<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 04 Feb 2016 08:55:00 GMTThu, 04 Feb 2016 08:58:48 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Palestine push up, Rwanda sting and Hungary rejoice]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=2/news=palestine-push-up-rwanda-sting-and-hungary-rejoice-2763523.htmlWith the current 20 best-ranked teams yet to play an A-game in 2016, the top 18 positions remain unchanged for the February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Asia aims to build next wave of world beaters]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=asia-aims-to-build-next-wave-of-world-beaters-2741947.htmlFri, 04 Dec 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2734235.htmlA trio of metronomic midfielders, including a FIFA World Cup winner, all feature in our round-up of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR pip Japan to Asian title]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=korea-dpr-pip-japan-to-asian-title-2733005.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, which concluded on Sunday with Korea DPR edging Japan to the continental title and sent the two finalists to next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Asian duo qualify for Jordan 2016 ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=asian-duo-qualify-for-jordan-2016-2732223.htmlThu, 12 Nov 2015 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali’s young stars fire up their engines]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-s-young-stars-fire-up-their-engines-2723444.htmlFIFA.com hears from the Mali coach and players about their habit of scoring early goals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and their ambitions to bring home the trophy.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Favoured French bow out while Mali dazzle again]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=favoured-french-bow-out-while-mali-dazzle-again-2723427.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 03:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali march on as Haidara's strike downs Korea DPR]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298372/match-report.htmlMali made easy work of Korea DPR with a 3-0 victory at the Estadio Fiscal in Talca as the African champions eased into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, thanks to Amadou Haidara’s early blast and a brace from Sidiki Maiga.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Jong Chang Bom: from benchwarmer to matchwinner]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=jong-chang-bom-from-benchwarmer-to-matchwinner-2722637.htmlJong Chang Bom, the scorer of the dramatic goal that secured Korea DPR's progress to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16, speaks to FIFA.com about his patience in waiting for a chance, and his side's hopes for the knockout stages.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Last 16 determined on day of drama]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=last-16-determined-on-day-of-drama-2722134.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Last ditch Korea DPR through after taking down Ticos]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298402/match-report.htmlAn enthralling final few minutes at the Estadio Chinquihue in Puerto Montt saw Korea DPR score a 93rd-minute winner, which put the AFC Champions through to the Round of 16 at the FIF

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Final push for the knockouts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=final-push-for-the-knockouts-2721315.htmlFrance alone will go into the final day of group matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 sure of their place in the knockout stage, for the seven other teams, everything remains possible.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France the only victors on day of penalties]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=france-the-only-victors-on-day-of-penalties-2720806.htmlMatchday 6 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 served up plenty of talking points, although this time goals were not the main topic of conversation with the battle between goalkeepers and penalty takers providing a gripping spectacle.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[South Africa, Korea DPR share the spoils]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298411/match-report.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 22:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Korea DPR's new kid at school ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=korea-dpr-s-new-kid-at-school-2719939.htmlFIFA.com ​speaks to Ryang Hyon-Ju, the only member of the Korea DPR squad to live and play his football outside of the country, about overcoming initial difficulties and what it's like for a Korea DPR native outside of the country.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France, Paraguay shine while Asian champs disappoint]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=recitals-de-fin-de-tournee-2719283-2719363.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 03:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Russians rule in Concepcion]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298370/match-report.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Russians dreaming of 2018]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=russians-dreaming-of-2018-2717782.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Mikhail Galaktionov, Russia's U-17 manager, on his hopes for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, as well as the squad's aspirations of featuring at a home FIFA World Cup in less than three years' time.

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[South Africa's class ready for Chile 2015]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=south-africa-s-class-ready-for-chile-2015-2702642.htmlA former teacher, South African coach Molefi Ntseki tells FIFA.com about his current crop of talented pupils, who will be representing their country in their first U-17 finals.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb as USA stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=korea-dpr-climb-as-usa-stay-top-2695985.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Japan reign supreme as trio progress]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=japan-reign-supreme-as-trio-progress-2674007.htmlJapan reclaimed the AFC U-19 Women's Championship with a breath-taking 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Korea DPR, a tournament that also saw the champions, the runners-up and Korea Republic, who took third, all secure spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea Republic qualify, Japan crowned champions]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=korea-republic-punch-ticket-to-papua-new-guinea-japan-crowned-champion-2673727.htmlAfter Japan and Korea DPR secured their spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, Korea Republic joined the duo as the third and final Asian side to reach next year's competition after beating China PR 4-0 in the match for third place at the AFC U-19 Women's Championship.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan, Korea DPR progress to Papua New Guinea]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=japan-progress-to-papua-new-guinea-2673250.htmlJapan and Korea DPR became the first and second Asian sides respectively to reach the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea next year, with Japan edging Korea Republic 1-0 and Korea DPR beating China PR 2-0 in the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Asian Nations Cup, held in Nanjing, China.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Salinas counting down the days to Chile 2015]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=salinas-counting-down-the-days-to-chile-2015-2673029.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Costa Rica defender Yostin Salinas, who in the midst of preparing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, is also looking after his studies, keeping up with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, living independently and much more.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Boost for Korea Republic after completing regional treble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Yemen sanctioned for fielding ineligible player ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=yemen-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2661455.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-sees-stars-emerge-serbia-sparkle-2652283.htmlFIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Pride and pain as eight bid farewell ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=pride-and-pain-as-eight-bid-farewell-2621447.htmlFIFA.com rounds up reaction from the eight teams who failed to survive the New Zealand 2015 group phase.]]>Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Jean Carlos finds feet in reshaped Brazil]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=jean-carlos-finds-feet-in-reshaped-brazil-2621496.htmlJean Carlos spoke to FIFA.com after helping his side continue their 100 per cent record at New Zealand 2015, with a goal in his side's 3-0 victory over Korea DPR.

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Germany smash records as Fiji's fairy tale ends]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-smash-records-as-fiji-miss-out-2621452.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Seleção stroll to top spot]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269540/match-report.htmlSun, 07 Jun 2015 07:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Saviour Godwin, Nigeria's saviour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=saviour-godwin-nigeria-s-saviour-2618901.htmlNigeria forward Saviour Godwin spoke exclusively to FIFA.com after his quickfire double broke the deadlock in his side's game against Korea DPR, discussing his coach Manu Garba and his team-mate's help.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil advance, historic day for Fiji]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-brazil-advance-historic-day-for-fiji-2618819.htmlThu, 04 Jun 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015