<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 12 Sep 2017 18:14:00 GMTTue, 12 Sep 2017 18:18:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Nacho: Madrid want to make history again]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nacho-madrid-want-to-make-history-again-2907642.htmlIn the second part of his exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Nacho Fernadez talks about his strong ties to Los Merengues and outlines the team's ambitions for the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[All Whites safely navigate arduous Pacific journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=all-whites-safely-navigate-arduous-pacific-journey-2907193.htmlFIFA.com reviews two years of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Oceania which commenced in Tonga and concluded with New Zealand setting up an intercontinental play-off against a South American opponent. ]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand outlast Solo to book play-off ticket]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=new-zealand-outlast-solo-to-book-play-off-ticket-2906879.htmlNew Zealand are the last team standing in Oceania’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying campaign after a 2-2 draw secured a comfortable 8-3 aggregate victory over Solomon Islands in Honiara on Tuesday.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hat-trick heroes prove the difference-makers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=cristiano-ronaldo-romelu-lukaku-thomas-meunier-chris-wood-hat-trick-2906341.htmlFour hat-tricks were scored in less than 24 hours during a frenetic day of FIFA World Cup qualifying. FIFA.com takes a look at the difference-makers behind the trebles.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Wood stars as All Whites hit Solomons for six]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=wood-stars-as-all-whites-hit-solomons-for-six-2906320.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pacific pair ready for final push]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=pacific-pair-read-for-final-push-2906037.htmlFIFA.com lays out everything you need to know as Oceania’s final two contenders match-up on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Solo’s long wait over as history beckons]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=solo-s-long-wait-over-as-history-beckons-2905803.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 04:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Boxall: Confederations Cup experience was invaluable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=boxall-confederations-cup-experience-was-invaluable-2905574.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively to New Zealand defender Michael Boxall ahead of their two-leg Oceania zone World Cup qualifying play-off against Solomon Islands.]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Karaahmet: Drogba is my inspiration ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=karaahmet-drogba-is-my-inspiration-2905543.htmlTurkey may have lost to England in the U-17 UEFA European Championship semi-final in May 2017, but in qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup they already have the next objective in sight. FIFA.com hears from striker Malik Karaahmet.

 

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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[New Zealand dominate to maintain perfect record]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=new-zealand-dominate-to-maintain-perfect-record-2904847.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Oceania qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 as New Zealand maintained their long-standing regional dominance.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New Zealand ease their way to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=new-zealand-ease-their-way-to-uruguay-2018-2904611.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 06:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Uruguay 2018 begins in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=road-to-uruguay-2018-begins-in-oceania-2902728.htmlLess than ten months after Korea DPR defeated Japan to win their second FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, qualification is about to commence for the 2018 edition of the tournament, starting with the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Komla: We're well prepared and aiming for knockout stage]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=komla-we-re-well-prepared-and-aiming-for-knockout-stage-2902681.htmlMali U-17 head coach Jonas Komla speaks with FIFA.com about Les Aiglonnets' chances at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 as they aim to make the final for a second consecutive time.

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Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Rampant Kiwis lead France charge]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=rampant-kiwis-lead-france-charge-2901917.htmlFIFA.com reviews the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship, which brought glory for New Zealand but was overshadowed by the tragic news of Fiji keeper Francine Lockington's death.]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[New Zealand first to book ticket to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=new-zealand-first-to-book-ticket-to-france-2901728.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 07:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[PNG, New Zealand headline U-20 Women's World Cup aspirants]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=png-new-zealand-headline-u-20-world-cup-aspirants-2900771.htmlFIFA.com previews the Oceanian qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where last year's hosts Papua New Guinea are hoping to upset New Zealand and become the first nation to reach France 2018.]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hudson: We can reach the World Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hudson-we-can-reach-the-world-cup-2898275.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Portugal cruise into semi-finals]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA["I feel the significance," says dancing Luis Neto]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=neto-set-for-significant-saint-petersburg-bow-2897853.htmlAfter being a resident of Saint Petersburg for four and a half years, Portugal defender Luis Neto - who caught the eye with his flamboyant celebrations following UEFA EURO 2016 success - is relishing a potential FIFA Confederations Cup bow there.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hudson’s youth revolution comes of age]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hudson-s-youth-revolution-comes-of-age-2897825.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico: Five areas for improvement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-five-areas-for-improvement-2897439.htmlTop of their section and requiring just a point from their last group match to reach the semi-finals, Mexico nevertheless need to up their game in a few areas, as FIFA.com discussed with the Tri coach and players.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: New Zealand-Portugal]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/preview.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ronaldo and Peralta strike as brave Kiwis' hopes end]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ronaldo-and-peralta-strike-as-brave-kiwis-hopes-end-2897138.htmlCristiano Ronaldo and Oribe Peralte were the match-winners for their respective sides on Matchday 2 in Group A as Portugal beat Russia and Mexico saw off a spirited challenge from New Zealand.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico hit back to see off Kiwis]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334876/match-report.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 21:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Herrera and Lozano, “brothers” in search of Mexican glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=dos-hermanos-mexicanos-en-busca-de-la-gloria-2896668-2896677.htmlDespite a six-year age difference, Hector Herrera and Hirving Lozano have experienced highly similar career paths, and have developed somewhat of a brotherly relationship.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico intent on writing a new story]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-con-la-determinacion-de-cambiar-la-historia-2896284-2896365.htmlEl Tri finally reversed on Sunday.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Mexico v New Zealand]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334876/preview.htmlMexico and New Zealand meet in Sochi's Fisht Stadium on Wednesday, and both will be feeling the pressure. FIFA.com looks ahead to the match, with analysis from our team reporters, stats and more.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hot and Cold: New Zealand]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hot-and-cold-new-zealand-2895836.htmlFIFA.com talks to New Zealand players and coach Anthony Hudson after a disappointing defeat to the hosts and finds them determined to focus on the positives.]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia party on a day of celebration]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-party-on-a-day-of-celebration-2895763.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 1 of Russia 2017 as the hosts cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over New Zealand at St Petersburg's gleaming new stadium.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Dominant Russia win Confed curtain-raiser]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334883/match-report.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 17:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Meet the Confed Cup captains]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-closer-look-at-the-confed-cup-captains-2895407.htmlThe eight skippers at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 come under the microscope, with analysis from FIFA.com's team reporters. 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Five questions to answer in Russia's Confed bow]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=five-questions-to-answer-in-russia-s-confed-bow-2895406.htmlThere are plenty of unanswered questions surrounding Russia's national team ahead of the Confederations Cup. The Opening Match against New Zealand on 17 June should, though, shed some light on a few of them. FIFA.com explains.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[From the vault: Soviet Union v New Zealand, 1982 World Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=from-the-vault-soviet-union-v-new-zealand-1982-world-cup-2895333.htmlFri, 16 Jun 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand: Family, history, opportunity]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-family-history-opportunity-2895322.htmlA united Kiwi team are anxious to "prove people wrong" and go toe-to-toe with the hosts at Saturday's opener against Russia.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Russia v New Zealand ]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334883/preview.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the tournament opener between reinvigorated hosts Russia and underdogs New Zealand.]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand at home first in OFC play-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-at-home-first-in-ofc-play-off-2895121.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Kiwis eye ‘life-changing’ opportunity in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=kiwis-eye-life-changing-opportunity-in-russia-2894735.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 07:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Narrow wins ensure Solomons end drought]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=narrow-wins-ensure-solomons-end-drought-2894727.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Stage 3 qualifying in Oceania, where Solomon Islands kept alive their Russia 2018 ambitions at the expense of Paua New Guinea and Tahiti.]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[New Zealand name roster for Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-name-roster-for-russia-2893344.htmlThu, 08 Jun 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Additional tickets for most sought-after matches at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 now available]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=additional-tickets-for-most-sought-after-matches-at-fifa-confederation-2893188.htmlWith just ten days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA is releasing as of today, 11:00 Moscow time, additional tickets for some of the most sought-after matches.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[All to play for in Oceanian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-oceanian-finale-2893032.htmlTue, 06 Jun 2017 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Slender wins and six of the best confirm quarters]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=slender-wins-and-six-of-the-best-confirm-quarters-2892031.html​The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 quarter-finals have been decided, with Mexico, Italy and USA the completing trio - though they made it their in differing fashions.

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Rampant USA hit New Zealand for six]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367080/match-report.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 13:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017