<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 02 Sep 2015 14:20:00 GMTWed, 02 Sep 2015 17:45:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Blind: Up to Robben to boost his team-mates]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New head coach Danny Blind spoke about naming Arjen Robben captain and his new coaching staff set-up, among other topics, ahead of the Netherlands' crucial UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches against Iceland on Thursday and Turkey on Sunday.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Strootman undergoes third knee operation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italian Serie A side Roma said that Dutch international Kevin Strootman's underwent successful reconstructive ACL surgery on his left knee and will continue his rehabilitation program. 

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Saints land Celtic defender Van Dijk]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Southampton have signed Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk on deadline day from Scottish champions Celtic, the Premier League club announced.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2673648.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 08:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Reus powers Dortmund, Saints crash in Europa League]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Marcos Reus scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the UEFA Europa League group stage with Athletic Bilbao and Ajax also advancing alongside Azerbaijani clubs Qarabag and Gabala, but England's Southampton crashed at the first hurdle.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Champions League draw smiles on Barça, Man Utd]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stages was made in Monaco today, with the winner of the competition ultimately going on to compete at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Apes and Warriors]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=apes-and-warriors-2672956.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's edition looks at some unexpected Korea Republic fans ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2672497.htmlTwo perspectives on Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic weighing the virtues of a career in law as opposed to UFC, Elie Baup on the departure of Marcelo Bielsa and a debate on the best Italian goalkeeper feature this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670857.html FIFA.com shares some of the more intriguing quips and quotes from around the world of football, this week featuring a rock band, a love story, sportsmanship, diarrhea and tattoos.]]>Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ajax out of Champions League, Monaco through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ajax were eliminated at the third qualifying round stage of the UEFA Champions League after a humiliating 3-2 second-leg defeat to Rapid Vienna at the Amsterdam Arena, while Monaco thrashed Young Boys 4-0 to progress 7-1 on aggregate.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Boyata's late goal gives Celtic some breathing space]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Dedryck Boyata saved Celtic's blushes with a late winner in a 1-0 home win over Azerbaijani side Qarabag, while Ajax and Rapid Vienna played to a 2-2 draw in UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg clashes.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![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[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 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[Hopefuls await third qualifying round draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland tomorrow, with some of Europe's top clubs waiting anxiously to plot their paths to the competition's group stage.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Van Persie completes Fenerbahce move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Netherlands international Robin van Persie completed his move to Turkish Super Lig giants Fenerbahce from Manchester United on a three-year deal.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Spor Toto Süper Lig 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Remembering South Africa's great all-rounder]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=remembering-south-africa-s-great-all-rounder-2661592.htmlFIFA.com remembers the amazing life of South African Darius Dhlomo, who was a professional footballer in Europe as well as an activist, a singer and a championship boxer.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:58:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Goal of the Tournament: YOU decide!]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goal-of-the-tournament-you-decide-2661399.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Sigthorsson swaps Ajax for Nantes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Icelandic international forward Kolbeinn Sigthorsson has joined French side Nantes from Ajax on a five-year deal.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Sisters striking out on their own]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sisters-striking-out-on-their-own-2660351.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=win-a-unique-fifa-women-s-world-cup-final-prize-2660197.htmlFIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Beliveau: This is a positive era]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=keep-pending-beliveau-this-is-a-positive-era-2654240.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Inspire the players, before the biggest game of their lives]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=inspire-the-players-before-the-biggest-game-of-their-lives-2653637.htmlFIFA, together with our Partners, are giving you a unique chance to use YOUR voice to connect with the players at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final. 

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup breaks more TV records in Round of 16]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-women-s-world-cuptm-breaks-more-tv-records-in-round-of-16-2653174.htmlThe FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Canada broke more records for television audiences in key markets across the world during the Round of 16 matches.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[World champs ease past Netherlands into quarter-finals]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268032/match=300269485/match-report.htmlWed, 24 Jun 2015 04:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Swansea take Nordfeldt from Heerenveen]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Germany, France qualify for Rio 2016]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-france-qualify-for-rio-2016-2652563.htmlGermany and France confirmed their presence in the Women Olympic in Rio 2016 as two of the best European teams in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Martens keen to keep making history]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=martens-keen-to-keep-making-history-2652451.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 21:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sawa: This will be my last World Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sawa-this-will-be-my-last-world-cup-2651923.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women’s World Cup scores early record TV viewing in key markets]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=women-s-world-cup-scores-early-record-tv-viewing-in-key-markets-2651201.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 20:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[A special goal from hero Lawrence]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=a-special-goal-from-hero-lawrence-2649439.htmlTue, 16 Jun 2015 09:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Heavyweight quartet advance, Thais and Dutch must wait]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=heavyweight-quartet-advance-thais-and-dutch-must-wait-2649412.htmlTue, 16 Jun 2015 02:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Canada top group despite Netherlands draw]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269511/match-report.htmlTue, 16 Jun 2015 02:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Bale's Wales beats Belgium, Iceland win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gareth Bale's goal saw Wales to a 1-0 victory over Belgium, putting his country tantalisingly close to a first major tournament since 1958, while Iceland beat Czech Republic 2-1 in a busy night of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Calculators and cards: The qualification and disciplinary lowdown]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=calculators-and-cards-the-qualification-and-disciplinary-lowdown-2646911.htmlFIFA.com runs through the criteria for qualification from the group stage, as well as the key disciplinary rules. What determines who reaches the Round of 16? What tiebreakers apply? Find out the answers here.]]>Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Depay: I'm going to let my feet speak]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Hosts held as Thailand, Côte d’Ivoire make history]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=hosts-held-as-thailand-cote-d-ivoire-make-history-2646797.html

FIFA.com recaps matchday five, which consisted of a few historic firsts, claps of thunder and bolts of lightning, a late China PR winner and drama for the hosts in Edmonton.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Last-ditch China edge Netherlands]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269465/match-report.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup openers attract bigger TV audiences than 2011]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-women-s-world-cup-openers-attract-bigger-tv-audiences-than-2011-2645835.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 19:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sinclair on the spot for Canada clincher]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sinclair-on-the-spot-for-canada-clincher-2621344.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a remarkable opening day of action in Canada, with a last gasp goal from Canadian icon Christine Sinclair capping a record-breaking opening match, and topping off a day of firsts for the tournament.]]>Sun, 07 Jun 2015 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Netherlands make a winning debut ]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269467/match-report.htmlNetherlands enjoyed a perfect FIFA Women’s World Cup debut with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in Edmonton to set themselves up with a real opportunity to reach the last 16.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 04:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Commonwealth Stadium set for sensational Opening Ceremony]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=commonwealth-stadium-set-for-sensational-opening-ceremony-2620595.htmlEdmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium is set to host the Opening Ceremony for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 on Saturday just before the tournament begins when the hosts take on China PR in the Opening Match at 16.00 local time.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015