<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 01 Jul 2016 08:12:00 GMTFri, 01 Jul 2016 15:32:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Futsal coming into focus for struggling Scots ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=futsal-coming-into-focus-for-struggling-scots-2804715.htmlFIFA.com hears from Scotland's first-ever futsal coach Mark Potter about the positive correlation between the discipline and developing world class talent and the battle to change opinions and the football culture in his homeland.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[Batista: I didn't expect to get sent off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=batista-i-didn-t-expect-to-get-sent-off-2803501.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to former Uruguay international Jose Batista, who recalls being sent off in the opening minute against Scotland at Mexico 1986, the fastest-ever red card in FIFA World Cup™ history.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Celebrations in Denmark, poignant scenes Stateside]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=celebrations-in-denmark-poignant-scenes-stateside-2802701.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s club football headlined by some top-of-the-table meetings in USA and a league title in Denmark. There is also news from Norway and Scotland, as well as Sweden where a two-way charge for glory is shaping up.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Scottish skipper who helped forge football’s future]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-scottish-skipper-who-helped-forge-football-s-future-2800806.htmlFIFA.com highlights the fascinating story of Robert Gardner, an unusual and influential goalkeeper who led Scotland in the first-ever international match - and achieved much more besides.]]>Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:11:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Saints, strikers and a first touch]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=saints-strikers-and-a-first-touch-2791398.html Scoring records evaporating in Naples, Paris and Prague feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an unlikely outfit’s relentless improvement and a fairytale start to a professional career.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 05:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Church: No fear for Wales]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=church-no-fear-for-wales-2781795.htmlWales striker Simon Church speaks to FIFA.com about the move that has revitalised his career and boosted his chances of starring in Chris Coleman's side historic UEFA EURO 2016 campaign.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Old Firm's enduring appeal]]>/news/y=2009/m=2/news=old-firm-enduring-appeal-1023776.htmlSat, 16 Apr 2016 07:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=RivalriesKind=News<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![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[IFAB meets competition organisers interested in video experiments ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=ifab-meets-competition-organisers-interested-in-video-experiments-2780172.htmlFri, 08 Apr 2016 09:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=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[Josh Magennis: From goalkeeper to goalscorer]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/277/144/0/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Northern Ireland’s Josh Magennis about his incredible transition from shot-stopper to striker, while also looking ahead to UEFA EURO 2016.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Elleray: This should reduce controversy and confusion]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=elleray-this-should-reduce-controversy-and-confusion-2768735.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former English Premier League referee David Elleray to discuss the new edition of the Laws of the Game, presented at the 130th AGM of the IFAB in Cardiff.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[Infantino: We have taken a historic decision]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=infantino-we-have-taken-a-historic-decision-2768731.htmlThe International Football Assocation Board convened in Cardff for its 130th Annual General Meeting, with topics from video assistant referees to the so-called 'triple punishment' of a red card, penalty and ban for denying a goalscoring on the agenda.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[IFAB agrees to introduce experiments with video assistant referees]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ifab-agrees-to-introduce-experiments-with-video-assistant-referees-2768643.htmlA landmark decision by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at its 130th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cardiff, Wales, will pave the way for the introduction of live experiments with video assistant referees in football.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[Kim Little, the low-profile world-beater]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=kim-little-the-low-profile-world-beater-2768075.htmlFIFA.com hears from the player Hope Solo and Laura Harvey describe as "the best in the world", Kim Little, on her American and Australian adventures and the quest to reach a major tournament with Scotland.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 07:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Football and Film]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=football-and-film-2767608.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at just some of the films down the decades featuring the round-ball game as a central theme.]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2735494.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at the top quips from around world football, Brechin City's goalkeeper turns up at the wrong ground, Gerard Pique expresses his distaste for British cuisine, Arsenal’s manager discusses bargain hunting and much more.]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Pioneering Wharton finally takes his place]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=4/news=pioneering-wharton-finally-takes-his-place-1413035.htmlAs Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer, earns long-overdue recognition, FIFA.com takes a closer look at this former goalkeeper's amazing story. 

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2698806.htmlInspirational utterances from Edu, George Mann and Michael Lahoud headline our look back at the week's standout quotes and tweets from the world of football. 

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Lloyd’s hot streak continues, Europe’s contenders jostle]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lloyd-s-hot-streak-continues-europe-s-contenders-jostle-2695949.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Boumsong: World Cup is a unifying force]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=boumsong-world-cup-is-a-unifying-force-2671799.htmlWed, 19 Aug 2015 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Innovative ideas for pre-season]]>/news/y=2012/m=8/news=innovative-ideas-for-pre-season-1680807.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the unorthodox methods teams have used in pre-season, including indulgence in USA, a trip to Scotland, a wilderness retreat and a climb up a mountain.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Stars align for Chicago, Rosengard]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stars-align-for-chicago-rosengard-2608282.htmlTue, 26 May 2015 03:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2607627.htmlSat, 23 May 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[High-speed hat-tricks and timely trebles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=high-speed-hat-tricks-and-timely-trebles-2480211.htmlFIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game.]]>Sat, 16 May 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[European elite eye global summit]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-elite-eye-global-summit-2602148.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2601218.htmlSat, 02 May 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2594005.htmlFIFA.com recaps the best recent remarks.]]>Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[It's a funny old game]]>/news/y=2012/m=7/news=funny-old-game-1663747.htmlFIFA.com looks back on some of the game's more light-hearted moments.]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Dream debuts amid goals galore]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=dream-debuts-amid-goals-galore-2580867.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review alongside Brazil's resurgence, a Socceroo landmark and a record-breaking Norwegian youngster.]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar names reign in Europe, Japan’s new season blossoms ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=familiar-names-reign-in-europe-japan-s-new-season-blossoms-2580425.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest women’s club football news where spring has brought a new season in Japan, while a familiar quartet won their way into the UEFA Women’s Champions League last-four.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[They said it: Paul Gascoigne]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=they-said-it-paul-gascoigne-2568880.htmlFormer England midfielder Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne will go down as one of his country's all-time gifted players, but his career will be just as memorable for his mischievous nature. FIFA.com looks at some of his more memorable quotes.

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=They Said ItKind=News
<![CDATA[Rare stumble for Wolfsburg, domestic queens shine]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=rare-stumble-for-wolfsburg-domestic-queens-shine-2565697.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest in women’s club football, where the favourites were untroubled in Denmark, Spain and Scotland, but a rare defeat for Wolfsburg has created a dramatic title race in Germany.]]>Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[England emerge victorious in Cyprus]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=england-emerge-victorious-in-cyprus-2558310.htmlFIFA.com brings you a round-up of events from the Mediterranean, as England celebrated victory in the Cyprus Women’s Cup after defeating Women's World Cup hosts Canada in the final.]]>Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Coyle: Coaches should learn foreign languages]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=coyle-coaches-should-learn-foreign-languages-2555145.htmlAhead of Major League Soccer's landmark 20th season, FIFA.com spoke with new Houston Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle about his fresh challenge and the importance of language in football. 

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015
<![CDATA[Nelson: Extensive discussions on video replays]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=nelson-extensive-discussions-on-video-replays-2534826.htmlSat, 28 Feb 2015 14:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[The IFAB takes steps to change ‘triple punishment’]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-ifab-takes-steps-to-change-triple-punishment-2534830.htmlThe 129th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (The IFAB) saw moves made to change the 'triple punishment' rule of sending off, penalty and suspension.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release