<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 12 Feb 2016 09:04:00 GMTFri, 12 Feb 2016 09:24:08 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[From 1966 to 2014: Remembering FIFA World Cup mascots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=from-1966-to-2014-looking-back-at-fifa-world-cup-mascots-2764879.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tiger, wolf and cat shortlisted to be Russia 2018 mascot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=tiger-wolf-and-cat-shortlisted-to-be-russia-2018-mascot-2764813.htmlThe campaign to select the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has taken another step forward, with three shortlisted designs now being prepared for the public vote that will take place across Russia in Autumn 2016.

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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Invitation to tender: Public Food & Beverage Concessionaire for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=invitation-to-tender-public-food-beverage-concessionaire-for-the-fifa--2764543.htmlFIF wishes to invite tenderers to submit proposals for the FIFA Public Food & Beverage Concession operations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup emblem gives life to Russian dream]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-confederations-cup-emblem-gives-life-to-russian-dream-2763679.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Karembeu to join Russia 2017 celebrations]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=karembeu-to-join-russia-2017-celebrations-2756798.htmlOn Wednesday 3 February 2016, the 500-day countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 gets underway, with former winner Christian Karambeu among the guests.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Discover the delights of Samara]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=discover-the-delights-of-samara-2756131.htmlWe take a closer look at Samara, one of Russia 2018's Host Cities, which will be the venue for six 2018 FIFA World Cup™ games, including a quarter-final.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=DestinationKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Matthaus and Kerzhakov inspire Russian children]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=matthaus-and-kerzhakov-inspire-russian-children-2747517.htmlWhich fan doesn't dream about receiving a letter from their footballing idol? For children at a number of orphanages in Russia, this dream is about to come true during the festive season thanks to the charity initiative “A New Year's Fairy Tale”.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russia 2018 mascot panel selected]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=russia-2018-mascot-panel-selected-2742570.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Mutko: Security must have special emphasis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mutko-security-must-have-special-emphasis-2734941.htmlTue, 24 Nov 2015 13:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 LOC Management Board reviews 2015 and looks forward to FIFA Confederations Cup 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=russia-2018-loc-management-board-reviews-2015-and-looks-forward-to-fif-2734803.htmlA review of the main achievements of 2015 and preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 were the main topics of the seventh meeting of the Russia 2018 LOC (Local Organising Committee) Management Board in Moscow. The meeting took place, with FIFA’s participation, on 24 November 2015.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nepomnyashchy: I'd rank Milla with the greatest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=nepomnyashchy-i-d-rank-milla-with-the-greatest-2722509.htmlLooking back at Italy 1990, former Cameroon coach Valery Nepomnyashchy recalled that unforgettable win over Argentina and Roger Milla picking Rene Higuita's pocket, before revealing his mistake in the quarter-final match against England.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2730534.htmlThis week featuring lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, Costa Rican women's football pioneer Marina Elena Valverde, team-mates paying tribute to Abby Wambach, who recently announced she will retire at the end of the year, and more.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Favoured French bow out while Mali dazzle again]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=favoured-french-bow-out-while-mali-dazzle-again-2723427.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 03:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ecuador ease past Russia into quarters]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298376/match-report.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Stars combine to promote Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=stars-combine-to-promote-russia-2018-2721552.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Last 16 determined on day of drama]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=last-16-determined-on-day-of-drama-2722134.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Russians rate their progress]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=russians-rate-their-progress-2722129.htmlRussia captain Georgy Makhatadze and fellow midfielder Ivan Galanin spoke to ​FIFA.com ​after sealing their progress to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 as Group E winners, and the pair took it in turns to rate each other's performance.

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 02:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Russia top group, send Amajimbos out]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298396/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Oct 2015 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Final push for the knockouts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=final-push-for-the-knockouts-2721315.htmlFrance alone will go into the final day of group matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 sure of their place in the knockout stage, for the seven other teams, everything remains possible.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France the only victors on day of penalties]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=france-the-only-victors-on-day-of-penalties-2720806.htmlMatchday 6 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 served up plenty of talking points, although this time goals were not the main topic of conversation with the battle between goalkeepers and penalty takers providing a gripping spectacle.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Russia comeback against Costa Rica]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298379/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Oct 2015 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Korea DPR's new kid at school ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=korea-dpr-s-new-kid-at-school-2719939.htmlFIFA.com ​speaks to Ryang Hyon-Ju, the only member of the Korea DPR squad to live and play his football outside of the country, about overcoming initial difficulties and what it's like for a Korea DPR native outside of the country.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France, Paraguay shine while Asian champs disappoint]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=recitals-de-fin-de-tournee-2719283-2719363.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 03:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Russians rule in Concepcion]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298370/match-report.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Russians dreaming of 2018]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=russians-dreaming-of-2018-2717782.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Mikhail Galaktionov, Russia's U-17 manager, on his hopes for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, as well as the squad's aspirations of featuring at a home FIFA World Cup in less than three years' time.

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2712161.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann responding to critics, a touching account of a father reuniting with his footballing son and Rafa Benitez on selling books.]]>Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[All smiles for Wernbloom in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=all-smiles-for-wernbloom-in-russia-2708794.htmlInstagram and Twitter to make him feel more at home.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Higher-education institutions selected to train volunteers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=higher-education-institutions-selected-to-train-volunteers-2711828.htmlWed, 14 Oct 2015 11:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[South Africa's class ready for Chile 2015]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=south-africa-s-class-ready-for-chile-2015-2702642.htmlA former teacher, South African coach Molefi Ntseki tells FIFA.com about his current crop of talented pupils, who will be representing their country in their first U-17 finals.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[1,000 days to Russia 2018 celebrated in style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=1-000-days-to-russia-2018-celebrated-in-style-2695756.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 14:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 Host Cities celebrate 1,000 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=russia-2018-host-cities-celebrate-1-000-days-to-go-2678714.html2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Host Cities across the country celebrated 1,000 days to go until the start of the tournament in style. 

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 22:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[1,000 days to Russia 2018: footballers and fans celebrate in Red Square ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=1-000-days-to-russia-2018-footballers-and-fans-celebrate-at-the-red-sq-2678549.htmlFri, 18 Sep 2015 11:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pairings drawn for 1,000 day countdown tournament]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=pairings-drawn-for-1-000-day-countdown-tournament-2678459.htmlThe semi-final pairings of the U-16 international tournament – one of the ceremonial events to be held to mark the 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Friday, 18 September – have been announced.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russian design students put their talents to the test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=russian-design-students-put-their-talents-to-the-test-2677952.htmlThu, 17 Sep 2015 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Slutsky: It was natural to answer Russia's call]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=slutsky-it-was-natural-to-answer-russia-s-call-2676092.htmlFIFA.com about combining the role with his post at CSKA Moscow, potential problems, the prospect of staying on and the outlook for the hosts at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hierro and Smertin to join countdown celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=hierro-and-smertin-to-join-countdown-celebrations-2678127.htmlWed, 16 Sep 2015 11:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volunteers at the centre of Russia’s 1,000 day countdown on 18 September ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=volunteers-at-the-centre-of-russia-s-1-000-day-countdown-on-18-septemb-2677873.htmlWed, 16 Sep 2015 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Matthaus and Zambrotta to attend 1,000 day countdown in Moscow ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=matthaus-and-zambrotta-to-attend-1-000-day-countdown-in-moscow-2677862.htmlTue, 15 Sep 2015 12:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Germany head quartet already confirmed for Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=germany-head-quartet-already-confirmed-for-confederations-cup-2672714.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at those nations which have already qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup, and the route on offer for the four remaining slots.]]>Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tradition and success at CSKA]]>/news/y=2009/m=12/news=tradition-and-success-cska-1143047.htmlIn the latest instalment of our series on Classic Clubs, FIFA.com looks at CSKA Moscow, well established among Russia's most successful clubs.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:20:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ClubsKind=News
<![CDATA[Salinas counting down the days to Chile 2015]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=salinas-counting-down-the-days-to-chile-2015-2673029.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Costa Rica defender Yostin Salinas, who in the midst of preparing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, is also looking after his studies, keeping up with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, living independently and much more.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Recycling a success at Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=recycling-a-success-at-russia-2018-preliminary-draw-2669214.htmlTue, 04 Aug 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brothers, trebles and a taxi driver]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brothers-trebles-and-a-taxi-driver-2668441.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a speedy strike and siblings.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Inspirational branding takes the stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=inspirational-branding-takes-the-stage-2666747.htmlMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo: It’ll be four from five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ronaldo-it-ll-be-four-from-five-2667888.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)