<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:48:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Hilal, Guangzhou on the brink of semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Al Hilal, Guangzhou put one foot in semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Saudi giants Al Hilal thrashed Qatar champions Lekhwiya 4-1 in the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final, while Luiz Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande thumped Kashiwa Reysol 3-1 to put one foot in the semi-finals.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Former champs take centre stage in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this and the other last-eight fixtures.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Lekhwiya’s Flores targets title defence, Asian final ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Weiss: Everyone now believes in Slovakia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 08 Aug 2015 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Fanni heading to Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Marseille defender Rod Fanni, out of contract with the French Ligue 1 side, has signed for two seasons with Al Arabi, the Qatari club confirmed on Saturday.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Xavi: I couldn't have written a better script]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez speaks about his final moments at Camp Nou, comparing the treble-wining sides of 2009 and 2015, and looks ahead to the next chapter of his career, at Al Sadd in Qatar.

 

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview
<![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[Free-kick feast as Portugal, Serbia top groups]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=free-kick-feast-as-portugal-serbia-top-groups-2620886.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a day that saw Portugal and Serbia top their groups, while Mali, Uruguay and Colombia reached the knockout stages and Senegal face an anxious wait.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Senegal keep slender chances alive]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269564/match-report.htmlSat, 06 Jun 2015 04:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ritchie strike secures Scotland friendly win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie scored his first goal for Scotland to secure a 1-0 win over Qatar in a decidedly low-key friendly at Easter Road in Edinburgh on Friday.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: Neymar will help Brazil win the World Cup again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=roberto-carlos-neymar-will-help-brazil-win-the-world-cup-again-2620484.htmlwww.sc.qa about the Barcelona-Juventus showdown, Neymar’s progression, Real Madrid’s appointment of Rafa Benitez, and Brazil’s chances at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=InterviewTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Seven set for nerve-wracking finale ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=seven-set-for-nerve-wracking-finale-2619027.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 04 Jun 2015 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Delight amid the deluge as Portugal progress ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=delight-amid-the-deluge-as-portugal-progress-2617988.htmlWed, 03 Jun 2015 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for rampant Portugal ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269529/match-report.htmlWed, 03 Jun 2015 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Attacking football gets pulses racing]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=attacking-football-gets-pulses-racing-2611161.htmlDay 2 at New Zealand 2015 saw a match with three red cards, some late goals and an African upset, with 2013 finalists Uruguay returning with a slender victory.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Rodriguez on target as Colombia hold out]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269545/match-report.htmlSun, 31 May 2015 03:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Qatar's 1981 hero recalls U-20 fairy tale ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=qatar-s-1981-hero-recalls-u-20-fairy-tale-2609578.htmlFri, 29 May 2015 10:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Stage set for future stars in New Zealand ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stage-set-for-future-stars-in-new-zealand-2609758.htmlFIFA.com previews the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 as some of the beautiful game’s future stars take their bow on the world stage over the next three weeks.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Surprises abound as last-eight line-up completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 May 2015 06:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[The FIFA U-20 World Cup in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-in-numbers-2608506.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the key stats from this edition and the tournament's illustrious history.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 03:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Quarter-finals taking shape]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Hilal, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Kashiwa Reysol and Lekhwiya completed half of the quarter-final picture of the AFC Champions League 2015 with narrow aggregate wins in the round of 16. 

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Tue, 26 May 2015 19:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Hosts eye progression as last-eight beckons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over this week’s AFC Champions League action where the quarter-finalists will be determined.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 06:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Japan pair shine as K-League trio disappoint]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the opening to the AFC Champions League knockout stage with the race for a quarter-final berth still very much alive in all eight ties.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Brazil shares World Cup knowledge with Qatar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=brazil-shares-world-cup-knowledge-with-qatar-2606944.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 11:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Lekhwiya beat Sadd, agony for Hilal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lekhwiya took a step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2015 AFC Champions League with a 2-1 win over fellow Qatari side Al Sadd on Tuesday, while last year's runners-up and two-time champions Al Hilal slid to an agonising 1-0 defeat at the hands of Iranian outfit Persepolis.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Past winners eye last-16 success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action as the knockout stages commence with seven nations represented.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 07:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Farah: In football, you never know what's going to happen]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=farah-in-football-you-never-know-what-s-going-to-happen-2604943.htmlFri, 15 May 2015 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Octet advance as last-16 field completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the final action in the AFC Champions League group stage where Korea Republic teams remained perfect, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers unluckily crashed out.]]>Thu, 07 May 2015 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Qatar's Lekhwiya make last 16 as Buriram bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Qatar champions Lekhwiya advanced to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr on Wednesday, while earlier in East Asia, Gamba Osaka beat Seongnam FC 2-1 to reach the last 16 and dash the hopes of Buriram United, who went out despite thrashing Guangzhou R&F 5-0.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 19:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Uruguayan Carreno named as new Qatar coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uruguayan Jose Daniel Carreno was named as new coach of Qatar on Wednesday, the host nation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 15:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Cruel exit for Asian champions as Seoul sink Kashima]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Holders Western Sydney Wanderers were cruelly knocked out of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday when they beat favourites Guangzhou Evergrande but were undone by an injury-time winner elsewhere.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 18:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Ardiles: Winning a World Cup stays with you for life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=ardiles-winning-a-world-cup-stays-with-you-for-life-2602030.html]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Eight slots up for grabs across Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s final group-stage matches in the AFC Champions League where half of the tickets to the knockout stage remain on offer.]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Qatar unveils design of fifth proposed venue]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=qatar-unveils-design-of-fifth-proposed-venue-2593586.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Qatar’s grassroots football making steps forward ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=qatar-s-grassroots-football-making-steps-forward-2593545.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 11:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Big names advance as holders flounder]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday in the AFC Champions League group stage as a host of big teams from across the continent secured qualification with room to spare.]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[New Zealand 2015 passes 100,000 in ticket sales]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=new-zealand-2015-passes-100-000-in-ticket-sales-2593142.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Kashiwa advance as Lekhwiya's hopes rise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Trio of former champions into last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guangzhou Evergrande, Suwon Bluewings, Al Ahli (KSA), Al Hilal and Al Sadd all advanced to the AFC Champions League last 16, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers' title defence was left hanging by a thread.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Laudrup: This part of the season is great]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his coaching philosophy, success in Qatar, legacy at Swansea and gives his prediction as to the outcome of Spain's title race.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Asian frontrunners eye early progression]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action where a host of sides are aiming to secure progression to the knockout stage with a match to spare.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Lekhwiya lift title again]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at the highlights of another captivating season in the Qatar Stars League. 

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2014/2015