<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTWed, 20 Jul 2016 21:35:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812135.htmlWe run through some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Swedish veteran, an English FIFA World Cup winner and a Norwegian FIFA Women's World Cup stalwart.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Top teams closing ranks ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=top-teams-closing-ranks-2811730.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Leaders make move at the summit]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=leaders-make-move-at-the-summit-2811009.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the latest club action headlined by strong form for the leaders in both USA and Sweden, plus the latest from Norway and England.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Portland flying high as Atletico make history]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=portland-flying-high-as-atletico-make-history-2804161.htmlWe cast our eye around some of the world's biggest women's leagues with a titanic tussle set up in Sweden, a historic trophy in Spain and dominance is beginning to take hold in England.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Celebrations in Denmark, poignant scenes Stateside]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=celebrations-in-denmark-poignant-scenes-stateside-2802701.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s club football headlined by some top-of-the-table meetings in USA and a league title in Denmark. There is also news from Norway and Scotland, as well as Sweden where a two-way charge for glory is shaping up.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Riise remembers Norway’s ‘95 nirvana]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=riise-remembers-norway-s-95-nirvana-2791823.htmlFIFA.com hears from Hege Riise, Golden Ball winner at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, about Norway's golden era, the tournament's subsequent development and her admiration for Carli Lloyd.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 14:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Boban, Siem join FIFA President Gianni Infantino's team]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=boban-siem-join-fifa-president-gianni-infantino-s-team-2791546.htmlFormer Croatian international Zvonimir Boban and former Norwegian Football Association Secretary General Kjetil Siem have both joined FIFA President Gianni Infantino's office. 

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Wed, 18 May 2016 20:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany’s European title dream comes true]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=germany-s-european-title-dream-comes-true-2791357.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Spain, Germany and England heading to Jordan]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=spain-germany-heading-to-jordan-2790850.html 

Germany edged Spain 3-2 on penalties after a goalless draw to win the UEFA European Women's U-17 Championship, though both semi-finalists booked places at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 along with England, who finished third in the competition.]]>
Fri, 13 May 2016 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA President Infantino thanks the Norwegian FA for gesture of solidarity]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-president-infantino-thanks-the-norwegian-fa-for-gesture-of-solida-2790146.htmlFollowing the recent call from the FIFA President for wealthier member associations to support less-privileged countries, the President of the Norwegian FA has already responded positively to the proposal. 

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Fri, 06 May 2016 15:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=europe-s-top-eight-battle-for-three-world-cup-tickets-2789648.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Sweden's women make experience count to claim Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-women-make-experience-count-to-claim-olympic-spot-2769784.htmlWe review the UEFA qualifiers for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, where the Swedes stood firm to secure first place and in doing so, booked their ticket to Rio 2016.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Sweden seal Europe's last ticket to Rio]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-seal-europe-s-last-ticket-to-rio-2769430.htmlSweden will join France and Germany as in Rio de Janeiro this summer after qualifying for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sealing Europe's final spot at the 12-team competition. 

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Tight race for the last European Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=tight-race-for-the-last-european-olympic-spot-2767697.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Two players, one goal: Rio!]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=two-players-one-goal-rio-2767335.htmlWe caught up with Sweden’s Lina Nilsson and Norway's Elise Thorsnes, looking ahead to the battle for the final women's place at Rio 2016 and recalling their own Olympic experiences in 2008 and 2012.

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2766232.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Brazilian World Cup winner, a FIFA Confederations Cup champion, a Norwegian supersub and a Swedish superstar all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Hareide: Denmark job an ideal challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=hareide-denmark-job-an-ideal-challenge-2763983.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Denmark coach Age Harried about taking on his latest challenge, preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the changes in football over his years in management and much more.

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=women-s-round-up-january-2016-2757414.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the women’s football news from January, a month in which the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala took centre stage.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Village beckons for Champions League winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=village-beckons-for-champions-league-winner-2756357.htmlColin Bell talks to FIFA.com about making the move from UEFA Women's Champions League winners Frankfurt to the tiny Norwegian outpost of Avaldsnes IF, the challenge of putting them on the football map and much more.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2742292.htmlSun, 06 Dec 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Store: I saw their eyes sparkle in Macedonia]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=store-i-saw-the-sparkle-in-their-eyes-in-macedonia-2702560.htmlWed, 30 Sep 2015 13:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Lloyd’s hot streak continues, Europe’s contenders jostle]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lloyd-s-hot-streak-continues-europe-s-contenders-jostle-2695949.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2673941.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 09:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Star names shine for frontrunners ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=star-names-shine-for-frontrunners-2672974.htmlTue, 25 Aug 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Seattle reach play-offs, Rosengard stumble]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=seattle-reach-play-offs-rosengard-stumble-2671489.htmlTue, 18 Aug 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[Silverware and stumbles as season finales loom ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=silverware-and-stumbles-as-season-finales-loom-2670221.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly review of women’s club football also looks at the latest from Scandinavia, as Linkopings defied the odds to claim a cup triumph, plus the opening to the new season in Denmark.]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware claimed as interest continues to soar]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=silverware-claimed-as-interest-continues-to-soar-2669098.htmlFIFA.com looks at the continued support for women’s football as the momentum established by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 keeps rolling along as an impressive new record crowd figure was set in England, while fans have continued to turn out en masse in the USA.]]>Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2668876.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European reaction to Preliminary Draw in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-reaction-to-preliminary-draw-in-tweets-2668020.htmlFIFA.com highlights their reaction to the Preliminary Draw.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone<![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[Returning stars and emergent crowds]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=returning-stars-and-emergent-crowds-2666544.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Goal of the Tournament: YOU decide!]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goal-of-the-tournament-you-decide-2661399.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Tattoos, parties and bungee jumps]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tattoos-parties-and-bungee-jumps-2660725.htmlFIFA.com discovered what a series of Canada 2015 players promised to do if they lifted the trophy, from getting their bodies inked to falling from the sky.]]>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Three rising stars, one prestigious prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=three-rising-stars-one-prestigious-prize-2660394.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=win-a-unique-fifa-women-s-world-cup-final-prize-2660197.htmlFIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015