<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 19 Sep 2014 08:59:00 GMTFri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:28 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Germany and France catching up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2441621/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=There are no changes at the very top of the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, but Germany have cut the USA's lead to a mere six points, while all ten CONMEBOL teams are ranked. 

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[European favourites ease through to finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the European qualifiers for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, with Spain and Switzerland qualifying for the first time alongside a host of heavyweights.]]>Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA President given Knie painting]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=2441010/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Low: Youth coaches create world champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=low-youth-coaches-create-world-champions-2440913.htmlWed, 17 Sep 2014 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Real reaction pleases Ancelotti]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Real rampant, Liverpool leave it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid began their title defence with an emphatic win against Basel, while late drama at Anfield saw Liverpool concede an equaliser and then score a winner after the 89th minute.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[No surprises on the sand in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News<![CDATA[Sousa: Basel ready to challenge giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Basel coach Paulo Sousa believes his side can trouble the established powers of Real Madrid and Liverpool in their quest to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. 

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![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[Swiss become first Portugal 2015 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/beachsoccer/news/newsid=2438841/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News<![CDATA[Rooney: Patience paid off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Spain, England up and running, Ukraine beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Welbeck sets England rolling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Petkovic: We're level with England]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic believes that his side will meet England as equals when the teams face off in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier. 

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hodgson: Switzerland a big test]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney both spoke of their desire for the team to turn in a positive performance in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Group E favourites Switzerland.

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Sturridge sidelined for England's qualifier]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England's Football Association have confirmed Daniel Sturridge will miss the Three Lions' UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Monday after picking up a thigh injury in training, though Jack Wilshere believes Danny Welbeck is more than a suitable replacement.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Scala explains FIFA Presidential election process ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=2436068/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about how the process for electing the FIFA President works.]]>Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:25:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Galatasaray sign Pandev, Dzemaili]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Galatasaray have signed forward Goran Pandev and midfielder Blerim Dzemaili from Italian Serie A club Napoli on Monday just before the transfer window slammed shut.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Spor Toto Süper Lig 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Gerrard: I had Champions League envy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted he was jealous of watching other clubs compete in the UEFA Champions League in recent seasons.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Liverpool draw champions, City face Bayern]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool's return to Europe's elite competition was marked by drawing holders Real Madrid, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all drew familiar foes in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Lionesses roar, USA find goalscoring form]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up this week’s women’s international action led by England winning through to Canada 2015 amid a host of qualifiers in Europe, while world No1 USA eased to yet another win on home soil.]]>Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Benaglio quits Swiss duty]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Swiss Benaglio announces international retirement]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Diego Benaglio has announced his retirement from international football as the Switzerland goalkeeper has elected to concentrate on his club career with German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA to host landmark conference on sporting ethics ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=2423590/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:37:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Glory and heartbreak amid decisive match-ups]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action in Japan and USA where there was several make-or-break contests, plus the latest from Norway and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA collaborative project investigates the issue of concussion in football]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=2420132/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As part of a collaborative project with FIFA, researchers are currently seeking to determine exactly when a player should return to football after suffering a mild head injury in the course of play.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Spectators flock amid differing fortunes for elite]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s regular look at women’s club football sees contrasting fortunes for traditional heavyweights in USA and Japan, plus a record crowd sets another off-field benchmark Stateside.]]>Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Swiss international Fernandes signs for Rennes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014<![CDATA[Samuel makes Swiss move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Walter Samuel, who has played for Inter Milan, Roma and Real Madrid, signed a one-year deal with Basel in the Swiss Super League on Wednesday.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Palestinian FA President pays courtesy visit to FIFA President]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2407376/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The President of the Palestinian FA and the President of the Palestinian Olympic Committee Jibril M. Rajoub used the occasion of an IOC meeting in Lausanne to make a courtesy visit to FIFA President Blatter on Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[New international calendar for women’s football in the spotlight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kakitani set to join FC Basel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Raiffeisen Super League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Brazil 2014's 100 club]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=brazil-2014-s-100-club-2400785.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[David Luiz leads defenders' fightback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=david-luiz-leads-defenders-fightback-2397895.htmlWed, 02 Jul 2014 15:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Emotional Hitzfeld bows out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=emotional-hitzfeld-bows-out-2397723.htmlFIFA.com looks at the tear-jerking farewell of Otto Hitzfeld, and hears from his assistant and players about his personality and coaching class.]]>Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup favourites stumble on ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=world-cup-favourites-stumble-on-2397630.htmlFIFA.com reflects on 240 minutes of thrills, spills, and yet more goalkeeping heroics and extra-time goals after Argentina and Belgium completed the quarter-final line-up with victories over Switzerland and USA respectively.]]>Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Young guns excel on night to remember]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=young-guns-excel-on-night-to-remember-2397776.htmlWed, 02 Jul 2014 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dashing Di Maria steps up a level]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=dashing-di-maria-steps-up-a-level-2397705.htmlWed, 02 Jul 2014 00:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Last-gasp Di Maria saves Argentina, sinks Swiss]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255951/match=300186503/match-report.htmlTue, 01 Jul 2014 19:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[USA, Swiss out to subdue stars]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=usa-swiss-out-to-subdue-stars-2390913.htmlTue, 01 Jul 2014 01:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gago, Zabaleta stress Albiceleste evolution]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=gago-zabaleta-stress-albiceleste-evolution-2391017.htmlFIFA about their slow and steady improvement at Brazil 2014 and look ahead to the challenge posed by Switzerland.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hitzfeld hones plan to thwart Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hitzfeld-hones-plan-to-thwart-messi-2391043.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 20:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Schar: Swiss can compete with the giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=schar-swiss-can-compete-with-the-giants-2390471.htmlFIFA about his thoughts on the tournament so far and the challenge of facing Argentina.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[No Messi shock for expectant Sabella]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=no-messi-shock-for-expectant-sabella-2390638.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s review of the month in women’s football looks at crucial qualifying action for Canada 2015 in Europe and Africa, plus silverware handed out across numerous domestic competitions.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 55 and 56]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-55-and-56-2389896.htmlSun, 29 Jun 2014 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gavranovic going home due to injured knee]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=gavranovic-going-home-due-to-injured-knee-2389157.htmlSwitzerland striker Mario Gavranovic is heading home from the FIFA World Cup™ after tearing his cruciate knee ligament in training.

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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Shaqiri spurs Alexlang to prize]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=shaqiri-spurs-alexlang-to-prize-2387946.htmlAlexlang taking the top prize and ingram_23 assuming the overall leadership.]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FantasyKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lebanon: The first FIFA/CIES Programme graduates receive their diplomas]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The first fifteen students at Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU), the academic partner of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in Lebanon, were awarded their diplomas during a ceremony held last week at Zouk Mosbeh campus near Beirut.

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Schaer welcomes underdogs tag]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=schaer-welcomes-underdogs-tag-2386922.htmlSwitzerland can go into their Round of 16 clash with Argentina playing with no pressure, says defender Fabian Schaer.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™