<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 09 Dec 2016 13:44:00 GMTFri, 09 Dec 2016 14:40:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Inaugural FIFA Fan Award nominees revealed]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=inaugural-fifa-fan-award-nominees-revealed-2859200.htmlThe three nominees for the inaugural FIFA Fan Award have been revealed, and voting to decide the winner has now opened.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Leading outifts continue imperious form]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=leading-teams-continue-imperious-form-2858173.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2016-2857259.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European veterans and Seleção success]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-veterans-and-selecao-success-2852562.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some entertainers in canary-yellow emulating ‘The Beautiful Team’ and an Iberian defying his age.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Upsets avoided as Belgium hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=upsets-avoided-as-belgium-hit-eight-2850266.htmlGoals poured down in Brussels and Faro as Belgium and Portugal both cruised to victories. FIFA.com recaps the latest happenings in Europe’s race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Vertonghen: I wouldn’t miss it for all the money in the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=vertonghen-i-wouldn-t-miss-it-for-all-the-money-in-the-world-2848747.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Van Basten: The Best are matchwinners]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=van-basten-the-best-are-matchwinners-2848669.htmlMarco van Basten, winner of the 1992 FIFA World Player of the Year Award, discusses what it means to be named the best and what qualities those voting will look out for in the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards™.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:35:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Martinez: I’ve been so impressed by Witsel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=martinez-i-ve-been-so-impressed-by-witsel-2848180.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 10:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2848022.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Blind: I'm delighted to have Robben back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=blind-i-m-delighted-to-have-robben-back-2847993.htmlFri, 04 Nov 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Women’s Football review: October 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-football-review-october-2016-2847576.htmlFIFA.com reviews another busy month for women's football, highlighted by history for Portugal and the groundbreaking FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Boban: The Best are truly global awards]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=10/news=boban-the-best-are-truly-global-awards-2845480.htmlMon, 31 Oct 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Rivalries and ruined records]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=rivalries-and-ruined-records-2846959.htmlFIFA.com reflects on that being the case for one of Europe’s most prominent coaches and two of its most prominent clubs, as well as an unstoppable striker in Medellin and hegemony by the Pearl River.]]>Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Jones driving Germany on, Portugal reach EUROs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=jones-driving-germany-on-portugal-reach-euros-2846454.htmlFIFA.com brings you up to date with the latest happenings…]]>Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Possessional oddity and a motor malfunction]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=possessional-oddity-and-a-motor-malfunction-2845196.html A No10 beating multiple goalies and a No11 joining multiple acclaim clubs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with one record run being established, another being extinguished, and ball-keeping curiosities.]]>Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Van der Vaart: If the Netherlands call, I’ll always say yes]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=10/news=van-der-vaart-if-the-netherlands-call-i-ll-always-say-yes-2843691.htmlWe catch up with Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart, discussing his new stage of career in Denmark, looking back on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final and gives his views on the current state of the Netherlands side.

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444.htmlFIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Griezmann: Gameiro and I enjoy having a laugh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=griezmann-me-and-gameiro-enjoy-having-a-laugh-2841739.htmlSat, 08 Oct 2016 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305.htmlThe big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Celina: I want to captain Kosovo at a World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=celina-i-want-to-captain-kosovo-at-the-world-cup-2837503.htmlKosovo and Manchester City starlet Bersant Celina speaks to​ ​FIFA.com ​about his side's admission as a FIFA member, turning out for the country in their first internationals, and his FIFA World Cup dreams.

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[PSG, PSV and flag-flying Foxes]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=psg-psv-and-flag-flying-foxes-2837863.htmlThe Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2836683.htmlFIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Marco van Basten appointed FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=marco-van-basten-appointed-fifa-chief-officer-for-technical-developmen-2836245.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Promes: The Netherlands have turned a page]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=promes-the-netherlands-have-turned-a-page-2832186.htmlFIFA.com hears from Quincy Promes who is one of the new faces hoping to lead the Netherlands to Russia 2018 after a disappointing period for the Oranje since their successful showing at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=euro-finalists-disappoint-as-belgium-and-greece-dominate-2831121.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Fresh starts, new horizons]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fresh-starts-new-horizons-2830900.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women's club football highlighted by new seasons in Germany, Netherlands and Spain.]]>Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Penalties, profligacy and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=penalties-profligacy-and-prolific-scoring-2824216.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a prolific penalty-winner in Turin and profligacy in Eindhoven.]]>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kluivert fires Curacao's rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=kluivert-fires-curacao-s-rise-2823387.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao, who are making an heroic rise up the global world ranking thanks to a little help from a distant relation done good: Patrick Kluivert.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:40:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[The art of penalty-saving ]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-art-of-penalty-saving-2769651.html

Following Barbara of Brazil's Rio 2016 penalty-saving heroics, FIFA.com hears from 1981 UEFA Cup winning keeper Paul Cooper, who had an 80 per cent penalty success-rate during the 1979/80 English top-flight season, about the art of saving a spot-kick.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Money, muscle and monopoly]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=money-muscle-and-monopoly-2820776.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a master of the big occasion and oldies excelling in Japan and the USA.]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Quintet secure Korea spots]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=england-first-to-secure-spot-in-korea-2812086.htmlGermany have become the final European nation to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, joining France, Portugal, Italy and England at next year's global finals.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA to take part in second IFAB workshop on video replay experiments]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-to-take-part-in-second-ifab-workshop-on-video-replay-experiments-2811760.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[European elite target first Korean tickets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=european-elite-target-first-korean-tickets-2811490.html

There are still more than ten months until the action at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 kicks off, but five tickets are already up for grabs as the UEFA European U-19 Championship is set to take place in Germany.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Pauw: Our aim is to make an impact]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=pauw-our-aim-is-to-make-an-impact-2804733.htmlFIFA.com caught up with South Africa coach Vera Pauw ahead of Banyana Banyana’s return to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament at Rio de Janeiro 2016, to discuss the grand plans she has put in place for women’s football in the country.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Ivanov: It was the toughest match of my career]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ivanov-it-was-the-toughest-match-of-my-career-2804841.htmlWe caught up with referee Valentin Ivanov, who took charge of the infamous 'Battle of Nuremberg' at the 2006 FIFA World Cup between Netherlands and Portugal, which saw 16 yellow and four red cards issued.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![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™