<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 04 Aug 2015 11:31:00 GMTTue, 04 Aug 2015 11:33:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Lokomotiv drop points, Rostov remain unbeaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lokomotiv Moscow missed the chance to go level on points at the top of the Russian Premier League after being held 1-1 by Dynamo in Sunday's Moscow derby, while Rostov remain unbeaten after a goalless draw at home to Krasnodar.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Zenit, CSKA make it three from three]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2015/2016<![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[Monaco win at Young Boys, Fener held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Monaco put one foot into the UEFA Champions League play-off round with a 3-1 win away to Swiss side Young Boys, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce were held to a goalless draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![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)<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cannavaro: It will be an interesting battle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=cannavaro-it-will-be-an-interesting-battle-2667881.htmlFabio Cannavaro, a FIFA World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, looks ahead to the European Zone qualifiers after assisting at the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw.

 

 
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Eto’o: The gap has closed a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=eto-o-the-gap-has-closed-a-lot-2667840.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Team Base Camp e-brochure expands geographic reach of Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=team-base-camp-e-brochure-expands-geographic-reach-of-2018-fifa-world--2667370.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 philatelic items revealed ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-2018-philatelic-items-revealed-2667101.htmlMarka Publishing and Trading Center, presented the first philatelic items that have been created to celebrate the tournament.]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[RELIVE: Organising Committee press conference]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=organising-committee-press-conference-to-stream-live-on-fifa-com-2667038.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Smertin replaces Hulk as draw assistant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=smertin-replaces-hulk-as-draw-assistant-2667066.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wide-ranging sustainability strategy in place for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wide-ranging-sustainability-strategy-in-place-for-the-2018-fifa-world--2666924.htmlThu, 23 Jul 2015 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia's dream starts here]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-s-dream-starts-here-2666627.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 17:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Follow the Preliminary Draw on FIFA.com]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=follow-the-preliminary-draw-on-fifa-com-2665221.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[RELIVE: Russia 2018 sustainability launch ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-2018-sustainability-launch-to-be-streamed-live-2666752.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo caps all-star cast of Draw Assistants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=hulk-caps-all-star-cast-of-draw-assistants-2666612.htmlFormer Brazil striker and two-time FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldo rounds out the list of star-studded Draw Assistants who will help unveil the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Saturday. 

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-in-numbers-2665218.htmlFIFA.com looks at some statistics from the qualifying competition's history and some other records on the verge of crashing.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rajkovic relishing draw role ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=rajkovic-relishing-draw-role-2665820.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 09:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Portugal end ten-year wait amid new highs on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-end-ten-year-wait-amid-new-highs-on-sand-2666518.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia bounce back to grab third]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273817/match=300318439/match-report.htmlRussia bounced back from their semi-final defeat to convincingly claim third place in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with a 5-2 win over Italy.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portuguese spirit wins through as Tahiti make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portuguese-spirit-wins-through-as-tahiti-make-history-2666046.htmlSat, 18 Jul 2015 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[CSKA kick off with win, Rostov, Terek draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2015/2016<![CDATA[Hosts into final, end Russia's defence]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273819/match=300318440/match-report.htmlPortugal booked their place in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup final with a 4-2 win, ending Russia's bid to win three straight titles.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup™ Preliminary Draw: 1 week to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-world-cuptm-preliminary-draw-1-week-to-go-2665858.htmlSat, 18 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Quartet target final slots]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=quartet-target-final-slots-2665778.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Russia and the art of the set-piece]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-the-art-of-the-set-piece-2665763.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Two towers in defence and a third lung in the stands]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=two-towers-in-defence-and-a-third-lung-in-the-stands-2665765.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Champions Zenit gear up for title defence]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/571/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[European trio win through with Tahiti]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The semi-final line-up at Portugal 2015 was decided on a thrilling Thursday afternoon in Espinho, with Russia teeing up an intriguing tie with hosts Portugal and Italy booking a last-four slot against Tahiti. FIFA.com reviews all the quarter-final action.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Hopefuls await third qualifying round draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland tomorrow, with some of Europe's top clubs waiting anxiously to plot their paths to the competition's group stage.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Russia triumph in clash of champions]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273821/match=300318425/match-report.htmlRussia dramatically triumphed 6-5 after extra time in a thrilling battle between the holders and four-time champions Brazil in the first of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 quarter-finals.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Vodianova: This is a great honour]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=vodianova-this-is-a-great-honour-2664387.htmlThu, 16 Jul 2015 10:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil and Iran safely through, Tahiti end Russia's run]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-and-iran-safely-through-tahiti-end-russia-s-run-2664523.htmlThe reigning world champions were shocked and eight qualified nations learned the fate that awaits them in the quarter-finals. FIFA.com reviews another enthralling day on the sands of Espinho.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti see off Russia to top group]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318421/match-report.htmlTahiti surprised reigning FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup champions Russia with a 7-6 win which saw them top Group D with the Pacific island nation triumphing in a topsy-turvy game that saw a goal each from the sides' goalkeepers.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Kobelev replaces Cherchesov as Dynamo coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2015/2016<![CDATA[Russia and Tahiti march on]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-tahiti-march-on-2663640.htmlRussia and Tahiti both secured spots in the quarter-finals, while Brazil moved to the brink of a place in the next round after a close match with Iran. FIFA.com looks back on another memorable day at Portugal 2015.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Zenit beat Lokomotiv to win Super Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Russian league champions Zenit St. Petersburg defeated cup holders Lokomotiv Moscow 4-2 on penalties in the Russian Super Cup.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Russia close on quarters, Barea on brink]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318434/match-report.htmlFIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holders Russia held off a fightback from minnows Madagascar to close on the quarter-finals and continue their quest to retain the title.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Russia eye next round, pressure on Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-eye-next-round-pressure-on-spain-2663245.htmlFIFA.com ​previews the second round of matches in Groups C and D of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 which promise, for the most part, to be both tight and highly charged.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil buck the trend on day of close contests]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-buck-the-trend-on-day-of-close-contests-2662942.htmlBrazil's 5-1 thrashing of Mexico was the most emphatic scoreline on the second day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, which had previously featured a number of close-run results.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Russia fight to victory over tenacious Paraguay]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318436/match-report.htmlReigning FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holders Russia were forced to battle hard to get the latest defence of their title off to a perfect start, beating Paraguay 7-5.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Ronaldo confirmed as Preliminary Draw Assistant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ronaldo-confirmed-as-preliminary-draw-assistant-2662674.htmlFri, 10 Jul 2015 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)