<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:00 GMTFri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Squads announced as kick-off draws nearer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=squads-announced-as-kick-off-draws-nearer-2408049.htmlThe squads for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup were announced today, with all 16 teams naming their 21 players.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[African draw reveals final pathway]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2406894/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Baggies take Ideye from Kiev for record fee]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation lifted]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2406572/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA has lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation on 9 July 2014 on account of interference.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA Emergency Committee suspends Nigeria Football Federation ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2402265/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:07:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Who has been your top goalkeeper?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=who-has-been-your-top-goalkeeper-2401216.htmlFIFA.com wants you to let us know your opinion.]]>Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazil 2014's 100 club]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=brazil-2014-s-100-club-2400785.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA expresses concern over situation affecting Nigeria Football Federation ]]>http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=nga/news/newsid=2399243/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:31:00 GMTArea=Member AssociationSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[African bravery, European victories]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=african-bravery-european-victories-2391410.htmlTue, 01 Jul 2014 02:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Keshi steps down, Yobo retires]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=keshi-steps-down-yobo-retires-2391384.htmlTue, 01 Jul 2014 01:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Griezmann: I just want to be on the pitch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=griezmann-i-just-want-to-be-on-the-pitch-2391205.htmlFIFA.com heard from France's impact substitute, Antoine Griezmann, and his coach, Didier Deschamps, on the changes that brought about Les Bleus' 2-0 win over Nigeria.]]>Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mikel positive despite Nigeria exit ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mikel-positive-despite-nigeria-exit-2391154.htmlProud of his side’s performance versus France and his own display in an epic midfield clash with Paul Pogba, John Obi Mikel was upbeat even after Nigeria bade farewell to Brazil 2014.

 

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Pogba: No words for that moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pogba-no-words-for-that-moment-2390928.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 19:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[France sink Super Eagles ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255951/match=300186462/match-report.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 18:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s review of the month in women’s football looks at crucial qualifying action for Canada 2015 in Europe and Africa, plus silverware handed out across numerous domestic competitions.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[African outsiders face European giants ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=african-outsiders-face-european-giants-2389402.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Deschamps demands Nigeria focus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=deschamps-demands-nigeria-focus-2390330.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Deschamps: I'm proud of my players]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=deschamps-i-m-proud-of-my-players-2389236.htmlFrance coach Didier Deschamps says he is proud of what his players have achieved so far at a "very difficult" World Cup but insists his side will not get "carried away."

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Yobo: I believe in this team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=yobo-i-believe-in-this-team-2389250.htmlCenturion Joseph Yobo is hugely encouraged by what he has seen of his Nigeria team so far in the FIFA World Cup™ as he looks forward to facing France in the Round of 16. 

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Koscielny wary of Nigeria threat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=koscielny-wary-of-nigeria-threat-2389269.htmlAfter flashes of magnificent football in the group phase, France will look to confirm their FIFA World Cup™ credentials in Monday's last-16 tie against Nigeria. 

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 53 and 54]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-53-and-54-2388860.htmlFIFA has announced that Mark Geiger and Sandro Ricci will take charge of France-Nigeria and Germany-Algeria respectively.

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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Cabaye: We should not get ahead of ourselves]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=cabaye-we-should-not-get-ahead-of-ourselves-2388613.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 16:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Schneiderlin, France's surprise package ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=schneiderlin-france-s-surprise-package-2388579.htmlFIFA.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[CONCACAF and Africa enter brave new world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=concacaf-and-africa-enter-brave-new-world-2388146.html​FIFA.com​ reflects on how representatives from CONCACAF and Africa are setting new standards for their regions at Brazil 2014.]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Benzema expects tough Nigeria test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=benzema-expects-tough-nigeria-test-2387260.htmlAfter topping Group E, Karim Benzema says France "must do everything to win" against Nigeria in the Round of 16.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Aguero waits on injury results]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=aguero-waits-on-injury-results-2386526.htmlArgentina team press office shrug off reports that striker Sergio Aguero may miss the entirety of the FIFA World Cup through injury.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Contenders get chance to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muchos-minutos-para-los-candidatos-2386133-2386163.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi shares the spotlight as fates are decided]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-shares-the-spotlight-as-fates-are-decided-2386160.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Nigeria through despite Messi-inspired defeat]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186458/match-report.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Nigeria-Argentina: A rivalry that keeps on running]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=nigeria-argentina-a-rivalry-that-keeps-on-runnng-2384741.htmlFIFA.com invites you to relive some of the most memorable meetings between Nigeria and Argentina. On the bill is Diego Maradona’s last match, an inspired young Lionel Messi and a special Gabriel Batistuta strike, all in our exclusive videos. ]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All to play for]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-2383477.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 14, which includes Nigeria-Argentina and Ecuador-France, with some quotes, information and a riveting flashback.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Di Maria: We’re lucky Messi is Argentinian]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=di-maria-we-re-lucky-messi-is-argentinian-2384220.htmlFIFA about why the Argentina players try to cater to Lionel Messi's needs and their forthcoming game against Nigeria.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kanu: We called Keshi 'big boss']]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=kanu-we-called-keshi-big-boss-2382160.htmlFIFA.com, reflecting on his time playing with current Nigeria coach and former captain Stephen Keshi, as the Super Eagles look to build on victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina and progress to the Round of 16.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 41-44]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-41-44-2382346.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Odemwingie triumphs against familiar faces]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=odemwingie-triumphs-against-familiar-faces-2380834.htmlFIFA.com about the two friends that he was pitted against in Cuiaba, and who his goal ultimately sent home from the tournament.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Milestones, records and celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=milestones-records-and-celebrations-2380818.htmlIt was another extraordinary day at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with some Messi magic, a record-equalling goal and a little brotherly love. 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Nigeria extinguish Bosnian dreams]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186511/match-report.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 00:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Emenike: The pressure has to be there]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=emenike-the-pressure-has-to-be-there-2378931.htmlAfter a disappointing stalemate with Iran in their Group F opener, Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike explains to FIFA how the expectations of the 170 million people back home will be more intense than ever when they take on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Haghighi: Iran excel in tough situations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=haghighi-iran-excel-in-tough-situations-2379167.htmlIran's 0-0 draw with Nigeria gave goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi the chance to achieve two of his dreams. He chatted to FIFA.com about how he has his team-mates to thank, and how the prospect of facing Lionel Messi does not leave him tense or bothered.

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[French youngsters continue to impress ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=french-youngsters-continue-to-impress-2379643.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina look to build, Boateng brothers meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=argentina-look-to-build-boateng-brothers-meet-again-2378414.htmlWith two brothers squaring off and Lionel Messi looking to build on a wonder goal, FIFA.com previews Matchday 10 at the FIFA World Cup™ .

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[ Susic: Dzeko is Bosnia's Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=dzeko-is-bosnia-s-messi-susic-2379683.htmlEdin Dzeko is as important to Bosnia as Lionel Messi is to Argentina, coach Safet Susic claimed on the eve of Saturday's' Group F match against Nigeria. 

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Misimovic, Ibisevic take strength from defeat ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=misimovic-ibisevic-take-strength-from-defeat-2377029.htmlFIFA.com that spirits are high and their sights are set on making their mark.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ghoochannejhad: We've got nothing to lose]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ghoochannejhad-we-ve-got-nothing-to-lose-2377045.htmlFIFA he is geared up to pull off a surprise against Argentina.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 27-29]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-27-29-2377033.htmlFIFA has announced the referees for the FIFA World Cup matches 27 to 29, which takes in Argentina-Iran, Nigeria-Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany-Ghana.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[German splendour, American willpower]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=premieres-and-series-abound-2374400.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 02:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Iran’s satisfaction is Nigeria’s disappointment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=empate-maldicion-para-unos-y-alegria-para-otros-2374208-2374374.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brooks the hero for USA as trio shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=brooks-se-convierte-en-heroe-2374262-2374377.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Queiroz praises plucky Iran]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=queiroz-praises-plucky-iran-2374191.htmlCarlos Queiroz says his Iran team deserve congratulations after they ground out a goalless draw with Nigeria.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Goals dry up as Iran, Nigeria draw]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186505/match-report.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 22:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™