<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 10 Jan 2016 11:43:00 GMTMon, 11 Jan 2016 08:25:16 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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.html Northern Ireland and Norway are the biggest threats to Joachim Low's team.]]>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 ]]>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[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.

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.

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.

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[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.

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]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=rowley-leads-rout-to-book-rio-ticket-2473445.htmlSun, 16 Nov 2014 08:14:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![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[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[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[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[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[52 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=52-days-to-go-2320766.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the move to a 52-match event.]]>Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lennon: Celtic’s strategy has worked]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his Celtic side's latest league title, the challenges and rewards of his job, social media in football and his bid to promote greater understanding of mental health issues.]]>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2013/2014<![CDATA[FIFA endorse Irish FA's Girls' and Women's Football Plan]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-endorse-irish-girls-and-women-football-plan-2314573.html Following a two-year consultation process the Irish FA have launched its Girls’ & Women’s Football Plan and FIFA Senior Women's Football Development Manager Mayi Cruz Blanco spoke of its importance to the women's game. 

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release
<![CDATA[Scotland first to rule the Kingdom]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=scotland-first-rule-the-kingdom-2305578.htmlSat, 29 Mar 2014 09:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=the-week-quotes-2301564.htmlSat, 22 Mar 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[IFAB vote on key changes to ‘The Players’ Equipment’]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=3/news=ifab-vote-key-changes-the-players-equipment-agm-2290307.html IFAB formally permit head covers for men and women after two-year trial period, while display of any slogans, statements, advertising prohibited on undergarments during 128th Annual General Meeting in Zurich.

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Foundation meeting marks new era for IFAB ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=foundation-meeting-marks-new-era-for-ifab-2260354.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2014 17:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[IFAB agrees on higher standards for goal-line technology]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=ifab-agrees-higher-standards-for-goal-line-technology-2204652.htmlThe International Football Association Board (IFAB) convened for its Annual Business Meeting (ABM) at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland where goal-line technology (GLT) was among the topics discussed.

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:22:00 GMTArea=FIFA Quality Prog.Section=Goal-Line TechnologyKind=Release
<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Davis snatches Northern Ireland draw in Israel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=davis-snatches-northern-ireland-draw-israel-2196258.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone