<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:09:02 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Bale, Ronaldo thrill as Real down Inter]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Ronaldo dazzles as Real thump City]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 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[Sporting sign River Plate's Gutierrez]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![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<![CDATA[Two towers in defence and a third lung in the stands]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=two-towers-in-defence-and-a-third-lung-in-the-stands-2665765.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European trio win through with Tahiti]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-trio-win-through-with-tahiti-2665689.htmlThe semi-final line-up at Portugal 2015 was decided on a thrilling Thursday afternoon in Espinho, with Russia teeing up an intriguing tie with hosts Portugal and Italy booking a last-four slot against Tahiti. FIFA.com reviews all the quarter-final action.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Madjer magic puts Portugal into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hosts Portugal booked their place in the semi-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after they coasted past Switzerland 7-3, in part thanks to a sublime Madjer hat-trick.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Sand, centurions and departing heroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sand-centurions-and-departing-heroes-2664385.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, which also reports on a milestone for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup hosts.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Alan: Portugal believes in us]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=alan-there-s-life-in-these-legs-yet-2664506.htmlWed, 15 Jul 2015 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[A mutual affection of a special kind]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-mutual-affection-of-a-special-kind-2664447.htmlTue, 14 Jul 2015 20:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Schirinzi steps up to the plate for Switzerland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=schirinzi-steps-up-to-the-plate-for-switzerland-2664270.htmlTue, 14 Jul 2015 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portugal, Japan win through to quarters]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-japan-win-through-to-quarters-2664082.htmlHosts Portugal put on a show in Espinho against Argentina, while Japan edged Senegal. FIFA.com reviews day five at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Merengue icon bids farewell ]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=merengue-icon-bids-farewell-to-real-2663930.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's features an iconic goalkeeper saying adios.]]>Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal progress, eliminate Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hosts Portugal reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with an emphatic 7-2 victory over Argentina in Espinho, with seasoned campaigners Madjer and Alan guiding the side through to the knockout stages.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Casillas seduced by Porto hunger]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga NOS 2015/2016<![CDATA[N'Diaye: I can't remember any saves]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=n-diaye-i-can-t-remember-any-of-the-saves-2663413.htmlFIFA.com ​caught up with one of Senegal's heroes, goalkeeper Al Seyni N'Diaye, after he helped his country to a remarkable come-from-behind 6-5 victory over hosts Portugal.]]>Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European duo through as hosts trip up]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-duo-through-as-hosts-trip-up-2663277.htmlWe review all the action from day three in Espinho as the first two sides, Italy and Switzerland, booked their place in the last eight of the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Senegal comeback stuns hosts]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318411/match-report.htmlSenegal have recorded the upset of the tournament so far after scoring four times in the final period to defeat hosts Portugal with a 6-5 win to give them real hope of reaching the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup quarters.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Makino: Japan want to lift the trophy]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=makino-japan-want-to-lift-the-trophy-2662691.htmlFIFA.com about Japan's semi-final run in 2005, their defeat by Portugal in their opener and hopes of qualifying from Group A.]]>Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portuguese party as stars shine on and off the pitch]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portuguese-party-as-stars-shine-on-and-off-the-pitch-2662475.htmlA fantastic atmosphere awaited the teams in the Praia da Baia Stadium in Espinho as the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 got underway. Around 3,500 fans packed into the stands and they got what they wanted – a Portuguese victory over Japan in the Group A opener.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Madjer double helps Portugal down Japan]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318413/match-report.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 15:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Sales, Stars & Stripes and Santiago celebrations]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wednesday-subbed-sales-stars-stripes-and-santiago-celebrations-2661764.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Much more to come in 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/176/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite an action packed six spectacular months of football already in the books in 2015, the second half of the year is promising to be equally exciting with the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup next to kick-off later this week.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Rennes recruit Mendes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Portugal defender Pedro Mendes, who spent time at Real Madrid earlier in his career, has joined French top-flight outfit Rennes on a four-year deal, the Breton club announced on Monday.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Belchior: It’s a dream come true ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=belchior-it-s-a-dream-come-true-2661459.htmlFIFA.com of his excitement ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 and the challenge awaiting the host nation. ]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Who will take the crown at Portugal 2015?]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=who-will-take-the-crown-at-portugal-2015-2661073.htmlThe eighth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup gets under way in Portugal on Thursday 9 July, with fans around the globe already starting to make their predictions as to who will lift the trophy. And we at FIFA.com would like to hear them.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Tsunami survivor Martunis signs for Sporting Lisbon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An Indonesian teenager who was found alive wearing a Portugal shirt with the name of Cristiano Ronaldo on the back after the devastating tsunami of December 2004 has signed for Sporting Lisbon.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=LIGA NOS 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=star-studded-team-lists-revealed-2660346.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015