<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 17 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMTTue, 21 Nov 2017 09:11:16 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Great demand for World Cup tickets ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=great-demand-for-world-cup-tickets-2920563.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia and Argentina re-open Luzhniki Stadium in style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=russia-argentina-reopen-luzhniki-stadium-style-2919562-2919601.htmlSergio Aguero scored the only goal of the game as Russia and Argentina heralded a new chapter in the history of the Luzhniki Stadium, the flagship arena for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The match was a good test for both teams in the build-up to the tournament next summer.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia 2018 stadium progress: October 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=russia-2018-stadium-progress-october-2017-2918314.htmlFIFA.com provides readers with a full breakdown of how progress is going with the construction and renovation of the tournament’s stadiums.]]>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 03:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rausch: Playing at Russia 2018 is my biggest goal in life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=rausch-playing-at-russia-2018-is-my-biggest-goal-in-life-2917405.htmlAfter being born in a little Siberian town, Konstantin Rausch has gone on to have an impressive career in the German Bundesliga. Now he is hoping to take to the field at the FIFA World Cup back in his homeland.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Video Vault: Simonyan's Sweden 1958 journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=video-vault-simonyan-s-sweden-1958-journey-2915902.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Disabled children learn life skills through football]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=10/news=disabled-children-learn-life-skills-through-football-2915829.htmlNon-Governmental Organisations from Russia and Europe gathered in Moscow for a workshop organised by FIFA and adidas to discuss how effective training sessions can bring out positive social changes in the lives of disabled children.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:12:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[When Russia stunned England at the Luzhniki]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=when-russia-stunned-england-in-luzhniki-tues-17-october-2915041-2915335.htmlAs the Luzhniki Stadium gears up for being a pivotal part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia extravaganza, we look back ten years to one of the host nation's most notable wins in recent memory with the game's hero: Roman Pavlyuchenko.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Inspiring story makes FIFA World Cup dreams come true for mother and son]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=bring-someone-special-our-winner-from-india-2910526.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia relying on Kokorin for World Cup goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=russia-relying-on-kokorin-for-world-cup-goals-2913988.htmlHaving missed the cut for Russia's 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup squad, Aleksandr Kokorin's goalscoring exploits has seen him return to the national fold. 

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA and LOC assess Russia 2018 preparations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=fifa-and-loc-assess-2018-world-cup-preparations-2911010.htmlA joint delegation of specialists from FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organising Committee (LOC) has concluded its sixth stadium operational planning tour.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup™: More than 1.5 million tickets requested]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cuptm-more-than-1-5-million-tickets-requested-2910229.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 14:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia 2018 stadium progress: September 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=russia-2018-stadium-progress-september-2017-2909902.html

Every month, FIFA.com provides readers with a full breakdown of how progress is going with the construction and renovation of Russia 2018 stadiums.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup tickets in high demand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-in-high-demand-2908178.htmlIn the initial 24 hours of ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, more than 500,000 tickets were requested by fans from all over the world through FIFA.com.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=oc-for-fifa-competitions-approves-procedures-for-the-final-draw-of-the-2907924.htmlThe Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions met in Zurich to finalise the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as the dates for upcoming FIFA tournaments in 2018 and 2019, and Olympic slot allocations.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News
<![CDATA[Ticket sales for 2018 FIFA World Cup™ to start on 14 September 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticket-sales-for-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-to-start-on-14-september-2017-2907645.htmlAs of 14 September 2017 at 12:00 (Moscow time), fans all over the world will also be able to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia as ticket sales for the tournament start exclusively on FIFA.com/tickets.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[World Cup Magazine: 1977 memories & Noboa’s dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=world-cup-magazine-1977-memories-noboa-s-dream-2907219.htmlFIFA World Cup Magazine video takes you to the heart of the tournament and its host country through a series of fascinating features.]]>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup European play-off draw to take place on 17 October]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-world-cup-european-play-off-draw-to-take-place-on-17-october-2906954.htmlFollowing another round of thrilling matches as we enter the final straight in qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA is pleased to announce that the European play-off draw will take place in Zurich on Tuesday 17 October at 14:00 CET. The draw will be streamed live on FIFA.com and YouTube. 

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pitches laid at Russia 2018 stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=pitches-laid-at-russia-2018-stadiums-2902932.htmlAs the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws closer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Every month FIFA.com updates fans on how progress is going.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Football and friendship, a perfect combination]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=confed-cup-hosts-friendship-forum-2902692.htmlInspired by International Friendship Day, FIFA wanted to highlight an extraordinary event dedicated to friendship and football that was organised during the FIFA Conferedations Cup 2017 in Russia.

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[A dribble, a shutout and a three-team club]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-dribble-a-shutout-and-a-three-club-club-2902228.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with joy for a Brooklynite and a Reddingite.]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[All FIFA Confederations Cup doping control tests negative]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=all-fifa-confederations-cup-doping-control-tests-negative-2901918.htmlMon, 24 Jul 2017 13:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kerzhakov hangs up his boots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=kerzhakov-hangs-up-his-boots-2901230.htmlThu, 13 Jul 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup Trophy to make the longest-ever journey around a Host Country]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-world-cup-trophy-to-make-the-longest-ever-journey-around-a-host-c-2900525.htmlThu, 06 Jul 2017 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Participants arrive at the 3rd edition of the Football for Hope Forum]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=participants-arrive-at-the-3rd-edition-of-the-football-for-hope-forum-2897801.htmlThe first participants of the third edition of the Football for Hope Forum have arrived in Kazan, Russia with the event taking place from June 26 to 28.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:14:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Russia: Reasons for hope and areas for improvement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-find-hope-and-areas-for-improvement-2898259.htmlSun, 25 Jun 2017 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico overcome Russia to reach semis ]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334888/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Osorio: We’ve been planning this for a long time]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=osorio-we-ve-been-planning-this-for-a-long-time-2897870.htmlFollowing their dramatic win over New Zealand and on the eve of their crucial match against Russia, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio talks team selection and his side's hopes.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Akinfeev playing a captain's part]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=akinfeev-playing-a-captain-s-part-2897846.htmlThere are a number of reasons why Igor Akinfeev deserves a mention as the host nation's best performer against the Portuguese.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Mexico v Russia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334888/preview.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico: Five areas for improvement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-five-areas-for-improvement-2897439.htmlTop of their section and requiring just a point from their last group match to reach the semi-finals, Mexico nevertheless need to up their game in a few areas, as FIFA.com discussed with the Tri coach and players.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Kudryashov: The fans saw us fight till the end]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=kudryashov-the-fans-saw-us-fight-till-the-end-2897435.htmlAfter facing the challenge of marking the best player in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo, Russia defender Fyodor Kudryashov thinks the FIFA Confederations Cup hosts can grow following their second-half showing against Portugal.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ronaldo and Peralta strike as brave Kiwis' hopes end]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ronaldo-and-peralta-strike-as-brave-kiwis-hopes-end-2897138.htmlCristiano Ronaldo and Oribe Peralte were the match-winners for their respective sides on Matchday 2 in Group A as Portugal beat Russia and Mexico saw off a spirited challenge from New Zealand.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Disabled youngster enjoys moment to treasure with Ronaldo]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=disabled-youngster-enjoys-moment-to-treasure-with-ronaldo-2896664.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ronaldo header sinks Russia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334877/match-report.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 17:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Sabrosa, Bulykin surprise and encourage volunteers ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=sabrosa-bulykin-surprise-and-encourage-volunteers-2896849.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 16:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Three reasons why Russia can beat Portugal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=three-reasons-why-russia-can-beat-portugal-2896633.htmlEuropean champions Portugal are viewed as the favourites going into Wednesday’s game against the hosts, however, there are a few reasons why Russia can cause an upset.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Russia v Portugal]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334877/preview.htmlHosts Russia look to stay at the top of Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, but European champions Portugal will prove to be a difficult test for Stanislav Cherchesov's side. FIFA.com previews the match.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Smolov: I don’t want to be like everyone else]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=smolov-i-don-t-want-to-be-like-everyone-else-2896336.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia party on a day of celebration]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-party-on-a-day-of-celebration-2895763.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 1 of Russia 2017 as the hosts cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over New Zealand at St Petersburg's gleaming new stadium.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Dominant Russia win Confed curtain-raiser]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334883/match-report.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 17:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Meet the Confed Cup captains]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-closer-look-at-the-confed-cup-captains-2895407.htmlThe eight skippers at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 come under the microscope, with analysis from FIFA.com's team reporters. 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017