<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:56:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Jamaica and Costa Rica advance, Canada fall short]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Jamaica surprise Ticos, Canada draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jobi McAnuff scored a superb individual goal to give Jamaica a surprise 2-2 draw with highly-rated Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while Canada and El Salvador played out a goalless draw in California.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Hunt on for CONCACAF crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015<![CDATA[Central American four lead the way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=central-american-four-lead-the-way-2649971.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the second round of qualifying in CONCACAF on the road to Russia 2018, where El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala all booked passage.]]>Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s road to Russia continues ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=concacaf-s-road-to-russia-continues-2639618.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's second round of Russia 2018 qualifying in the CONCACAF Zone, where El Salvador, Canada and Cuba all take their bows.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF celebrates Women’s Football Day in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=concacaf-celebrates-women-s-football-day-in-style-2608192.htmlFIFA.com looks back on CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day and the outstanding events the member associations in the region put on to support the continued development and growth of the game.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[El Salvador hosts successful beach soccer seminar]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=el-salvador-hosts-successful-beach-soccer-seminar-2583895.htmlEl Salvador provided the venue for the latest FIFA/CONCACAF Beach Soccer Seminar, held on 1-4 April, coinciding with the latter stages of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico seize Espinho berth, gritty Costa Rica join them]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=mexico-seize-espinho-berth-gritty-costa-rica-join-them-2582740.htmlTue, 07 Apr 2015 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Mexico & Costa Rica are Portugal-bound]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=mexico-costa-rica-are-portugal-bound-2581904.html 

Mexico and Costa Rica booked their place at the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup by reaching the final of the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. 

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Argentina, Mexico pick up wins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies<![CDATA[Senegal edge Ghana, Uruguay beat Morocco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Substitute Moussa Konate scored twice as Senegal confirmed their dominance over Ghana with a 2-1 victory in France, while Edinson Cavani's penalty was enough for Uruguay to overcome Morocco in their international friendlies.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Determined Mexicans keeping feet on the sand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Improving beach soccer technique in CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=improving-beach-soccer-technique-in-concacaf-2534330.htmlWith the support of FIFA, attendees from 16 members associations from CONCACAF met in Miami between 24-28 February for a Workshop on Beach Soccer Technical Preparation.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[USA secure final CONCACAF ticket]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=usa-secure-final-concacaf-ticket-2511193.htmlUSA became the fourth and last CONCACAF team to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 when they defeated El Salvador 2-0 at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship play-offs. 

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Honduras seal place in New Zealand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Honduras joined Mexico and Panama as the third qualified CONCACAF nation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Mexico book passage to New Zealand]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=mexico-books-passage-to-new-zealand-2509047.htmlTue, 20 Jan 2015 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw lights 2018 touch paper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-draw-lights-2018-touch-paper-2507377.htmlThe first qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region are now known, with some of the smallest competitors in the confederation set to take the pitch in March.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-and-concacaf-introduce-club-licensing-in-the-concacaf-region-2507080.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Russia begins in Miami]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=road-to-russia-begins-in-miami-2506304.htmlCONCACAF will enter the fray for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in March, with a draw in Miami for the region's early qualifying rounds scheduled for Thursday.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF contenders' sights on New Zealand]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-contenders-sights-on-new-zealand-2504176.htmlFIFA.com previews the battle regional supremacy at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, with four precious spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 up for grabs.]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Success stories help shape future of women’s football]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=success-stories-help-shape-future-of-women-s-football-2471093.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia, Ecuador secure contrasting wins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies<![CDATA[Falcao, Bacca see Colombia to victory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Radamel Falcao's first international goal in nearly a year and a quickfire Carlos Bacca brace gave Colombia a 3-0 victory over El Salvador in a friendly win in the USA.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s best to battle in group stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action by looking at a few of the marquee match-ups and unfamiliar faces taking part in the region’s premier competition.]]>Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Villa's brace lifts champions Spain ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=villa-s-brace-lifts-champions-spain-2359497.htmlSat, 07 Jun 2014 23:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire rebound with win over El Salvador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=cote-d-ivoire-rebound-with-win-over-el-salvador-2354808.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 04:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[High interest in hosting FIFA competitions]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=high-interest-in-hosting-fifa-competitions-2336227.htmlFri, 09 May 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[52 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=52-days-to-go-2320766.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the move to a 52-match event.]]>Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain to face El Salvador in Washington]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Current world champions Spain will play El Salvador in a double-header that also features D.C. United hosting Columbus Crew at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, just outside Washington D.C.

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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=News
<![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=portuguese-swiss-rise-amid-african-movement-2277787.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Worldwide sanctions imposed in connection with match manipulation ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=worldwide-sanctions-imposed-connection-with-match-manipulation-2266447.htmlTue, 28 Jan 2014 15:47:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanction against El Salvador player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-extends-sanction-against-salvador-player-2258276.htmlFIFA have extended the sanction imposed on a player relating to match-manipulation investigations conducted by the El Salvador Football Association to have worldwide effect.

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Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions for match manipulation to have worldwide effect]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-for-match-manipulation-have-worldwide-effect-2227829.htmlFIFA can today confirm the extension of sanctions imposed on three players relating to match-manipulation investigations conducted by the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) and the El Salvador Football Association to have worldwide effect.

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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Worldwide sanctions imposed on three more El Salvador players ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=worldwide-sanctions-imposed-three-more-salvador-players-2202408.htmlTue, 22 Oct 2013 15:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions against El Salvador players ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-against-salvador-players-2195875.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 16:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Rodriguez: Mexico have been careless]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=jaime-rodriguez-mexico-descuidado-2193273.htmlFIFA.com about his career, the state of the game in his country and the qualifiers for Brazil 2014.]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[New World delivers new highs on sand]]>/tournaments/archive/beachsoccerworldcup/tahiti2013/news/y=2013/m=9/news=new-world-delivers-new-highs-sand-2183167.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tournament which Tahiti staged admirably, in which underdogs thrived, individuals dazzled and Russia survived a few scares to emerge victorious.]]>Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[And the winners are…]]>/tournaments/archive/beachsoccerworldcup/tahiti2013/news/y=2013/m=9/news=and-the-winners-are-2182862.htmlSun, 29 Sep 2013 10:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: A constantly developing sport]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Henri Emile, Ramon Raya and Madjer, the trio assigned to the Technical Study Group for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup to hear the experts' thoughts on the development of the sport.

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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[Tahiti steal headlines as last four confirmed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Spain end last-four drought with El Salvador win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Semi-finals in sight]]>/tournaments/archive/beachsoccerworldcup/tahiti2013/matches/round=259287/match=300239765/preview.htmlWednesday's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup quarter-final fixtures feature hosts Tahiti taking on Argentina, Russia encountering Iran, Spain squaring off against El Salvador and Brazil battling Japan. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[Spain trump Tahiti, El Salvador through]]>/tournaments/archive/beachsoccerworldcup/tahiti2013/news/y=2013/m=9/news=spain-trump-tahiti-salvador-through-2180215.htmlSpain defeated the hosts to win Group A, while El Salvador sneaked a narrow win over Solomon Islands to complete the quarter-final line-up at Tahiti 2013.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[El Salvador edge Solo from last-eight berth]]>/tournaments/archive/beachsoccerworldcup/tahiti2013/matches/round=259289/match=300239771/match-report.htmlTue, 24 Sep 2013 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Group stage closes with plenty to play for]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There is plenty up for grabs on the final group matchday at Tahiti 2013, most notably the Solomon Islands meet El Salvador in an effective play-off for qualification.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[Tahitian delirium as three go through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[El Salvador overwhelm Netherlands]]>/tournaments/archive/beachsoccerworldcup/tahiti2013/matches/round=259289/match=300239768/match-report.htmlSun, 22 Sep 2013 08:45:42 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Decisive matchday for quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 22 Sep 2013 03:06:22 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013