<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMTThu, 10 Aug 2017 09:38:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=brazil-back-on-top-while-gold-cup-performers-climb-2903380.htmlBrazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Unblemished Swiss at an all-time high ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=unblemished-swiss-at-an-all-time-high-2902140.htmlWith six wins from six on the road to Russia 2018, Switzerland's form has taken them to a record high position of fifth in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. FIFA.com hears how they have managed it.]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Students graduate from the 17th edition of the FIFA Master]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=students-graduate-from-the-17th-edition-of-the-fifa-master-2901566.htmlWed, 19 Jul 2017 13:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Fast-improving Switzerland aim for fresh highs]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fast-improving-switzerland-aim-for-fresh-highs-2900772.htmlTue, 11 Jul 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany on top after two-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germany-on-top-after-two-year-wait-2900464.htmlGermany have capped a sensational week on the international stage by returning to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites triumph; a record and a milestone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-triumph-a-record-and-a-milestone-2894097.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[Gurev clinches wildcard in live Museum final]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=final-liveturnier-gurev-gewinnt-die-wildcard-2893051-2893072.htmlAndrei Gurev won the FIFA World Football Museum’s Live Qualification Tournament on Monday 5 June 2017 to secure a coveted wildcard place at the European Regional Qualifiers of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Final eight to battle for Wildcard in Museum Showdown]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=final-eight-to-battle-for-wildcard-in-museum-showdown-2891460.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 19:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Fourth workshop on video assistant referees held in Zurich]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fourth-workshop-on-video-assistant-referees-held-in-zurich-2891943.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Lyon take home first title on debut]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=lyon-take-home-first-title-on-debut-2888476.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017<![CDATA[Smiljanic: We want to defend our title at all costs]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=smiljanic-wir-wollen-unseren-titel-unbedingt-verteidigen-2886111-2886393.htmlGrasshoppers coach Boris Smiljanic spoke to youthcup.ch about the 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017 at the Buchlern sports complex.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Stars of the future ready for kick-off]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=stars-of-the-future-ready-for-kick-off-2886372.htmlThe 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.

 
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Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Iran join seasoned trio in semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=iran-join-seasoned-trio-in-semis-2882563.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Third time's a charm for Iran]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278267/match=300392028/match-report.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Iran advance on day of mixed emotions]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=iran-advance-on-day-of-mixed-emotions-2881903.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a fascinating penultimate day of group-stage action at Bahamas 2017 headlined by Iran's tense qualification for the quarter-finals, and an inspirational win for the home side.]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Switzerland sink Senegal on penalties]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392003/match-report.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 23:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[ Three go through, three bow out]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=three-go-through-three-bow-out-2881486.htmlAfter claiming two wins from two, we already have a trio of names now pondering their fates in the quarter-finals, while three teams now know their next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be their last at Bahamas 2017.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Switzerland survive Ecuador fightback]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392030/match-report.htmlSat, 29 Apr 2017 23:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Favourites get the job done]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=favourites-get-the-job-done-2880991.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Swiss spoil the party for hosts Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392021/match-report.htmlTwo goals from Glenn Hodel helped Switzerland to a 3-2 win over hosts Bahamas in their opening Group A match at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-celebrates-international-day-of-sport-for-development-and-peace-2878446.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil return to top after seven-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=brazil-return-to-top-after-seven-year-wait-2878543.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Contenders announced for Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=contenders-announced-for-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2017-2877838.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![CDATA[Great tournament, top-quality teams, fantastic organisation]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=great-tournament-top-quality-teams-fantastic-organisation-2878653.htmlWe hear from some former stars of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup who share their memories of the tournament and why it holds a special place in their hearts.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Over 75 years of stars, large and small]]>/youthcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=75-years-of-stars-large-and-small-2878452.htmlFIFA.com looks at the clubs, both large and small, that have graced the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in the tournament's long history.]]>Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![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[Morgan leads Lyon charge, fresh start in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=morgan-leads-lyon-charge-fresh-start-in-brazil-2875931.htmlFIFA.com reviews global club football news as Alex Morgan grabbed the headlines in France, Brazil where a brand new competition got underway, plus Switzerland and Italy on what proved to be a tough weekend for the respective leaders.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European trio celebrate international success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=european-trio-celebrate-international-success-2875378.htmlSheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup – there has been plenty of international women's football to enjoy over the last few days, including a number of teams making history. FIFA.com runs the rule over the recent world-class action.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ott: the Swiss Messi of Beach Soccer]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=ott-the-swiss-messi-of-beach-soccer-2874894.htmlNoel Ott speaks to FIFA.com about being compared to Lionel Messi, his hopes for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and his decision to choose sand over grass.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Sylla: Everyone is a fan of beach soccer in Senegal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=sylla-everyone-is-a-fan-of-beach-soccer-in-senegal-2869259.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Senegal coach Omar Sylla – nicknamed 'Ngalla' – who gives the lowdown on his team's potential ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.]]>Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw: Participants' reaction]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-2017-official-draw-participants-reaction-2869004-2869023.htmlFIFA.com with their reactions.]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Leaders keep up title charge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA['Swissness' the key to success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=swissness-the-key-to-success-2863916.htmlRecent results have clearly shown that women's football is on the rise in Switzerland. FIFA.com hears from U-19 head coach Nora Hauptle about the impressive strides being made in the country.

 

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2860865.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, 18 Dec 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Neumayr: Ronaldo did everything to increase every single ability]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neumayr-ronaldo-did-everything-to-increase-every-single-ability-2860116.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Hagi: Messi’s like Federer, Ronaldo’s like Djokovic]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=hagi-messi-s-like-federer-ronaldo-s-like-djokovic-2859906.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:59:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[BVB, MVP, a team goal and an air goal]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bvb-mvp-a-team-goal-and-an-air-goal-2859163.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Upsets avoided as Belgium hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=upsets-avoided-as-belgium-hit-eight-2850266.htmlGoals poured down in Brussels and Faro as Belgium and Portugal both cruised to victories. FIFA.com recaps the latest happenings in Europe’s race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sommer: The Nati is always a welcome change of scenery]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sommer-the-nati-is-always-a-welcome-change-of-scenery-2848951.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 19:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Zuberbuhler: Switzerland shouldn’t fear anyone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=zuberbuhler-switzerland-shouldn-t-fear-anyone-2848107.htmlLa Nati’s Germany 2006 campaign without conceding in normal time. He relieves his memories in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.]]>Wed, 09 Nov 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Invincible frontrunners in England, France]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=invincible-frontrunners-in-england-france-2847385.htmlFIFA.com's latest review of women's club football looks at celebrations in England, perfection in France, plus news from Germany and Switzerland. ]]>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Boban: The Best are truly global awards]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=10/news=boban-the-best-are-truly-global-awards-2845480.htmlMon, 31 Oct 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[CEO of FIFA Museum AG to leave FIFA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ceo-of-fifa-museum-ag-to-leave-fifa-2846841.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News<![CDATA[Jones driving Germany on, Portugal reach EUROs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=jones-driving-germany-on-portugal-reach-euros-2846454.htmlFIFA.com brings you up to date with the latest happenings…]]>Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444.htmlFIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305.htmlThe big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)