<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTSun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2764278.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in our weekly birthday round-up, including winners at Switzerland 1954 and Korea/Japan 2002, as well as a 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champion.

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=week-in-quotes-2757324.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Dimitar Berbatov interviewing himself, Caleb Porter comparing winning a title to ice cream, Stuart Pearce signing for “the worst team in the UK” and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Tight margins at league summits]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=tight-margins-at-the-summit-2756787.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest in women's club football, including high drama in Australia, an increasingly fascinating title race in Italy, plus news from Portugal.]]>Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Growing up with Cristiano]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2756543.htmlIn our weekly birthday round-up, we include stars from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while two Club World Cup and Women's World Cup winners also feature. 

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Golden oldies and Gabonese glory]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=golden-oldies-and-gabonese-glory-2755272.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review reflects on a positive week for French Ligue 1 veterans and Italian and Portuguese giants, while highlighting a historic award for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the end of a Lionel Messi 'drought'.]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A legend, a king deposed and a natty dresser]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-legend-king-deposed-and-a-natty-dresser-2755269-2755284.htmlWith their leading players in the running for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or, the media in Argentina, Portugal and Brazil had plenty to say about Monday’s Gala. FIFA.com reveals more.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:27:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[The Gala in numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-gala-in-numbers-2755243.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the most intriguing statistics from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Spectacular sequences and double digits]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=spectacular-sequences-and-double-digits-2753933.htmlWed, 06 Jan 2016 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2015: A year of triumphs, surprises and tears]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the greatest moments from 2015, including all of FIFA's competitions throughout the year and the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, which served as another great way to kick off the footballing year in Zurich back in January.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar?]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ronaldo-messi-or-neymar-2745074.htmlFIFA.com wants to know whether you think Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Neymar should win the FIFA Ballon d'Or for 2015.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 23:23:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The countdown continues: four weeks to go]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-four-weeks-to-go-2744463.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 08:13:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Streaks, speed and scoring starlets]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=streaks-speed-and-scoring-starlets-2743063.htmlHat-trick hero Antonio Sanabria stars alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Diego Valeri in a stats review that also highlights impressive runs from Porto and PSV Eindhoven.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo: Three highlights from 2015]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=cristiano-ronaldo-three-highlights-from-2015-2742172.htmlMon, 07 Dec 2015 06:09:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The 2015 trinity]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-2015-trinity-2741468.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's showcases three famous footballers on a wall.]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Matchday traditions around the world ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=matchday-traditions-around-the-world-2735321.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 15:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2732985.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with a Portuguese winger, a Swedish legend and an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner are among those celebrating in the coming days.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets and a golden oldie]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=golden-eaglets-and-a-golden-oldie-2731942.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 07:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2731124.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Ballon d'Or in Numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-ballon-d-or-in-numbers-2723098.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at the 59-year history of the award along with some of its more remarkable winners and a few serial bridesmaids.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Teens, titans and derby delight]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=teens-titans-and-derby-delight-2722323.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Matthaus: Messi the only player who can win]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=matthaus-there-can-be-only-one-winner-messi-2709737.htmlFIFA.com his memories of that memorable year, and also views for the 2015 award.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:11:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo's golden moment]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=cristiano-ronaldo-s-golden-moment-2711057.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows one great helping to honour another - with a cheeky little onlooker.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2710856.htmlSun, 11 Oct 2015 16:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2698806.htmlInspirational utterances from Edu, George Mann and Michael Lahoud headline our look back at the week's standout quotes and tweets from the world of football. 

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2677046.html​Featuring a legendary womaniser, a famous bulldog, a Frenchman singing, an Ivorian dancing, the re-enactment of an iconic sporting moment and a quintessential rags-to-riches story.]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2675631.htmlSat, 05 Sep 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2673648.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 08:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2672497.htmlTwo perspectives on Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic weighing the virtues of a career in law as opposed to UFC, Elie Baup on the departure of Marcelo Bielsa and a debate on the best Italian goalkeeper feature this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2670857.html FIFA.com shares some of the more intriguing quips and quotes from around the world of football, this week featuring a rock band, a love story, sportsmanship, diarrhea and tattoos.]]>Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[European reaction to Preliminary Draw in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-reaction-to-preliminary-draw-in-tweets-2668020.htmlFIFA.com highlights their reaction to the Preliminary Draw.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA TMS’ Intermediary Regulations Tool live at Ghana and Portuguese FAs ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-tms-intermediary-regulations-tool-live-at-ghana-and-portuguese-fa-2666692.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 09:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Elated icons and fond farewells]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=elated-icons-and-fond-farewells-2666606.htmlFIFA.com reflects on week of goalscoring feats and trophy success for Messrs Dempsey, Gerrard, Keane, Madjer and Alan, while highlighting the passing of Alcides Ghiggia and retirement of Celia Sasic.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Madjer: I'll be proud to represent Portugal and beach soccer ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=madjer-i-ll-be-proud-to-represent-portugal-and-beach-soccer-2666553.htmlFIFA.com about this latest honour.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Portugal end ten-year wait amid new highs on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-end-ten-year-wait-amid-new-highs-on-sand-2666518.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Madjer: There’s more to come from us]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=madjer-there-s-more-to-come-from-us-2666292.htmlSun, 19 Jul 2015 23:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portugal claim historic trophy win]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273815/match=300318426/match-report.htmlPortugal have won their first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, delighting the home crowd in Espinho with a 5-3 win over Tahiti.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portuguese spirit wins through as Tahiti make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portuguese-spirit-wins-through-as-tahiti-make-history-2666046.htmlSat, 18 Jul 2015 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Hosts into final, end Russia's defence]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273819/match=300318440/match-report.htmlPortugal booked their place in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup final with a 4-2 win, ending Russia's bid to win three straight titles.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Quartet target final slots]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=quartet-target-final-slots-2665778.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia and the art of the set-piece]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-the-art-of-the-set-piece-2665763.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015