<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 24 Jul 2017 09:56:00 GMTMon, 24 Jul 2017 13:11:28 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Rampant Kiwis lead France charge]]>/development/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=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[PNG, New Zealand headline U-20 Women's World Cup aspirants]]>/development/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=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Solomons edge thriller, close in on play-off place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=solomons-sight-play-off-after-edging-five-goal-thriller-2893891.htmlFri, 09 Jun 2017 07:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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[Prolific Gunemba rides atop PNG’s wave of success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=prolific-gunemba-rides-atop-png-s-wave-of-success-2891618.htmlFIFA.com hears from Papua New Guinea star striker Raymond Gunemba about the massive growth spurt for football in his homeland, and the Kapuls hopes ahead of their crucial upcoming Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Seventh heaven for Auckland City]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/314/0/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews this year's OFC Champions League where Auckland City reached another FIFA Club World Cup after a campaign that was dominant even by their standards.]]>Mon, 08 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[PNG ticking off more milestones]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=png-ticking-off-more-milestones-2880130.htmlFIFA.com examines the rise and rise of Papua New Guinea football, which has culminated in a record high on the FIFA/Coca-Coca World Ranking.]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:29:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-celebrates-international-day-of-sport-for-development-and-peace-2878446.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![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[Kiwis advance, parity for PNG & Tahiti]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kiwis-advance-parity-for-png-tahiti-2878103.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest action in Oceania 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as New Zealand moved a step closer, while Papua New Guinea and Tahiti set up a grand finale.]]>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[PNG stun Tahiti to stay in the hunt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=png-stun-tahiti-to-stay-in-the-hunt-2878077.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 08:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tahiti comeback breaks PNG hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tahiti-comeback-breaks-png-hearts-2876767.htmlThu, 23 Mar 2017 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Komolong leading PNG’s new breed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=komolong-leading-png-s-new-breed-2876544.htmlFIFA.com hears from Papua New Guinea's young star Alwin Komomlong about his quirky background, footballing brothers and the hopes of Oceania's largest nation building further upon their recent success.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Little margin for error in Oceania ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tue-21-mar-ofc-wc-preview-2876534.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over upcoming Oceania qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in what could prove to be a pivotal week in the Pacific.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pacific pair bound for India after historic fortnight]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=pacific-pair-bound-for-india-after-historic-fortnight-2868653.htmlFIFA.com reviews a historic edition of the OFC U-17 Championship in which New Zealand and New Caledonia booked passage to India 2017.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders eye Auckland's crown]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/286/843/3/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC Champions League where Team Wellington lead a host of contenders seeking to end Auckland's City's dominance.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Passage to India on offer in Oceania]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=passage-to-india-on-offer-in-oceania-2866725.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC U-17 Championship where for the first time two tickets to the global arena are on offer to the eight aspirants.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA’s development activities hit new heights in 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-s-development-activities-hit-new-heights-in-2016-2860674.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Tense finale awaits amid tight competition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tense-finale-awaits-amid-tight-competition-2861821.htmlFIFA.com reviews FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Oceania during 2016 and looks ahead to what promises to be a tight race on the road to Russia 2018 amid an ever-increasing level of competition.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Korea DPR complete a dream double]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=korea-dpr-complete-a-dream-double-2857966.htmlSun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Medical aid and equipment offers further legacy for PNG]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=medical-aid-and-equipment-offers-further-legacy-for-png-2857370.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[PNG icon Siniu takes pride in local achievement]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=png-icon-siniu-takes-pride-in-local-achievement-2857240.htmlFIFA.com hears from Papua New Guinea senior women's team captain Deslyn Siniu about the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and what the tournament has meant for women’s football in the Melanesian nation.]]>Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Praise for PNG ahead of tournament finale]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=praise-for-png-ahead-of-tournament-finale-2857157.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the key discussion points from the press conference held in Port Moresby reviewing the 2016 FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Volunteer programme changing lives in PNG]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=volunteer-programme-changing-lives-in-png-2855929.htmlFIFA.com looks at how the unique volunteers programme at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is genuinely making a difference to people from underprivileged backgrounds in Papua New Guinea.]]>Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[An evening to honour the “17th team”]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ein-abend-im-zeichen-des-17-teams-2855704-2855771.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Volunteer programme leaves a lasting legacy for young people in PNG]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=volunteer-programme-leaves-a-lasting-legacy-for-young-people-in-png-2855615.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 03:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Papua New Guinea 2016 in tweets]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=papua-new-guinea-2016-in-tweets-2855610.htmlFIFA.com looks at how the opening few weeks at Papua New Guinea 2016 have been covered in tweets.]]>Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Live Your Goals inspires Port Moresby youngsters]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=live-your-goals-inspire-port-moresby-youngsters-2855605.htmlSun, 27 Nov 2016 05:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2854833.htmlWe hear from Steven Gerrard, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klinsmann, as well as the players that are shining at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 in the latest edition of The Week in Quotes. 

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Scott: Football has the ability to inspire]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=scott-football-has-the-ability-to-inspire-2854117.htmlFIFA.com hears from Alex Scott about her impressions on and off the field in Papua New Guinea, and how football has made a difference to the nation during the tournament.]]>Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Empowering PNG’s female sports journalists ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=empowering-png-s-female-sports-journalists-2854100.htmlWed, 23 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Scott inspires PNG youngsters]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=scott-inspires-png-youngsters-2853935.htmlTue, 22 Nov 2016 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[The goal that rocked a nation]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-goal-that-rocked-a-nation-2853305.html​FIFA.com ​after she scored a historic goal for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup hosts Papua New Guinea against Korea DPR in her side's final game of the tournament.]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Hosts make history, Asian sides make hay ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hosts-make-history-asian-sides-make-hay-2853301.htmlFIFA.com reviews the penultimate group-stage matchday at Papua New Guinea 2016 headlined by thumping wins for Japan and Korea DPR, nervy progression for Brazil and an explosion of joy for the host nation.]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[High-profile support for "Walk for Life" initiative]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=high-profile-support-for-walk-for-life-initiative-2853207.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Korea DPR win big as PNG finish with a flourish]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353167/match-report.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Blackstenius brings scoring touch to the world stage]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=blackstenius-brings-scoring-touch-to-the-world-stage-2851688.htmlFIFA.com heard from Sweden's goalscorer extraordinaire Stina Blackstenius after her near-record four-goal haul against Papua New Guinea.]]>Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Spain avenge, Korea DPR advance]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=spain-avenge-korea-dpr-advance-2851683.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 3 at Papua New Guinea 2016, highlighted by a dose of revenge for Spain over Japan, and an exit for the hosts.]]>Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Blackstenius lifts Sweden past PNG]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353175/match-report.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Port Moresby kids energised by Live Your Goals]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=port-moresby-kids-energised-by-live-your-goals-2850789.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[PNG’s pride in milestone moment]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=png-s-pride-in-milestone-moment-2850150.htmlThe opening to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was a historic day for Papua New Guinea football even if the scoreboard wasn't so kind.

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Big wins and goals aplenty on opening day]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=big-wins-and-goals-aplenty-on-opening-day-2850147.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Colour and tradition mark PNG Opening Ceremony]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=png-2016-opening-ceremony-2849703.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Brazil rout brave PNG]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353164/match-report.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Port Moresby Fan Zone opens its doors]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=port-moresby-fan-zone-opens-its-doors-2849573.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2016 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Official song for Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=official-song-for-papua-new-guinea-2016-2849509.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2016 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Host nation pair embody PNG spirit]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=host-nation-pair-embody-png-spirit-2849537.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016