<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMTFri, 26 May 2017 18:06:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Venezuela edge Mexico to win group]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367035/match-report.htmlVenezuela edged Mexico 1-0 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium to finish in first place in Group B at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Ronaldo’s lasting legacy on show in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ronaldo-s-lasting-legacy-on-show-in-korea-republic-2887840.htmlFor fans of a certain age, Brazil's Ronaldo was an icon of the game, but, for a new generation, some have a very different - and altogether more personal - relationship with him, as the FIFA U-20 World Cup has revealed.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![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[Germany remain winless after Mexico stalemate]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367067/match-report.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[26 days to go: Path to the Trophy decided in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=26-days-to-go-path-to-the-trophy-decided-in-kazan-2883970.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the Official Draw of the Confederations Cup, which took place in the Host City of Kazan.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[27 days to go: Zinha's wonder-goal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=27-days-to-go-zinha-s-wonder-goal-2883967.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we recall one of the best goals scored at the competition.]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 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[Mexico break Vanuatu hearts in Daejeon]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367068/match-report.htmlFIFA U-20 World Cup debutants Vanuatu suffered heartbreak against Mexico, losing 3-2 in the final minute courtesy of Edson Alvarez’s goal, following a valiant comeback.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Cisneros, the third Ronaldo]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=cisneros-the-third-ronaldo-2884424.htmlOn the eve of Mexico's opening match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, FIFA.com speaks with forward Ronaldo Cisneros to learn about the inspiration behind his name and his story to becoming one of Mexico's most promising young attackers.

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Fri, 19 May 2017 12:28:00 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[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[34 days to go: Mexican goal-machine Chicharito]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=34-days-to-go-mexican-goal-machine-chicharito-2882492.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we focus on Mexico’s main supplier of goals, striker Javier Hernandez.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Zinha’s ’05 stunner still an internet sensation ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=zinha-s-05-stunner-still-an-internet-sensation-2883507.htmlFIFA.com about his sublime strike at the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005, which was voted the tournament's greatest-ever goal by users of FIFA.com and FIFA TV on YouTube.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 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[Guardado: Mexico can make mark in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=guardado-mexico-can-make-mark-in-russia-2883326.htmlMexico captain Andres Guardado talks about the country's proud tradition in the Confederations Cup and his side's optimism going into Russia 2017 compared with their experience at Brazil 2013.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 16:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico three-peat as CONCACAF champions]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=mexico-three-peat-as-concacaf-champions-2883039.htmlMon, 08 May 2017 00:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[42 days to go: Ballack leads by example]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=42-days-to-go-ballack-leads-by-example-2880545.html

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember Michael Ballack’s role as the figurehead of a renewed Germany at their home Confederations Cup in 2005.

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Sat, 06 May 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[USA join trio in qualifying for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=trio-collect-passage-to-india-2882379.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 09:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=an-old-rabbit-and-a-monster-from-madeira-2882539.htmlFIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[New women's cup primed to make waves in Mexico]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=new-women-s-cup-primed-to-make-waves-in-mexico-2881714.htmlMexico's inaugural season of the new professional women's league begins in September, but as an appetiser ahead of the big kick-off, 12 clubs will contest a cup competition, the Copa de la Liga MX Femenil, from 3 to 6 May.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 07:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Iran advance on day of mixed emotions]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=iran-advance-on-day-of-mixed-emotions-2881903.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a fascinating penultimate day of group-stage action at Bahamas 2017 headlined by Iran's tense qualification for the quarter-finals, and an inspirational win for the home side.]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Italy breeze past Mexico into quarters]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392008/match-report.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[ Three go through, three bow out]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=three-go-through-three-bow-out-2881486.htmlAfter claiming two wins from two, we already have a trio of names now pondering their fates in the quarter-finals, while three teams now know their next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be their last at Bahamas 2017.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Last-gasp hero Abu gives Nigeria win]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392025/match-report.htmlSun, 30 Apr 2017 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites get the job done]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=favourites-get-the-job-done-2880991.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Iran edge Mexico in opener]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392007/match-report.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 21:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Pachuca secure Club World Cup return]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/081/5/index.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 18:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[CONCACAF kings Pachuca book UAE spot]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=concacaf-kings-pachuca-book-uae-spot-2880653.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 05:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Mexican duo 90 minutes from UAE 2017]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/052/4/index.htmlWed, 26 Apr 2017 10:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=samoura-announces-russia-portugal-will-be-full-house-2880425.htmlFIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Ahmadzadeh: Iran are aiming for the semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ahmadzadeh-iran-are-aiming-for-the-semis-2880331.html FIFA.com about the upcoming Beach Soccer World Cup, his experiences of previous editions and the team's big ambitions for the Bahamas.]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Stalteri's starlets have eyes on India ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stalteri-s-starlets-have-eyes-on-india-2880128.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres open, last-minute sales phase underway]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-venue-ticketing-centres-open-last-minute-sales-phase-underway-2880011.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2017-s-last-minute-sales-phase-starts-2879980.htmlFans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Blanco bags Mexico's maiden title ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-decisive-goal-blanco-bags-mexico-s-maiden-title-2879970.htmlIn 1999 Mexico won the FIFA Confederations Cup - their first major title - with two El Tri legends involved in the decisive goal. FIFA.com looks back.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999
<![CDATA[Pachuca seize slim advantage over Tigres]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/994/9/index.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 05:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Tigres and Pachuca vie for CONCACAF glory]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/988/5/index.htmlTigres and Pachuca are the two sides who will fight it out for the right to represent CONCACAF at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, with the Mexican duo facing off in the first leg of the region’s Champions League final on Tuesday evening.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2879649.htmlFIFA.com in the coming days.]]>Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:37:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Tigres, Pachuca set up all-Mexican final]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/874/7/index.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Osorio shows wisdom of taking advice]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=osorio-shows-wisdom-of-taking-advice-2878726.htmlMexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio speaks about his tactical philosophy and the importance of the FIFA Confederations Cup to El Tri's ambitions at Russia 2018.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets sold as first-come, first-served sales phase ends]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=211-745-fifa-confederations-cup-tickets-sold-as-first-come-first-serve-2878677.html211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets had been sold via FIFA.com/tickets by the time the first-come, first-served sales phase came to an end, with Chilean fans buying more than 7,000.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Aquino focused with final duo set to be decided]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/858/0/index.htmlAs Tigres UNAL head to Canada with their CONCACAF Champions League semi-final second leg balanced in their favour, Javier Aquino was clear in stating nothing is decided yet, while Pachuca are hoping to overturn FC Dallas' lead.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Maldonado: Mexico are learning their lessons]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=maldonado-mexico-are-learning-their-lessons-2878440.htmlMexico's leading goalscorer, Ramon Maldonado talks about lessons the team is learning after a 4-2 defeat by Panama in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship final, and their ambitions heading into this month's World Cup in the Bahamas.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Goycochea: Mexico are Confederations Cup contenders]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=goycochea-mexico-are-confederations-cup-contenders-2878195.htmlThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017