<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 03 Dec 2016 11:19:00 GMTSat, 03 Dec 2016 20:08:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Saviola: Messi brings more of a spectacle than Ronaldo]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=saviola-messi-brings-more-of-a-spectacle-than-ronaldo-2857649.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Coutinho: The MSN trio are the world’s top three players]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=coutinho-the-msn-trio-are-the-world-s-top-three-players-2857117.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 13:54:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 tickets go on public sale]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-confederations-cup-russia-2017-tickets-to-go-on-public-sale-on-1--2856751.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tite: Ronaldo has been the best this year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tite-ronaldo-has-been-the-best-this-year-2855645.htmlSun, 27 Nov 2016 16:51:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Hudson: Playing against host nation is huge]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hudson-playing-against-host-nation-is-huge-2855501.htmlFIFA.com his thoughts on playing hosts Russia, CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico and European champions Portugal in Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.]]>Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tournament of Champions map drawn in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-made-for-tournament-of-champions-2855232.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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<![CDATA[The Russia 2017 Official Draw in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-russia-2017-official-draw-in-numbers-2855046.htmlWith just hours to go before the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 in Kazan, FIFA.com reveals some key facts and figures on the event.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[USD 20 million in prize money for FIFA Confederations Cup teams]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usd-20-million-in-prize-money-for-fifa-confederations-cup-teams-2855001.htmlThe Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederations Cup, under the chairmanship of Vitaly Mutko, has confirmed that a total prize pool of USD 20m will be shared among the eight participating teams.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Confederation champions poised to find out their fate]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=confederation-champions-poised-to-find-out-their-fate-2854775.htmlFIFA.com's exclusive coverage.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Follow Saturday's Russia 2017 draw live on FIFA.com]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=follow-saturday-s-russia-2017-draw-live-on-fifa-com-2854456.htmlFIFA.com will be streaming live on Saturday 26 November as the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 takes place at the Kazan Tennis Academy.]]>Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Draw procedures of the Official Draw confirmed]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-procedures-of-the-official-draw-confirmed-2854215.htmlThu, 24 Nov 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ronaldo: Griezmann told me he hates me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ronaldo-griezmann-told-me-he-hates-me-2853887.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2016 23:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Peixe and Portugal's golden generation]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=peixe-and-portugal-s-golden-generation-2852373.htmlEmilio Peixe, who won the Golden Ball in the U-20 World Cup winning Portugal team of Luis Figo, Rui Costa et al, is now in charge of coaching the country's latest generation of emerging stars. He spoke to FIFA.com.

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[The nominees in numbers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-nominees-in-numbers-2850237.htmlFIFA.com runs a statistical eye over the 53 candidates for four prestigious prizes at The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:17:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Upsets avoided as Belgium hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=upsets-avoided-as-belgium-hit-eight-2850266.htmlGoals poured down in Brussels and Faro as Belgium and Portugal both cruised to victories. FIFA.com recaps the latest happenings in Europe’s race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2849760.htmlFIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Fonte: I’ll never quit Portugal duty]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fonte-i-ll-never-quit-portugal-duty-2848822.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 17:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Renato Augusto: I’ve always been a crybaby]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=renato-augusto-i-ve-always-been-a-crybaby-2848786.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Yana Churikova and Andrey Malakhov to present FIFA Confederations Cup draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=yana-churikova-and-andrey-malakhov-to-present-fifa-confederations-cup--2847587.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Women’s Football review: October 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-football-review-october-2016-2847576.htmlFIFA.com reviews another busy month for women's football, highlighted by history for Portugal and the groundbreaking FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2847179.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

 

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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Jones driving Germany on, Portugal reach EUROs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=jones-driving-germany-on-portugal-reach-euros-2846454.htmlFIFA.com brings you up to date with the latest happenings…]]>Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Starlets, an Octopus and a King]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=starlets-an-octopus-and-a-king-2843564.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a supersonic goal and droughts ending for a player in Amsterdam and a country in Cordoba.]]>Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Andre Silva: I’m lost for words]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=andre-silva-i-m-lost-for-words-2842491.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444.htmlFIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305.htmlThe big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Vote for your favourite goal of Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=vote-for-your-favourite-goal-of-colombia-2016-2839307.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw some superb strikes that will stay in the memory of all who witnessed them live. But which was the most outstanding? Watch the ten goals and choose which one, in your opinion, was the very best?

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[A first for Argentina and fond farewells]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-first-for-argentina-and-fond-farewells-2839040.htmlLa Albiceleste twice hit back within seconds of Russia scoring, while their strong defence was also fundamental in ensuring the win.]]>Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Gold for Wilhelm, silver for Lima]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=gold-for-wilhelm-silver-for-lima-2839054.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 witnessed stunning performances by renowned names and the emergence of a new crop of talents. FIFA.com rounds up the individual award winners. 

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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Iran finish third after penalty shootout win ]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276092/match=300357677/match-report.htmlSat, 01 Oct 2016 19:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[PSG, PSV and flag-flying Foxes]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=psg-psv-and-flag-flying-foxes-2837863.htmlThe Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Coelho: No excuses, Argentina deserved it]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=coelho-no-excuses-argentina-deserved-it-2837760.htmlBruno Coelho speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after his side fell at the final hurdle, defeated by Argentina in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Rampant Argentina advance to final]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/match-report.htmlPerennial tournament participants Argentina reached their first-ever Futsal World Cup final by beating Portugal 5-2 in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Bebe talks fatherhood, goalkeeping and World Cup glory]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bebe-talks-fatherhood-goalkeeping-and-world-cup-glory-2837233.htmlPortugal goalkeeper Bebe speaks with FIFA.com about fatherhood and his successful tournament so far ahead of his nation's crucial semi-final against Argentina at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. 

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[History in the making for semi-final pair]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/preview.htmlArgentina and Portugal both have their sights on making their first ever FIFA Futsal World Cup final when they go head to head in Cali. FIFA.com previews the crucial Colombia 2016 semi-final.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Semis set in stone]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=semis-set-in-stone-2836918.htmlThe four teams who will see us through to the final day of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been settled, as Russia and Iran were joined by Argentina and Portugal in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Portugal complete final four]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357673/match-report.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 01:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Joao Matos, Portugal's bearded wonder ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=joao-matos-portugal-s-bearded-wonder-2836688.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Iran stun Brazil as Portugal, Spain advance]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iran-stun-brazil-as-portugal-spain-advance-2835872.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the day’s events.]]>Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Portugal coast past Costa Rica into last eight]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357653/match-report.htmlRicardinho stole the show and jumped to the top of the goalscoring charts as Portugal beat Costa Rica 4-0 in Cali to advance to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 quarter-finals.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Uzbekistan's gymnast-turned-keeper vows to bounce back]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uzbekistan-s-gymnast-turned-keeper-vows-to-bounce-back-2834461.htmlAfter his country's exit at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, Uzbekistan goalkeeper Rustam Umarov - whose team-mates refer to him as Spider-Man on account of his agility and remarkable reflexes - already has his sights set on the next tournament.

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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[First departures as hosts hang on]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=first-departures-as-hosts-hang-on-2834371.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 04:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Ricardinho stars as Portugal win Group A]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357655/match-report.htmlPortugal finished as Group A winners at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 thanks to a hat-trick from star man Ricardinho in a 5-1 victory over Uzbekistan at the Coliseo Ivan de Bedout in Medellin.

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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 03:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Neto: Portugal will aim to win Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=neto-portugal-will-aim-to-win-confederations-cup-2832932.htmlPortugal and Zenit St. Petersburg defender Luis Neto speaks with FIFA.com about watching his country's greatest achievement with his club team-mates this summer and dreaming of playing for his country in the FIFA Confederations Cup in his adopted city.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and another late leveller]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=speedy-strikes-and-another-late-leveller-2833231.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016