<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 09 Oct 2017 00:02:00 GMTMon, 09 Oct 2017 07:53:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Cheers for Poland, tears for Scotland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=cheers-for-poland-tears-for-scotland-2912055.htmlFIFA.com reviews Sunday's European qualifying action where Robert Lewandowski set a new mark in helping Poland end their 12-year FIFA World Cup drought, while Slovakia's joy meant heartbreak for Scotland.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Sunday?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-sunday-2911578.htmlSun, 08 Oct 2017 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[O'Neill: World Cup place would be phenomenal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=o-neill-world-cup-place-would-be-phenomenal-2904505.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill about his World Cup memories, hopes of leading his country to Russia 2018, Northern Ireland's staggering rise up the FIFA Ranking and more. 

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[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[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=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[Klose: I’ve always been interested in tactics]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=klose-i-ve-always-been-interested-in-tactics-2849032.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 07:18:00 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[Low: Germany want to underscore our success in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=low-germany-want-to-underscore-our-success-in-brazil-2847307.htmlMon, 31 Oct 2016 12:26:00 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[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Simoncini still cherishing the toughest job in football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=simoncini-still-cherishing-the-toughest-job-in-football-2824231.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group C preview: World champions against the rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-c-preview-world-champions-against-the-rest-2670256.htmlGermany still have to earn the right to defend the crown they won in Brazil. Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Norway are the biggest threats to Joachim Low's team.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2667948/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 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[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[The Preliminary Draw in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-in-numbers-2665218.htmlFIFA.com looks at some statistics from the qualifying competition's history and some other records on the verge of crashing.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[England close on top ten, Portugal climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=11/news=england-close-in-on-top-ten-2479554.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A set piece, a centurion and minnows' miracles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=a-set-piece-a-centurion-and-minnows-miracles-2476677.htmlWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/605/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[2013 in Quotes]]>/news/y=2013/m=12/news=2013-quotes-2250547.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2013 14:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[American adventures decided by high drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=american-adventures-booked-amid-high-drama-2224295.htmlFIFA.com recalls a final day of USA 1994 qualifying involving an 8.3-second goal, a heroic display from a debutant keeper, a number of crucial late strikes and a European heavyweight pressing the self-destruct button.]]>Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:15:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Tymoschuk: We can reach Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=tymoschuk-got-every-chance-reaching-brazil-2158139.htmlFIFA.com he is setting his sights on Brazil 2014, with passage well within their grasp.]]>Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lure of the game entices comeback kings]]>/news/y=2013/m=8/news=lure-the-game-entices-comeback-kings-2153013.htmlSome footballers find retirement harder than others. Edwin van der Sar is the latest example and he provides an opportunity for FIFA.com to aim the spotlight on several comeback kings.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.com wraps up another massive evening of European Brazil 2014 qualifying highlighted by a crucial win for world champions Spain on their trip to Paris, while Montenegro and England remain evenly poised after a hard-fought draw.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Polanski eyes 'emotion and adrenaline' in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=polanski-eyes-emotion-and-adrenaline-brazil-2030325.htmlAhead of Poland’s Brazil 2014 qualifying matches against Ukraine and San Marino, FIFA.com caught up with Roman Polanski, who is eager to sample a FIFA World Cup after experiencing UEFA EURO 2012 in his homeland.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Mazza: Results are not a priority]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=mazza-results-are-not-priority-2029351.htmlFIFA.com to discuss his country's history as a footballing nation and how he doesn't use results as a measure ofsuccess.]]>Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=who-should-your-club-sign-1977969.htmlFIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Ibra turns on the style, France impress again]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ibra-turns-the-style-france-impress-again-1904013.htmlFIFA.com wraps up a big night of international action across the globe highlighted by an impressive win for France in Italy, a Zlatan Ibrahimovic masterclass and Saudi Arabia denying Argentina.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise results littered Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification, as Germany let slip a four goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden, Northern Ireland held Portugal and France stunned Spain to grab a point in the closing seconds.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone