<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 07 Dec 2014 16:00:00 GMTTue, 09 Dec 2014 18:26:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Group B: Heavyweights meet World Cup newcomers]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=group-b-heavyweights-meet-world-cup-newcomers-2488886.htmlThe Group B line-up at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 can be summed up succinctly in three words: experience versus inexperience. 

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Who will be the surprise team at Canada 2015 ?]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=who-will-be-the-surprise-of-canada-2015-2488921.htmlNow that the 24 teams have been placed in their groups, FIFA.com wants to know which team you think could spring a surprise at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. 

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 coaches deliver draw verdict]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-2015-coaches-deliver-draw-verdict-2488835.htmlAs soon as the Final Draw was determined for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, the coaches began looking ahead to the main event. FIFA.com got the reactions from many of them following the ceremony.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Draw gala proves a fitting spectacle]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=draw-gala-proves-a-fitting-spectacle-2488383.htmlThe fate of the 24 qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 was decided in little over an hour at the tournament’s Final Draw, held in the suitably majestic surroundings of the Canadian Museum of History.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 hopefuls learn fate in Ottawa]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-2015-hopefuls-learn-fate-in-ottawa-2488364.htmlThe FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 moved one step closer on Saturday when the Final Draw gave a clearer picture of what will be in store at the prestigious tournament next summer. 

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Details of Final Draw for Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=details-of-final-draw-for-canada-2015-2488260.htmlFIFA.com provides the procedural details for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final Draw, which will decide the destiny of the 24 teams that have qualified for the illustrious tournament. 

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada prepared to welcome the world ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-prepared-to-welcome-the-world-2487913.htmlOn Saturday 6 December, the eyes of the football world will turn to Ottawa, which will stage the Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. FIFA.com previews the action ahead.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Path to Canada in numbers]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=path-to-canada-in-numbers-2487908.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the remarkable milestones and records set throughout the qualifying journey.]]>Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Brilliant Orange, boosts for France, Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the latest in women’s international football highlighted by the Netherlands’ landmark achievement in qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, while there were promising signs for Norway, France and host nation Canada.]]>Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dutch deliver, Welsh hold Belgians]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Messi seals comeback, El Tri down Dutch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A Premier League-laden Argentina came from behind to beat an experimental Croatia side 2-1 in their friendly at West Ham United's Upton Park, while Mexico defeated Netherlands 3-2 in a re-match of their 2014 World Cup Round of 16 clash.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Valcke: FIFA’s committed to ensuring top-level conditions]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=valcke-fifa-s-committed-to-ensuring-top-level-conditions-2463375.htmlFIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke speaks to FIFA.com about the importance of Canada 2015 and explains what FIFA is doing to ensure it offer's excellent playing conditions.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Reds triumph, Frankfurt shocked]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football news from across the globe headlined by Liverpool retaining their crown in dramatic fashion, plus some stunning results both in the UEFA Women’s Champions League and in Australia.]]>Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Odegaard makes EURO history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Blatter visits Nobel Peace Center in Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2456485/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Iceland dent Dutch hopes, Pelle fires Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands' hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016 took another blow as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace gave Iceland a 2-0 win in Group A, while Belgium drew Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Dutch relief as Italy's Chiellini stars and Belgium run riot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands fought back to beat Kazakhstan 3-1, Giorgio Chiellini stole the show in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan and Belgium blasted Andorra 6-0.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: September 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the main news and events from a month in women's football dominated by qualifying for Canada 2015.]]>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European favourites ease through to finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-favourites-ease-through-to-finals-2441547.htmlFIFA.com reviews the European qualifiers for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, with Spain and Switzerland qualifying for the first time alongside a host of heavyweights.]]>Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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[Euro quartet book Canada trip, USA imperious]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=euro-quartet-book-canada-trip-usa-imperious-2440035.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up weekend women’s international action highlighted by Germany, Norway, France and debutants Spain all securing Canada 2015 qualification, while reigning Olympic champions USA racked up an astonishing scoreline.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Conte hails Italy's progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Iceland take down Turkey, Cyprus shock Bosnia and Herzegovina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Czech Republic pulled off a surprising 2-1 win over the Netherlands on Tuesday in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match, while Iceland took down Turkey 3-0 and Cyprus stunned Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Italy too strong for Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Simone Zaza scored in only his second appearance for Italy, and Leondaro Bonucci sealed the 2-0 win for Gli Azzurri against Norway in Oslo on Tuesday to start their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign brightly.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Hamdallah: We can be kings of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=china-pr-chinese-super-league-2000000087/news/newsid/243/639/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Moroccan hotshot forward Abderrazak Hamdallah spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his success with Chinese outfit Guangzhou R&F, continuing his globetrotting goalscoring feats and his hopes for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Chinese Super League 2014
<![CDATA[Scholes: Rooney should play in midfield]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England captain Wayne Rooney should play in midfield for his country against Switzerland, according to former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Rooney: England must improve]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wayne Rooney admits England will have to improve on their lacklustre performance against Norway if they are to avoid a dispiriting start to their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign in Switzerland.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Argentina, USA excel on the road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports on a night of international friendly action that brought morale-boosting victories for the likes of Argentina, England, Russia and USA.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=News<![CDATA[Hodgson dismisses England statistics]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Rooney to the rescue as England edge Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wayne Rooney scored a 68th-minute penalty to give England a 1-0 win over Norway in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium where youngster Raheem Sterling, who drew the penalty, shone for Roy Hodgon's Three Lions.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Pedersen: England to be feared]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Norway winger Morten Gamst Pedersen believes England are still a team to be feared despite their disappointing Brazil 2014 campaign.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Finale looms Stateside, fresh ambitions in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest domestic club action in the women’s game with the championship decider set in the USA, while there is a look at the latest from Sweden, Norway and Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Hangeland calls time on Norway career]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Before Norway begin their UEFA EURO 2016 qualification, captain Brede Hangeland has announced he is retiring from international football so the centre-back can focus on prolonging his career in the English Premier League with Crystal Palace.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Norway call up 15-year-old starlet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Glory and heartbreak amid decisive match-ups]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action in Japan and USA where there was several make-or-break contests, plus the latest from Norway and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Goal feats, upsets and a career nadir]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest stats review along with some stunning surprises in UEFA competitions and two unforgettable minutes for one man in Norway.]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Seasons resume, finales loom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest club action with tense penultimate rounds in USA and Japan, plus momentum gathering in Europe as summer starts to abate.]]>Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Prizes, a prodigal and a prodigy ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s review of the month in women’s football looks at crucial qualifying action for Canada 2015 in Europe and Africa, plus silverware handed out across numerous domestic competitions.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Norway and England stride on, Morgan stars on return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews midweek women’s international action from three continents led by Alex Morgan’s crucial contribution as USA held off an impressive France, while the race for Canada 2015 continues to intensity in Europe.]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Swiss dominate Euro headlines, USA open new era]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the weekend international action in women’s football headlined by an historic breakthrough for Switzerland amid a heavy schedule of European matches, while USA have continued their winning home form.]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Norwegian Deila appointed Celtic coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scottish champions Celtic have appointed Norwegian Ronny Deila to be the club's next manager, taking over from Neil Lennon. 

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2013/2014
<![CDATA[France fire four past Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Les Blues cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win over Norway at the Stade de France on Tuesday, leaving coach Didier Deschamps with a tough decision of who to start up top during Brazil 2014.]]>Tue, 27 May 2014 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[A treble, a titan and a teen ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 21 May 2014 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European trio edge closer to Canada ticket]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=european-trio-edge-closer-to-canada-ticket-2335500.htmlThu, 08 May 2014 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: April 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at a bumper month in women's football with Canada 2015 qualifiers continuing unabated, USA and England commencing their league campaigns with a new look, while there was silverware for ambitious Jordan.]]>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News