<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 07 Dec 2016 06:15:00 GMTWed, 07 Dec 2016 08:06:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Anyukov: A home World Cup will be a celebration]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=anyukov-a-home-world-cup-will-be-a-celebration-2858224.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 06:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Volunteer candidates party at Europe's largest ice rink]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=volunteer-candidates-party-at-europe-s-largest-ice-rink-2858198.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ovechkin: I'll always admire Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ovechkin-always-admire-messi-2856759-2857081.htmlStar ice hockey player and Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin sits down for an exclusive interview with FIFA.com after being named the latest 2018 FIFA World Cup Ambassador. 

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 tickets go on public sale]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-confederations-cup-russia-2017-tickets-to-go-on-public-sale-on-1--2856751.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hudson: Playing against host nation is huge]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hudson-playing-against-host-nation-is-huge-2855501.htmlFIFA.com his thoughts on playing hosts Russia, CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico and European champions Portugal in Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.]]>Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tournament of Champions map drawn in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-made-for-tournament-of-champions-2855232.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Full steam ahead in preparation for the FIFA Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=full-steam-ahead-in-preparation-for-the-fifa-confederations-cup-2855332.htmlBefore the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 got underway, FIFA, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and the Host Country provided an update on prepareations for the Tournament of Champions. FIFA.com brings below the main quotes of the press conference.

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The Russia 2017 Official Draw in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-russia-2017-official-draw-in-numbers-2855046.htmlWith just hours to go before the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 in Kazan, FIFA.com reveals some key facts and figures on the event.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[USD 20 million in prize money for FIFA Confederations Cup teams]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usd-20-million-in-prize-money-for-fifa-confederations-cup-teams-2855001.htmlThe Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederations Cup, under the chairmanship of Vitaly Mutko, has confirmed that a total prize pool of USD 20m will be shared among the eight participating teams.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Confederation champions poised to find out their fate]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=confederation-champions-poised-to-find-out-their-fate-2854775.htmlFIFA.com's exclusive coverage.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Follow Saturday's Russia 2017 draw live on FIFA.com]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=follow-saturday-s-russia-2017-draw-live-on-fifa-com-2854456.htmlFIFA.com will be streaming live on Saturday 26 November as the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 takes place at the Kazan Tennis Academy.]]>Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Draw procedures of the Official Draw confirmed]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-procedures-of-the-official-draw-confirmed-2854215.htmlThu, 24 Nov 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Semak relishing Confederations Cup ahead of draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=semak-relishing-confederations-cup-ahead-of-draw-2853963.htmlFormer Russia captain Sergei Semak speaks to FIFA.com ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Draw in Kazan on 26 November, where he will on hand to assist with the event.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Russia's sports city embracing football ahead of Confederations Cup draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=russia-s-sports-city-embracing-football-ahead-of-confederations-cup-dr-2853967.htmlFrom Melbourne to Lisbon, the eyes of the footballing world will be focused on Kazan this Saturday for the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. We look closer at what makes this sports-mad city tick.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Enthusiastic demand for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets by Visa cardholders]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=enthusiastic-demand-for-fifa-confederations-cup-tickets-by-visa-cardho-2852528.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Guidelines for the use of FIFA's Official Marks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=guidelines-for-the-use-of-fifa-s-official-marks-2852492.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Semak and Isinbaeva relishing FIFA Confederations Cup draw role]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=semak-and-isinbaeva-relishing-fifa-confederations-cup-draw-role-2851654.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Two-time winner Julio Baptista to take part in FIFA Confederations Cup draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=two-time-winner-julio-baptista-to-take-part-in-fifa-confederations-cup-2848789.htmlThe Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will feature a very special guest, whose footballing career is intertwined with the tournament. 

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Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Russia's youthful footballing passion through Brazilian eyes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazilian-snapshots-of-russian-youngsters-passion-for-the-game-2848232.htmlFIFA.com about his upcoming projects, his recent trip to Russia and his expectations about the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.]]>Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2848128.html

Like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is in store for you on FIFA.com in the coming days, which will be headlined by international action.


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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 13:37:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalty perfection and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=penalty-perfection-and-prolific-scoring-2847874.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an historic achievement for a son of San Sebastian.]]>Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup on sale for Visa card holders]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=first-fifa-confederations-cup-tickets-go-on-sale-on-8-november-2016-fo-2847741.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 08:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Yana Churikova and Andrey Malakhov to present FIFA Confederations Cup draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=yana-churikova-and-andrey-malakhov-to-present-fifa-confederations-cup--2847587.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Stadium roof erected in Rostov-on-Don]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=stadium-roof-erected-in-rostov-on-don-2847050.htmlFIFA.com updates fans on how progress is going.]]>Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gerello: Passion for football and music in Saint Petersburg]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=gerello-passion-for-football-and-music-in-saint-petersburg-2846951.htmlFIFA.com about what the tournament means for the city on the Neva River.]]>Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Jones driving Germany on, Portugal reach EUROs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=jones-driving-germany-on-portugal-reach-euros-2846454.htmlFIFA.com brings you up to date with the latest happenings…]]>Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Wolf chosen as 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Mascot and named Zabivaka™]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=wolf-chosen-2018-fifa-world-cup-official-mascot-and-named-zabivaka-2845435.htmlFri, 21 Oct 2016 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=MascotKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Relive the Mascot unveiling]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-world-cup-mascot-to-be-unveiled-live-on-friday-2844823.htmlFIFA.com for which character they would like to see as the face of Russia 2018: a cat, tiger or wolf.]]>Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=MascotKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[TV personalities become Russia 2018 Ambassadors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=tv-personalities-become-russia-2018-ambassadors-2845053.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 18:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lozano: Colombia 2016 is a turning point]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=lozano-colombia-2016-is-a-turning-point-2844983.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Butman: We'll summon up our strength and be wonderful hosts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=butman-we-ll-summon-up-our-strength-and-be-wonderful-hosts-2844742.htmlAfter being announced as a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Host City amabassador for Saransk, saxophonist Igor Butman speaks with FIFA.com about the relationship between jazz and football in an exclusive interview.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Future residents inspired by Samara Arena]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=крыльев-советов-посетили-строиплощадку-самара-арены-2842985-2843165.htmlThu, 13 Oct 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Legendary Russian footballer turns 90]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=legendary-russian-footballer-turns-90-2843052.htmlNikita Simonyan, USSR's first captain and scorer at a FIFA World Cup, becomes the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Ambassador on his 90th birthday.

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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Nielsen to provide official market research for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=nielsen-to-provide-official-market-research-for-the-fifa-confederation-2841215.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2018 LOC, FIFA and STRI conduct World Cup pitch inspection]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=russia-2018-loc-fifa-and-stri-conduct-world-cup-pitch-inspection-2840542.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2839112.htmlFIFA.com will be serving up in the coming days.

 

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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News
<![CDATA[Celebratory scenes as Argentina triumph]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=celebratory-scenes-as-argentina-triumph-2839081.htmlIn the jubilant scenes that followed Argentina’s victory at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, certain images stood out above all others. Among them was the sight of coach Diego Guistozzi being thrown into the air by his players, some of whom had been his team-mates only four years previously at Thailand 2012.

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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 02:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Shayakhmetov eager to learn from defeat]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=shayakhmetov-eager-to-learn-from-defeat-2839060.htmlSun, 02 Oct 2016 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A first for Argentina and fond farewells]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-first-for-argentina-and-fond-farewells-2839040.htmlLa Albiceleste twice hit back within seconds of Russia scoring, while their strong defence was also fundamental in ensuring the win.]]>Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Gold for Wilhelm, silver for Lima]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=gold-for-wilhelm-silver-for-lima-2839054.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 witnessed stunning performances by renowned names and the emergence of a new crop of talents. FIFA.com rounds up the individual award winners. 

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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Argentina claim maiden futsal crown]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276094/match=300357638/match-report.htmlArgentina defeated Russia 5-4 in a dramatic FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 final at the Coliseo el Pueblo in Cali to win the country's first-ever Futsal World Cup title.

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Seven questions to Skorovich and Giustozzi]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=seven-questions-to-skorovich-and-giustozzi-2838419.htmlTo lift the FIFA Futsal World Cup, teams must successfully negotiate seven matches, as Russia and Argentina – the Colombia 2016 finalists who will lock horns on Saturday – know all too well. Prior to that decisive duel, FIFA.com posed seven questions to the coaches of the two surviving teams. 

 
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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Abramov breaks his interview hoodoo ahead of the final]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=abramov-breaks-his-interview-hoodoo-ahead-of-the-final-2838340.htmlRussia's Sergey Abramov broke one of his superstitions and gave FIFA.com an interview ahead of his country's big final against Argentina at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Ekaterinburg Arena prepares for a new life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ekaterinburg-arena-prepares-for-a-new-life-2838049.html As the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia draws ever nearer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Here is FIFA.com's monthly update on how progress is going.]]>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Borruto: It’s all about the ball]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=borruto-it-s-all-about-the-ball-2838011.htmlFIFA.com how his tough upbringing in Avellaneda helped to turn him into the type of player he his today.]]>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Volga, space, sky and even hills: what to see and do in Samara]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=volga-space-sky-and-even-hills-what-to-see-and-do-in-samara-2837483.html

A key venue at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the 45,000-seater Samara Arena will feature group-stage matches plus a Round-of-16 tie and a quarter-final. FIFA.com reveals what to do in Samara when the football is not on.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia outlast Iran to make final]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/match-report.htmlWed, 28 Sep 2016 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[The small things for Russia’s Lima]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-small-things-for-russia-s-lima-2837177.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Giantkillers go head-to-head]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/preview.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016