<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:44:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:49:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Boyata's late goal gives Celtic some breathing space]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Dedryck Boyata saved Celtic's blushes with a late winner in a 1-0 home win over Azerbaijani side Qarabag, while Ajax and Rapid Vienna played to a 2-2 draw in UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg clashes.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Gordon signs new Celtic deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been rewarded for his performances since signing in 2014 with a two-year contract extension with the Scottish champions.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016
<![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[Scotland rivalry sparks Hodgson's imagination]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=scotland-rivalry-sparks-hodgson-s-imagination-2667965.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=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[Shakhtar face Fener, Monaco tackle Young Boys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Celtic sign Belgian goalkeeper Bailly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Belgian international goalkeeper Logan Bailly says his transfer to Scottish champions Celtic on Wednesday from OH Leuven is a dream move for him.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016
<![CDATA[McArthur signs new deal at Crystal Palace]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Celtic sign Swiss teenager Janko]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Highly-rated Swiss fullback Saidy Janko became Scottish champions Celtic's second signing of the close season on Wednesday when he agreed to move from Manchester United on a four-year deal.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neill: We're still in the group]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Martin O'Neill insists Ireland can still qualify for UEFA EURO 2016 despite their 1-1 draw with Scotland at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Lewandowski hit hat-tricks, Greece hit rock bottom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Ritchie strike secures Scotland friendly win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie scored his first goal for Scotland to secure a 1-0 win over Qatar in a decidedly low-key friendly at Easter Road in Edinburgh on Friday.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic sign City defender Boyata]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2014/2015<![CDATA[Inverness claim first Scottish Cup win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Super sub James Vincent fired home a late winner for ten-man Inverness Caledonian Thistle to claim the Scottish Cup for the first time with a 2-1 win over Falkirk Saturday at Hampden.

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Sat, 30 May 2015 16:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Blurred lines: footballers and video games]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=blurred-lines-footballers-and-video-games-2605031.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at those famous footballers whose skills also extend to the armchair and a Playstation console.
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Fri, 15 May 2015 07:05:00 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[Deila's delight as Celtic clinch title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 02 May 2015 16:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2014/2015<![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[Scotland set to face Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Scottish FA announced that Scotland will face Qatar in a friendly at Easter Road on 5 June in order to prepare for their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland eight days later.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![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[Ferguson leads tributes at Mackay funeral]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Tottenham Hotspur captain and Hearts legend Dave Mackay was laid to rest at a funeral in Edinburgh with former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson a part of the tributes.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Hearts promoted after Rangers win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hearts were promoted to the Scottish Premiership on Sunday at the first time of asking as Rangers' 2-0 win at Hibernian ensured the Edinburgh club will finish second tier champions.

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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic extend advantage at the top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to five points after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Dundee United at Parkhead, while Ross County moved seven clear of St. Mirren at the bottom with a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock.

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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2014/2015
<![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[Celtic down ten-man United in League Cup final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Scotsman David Wilson named Gibraltar interim head coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scotsman David Wilson will lead Gibraltar out as their interim head coach at Hampden Park in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Scotland later this month.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Coyle: Coaches should learn foreign languages]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead 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[Tributes pour in for Mackay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Tottenham double-winner Mackay dies aged 80]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![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
<![CDATA[RELIVE: Post-IFAB AGM press conference]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=follow-the-post-ifab-agm-press-conference-2534616.htmlA press conference followed the 129th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The IFAB, which took place at the Culloden Hotel in Craigavad, near Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast, on Saturday 28 February.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:21:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[All you need to know about the IFAB]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=all-you-need-to-know-about-the-ifab-2534243.htmlWith the 129th Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) taking place in Northern Ireland this weekend, we explain who is on the IFAB, what they do, and what is on the agenda for the latest meeting.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[Liverpool pay the penalty as holders Sevilla progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tolgay Arslan was the hero as Besiktas stunned Liverpool to knock them out of the UEFA Europa League on penalties on Thursday, while title-holders Sevilla are  through to the last 16 following a 3-2 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Liverpool return to scene of memorable triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2526378.htmlLes Bleues all celebrating.]]>Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Celtic, Inter rematch tops Europa League bill]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Fletcher leaves United for West Brom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[129th IFAB AGM agenda confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=129th-ifab-agm-agenda-confirmed-2519504.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2015 16:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release