<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTFri, 12 May 2017 07:02:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil stay perfect as Messi & Sanchez excel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-stay-perfect-amid-wins-for-chile-argentina-and-ecuador-2851486.htmlLionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez were two of the stars of the latest round of Russia 2018 qualifiers in South America as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador all racked up vital victories. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Gabriel Jesus: I’m so proud to wear the sacred No9]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=gabriel-jesus-i-m-so-proud-to-wear-the-sacred-no9-2851369.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 06:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cueva lauds Gareca, Guerrero]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=cueva-lauds-gareca-guerrero-2851009.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 20:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cubillas: Neymar is Barcelona’s most important player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=cubillas-neymar-is-barcelona-s-most-important-player-2850689.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Battle for places set to intensify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=battle-for-places-set-to-intensify-2850590.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dani Alves: I’m like Picasso]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=daniel-alves-i-m-like-picasso-2849603.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2016 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil and Uruguay break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-and-uruguay-break-clear-2849194.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Olê, olê, olê, olê; Tite, Tite]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ole-ole-ole-ole-tite-tite-2848977.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Santa Cruz: It's hard to take retiring from Paraguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=santa-cruz-it-s-hard-to-take-retiring-from-paraguay-2848741.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Points at a premium as race tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=points-at-a-premium-as-race-tightens-2848734.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has reached a stage where every point and every goal are worth their weight in gold. FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 11 of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: It’s so emotional to represent Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=roberto-carlos-it-s-so-emotional-to-represent-brazil-2848138.htmlRoberto Carlos has spoken about the significance of representing Brazil and hailed his successor Marcelo as the best left-back in the world.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Bolivia sanctioned for fielding ineligible player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bolivia-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2847422.htmlThe Bolivian Football Association (FBF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary competition matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ played between Bolivia and Peru on 1 September 2016 and between Chile and Bolivia on 6 September 2016. 

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Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Starlets, an Octopus and a King]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=starlets-an-octopus-and-a-king-2843564.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a supersonic goal and droughts ending for a player in Amsterdam and a country in Cordoba.]]>Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil hit the front, Argentina slip up again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazil-hit-the-front-argentina-slip-up-again-2842845.htmlAlbiceleste now three games without a win.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[South American hopefuls minding the gap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-hopefuls-minding-the-gap-2842465.htmlFIFA.com looks at how each of the South American contenders is shaping up ahead of a vital round of fixtures.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America<![CDATA[South America takes brief stock of breathless campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-america-takes-brief-stock-of-breathless-campaign-2841659.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has reached the halfway stage, with events merely underlining so far what the experts say about the CONMEBOL zone: that it is the toughest in the world.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Top five break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=top-five-break-clear-2841207.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[South American rivals seek to break deadlock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-rivals-seeking-to-break-the-deadlock-2839629.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest matchday in South American qualifying as the contenders for Russia 2018 seeking to break free of a congested ladder.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Uruguay back on top, Brazil on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uruguay-back-on-top-brazil-on-the-rise-2831245.htmlFIFA.com reviews South America's latest Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Points to be made in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=points-to-be-made-in-south-america-2830762.htmlTuesday’s five CONMEBOL qualifiers could see plenty of changes at the top. FIFA.com looks ahead to another exciting round of matches in South America.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America
<![CDATA[Argentina top ahead of tight-knit chasing pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-top-ahead-of-tight-knit-chasing-pack-2830346.htmlWe review the day's action of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, which saw Lionel Messi return to the international stage with a goal and a victory to help Argentina climb top of the group, with rivals Brazil one of the tight-knit chasing pack.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Qualifying returns with coaching changes aplenty ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=qualifying-returns-with-coaching-changes-aplenty-2824091.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Peru’s Cueva keen to keep on learning]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=peru-s-cueva-keen-to-keep-on-learning-2823720.htmlThe first trophy that Christian Cueva won in his career as a professional footballer was, believe it or not, a bull.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=week-quotes-roy-keane-cristiano-ronaldo-elmo-fuchs-david-villa-2802381.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Roy Keane threatening to kick players, Sesame Street’s Elmo confused about how the offside rule works, Christian Fuchs prepares to take on Cristiano Ronaldo, Lars Lagerback dampens expectations for Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016 and more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Solano: Peru can do a Leicester City]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=solano-peru-can-do-a-leicester-city-2802066.htmlNolberto Solano talks to FIFA.com about Peru's win over Brazil at the Copa America Centenario, his role as assistant coach, and his hopes of pulling off another shocker against Colombia in the quarter-finals.

 

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Copa quarter-finals promise plenty]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/201/1/index.htmlThe quarter-final line-up at the Copa America Centenario features six CONMEBOL nations, including the two sides that contested last year’s final, and two CONCACAF powerhouses.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Shocks, shots and a super sub]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=shocks-shots-and-a-super-sub-2801797.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the statistical highlights of the week from the ongoing UEFA EURO and Copa America.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil crash out as Peru, Ecuador advance]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/137/0/index.htmlMon, 13 Jun 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Coutinho shines as Brazil hit top gear]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/065/8/index.htmlHeld to a goalless draw in their opening match, Brazil hit their stride on Wednesday, coasting to a 7-1 defeat of Haiti. Ecuador and Peru then closed the day out with an entertaining 2-2 draw.

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Peru's Guerrero humbly rewriting history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=peru-s-guerrero-humbly-rewriting-history-2800206.htmlBecoming a country's all-time leading scorer is not something you do every day. Paolo Guerrero knows this all too well: it took him 12 years and 70 caps for Peru to amass the 27 goals required to surpass the legendary Teofilo Cubillas. FIFA.com marks his achievement.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Goals at a premium as Guerrero makes history]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/006/6/index.htmlPeru were Saturday’s only winners and scorers in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, getting the better of Haiti thanks to Paolo Guerrero, who became his country’s all-time leading marksman.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario