<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 19 Jan 2016 16:31:00 GMTTue, 19 Jan 2016 18:16:16 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/269/601/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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<![CDATA[Alan: Portugal believes in us]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=alan-there-s-life-in-these-legs-yet-2664506.htmlWed, 15 Jul 2015 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Schirinzi steps up to the plate for Switzerland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=schirinzi-steps-up-to-the-plate-for-switzerland-2664270.htmlTue, 14 Jul 2015 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portugal, Japan win through to quarters]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-japan-win-through-to-quarters-2664082.htmlHosts Portugal put on a show in Espinho against Argentina, while Japan edged Senegal. FIFA.com reviews day five at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Italy win group after defeating Swiss]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318415/match-report.htmlMon, 13 Jul 2015 18:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European duo through as hosts trip up]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-duo-through-as-hosts-trip-up-2663277.htmlWe review all the action from day three in Espinho as the first two sides, Italy and Switzerland, booked their place in the last eight of the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Swiss see off Tico comeback to progress]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318416/match-report.htmlSwitzerland saw off Costa Rica 4-3 to secure passage to the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup quarter-finals, thanks to goals from Dejan Stankovic, Noel Ott, Stephan Leu and Philipp Borer.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portuguese party as stars shine on and off the pitch]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portuguese-party-as-stars-shine-on-and-off-the-pitch-2662475.htmlA fantastic atmosphere awaited the teams in the Praia da Baia Stadium in Espinho as the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 got underway. Around 3,500 fans packed into the stands and they got what they wanted – a Portuguese victory over Japan in the Group A opener.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Ott hat-trick powers Swiss past Oman]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318418/match-report.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[A tournament that broke all records]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=a-tournament-that-broke-all-records-2661554.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Goal of the Tournament: YOU decide!]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goal-of-the-tournament-you-decide-2661399.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=star-studded-team-lists-revealed-2660346.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Win a unique FIFA Women’s World Cup Final prize]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=win-a-unique-fifa-women-s-world-cup-final-prize-2660197.htmlFIFA are offering you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: two tickets to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final, and the chance to present the ‘Live Your Goals’ award to the player of the match.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Beliveau: This is a positive era]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=keep-pending-beliveau-this-is-a-positive-era-2654240.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Inspire the players, before the biggest game of their lives]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=inspire-the-players-before-the-biggest-game-of-their-lives-2653637.htmlFIFA, together with our Partners, are giving you a unique chance to use YOUR voice to connect with the players at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final. 

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup breaks more TV records in Round of 16]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-women-s-world-cuptm-breaks-more-tv-records-in-round-of-16-2653174.htmlThe FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Canada broke more records for television audiences in key markets across the world during the Round of 16 matches.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Germany, France qualify for Rio 2016]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=germany-france-qualify-for-rio-2016-2652563.htmlGermany and France confirmed their presence in the Women Olympic in Rio 2016 as two of the best European teams in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women