<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTFri, 20 Oct 2017 04:51:43 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites out to extend lead as Netherlands enter the fray]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-out-to-extend-lead-as-netherlands-enter-the-fray-2915152.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over this week's FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers in Europe where the highlights include a Scandinavian derby, while the newly-crowned European champions will open their campaign against a former world champion.]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Martens: My life changed after the EURO]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=martens-my-life-changed-after-the-euro-2914174.htmlLieke Martens, Player of the Tournament at the UEFA Women's EURO and finalist for The Best FIFA Women's Player award, speaks to FIFA.com about her influences, ambitions and how it feels to be taking her place among the game's elite.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:01:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2913682.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125.htmlFrance and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-today-2912464.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the various permutations as a host of nations joust on the final day of Russia 2018 group-stage qualifying in Europe.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[France edge closer as Sweden, Belgium break records]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-edge-closer-as-sweden-belgium-break-records-2911442.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Propper’s patience paying off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=propper-s-patience-paying-off-2910340.htmlFour years after his first call-up for the Netherlands, Davy Propper is beginning to stake a claim for a regular spot in the Oranje starting XI. FIFA.com catches up with the Brighton and Hove Albion man, as the Dutch head into their crucial final Group A games.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2909829.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Romario being emulated, a shot from the middle of nowhere, a four-goal blitz and own-goal aid.]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Italy undone by Haan’s howitzer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=italy-undone-by-haan-s-howitzer-2909623.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to Arie Haan celebrating his wonder goal against Italy in 1978.]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Van de Donk: Wiegman’s five key attributes]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=van-de-donk-wiegman-s-five-key-attributes-2909780.htmlFrom attention to detail to management of individuals, Netherlands midfielder Danielle van de Donk outlines how Sarina Wiegman masterminded EURO success and earned a nomination for The Best FIFA Women's Coach coach.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:24:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2908755.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Striking Lionesses find their own way to the top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=striking-lionesses-find-their-own-way-to-the-top-2908728.htmlBoth have been among the goals and accolades this year, both are set to pull on the colours of Arsenal this season, but English and Dutch Lionesses Jodie Taylor and Vivianne Miedema have got to that point via very different routes.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:49:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[EURO effect triggers all-time highs]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-effect-triggers-all-time-highs-2905633.htmlThe fallout from the UEFA Women's Championship has seen the likes of winners Netherlands, Austria and England all reach their highest-ever FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's Ranking positions, with the latter stepping onto the podium.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Advocaat: Everything is still in our hands]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=advocaat-everything-is-still-in-our-hands-2905754.htmlBack in charge of the Netherlands for a third time after seeming to be on the verge of retirement, Dick Advocaat speaks to FIFA.com about reviving the Oranje's Russia 2018 hopes and restoring the team's battered confidence.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Garcia: T&T still believe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=garcia-t-t-still-believe-2905572.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Trinidadian winger Levi Garcia about his journey from the Caribbean to the Dutch Eredivisie, receiving special learning from Marco van Basten and the Soca Warriors' hopes of reaching Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain's 2010 conquerors in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-s-2010-conquerors-in-numbers-2904843.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at the South Africa 2010 conquerors, as does an indefatigable player and an unlikely dribbler.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Spain end Women’s U-19 EURO final hoodoo]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-end-women-s-u-19-euro-final-hoodoo-2904838.htmlFIFA.com reviews the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship after Spain cast aside several years of heartbreak to win the final of a tournament which saw three other teams book qualification to France 2018.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[Gullit: It's an honour to be selected by so many ]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=gullit-savours-virtual-second-youth-2904787.htmlHaving witnessed the crowning of the new FIWC champion, Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit discusses his much-heralded role in FIFA 17 and his pride at his legacy on the pitch still having an impact on today's fans.

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European quartet secure France 2018 berths]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=european-trio-secure-france-2018-berths-2904125.htmlEngland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Changing of the guard in Europe as Netherlands triumph]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=changing-of-the-guard-in-europe-as-netherlands-triumph-2903162.html

If there is one conclusion to be drawn from the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in the Netherlands that ended on Sunday, it is that the balance of power in Europe has now shifted. FIFA.com reviews the action that saw the hosts emerge victorious.

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[European octet eye France 2018 slots]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=european-octet-eye-france-2018-slots-2902306.htmlWith the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 having culminated on 6 August with a victory for the Netherlands, the spotlight has now turned on the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship, which kicks off on 8 August.

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Netherlands win wild final to be crowned European champions]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=netherlands-win-wild-final-to-be-crowned-european-champions-2903061.htmlThe Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 in the UEFA Women’s EURO Netherlands 2017 Final to be crowned European champions for the first time, in front of a record Dutch attendance for women’s football of 28,182.

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Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts, Danes rejoice as final two decided ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=final-two-decided-2902873.htmlDenmark and the Netherlands will contest the final of the UEFA Women’s EURO on Sunday 6 August after recording semi-final victories against Austria and England, respectively, on Thursday.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-helmut-schon-2902642.htmlThought of as one of the most successful coaches in German football history, Helmut Schon holds the World Cup record for most matches as coach (25). FIFA.com goes behind the record and takes a closer look at Schon's achievement.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hosts Netherlands reach Women's EURO semis ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=hosts-dutch-reach-women-s-euro-semis-2902330.htmlSat, 29 Jul 2017 21:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Magic in Marseille from brilliant Bergkamp]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=magic-in-marseille-from-brilliant-bergkamp-2901565.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back at a memorable moment in Dutch football from Dennis Bergkamp in 1998.   

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Numbers add up for free-scoring Miedema]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=numbers-add-up-for-free-scoring-miedema-2901306.htmlUEFA Women’s EURO 2017 kicks off this coming Sunday in the Netherlands and the tournament hosts will be looking to young striker Vivianne Miedema to fire their challenge. Since bursting on to the senior scene, the 20-year-old Dutch sensation has put together some very impressive statistics, as FIFA.com reveals. 

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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites triumph; a record and a milestone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-triumph-a-record-and-a-milestone-2894097.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A cannon, a boot and faith in youth]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-cannon-a-boot-and-faith-in-youth-2888369.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=terrific-travellers-and-a-fantastic-farewell-2884352.htmlEl Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Goalscorer Kuyt announces retirement]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=5/news=goalscorer-kuyt-announces-retirement-2884240.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 19:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=kids-megs-and-mengao-monopoly-2883630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Advocaat begins third stint as Netherlands coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=advocaat-begins-third-stint-as-netherlands-coach-2883270.htmlOranje legend Ruud Gullit confirmed as his assistant.]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=an-old-rabbit-and-a-monster-from-madeira-2882539.htmlFIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European crown and World Cup berths on the line]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=european-crown-and-world-cup-berths-on-the-line-2882272.htmlFrom Wednesday onwards 16 teams will do battle for the U-17 European Championship title in Croatia, with the five best sides also qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in the autumn. One of the participating teams is the smallest nation ever to reach the tournament.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Shutouts, scorers and the first guests at the party]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=shutouts-scorers-and-the-first-guests-at-the-party-2878295.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with Iranian impregnability and Brazilian bliss.]]>Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dutch hunt coach to salvage 2018 dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=dutch-hunt-coach-to-salvage-2018-dreams-2877473.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)