<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 01 Feb 2018 20:15:00 GMTFri, 16 Feb 2018 15:15:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil dominate again, Paraguay back on big stage]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=2/news=brazil-dominate-again-paraguay-back-on-big-stage-2927621.htmlBrazil booked their place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in style, winning all their matches at the South American Championships in the age group, held in Ecuador. Joining the Brazilians in France are tournament runners-up Paraguay.

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[South Americans vie for two tickets to France]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=south-americans-vie-for-two-tickets-to-france-2926227.htmlEcuador is all set to host the eighth edition of the South American U-20 Women’s Championship, where ten nations will be competing for two berths at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee reduces the sanction imposed on Paolo Guerrero to a six-month suspension]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-appeal-committee-reduces-the-sanction-imposed-on-paolo-guerrero-t-2925556.html
 
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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:15:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Gareca: I want Peru to boss matches at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=gareca-i-want-peru-to-boss-matches-at-the-world-cup-2923857.htmlRicardo Gareca tells FIFA.com about his journey from villain to hero in Peru, reaction to the team's return to the FIFA World Cup after a 36-year exile, and how they will approach their opponents at Russia 2018.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions Paolo Guerrero with a one-year suspension]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-disciplinary-committee-sanctions-paolo-guerrero-with-a-one-year-s-2923440.htmlOn 7 December 2017, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided, after analysing all the specific circumstances of the case, to suspend the Peruvian international player Paolo Guerrero for one year.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Excitement high for debutants and returning heroes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=excitement-high-for-debutants-and-returning-heroes-2921618.htmlFIFA.com took a closer look at the five teams either making their first World Cup appearance, or their first in a generation.]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Peru’s Cubillas dazzles in Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=peru-s-cubillas-dazzles-in-mexico-2920873.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to 1970 and Peru's Teofilo Cubillas starring against Morocco.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Peru’s Little Seal caps his comeback in style ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=peru-s-little-seal-caps-his-comeback-in-style-2920560.htmlJefferson Farfan, who spent 17 months out of the Peru squad before returning to become the team's play-off hero, reflects on the achievement and explains why "the future’s even brighter".

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Peru outlast New Zealand to end World Cup drought]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=peru-outlast-new-zealand-to-end-world-cup-drought-2920245.htmlPeru are heading to their first FIFA World Cup in 36 years after a goal in each half was enough to see off a resilient New Zealand in a raucous Estadio Nacional in Lima on Wednesday.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[History in the offing as final ticket goes up for grabs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=history-in-the-offing-as-final-ticket-goes-up-for-grabs-2920043.htmlFIFA.com previews the intercontinental play-off between Peru and New Zealand as the final spot in the 32-nation Russia 2018 field goes on the line.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Tense stalemate leaves World Cup berth in the balance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tense-draw-leaves-world-cup-berth-in-the-balance-2919536.htmlNew Zealand and Peru played out a finely-balanced scoreless draw on Saturday, leaving all to play in Lima on Wednesday when 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying draws to a close.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Four reasons behind Peru’s revival]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=four-reasons-behind-peru-s-revival-2919361.htmlWith Peru two games away from making their first FIFA World Cup™ appearance since Spain 1982, FIFA.com picks out four key aspects that allowed them to revive what looked set to be another failed qualification campaign.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pair line up for rare World Cup opportunity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=pair-line-up-for-rare-world-cup-opportunity-2919217.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the intercontinental play-off between New Zealand and Peru, where the latter are seeking to end a 36-year World Cup drought.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama and drought-breaking mark intercontinental route]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=drama-and-drought-breaking-mark-intercontinental-route-2918836.htmlAhead of this week's intercontinental play-offs for Russia 2018, FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the many memorable matches-up at the final hurdle in the race for world football's greatest stage.

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Peru, Spain into top ten as Germany stay at the summit ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=10/news=peru-spain-into-top-ten-as-germany-stay-at-the-summit-2914186.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Night to remember for Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=una-noche-magica-para-uruguay-argentina-y-colombia-2913140-2913296.htmlUruguay, Argentina and Colombia secured the results they needed to qualify for Russia 2018 on a dramatic final evening of qualifying in South America on which Chile and Paraguay missed out.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Trio qualify amid tense South American finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=trio-qualify-amid-south-american-drama-2913011.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 04:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South America set for Shakespearean final act]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=south-america-set-for-shakespearean-final-act-2911849.html

FIFA.com ​takes a closer look at the remarkable final day of South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with six teams fighting for three direct qualification slots, and one play-off place.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify in South America?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-in-south-america-2911685.htmlWith only top spot already secured in South America the final day's action promises to be a frantic affair as six teams chase three direct tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with another play-off spot on offer, too.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pressure on for South America’s aristocrats]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=pressure-on-for-south-america-s-aristocrats-2910261.htmlThere are just two matchdays remaining in the South American qualifying competition for Russia 2018 and the three remaining qualification places and the play-off berth and have yet to be filled. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Argentina-Peru, a long-running tale of heroes & bogeymen]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=argentina-peru-a-long-running-tale-of-heroes-bogeymen-2910160.htmlArgentina and Peru have enjoyed some tasty and crucial qualifiers in the past, with their clash on Thursday bringing back memories of triumphant periods for both sides. Will this latest clash be just as decisive?

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America
<![CDATA[Yotun: Peru have got what it takes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Can Peru qualify for the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since Spain 1982? FIFA.com hears from Yoshimar Yotun about what it would mean for Los Incas to reach Russia 2018 and his country's crucial next qualifier: away to Argentina. 

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay and Peru take big strides ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=uruguay-and-peru-take-big-strides-2907187.htmlUruguay and Peru were the big winners on Matchday 16 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, thanks to respective historic victories in Paraguay and Ecuador. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Crucial tests for South American seven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=crucial-tests-for-south-american-seven-2906765.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 16 of the CONMEBOL Russia 2018 qualifiers, a day on which none of the seven sides in contention to book a ticket to the World Cup will be able to clinch their place at next year’s world finals.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Paraguay and Peru close in on top five]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Too close to call in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=too-close-to-call-in-south-america-2905838.htmlFIFA.com looks at the key battles as South America’s rivals renew acquaintances on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Peru planning unprecedented growth]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=peru-planning-unprecedented-growth-2901681.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Germany on top after two-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-on-top-after-two-year-wait-2900464.htmlGermany have capped a sensational week on the international stage by returning to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-climb-ahead-of-confed-cup-poles-into-top-ten-2890741.htmlAhead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=kids-megs-and-mengao-monopoly-2883630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Peruvian greats inspiring free-scoring Flores]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=peruvian-greats-inspiring-free-scoring-flores-2880001.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil return to top after seven-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=brazil-return-to-top-after-seven-year-wait-2878543.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil qualify as race for places tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-qualify-as-race-for-places-tightens-2878086.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Precious points to play for in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=precious-points-to-play-for-in-south-america-2877364.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.



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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-run-riot-argentina-edge-chile-2877052.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=russia-2018-hopefuls-face-turning-point-2876554.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Vecino: I knew Uruguay would come calling ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=vecino-i-knew-uruguay-would-come-calling-2876042.htmlFIFA.com hears exclusively from Fiorentina’s Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino about making his senior international debut last year, taking inspiration from Sergio Busquets and Toni Kroos, and facing Brazil in his country's next FIFA World Cup qualifier.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Peru pushing on and dreaming big]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=peru-pushing-on-and-dreaming-big-2869137.htmlHaving been showing impressive signs during the two years under Ricardo Gareca, positivity abounds for Peru at present, with the South American nation climbing to their highest-ever FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking spot. 

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:20:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Yepes: It's wide open in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=yepes-it-s-wide-open-in-south-america-2868679.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Colombia legend Mario Yepes to discuss Los Cafeteros' hopes of making it to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and how he has taken to life as a coach.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South America's ten contenders aim for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-america-s-ten-contenders-aim-for-india-2867979.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[FIFA rejects appeals of Bolivia in relation to the fielding of an ineligible player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-rejects-appeals-of-bolivia-in-relation-to-the-fielding-of-an-inel-2866096.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Canberra, Universitario claim glory, Atletico and Braga buoyant]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=canberra-universitario-claim-glory-atletico-and-braga-buoyant-2865597.htmlAcross the world of women's club football, there were title celebrations in Australia and Peru, while the race at the top stepped up a gear in Spain and Portugal. 

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[South American sextet a step closer to Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=south-american-sextet-a-step-closer-to-korea-republic-2865408.htmlSat, 28 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic slots at stake in South America]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=korea-republic-slots-at-stake-in-south-america-2863710.htmlThe U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil resurgent in an unpredictable race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brazil-resurgent-in-an-unpredictable-race-2860734.htmlFIFA.com reviews the year in South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and looks ahead to some key fixtures to watch out for in 2017.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Corzo: Sanchez is harder to mark than Neymar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=corzo-sanchez-is-harder-to-mark-than-neymar-2852878.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™