<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTWed, 10 Feb 2016 16:45:43 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Eight teams, two tickets in CONCACAF qualifiers]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=eight-teams-two-tickets-in-concacaf-qualifiers-2764669.htmlCanada and world champions USA are both wary of their regional rivals as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament loom in the United States.

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Villafana: It’s a dream come true]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

We speak to Jorge Villafana, who went from helping his uncle clean a church in his native California, to sealing a dream move to Mexican giants Santos Laguna after winning a reality TV player-search competition.

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup emblem gives life to Russian dream]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-confederations-cup-emblem-gives-life-to-russian-dream-2763679.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF organise successful club licensing seminar in Panama]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-concacaf-organise-successful-club-licensing-seminar-in-panama-2757381.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2755723.htmlSun, 17 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2755350.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone<![CDATA[Mexico out in front on CONCACAF road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-out-front-on-concacaf-road-2747598.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the action on the road to Russia 2018 from CONCACAF in 2015, a year in which Mexico reasserted their dominance and USA lost their way.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[2015: A year of triumphs, surprises and tears]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the greatest moments from 2015, including all of FIFA's competitions throughout the year and the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, which served as another great way to kick off the footballing year in Zurich back in January.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Exemplary Rodebaugh opening doors]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=exemplary-rodebaugh-opening-doors-2747653.htmlFormer Mexico midfielder Andrea Rodebaugh talks with FIFA.com about her work as a FIFA Instructor, opening doors for women in the country to get involved in the game at various levels.

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Barcelona secure historic third title in Japan ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-secure-historic-third-title-in-japan-2747220.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Peralta: America will be back]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=peralta-america-will-be-back-2745886.htmlCF America hero Oribe Peralta speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after his side's fifth-placed finish at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, saying he expects the Mexicans to be back on the global stage before long.

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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Club America claim fifth place]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275788/match=300338753/match-report.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Gunners, glory and goal machines]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wed-subbed-gunners-glory-and-goal-machines-2745137.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[USA triumph as Canada, Mexico also advance]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=usa-triumph-as-canada-mexico-also-advance-2745107.htmlFree-scoring USA won their fourth successive CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship, while Canada and Mexico also booked tickets to next year's world finals.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The game they didn't want]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275788/match=300338753/preview.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Mexico complete PNG line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-complete-png-line-up-2744594.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Guangzhou’s Great Wall stands firm]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=guangzhou-s-great-wall-stands-firm-2744462.htmlGuangzhou Evergrande's goalkeeping hero Li Shuai speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after his outstanding performance helped see the China PR outfit into a FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Barcelona.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Benedetto’s dream night turns sour]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=benedetto-s-dream-night-turns-sour-2744381.htmlClub America's Dario Benedetto speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after the CONCACAF champions were eliminated from the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 following their last gasp defeat to Guangzhou Evergrande.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2744126.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with a Colombian full-back, a Ghanaian hotshot and a Chilean livewire all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Late drama sees Guangzhou through]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338754/match-report.htmlSun, 13 Dec 2015 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Munoz thriving through adversity]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=munoz-thriving-through-adversity-2743786.htmlFrom car crash to continental champion, three years are a long time in football as Club America's Moises Munoz shows, discussing his recovery from a fractured wrist to preparing set foot at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 10:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2743729.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly feature sees India cricket star Sachin Tendulkar explain the significance of his home country hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years' time, Ronaldinho pay tribute to retiring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni and much more! ]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Scolari targets place on the podium ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=scolari-targets-place-on-the-podium-2743768.htmlSat, 12 Dec 2015 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[A striking showdown with the semis in sight]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338754/preview.htmlFri, 11 Dec 2015 17:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Ambriz: It’s time to seize the moment]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ambriz-it-s-time-to-seize-the-moment-2743129.htmlFIFA.com about how football saved him from some poor life choices, playing in the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup and how he's guiding his Club America players in Japan.]]>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Club America arrive in Osaka]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=club-america-arrive-in-osaka-2743171.htmlClub America have landed in Japan and are ready to take on Guangzhou Evergrande in a FIFA Club World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Who will win the FIFA Club World Cup?]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=who-will-win-the-fifa-club-world-cup-2741690.htmlWith the best sides from each continent descending on Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup 2015, who do you think will come out on top?

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Osaka excited to welcome the world]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com discovers.]]>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Teams in focus: the hunters and the hunted]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=teams-in-focus-the-hunters-and-the-hunted-2742645.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-fifa-club-world-cup-in-numbers-2741691.htmlFIFA.com delves into the record books to bring you some of the competition’s most eye-catching statistics.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[11 Club World Cups to remember]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=11-club-world-cups-to-remember-2741689.htmlJapan 2015 is the 12th FIFA Club World Cup. FIFA.com has delved into the past for a tournament-by-tournament look at each of the 11 editions of the tournament to date.

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 20:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Sambueza: We’re hungry for glory]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sambueza-we-re-hungry-for-glory-2742315.htmlSun, 06 Dec 2015 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Plenty to play for in competitive CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=plenty-to-play-for-in-competitive-concacaf-2741579.htmlWed, 02 Dec 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2735507.htmlFIFA.com celebrates those turning a year older this week, including a South African star, a Mexican midfielder, a Manchester United and Italy full-back, a Greek hero and many more.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico, Ticos a cut above the CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-ticos-a-cut-above-the-concacaf-pack-2733568.html FIFA.com runs down all the action from CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday night, where Mexico and Costa Rica both won to keep their records perfect. ]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, USA eye more of the same]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-usa-eye-more-of-the-same-2732967.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cortes goal voted Chile 2015's best ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=cortes-strike-voted-chile-2015-s-best-2733085.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Strong start for CONCACAF giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=strong-start-for-concacaf-giants-2732825.htmlMexico and USA started strong in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, while Canada, Panama and Costa Rica also picked up wins.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Final phase of Japan 2015 ticket sales to kick off on 21 November via FIFA.com]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=final-phase-of-japan-2015-ticket-sales-to-kick-off-on-21-november-via--2732274.htmlThe final phase of ticket sales for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 will kick off on 21 November via FIFA.com.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s elite enter the fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=concacaf-s-elite-enter-the-fray-2732099.html Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and a struggling USA all join in on CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 on Friday. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action ahead. ]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Osimhen and Nigeria the big winners ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=osimhen-and-nigeria-the-big-winners-2731560.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Superior Nigerians cap enthralling competition]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superior-nigerians-cap-enthralling-competition-2731564.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium leave it late to seal third]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271775/match=300298409/match-report.htmlTen man Belgium finished third at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 after a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Mexico in Vina del Mar.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 20:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Dante, Nwakali respond to #AskTheCaptains]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=dante-nwakali-respond-to-askthecaptains-2731117.htmlWith the climax of Chile 2015 upon us, we turned to Twitter for questions as the captains of finalists Mali and Nigeria, Abdoul Dante and Kelechi Nwakali, were quizzed by fans ahead of the Vina Del Mar showdown.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Time on Okwonkwo’s side]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=time-on-okwonkwo-s-side-2730855.htmlNigeria forward Orji Okwonkwo spoke to FIFA.com ahead of his side’s FIFA U-17 World Cup final showdown against Mali about biding his time, his semi-final wonder-goal, and what an all-African final means to the continent.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2730534.htmlThis week featuring lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, Costa Rican women's football pioneer Marina Elena Valverde, team-mates paying tribute to Abby Wambach, who recently announced she will retire at the end of the year, and more.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Cortes rekindles memories of Maradona & Messi]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=cortes-rekindles-memories-of-maradona-messi-2730721.htmlFIFA.com about the wonder goal that provided some consolation for Mexico in their 4-2 semi-final defeat to Nigeria at the U-17 World Cup.]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali, Nigeria set up all-African decider]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mali-nigeria-set-up-all-african-decider-2730711.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 04:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria edge thriller to set up all-African final]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271777/match=300298391/match-report.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015