<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 30 Nov 2017 11:32:00 GMTMon, 11 Dec 2017 09:34:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Video Vault: Tshabalala opens South Africa 2010 with a bang]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=video-vault-tshabalala-opens-south-africa-2010-with-a-bang-2921847.htmlFIFA.com looks back on Siphiwe Tshabalala's marvellous Opening Match strike for Bafana Bafana against Mexico at South Africa 2010.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Dolly: South Africa can pull off a miracle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=dolly-south-africa-can-pull-off-a-miracle-2919229.htmlSouth Africa midfielder Keagan Dolly speaks to FIFA.com about the team's topsy-turvy World Cup qualifying campaign and why his team's CAF Champions League success with Mamelodi Sundowns can inspire them to take their place in Russia.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Three spots up for grabs in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=three-spots-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2919169.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the fixtures on Matchday 6 – including the replayed game between South Africa and Senegal – scheduled to take place between 10 and 14 November.]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify in Africa?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=who-can-qualify-in-africa-2918834.htmlThe third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined. 

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Masuluke's trip of a lifetime]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=masuluke-s-trip-of-a-lifetime-2916198.htmlSouth African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke grabbed world-wide headlines last year when he scored an equaliser for his club in a top flight match with an outrageous bicycle kick. He is now hoping to add to those headlines.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:24:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa's penultimate joust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-s-penultimate-joust-2910263.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to this weekend's fifth round of fixtures in Africa where tickets to Russia 2018 are up for grabs.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[High-flying Masuluke turns comic book fantasy into reality]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=high-flying-masuluke-turns-comic-book-fantasy-into-reality-2909942.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[South Africa vs. Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed in November]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=south-africa-vs-senegal-world-cup-qualifier-to-be-replayed-in-november-2907241.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177.htmlFIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South Africa's phases of the Moon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=south-africa-s-phases-of-the-moon-2904507.htmlHaving played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ​to fly the family flag on the international stage.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[6 days to go: Mphela’s strike stuns Casillas]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=6-days-to-go-mphela-s-strike-stuns-casillas-2890345.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we take another look at Katlego Mphela’s stunning free-kick in the third-place play-off against Spain in 2009.]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Eight return home with heads held high]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=eight-return-home-with-heads-held-high-2890300.htmlEight teams head home after failing to qualify past the group stages at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com spoke to a few players to get their thoughts on lessons learned and impressions gained from their experiences.

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Mon, 29 May 2017 05:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dramatic climaxes and progression sealed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dramatic-climaxes-and-progression-sealed-2889704.htmlOn the penultimate night of FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage action a glut of teams from Group C and D ensured their names will stay among the contenders as dramatic climaxes sealed progress and heartbreak.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Uruguay top group after goalless draw]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367051/match-report.htmlUruguay and South Africa played out a goalless draw in their final Group D match in Incheon at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

 
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Sat, 27 May 2017 13:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Malepe looking at the bigger picture]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=malepe-looking-at-the-bigger-picture-2888516.htmlAhead of their must-win game against Uruguay at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, Amajita captain Repo Malepe speaks with FIFA.com about the bigger picture for South African football.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 05:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Continental champions stay strong, Italy revived]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=continental-champions-stay-strong-italy-revived-2887578.htmlWed, 24 May 2017 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Italy back on track with South Africa win]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367053/match-report.htmlItaly beat South Africa 2-0 to get their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign back on track thanks to goals from Ricarrdo Orsolini and Andrea Favilli.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Narrow wins the order of the day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=narrow-wins-the-order-of-the-day-2885539.htmlLike day one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, day two saw not a single draw, with the first four games in Groups C and D all producing decisive results.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Japan come from behind to beat South Africa]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367054/match-report.htmlJapan came from behind and claimed all three points in a 2-1 win over South Africa in Group D at Suwon World Cup Stadium at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. 

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Sun, 21 May 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Singh: South African with a Seleção soul]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=singh-south-african-with-a-selecao-soul-2882774.htmlTop scorer at his last two international tournaments, South Africa's Luther Singh arrives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 with plenty of pedigree along with hint of South American flair up his sleeve.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Bafana Bafana re-appoint Baxter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bafana-bafana-re-appoint-baxter-2882429.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-awards-2017-2018-media-rights-for-sub-saharan-africa-2878204.htmlFollowing an open tender process for 42 territories in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights for 2017-2018 –including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup – to five major broadcasting entities in the region.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release
<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Zambia crowned U-20 kings of Africa]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=zambia-crowned-u-20-kings-of-africa-2875938.htmlZambia led the charge as the final names made their way into the hat for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 draw, with Senegal, Guinea and South Africa following from an exciting CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Senegal and South Africa complete Korea Republic 2017 line-up]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=zambia-stamp-ticket-to-korea-republic-2869049.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[FIFA President completes ten-day African tour]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-president-completes-ten-day-african-tour-2869026.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 16:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Eight CAF hopefuls do battle for four berths ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=eight-caf-hopefuls-do-battle-for-four-berths-2868532.htmlThe semi-finalists of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia will each earn a place at May's FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action. 

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kekana’s unforgettable 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kekana-s-unforgettable-2016-2862015.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Real Madrid top of class at Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=real-madrid-top-of-class-at-japan-2016-2861746.htmlReal Madrid took the honours at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 to make it three titles for the year. In lifting the trophy for a second time, Los Merengues extended Europe’s domination of the competition, with the continent having now provided nine of its 13 champions.

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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Jeonbuk cruise to fifth place]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276116/match=300364979/match-report.htmlJeonbuk Hyundai Motors bounced back from their FIFA Club World Cup second round loss by defeating Mamelodi Sundowns in the match for fifth place at the Suita City Football Stadium, Osaka.

 
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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Jeonbuk, Sundowns seek redemption]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276116/match=300364979/preview.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the action.
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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[The way of Percy Tau]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-way-of-percy-tau-2859592.htmlFIFA.com talks to Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Percy Tau after the South African side's debut at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016. 

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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Endo, Mu sink Sundowns]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276104/match=300364977/match-report.htmlKashima Antlers booked their place in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals after defeating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 at the Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka. 

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Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Shibasaki: No10 is a magnificent number]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=shibasaki-no10-is-a-magnificent-number-2859333.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com ahead of Kashima Antlers’ second round match against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, Gaku Shibasaki discussed his excitement at playing against the CAF Champions League winners and his pride in the legacy of his club’s No10 shirt.

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2858284.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 09:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Spirit of Zico will welcome The Brazilians]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=276104/match=300364977/preview.htmlKashima Antlers and Mamelodi Sundowns are both making their tournament debuts at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016. FIFA.com takes a look at all aspects of their second round match in Osaka.

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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Billiat out to make the Sundowns shine]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=billiat-out-make-sundowns-shine-2859190-2859226.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Kashima ace Kanazaki hungry for more]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kashima-ace-kanazaki-hungry-for-more-2859168.htmlKashima Antlers made a winning start in the opening match against Auckland City at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016. The first half ended scoreless, but a goal early in the second half by Auckland stirred Kashima into life and set the stage for a dramatic come-from-behind victory.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Video Assistant Referees to be tested at FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=video-assistant-referees-to-be-tested-at-fifa-club-world-cup-japan-201-2858889.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Sundowns touch down in Osaka ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sundowns-touch-down-in-osaka-2858362.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 02:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-fifa-club-world-cup-in-numbers-2858090.htmlTo whet the appetite ahead of the 13th FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA.com has dipped into the record books to bring you some of the tournament’s most eye-catching statistics.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016