<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTThu, 04 Aug 2016 22:35:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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[Ba excels as EURO & Copa records fall]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ba-excels-as-euro-copa-records-fall-2803025.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[France first and a first for Albania]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/267/3/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Group A at UEFA EURO 2016 in France as the hosts claimed top spot, while debutants Albania secured a dose of history.]]>Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2802582.htmlIn our regular round-up of the week's footballing birthdays we celebrate the birthdays of a Cameroonian centre-back, a Beach Soccer World Cup legend, a World Cup-winning French talisman and an iconic USA Women's World Cup winner.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Griezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/198/0/index.htmlGriezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Payet brilliance wins opener for France]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/089/9/index.htmlFrance edged Romania 2-1 in the UEFA EURO 2016 curtain-raiser in Paris. The winner of the European finals will qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. 

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Chiriches: It’s a once in a lifetime moment]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/216/5/index.htmlRomania and Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches recalls watching the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France as a youngster ahead of his side's return to the country for a major tournament. 

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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2790968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Dinamo Bucharest's executive director explains the special plans to honour the memory of the late Patrick Ekeng, we get David Beckham's thoughts on Leicester City's title success, former Ajax coach Frank de Boer reflects on a title missed in the Netherlands and much more.]]>Sat, 14 May 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Rest in Peace, Patrick Ekeng]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rest-in-peace-patrick-ekeng-2790183.htmlFIFA and the football fraternity are in mourning, following the tragic passing of Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon international midfielder Patrick Ekeng, who died aged 26 after collapsing during a match in Romania.

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Sat, 07 May 2016 11:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2781411.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Shoot-outs, shutouts and a statuesque Swede]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=shoot-outs-shutouts-and-a-statuesque-swede-2770456.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with lots of late drama in a steelyard and an all-conquering city’s dethroning Down Under.]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2735507.htmlFIFA.com celebrates those turning a year older this week, including a South African star, a Mexican midfielder, a Manchester United and Italy full-back, a Greek hero and many more.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Petrescu: It was special to score against England]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=petrescu-it-was-special-to-score-against-england-2702528.htmlNow over a decade into his career as a coach, former Romania defender Dan Petrescu still holds a special place in his heart for his goals at the FIFA World Cup, giving FIFA.com an insight into his trips to USA 1994 and France 1998.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2667914.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Pedro, Nery Pumpido, Desiree Scott and more.]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![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[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[Setting sail for Uruguay]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=setting-sail-for-uruguay-2651139.htmlSun, 21 Jun 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2651913.htmlSun, 21 Jun 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2581908.htmlSun, 05 Apr 2015 10:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Laban: I feel I belong]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/257/934/4/index.htmlFIFA.com about his journey up the ladder.]]>Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Hagi: Football was easy for me]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=2/news=hagi-football-was-easy-for-me-2526064.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2488841.htmlSun, 07 Dec 2014 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[England close on top ten, Portugal climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=11/news=england-close-in-on-top-ten-2479554.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Keseru: I’m on great form, and I hope it lasts]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=11/news=keseru-i-m-on-great-form-and-i-hope-it-lasts-2471187.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga I 2014/2015<![CDATA[Shimmying Shorty seals PSV comeback]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=shimmying-shorty-seals-stunning-psv-comeback-2464138.htmlFIFA.com recalls how a Romario hat-trick, sealed by a breathtaking goal, helped PSV Eindhoven produce a marvellous fightback and eliminate Steaua from the 1989/90 European Cup.]]>Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[The thirteen flags of the EURO for Europe]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=the-thirteen-flags-of-the-euro-for-europe-2456405.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows the host cities' presentation for a ground-breaking event.]]>Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/605/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[O'Neill: It's a learning curve]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=o-neill-it-s-a-learning-curve-2443459.html​FIFA.com ​about his side's rise in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their positive UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying result against Hungary and his hopes for the coming games.]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A wonder goal and a friend-turned-foe]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=a-wonder-goal-and-a-friend-turned-foe-2443151.htmlWed, 24 Sep 2014 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Patrascu, the players’ player]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=patrascu-the-players-player-2438540.htmlThree-time Grand Finalist Ovidiu Patrascu from Romania talks to FIFA.com about his footballing career both on the pitch and in the virtual arena. 

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Argentinian ascendancy amid goal blitzes]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=argentinian-ascendancy-amid-goal-blitzes-2423551.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with goal sprees in Romania and Uruguay.]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Executive fully backs Brazil to host a great 2014 FIFA World Cup™]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=6/news=executive-fully-backs-brazil-to-host-a-great-2014-fifa-world-cuptm-2355983.htmlSat, 07 Jun 2014 23:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2014<![CDATA[Final line-up named for the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=final-line-up-named-for-the-fifa-interactive-world-cup-grand-final-2355080.htmlFri, 06 Jun 2014 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014<![CDATA[President Blatter expresses sympathy for severe flooding]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=president-blatter-expresses-sympathy-for-severe-flooding-2341394.htmlFIFA President Blatter has written a letter to the Presidents of the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian Football Federation, Romanian Football Federation and the Football Federation of Serbia expressing his sympathy for the people of their countries as a result of the recent severe flooding.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 16:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=happy-birthday-you-2305980.htmlOur weekly round-up of the upcoming footballing birthdays sees a Ukrainian stalwart, a Bosnian creator, an Aussie veteran and a former Romania forward all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Spain toppled as Italy triumph]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=spain-toppled-italy-triumph-2276597.htmlItaly are the new kings of European futsal with a 3-1 victory over Russia after reigning champions Spain were toppled for the first time in almost a decade in the semi-finals. FIFA.com reviews the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 action.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=happy-birthday-you-2274002.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com looks at some of the biggest names in football celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Romanian legend and a former Mexico coach.

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Sun, 02 Feb 2014 15:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Games winners are going to Brazil!]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=2258748/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=We have our confirmed winners of the recently completed FIFA Ultimate Trivia and FIFA Predictor seasons! Club members from Romania, Italy and Colombia are going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil!

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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:52:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=The ClubKind=News
<![CDATA[Eight spots up for grabs ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/224/182/7/index.htmlEight places remain in the UEFA Champions League last 16 and 15 sides will be looking to secure their place in the final round of groups matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[France run riot, Germany dominate]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=france-run-riot-germany-dominate-2231228.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest action from the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers, including a goal spree by France and vital wins for the Netherlands and Israel.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015