<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:08:00 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 18:27:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (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)