FIFA.com about his return from injury and facing another CONCACAF Champions League final with Las Águilas.

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Crowther banking on lessons learned]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crowther-banking-on-lessons-learned-2780942.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Tigres and America set final date]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/000/9/index.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 11:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Mexican quartet eye final slots]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/976/6/index.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[America's Peralta ready to make amends]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/976/3/index.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 13:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016