<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 27 May 2016 15:26:00 GMTFri, 27 May 2016 16:58:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Damm: We'll make amends for Libertadores loss]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/954/3/index.htmlFIFA.com caught up with young Tigres UNAL winger Jurgen Damm, who impressed at last years Copa Liberatores and is gearing up for a CONCACAF Champions League semi-final showdown against fellow Mexican club Queretaro on Tuesday.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico through to Hex as USA rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-through-to-hex-as-usa-rebound-2773275.html FIFA.com recaps the action from Tuesday night in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Mexico became the first team to qualify for the final Hexagonal round and USA got back on track with a big win. ]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA under pressure as CONCACAF contenders meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-under-pressure-as-concacaf-s-contenders-meet-again-2772833.htmlFIFA.com previews the Tuesday qualifying action in CONCACAF, where Mexico are flying high and USA have found themselves in a sorry state of affairs. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico alone on top, USA adrift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-alone-on-top-usa-adrift-2772546.html FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday's CONCACAF Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018, where Mexico are flying high and USA are down in the dumps. ]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, Costa Rica keen to stay perfect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-costa-rica-keen-to-stay-perfect-2771841.html FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 3 of Round Four on CONCACAF's long road to Russia 2018, where Mexico and Costa Rica are eager to maintain their unblemished records. ]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Edgar: Canada need to qualify for a World Cup ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=edgar-canada-need-to-qualify-for-a-world-cup-2770622.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[CONCACAF semi-finals tantalisingly poised]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/082/9/index.htmlSuspense, uncertainty and tension. The first legs of the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals have been and gone, and the scorelines speak for themselves. Two goalless draws have left all four contenders with everything still to play for.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Mexican quartet vie for ticket to Japan]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/034/5/index.htmlFour teams, just one dream: to represent the North, Central America and Caribbean Zone at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016. Whatever happens, however, it will be a Mexican club – with all four of the semi-finalists in the 2015/16 CONCACAF Champions League hailing from the Azteca nation.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Revitalised Villa rides again]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/034/3/index.htmlQueretaro's veteran striker Emanuel Vila has defied his critics and is in fine form ahead of the CONCACAF Champions League semi-final against much-fancied Tigres. He spoke to FIFA.com about the showdown and the secrets to his revival.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[USA lead the way as Haiti miss out on history]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-lead-the-way-as-haiti-miss-out-on-history-2770235.htmlUSA won their third consecutive CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, earning themselves a spot at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 alongside fellow heavyweights Mexico and Canada, while Haiti just missed out on reaching the global finals for the first time after an inspired performance.

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 18:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Mexico, USA qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-book-ticket-to-jordan-2769872.htmlMexico and USA became the first two countries from the North, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) zone to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Jordan 2016 after winning their respective semi-final matches at the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship. 

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Bursting, bouncing and bulletproof]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=bursting-bouncing-and-bulletproof-2769291.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a ‘bouncing’ farewell and 30x3.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Jonathan Dos Santos keeping past misfortune at bay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=jonathan-dos-santos-keeping-past-misfortune-at-bay-2768794.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Jonathan Dos Santos to discuss his career to date, and the misfortune that has seemingly followed the Mexican international wherever he has been, and how he has used his setbacks to fuel his desire to reach the very top.

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Sun, 06 Mar 2016 14:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sevens, a schoolboy and an old blond]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sevens-a-schoolboy-and-an-old-blond-2767899.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the ending of one sequence in France and extension of another in Colombia.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News