<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 27 Sep 2016 07:28:00 GMTWed, 28 Sep 2016 00:30:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[U-17 Women's World Cup in numbers]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=u-17-women-s-world-cup-in-numbers-2836952.htmlWith the latest edition set to kick off in just three days, FIFA.com takes a look at some of the facts, figures and tournament records that help tell the story of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Squads announced for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=squads-announced-for-jordan-2016-2835899.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Nigeria stars reflect on U-17 introduction]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=nigeria-stars-reflect-on-u-17-introduction-2835647.htmlFIFA.com about their ten World Cup appearances and where it all began: at the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2008.]]>Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Familiar look to African beach finals]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=familiar-look-to-african-beach-finals-2835019.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=drama-to-the-end-in-afcon-qualifying-2830719.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Six AFCON spots up for grabs]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=six-afcon-spots-up-for-grabs-2830070.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The Nigerian and the football dream]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-nigerian-and-the-football-dream-2824185.htmlFIFA.com about how the event helped achieve her goal of playing professional football.]]>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 02:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![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[African hopefuls head to the beach]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=african-group-head-to-the-beach-2823477.htmlQualifying for next year's CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations gets underway this weekend with Senegal and Madagascar trying to defend their spots at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Regional rivalries in Africa's last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/349/4/index.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 02:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Beautiful game at its best in Brazil]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=beautiful-game-at-its-best-in-brazil-2823342.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which produced several memorable firsts - including Brazil's ultimate victory - as well as attractive attacking football and plenty of goals in the country that made the world's game beautiful.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Wydad, Zesco jockey for pole position]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/325/8/index.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Golden generations and bronze-medal battlers ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-generations-and-bronze-medal-battlers-2823199.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 03:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil find redemption, make history at the Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-find-redemption-make-history-at-the-maracana-2823179.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the final matchday of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as Brazil won their first ever gold medal, Germany finished with their highest ever position with silver and Nigeria earned bronze.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Nigeria survive late Honduras fightback to win bronze]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-survive-late-honduras-fightback-to-win-bronze-2823063.htmlNigeria won bronze at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a 3-2 victory against Honduras in Belo Horizonte’s Estadio Mineirao.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Elis: A bronze medal would be historic for Honduras]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=elis-a-bronze-medal-would-be-historic-for-honduras-2823033.htmlAlberth Elis, one of the key components in the Honduras XI performing at Rio 2016, spoke to FIFA.com about his desire to bounce back from Los Catrachos' heavy defeat by Brazil and to make history by winning an Olympic medal – a potential first for Central American football. 

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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's medal matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-medal-matches-2822878.htmlThe match officials for the medal matches of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Iranian referee Alireza Faghani taking charge of the final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Siasia: It’s not over yet]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=siasia-it-s-not-over-yet-2822812.htmlAhead of Nigeria's bronze medal match against Honduras, head coach Samson Siasia spoke with FIFA.com about their disappointing defeat to Germany and their optimism going into Saturday's game in Belo Horizonte.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Golden finale beckons for the hosts, Germany]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-finale-beckons-for-the-hosts-germany-2822817.htmlBrazil are one step away from a first Olympic gold medal at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, but Germany are looking to spoil the host nation's party at Rio 2016. Honduras and Nigeria will play for bronze in Belo Horizonte. FIFA.com previews all the action.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germans, hosts set up mouth-watering Maracana clash]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germans-hosts-set-up-mouth-watering-maracana-clash-2822732.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Klostermann, the unlikely hero]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=klostermann-the-unlikely-hero-2822731.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Lukas Klostermann, the unlikeliest of German goalscorers in their side's semi-final against Nigeria, which helped his team to a 2-0 victory and into a historic gold medal match against Brazil.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germany defeat Nigeria to set up Brazil final]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-defeat-nigeria-to-set-up-brazil-final-2822588.htmlGermany will face Brazil in the gold medal match at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 following their 2-0 win against Nigeria at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heavyweight three joined by surprise package]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heavyweight-three-joined-by-surprise-package-2822409.htmlFIFA.com previews the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, in which surprise package Honduras face up against three sides with a combined eight Olympic medals and nine FIFA World Cup wins.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Mikel: The quality has been amazing]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=mikel-the-quality-has-been-amazing-2822408.htmlAhead of Nigeria's semi-final clash with Germany about, captain Mikel John Obi speaks exclusively with FIFA.com about the 'Dream Team VI's' successful campaign so far, his leadership on the team and writing a new chapter in Nigeria's history in the tournament.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Final four set in Africa's race for Japan]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/222/8/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action, which will eventually produce a qualifier for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's semi-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-semi-finals-2822332.htmlMon, 15 Aug 2016 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Defensive discipline produces final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=defensive-discipline-produces-final-four-2822115.htmlDefensive solidity was the order of matchday eight at the Olympic Football Tournaments, as Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Germany all kept clean sheets in their respective quarter-finals to progress to the last four.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Dream Team dismantle Denmark, into final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=dream-team-dismantle-denmark-into-semis-2821963.htmlThe latest edition of Nigeria's Men's Olympic Football Tournament 'Dream Team' saw off Denmark in a straightforward 2-0 quarter-final victory at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Excitement in store with semi-finals in sight]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=excitement-in-store-with-semi-finals-in-sight-2821843.htmlThe quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament sees an all-South American encounter, a meeting between two European sides with unfinished business, a clash of footballing styles and cultures, and a tactical battle that should feature plenty of pace and explosiveness. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action.  

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's quarter-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-quarter-finals-2821682.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Clubs line up for African semi-finals]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/147/9/index.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Colombia secure quarter-final spot after Nigeria win ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=colombia-secure-quarter-final-spot-after-nigeria-win-2821228.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 01:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Iwobi: I want to push on at Arsenal]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=8/news=iwobi-i-want-to-push-on-at-arsenal-2820581.htmlA rising young star in the English Premier League and for Nigeria's Super Eagles, Alex Iwobi talks to FIFA.com about the upcoming season, a tough World Cup draw and the best advice from his famous uncle.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Umar heads Nigeria into last eight]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=umar-heads-nigeria-into-last-eight-2820287.htmlMon, 08 Aug 2016 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2820243.htmlFIFA.com, while Rio 2016 continues to dominate our coverage.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 13:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Sky’s the limit for Nigeria's Etebo]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sky-s-the-limit-for-nigeria-s-etebo-2820211.htmlFollowing his historic four-goal display in Nigeria’s 5-4 win over Japan in the opening match of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament, Oghenekaro Etebo spoke to FIFA.com about the feat and what the world can expect from him in the future.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Etebo stars as Nigeria win nine-goal thriller]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=etebo-stars-as-nigeria-win-nine-goal-thriller-2819546.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 03:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Amokachi reflects on Nigeria’s 1996 Olympic heroics]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=amokachi-reflects-on-nigeria-s-1996-olympic-heroics-2812529.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Nigeria legend Daniel Amokachi, who recalls striking gold with the original ‘Dream Team’ at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at Atlanta 1996.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana stunned in preliminary qualifying]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-ghana-stunned-in-preliminary-qualifying-2819134.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men