<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 09 Oct 2017 00:02:00 GMTMon, 09 Oct 2017 07:53:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Cheers for Poland, tears for Scotland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=cheers-for-poland-tears-for-scotland-2912055.htmlFIFA.com reviews Sunday's European qualifying action where Robert Lewandowski set a new mark in helping Poland end their 12-year FIFA World Cup drought, while Slovakia's joy meant heartbreak for Scotland.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Sunday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-sunday-2911578.htmlSun, 08 Oct 2017 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's big names close in on automatic qualification]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=europe-s-big-names-close-in-on-automatic-qualification-2906875.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Europe where several of the continent's traditional heavyweights moved within touching distance of winning a ticket to Russia.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Late strikes abound as second-placed sides jostle ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=late-strikes-abound-as-second-placed-sides-jockey-for-position-2906481.htmlFIFA.com reviews another exciting matchday in Europe as a number of nations took a step towards Russia 2018 qualification including Germany, England and Northern Ireland.]]>Sat, 02 Sep 2017 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=scots-free-kick-hero-eyes-another-miracle-2903898.htmlScotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to FIFA.com about scoring two superb free-kicks in three minutes against England in June, the technique he employed and his team's hopes of claiming an unlikely World Cup berth.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scots denied thrilling win, Germans in seventh heaven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=scots-denied-thrilling-win-germans-in-seventh-heaven-2894198.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 22:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[European teams set out on road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-teams-set-out-on-road-to-france-2878586.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Race to France 2019 takes shape in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=race-to-france-2019-takes-shape-in-europe-2863808.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European favourites march on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-favourites-march-on-2849524.htmlFriday's UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw the favourites keep their focus to either go top of their groups or extend their leads at the summit. FIFA.com rounds up Friday's action.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe
<![CDATA[Extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-doping-violatio-2844568.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on two players from Malta and Cuba for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release
<![CDATA[England held, Germany push on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=england-held-germany-push-on-2842764.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Revenge, a winning debut and impressive underdogs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=revenge-a-winning-debut-and-impressive-underdogs-2842084.htmlSun, 09 Oct 2016 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2791479.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Malta’s helping hand spurs growth]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=malta-s-helping-hand-spurs-growth-2773498.htmlFIFA.com tracks the growth of women's football in Malta where the small European nation are making the most of limited resources.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New highs for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=new-highs-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2747627.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Global appeal for Live Your Goals during October]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=global-appeal-for-live-your-goals-during-october-2729640.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![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[New borders for Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=new-borders-for-live-your-goals-2519425.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2015 10:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Sanvezzo's scissor-kick shines in Puskás spotlight]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=sanvezzo-s-scissor-kick-shines-in-puskas-spotlight-2479040.htmlWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:17:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[A set piece, a centurion and minnows' miracles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=a-set-piece-a-centurion-and-minnows-miracles-2476677.htmlWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals in October ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=10/news=live-your-goals-in-october-2470353.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the initiatives in Malta and Moldova.]]>Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![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[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=conte-up-and-running-ibra-makes-history-2436221.htmlAzzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Ghana, Malta]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=7/news=worldwide-sanctions-imposed-on-players-from-ghana-malta-2408565.htmlMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![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[European giants join the race to Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-giants-join-the-race-canada-2175863.htmlFIFA.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]]>/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[Mifsud: Malta have made a lot of progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=mifsud-malta-have-made-lot-progress-2170051.htmlFIFA.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]]>/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[Malta’s Knights on the rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=malta-knights-the-rise-2137739.htmlFollowing 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]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=colombia-hit-third-brazil-rocket-ninth-2131303.htmlThu, 04 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446.htmlFIFA.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]]>/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[Women’s round-up: April 2013 ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=5/news=women-round-april-2013-2066745.htmlFIFA.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 ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=qualifying-route-laid-out-europe-2059209.htmlTue, 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 ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=debutants-pass-first-test-route-canada-2056297.htmlFIFA.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 ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=lithuania-malta-first-stops-road-canada-2052572.htmlFIFA.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