<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 12 Sep 2016 18:07:00 GMTTue, 20 Sep 2016 11:39:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Three familiar names, one surprise package]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=three-familiar-names-one-surprise-package-2832504.htmlFour European nations qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and FIFA.com reviews the continent's qualification tournament, which took place in Jesolo, Italy from 2 to 11 September. 

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Female Leaders continue journey]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=female-leaders-continue-journey-2831623.htmlSat, 10 Sep 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European trio qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-trio-qualify-for-bahamas-2017-2831574.htmlItaly, Portugal and Switzerland joined Poland in qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after reaching the semi-finals of the European qualifying tournament in Jesolo, Italy.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=euro-finalists-disappoint-as-belgium-and-greece-dominate-2831121.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Embolo: Switzerland and the national team are everything to me ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=embolo-switzerland-and-the-national-team-are-everything-to-me-2830757.htmlWhile Switzerland may be a relatively small nation in the heart of Europe, it has become renowned for a youth development system that has produced real gems such as Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka in recent years. La Nati’s latest promising young talent is Breel Embolo.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Thomas Peyer appointed FIFA Chief Finance Officer]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=thomas-peyer-appointed-fifa-chief-finance-officer-2830404.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA survey to focus on fans]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-survey-to-focus-on-fans-2823280.htmlFIFA has launched a survey aimed at improving its relationship with football fans worldwide, as well as gaining fresh insights from supporters.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![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