<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 13 Jun 2015 21:28:00 GMTSat, 13 Jun 2015 22:43:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Lewandowski hit hat-tricks, Greece hit rock bottom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2605336.htmlSat, 16 May 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[McGinn: The dream is still alive ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 May 2015 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Gerrard: Liverpool looked very nervous]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Rodgers: Sterling is going nowhere in the summer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[O'Neill oversees Northern Ireland's impressive climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=o-neill-oversees-northern-ireland-s-climb-2581478.htmlThu, 02 Apr 2015 07:26:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FA: No Great British teams in Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=3/news=fa-announce-no-great-british-team-in-rio-2580776.htmlTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Six-star Scotland cruise, Germany beat Georgia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Aussies hold champions, Bendtner leads Danes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies<![CDATA[Italy in, Spain out of top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=3/news=italy-in-spain-out-of-top-ten-2557485.htmlThu, 12 Mar 2015 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Nelson: Extensive discussions on video replays]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=nelson-extensive-discussions-on-video-replays-2534826.htmlSat, 28 Feb 2015 14:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[The IFAB takes steps to change ‘triple punishment’]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-ifab-takes-steps-to-change-triple-punishment-2534830.htmlThe 129th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (The IFAB) saw moves made to change the 'triple punishment' rule of sending off, penalty and suspension.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[RELIVE: Post-IFAB AGM press conference]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=follow-the-post-ifab-agm-press-conference-2534616.htmlA press conference followed the 129th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The IFAB, which took place at the Culloden Hotel in Craigavad, near Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast, on Saturday 28 February.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:21:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[All you need to know about the IFAB]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=all-you-need-to-know-about-the-ifab-2534243.htmlWith the 129th Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) taking place in Northern Ireland this weekend, we explain who is on the IFAB, what they do, and what is on the agenda for the latest meeting.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[129th IFAB AGM agenda confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=129th-ifab-agm-agenda-confirmed-2519504.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2015 16:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[Getting to grips with the ‘gol olímpico’]]>/news/y=2011/m=11/news=getting-grips-with-the-gol-olimpico-1537608.htmlFIFA.com tackles the history and curling dynamics of the so-called Olympic Goal, one of those rare strikes - with its roots in the 1920s - that flies in directly from a corner kick.]]>Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA.com's best interviews of 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/652/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com managed to speak to some great names in football and tease out some superb stories from them. We have selected some of our favourite interviews from last year for you to look back on.]]>Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2494785.htmlSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Scotland line up Northern Ireland friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scotland and Northern Ireland will play a friendly at Glasgow's Hampden Park on 25 March, four days before the resumption of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, the British rivals announced.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[McIlroy: Sir Alex's team talk was inspirational]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=mcilroy-sir-alex-s-team-talk-was-inspirational-2491126.html golfer, Rory McIlroy took time from his hectic schedule to chat with FIFA.com about his beloved Manchester United, the parallels between football and golf and the FIFA Ballon d’Or.]]>Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:43:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[IFAB convene in Belfast for Annual Business Meeting]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=11/news=ifab-convene-in-belfast-for-annual-business-meeting-2479037.htmlThe International Football Association Board convened for its Annual Business Meeting at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday, aided for the first time by two new advisory panels set up to help bring fresh ideas to the table with regard to the Laws of the Game.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[The Best on a banknote]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=the-best-on-a-banknote-2478446.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a tribute to an iconic Irishman.]]>Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Rowley leads rout to book Rio ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:14:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Germany labour as Ronaldo sets goal record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany laboured to a 4-0 win over Gibraltar, Cristiano Ronaldo became the tournament's all-time leading scorer, and Scotland edged the Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying. 

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Lightweights aim to plant more EURO blows]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[The IFAB and two new advisory panels set to meet in Belfast]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=11/news=the-ifab-and-two-new-advisory-panels-set-to-meet-in-belfast-2472228.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 16:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Northern Ireland delight at winning form]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Late strikes sink Denmark, hold Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cristiano Ronaldo headed a stoppage-time winner for Portugal to snatch a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying triumph over Denmark, while John O'Shea marked his 100th senior cap for the Republic of Ireland by scrambling a last-gasp equaliser against Germany.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[O'Neill: Our objective hasn't changed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill is not getting carried away by the prospect of making history in Greece, but is quietly confident his side can achieve their Euro 2016 ambition.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Ranieri dimisses Greece pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[McAuley: My milestone means nothing without a result]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley is poised to earn his 50th cap on Tuesday against Greece, but the West Bromwich Albion man insists his milestone will be meaningless unless his side can get a result to further their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Poland stun Germany, Ireland rout Gibraltar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Poland defeated Germany for the first time in history in a hard-earned 2-0 win in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group D qualifier in Warsaw, while Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick in the Republic of Ireland's 7-0 rout of Gibraltar.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Fishing footballers]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=fishing-footballers-2445586.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows footballers indulging in a beloved pastime.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[O'Neill: It's a learning curve]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=o-neill-it-s-a-learning-curve-2443459.html​FIFA.com ​about his side's rise in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their positive UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying result against Hungary and his hopes for the coming games.]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Hungary sack Pinter, bring in Dardai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hungary sacked coach Attila Pinter on Thursday after only five games in charge following defeat against Northern Ireland in the first round of qualifying for the UEFA EURO 2016.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The evolution of the football boot]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=the-evolution-of-the-football-boot-2440086.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows a series of football boots – from way back in 1916 to the modern day.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Albania shock Portugal, Germany edge Scotland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Albania shocked Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal 1-0 on the road in Group I, while Poland forward Robert Lewandowski scored four goals in the first round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. 

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Evans: Van Gaal sets high standard]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Manchester United defender Jonny Evans spoke about new manager Louis van Gaal's detailed training methods and the demanding standards he has set for the club.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Live Your Goals thrives under summer skies]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=live-your-goals-thrives-under-summer-skies-2384787.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 07:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Late goals see Chile outlast Northern Ireland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=late-goals-see-chile-outlast-northern-ireland-2354795.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 03:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[O'Neill tips England to beat Uruguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=o-neill-tips-england-to-beat-uruguay-2346781.htmlSat, 31 May 2014 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[High interest in hosting FIFA competitions]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=high-interest-in-hosting-fifa-competitions-2336227.htmlFri, 09 May 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Big guns, Swiss close in on Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=big-guns-swiss-close-in-on-canada-2336402.htmlFIFA.com casts a look back at recent events.]]>Fri, 09 May 2014 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2332688.htmlSun, 04 May 2014 13:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[41 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=41-days-to-go-2331098.htmlFri, 02 May 2014 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Live Your Goals busy during April]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=live-your-goals-busy-during-april-2326431.htmlLive Your Goals campaign to get more young girls and women around the world interested in football and inspire them to get involved. FIFA.com takes a look back at the initiative’s activities in April.]]>Fri, 02 May 2014 00:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[London, Munich compete for showpieces]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/432/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of London's Wembley Stadium and Munich's Allianz Arena will host the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final and final, after the two put their names forward for the tournament's climax.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Mata: I hate this feeling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014