<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTThu, 30 Jul 2015 00:06:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[River advance to Libertadores final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Jul 2015 02:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Quartet face final frontier]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[River on course for final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Brazil and Iran safely through, Tahiti end Russia's run]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-and-iran-safely-through-tahiti-end-russia-s-run-2664523.htmlThe reigning world champions were shocked and eight qualified nations learned the fate that awaits them in the quarter-finals. FIFA.com reviews another enthralling day on the sands of Espinho.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Paraguay and Moran go home on a high]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318422/match-report.htmlTue, 14 Jul 2015 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Quartet poised for final push]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After breaking off for the Copa America, the 2015 Copa Libertadores returns to action this week with the semi-final first legs.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015
<![CDATA[Caceres eyeing a historic conquest]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Tahiti all smiles in Portugal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tahiti-all-smiles-in-portugal-2663726.htmlMon, 13 Jul 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia and Tahiti march on]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-tahiti-march-on-2663640.htmlRussia and Tahiti both secured spots in the quarter-finals, while Brazil moved to the brink of a place in the next round after a close match with Iran. FIFA.com looks back on another memorable day at Portugal 2015.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti hold off Paraguay to advance]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318435/match-report.htmlTahiti advanced to the last-eight of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 with a 7-5 victory over Paraguay in Group D. 

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Russia eye next round, pressure on Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-eye-next-round-pressure-on-spain-2663245.htmlFIFA.com ​previews the second round of matches in Groups C and D of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 which promise, for the most part, to be both tight and highly charged.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil buck the trend on day of close contests]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-buck-the-trend-on-day-of-close-contests-2662942.htmlBrazil's 5-1 thrashing of Mexico was the most emphatic scoreline on the second day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, which had previously featured a number of close-run results.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Russia fight to victory over tenacious Paraguay]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318436/match-report.htmlReigning FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holders Russia were forced to battle hard to get the latest defence of their title off to a perfect start, beating Paraguay 7-5.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Lopez: Acuna a leader for Paraguay ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=lopez-acuna-a-leader-for-paraguay-2662101.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 10:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[One drought ends, another continues]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the 2015 Copa America, where hosts Chile triumphed to earn their first ever invitation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, while other predictions and surprises came to light just months before the long road to Russia 2018 begins.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Who will take the crown at Portugal 2015?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The eighth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup gets under way in Portugal on Thursday 9 July, with fans around the globe already starting to make their predictions as to who will lift the trophy. And we at FIFA.com would like to hear them.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Peru down Paraguay to bag bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Neighbours primed for ultimate test]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=star-studded-team-lists-revealed-2660346.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Paraguay's Diaz out to prove Argentina wrong]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ramon Diaz was overlooked for the Argentina post when it was vacated following Brazil 2014. Now he is out to prove his homeland made a mistake by guiding Paraguay past them and into the Copa America decider.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Four Argentinians plot final tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ramon Diaz, Ricardo Gareca, Gerardo Martino and Jorge Sampaoli are hoping to guide Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Chile into the Copa America decider. FIFA.com previews the two semi-finals.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Gonzalez ready for Argentina, Dunga blames virus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 28 Jun 2015 01:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Thiago Silva, Willian warn of Paraguay threat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thiago Silva, Willian and Robero Firmino have weighed in on Brazil's quarter-final against Paraguay.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Uruguay progress after Paraguay draw, Argentina edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Holders Uruguay made sure of their place in the 2015 Copa America quarter-finals on Saturday after battling to a 1-1 draw with Paraguay in a rematch of the 2011 final, while Gonzalo Higuain fired the only goal as Argentina marked Lionel Messi's 100th appearance with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Jamaica.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015
<![CDATA[Messi, Neymar and Rodriguez decorate wide-open duel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the Copa America 2015, which, due to the emergence of Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, is poised to be thrilling event.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa América 2015<![CDATA[Jara Saguier doing his family proud]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=jara-saguier-doing-his-family-proud-2595498.htmlParaguay head coach Carlos Jara Saguier has led his team to Chile 2015 after a 14-year absence from the FIFA U-17 World Cup. FIFA.com caught up with him to talk about his family's strong and unique links to football.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Enticing draw excites expectant finalists]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=enticing-draw-excites-expectant-finalists-2595257.htmlFollowing Tuesday’s draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, FIFA.com gauged the reactions of coaches and captains.

 

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portugal & Japan in opener, Brazil face Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Tuesday’s draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 revealed who will face who in the group phase of the competition, which takes place on 9-19 July.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[RELIVE the Beach Soccer World Cup draw]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=sorteio-do-mundial-de-beach-soccer-ao-vivo-2594703-2594763.htmlThe draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 took place in the host resort of Espinho on Tuesday and was streamed live at FIFA.com

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Argentina collect final ticket to Portugal 2015]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=argentina-collect-final-ticket-to-portugal-2015-2594564.htmlSun, 26 Apr 2015 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil & Paraguay heading to Portugal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=brazil-paraguay-heading-to-portugal-2594254.htmlBrazil and Paraguay booked their tickets to the 2015 Beach Soccer World Cup by reaching the final of the South American qualifying tournament in Manta, Ecuador.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Let the Copa commence! ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On 19 April 1960 the Copa Libertadores started its journey at a packed Estadio Centenario in Montevideo. FIFA.com looks back at the historic day.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:16:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Acuna: I still get butterflies ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=acuna-i-still-get-butterflies-2591749.htmlAn Albirroja star in years gone by, Roberto Acuna is now the captain of Paraguay’s beach soccer team and he is looking to lead his team to Portugal 2015 when the 2015 CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship kicks off in Ecuador on Sunday.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[It's a funny old game]]>/news/y=2012/m=7/news=funny-old-game-1663747.htmlFIFA.com looks back on some of the game's more light-hearted moments.]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina edge Ecuador, El Tri pip Paraguay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Javier Pastore scored in the 58th minute to give Argentina a 2-1 victory over Ecuador on Tuesday in an international friendly, while Mexico striker Eduardo Herrera scored in the third minute to give El Tri a 1-0 victory over Paraguay

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil back on top, Paraguay make hosting count]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=brazil-back-on-top-paraguay-make-hosting-count-2580825.htmlTue, 31 Mar 2015 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Paraguay complete South American quartet]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=paraguay-complete-south-american-quartet-2580297.htmlMon, 30 Mar 2015 02:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[South American trio book Chile 2015 passage]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=south-american-trio-book-chile-2015-passage-2579297.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 03:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee bans Paraguayan players’ agent]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=3/news=fifa-disciplinary-committee-bans-paraguayan-players-agent-2578639.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Barrios: I'm a goalscorer for life ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his return to the Paraguay fold and finding form with Montpellier after his career had appeared to stall in China and Russia.]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Pacheco powering Peruvian ambition ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=pacheco-powering-peruvian-ambition-2544074.htmlFIFA.com spoke to their chief goal-threat Fernando Pacheco.]]>Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Four-scorers, a fledgling and a fortress ]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=week-in-numbers-2525379.htmlFIFA.com's latest look at the past week's standout stats.]]>Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina clinch South American crown, Rio spot ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=argentina-clinch-south-american-crown-rio-spot-2521929.htmlLa Albiceleste a place at the 2016 Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Sun, 08 Feb 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015