<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 22 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 08:20:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Six-goal Ricardinho leads Portugal rout of Panama]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357641/match-report.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Classic encounters await in the Champions League]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/283/286/7/index.htmlFIFA.com picks out a stand-out encounter from each of the eight sections.]]>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Three familiar names, one surprise package]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=three-familiar-names-one-surprise-package-2832504.htmlFour European nations qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and FIFA.com reviews the continent's qualification tournament, which took place in Jesolo, Italy from 2 to 11 September. 

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Late strikes and drama as the curtain rises]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=late-strikes-and-drama-as-the-curtain-raises-2831989.htmlSun, 11 Sep 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Portugal snatch dramatic last-second point]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357642/match-report.htmlPortugal secured the most dramatic of draws against FIFA Futsal World Cup hosts Colombia in an enthralling game in Cali that ended 1-1.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[European trio qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-trio-qualify-for-bahamas-2017-2831574.htmlItaly, Portugal and Switzerland joined Poland in qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after reaching the semi-finals of the European qualifying tournament in Jesolo, Italy.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Ricardinho: We’re not scared anymore]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ricardinho-we-re-not-scared-anymore-2831550.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=euro-finalists-disappoint-as-belgium-and-greece-dominate-2831121.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Embolo: Switzerland and the national team are everything to me ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=embolo-switzerland-and-the-national-team-are-everything-to-me-2830757.htmlWhile Switzerland may be a relatively small nation in the heart of Europe, it has become renowned for a youth development system that has produced real gems such as Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka in recent years. La Nati’s latest promising young talent is Breel Embolo.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nani: My past can teach children a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=nani-my-past-can-teach-children-a-lot-2830738.htmlA freshly-crowned European champion, the Portuguese winger chats to FIFA.com about winning the continental title, the next FIFA World Cup, his recent move to Valencia and a past plagued with obstacles and hard work to overcome them.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A dream shared by 336 players]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-dream-shared-by-336-players-2829977.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Guttmann, the serial winner whose curse endures]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=guttmann-the-serial-winner-whose-curse-endures-2823845.htmlThirty five years ago world football lost Bela Guttman, and FIFA.com takes a look back at the legendary coach's career and some of his most memorable moments.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Defensive discipline produces final four]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=defensive-discipline-produces-final-four-2822115.htmlDefensive solidity was the order of matchday eight at the Olympic Football Tournaments, as Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Germany all kept clean sheets in their respective quarter-finals to progress to the last four.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germany ease past Portugal into semis]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-ease-past-portugal-into-semis-2821956.htmlGoals from Serge Gnabry, Matthias Ginter, Davie Selke and Philipp Max led Germany past Portugal 4-0 and helped them advance to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 semi-finals. 

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Pauleta proud of Portugal’s generation game]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=pauleta-proud-of-portugal-s-generation-game-2821931.htmlFIFA.com caught up with 88-time Portugal international Pedro Pauleta, who talks Selecção Olímpica's current Rio 2016 campaign, Portugal's UEFA EURO 2016 success and how he hopes to see fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo lift a fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or. 

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Excitement in store with semi-finals in sight]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=excitement-in-store-with-semi-finals-in-sight-2821843.htmlThe quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament sees an all-South American encounter, a meeting between two European sides with unfinished business, a clash of footballing styles and cultures, and a tactical battle that should feature plenty of pace and explosiveness. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action.  

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's quarter-finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-quarter-finals-2821682.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Portugal top Group D with Algerian point]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=portugal-top-group-d-with-algerian-point-2821184.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Portugal recover after quick Catrachos start]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=portugal-recover-after-quick-catrachos-start-2820251.htmlPortugal secured their second win of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, and strengthened their position in Group D, following a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Honduras in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Stadium. 

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 20:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Europe’s brightest hoping to sparkle at Korea 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-brightest-hoping-to-sparkle-at-korea-2017-2819853.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Paciencia and Pite start Portugal party]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=paciencia-and-pite-start-portugal-party-2819531.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Olarticoechea out to make most of unexpected opportunity]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=olarticoechea-out-to-make-most-of-unexpected-opportunity-2819504.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ait-Atmane: We’re ready to get results]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ait-atmane-we-re-ready-to-get-results-2813134.htmlAhead of Rio 2016, Algeria midfielder Rachid Ait-Atmane spoke to FIFA.com about his goals for the tournament, his side’s group-phase opponents and his future objectives with club and country.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Global appeal for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=global-appeal-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2813326.htmlFIFA.com highlights just some of the key activities for the Live Your Goals programme during July, including events in Uruguay, India, Republic of Ireland, Portugal and Guam.]]>Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[The English kings in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-english-kings-in-numbers-2813060.htmlFIFA.com highlights some more intriguing numbers behind England's triumph.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Rui Jorge: Olympics are a special test]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=rui-jorge-olympics-are-a-special-test-2812822.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Portugal's Olympic coach Rui Jorge, who looks ahead to Rio 2016, his memories of representing his country at Atlanta 1996 and why competing at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament is so special.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France lead European quintet heading to Korea]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=france-lead-european-quintet-heading-to-korea-2812975.htmlFresh off of their UEFA European U-19 Championship, France can now look forward to entering the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 as continental champions. Les Bleuets will make the trip to Asia along with fellow European sides Italy, England, Portugal and hosts Germany. 

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017