<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:29:00 GMTThu, 20 Apr 2017 14:03:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Osorio keeps his word… but not his hair]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=osorio-keeps-his-word-but-not-his-hair-2878098.htmlThe bet was as simple as it was fun: if Mexico took all six points from their Russia 2018 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, their coach Juan Carlos Osorio would shave his head. And that’s what happened.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-increase-lead-on-gritty-night-in-hex-2877978.htmlMexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-eye-american-scalp-t-t-face-el-tri-2877405.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-go-top-as-usa-t-t-rebound-2877279.htmlHexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Twenty years of Rafael Marquez]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=twenty-years-of-rafael-marquez-2877288.htmlRafael Marquez’s appearance last night for Mexico against Costa Rica marked 20 years of wearing in green, having made his debut against Ecuador back in February 1997.

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-tri-ticos-clash-as-usa-start-fresh-2876615.htmlFIFA.com previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigeria prepare for return to world stage]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=nigeria-prepare-for-return-to-world-stage-2876612.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Nigeria captain Isiaka Olawale ahead of his fourth appearance at a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas next month.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dallas and Vancouver look to make history]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/560/5/index.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Major League Soccer clubs FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Antonio Carbajal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=carbajal-mexico-s-world-cup-record-breaker-2875875.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the former goalkeeper.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Football mourns the loss of El Mano]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=football-mourns-the-loss-of-el-mano-2875602.htmlel Mano (the Hand), on the evening of 10 March in Mexico.]]>Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:46:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Rangel and Corral doing Mexico proud in Spain]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=rangel-and-corral-doing-mexico-proud-in-spain-2875522.htmlMexican pair Nayeli Rangel and Charlyn Corral speak about life playing in Spain, their upcoming match against each other and the upcoming launch of a new women's league back home.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[USA win maiden CONCACAF U-20 title]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=usa-win-maiden-concacaf-u-20-title-2874851.htmlUSA won their first ever CONCACAF U-20 title in a win on penalties against Honduras in the final. FIFA.com reviews the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Costa Rica 2017, where four sides booked tickets to Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[CONCACAF quartet set for Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=honduras-mexico-bound-for-korea-republic-2017-2869093.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 08:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw: Participants' reaction]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-2017-official-draw-participants-reaction-2869004-2869023.htmlFIFA.com with their reactions.]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Panama primed for global debut after historic triumph]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=panama-primed-for-global-debut-after-historic-triumph-2868691.htmlPanama made history by being crowned CONCACAF beach soccer champions and qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup for the first time, with Mexico going through to Bahamas 2017 alongside them. FIFA.com rounds up all the action.

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico, Panama qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=mexico-panama-qualify-for-bahamas-2017-2868583.htmlMexico and Panama stamped their tickets to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after advancing to the final of the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Four tickets up for grabs in CONCACAF]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=four-tickets-up-for-grabs-in-concacaf-2867497.htmlTwelve teams will be playing for four spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 when the CONCACAF U-20 Championship kicks off in Costa Rica on 17 February. FIFA.com previews the qualifying tournament.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A very Russian welcome]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-very-russian-welcome-2866076.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[What does Russia mean to you?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=what-does-russia-mean-to-you-2865909.htmlWhat does Russia mean to you? That was the question posed to the seven coaches who know they will be heading to the FIFA Confederations Cup in the country later this year. You can watch the video to see their reactions.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chicharito: I’ve achieved more than I ever dreamed of]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=chicharito-i-ve-achieved-more-than-i-ever-dreamed-of-2864163.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Mexico and Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez about the secrets of being a successful centre forward, while also touching on his past, present and future at club and international level.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Russian and Chilean fans lead requests for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-and-chilean-fans-lead-requests-for-fifa-confederations-cup-tic-2863836.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Sanchez: Ronaldo has surpassed all Real Madrid's great scorers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sanchez-ronaldo-has-surpassed-all-madrid-s-great-scorers-2862172.htmlSat, 31 Dec 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Chicharito runs the rule over towering trio ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=chicharito-runs-the-rule-over-towering-trio-2862050.htmlFIFA.com the lowdown on his take of them.]]>Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Ticos the toast of CONCACAF’s 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ticos-the-toast-of-concacaf-s-2016-2861378.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the year 2016, an eventful 12 months in which USA lost their coach and Costa Rica took dead aim at first place on the road to Russia.]]>Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Real Madrid top of class at Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=real-madrid-top-of-class-at-japan-2016-2861746.htmlReal Madrid took the honours at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 to make it three titles for the year. In lifting the trophy for a second time, Los Merengues extended Europe’s domination of the competition, with the continent having now provided nine of its 13 champions.

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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Guerra: It's been an exceptional year]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=guerra-it-s-been-an-exceptional-year-2861232.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Atletico Nacional claim bronze after penalty shoot-out]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276114/match=300364983/match-report.htmlAtletico Nacional bounced back from their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final disappointment to defeat Club America on penalties in the match for third place at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Rueda and the quest for consolation]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=rueda-and-the-quest-for-consolation-2860818.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Club America, Atletico Nacional meet for bronze]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276114/match=300364983/preview.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 22:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016