<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTWed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Rio contenders fine-tune, EURO aspirants chase glory]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=rio-contenders-fine-tune-euro-aspirants-chase-glory-2800474.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy couple of days for women's international football headlined by UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers, and nations preparing for Rio 2016.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[First participants of video assistant referee experiments announced]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=first-participants-of-video-assistant-referee-experiments-announced-2799518.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Video replay technology on show at IFAB kick-off workshop]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=video-replay-technology-on-show-at-ifab-kick-off-workshop-2791747.htmlThe first workshop on experiments with video assistant referees (VARs) in football concluded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands today.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 13:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA takes club licensing seminar to Ethiopia]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-takes-club-licensing-seminar-to-ethiopia-2791650.htmlThu, 19 May 2016 13:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Glory, gilt-edged goals and giant crowds]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=glory-gilt-edged-goals-and-giant-crowds-2791320.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2790968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Dinamo Bucharest's executive director explains the special plans to honour the memory of the late Patrick Ekeng, we get David Beckham's thoughts on Leicester City's title success, former Ajax coach Frank de Boer reflects on a title missed in the Netherlands and much more.]]>Sat, 14 May 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Starlets, shutouts and final-day drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=starlets-shutouts-and-final-day-drama-2790467.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which also highlights a Bavarian behemoth breaking ground.]]>Wed, 11 May 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Paternal path leads to Havenaar's revival]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=paternal-path-leads-to-havenaar-s-revival-2790307.htmlFIFA.com caught up with him to hear about his recent revival.]]>Mon, 09 May 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2790299.htmlSun, 08 May 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Kareem Gubari's skills lift Grasshoppers to the title]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gubari-s-skills-lift-grasshoppers-to-the-title-2790028.htmlSwiss side Grasshopper won the 78th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich with a 2-0 victory against West Ham United in the final. FIFA.com reviews all the action.

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Thu, 05 May 2016 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Following in famous footsteps]]>/news/y=2009/m=9/news=following-famous-footsteps-1103224.html From Paolo Maldini to Laurent Platini, the sons of famous players have found varying levels of success taking the baton from their fathers.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 12:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Tibbling: Without Pokemon, I wouldn't be a footballer]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=tibbling-without-pokemon-i-wouldn-t-be-a-footballer-2782895.htmlWe speak to Sweden midfielder Simon Tibbling about how Pokemon cards helped his burgeoning football career, and his hopes for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with the Blågult.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2782661.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Van Daele winner puts Feyenoord on the map]]>/news/y=2007/m=4/news=van-daele-winner-puts-feyenoord-the-map-510423.htmlFeyenoord was founded by a group of football-playing youngsters in 1908 in a working-class area of Rotterdam, initially taking the name Wilhelmina after the reigning Queen of the Netherlands. The date was 19 July, the setting the Café De Vereeniging as the blueprint for the rise of a club which would enjoy a glorious future was laid out.

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:07:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ClubsKind=News
<![CDATA[First workshop on video replay experiments to take place in the Netherlands]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=first-workshop-on-video-replay-experiments-to-take-place-in-the-nether-2782194.htmlFri, 22 Apr 2016 12:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Heavy interest in hosting 2020 futsal extravaganza]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=heavy-interest-in-hosting-2020-futsal-extravaganza-2779168.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2779342.htmlNo less than seven FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including a winner at Brazil 2014.

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2779206.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Arsene Wenger talks about the legacy of Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi talks about his relationship with the great Diego Maradona, a lower league tweet goes viral and much more.]]>Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Cruyff’s class on show in Gelsenkirchen]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=cruyff-s-class-on-show-in-gelsenkirchen-2773429.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to one of many magic moments in 1974 from the late, great Johan Cruyff.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2772512.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pep Guardiola reflects on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his own career, Ryan Shawcross blames Zlatan Ibrahimvoic for his ‘failed’ international career, Kasper Schmeichel searches for Elvis and much more.]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Farewell to football's thriller incomparable]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=farewell-to-football-s-thriller-incomparable-2772199.htmlThu, 24 Mar 2016 13:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[A kid, a coach and the world's costliest player]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=a-kid-a-coach-and-the-world-s-costliest-player-2771877.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a kid, a coach and the world’s costliest player.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ghoochannejhad: I’m not just a football player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ghoochannejhad-i-m-not-just-a-football-player-2771216.htmlFIFA.com ahead of his nation’s latest FIFA World Cup qualifying games, discussing his penchant for big goals, his love of languages, the violin and why he’s no ordinary footballer.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dutch dreaming of Futsal World Cup return]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=dutch-dreaming-of-futsal-world-cup-return-2771469.htmlFIFA.com hears from the men aiming to put that right.]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Penalty drama and victories for favourites]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/075/6/index.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 00:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Shoot-outs, shutouts and a statuesque Swede]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=shoot-outs-shutouts-and-a-statuesque-swede-2770456.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with lots of late drama in a steelyard and an all-conquering city’s dethroning Down Under.]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[City through, Atleti outlast PSV on penalties]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/043/4/index.htmlManchester City and Atletico Madrid are the latest two teams through to UEFA Champions League quarter-finals this season, joining the four sides who advanced from the previous week, and the English club and Spanish side progressed to the last eight in polar opposite fashions.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Can Juve spring a surprise in Munich?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/020/9/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Van der Sar rolls back the years]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=van-der-sar-comeback-at-45-2769885.htmlEdwin van der Sar showed that class is permanent by saving a penalty on his playing comeback for amateur Dutch side VV Noordwijk, aged 45.

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2769879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get a scientific look at Leicester City's impact on the city, Jetro Willems takes a rather humourous approach to picking his dream five-a-side team and Gianluigi Buffon's latest achievement is given the Star Wars treatment.]]>Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sweden's women make experience count to claim Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-women-make-experience-count-to-claim-olympic-spot-2769784.htmlWe review the UEFA qualifiers for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, where the Swedes stood firm to secure first place and in doing so, booked their ticket to Rio 2016.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Sweden seal Europe's last ticket to Rio]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-seal-europe-s-last-ticket-to-rio-2769430.htmlSweden will join France and Germany as in Rio de Janeiro this summer after qualifying for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sealing Europe's final spot at the 12-team competition. 

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Applauding the enemy]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=applauding-the-enemy-2278831.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some moments of footballing brilliance by players that have brought the opposing team's fans to their feet, with Ronaldo, Pele, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho all featuring.

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Sevens, a schoolboy and an old blond]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sevens-a-schoolboy-and-an-old-blond-2767899.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the ending of one sequence in France and extension of another in Colombia.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Tight race for the last European Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=tight-race-for-the-last-european-olympic-spot-2767697.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Origins of Suarez and Messi's genius]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=belgians-invent-the-two-man-penalty-1644041.htmlAfter Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi's remarkable penalty against Celta Vigo, we recall two early examples of the two-man penalty which was also made famous by the likes of Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen and Robert Pires and Thierry Henry.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Kluivert: The Netherlands are in transition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=kluivert-the-netherlands-are-in-transition-2765372.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert, who talked about his time as the Oranje's assistant coach at Brazil 2014, managing Curacao in the CONCACAF Zone qualifying for Russia 2018 and his thoughts on the current Barca side.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Love and the beautiful game]]>/news/y=2010/m=4/news=-1203385.htmlFIFA.com looks at the profound connection between the beautiful game and matters of the heart across the world.]]>Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![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