<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTThu, 14 Sep 2017 09:08:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Europe's big names close in on automatic qualification]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=europe-s-big-names-close-in-on-automatic-qualification-2906875.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Europe where several of the continent's traditional heavyweights moved within touching distance of winning a ticket to Russia.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Late strikes abound as second-placed sides jostle ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=late-strikes-abound-as-second-placed-sides-jockey-for-position-2906481.htmlFIFA.com reviews another exciting matchday in Europe as a number of nations took a step towards Russia 2018 qualification including Germany, England and Northern Ireland.]]>Sat, 02 Sep 2017 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain end Women’s U-19 EURO final hoodoo]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-end-women-s-u-19-euro-final-hoodoo-2904838.htmlFIFA.com reviews the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship after Spain cast aside several years of heartbreak to win the final of a tournament which saw three other teams book qualification to France 2018.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=scots-free-kick-hero-eyes-another-miracle-2903898.htmlScotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to FIFA.com about scoring two superb free-kicks in three minutes against England in June, the technique he employed and his team's hopes of claiming an unlikely World Cup berth.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[European quartet secure France 2018 berths]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=european-trio-secure-france-2018-berths-2904125.htmlEngland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![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[Big cats, Red Devils and a Gallic goblin]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=big-cats-red-devils-and-a-gallic-goblin-2901591.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the ESPYS.]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[Scots denied thrilling win, Germans in seventh heaven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=scots-denied-thrilling-win-germans-in-seventh-heaven-2894198.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 22:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scottish hopes pinned on Celtic’s Invincibles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=scottish-hopes-pinned-on-celtic-s-invincibles-2893979.htmlFIFA.com reports from Scotland, where a clutch of Celtic players - unbeaten in 47 domestic games this season - have been called upon to revive the national team's flagging FIFA World Cup hopes.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Football tackling youth unemployment at Street League]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=football-tackling-youth-unemployment-at-street-league-2892432.htmlFIFA.com pays a visit to Street League, a Football for Hope-supported charity enjoying great success in using the beautiful game to help unemployed people find their way into the workplace.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Hart: We want to win something for our country]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hart-we-want-to-win-something-for-our-country-2893242.htmlFIFA.com sat down with England’s No1 Joe Hart to discuss his time in Italy, the spirit in the Three Lions camp after a tough year and the redemptive road to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Icons of women's football history set to grace Edinburgh Festival]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=icons-of-women-s-football-history-set-to-grace-edinburgh-festival-2883473.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 14:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=former-england-defender-ugo-ehiogu-dies-aged-44-2880207.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Fay: It’s good to take yourself out of the comfort zone]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fay-it-s-good-to-take-yourself-out-of-the-comfort-zone-2866565.htmlFIFA.com hears from Scotland goalkeeper and captain Gemma Fay on nearing a double century of international caps, the development of women's football in the country and the upcoming UEFA Women's EURO 2017.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[131st IFAB AGM agenda confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=131st-ifab-agm-agenda-confirmed-2865567.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[Anna Signeul to leave Scotland for Finland]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=anna-signeul-to-leave-scotland-for-finland-2863722.htmlAnna Signeul will take charge of the Finland women’s national team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 qualifying campaign, the Football Association of Finland has confirmed. The Swede, who is currently head coach of the Scotland women’s national team, will remain in her current role for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 campaign.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Streaks and switches centre stage]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=streaks-and-switches-centre-stage-2862351.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an indefatigable Englishman, an expensive Brazilian and a conquering Colombian.]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Rodgers: Nobody has been better than Suarez this year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rodgers-nobody-has-been-better-than-saurez-this-year-2855650.htmlSun, 27 Nov 2016 19:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2855241.htmlIn 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.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[American wins and wonder goals]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=american-wins-and-wonder-goals-2854787.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with droughts ending in Madrid, Seattle and Tashkent.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2852961.htmlIn 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.

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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[European favourites march on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-favourites-march-on-2849524.htmlFriday's UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw the favourites keep their focus to either go top of their groups or extend their leads at the summit. FIFA.com rounds up Friday's action.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe
<![CDATA[Auld Enemies' classic clashes]]>/news/y=2013/m=8/news=auld-enemies-prepare-battle-again-2151451.htmlFIFA.com picks out ‘six of the best’ from their previous meetings.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[England-Scotland in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=england-scotland-in-numbers-2848597.htmlFIFA.com delivers you some riveting figures behind international football's oldest fixture.]]>Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Auld enemies clash as giants tackle minnows]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=auld-enemies-clash-as-giants-take-on-minnows-2848675.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Southgate: Kane’s a proven goalscorer at every level]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 06 Nov 2016 22:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Boyd remembers Braveheart, Gazza & Wembley woe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=boyd-remembers-braveheart-gazza-wembley-woe-2847980.htmlAhead of England and Scotland doing battle in Friday's FIFA World Cup qualifier, Tom Boyd looks back with FIFA.com to when the Scots - fired up by Braveheart - travelled to face the 'auld enemy' 20 years ago at UEFA EURO 96.

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Sat, 05 Nov 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[VAR progress core to IFAB ABM discussions]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=var-progress-core-to-ifab-abm-discussions-2847823.htmlThe IFAB’s Annual Business Meeting (ABM) took place in London at Wembley Stadium today, chaired by Martin Glenn, Chief Executive of The Football Association. 

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[131st Annual Business Meeting of The IFAB to take place at Wembley ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=131st-annual-business-meeting-of-the-ifab-to-take-place-at-wembley-2847450.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Downing: Southgate won’t be afraid to pick Gibson for England]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=downing-southgate-won-t-be-afraid-to-pick-gibson-for-england-2847383.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ferguson: Scotland can beat England at Wembley]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ferguson-scotland-can-beat-england-at-wembley-2846356.htmlTue, 25 Oct 2016 18:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[England held, Germany push on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=england-held-germany-push-on-2842764.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Revenge, a winning debut and impressive underdogs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=revenge-a-winning-debut-and-impressive-underdogs-2842084.htmlSun, 09 Oct 2016 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[PSG, PSV and flag-flying Foxes]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=psg-psv-and-flag-flying-foxes-2837863.htmlThe Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![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[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=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[Zico's swerver sinks Scots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=zico-s-swerver-sinks-scots-2821183.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures a memorable free-kick from a Brazil legend at Spain 1982.]]>Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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