<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTSun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2764278.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in our weekly birthday round-up, including winners at Switzerland 1954 and Korea/Japan 2002, as well as a 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champion.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[De Jong: Time for new Dutch generation to step up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=de-jong-time-for-new-dutch-generation-to-step-up-2755508.htmlFri, 15 Jan 2016 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Van Bommel: I need to develop as a coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about a playing career that included stints at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, discusses his coaching plans and assesses the difficulties facing the Dutch national team.]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Davids: Messi is an anomaly]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=davids-messi-is-an-anomaly-2745197.htmlEdgar Davids joined us to discuss the battle for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, and his experience of playing with some of the world's best footballers.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:51:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Top ten stand firm as Netherlands come knocking ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=top-ten-stand-firm-as-netherlands-come-knocking-2745109.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Streaks, speed and scoring starlets]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=streaks-speed-and-scoring-starlets-2743063.htmlHat-trick hero Antonio Sanabria stars alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Diego Valeri in a stats review that also highlights impressive runs from Porto and PSV Eindhoven.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2732640.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from Germany coach Joachim Low after the tragic attacks in Paris, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Louis van Gaal, two Bayern Munich men, an Olympic gold medalist, Cristiano Ronaldo and much more.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Ballon d'Or in Numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-ballon-d-or-in-numbers-2723098.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at the 59-year history of the award along with some of its more remarkable winners and a few serial bridesmaids.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2721048.html​The latest from our weekly feature includes some of the best lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 so far, a tribute to the recently retired Shannon Boxx, Alessandro Del Piero complimenting Gianluigi Buffon, reaction from the recent FIFA Ballon d'Or award announcements and more.]]>Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Speed, streaks and a superstar]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=speed-streaks-and-a-superstar-2719689.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2698806.htmlInspirational utterances from Edu, George Mann and Michael Lahoud headline our look back at the week's standout quotes and tweets from the world of football. 

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Lewandowski dazzles amid legends’ landmarks ]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lewandowski-dazzles-amid-legends-landmarks-2695747.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2678959.htmlA Danish defender, a Dutch stopper and a Serbian giant all feature in our regular feature, a review of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2677312.htmlFIFA.com profiles those who are turning another year older, including a third-place finisher at Brazil 2014, a World Champion in 1974, a Japanese centre-back and a member of Brazil's squad at Korea/Japan 2002 among those celebrating this week.

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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2677046.html​Featuring a legendary womaniser, a famous bulldog, a Frenchman singing, an Ivorian dancing, the re-enactment of an iconic sporting moment and a quintessential rags-to-riches story.]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2675631.htmlSat, 05 Sep 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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