<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Jul 2016 14:24:00 GMTThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:13:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Russian volunteers ready for the World Cup after EURO experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=russian-volunteers-ready-for-the-world-cup-after-euro-experience-2812797.html20 Russian volunteers from 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Centres spent over a month helping out organisers at the recently concluded UEFA EURO 2016 in France and gained invaluable experience in the process.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Memories retold, half a century on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=memories-retold-half-a-century-on-2812559.htmlFIFA.com from 23 to 30 July.]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners as Rio looms]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-as-rio-looms-2812198.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest from USA, England and Sweden where several big names stumbled, while there is also news from Finland and Russia.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Alfa-Bank unveiled as first-ever Regional Supporter for the FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=alfa-bank-unveiled-as-first-ever-regional-supporter-for-the-fifa-world-2812200.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[Samara's football on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samara-s-football-on-the-rise-2812103.htmlWe visit 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Host City Samara, to take a closer look at club side Krylya Sovetov, who are based in the city.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[First round of visits to Russia 2018 stadiums for monitoring working conditions completed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=first-round-of-visits-to-russia-2018-stadiums-for-monitoring-working-c-2811754.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Matsuev: Sport and culture are international heritage of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=matsuev-sport-and-culture-are-international-heritage-of-russia-2811558.htmlSun, 10 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2811605.htmlWe take a look at the news, interviews and features coming up on ​FIFA.com ​over the next seven days.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2811603.html

In 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 with a Welsh wonder, a German Gomez and a scoring Super Eagle all celebrating this week.]]>
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Denis Matsuev becomes Russia 2018 ambassador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=denis-matsuev-becomes-russia-2018-ambassador-2811547.htmlDenis Matsuev has become an ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The Russian classical pianist received his Ambassador’s Certificate today from Alexey Sorokin, CEO of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee, and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia 2018 will be a great treat for every visitor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samoura-russia-2018-will-be-a-great-treat-for-every-visitor-2811206.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia expecting “Tournament of champions. Dream of fans”]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=russia-expecting-tournament-of-champions-dream-of-fans-2811156.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ticket prices for FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup announced]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ticket-prices-for-fifa-confederations-cup-and-fifa-world-cup-announced-2811035.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[More than 60,000 volunteer applications received in the first month]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=more-than-60-000-volunteer-applications-received-in-the-first-month-2810582.htmlThe campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is off to an impressive start with more than 62,500 people applying to participate in the first month alone.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Slutsky steps down as Russia coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=slutsky-steps-down-as-russia-coach-2804706.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Host Cities to create a smoke-free environment ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=host-cities-to-create-a-smoke-free-environment-2804671.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 13:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wales finish top as England fire blanks]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/284/5/index.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 23:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Russian airports prepare to welcome the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=russian-airports-prepare-to-welcome-the-world-2802754.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Russian construction standard created for FIFA World Cup stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-russian-construction-standard-created-for-fifa-world-cup-stadiums-2802275.htmlSat, 18 Jun 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Bale boosts Wales, England held]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/115/5/index.htmlWe review the day's action at UEFA EURO 2016 as Gareth Bale scored Wales' first goal at a European Championship, while a late sucker punch from Russia saw them draw 1-1 with England.

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:58:00 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[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Russian volunteers head to France for EURO 2016 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=russian-volunteers-head-to-france-for-euro-2016-2800492.htmlWed, 08 Jun 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volunteer recruitment achieves high figures within the first days ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=volunteer-recruitment-achieves-high-figures-within-the-first-days-2800267.htmlTue, 07 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volunteer recruitment campaign off to flying start in Host Cities]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=volunteer-recruitment-campaign-off-to-flying-start-in-host-cities-2799557.htmlAll Host Cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ hosted a festival coinciding with one of the most important milestones of the tournament: the beginning of the volunteer recruitment process for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. FIFA.com recounts the events.

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Smertin appointed as World Cup ambassador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=smertin-appointed-as-world-cup-ambassador-2799303.htmlFormer Russia captain Alexei Smertin has been named as an ambassador for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Volunteer Campaign for Russia 2018 kicks off with illustrious backing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=volunteer-campaign-for-russia-2018-kicks-off-with-illustrious-backing-2799263.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Medical staff start preparation for Russia 2018]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medical-staff-start-preparation-for-russia-2018-2792748.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA carries out stadium visits in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-carries-out-stadium-visits-in-saint-petersburg-and-kaliningrad-2792469.htmlEarlier this week FIFA’s Director of Competitions Colin Smith carried out stadium visits in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad accompanied by representatives of the Local Organising Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A double, a drubbing and the dreaded drop]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-double-a-drubbing-and-the-dreaded-drop-2792391.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you through the host cities of four former FIFA World Cup Finals and one future one, as well as the Big Apple.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lombaerts: I can get by in any scenario in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lombaerts-i-can-get-by-in-any-scenario-in-russia-2792170.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 06:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2791110.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, 15 May 2016 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Lovchev: Playing in World Cup Opening Match is a once-in-a-lifetime experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lovchev-playing-in-world-cup-opening-match-is-a-once-in-a-lifetime-exp-2790706.htmlFormer Soviet Union defender Evgeny Lovchev looks back at the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico Opening Match with FIFA.com​ in celebration of the Estadio Azteca's 50-year anniversary.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[The spider against the panther]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-spider-against-the-panther-2790523.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup reflects on Mexico 1999, looks ahead to Russia 2017]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-confederations-cup-reflects-on-mexico-1999-looks-ahead-to-russia--2790504.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 23:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Working conditions monitoring system launched at World Cup stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=working-conditions-monitoring-system-launched-at-world-cup-stadiums-2790536.htmlFor the first time in the build-up to a FIFA World Cup, a monitoring system is being implemented to ensure decent working conditions in the stadiums being built or renovated for the event. 

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Wed, 11 May 2016 18:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Stars to promote World Cup 2018 as host cities ambassadors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=stars-to-promote-world-cup-2018-as-host-cities-ambassadors-2790143.htmlFIFA.com gives you the low-down on who will represent the host cities as Russia 2018 ambassadors, who have made their names as Olympic champions, opera singers and even astronauts.

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Sat, 07 May 2016 15:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Rostov following in Leicester's spirit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rostov-following-in-leicester-s-spirit-2789446.htmlFIFA.com looks into Rostov's rise and hears from the club's defensive midfielder and captain Aleksandr Gatskan about their progress.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2018 LOC Management Board meeting with FIFA participation in Nizhny Novgorod]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=russia-2018-loc-management-board-meeting-with-fifa-participation-in-ni-2783243.htmlThe 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee (Russia 2018 LOC) held its eighth Management Board meeting with FIFA participation on 27 April 2016 in Nizhny Novgorod. Members of this board include heads of key FIFA and LOC departments, who discussed the main issues in operational planning for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and associated events.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Boban: Croatia's time may come at Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=boban-croatia-s-time-may-come-at-russia-2018-2782212.htmlFormer Croatia and AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban was in Moscow recently alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino. FIFA.com took the opportunity to ask him about the future of both Croatian and Russian football.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Byshovets: Brazil's time has come]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Seoul 1988 champion with USSR, head coach Anatoly Byshovets looks back at the unforgettable triumph with FIFA.com on his 70th birthday.

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournament Seoul 1988