<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:31:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[England, Spain win as San Marino claim famous draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England and reigning champions Spain both secured home wins in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, while San Marino claimed an historic draw at home to Estonia. 

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[England labour to victory, Costa breaks Spain drought]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England edged a ten-man Estonia 1-0 courtesy of Wayne Rooney's 43rd international goal, while Russia were held to a 1-1 draw by Moldova and Diego Costa opened up his account for Spain as La Roja beat Luxembourg 4-0.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Spain crash, England cruise in EURO qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thursday featured several surprising results across UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, including Slovakia's 2-1 win over Spain and Slovenia defeating Switzerland 1-0, while England cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win at the expense of San Marino.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FYR Macedonia's Georgievski bound for Victory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Five-star Spain smash Macedonia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spain started their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign brightly as La Roja took down Macedonia 5-1 as Paco Alcacer scored in his competitive debut.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Carvajal ruled out of Macedonia clash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal will miss out on his first competitive international for Spain as they open their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign against Macedonia.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Big guns, Swiss close in on Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=big-guns-swiss-close-in-on-canada-2336402.htmlFIFA.com casts a look back at recent events.]]>Fri, 09 May 2014 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Qualifying hots up in Europe, USA march on]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=qualifying-hots-europe-usa-march-2278649.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest from the world of women's football.]]>Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Wales hit by raft of injuries]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=wales-hit-raft-injuries-2191979.htmlMon, 07 Oct 2013 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Pandev sends Napoli top, Milan win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Napoli earned three points with a 2-0 win at Genoa on the back of a Goran Pandev brace, sending Rafael Benitez's men to the top of the Serie A table, while AC Milan also notched a victory Saturday, edging Sampdoria 1-0.

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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Scotland add four for qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=scotland-add-four-for-qualifiers-2166537.htmlMon, 02 Sep 2013 11:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bale named in Wales squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=bale-named-wales-squad-2158656.htmlWed, 28 Aug 2013 11:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Koscielny helps Arsenal snatch Napoli draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goals from frenchmen Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny rescued Arsenal against Napoli to draw 2-2 while Galatasaray beat Porto in the opening matches of the 2013 Emirates Cup. 

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Sat, 03 Aug 2013 17:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2013/m=7/news=happy-birthday-you-2138548.htmlWe take a look at some of this week's footballing birthdays, with a couple of tricky wingers and a FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 star all celebrating in the week to come.

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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:27:02 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Popov returns to West Brom on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Pending international clearance, Macedonia defender Goran Popov will join Premier League club West Bromwich Albion on a second consecutive season-long loan from Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev.

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Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Youth coaches brought up to speed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=youth-coaches-brought-speed-2129270.htmlFIFA has host a first-of-it's-kind coaching seminar at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, giving young coaches for a variety of differenr nations the chance to observe and learn new techniques.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:34:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.com wraps up another massive evening of European Brazil 2014 qualifying highlighted by a crucial win for world champions Spain on their trip to Paris, while Montenegro and England remain evenly poised after a hard-fought draw.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Pacovski: My best is yet to come]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=pacovski-best-yet-come-2034595.htmlFIFA.com about facing his adopted country, Belgium, in a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying double header.]]>Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[England and Germany lay down markers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a massive night of international action highlighted by headline-grabbing wins for England and Germany in glamour match-ups, while Argentina and Spain were amongst others that impressed.]]>Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/796/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Yugoslavia cause Chilean sensation]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=yugoslavia-cause-chilean-sensation-1795111.htmlFIFA.com recalls how a Yugoslavia team including Boban, Prosinecki, Mijatovic and Suker - one that nobody knew about before Chile 1987 - thrilled spectators and upset a series of giants to become youth champions of the world.]]>Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise results littered Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification, as Germany let slip a four goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden, Northern Ireland held Portugal and France stunned Spain to grab a point in the closing seconds.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Watch out!]]>/news/y=2012/m=9/news=watch-out-1702674.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s involves a chaotic scene from France 1998!]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=powerhouses-make-steady-progress-1700155.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action from Europe on a positive evening for the continent's major nations, although both Germany and Spain were made to work overtime before collecting wins.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=world-champions-join-the-party-1698641.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Levein: Macedonia is a must-win game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=levein-macedonia-must-win-game-1698308.htmlFollowing their 0-0 draw with Serbia, Scotland manager Craig Levein believes Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier Macedonia is "probably a must-win match", with a tough schedule ahead of them.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521.htmlThe likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910.htmlThu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone