<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTMon, 19 Sep 2016 19:20:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Jennings: NI's World Cup qualifications built on clean sheets ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=jennings-ni-s-world-cup-qualifications-built-on-clean-sheets-2823427.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 07:46:00 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[Goal-getter McParland reflects on Sweden 1958]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=goal-getter-mcparland-reflects-on-sweden-1958-2823273.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Peter McParland about his goalscoring exploits at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, a tournament which saw minnows Nothern Ireland become the then-smallest nation to qualify for the global finals.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™
<![CDATA[McAlery, the visionary skipper who brought football to Ireland ]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mcalery-the-visionary-skipper-who-brought-football-to-ireland-2812542.htmlFIFA.com highlights the story of John McAlery, the Irish Football Association's first skipper and the man often credited for bringing football to the Emerald Isle. ]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2804861.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Lionel Messi announcing his retirement from international football, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing his move to Manchester United in his unique way, Iceland's president-elect showing that he's just like any football fan and much more. ]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Hard toil pays off for winning trio]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/373/8/index.htmlSun, 26 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Gillespie: Northern Ireland players have made the country proud]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/316/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about his nation's exploits at UEFA EURO 2016 and their historic progression to the last 16.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Germany ease through but pain for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/308/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Groups C and D at UEFA EURO 2016 as Germany and Poland advanced with tight wins, while Croatia stunned Spain.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Green and White Army taking Europe by storm]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/242/7/index.htmlSun, 19 Jun 2016 11:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=week-quotes-roy-keane-cristiano-ronaldo-elmo-fuchs-david-villa-2802381.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Roy Keane threatening to kick players, Sesame Street’s Elmo confused about how the offside rule works, Christian Fuchs prepares to take on Cristiano Ronaldo, Lars Lagerback dampens expectations for Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016 and more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Northern Ireland shock Ukraine, England grab late win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/214/6/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews Thursday's UEFA EURO 2016 action as England defeated Wales in injury time Northern Ireland won their first-ever match at the tournament, while Germany and Poland played out the first 0-0 draw of the competition.]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Modric inspires Croatia, Germany make solid start]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/132/6/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2016 which was notable for a successful opening display by Germany, plus wins for Poland and Croatia.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Northern Ireland continuing to break new ground]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=northern-ireland-continuing-to-break-new-ground-2800257.htmlFIFA.com heard from their coach, Michael O'Neill.]]>Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[European teams prepare for continental challenge]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-flurry-of-friendlies-as-european-teams-prepare-for-continential-chal-2793728.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[IFAB meets competition organisers interested in video experiments ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=ifab-meets-competition-organisers-interested-in-video-experiments-2780172.htmlFri, 08 Apr 2016 09:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![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[Josh Magennis: From goalkeeper to goalscorer]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/277/144/0/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Northern Ireland’s Josh Magennis about his incredible transition from shot-stopper to striker, while also looking ahead to UEFA EURO 2016.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Father-son team-mates]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=father-son-team-mates-2770898.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at a number of father-son combos who have graced the same pitch in a competitive fixture as contemporaries. ]]>Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[O'Neills relishing landmark EURO challenge]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/277/048/8/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from the respective managers as they ahead to June's UEFA EURO.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Bursting, bouncing and bulletproof]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=bursting-bouncing-and-bulletproof-2769291.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a ‘bouncing’ farewell and 30x3.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Elleray: This should reduce controversy and confusion]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=elleray-this-should-reduce-controversy-and-confusion-2768735.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former English Premier League referee David Elleray to discuss the new edition of the Laws of the Game, presented at the 130th AGM of the IFAB in Cardiff.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[Infantino: We have taken a historic decision]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=infantino-we-have-taken-a-historic-decision-2768731.htmlThe International Football Assocation Board convened in Cardff for its 130th Annual General Meeting, with topics from video assistant referees to the so-called 'triple punishment' of a red card, penalty and ban for denying a goalscoring on the agenda.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[IFAB agrees to introduce experiments with video assistant referees]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ifab-agrees-to-introduce-experiments-with-video-assistant-referees-2768643.htmlA landmark decision by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at its 130th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cardiff, Wales, will pave the way for the introduction of live experiments with video assistant referees in football.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[Northern Ireland native putting leadership training into practice]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=northern-ireland-native-putting-leadership-training-into-practice-2766549.htmlFIFA.com sat down with former Northern Ireland women's captain Sara Booth, who talks the about the FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme and her objectives as Tournament Director for the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship 2017.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Origins of Suarez and Messi's genius]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=belgians-invent-the-two-man-penalty-1644041.htmlAfter Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi's remarkable penalty against Celta Vigo, we recall two early examples of the two-man penalty which was also made famous by the likes of Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen and Robert Pires and Thierry Henry.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Nesbitt: I'm under strict orders, no autographs]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=nesbitt-i-m-under-strict-orders-no-autographs-2754427.htmlFIFA.com on nerves, accents, keeping his cool around Cristiano Ronaldo and why he is leaving his autograph book at home.]]>Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:43:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[O'Neill: Keane partnership has been a joy]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/274/818/9/index.htmlFIFA.com about qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016, beating the world champions, the decision to appoint Roy Keane as his assistant and the evolution of the job of manager.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2710856.htmlSun, 11 Oct 2015 16:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2677046.html​Featuring a legendary womaniser, a famous bulldog, a Frenchman singing, an Ivorian dancing, the re-enactment of an iconic sporting moment and a quintessential rags-to-riches story.]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Group C preview: World champions against the rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-c-preview-world-champions-against-the-rest-2670256.htmlGermany still have to earn the right to defend the crown they won in Brazil. Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Norway are the biggest threats to Joachim Low's team.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 ]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/260/428/1/index.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![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[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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=12/news=fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2014-2496524.htmlFIFA.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[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