<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 02 Dec 2017 09:05:00 GMTSat, 02 Dec 2017 17:26:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup rivalries reprised]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=world-cup-rivalries-reprised-2922357.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the 'throwback' matches we can expect to see at the world finals in Russia.]]>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:05:00 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[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[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Cheers for Poland, tears for Scotland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=cheers-for-poland-tears-for-scotland-2912055.htmlFIFA.com reviews Sunday's European qualifying action where Robert Lewandowski set a new mark in helping Poland end their 12-year FIFA World Cup drought, while Slovakia's joy meant heartbreak for Scotland.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Poland make World Cup return]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=poland-make-world-cup-return-2911845.htmlSun, 08 Oct 2017 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Sunday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-sunday-2911578.htmlSun, 08 Oct 2017 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2910643.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical review of the recent action.]]>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany and England book berths, Poland on the brink]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=germany-and-england-book-berths-poland-on-the-brink-2910632.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 01:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Lewandowski & Lukaku: Europe's scoring sensations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ronaldo-lewandowski-lukaku-europe-s-scoring-sensations-2909886.htmlWith Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku all on double figures in Russia 2018 qualifying and averaging more than a goal a game, FIFA.com looks closer at the prolific trio and the race to finish as Europe's leading scorer.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Europe's big names close in on automatic qualification]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=europe-s-big-names-close-in-on-automatic-qualification-2906875.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Europe where several of the continent's traditional heavyweights moved within touching distance of winning a ticket to Russia.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Late strikes abound as second-placed sides jostle ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=late-strikes-abound-as-second-placed-sides-jockey-for-position-2906481.htmlFIFA.com reviews another exciting matchday in Europe as a number of nations took a step towards Russia 2018 qualification including Germany, England and Northern Ireland.]]>Sat, 02 Sep 2017 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2905113.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with big cats ripping up records in Moselle and Sao Paulo and a mega-money signing sizzling.]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kvist: Another World Cup one of my last big goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=kvist-another-world-cup-one-of-my-last-big-goals-2904906.htmlFIFA.com about what his years in football have taught him, the Danes' recent revival and their upcoming World Cup showdown with Poland and Lewandowski.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=brazil-back-on-top-while-gold-cup-performers-climb-2903380.htmlBrazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Chinese coffee and a deadly insect]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chinese-coffee-and-a-deadly-insect-2900565.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a set-piece specialist, a supersub, an unbelievable upset and a game that lasted longer than two days.]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Scots denied thrilling win, Germans in seventh heaven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=scots-denied-thrilling-win-germans-in-seventh-heaven-2894198.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 22:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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[A cannon, a boot and faith in youth]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-cannon-a-boot-and-faith-in-youth-2888369.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=terrific-travellers-and-a-fantastic-farewell-2884352.htmlEl Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Referees ready for Bahamas 2017 final]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=referees-ready-for-bahamas-2017-final-2882925.htmlBakhtiyor Namazov from Uzbekistan and Lukasz Ostrowski from Poland have been selected to referee the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 final between Tahiti and Brazil. They share their thoughts with FIFA.com ahead of the match.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Big guns get job done, Paraguay make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=big-guns-get-job-done-paraguay-make-history-2882252.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti outlast Poland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392010/match-report.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay floor champions, Brazil win again]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=paraguay-floor-champions-brazil-win-again-2881681.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 07:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Polish clown laughs last]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=12/news=-966075.htmlEngland required victory over Poland at Wembley to qualify, but an incredible performance by goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski inspired the visitors to the point they needed to reach West Germany 1974 at their hosts’ expense. FIFA.com looks back.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Impressive Brazil see off Poland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392020/match-report.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 00:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil flex their muscles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=portugal-and-brazil-flex-their-muscles-2881293.htmlThe big names stepped on to the Bahamian sand for the first time and did not disappoint, with Portugal and Brazil excelling at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, while Japan and UAE kept up Asia's fine start.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Sensational Goto inspires Japan]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392017/match-report.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw: Participants' reaction]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-2017-official-draw-participants-reaction-2869004-2869023.htmlFIFA.com with their reactions.]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[New Poland rediscovering old strength]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=new-poland-rediscovering-old-strength-2868111.htmlThu, 23 Feb 2017 13:24:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Lineker’s life-changing treble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lineker-s-life-changing-treble-2867980.html Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to a fateful Gary Lineker hat-trick against Poland in Mexico 1986.]]>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Saganowski: I’m counting the days till we fly out]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=saganowski-i-m-counting-the-days-till-we-fly-out-2867382.htmlPoland's Boguslaw Saganowski chats with FIFA.com about his side's ambition heading into the nation's second FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and his hopes for growing the sport back home.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Ancelotti: Adapting position can help Ronaldo remain at top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ancelotti-adapting-position-can-help-ronaldo-remain-at-top-2860666.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Goals, a golden oldie and a cosmopolitan club]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goals-a-golden-oldie-and-a-cosmopolitan-club-2857319.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an ageless legend in Sao Paulo and goals galore in Central Canada.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[American wins and wonder goals]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=american-wins-and-wonder-goals-2854787.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with droughts ending in Madrid, Seattle and Tashkent.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News