<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTTue, 06 Sep 2016 08:47:32 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2793051.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, 29 May 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=europe-s-top-eight-battle-for-three-world-cup-tickets-2789648.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2780468.htmlFive FIFA World Cup participants, a two-time Women's World Cup star and a beach soccer icon all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2767306.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Belgian Red Devil with three FIFA World Cups under his belt, a German champions at Brazil 2014 and a member of A Seleção all celebrating.

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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Goal gluts and finished famines]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=goal-gluts-and-finished-famines-2766627.html Droughts dissolving for an Argentinian flea and a Bolivian force decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records falling on Australia’s west coast and Spain’s east coast.]]>Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2765153.htmlThis week our regular birthday round-up features a FIFA World Cup winner from Brazil 2014, a 2015 Women's World Cup star, a CAF Africa Cup of Nations champion and more.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[2015: A year of triumphs, surprises and tears]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-a-year-of-triumphs-surprises-and-tears-2748207.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the greatest moments from 2015, including all of FIFA's competitions throughout the year and the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, which served as another great way to kick off the footballing year in Zurich back in January.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2731124.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2718549.htmlSun, 18 Oct 2015 09:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2678959.htmlA Danish defender, a Dutch stopper and a Serbian giant all feature in our regular feature, a review of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2673941.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 09:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[New adventures await U-20 stars]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=new-adventures-await-u-20-stars-2672218.htmlEarning a reputation is difficult enough; maintaining it often even tougher. However, the FIFA U-20 World Cup – long touted as a springboard for future stars – continues to live up to its lofty billing.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![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[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[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rajkovic relishing draw role ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=rajkovic-relishing-draw-role-2665820.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 09:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2654010.htmlSun, 28 Jun 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Zivkovic strike voted New Zealand's best]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=zivkovic-strike-voted-new-zealand-s-best-2653170.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Denmark, Germany reach Rio 2016]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=denmark-germany-reach-rio-2016-2652704.htmlDenmark and Germany booked their tickets to the 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament by emerging from Group A at the UEFA European U-21 Championships.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Mijatovic: Yugoslavia could have been one of the best]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=6/news=mijatovic-yugoslavia-could-have-been-one-of-the-best-2652350.htmlPredrag Mijatovic speaks to FIFA.com about Yugoslavia's shock FIFA World Youth Championship conquest of 1987, the potential that memorable generation had and the future of Montenegrin football.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015 in numbers ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-2015-in-numbers-2651593.htmlSat, 20 Jun 2015 23:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Rajkovic: We’re one team with one heart]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=rajkovic-we-re-one-team-with-one-heart-2651580.htmlSat, 20 Jun 2015 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Danilo faces defeat with dignity]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=danilo-faces-defeat-with-dignity-2651584.htmlDefeated Brazil captain Danilo spoke to FIFA.com after the final whistle blew on the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, reflecting on the desolation inside the Brazil camp and his personal success in winning the adidas Silver Ball.

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Mali’s magician Traore nets top honour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=mali-s-magician-traore-nets-top-honour-2651545.htmlWe review the award-winners at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, with Mali's Adama Traore taking top honours with the adidas Golden Ball while Ukraine's Viktor Kovalenko ended up with the adidas Golden Boot.

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Ecstasy in Auckland as Serbia make history ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=ecstasy-in-auckland-as-serbia-make-history-2651306.htmlSat, 20 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Maksimovic leaves it late to seal historic win]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271592/match=300269523/match-report.htmlSerbia are the FIFA U-20 World Cup champions after a late extra time goal from Nemanja Maksimovic sealed victory after Andreas Pereira had earlier levelled following Stanisa Mandic's opener.

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[U-20 road trip nears end for Kiwi diehards ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=u-20-road-trip-nears-end-for-kiwi-diehards-2651014.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Paunovic: It would be wonderful to make history]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=paunovic-it-would-be-wonderful-to-make-history-2650914.html FIFA.com about the rebirth of his country's football since the war, his management style and what he expects from the FIFA U-20 World Cup final against Brazil.]]>Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Successful FIFA U-20 World Cup set for fitting finale ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=successful-fifa-u-20-world-cup-set-for-fitting-finale-2650744.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Serbia dig deep to banish demons]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=serbia-dig-deep-to-banish-demons-2650473.htmlFIFA.com about Serbia's hard-fought semi-final win over Mali and whether fatigue will play against them in the decider against Brazil.]]>Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Joao Pedro: We're not finished yet]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=joao-pedro-we-re-not-finished-yet-2650404.htmlWed, 17 Jun 2015 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Brazil and Serbia set up final date]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=brazil-and-serbia-set-up-final-date-2650383.htmlWed, 17 Jun 2015 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Saponjic strikes to send Serbia through ]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271596/match=300269518/match-report.htmlWed, 17 Jun 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Maiga, Mali's giant go-getter]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=maiga-mali-s-giant-go-getter-2649010.htmlFIFA.com caught up with him to hear about his famous father and his uncompromising style of play.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Serbians winning hearts as they chase history]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=serbians-winning-hearts-as-they-chase-history-2648976.htmlMon, 15 Jun 2015 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[African tests for Brazil and Serbia]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=african-tests-for-brazil-and-serbia-2649020.htmlMon, 15 Jun 2015 22:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Zelalem: USA want to reach higher]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=zelalem-usa-want-to-reach-higher-2648285.htmlFIFA.com of his belief that USA can begin challenging for major titles, also outlining his approach to penalties and Arsenal ambitions.]]>Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015