<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 27 Jul 2015 18:23:00 GMTMon, 27 Jul 2015 18:49:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Stoke sign Afellay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stoke City have announced the signing of former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay. The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the English Premier League club and will link up with his new team-mates in France.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Van Gaal: I will give up football in 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier 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[Chelsea sign Pantic, loan him to Vitesse]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chelsea have signed 18-year-old Danilo Pantic from Partizan Belgrade and sent him on a season-long loan to Vitesse Arnhem.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Ex-Netherlands striker Nanninga dies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Vlaar suffers knee setback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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: No hard feelings]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=New Fenerbahce player Robin van Persie spoke to the press upon his arrival in Turkey and indicated there were no hard feelings with his former club Manchester United. 

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Spor Toto Süper Lig 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[Magpies seal Wijnaldum deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 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[Bakkali: It's a great step to join Valencia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Remembering South Africa's great all-rounder]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/news/newsid=2661592/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Hoffenheim sign Heerenveen's Uth]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 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[Blind succeeds Hiddink in Dutch hot-seat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Afer the resignation of Guus Hiddink, Danny Blind has been handed the Netherlands' reins and expressed his target of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Hiddink to leave Netherlands post]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Hecking: Why would Dost leave Wolfsburg for Newcastle?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![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[United complete Depay signing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:37:00 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
<![CDATA[USA complete shock fight back against Netherlands]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands threw away a two-goal lead to succumb to a dramatic 4-3 friendly defeat to Jurgen Klinsmann's USA in Amsterdam.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 22:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News