<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 22 Aug 2014 08:23:00 GMTFri, 22 Aug 2014 09:14:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 ™
<![CDATA[Aguero waits on injury results]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=aguero-waits-on-injury-results-2386526.htmlArgentina team press office shrug off reports that striker Sergio Aguero may miss the entirety of the FIFA World Cup through injury.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Swiss defence speak after first clean sheet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=swiss-defence-speak-after-first-clean-sheet-2386222.htmlAfter the Swiss attack has made its mark, it's the defence's turn to play its part. 

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Messi shares the spotlight as fates are decided]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-shares-the-spotlight-as-fates-are-decided-2386160.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Shaqiri treble takes Swiss through]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186482/match-report.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Arena Fonte Nova, blessed with goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=arena-fonte-nova-blessed-with-goals-2384795.htmlAfter hosting three 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ games, the Salvador stadium boasts the third highest number of goals scored in the tournament.

 

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[ Xhaka: We're better than Honduras]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=xhaka-we-re-better-than-honduras-2383392.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All to play for]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-2383477.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 14, which includes Nigeria-Argentina and Ecuador-France, with some quotes, information and a riveting flashback.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Scala: The independent Compensation Sub-Committee sets the organisation’s compensation policy]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=2384045/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 41-44]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-41-44-2382346.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Injury sends von Bergen home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=injury-sends-von-bergen-home-2379973.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Varane and Sakho: Young commanders]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=varane-sakho-tout-nouveau-tout-costaud-2379688-2379705.htmlWith eight goals in the 'for' column and having served up some lovely attacking interplay, France's front line have earned plaudits aplenty but their central defensive partnership is also looking strong.

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Blues for Italy, joy for Les Bleus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=coup-de-blues-et-bleu-royal-2379510-2379658.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[French youngsters continue to impress ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=french-youngsters-continue-to-impress-2379643.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Benzema: Same again for Ecuador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=benzema-same-again-for-ecuador-2379475.htmlMan-of-the-match Karim Benzema says France will try their best for a repeat performance in their final Group E game after they put five goals past Switzerland.

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Exhilarating Bleus blast Swiss in thriller]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186514/match-report.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Norway and England stride on, Morgan stars on return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews midweek women’s international action from three continents led by Alex Morgan’s crucial contribution as USA held off an impressive France, while the race for Canada 2015 continues to intensity in Europe.]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Aussies go ninth, Swiss reach personal best]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2377051/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet eye knockout stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=quartet-eye-knockout-stage-2377044.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 01:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hitzfeld: We have to go beyond our limits for France result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hitzfeld-we-have-to-go-beyond-our-limits-for-france-result-2377692.htmlSwitzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld is relishing a World Cup 'derby' against France, but says the Swiss will have to go to the limits to beat their neighbours on Friday.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Benaglio: We've learnt from 2010]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=benaglio-we-ve-learnt-from-2010-2377003.htmlThe Swiss won their opener at the 2014 World Cup just as they did in South Africa four years ago. In an interview with FIFA, goalkeeper Diego Benaglio explains why the Eidgenossen will go further this time around.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™