<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:01:00 GMTTue, 19 Jul 2016 15:54:35 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Graduation ceremony for 16th edition of FIFA Master]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=graduation-ceremony-for-16th-edition-of-fifa-master-2811973.htmlFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

Women’s EURO qualifiers and Rio tune-ups dominated a busy month of women’s football that also brought silverware to clubs in Spain and Denmark. FIFA.com looks back over the main events.]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2803741.htmlA three-time FIFA World Cup™ star with France, a Brazilian icon, a 2016 English Premier League winner and two FIFA Women's World Cup participants all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Hard toil pays off for winning trio]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/373/8/index.htmlSun, 26 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Bachmann: Russia 2006 was a fantastic adventure]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bachmann-russia-2006-was-a-fantastic-adventure-2803567.htmlTwo-time Swiss Women's Player of the Year Ramona Bachmann talks about the positive impact the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006 has had on her career. 

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Swiss on the rise as all quiet up top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=swiss-on-the-rise-as-all-quiet-up-top-2802885.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura starts in office focusing on governance and diversity]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fatma-samoura-starts-in-office-focusing-on-governance-and-diversity-2802781.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Secretary GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[France first and a first for Albania]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/267/3/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Group A at UEFA EURO 2016 in France as the hosts claimed top spot, while debutants Albania secured a dose of history.]]>Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Griezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/198/0/index.htmlGriezmann rescues France, Hamsik spurs on Slovakia]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Bale boosts Wales, England held]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/115/5/index.htmlWe review the day's action at UEFA EURO 2016 as Gareth Bale scored Wales' first goal at a European Championship, while a late sucker punch from Russia saw them draw 1-1 with England.

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Xhaka brothers prepare to lock horns in Lens]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/272/5/index.htmlFIFA.com knows who their father will be rooting for.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Differing fortunes for frontrunners]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=differing-fortunes-for-frontrunners-2793370.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend of women’s club football, where mixed fortunes for competition leaders proved a theme. We take in the latest from the domestic leagues of USA, Japan, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Tymoshchuk: Swiss shoot-out was a highlight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tymoshchuk-swiss-shoot-out-was-a-highlight-2792750.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk on the eve of the ten-year anniversary of Ukraine's finest hour on the international footballing stage when they reached the quarter-finals at their first-ever FIFA World Cup at Germany 2006.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![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