<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 02 Feb 2018 14:52:00 GMTTue, 20 Feb 2018 17:17:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Al Jaber: My World Cup memories are vivid]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=2/news=al-jaber-my-world-cup-memories-are-vivid-2927694.htmlAlmost 12 years on from scoring the last of his world finals goals, former Saudi Arabia forward Sami Al Jaber spoke with FIFA.com about his World Cup memories and what Russia 2018 means to the country's players.

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Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets: impressive figures mark the closing of the current sales window]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=2018-fifa-world-cuptm-tickets-impressive-figures-mark-the-closing-of-t-2927411.html4,905,169 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets had been requested by fans from all over the world before the random selection draw sales period concluded on 31 January.

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Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola takes off from London]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifa-world-cup-trophy-tour-by-coca-cola-takes-off-from-london-2926475.htmlToday the global leg of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off with an official launch ceremony in London as fans get #ReadyFor the highly anticipated tournament.  

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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA obtains preliminary injunction against viagogo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifa-obtains-preliminary-injunction-against-viagogo-2926697.htmlFri, 19 Jan 2018 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Simonyan: Russia reaching final four would be huge success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=simonyan-russia-reaching-final-four-would-be-huge-success-2926330.htmlCaptain of the USSR team at Sweden 1958, who also scored the Soviets' first ever goal in FIFA's most prestigious competition, Nikita Simonyan speaks with FIFA.com to revisit the World Cup 60 years ago and share his thoughts on the upcoming tournament on home soil in Russia.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup: over three million tickets requested as sales go on ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-over-three-million-tickets-requested-as-sales-go-o-2926346.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[World Cup legends heading to Russia in new role]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=world-cup-legends-heading-to-russia-in-a-new-role-2925932.htmlFIFA.com looks back on some previous World Cup stars who will be returning as part of the support team for competing nations at Russia 2018.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Video Vault: A landmark World Cup for Russian football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=video-vault-a-landmark-world-cup-for-russian-football-2925030.htmlIn the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com hears from former Soviet Union defender Vladimir Ponomaryov, who shares his memories of helping the Russians to their best ever standing at a global finals, at England 1966.

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA announces award of media rights in Russia and Italy for 2018 FIFA World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-announces-award-of-media-rights-in-russia-and-italy-for-2018-fifa-2925576.htmlRights in both territories have been awarded on a platform-neutral basis, allowing fans to enjoy TV, internet, mobile, and radio coverage of the competition.

 
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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup ticket sales proceed on FIFA.com – over 2,300,000 tickets requested since 5 December]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-world-cup-ticket-sales-proceed-on-fifa-com-over-2-300-000-tickets-2925529.htmlFIFA.com/tickets.]]>Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA strengthens Official Sponsor line-up for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with Mengniu Group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-strengthens-official-sponsor-line-up-for-2018-fifa-world-cup-russ-2925483.htmlWed, 20 Dec 2017 03:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Quartet secure spots in Round of 16]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/292/286/3/index.htmlTue, 05 Dec 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2017/2018<![CDATA[Referees with responsibility]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=referees-with-responsibility-2922581.htmlWhen the team line-ups are announced prior to a football match, the volume inside the stadium surges as the players' names ring out from the stands, the atmosphere thick with anticipation ahead of kick-off. 

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Cherchesov: Russia are on the right track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=cherchesov-russia-is-on-the-right-track-2922149.htmlFIFA.com, Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov drew some conclusions from the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and revealed his expectations for the tournament next year.]]>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All set for your trip to Russia?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=all-set-for-your-trip-to-russia-2922200.htmlNow that the fates of the 32 finalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ have been revealed, we bring you up to speed on everything you need to know to plan your trip next year, including match tickets, FAN ID and the match schedule. Get ready to pack your bags!

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Win a trip to the FIFA World Cup Opening Match]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=win-a-trip-to-the-fifa-world-cup-opening-match-2921996.htmlBe in with a chance of winning this trip of a lifetime by entering our exciting competition on the official FIFA World Cup Facebook page!

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[CIES study highlights diversity of 2018 FIFA World Cup™ squads ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=cies-study-highlights-diversity-of-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-squads-2921426.htmlMon, 27 Nov 2017 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup Original Trophy seen by over 220,000 Russians]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=fifa-world-cup-original-trophy-seen-by-over-220-000-russians-2921423.htmlMon, 27 Nov 2017 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Collina: Referees can count on me]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=collina-referees-can-count-on-me-2921462.htmlDuring his career, Pierluigi Collina officiated so diligently and competently that he was voted the world's best referee for six consecutive years between 1998 and 2003. The Italian redefined the role and became the first star referee.

 
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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921083.htmlNeymar, Sam Kerr and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are among the stars of our latest statistical look at the footballing week.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 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™