<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTFri, 25 Oct 2013 00:28:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=2204999.html?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 FootballSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196919/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Denmark finish strong but miss out on play-offs]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196254/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195655/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194935/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2193684/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgium, 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[Rosicky out of Czech qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2191968/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European giants join the race to Canada ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2175863/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2172065/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Mifsud: Malta have made a lot of progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2170051/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his career thus far and his belief that his nation's football is moving in the right direction.]]>Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169692/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169009/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Denmark keep dream alive in Malta]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168883/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Denmark earned a much-needed three points to keep their Brazil 2014 dream alive after an unconvincing win over Malta in Friday's qualifier in Ta'Qali.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2167710/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Malta’s Knights on the rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2137739/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Following Malta's 1-0 away win over Armenia in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying, the Knights have jumped 23 places to reach 133rd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, Malta's highest spot in nearly six years.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:05:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia hit third as Brazil rocket ninth]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2131303/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Jul 2013 08:58:33 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Youth coaches brought up to speed]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2129270/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2104446/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2103404/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: April 2013 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2066745/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over an action-packed month of women's football, which witnessed the qualifying campaign for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™ gather pace and the dawn of a new era in the USA.]]>Wed, 01 May 2013 07:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Qualifying route laid out in Europe ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2059209/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Debutants pass first test en route to Canada ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2056297/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the highlights of the first matches in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 qualifying, which recently took place in Lithuania and Malta.]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lithuania, Malta first stops on road to Canada ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2052572/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to the Canada 2015 qualifiers, with global qualifying commencing on Thursday with a mini-tournament involving Europe's eight lowest-ranked teams.]]>Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Buffon frustrated despite victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2049765/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gianluigi Buffon was far from happy after Italy's FIFA World Cup™ Group B qualifier match with Malta, despite a 2-0 win, but the veteran goalkeeper was happy to see Mario Balotelli becoming a consistent player.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Balotelli brace sees off Malta]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2048489/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mario Balotelli continued his hot streak in front of goal with a brace to fire Italy to victory over Malta in their FIFA World Cup qualifying match. The AC Milan forward now has ten goals in nine appearances for club and country.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044761/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044063/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Ankle injury sidelines Chiellini]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2038856/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Great growth in Malta]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=1984182/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1977969.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 FootballSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[UEFA confirm multi-city EURO 2020]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1967048.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA have confirmed that UEFA EURO 2020 will not take place in a single country, instead being staged across multiple cities around the continent.

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Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:50:00 GMTArea=World FootballSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1893478.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 FootballSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785373/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Czechs secure first win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783836/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783048/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Scorers, streaks and strolls ]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=1708220/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Prandelli: We weren't at our best]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1700481/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1700155/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Italy make hard work of Malta]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1699870/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1698641/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Big guns hit ground running]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697521/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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[Armenia down Malta in opener]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697089/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Substitute Artur Sarkisov's 70th-minute strike ensured Armenia began their FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign in a positive manner with a 1-0 victory over Malta.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1695910/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Prandelli calls up Insigne, Pazzini]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1694079/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has called upon the striking talents of uncapped Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne and AC Milan new-boy Giampaolo Pazzini for their upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.

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Sun, 02 Sep 2012 20:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Malta beat San Marino, win for Liechtenstein]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1680524.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:21:00 GMTArea=World FootballSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Third qualifying round draw revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1666328.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:36:00 GMTArea=World FootballSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African aces stalking European stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1639207.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the many African strikers who have made their goalscoring mark in Europe during the recently completed season.]]>Fri, 25 May 2012 06:06:00 GMTArea=World FootballSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Development in Costa Rica, wins for Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/futsal/news/newsid=1543824/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the latest developments in the world of Futsal, just one year out from start of the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.]]>Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[The flawless, troubled and triumphant]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1526413.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With 240 matches played among nine qualifying groups, FIFA.com reviews the most memorable moments from the 13-month-long qualifying campaign for next summer's UEFA EURO 2012.

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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:01:00 GMTArea=World FootballSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Greece make late call-ups for Georgia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/news/newsid=1524593.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Greece have had to bring an two emergency call-ups ahead of their final, and crucial, UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier, requiring a draw against Georgia to make it through as Group B winners.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:43:00 GMTArea=World FootballSection=National TeamsKind=News