<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 23 Aug 2015 08:30:00 GMTMon, 24 Aug 2015 10:42:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2672301.htmlThis week we feature an alliteratively-named Argentinian, an attacker for El Tri, an Italian midfielder and an American veteran known for scoring an early goal against Portugal in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan all celebrating birthdays this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Oliseh names Nigeria roster]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh on Monday called up Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme among an 18-man squad of foreign professionals for next month's 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Tanzania.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2671104.htmlAn England defensive stalwart, a Costa Rican FIFA World Cup hero, an Aussie striker and a Uruguayan defender all feature in our preview of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Ugbade: We must live up to Nigeria's rich U-17 tradition]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ugbade-we-must-live-up-to-nigeria-s-rich-u-17-tradition-2668735.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria, Mali make Olympic progress]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=8/news=nigeria-mali-make-olympic-progress-2669129.htmlMon, 03 Aug 2015 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Oliseh: Don't expect miracles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=oliseh-don-t-expect-miracles-2668586.htmlFIFA.com following the Russia 2018 draw.]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigeria take slim lead, Zimbabwe hold South Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=nigeria-take-slim-lead-zimbabwe-hold-south-africa-2666410.htmlMon, 20 Jul 2015 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Kano Pillars sack coach Emordi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Nigeria Glo Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Nigeria confirms 'agreement' with Oliseh to succeed Keshi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Keshi dismissed, Amodu hired]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/107/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The two-year contract of Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has been terminated because "he lacks the required commitment" and Shuaibu Amodu will replace him with immediate effect.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=win-a-unique-fifa-women-s-world-cup-final-prize-2660197.htmlFIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Beliveau: This is a positive era]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=keep-pending-beliveau-this-is-a-positive-era-2654240.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Inspire the players, before the biggest game of their lives]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA, together with our Partners, are giving you a unique chance to use YOUR voice to connect with the players at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final. 

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-sees-stars-emerge-serbia-sparkle-2652283.htmlFIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Women’s World Cup scores early record TV viewing in key markets]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=women-s-world-cup-scores-early-record-tv-viewing-in-key-markets-2651201.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 20:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Farewell, but not goodbye]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=farewell-but-not-goodbye-2651027.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 17:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Canadian reunion for club team-mates]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=canadian-reunion-for-club-team-mates-2650298.htmlWed, 17 Jun 2015 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Six teams through, two head home]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=six-teams-through-two-head-home-2650131.htmlWed, 17 Jun 2015 05:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Wambach volley keeps USA top, sends Nigeria home]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269495/match-report.htmlWed, 17 Jun 2015 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Oshoala: I want us to play like Real Madrid]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=oshoala-i-want-us-to-play-like-real-madrid-2648465.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Nigeria’s young starlet Asisat Oshoala about her meteoric rise, the difficulties she’s finding playing at senior level and her ambitions to be like Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria triumph, South Africa, Zambia held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria made a winning start, Zimbabwe created an upset, and South Africa and Zambia were held at home as the first matchday of CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying continued Saturday.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Records tumble, holders advance and heavyweights collide]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fri-12-june-wwc-matchday-6-review-2647375.htmlSat, 13 Jun 2015 05:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Simon double sinks Super Falcons]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269499/match-report.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 23:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Calculators and cards: The qualification and disciplinary lowdown]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=calculators-and-cards-the-qualification-and-disciplinary-lowdown-2646911.htmlFIFA.com runs through the criteria for qualification from the group stage, as well as the key disciplinary rules. What determines who reaches the Round of 16? What tiebreakers apply? Find out the answers here.]]>Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Drama for hosts as Germany and Brazil battle through]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=drama-for-hosts-as-germany-and-brazil-battle-through-2646279.htmlThe Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 is now complete after four thrilling encounters. Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Uzbekistan progressed to the next round – but the tournament is over for hosts New Zealand.]]>Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Oztunali the matchwinner for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup openers attract bigger TV audiences than 2011]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-women-s-world-cup-openers-attract-bigger-tv-audiences-than-2011-2645835.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 19:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Akpoguma: Nigeria match is special for me]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=akpoguma-nigeria-match-is-special-for-me-2639670.htmlFIFA.com about the emotional Round of 16 meeting with the Flying Eagles, which his father will watch with both nations' flags.]]>Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Big guns open with victories, Africans shine in the sun ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=big-guns-open-with-victories-africans-shine-in-the-sun-2626258.htmlTue, 09 Jun 2015 05:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Oparanozie: No words to explain this feeling]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=oparanozie-no-words-to-explain-this-feeling-2626257.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Nigeria striker Desire Oparanozie after the Super Falcons enthralling 3-3 draw with Sweden to discuss her own goal, coming back from 2-0 down, the Nigerian support in the stadium and taking on Australia in their next FIFA Women’s World Cup match.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Nigeria hold Sweden in thriller]]>/womensworldcup/matches/round=268020/match=300269473/match-report.htmlMon, 08 Jun 2015 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Enaholo's rapid redemption]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=enaholo-s-rapid-redemption-2621885.htmlNigeria goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo speaks to FIFA.com about redeeming himself at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after the Flying Eagles' opening defeat to Brazil.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Germany smash records as Fiji's fairy tale ends]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-smash-records-as-fiji-miss-out-2621452.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Awoniyi brace sets up Germany showdown]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269554/match-report.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2620976.html

In 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.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Saviour Godwin, Nigeria's saviour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=saviour-godwin-nigeria-s-saviour-2618901.htmlNigeria forward Saviour Godwin spoke exclusively to FIFA.com after his quickfire double broke the deadlock in his side's game against Korea DPR, discussing his coach Manu Garba and his team-mate's help.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil advance, historic day for Fiji]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-brazil-advance-historic-day-for-fiji-2618819.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria get into gear against Korea DPR]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269527/match-report.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[High hopes and dreams of destiny]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=high-hopes-and-dreams-of-destiny-2618696.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Who will win the FIFA Women's World Cup?]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=who-will-win-the-fifa-women-s-world-cup-2617811.htmlWith 24 teams set to kick-off in Canada on Saturday 6 June, only one team will be left standing at the end of it all on Sunday 5 July. We want to know: who do you think will win the FIFA Women's World Cup?

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Contenders vie for Foord’s Young Player crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=54 players at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 are eligible for the Hyundai Best Young Player award, all of whom are gunning to take the prestigious title from Australia’s Caitlin Foord who took the honours at Germany 2011.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Goal records fall as giants flex muscles ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up an exhilarating day of action at the U-20 World Cup in which Brazil, Germany and several other high scorers smashed records and thrilled spectators.]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Brazil triumph in Taranaki thriller ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269536/match-report.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 03:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2610300.htmlThis week we feature an attacking Argentinian, a goal-scoring German, an American pioneer in women's football and a Ghanaian great who are among those celebrating birthdays.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News