<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 27 Aug 2016 14:16:00 GMTSat, 27 Aug 2016 17:33:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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)
<![CDATA["The heart of Russian sport" opening its doors in 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-heart-of-russian-sport-opening-its-doors-in-2018-2813469.htmlOn 31 July 1956, the Luzhniki Stadium officially opened its doors. To mark the 60-year anniversary, FIFA.com recalls the most interesting stories in the stadium's history, as well as the memorable finals that have been played at the venue. 

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New stadium to add to Volgograd's unique cityscape]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=new-stadium-to-add-to-volgograd-s-unique-cityscape-2813276.htmlAs the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws ever nearer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Every month FIFA.com brings fans up to speed on how progress is going.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russian volunteers ready for the World Cup after EURO experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=russian-volunteers-ready-for-the-world-cup-after-euro-experience-2812797.html20 Russian volunteers from 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Centres spent over a month helping out organisers at the recently concluded UEFA EURO 2016 in France and gained invaluable experience in the process.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Memories retold, half a century on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=memories-retold-half-a-century-on-2812559.htmlFIFA.com from 23 to 30 July.]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners as Rio looms]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-as-rio-looms-2812198.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest from USA, England and Sweden where several big names stumbled, while there is also news from Finland and Russia.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Alfa-Bank unveiled as first-ever Regional Supporter for the FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=alfa-bank-unveiled-as-first-ever-regional-supporter-for-the-fifa-world-2812200.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[Samara's football on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samara-s-football-on-the-rise-2812103.htmlWe visit 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Host City Samara, to take a closer look at club side Krylya Sovetov, who are based in the city.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[First round of visits to Russia 2018 stadiums for monitoring working conditions completed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=first-round-of-visits-to-russia-2018-stadiums-for-monitoring-working-c-2811754.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Matsuev: Sport and culture are international heritage of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=matsuev-sport-and-culture-are-international-heritage-of-russia-2811558.htmlSun, 10 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2811605.htmlWe take a look at the news, interviews and features coming up on ​FIFA.com ​over the next seven days.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2811603.html

In 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 with a Welsh wonder, a German Gomez and a scoring Super Eagle all celebrating this week.]]>
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Denis Matsuev becomes Russia 2018 ambassador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=denis-matsuev-becomes-russia-2018-ambassador-2811547.htmlDenis Matsuev has become an ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The Russian classical pianist received his Ambassador’s Certificate today from Alexey Sorokin, CEO of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee, and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia 2018 will be a great treat for every visitor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samoura-russia-2018-will-be-a-great-treat-for-every-visitor-2811206.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia expecting “Tournament of champions. Dream of fans”]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=russia-expecting-tournament-of-champions-dream-of-fans-2811156.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ticket prices for FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup announced]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ticket-prices-for-fifa-confederations-cup-and-fifa-world-cup-announced-2811035.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[More than 60,000 volunteer applications received in the first month]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=more-than-60-000-volunteer-applications-received-in-the-first-month-2810582.htmlThe campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is off to an impressive start with more than 62,500 people applying to participate in the first month alone.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Slutsky steps down as Russia coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=slutsky-steps-down-as-russia-coach-2804706.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Host Cities to create a smoke-free environment ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=host-cities-to-create-a-smoke-free-environment-2804671.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 13:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wales finish top as England fire blanks]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/284/5/index.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 23:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Russian airports prepare to welcome the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=russian-airports-prepare-to-welcome-the-world-2802754.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Russian construction standard created for FIFA World Cup stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-russian-construction-standard-created-for-fifa-world-cup-stadiums-2802275.htmlSat, 18 Jun 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Griezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/198/0/index.htmlGriezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Bale boosts Wales, England held]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/115/5/index.htmlWe review the day's action at UEFA EURO 2016 as Gareth Bale scored Wales' first goal at a European Championship, while a late sucker punch from Russia saw them draw 1-1 with England.

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Russian volunteers head to France for EURO 2016 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=russian-volunteers-head-to-france-for-euro-2016-2800492.htmlWed, 08 Jun 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volunteer recruitment achieves high figures within the first days ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=volunteer-recruitment-achieves-high-figures-within-the-first-days-2800267.htmlTue, 07 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volunteer recruitment campaign off to flying start in Host Cities]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=volunteer-recruitment-campaign-off-to-flying-start-in-host-cities-2799557.htmlAll Host Cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ hosted a festival coinciding with one of the most important milestones of the tournament: the beginning of the volunteer recruitment process for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. FIFA.com recounts the events.

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Smertin appointed as World Cup ambassador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=smertin-appointed-as-world-cup-ambassador-2799303.htmlFormer Russia captain Alexei Smertin has been named as an ambassador for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Volunteer Campaign for Russia 2018 kicks off with illustrious backing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=volunteer-campaign-for-russia-2018-kicks-off-with-illustrious-backing-2799263.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Medical staff start preparation for Russia 2018]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medical-staff-start-preparation-for-russia-2018-2792748.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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)