<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 27 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTMon, 27 Mar 2017 15:34:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Oleg Salenko]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-oleg-salenko-2877482.htmlFIFA.com hears from Oleg Salenko on the five-goal haul against Cameroon at USA 1994 that made him a World Cup record-breaker.]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[Gilberto Silva: The Confederations Cup is a special tournament ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=gilberto-silva-the-confederations-cup-is-a-special-tournament-2876500.htmlA two-time Confederations Cup winner, Gilberto Silva has been reunited with the trophy during events in Australia and New Zealand. He told FIFA.com about his memories of the tournament and expectations for Russia 2017.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Gazprom launch fifth season of Football for Friendship]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=gazprom-launch-fifth-season-of-football-for-friendship-2876399.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:53:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Cafu: Russia are one of Confed Cup favourites]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=cafu-russia-are-one-of-confed-cup-favourites-2875642.htmlDuring his visit to St. Petersburg to celebrate 100 days to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Brazil legend Cafu spoke with FIFA.com about the approaching festival of football in Russia and the best moments of his career.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Luzhniki Stadium blossoms as it prepares for a new chapter ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=luzhniki-stadium-blossoms-as-it-prepares-for-a-new-chapter-2874700.htmlIt may have more than six decades of history, but the Luzhniki Stadium is set to begin a whole new lease of life ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Puyol anticipating memorable matches in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=puyol-anticipating-memorable-matches-in-russia-2869246.htmlSpanish FIFA World Cup-winning captain Carles Puyol gave his impressions on Russia's preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup and spoke about his expectations for the upcoming tournament in an interview with FIFA.com.

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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Win a trip to the FIFA Confederations Cup with Hyundai]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=win-a-trip-to-the-fifa-confederations-cup-with-hyundai-2868895.htmlThe Be There With Hyundai Contest is live! You could be one creative phrase away from winning a trip to the the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Bethere with HyundaiKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ticket sales for FIFA Confederations Cup resume on FIFA.com]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=ticket-sales-for-fifa-confederations-cup-resume-on-fifa-com-2869007.htmlWith 108 days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup, ticket sales resume today (1 March 2017) at 12.00 CET (14.00 Moscow time) via FIFA.com/tickets.

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Puyol meets volunteers, experiences Moscow excitement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=puyol-meets-volunteers-experiences-moscow-excitement-2868868.htmlTue, 28 Feb 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Puyol to visit Saint Petersburg Stadium and meet volunteers in Moscow]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=puyol-to-visit-saint-petersburg-stadium-and-meet-volunteers-in-moscow-2867982.htmlFIFA World Cup™ winner Carles Puyol will visit Russia next week to get a feel for the excitement as preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 get into full swing.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Cherchesov: Confed Cup is important for the country]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=cherchesov-we-need-to-test-ourselves-2866767.htmlStanislav Cherchesov spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his hopes for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, a tournament which he hopes will see the nation united behind his team.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[A very Russian welcome]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-very-russian-welcome-2866076.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[What does Russia mean to you?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=what-does-russia-mean-to-you-2865909.htmlWhat does Russia mean to you? That was the question posed to the seven coaches who know they will be heading to the FIFA Confederations Cup in the country later this year. You can watch the video to see their reactions.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Final Draw to take place in State Kremlin Palace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=final-draw-to-take-place-in-state-kremlin-palace-2864946.htmlHopeful nations across the planet with an eye on 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia now know where their path to potential glory will be laid out in front of them – inside the concert hall at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russian and Chilean fans lead requests for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-and-chilean-fans-lead-requests-for-fifa-confederations-cup-tic-2863836.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Noboa: I consider myself half Ecuadorian, half Russian]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=noboa-i-consider-myself-half-ecuadorian-half-russian-2863432.htmlEcuador and Rostov midfielder Cristhian Noboa caught up with FIFA.com to talk about his transition into Russian culture and Russia 2018 Host Cities Kazan, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Special Confederations Cup metro trains unveiled]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=special-confederations-cup-metro-trains-unveiled-2861965.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA announces Arenafoods Catering as Public Food & Beverage Concessionaire for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-announces-arenafoods-catering-as-public-food-beverage-concessiona-2860741.htmlFIFA announced today that the Moscow-based company Arenafoods Catering has been chosen as the Public Food and Beverage Concessionaire for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Marzipan, Klopse, Fleck and beer: a distinctly Germanic feel to Kaliningrad cooking]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=marzipan-klopse-fleck-and-beer-a-distinctly-germanic-feel-to-kaliningr-2860025.htmlWe continue our look at the culture and cuisine of Russia by throwing the spotlight on Kaliningrad, the westernmost Host City of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 tickets go on sale for Visa cardholders]]>/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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)