<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 27 Oct 2014 11:55:00 GMTMon, 27 Oct 2014 12:33:29 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Iordanescu returns to Romania helm]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Piturca quits as Romania coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Romania coach Victor Piturca has quit the national side along with his backroom staff, the Romanian football federation (FRF) confirmed.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Late strikes sink Denmark, hold Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cristiano Ronaldo headed a stoppage-time winner for Portugal to snatch a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying triumph over Denmark, while John O'Shea marked his 100th senior cap for the Republic of Ireland by scrambling a last-gasp equaliser against Germany.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The thirteen flags of the EURO for Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2456405/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Poland stun Germany, Ireland rout Gibraltar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Poland defeated Germany for the first time in history in a hard-earned 2-0 win in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group D qualifier in Warsaw, while Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick in the Republic of Ireland's 7-0 rout of Gibraltar.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[O'Neill: It's a learning curve]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=​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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Everton return in style as Spurs, Celtic held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Everton returned to Europe with a 4-1 UEFA Europa League win over Wolfsburg, while Scottish champions Celtic and Tottenham both drew on the road against Salzburg and Partizan respectively.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Hungary sack Pinter, bring in Dardai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hungary sacked coach Attila Pinter on Thursday after only five games in charge following defeat against Northern Ireland in the first round of qualifying for the UEFA EURO 2016.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/newsid=2438540/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Three-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[Albania shock Portugal, Germany edge Scotland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Albania shocked Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal 1-0 on the road in Group I, while Poland forward Robert Lewandowski scored four goals in the first round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. 

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ludogorets, Steaua punished by UEFA]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Spurs, Inter make draw, Lyon, Hull miss out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tottenham, Inter Milan, PSV, and Saint-Etienne were among clubs which qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage draw but among those failing to make it across the play-off line were Lyon, Real Sociedad, and Hull City.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Arsenal beat Besiktas, Bayer win big]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Alexis Sanchez scores just before half-time to give Arsenal a 1-0 win over Besiktas to send the English Premier League club into the UEFA Champions League group stage, while Bayer Leverkusen beat Copenhagen 4-0 to advance 7-2 on aggregate.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![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/tournaments/archive/interactiveworldcup/2014/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