<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 22:10:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2918517.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the end of an enduring run and a fantastic fightback.]]>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2917702.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with rotation, trebles and classic marksmen.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Early stumbles on the road to France]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=early-stumbles-on-the-road-to-france-2917383.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up the latest France 2019 qualifying action in Europe which was headlined by a shock loss for Germany, while there was glory on-and-off the field for The Netherlands.]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Ronaldo: A landmark moment in my career]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=ronaldo-a-landmark-moment-in-my-career-2917256.htmlFIFA.com directly afterwards.]]>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:29:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Boloni recalls his part in Ronaldo's rise]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=boloni-recalls-his-part-in-ronaldo-s-rise-2915741.htmlAhead of The Best FIFA Football Awards on 23 October, when Ronaldo could be crowned The Best FIFA Men's Player for a second consecutive year, ex-Sporting Lisbon boss Laszlo Boloni talks to FIFA.com about his former protégé.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Favourites out to extend lead as Netherlands enter the fray]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-out-to-extend-lead-as-netherlands-enter-the-fray-2915152.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over this week's FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers in Europe where the highlights include a Scandinavian derby, while the newly-crowned European champions will open their campaign against a former world champion.]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![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[Portugal leapfrog Switzerland, France qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=portugal-leapfrog-switzerland-france-qualify-2913151.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 00:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125.htmlFrance and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-today-2912464.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the various permutations as a host of nations joust on the final day of Russia 2018 group-stage qualifying in Europe.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Xhaka: Portugal game is like a World Cup Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=xhaka-portugal-game-is-like-a-world-cup-final-2912058.htmlSwitzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka speaks to FIFA.com as the Swiss prepare for their winner-takes-all meeting against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Tuesday.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[France edge closer as Sweden, Belgium break records]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=france-edge-closer-as-sweden-belgium-break-records-2911442.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 22:53:00 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[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2909829.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Romario being emulated, a shot from the middle of nowhere, a four-goal blitz and own-goal aid.]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2908755.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the statistical week that was in world football including a rare blank for Real Madrid, another landmark passed by Alex Morgan, and goalscoring feats in Colombia, France and Italy.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium book their ticket while minnows show mettle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=belgium-book-their-ticket-while-minnows-show-mettle-2906743.htmlBelgium became the sixth team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 2-1 win in Greece, while Luxembourg stunned France and Switzerland kept up their 100 per cent qualification record.

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hat-trick heroes prove the difference-makers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=cristiano-ronaldo-romelu-lukaku-thomas-meunier-chris-wood-hat-trick-2906341.htmlFour hat-tricks were scored in less than 24 hours during a frenetic day of FIFA World Cup qualifying. FIFA.com takes a look at the difference-makers behind the trebles.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[EURO effect triggers all-time highs]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-effect-triggers-all-time-highs-2905633.htmlThe fallout from the UEFA Women's Championship has seen the likes of winners Netherlands, Austria and England all reach their highest-ever FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's Ranking positions, with the latter stepping onto the podium.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![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[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Fabian's thunderbolt voted Goal of the Tournament ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fabian-s-thunderbolt-wins-goal-of-the-tournament-2900773.htmlFootball fans across the world have voted in their thousands to choose Marco Fabian’s thunderbolt against Germany in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals as the Hyundai Goal of the Tournament at Russia 2017.

 
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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Goal of the tournameKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![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[The Portugal evolution continues]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=the-portugal-evolution-continues-2900002.htmlFIFA.com spoke to veteran Joao Moutinho, young stars Andre and Bernardo Silva, and the rapidly maturing Cedric about Portugal’s Russian evolution.]]>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[A thief, karate and FC Porto: Adrien and Pepe explain two-goal miracle]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-thief-karate-and-fc-porto-adrien-and-pepe-explain-two-goal-miracle-2900072.htmlMon, 03 Jul 2017 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Awards list dominated by victorious Germans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=awards-list-dominated-by-victorious-germans-2900157.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Germany crowned as Portugal bag bronze ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-crowned-as-portugal-bag-bronze-2899920.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a memorable final day at Russia 2017, which saw Germany take the trophy after a hard-fought win over Chile, and Portugal come from behind to snatch third place in dramatic circumstances.]]>Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Portugal come from behind to finish third]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/match-report.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Santos: We move forward and face the next moment]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=santos-we-move-forward-and-face-the-next-moment-2899650.htmlAhead of their rematch with Mexico in the match for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, FIFA.com speaks with Portugal head coach Fernando Santos and players about his impressive record.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Maniche: Playing for third place is bittersweet]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=maniche-playing-for-third-place-is-bittersweet-2899541.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 16:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Mexico]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/preview.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Portugal's bruised and beating heart ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=portugal-s-bruised-and-beating-heart-2899285.htmlPortugal's central midfielders William Carvalho and Adrien Silva speak with FIFA.com after their heart-breaking defeat by Chile in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals about their performances and desire to do well for their nation.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Chile: Five questions for the finalists]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-five-questions-for-the-finalists-2899274.htmlAfter Chile secured their place in the Russia 2017 final, our team reporter Diego Zandrino analyses La Roja's semi-final victory over Portugal by posing five questions to the finalists.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Bravo the hero as Chile advance after penalties]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/match-report.htmlWed, 28 Jun 2017 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Isla: Chile are enjoying a wonderful period]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=isla-chile-are-enjoying-a-wonderful-period-2898892.htmlMauricio Isla speaks to FIFA.com about facing up to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-finals and what his approach will be to that task.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The dream is real for Bruno Alves]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-dream-is-real-for-bruno-alves-2898693.htmlFIFA.com about his joy at representing Portugal and why a final in Saint Petersburg would hold particular significance for him.]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/preview.htmlThe reigning European champions meet the reigning two-time Copa America champions at the Kazan Arena at 21:00 (local time) on Wednesday to fight it out for a place in the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[100 Portuguese nights: Nani congratulates Moutinho]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=100-portuguese-nights-nani-congratulates-moutinho-2898280.htmlOn his 100th appearance for Portugal, Joao Moutinho helped secure his team a place in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. 

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Portugal cruise into semi-finals]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA["I feel the significance," says dancing Luis Neto]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=neto-set-for-significant-saint-petersburg-bow-2897853.htmlAfter being a resident of Saint Petersburg for four and a half years, Portugal defender Luis Neto - who caught the eye with his flamboyant celebrations following UEFA EURO 2016 success - is relishing a potential FIFA Confederations Cup bow there.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Kudryashov: The fans saw us fight till the end]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=kudryashov-the-fans-saw-us-fight-till-the-end-2897435.htmlAfter facing the challenge of marking the best player in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo, Russia defender Fyodor Kudryashov thinks the FIFA Confederations Cup hosts can grow following their second-half showing against Portugal.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: New Zealand-Portugal]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/preview.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017