<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 30 Sep 2016 20:06:00 GMTFri, 30 Sep 2016 20:35:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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<![CDATA[Esmaeilpour, Iran’s man for the occasion]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=esmaeilpour-iran-s-man-for-the-occasion-2836923.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 04:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Russia and Iran reach semis on day of revenge and drama]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=russia-and-iran-reach-semis-on-day-of-revenge-and-drama-2836691.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Eder, Chishkala help Russia see off Spain]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357675/match-report.htmlRussia barged past Spain 6-2 in Cali to book their place into the FIFA Fustal World Cup Colombia 2016 final four in a dominant display, with Eder Lima and Ivan Chishkala both bagging braces.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Gustavo, Russia's Petr Cech]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=gustavo-russia-s-petr-cech-2836366.htmlAlthough Gustavo’s luminous shirt already helps him stand out from the rest of the Russia team, it is his numerous impressive saves – and headgear – that have caught the eye at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Football tricks on the largest screen in the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=football-tricks-on-the-largest-screen-in-the-world-2836213.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cat, tiger and wolf unveiled: 2018 mascot race is on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cat-tiger-and-wolf-unveiled-2018-mascot-race-is-on-2836196.htmlRussian fans can now vote for their favourite character to be the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=MascotKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The great glove debate]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-great-glove-debate-2836173.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Penalty pain and seventh heaven]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=penalty-pain-and-seventh-heaven-2835500.htmlWed, 21 Sep 2016 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Russia ruthless as they move into quarters]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357672/match-report.htmlWed, 21 Sep 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Chishkala, a cool Russian customer amid the heat]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=chishkala-a-cool-russian-customer-amid-the-heat-2835054.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 12:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[First departures as hosts hang on]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=first-departures-as-hosts-hang-on-2834371.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 04:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Russia cruise into knockouts with Cuba win]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357656/match-report.htmlSeven different goalscorers helped Russia cruise to a 7-1 victory over Cuba and finish as Group B winners at the FIFA Futsal Colombia 2016, while Cuba were eliminated with their third consecutive loss.

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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[New transport ring unites football venues in Moscow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-transport-ring-unites-football-venues-in-moscow-2833355.htmlFIFA.com brings you last month's news highlights from the cities preparing to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Sochi's surge in popularity, St. Petersburg’s recognition as the tourism capital of Europe, new Host City ambassadors and a recently opened transport service in Moscow all feature.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Operational planning tour identifies key priorities for Host Cities]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=operational-planning-tour-identifies-key-priorities-for-host-cities-2833277.htmlSeptember 2016 sees the programme of visits to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ stadiums reach one more milestone, with a delegation of FIFA and Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee experts currently conducting a fourth operational planning tour.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[World Cup dream on hold for Egypt's Abdelnaser]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=world-cup-dream-on-hold-for-egypt-s-abdelnaser-2833262.htmlFIFA.com about where the Pharaohs went wrong - and how they can put it right.]]>Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and another late leveller]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=speedy-strikes-and-another-late-leveller-2833231.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Quickfire Russians brush past Egypt]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357657/match-report.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Promes: The Netherlands have turned a page]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=promes-the-netherlands-have-turned-a-page-2832186.htmlFIFA.com hears from Quincy Promes who is one of the new faces hoping to lead the Netherlands to Russia 2018 after a disappointing period for the Oranje since their successful showing at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Late strikes and drama as the curtain rises]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=late-strikes-and-drama-as-the-curtain-raises-2831989.htmlSun, 11 Sep 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Eder gets Russia rolling against Thailand]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357658/match-report.htmlRussia came out on top in an entertaining 6-4 encounter with Thailand as they began their FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 campaigns.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Arshavin: Cherchesov is the ideal choice]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=arshavin-cherchesov-is-the-ideal-choice-2830948.htmlFIFA.com about his new challenge in Kazakhstan, the appointment of Stanislav Cherchesov as Russia coach and playing as long as possible.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shayakhmetov set to continue 2016 rollercoaster]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=shayakhmetov-set-to-continue-2016-rollercoaster-2830368.htmlAhead of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, FIFA.com caught up with Russia star Vladislav Shayakhmetov, who reflects on his rollercoaster year after bouncing back from a UEFA Futsal EURO final defeat with the national side to win the UEFA Futsal Cup at club level. 

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA launches VKontakte account ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-launches-vkontakte-account-2830743.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Leonov: I still want to be the best player in the world]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=leonov-i-still-want-to-be-the-best-player-in-the-world-2830124.htmlRussian defender and captain Ilya Leonov gives an exclusive interview with FIFA.com where he explains the development of Russian futsal and previews the European qualifying tournament for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Football stars share their experience and excitement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=football-stars-share-their-experience-and-excitement-2830083.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Datsyuk: The World Cup in Russia will be unforgettable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=datsyuk-the-world-cup-in-russia-will-be-unforgettable-2823877.htmlFIFA.com hears from Pavel Datsyuk about his thoughts on Russia 2018, with the ice hockey star named FIFA World Cup ambassador for Yekaterinburg.]]>Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Preparations for World Cup in Saransk on schedule]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=preparations-for-fifa-world-cup-in-saransk-on-schedule-2824033.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at how the preparations are going in Saransk, the smallest of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Host Cities, ahead of the global extravaganza touching down in the Mordovian capital in two years' time.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Cuba’s Reynoso still going strong]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cuba-s-reynoso-still-going-strong-2823770.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Clemente Reynoso, a legend of Cuban futsal, who is set to mark his two decades in the job with a fifth appearance at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, at Colombia 2016.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Working conditions: FIFA and trade unions sign cooperation agreement for Russia 2018 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=working-conditions-fifa-and-trade-unions-sign-cooperation-agreement-fo-2823712.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kerzhakov: Scoring at a World Cup is an incomparable feeling]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=kerzhakov-russia-will-wow-the-world-in-2018-2801423.htmlRussia's all-time leading goalscorer Alexandr Kerzhakov spoke about his personal aspirations for Russia 2018 and the hopes of the country ahead of hosting football's showpiece event in two years' time. 

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Cherchesov calm ahead of Russia's historic campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cherchesov-calm-ahead-of-russia-s-historic-campaign-2823241.htmlFIFA.com hears from Russia's new coach Stanislav Cherchesov as he prepares to lead his team in a historic first FIFA World Cup on home soil.]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[What to see and do in Kaliningrad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=what-to-see-and-do-in-kaliningrad-2822864.htmlThe 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Host City located furthest to the west, Kaliningrad is set to host four group-stage matches at the upcoming tournament. FIFA.com reveals what Kaliningrad will have to offer during Russia 2018.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ural cuisine: What to eat in Ekaterinburg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=12-08-уральская-кухня-какие-блюда-попробовать-в-екатеринбурге-2821612-2821678.htmlEkaterinburg, Russia 2018's easternmost Host City, will host four matches between 15 and 27 June – enough time to sample the unique Ural cuisine which reflects a blend of traditions from the many ethnic groups who have settled in the Ural mountains over the centuries.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Cherchesov named Russia head coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cherchesov-named-russia-head-coach-2821610.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volgograd's gateway transforming ahead of World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=volgograd-s-gateway-transforming-ahead-of-world-cup-2821561.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Saransk decorated with children's drawings]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=saransk-decorated-with-children-s-drawings-2821012.htmlA viewing platform at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, children's football drawings as urban decoration in Saransk and football lessons for foreigners in Nizhny Novgorod. FIFA.com picks out some interesting stories from the cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ruslan Nigmatullin's unusual mix]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=ruslan-nigmatullin-s-unusual-mix-2820709.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively to the 2001 Russian Player of the Year, who was also voted best DJ in Russia in 2014. ]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2820243.htmlFIFA.com, while Rio 2016 continues to dominate our coverage.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 13:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[History-makers stand together in Stanford]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=history-makers-stand-together-in-stanford-2819205.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows Roger Milla and Oleg Salenko side-by-side, fresh from breaking two tournament records.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ekaterinburg on schedule for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=ekaterinburg-on-schedule-for-russia-2018-2819100.htmlThe easternmost Host City for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was inspected by top local authorities on Tuesday, including Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)