<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTFri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[PSG stun Barcelona, Benfica edge Dortmund]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/730/5/index.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 22:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[A very Russian welcome]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-very-russian-welcome-2866076.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[What does Russia mean to you?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=what-does-russia-mean-to-you-2865909.htmlWhat does Russia mean to you? That was the question posed to the seven coaches who know they will be heading to the FIFA Confederations Cup in the country later this year. You can watch the video to see their reactions.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![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[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A rare Real defeat and an ageless Pharaoh]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-rare-real-defeat-and-an-ageless-pharoah-2863771.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which does not make positive reading for a studious Spaniard and his heavily-inked countryman.]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Russian and Chilean fans lead requests for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-and-chilean-fans-lead-requests-for-fifa-confederations-cup-tic-2863836.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Lyon rebound, records tumble Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lyon-rebound-records-tumble-down-under-2863589.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 06:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863314.htmlWe round up the best quotes from around world football in the past week, including FIFA.com exclusives with Carli Lloyd, Silvia Neid, Claudio Ranieri and Cristiano Ronaldo after their wins at The Best FIFA Football Awards. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Ronaldo: My trophies speak for themselves]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ronaldo-my-trophies-speak-for-themselves-2862895.htmlAfter winning the first edition of The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, Cristiano Ronaldo spoke to  FIFA.com backstage to reflect on a golden year and on what lays ahead. 

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:16:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[The world at Cristiano Ronaldo's feet]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-world-at-cristiano-ronaldo-s-feet-2863112.htmlFIFA.com brings you a round-up of the reaction to the ceremony's big winners.]]>Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Ronaldo: It's been the best year of my career]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ronaldo-it-s-been-the-best-year-of-my-career-2862470.htmlFIFA.com got the thoughts of the winner of The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo, moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:09:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2862395.htmlSat, 07 Jan 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Santos: Cristiano is a surefire winner]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=santos-cristiano-is-a-surefire-winner-2862252.htmlFIFA.com, Portugal coach Fernando Santos talked up his national team captain’s chances of success at the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Sanchez: Ronaldo has surpassed all Real Madrid's great scorers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sanchez-ronaldo-has-surpassed-all-madrid-s-great-scorers-2862172.htmlSat, 31 Dec 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[From Messi to Del Bosque: FIFA.com’s best interviews of 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-messi-to-del-bosque-fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2016-2862080.htmlFIFA.com interviews over the past 12 months.]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Pulisic: I've always wanted to play like Figo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pulisic-i-ve-always-wanted-to-play-like-figo-2862158.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: Ronaldo was better than Ronaldinho and Cristiano]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ibrahimovic-ronaldo-was-better-than-ronaldinho-and-cristiano-2862140.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldo: 2016 has been my best year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ronaldo-2016-has-been-my-best-year-2862091.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Chicharito runs the rule over towering trio ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=chicharito-runs-the-rule-over-towering-trio-2862050.htmlFIFA.com the lowdown on his take of them.]]>Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Granero: Cristiano is like AC/DC; Messi is like reggaeton]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=granero-cristiano-is-like-ac-dc-messi-is-like-reggaeton-2862078.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 14:20:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Danny: Portugal are more feared now]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=danny-portugal-are-more-feared-now-2862071.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Checking the map to Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=checking-the-map-to-korea-republic-2017-2860773.htmlAs the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 gets ever shorter, an assessment of the path trodden, and what lies ahead, seems in order. FIFA.com takes a look at the story of qualifying from the year gone by and what’s still yet to come in 2017.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Guardiola: Messi is on another level]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=guardiola-messi-is-on-another-level-2862005.htmlSat, 24 Dec 2016 08:11:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[A titan, a treble and a hat-trick hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=a-titan-a-treble-and-a-hat-trick-hero-2861858.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant: Messi-Ronaldo is very difficult to decide]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kobe-bryant-messi-ronaldo-is-very-difficult-to-decide-2861960.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 10:34:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Rosario reflects on 25 years at Santos’ side]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=rosario-reflects-on-25-years-at-santos-side-2861476.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Suarez: Messi-Ronaldo is like a tennis match]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=suarez-messi-ronaldo-is-like-a-tennis-match-2861288.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Relieved Ronaldo sets sight on future goals ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=relieved-ronaldo-sets-sight-on-future-goals-2861211.htmlCristiano Ronaldo expressed his relief in winning the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 after Real Madrid's 4-2 victory over Kashima Antlers after extra time in the final.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Modric and Shibasaki sweep awards]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=double-joy-for-cristiano-ronaldo-2861147.htmlCristiano Ronaldo collected the adidas Golden Ball after inspiring his side to victory in Sunday's FIFA Club World Cup 2016 final with a hat-trick.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Sampaoli: There’s a big difference between Ronaldo and Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sampaoli-there-s-a-big-difference-between-ronaldo-and-messi-2860882.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Casillas: Why can’t I play at Russia 2018?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=casillas-why-can-t-i-play-at-russia-2018-2860813.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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[Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=villa-supports-messi-repeats-spain-desire-2860413.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Conte: I’d love a Chelsea player to win The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conte-i-d-love-a-chelsea-player-to-win-the-best-2860315.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 05:44:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Mel: We’d all like to be Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=mel-we-d-all-like-to-be-messi-2860190.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Neumayr: Ronaldo did everything to increase every single ability]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neumayr-ronaldo-did-everything-to-increase-every-single-ability-2860116.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Hagi: Messi’s like Federer, Ronaldo’s like Djokovic]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=hagi-messi-s-like-federer-ronaldo-s-like-djokovic-2859906.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:59:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Carvalho backs Santos, Ronaldo for The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=carvalho-backs-santos-ronaldo-for-the-best-2859918.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The countdown continues: four weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-four-weeks-to-go-2858200.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 13:50:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Bayern in Arsenal rematch, Real draw Napoli]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/285/981/3/index.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2859423.htmlSun, 11 Dec 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Deschamps: Griezmann is changing the hierarchy]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=deschamps-griezmann-is-changing-the-hierarchy-2859261.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 17:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Neymar: There's only one best and it's Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neymar-there-s-only-one-best-and-it-s-messi-2859187.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Capello: Ronaldo doesn't have the brilliance of Messi]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=capello-ronaldo-doesn-t-have-the-brilliance-of-messi-2857981.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Vicelich: 2014 one of New Zealand’s biggest sporting feats]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=vicelich-2014-one-of-new-zealand-s-biggest-sporting-feats-2857193.htmlOne of the all-time veterans of the FIFA Club World Cup, Ivan Vicelich recalls Auckland City's valiant third-place finish at Morocco 2014 and looks ahead to the opening game of Japan 2016.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: Cristiano is still the world’s best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=roberto-carlos-cristiano-is-still-the-world-s-best-2857750.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 11:19:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016