<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:36:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877.htmlSaudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651.htmlFIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=japan-through-as-quintet-have-to-leave-it-late-2906052.htmlJapan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Returning Al Somah boosts Syrian hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=returning-al-somah-boosts-syrian-hopes-2905835.htmlWhile Syria are outsiders for a place at Russia 2018, their hopes have been lifted by the return of striker Omar Al Somah after a five-year absence. FIFA.com looks closer. 

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Tickets to Russia up for grabs in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=afc-fwcq-matchday-9-preview-wendesday-2905762.htmlFIFA.com previews a delicately poised penultimate matchday in Asia where nine nations remain in contention and potentially two tickets to Russia 2018 will be secured.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Al Thumama Stadium design unveiled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=al-thumama-stadium-design-unveiled-2904816.htmlSun, 20 Aug 2017 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Constantine: Qatar’s youth development can help Indian football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=constantine-qatar-s-youth-development-can-help-indian-football-2901935.htmlMon, 24 Jul 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Alba: Hosting World Cup will bring happiness to Qatar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=alba-hosting-world-cup-will-bring-happiness-to-qatar-2900742.htmlBarcelona and Spain defender Jordi Alba gave an interview with sc.qa after visiting the Aspire Academy in Doha and talked about the positive developments he witnessed as the country prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[London calling for quartet after Qatar conquest]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=london-calling-quartet-qatar-conquest-2900728-2900739.htmlSun, 09 Jul 2017 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Busquets: I'd love to play at Qatar 2022]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=busquets-i-d-love-to-play-at-qatar-2022-2900537.htmlSpeaking to sc.qa, Spain and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets talks youth development in Qatar and Spain and how his former team-mate Xavi has given him a flavour of the country. 

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Construction progressing on Qatar 2022 stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=construction-progressing-on-qatar-2022-stadiums-2896516.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-seek-qualification-as-japan-aim-to-move-clear-2893948.htmlAsia's qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is approaching its first watershed moment with Iran in sight of reaching the global finals.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Xavi: I would like to see Buffon win the Champions League ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/289/218/3/index.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Vivo becomes official smartphone sponsor of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=vivo-becomes-official-smartphone-sponsor-of-the-2018-and-2022-fifa-wor-2890527.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Khalifa International Stadium pilots stadium-based sensory room]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=khalifa-international-stadium-pilots-stadium-based-sensory-room-2887363.htmlAs the first 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ stadium opened its gates for the Emir Cup final – to widespread acclaim – a pilot sensory room project also kicked off, potentially changing the way that people with cognitive disabilities experience football, reports sc.qa.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Khalifa International Stadium to host Emir Cup final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=khalifa-international-stadium-to-host-emir-cup-final-2884025.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Former Club World Cup participants lead charge in Asia ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/362/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the AFC Champions League group stage where some former champions impressed, as did a host of new faces.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 06:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Qatar Airways announced as Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=qatar-airways-official-partner-airline-fifa-2882728.htmlSun, 07 May 2017 14:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes outcome of NCP mediation process on workers’ welfare in Qatar ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-welcomes-outcome-of-ncp-mediation-process-on-workers-welfare-in-q-2881935.htmlFIFA welcomes the Final Statement published today by the Swiss National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in the context of the specific instance that was submitted by the Building and Wood Workers’ International.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 11:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=Release
<![CDATA[Sorin: We treated Messi like a rare jewel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=sorin-we-treated-messi-like-a-rare-jewel-2881707.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[SC partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to improve workers’ nutrition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=supreme-committee-for-delivery-legacy-partners-with-weill-cornell-medi-2880690.htmlA pilot programme will see clinical professionals assess nutrition of workers, address latent health issues and offer dietary enhancements.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Pitch laid at Khalifa Stadium in record time]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=pitch-laid-at-khalifa-stadium-in-record-time-2879830.htmlTue, 18 Apr 2017 16:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Independent auditor publishes first annual report of SC Workers’ Welfare Standards]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=independent-auditor-publishes-first-annual-report-of-sc-workers-welfar-2879286.htmlWed, 12 Apr 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Progress continues at Al Bayt Stadium]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=progress-continues-at-al-bayt-stadium-2879094.htmlConstruction of Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor City is in full swing with 40% of structural work of the proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ now completed.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee passes decision on Saoud Al-Mohannadi]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-appeal-committee-passes-decision-on-saoud-al-mohannadi-2878859.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 15:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Triumphant conclusion to biggest-ever Workers' Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=triumphant-conclusion-to-biggest-ever-workers-cup-2878448.htmlMon, 03 Apr 2017 13:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Workers’ Cup 2017 set for exciting final between two SC contractors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=workers-cup-2017-set-for-exciting-final-between-two-sc-contractors-2878266.htmlThe final of the Workers’ Cup’s fifth edition is set to feature two sides involved in Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Qatar 2022 projects.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-eye-early-qualification-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2877457.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's matchday in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018, where the jostling for a ticket to the world stage continues to intensify heading into the home straight. ]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio move clear as underdogs triumph ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=trio-move-clear-as-underdogs-triumph-2876611.htmlFIFA.com looks back on all the action.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Revenge on the menu in return legs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=revenge-on-the-menu-in-return-legs-2876610.htmlFIFA.com previews Thursday's Russia 2018 qualifiers in Asia as the 12 remaining contenders enter the second half of their group schedule with all to play for.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran cruise to second Asian title on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-cruise-to-second-asian-title-on-sand-2875647.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from seven days of competition on the beach sands of Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Rescued trees set to adorn Qatar 2022 sites]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=rescued-trees-set-to-adorn-qatar-2022-sites-2874803.htmlA scheme to save unwanted trees from being cast off is set to see sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar given a splash of colour, as well as providing green spaces for locals into the future.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls ready to battle in Malaysia]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=asian-hopefuls-ready-to-battle-in-malaysia-2869204.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[A new World Cup chapter for Iran’s Jahanbakhsh ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-new-world-cup-chapter-for-iran-s-jahanbakhsh-2868751.htmlFIFA.com about his FIFA World Cup memories and experiences as a fan and a player, and assesses the team's prospects of qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Oscar: We’re pioneers for Asian football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=oscar-we-re-pioneers-for-asian-football-2863522.htmlSun, 15 Jan 2017 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Hulk: Qatar 2022 will be absolutely incredible]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=hulk-qatar-2022-will-be-absolutely-incredible-2863168.htmlBrazil striker Hulk looks ahead to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar and talks about the significance of representing your country at the tournament on home soil.

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[All to play for in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-to-play-for-in-asia-2861361.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lionel Messi makes young Murtaza’s dream come true in Qatar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lionel-messi-makes-young-murtaza-s-dream-come-true-in-qatar-2860027.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Xavi surprise for Labour City workers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=xavi-surprise-for-labour-city-workers-2859808.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Smarter choices ensuring a lasting legacy for Qatar after 2022]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=smarter-choices-ensuring-a-lasting-legacy-for-qatar-after-2022-2859815.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 18:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Innovative roof at Khalifa International Stadium nears completion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=innovative-roof-at-khalifa-international-stadium-nears-completion-2858872.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 12:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Hassan Al Thawadi: Qatar 2022 will be a benchmark for future mega events]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=hassan-al-thawadi-qatar-2022-will-be-a-benchmark-for-future-mega-event-2857288.htmlSupreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Secretary General HE Hassan Al Thawadi sat down for an exclusive interview with www.sc.qa to highlight his firm belief that Qatar will set a new benchmark for hosting major sporting events in the future. 

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Making the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar accessible to all]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=making-the-2022-fifa-world-cuptm-qatar-accessible-to-all-2854776.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Six years before kick-off, progress on 2022 World Cup stadiums continues]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=six-years-before-kick-off-progress-on-2022-world-cup-stadiums-continue-2853986.htmlTue, 22 Nov 2016 12:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian titans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mixed-results-for-asian-titans-2850756.htmlIt proved to be a mixed night for Asia’s top four teams who represented the continent at Brazil 2014, as the third round of qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia reached the midway mark.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and BWI sign MoU for joint inspections on Qatar 2022 Stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=supreme-committee-for-delivery-legacy-and-bwi-sign-mou-for-joint-inspe-2850955.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Pivotal encounters loom large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pivotal-encounters-loom-large-in-asia-2850167.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the fifth matchday in Round 3 of FIFA World Cup qualifying across Asia, with some crucial match-ups looming as the groups begin to take shape at the midway point.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Al Haydos: It's an honour to captain my country]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=al-haydos-it-s-an-honour-to-captain-my-country-2850094.htmlQatar captain Hassan Al Haydos chats about what it means to wear the skipper's armband, coming up against a World Cup-winning coach in his country's next FIFA World Cup qualifier, playing alongside legend Xavi at club level and more.

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 12:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)