<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 25 May 2016 18:22:00 GMTWed, 25 May 2016 18:22:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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
<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes first official visit to Russia meeting with President Putin]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-concludes-first-official-visit-to-russia-meeting-with-p-2781829.htmlConcluding his first official visit to the Host Nation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to discuss preparations for the World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Infantino: I’m impressed by Russia 2018 preparations]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=infantino-i-m-impressed-by-russia-2018-preparations-2781719.htmlTo conclude the first day of his official visit to Russia, FIFA President Gianni Infantino held a joint media briefing together with Russian Football Union President and Local Organising Committee Chairman Vitaly Mutko.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[ FIFA President Infantino to visit FIFA World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-infantino-to-visit-fifa-world-cup-hosts-russia-and-qata-2781269.htmlFri, 15 Apr 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Stadium tour reveals positive developments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=stadium-tour-reveals-positive-developments-2780707.htmlFrom 4 to 10 April, FIFA and Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) experts visited six Host Cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The trip formed part of the third operational tour of venues to assess the progress being made in preparing for the biggest football event in the world.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Decent working conditions key to stadium construction in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=decent-working-conditions-key-to-stadium-construction-in-russia-2773549.htmlThu, 31 Mar 2016 10:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Denisov hoping for Uzbek progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=denisov-hoping-for-uzbek-progress-2768792.htmlAfter helping to confirm his country's spot in the third round of Asia qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Uzbekistan defender Vitaliy Denisov tells FIFA.com about the growing football boom in his country and why making it to the 2018 World Cup would be such a special event for him.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Panov: We proved the world champions were beatable]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=panov-we-proved-the-world-champions-were-beatable-2772526.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Alexander Panov, who recalls Russia famous 3-2 victory over France in a UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier, the first times Les Bleus were beaten after their 1998 FIFA World Cup triumph.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Stadium construction in the heart of a Russian winter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=stadium-construction-in-the-heart-of-a-russian-winter-2772003.htmlFIFA.com provides an update on progress made this winter during the construction of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Can Juve spring a surprise in Munich?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/020/9/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2769703.htmlFIFA.com's rolling round-up of the weekend’s action.]]>Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spartak Stadium kicks off separate waste collection in preparation for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=spartak-stadium-kicks-off-separate-waste-collection-in-preparation-for-2769754.htmlAs part of preparations for the FIFA World Cup in 2018, FC Spartak Moscow and the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) have launched a project to separate and manage waste at Spartak Stadium, which will host the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Value of mega sports events for sustainable development discussed at UN ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=3/news=value-of-mega-sports-events-for-sustainable-development-discussed-at-u-2768070.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Host Cities get their own unique signature look]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-host-cities-get-their-own-unique-signatur-2769545.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[First-leg wins key to progression]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/276/948/7/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the events from the last 16 in Europe's premier club competition this week.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 23:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Russian football’s special mother]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=russian-football-s-special-mother-2769011.htmlFIFA.com tells her story on International Women's Day.]]>Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Home four face different challenges]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/276/901/0/index.htmlMon, 07 Mar 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Valenki replace football boots in Nizhny Novgorod]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=valenki-replace-football-boots-in-nizhny-novgorod-2766084.htmlvalenki.]]>Sat, 20 Feb 2016 06:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shooting stars and sighs of relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=shooting-stars-and-sighs-of-relief-2765509.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a week that brought notable achievements for Christine Sinclair, Julian Nagelsmann and Juventus, while ending droughts for Valencia and Danny Welbeck.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![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