<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Apr 2014 11:22:00 GMTFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:04:56 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Van Basten to take charge at AZ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Netherlands star Marco van Basten will take charge of AZ Alkmaar on a two-year deal from this summer, the Dutch Eredivisie side have announced.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Eredivisie 2013/2014
<![CDATA[56 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=56-days-to-go-2320040.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the players who have played in the biggest fixture on planet football more than once.]]>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA.com launches Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Online Sticker Album]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-com-launches-panini-2014-fifa-world-cup-braziltm-online-sticker-a-2319183.htmlFIFA.com has launched the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to the support of Presenting Partner, Coca-Cola. 

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Germany march on, Matildas triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Another round of thrilling UEFA qualifiers took place ahead of Canada 2015, while Australia caused a stir in beating Brazil 2-1 in a friendly down under. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Final gamers secure their seats]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/newsid=2315911/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The final names to secure a ticket to Brazil through online qualification are confirmed. It's time to pack for Brazil!

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014
<![CDATA[Germany survive scare, USA wield axe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action from a weekend in women's football that brought joy for the likes of Germany, England, France and Scotland, and ended with the dismissal of USA coach Tom Sermanni.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Valencia well beaten in Basel, Juve win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Valencia fell to Basel 3-0 in their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg match, while visiting Juventus edged Lyon 1-0, Porto beat Sevilla 1-0 at home and Benfica grabbed a vital win at AZ Alkmaar.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Oranje adventure to Rio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=monday-oranje-adventure-rio-2306474.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features an engrossing trip from Times Sqaure to Rio de Janeiro.]]>Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Robben: Old Trafford is particularly special ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Hiddink to succeed Van Gaal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=hiddink-succeed-van-gaal-2305214.htmlFri, 28 Mar 2014 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Cocu has tumour removed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Eredivisie 2013/2014<![CDATA[Newcastle lose Krul to knee injury]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with a Spanish midfield maestro, a Dutch legend and a pair of Swedish twins celebrating this week.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Juve face Lyon, Benfica take on AZ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italian champions Juventus will face Lyon in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, while last year's beaten finalists Benfica face AZ Alkmaar, Basel take on Valencia and Porto drew Sevilla.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Van Gaal: I want to coach a top English club]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[88 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=88-days-to-go-2297006.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, the focus is on the hugely popular FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola.]]>Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[90 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=90-days-to-go-2296396.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, the spotlight is on the quickest goal ever scored in a FIFA World Cup Final.]]>Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Benfica beat Spurs, Juve held in derby]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Benfica took a commanding lead against Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Europa League last 16 tie with a 3-1 away win, while Mario Gomez scored late to give Fiorentina a 1-1 draw at Juventus.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2295968/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Icons excel as runs crumble ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Benzema hoping hot streak continues]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil & France shine, Argentina struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=brazil-and-france-impress-argentina-struggle-2293486.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[France end Dutch unbeaten run]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Van Gaal plays down World Cup chances]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=van-gaal-plays-down-world-cup-chances-2292736.htmlDutch coach Louis van Gaal has said his side are not favourites to win the FIFA World Cup™ ahead of their international friendly with France. 

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Janssen calls it quits]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Dutch international Theo Janssen has announced his retirement from professional football with immediate effect due to ongoing knee problems.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=Eredivisie 2013/2014
<![CDATA[The kick-off draws closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=100-days-2292259.htmlFIFA.com casts its eyes ahead to what awaits on 12 June.]]>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Action at the top as frontrunners hauled in]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the weekend in women’s club football where new names forced their way top in France, Italy and Belgium/Netherlands, while European champions Wolfsburg suffered a shock.]]>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Rutten to succeed Koeman at Feyenoord]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=netherlands-eredivisie-2000000022/news/newsid/229/216/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Eredivisie 2013/2014<![CDATA[World Cup hopefuls in dress rehearsal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=world-cup-hopefuls-ready-for-dress-rehearsal-2291748.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ajax move eight clear, Twente held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ajax beat Feyenoord 2-1 on Sunday to move eight points clear atop the Dutch Eredivisie table, with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Joel Veltman providing the fire power, while rivals Twente were held to a 1-1 draw with Utrecht.

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Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Eredivisie 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Guardiola: Ribery return imminent]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday he expects star winger Franck Ribery to make his return to action next week against Wolfsburg.

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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Sevilla, Spurs through as Swans crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The last 16 round of the UEFA Europa League promises some mouthwatering match-ups after Thursday's action saw Sevilla win 2-1, Tottenham Hotspur take down Dnipro 3-2 and Napoli advance.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Griezmann gets France call, Abidal, Nasri miss out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=france-pick-griezmann-omit-abidal-nasri-2285033.htmlThu, 27 Feb 2014 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Verheijen: Mkhitaryan is one of the best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about their rise on the global ladder, star man Henrikh Mkhitaryan, former coach Vardan Minasyan and the team’s future prospects.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:14:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Journeyman Hersi smiling Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Bergkamp in bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows an English giant's tribute to a Dutch great.]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[England draw Swiss, Italy face Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England were drawn against Switzerland and Italy were pitted against Croatia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, while Gibraltar were handed a tough group including Germany and the Republic of Ireland.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Will a European team win in Brazil?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=fifa-weekly-asks-will-european-team-win-brazil-2281007.htmlFri, 21 Feb 2014 09:27:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Soriano shines for Salzburg, Lazio lose]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Mido: I want to coach a top European club]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about being lured into coaching by Zamalek before he had anticipated, how he would like his team to play in the manner of two revered Dutch gaffers and his desire to take charge of a top European club.]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Egyptian League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Finland’s finest footballer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com, among other things, which other sport he'd have turned pro at if he hadn't made it as a footballer and which celebrities he'd like to meet.]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Van Gaal contemplates English future]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/228/082/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Applauding the enemy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2277787/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Spain toppled as Italy triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy are the new kings of European futsal with a 3-1 victory over Russia after reigning champions Spain were toppled for the first time in almost a decade in the semi-finals. FIFA.com reviews the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 action.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[ADO sack Steijn]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Eredivisie 2013/2014<![CDATA[Streaks, shutouts and a hat-trick hero ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, as does a clean sheet record for Fraser Forster, goals for a South Korean duo, and the end of superb sequences at Barcelona and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News