<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Aug 2014 09:49:00 GMTFri, 22 Aug 2014 15:01:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Argentinian ascendancy amid goal blitzes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Bilbao, Napoli level as Bayer clip Copenhagen]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tuesday's UEFA Champions League play-off round match-ups saw Athletic Bilbao earn at 1-1 draw at Napoli while Bayer Leverkusen came out on top of a five-goal thriller against Copenhagen winning 3-2 and a ten-man Arsenal held Besiktas in Istanbul.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Benitez wary of Athletic challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Long, Gardos sign for Southampton]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Southampton announced the signings of Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long from Hull and Romania defender Florin Gardos both on four-year deals. 

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Arsenal face Besiktas, Porto draw Lille]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Celtic crash out, Zenit advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Zenit St. Petersburg overturned a one-goal deficit to come through 3-1 on aggregate against AEL Limassol in their UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match, while Celtic crashed out to Legia Warsaw 6-1 on aggregate. 

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Legia inflict heavy defeat on Hoops, Lille win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Rat agrees switch to PAOK]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Super League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Grigore joins Toulouse]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Romanian defender Dragos Grigore has been confirmed as a Toulouse player, signing on a three-year contract from Dinamo Bucharest.

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Executive fully backs Brazil to host a great 2014 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/congress/news/newsid=2355983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/newsid=2355080/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014<![CDATA[President Blatter expresses sympathy for severe flooding]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2341394/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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[Steaua Bucharest win Romanian title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=romania-liga-i-2000000142/news/newsid/233/628/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 May 2014 09:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga I 2013/2014<![CDATA[London, Munich compete for showpieces]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/432/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of London's Wembley Stadium and Munich's Allianz Arena will host the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final and final, after the two put their names forward for the tournament's climax.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our 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[Messi and Argentina fail to impress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Argentina laboured to a 0-0 draw against Romania in a friendly which also saw Lionel Messi struggle with illness as both Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain started. 

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy 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!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In 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[Arsenal, Dortmund edge through on night of drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Mourinho: Chelsea not favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jose Mourinho admits he does not consider Chelsea to be among the favourites to win the UEFA Champions League this season. 

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Eight spots up for grabs ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eight 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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<![CDATA[Lyon, Lazio amongst qualified sides]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Chelsea advance, shock for Barça]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the UEFA Champions League action on a poor night for some of the competition's bigger names with defeat for Barcelona and Chelsea, although the latter still became the fifth club to win through to the next round.]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2013 03:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Arsenal sink Marseille, Ajax down Barça]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Five former winners facing elimination]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=11 teams can secure passage to the UEFA Champions League knockout phase this week, while five former winners of the European competition, including Juventus and Borussia Dortmund face an early exit if they fail to win.

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[France, Ronaldo shine to book Brazil berths]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=france-ronaldo-shine-book-brazil-berths-2226678.htmlFIFA.com reviews a thrilling conclusion to European qualifying for Brazil 2014 headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo's scene-stealing hat-trick and France's dramatic comeback.]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Greece stand strong in Bucharest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=greece-stand-strong-bucharest-2225264.htmlGreece qualified for their third FIFA World Cup after a first-half goal from in-form Konstantinos Mitroglou was enough for Fernando Santos' men to beat Romania 4-2 on aggregate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Last chance for Europe's hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=last-chance-for-europe-play-off-hopefuls-2225415.htmlFIFA.com previews the second legs.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[American adventures decided by high drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls a final day of USA 1994 qualifying involving an 8.3-second goal, a heroic display from a debutant keeper, a number of crucial late strikes and a European heavyweight pressing the self-destruct button.]]>Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:15:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[Greece in control, France face uphill task]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=greece-control-france-face-uphill-task-2224729.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from the FIFA World Cup European zone qualifying play-offs. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a crucial goal, Greece took control over Romania and France slipped to a 2-0 defeat in Ukraine.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Mitroglou brace lifts Greece over Romania]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=mitroglou-brace-lifts-greece-over-romania-2224397.htmlKostas Mitroglou scored a brace to lift Greece to a 3-1 win over Romania in their FIFA World Cup play-off first leg, putting them in pole-position for claiming a spot at Brazil 2014.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Europe poised for play-off showdowns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=europe-poised-for-play-off-showdowns-2223742.htmlThu, 14 Nov 2013 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Piturca hoping for third time lucky ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=piturca-hoping-for-third-time-lucky-2220138.htmlFIFA.com about the challenge of leading the team to the FIFA World Cup in his third spell in charge, with a play-off against Greece looming.]]>Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Greece name play-off squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=greece-name-play-off-squad-2220667.htmlFri, 08 Nov 2013 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spurs, Valencia, Fiorentina all through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spanish pair progress, Dortmund fall at home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up Wednesday's UEFA Champions League action headlined by Lionel Messi's return to goalscoring form as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid became the latest teams to reach the knockout stage.]]>Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Barça, Atleti through, Arsenal triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Champions League giants eye last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews midweek UEFA Champions League action where a number of the continent's big guns are aiming to claim early progression to the knockout stage with holders Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona among them.]]>Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Pellegrini hints at dropping Hart]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Spurs sink Sheriff, Swansea held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jermaine Defoe scored for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol, equalling Spurs' European goal scoring record, while Swansea succumbed to a late equaliser from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar to end 1-1.

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Atleti, Dortmund shine as away teams impress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a fascinating matchday in the UEFA Champions League with away wins in vogue. Heavyweights Barcelona and AC Milan played out a stalemate while there were mixed results for English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea.]]>Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Milan hold Barça, Celtic clip Ajax]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=AC Milan held Barcelona, spurred on by the return of Lionel Messi, to a 1-1 draw at the San Siro, while Celtic sunk Ajax 2-1 and Borussia Dortmund beat Arsenal in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action.

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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Who will win the European play-offs?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=who-will-win-the-european-play-offs-2202398.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which four teams you expect to progress to Brazil 2014 from the Portugal-Sweden, Ukraine-France, Greece-Romania and Iceland-Croatia ties.]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Seven sides out to extend perfect starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s UEFA Champions League action with seven of Europe’s biggest clubs aiming to maintain faultless records to date, however the likes of Juventus and Manchester City are still seeking their continental form.]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Coaches react to play-off draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=coaches-react-play-off-draw-2201671.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the coaches who attended the FIFA World Cup qualifying draw for the European play-off matches, with Portugal-Sweden and Ukraine-France the standout ties.]]>Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European hopefuls learn play-off fate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=european-hopefuls-learn-play-off-fate-2201358.htmlMon, 21 Oct 2013 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European play-off ties confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=watch-the-european-play-off-draw-fifa-com-2199207.htmlFri, 18 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone