<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTSun, 01 May 2016 10:28:21 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=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Lezcano: It was my dream to play for Paraguay ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lezcano-it-was-my-dream-to-play-for-paraguay-2783189.htmlParaguay's Dario Lezcano, the current joint-top scorer in the CONMEBOL zone's FIFA World Cup qualifying, reflects on his meteoric rise at international level, his country's current campaign, leaving South America for Europe as a teenager and more.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Distinct Argentinian flavour as Libertadores last 16 gets going]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/297/7/index.htmlThe stage is set for the business end of the Copa Libertadores, where reigning champions River Plate head a field that contains no fewer than five Argentinian teams.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2780468.htmlFive FIFA World Cup participants, a two-time Women's World Cup star and a beach soccer icon all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Uruguay move top, Argentina keep climbing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=uruguay-move-top-argentina-keep-climbing-2773379.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Reforms and football development focus of FIFA President’s visit to Paraguay]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=reforms-and-football-development-focus-of-fifa-president-s-visit-to-pa-2772895.htmlMon, 28 Mar 2016 17:48:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Differing goals for South American hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=differing-goals-for-south-american-hopefuls-2772882.htmlMon, 28 Mar 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia tighten the screw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=argentina-and-colombia-tighten-the-screw-2772497.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Paraguay's Gonzalez, a force of personality]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=paraguay-s-gonzalez-a-force-of-personality-2771949.htmlFIFA.com gets a unique insight into the mindset of Derlis Gonzalez, the young Paraguay star who has shown maturity beyond his years when he's worn the famous Albirroja jersey.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants collide as South American action resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=big-games-in-store-as-the-action-resumes-2771913.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Venezuela imperious, Brazil and Paraguay qualify]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=venezuela-imperious-brazil-and-paraguay-qualify-2771749.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action and success stories from an entertaining and well-attended South American U-17 Women's Championship dominated by hosts Venezuela.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Caicedo: Beating Argentina was historic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=caicedo-beating-argentina-was-historic-2770216.htmlEcuador and Espanyol forward Felipe Caicedo speaks to FIFA.com about FIFA World Cup qualifying so far, his past experience in the tournament and his hopes to return to Russia in 2018, after his time at Lokomotiv Moscow.

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Rough draw for Copa hosts USA]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/276/637/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 02:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Big three through from South America]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=sudamerica-confirma-a-sus-potencias-2765296-2765386.htmlBrazil took the honours at the South American qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, with Argentina and Paraguay securing the other two places on offer in Asuncion.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2765153.htmlThis week our regular birthday round-up features a FIFA World Cup winner from Brazil 2014, a 2015 Women's World Cup star, a CAF Africa Cup of Nations champion and more.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Paraguay progress to Colombia]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=paraguay-progress-to-colombia-2765181.htmlLa Albirroja will join fellow South American nations Brazil, Argentina and hosts Colombia at the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Chilavert: I’ve never held back]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=chilavert-i-ve-never-held-back-2763962.htmlThu, 04 Feb 2016 12:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2755350.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone<![CDATA[Ecuador, Uruguay set the early pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ecuador-uruguay-set-the-early-pace-2748158.htmlFIFA.com reviews the early stages of South American qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup, highlighting a stat, a quote and some standout performers.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-eye-summit-big-two-need-points-2733254.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Superclásico topping the bill in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superclasico-topping-the-bill-in-south-america-2732051.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Showcasing Chile in tweets]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=showcasing-chile-in-tweets-2730597.htmlWith a number of players active on social media during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, we take a look at some of the tweets that showcased the host country and its hospitality, as well as getting some reflections on the tournament.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Last 16 determined on day of drama]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=last-16-determined-on-day-of-drama-2722134.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[New Zealand leave it late against ten-man Paraguay]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298363/match-report.htmlJust as New Zealand were preparing to pack their bags to depart the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Lucas Imrie scored in the 91st minute to hand the Young All Whites a pivotal 2-1 win over Paraguay to see the Oceania side into the Round of 16 at Chile 2015.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Final push for the knockouts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=final-push-for-the-knockouts-2721315.htmlFrance alone will go into the final day of group matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 sure of their place in the knockout stage, for the seven other teams, everything remains possible.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Chile 2015 to leave coaching legacy]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-2015-to-leave-coaching-legacy-2720769.htmlFIFA.com sits in on a regional seminar for youth coaches, part of the legacy that FIFA is hoping to leave long after the conclusion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France the only victors on day of penalties]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=france-the-only-victors-on-day-of-penalties-2720806.htmlMatchday 6 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 served up plenty of talking points, although this time goals were not the main topic of conversation with the battle between goalkeepers and penalty takers providing a gripping spectacle.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France edge Paraguay in seven-goal thriller]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298377/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Oct 2015 02:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[France, Paraguay shine while Asian champs disappoint]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=recitals-de-fin-de-tournee-2719283-2719363.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 03:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Paraguay too strong for Syria]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298375/match-report.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Trio break clear, Brazil up and running ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=trio-break-clear-brazil-up-and-running-2711796.htmlFIFA.com reviews another intriguing matchday.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pressure on Argentina, Brazil as quintet strive for six]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=pressure-on-argentina-brazil-as-quintet-strive-for-six-2711350.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2710807.htmlRenate Lingor, Cristian Stuani, Alex Scott and Mesut Ozil are among the famous footballers celebrating a birthday this week in FIFA.com's weekly feature.

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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina, Brazil slump as Uruguay soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=argentina-brazil-slump-as-uruguay-soar-2710425.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Big names missing as Brazil return]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=big-names-missing-as-brazil-return-2709787.htmlA clutch of South American hopefuls will need to do without the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and James Rodriguez as they start out on a qualifying road they hope will lead to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Diaz inspires Paraguay climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=diaz-inspires-paraguay-climb-2696046.htmlLa Albirroja's sharp rise.]]>Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:08:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Paraguay’s enduring passion for futsal]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=paraguay-s-enduring-passion-for-futsal-2670887.htmlFIFA TV and FIFA.com bring you this illuminating video. ]]>Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Quartet face final frontier]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/266/651/6/index.htmlTue, 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[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