<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 27 May 2016 08:33:00 GMTFri, 27 May 2016 10:14:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Gashi out to conquer American hearts]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/254/3/index.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 08:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Kareem Gubari's skills lift Grasshoppers to the title]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gubari-s-skills-lift-grasshoppers-to-the-title-2790028.htmlSwiss side Grasshopper won the 78th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich with a 2-0 victory against West Ham United in the final. FIFA.com reviews all the action.

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Thu, 05 May 2016 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Lezcano: It was my dream to play for Paraguay ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lezcano-it-was-my-dream-to-play-for-paraguay-2783189.htmlParaguay's Dario Lezcano, the current joint-top scorer in the CONMEBOL zone's FIFA World Cup qualifying, reflects on his meteoric rise at international level, his country's current campaign, leaving South America for Europe as a teenager and more.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Babbel: The Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup is a fantastic tournament]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=babbel-the-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-is-a-fantastic-tournament-2782936.htmlFC Luzern coach Markus Babbel has high hopes for his club's youth team, who are eager to defend their crown at this year's Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup - a tournament he himself participated in.

 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Young Boys, an old boy and an ex-boy wonder]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=young-boys-an-old-boy-and-an-ex-boy-wonder-2780884.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, as do pieces of history in Argentina and Switzerland.]]>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Football helping young migrants connect with new communities ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=4/news=football-helping-young-migrants-connect-with-new-communities-2780010.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 16:01:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2773599.htmlWe round-up the weekend’s club action, where all eyes were on El Clasico as Real Madrid kept their title hopes alive, while there’s a highly-charged derby across in Italy, plus the table-toppers in England stretched their lead.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Sweden's women make experience count to claim Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-women-make-experience-count-to-claim-olympic-spot-2769784.htmlWe review the UEFA qualifiers for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, where the Swedes stood firm to secure first place and in doing so, booked their ticket to Rio 2016.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Sweden seal Europe's last ticket to Rio]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-seal-europe-s-last-ticket-to-rio-2769430.htmlSweden will join France and Germany as in Rio de Janeiro this summer after qualifying for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sealing Europe's final spot at the 12-team competition. 

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Debuts for FC St. Pauli and Guangzhou]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=debuts-for-fc-st-pauli-and-guangzhou-2769199.htmlTue, 08 Mar 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2015<![CDATA[Tight race for the last European Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=tight-race-for-the-last-european-olympic-spot-2767697.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[FIFA World Football Museum welcomes first guests ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-world-football-museum-to-welcome-first-guests-2767185.htmlSun, 28 Feb 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=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[Voss-Tecklenburg: Qualification would be a milestone]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=voss-tecklenburg-qualification-would-be-a-milestone-2766543.htmlTue, 23 Feb 2016 13:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Table-toppers underpin title hopes ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=table-toppers-underpin-title-hopes-2765473.htmlThe German Women’s Bundesliga returned after an eight-week hiatus, while the winter break is also over in Switzerland, where FC Zurich again find themselves clear at the top.

 

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Second FIFA women’s football conference to focus on "equality through reform"]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=second-fifa-women-s-football-conference-to-focus-on-equality-through-r-2756040.htmlThe second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference will feature high-profile figures from the world of sport, politics and business such as recently retired world champion Abby Wambach and Sylvia Schenk, an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release
<![CDATA[Leona Lewis and 2CELLOS to perform at FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=leona-lewis-and-2cellos-to-perform-at-fifa-ballon-d-or-gala-2753901.htmlThu, 07 Jan 2016 12:59:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Schwegler beats leukaemia with the help of football]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=schwegler-beats-leukaemia-with-the-help-of-football-2747723.htmlFIFA.com about how football helped him beat leukaemia when he was a child. ]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2015 06:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2746713.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with an Argentinian centre-back, a German tactician and an Ivorian champion all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Top ten stand firm as Netherlands come knocking ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=top-ten-stand-firm-as-netherlands-come-knocking-2745109.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ballon d'Or shortlists to be unveiled on FIFA.com]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ballon-d-or-shortlists-to-be-unveiled-on-fifa-com-2733915.htmlThe shortlists for the FIFA Ballon d’Or, FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football, FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football, FIFA FIFPro World XI and the FIFA Puskás Award will be announced on 30 November and you can watch the action as it unfolds right here on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:03:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Shaqiri: Messi one step ahead]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shaqiri-messi-one-step-ahead-2733909.htmlFIFA.com about the upcoming FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, the main contenders and his dream of a Swiss player one day being crowned the world's best player.]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:35:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Symposium to mark 20 years of CIES]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=symposium-to-mark-20-years-of-cies-2730466.htmlCIES (International Centre for Sports Studies) is organising a symposium to mark 20 years of scientific and academic activities.

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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=women-s-round-up-october-2015-2723441.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action during October highlighted by the impending retirement of the game’s greatest-ever goalscorer, plus major news from USA’s domestic league, as well as from Europe, Rio 2016 qualifying and more.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Elite impress on the international stage]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=elite-impress-on-the-international-stage-2722464.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of women's international action across the globe, which includes news from USA, China and numerous UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers.]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Abbe: Everything about Canada was fantastic]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=abbe-everything-about-canada-was-fantastic-2711989.htmlFIFA.com about her recent success, Switzerland's FIFA Women's World Cup exploits and their goals for the future.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2708963.htmlSami Hyppia, Asisat Oshoala, Xherdan Shaqiri and Martin Jorgensen are among the famous footballers celebrating a birthday this week in FIFA.com's weekly feature.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Shaqiri: I've arrived at the best league in the world]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=9/news=shaqiri-i-ve-arrived-at-the-best-league-in-the-world-2696014.htmlFIFA.com about his move to Stoke City in the English Premier League, representing La Nati at the FIFA World Cup and scoring a hat-trick at Brazil 2014, his skills at EA SPORTS' FIFA 15 and much more.]]>Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Lloyd’s hot streak continues, Europe’s contenders jostle]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lloyd-s-hot-streak-continues-europe-s-contenders-jostle-2695949.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Agenda for the FIFA Executive Committee meeting on 24/25 September]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=agenda-for-the-fifa-executive-committee-meeting-on-24-25-september-ava-2692382.htmlFIFA.com. ]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News<![CDATA[Statement on the Swiss TV report of 11 September 2015]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=statement-on-the-swiss-tv-report-of-11-september-2015-2677243.htmlFIFA does not comment on allegations made in the press.  Furthermore, as Mr. Warner is under indictment in the United States, we are not at liberty to discuss matters concerning him.

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Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Lichtsteiner: Switzerland have a lot to be proud of]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lichtsteiner-switzerland-have-a-lot-to-be-proud-of-2676028.htmlFIFA.com about the development of the national team, his disappointment on missing out on the UEFA Champions League, and the negative impact money has on the beautiful game.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2675770.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 including a six-time FIFA Women's World Cup™ legend, a Swiss keeper, a Brazilian playmaker and many more.

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Sun, 06 Sep 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[20 years of sports studies and development]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=twenty-years-of-sports-studies-and-development-2675814.htmlThe International Centre of Sports Studies (CIES), which was founded 20 years ago in Switzerland and which, through the FIFA/CIES network, has made its presence felt across the globe in working with 16 partners from South Africa and Senegal to Spain, Lebanon and Peru.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2015 19:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Seattle reach play-offs, Rosengard stumble]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=seattle-reach-play-offs-rosengard-stumble-2671489.htmlTue, 18 Aug 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[FIFA Ad-hoc Electoral Committee holds first meeting ahead of Extraordinary FIFA Congress]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-ad-hoc-electoral-committee-holds-first-meeting-ahead-of-extraordi-2666599.htmlFollowing its establishment by the FIFA Executive Committee on 20 July 2015, the FIFA Ad-hoc Electoral Committee met for the first time today, 21 July 2015, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Watch post-FIFA Executive Committee meeting press conference on FIFA.com]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=monday-s-press-conference-live-on-fifa-com-2665825.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=News<![CDATA[Two towers in defence and a third lung in the stands]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=two-towers-in-defence-and-a-third-lung-in-the-stands-2665765.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European trio win through with Tahiti]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-trio-win-through-with-tahiti-2665689.htmlThe semi-final line-up at Portugal 2015 was decided on a thrilling Thursday afternoon in Espinho, with Russia teeing up an intriguing tie with hosts Portugal and Italy booking a last-four slot against Tahiti. FIFA.com reviews all the quarter-final action.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Madjer magic puts Portugal into semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273821/match=300318423/match-report.htmlHosts Portugal booked their place in the semi-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after they coasted past Switzerland 7-3, in part thanks to a sublime Madjer hat-trick.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015