<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:21:00 GMTThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:24:16 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Dickenmann: Qualifying would be a dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A Switzerland side inspired by the performances of Lara Dickenmann are on course to qualify for their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the midfielder spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about Nati's success and the progression of women's football.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Cookson: Football and cycling share similarities]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with Union Cycliste International President Brian Cookson about the similarities between cycling and football, his tip for Brazil 2014 and the benefits of sport on two wheels.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interview<![CDATA[FIFA.com launches Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Online Sticker Album]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-com-launches-panini-2014-fifa-world-cup-braziltm-online-sticker-a-2319183.htmlFIFA.com has launched the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to the support of Presenting Partner, Coca-Cola. 

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Benaglio: It was the season's highlight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com about his memories of playing in the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup and discussed how the competition served as a springboard to reach greater heights in his career.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2014<![CDATA[Tournament rules and regulations]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/newsid=2304907/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com explains the rules governing the tournament.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2014<![CDATA[75 years of stars, large and small]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/newsid=2304901/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the clubs, both large and small, that have graced the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in the tournament's 75-year history.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2014<![CDATA[A history of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/newsid=2304889/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2014<![CDATA[Germany march on, Matildas triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Another round of thrilling UEFA qualifiers took place ahead of Canada 2015, while Australia caused a stir in beating Brazil 2-1 in a friendly down under. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Referees continue World Cup preparations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=referees-continue-world-cup-preparations.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 16:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Talks between President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Blatter]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2317357/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As a follow-up to their recent meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Blatter had another very positive phone conversation today as part of their regular updates in the build-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com ​takes a look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays, with a FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper, a combative French midfielder and a Swiss schemer all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2314269/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Valencia well beaten in Basel, Juve win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Valencia fell to Basel 3-0 in their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg match, while visiting Juventus edged Lyon 1-0, Porto beat Sevilla 1-0 at home and Benfica grabbed a vital win at AZ Alkmaar.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Record number of students in Costa Rica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=27 students started the sixth edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management organised in cooperation with Universidad de Costa Rica on 7 March. This is a record number of participants for the Programme in Costa Rica, a source of great satisfaction for CIES and its academic partner.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina: UCA launches the 11th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Universidad Católica Argentina, the first academic partner of CIES, is now accepting applications for the 11th edition of the FIFA/CIES Programme in Argentina, scheduled to begin in Buenos Aires on 5 May 2014.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Referees prepare for World Cup ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=referees-prepare-for-world-cup-2305156.htmlReferees and assistant referees from Asia, Oceania and Europe met for a week-long seminar at the Home of FIFA in Zurich in preparation for the FIFA World Cup.  

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee approves Regulations on Working with Intermediaries]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/administration/news/newsid=2301236/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Following an extensive and continuous consultation process, the FIFA Executive Committee has today approved the new Regulations on Working with Intermediaries at its meeting in Zurich.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:04:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News
<![CDATA[Juve face Lyon, Benfica take on AZ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italian champions Juventus will face Lyon in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, while last year's beaten finalists Benfica face AZ Alkmaar, Basel take on Valencia and Porto drew Sevilla.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Relive the post-ExCo press conference]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2300534/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee, which is taking place on 20 and 21 March 2013 at the Home of FIFA, was followed by a press conference streamed live on FIFA.com.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=News
<![CDATA[84 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=84-days-to-go-2299765.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue with a look at Switzerland's all-time leading scorer.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Plenty for Potsdam, Zurich take control]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With many of the players who had been on international duty at this month's Algarve and Cyprus Cups now back in action for their clubs, FIFA.com casts a glance at recent events in some of Europe's top leagues.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Benfica beat Spurs, Juve held in derby]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Benfica took a commanding lead against Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Europa League last 16 tie with a 3-1 away win, while Mario Gomez scored late to give Fiorentina a 1-1 draw at Juventus.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2295968/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Gladbach confirm Sommer signing from Basel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil & France shine, Argentina struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=brazil-and-france-impress-argentina-struggle-2293486.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA meets FIFPro on Qatar labour rights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2293005/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Blatter and FIFA Executive Committee member Dr Theo Zwanziger welcomed FIFPro representatives and player Zahir Belounis to the Home of FIFA in Zurich to discuss matters related to labour rights in Qatar.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[Legends proud to help the Philippines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A glittering array of star names was on show in Berne, parading their skills for a special cause at the city's Stade de Suisse in aid of the Philippines as part of the 11th edition of the Annual Match against Poverty.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:07:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[21,000 Swiss show solidarity with the Philippines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:47:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[The kick-off draws closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=100-days-2292259.htmlFIFA.com casts its eyes ahead to what awaits on 12 June.]]>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup hopefuls in dress rehearsal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=world-cup-hopefuls-ready-for-dress-rehearsal-2291748.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[IFAB vote on key changes to ‘The Players’ Equipment’]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/ifab/media/news/newsid=2290307/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= IFAB formally permit head covers for men and women after two-year trial period, while display of any slogans, statements, advertising prohibited on undergarments during 128th Annual General Meeting in Zurich.

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Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[Challandes set for Armenia coaching role]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Sevilla, Spurs through as Swans crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The last 16 round of the UEFA Europa League promises some mouthwatering match-ups after Thursday's action saw Sevilla win 2-1, Tottenham Hotspur take down Dnipro 3-2 and Napoli advance.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[England draw Swiss, Italy face Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England were drawn against Switzerland and Italy were pitted against Croatia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, while Gibraltar were handed a tough group including Germany and the Republic of Ireland.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Will a European team win in Brazil?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=fifa-weekly-asks-will-european-team-win-brazil-2281007.htmlFri, 21 Feb 2014 09:27:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Qualifying hots up in Europe, USA march on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the latest from the world of women's football.]]>Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Seminars announced for 2014 FIFA World Cup referees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=seminars-announced-for-2014-fifa-world-cup-referees-2275045.htmlWed, 05 Feb 2014 19:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Team Base Camps for Brazil 2014 announced]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=team-base-camps-for-brazil-2014-announced-2267880.htmlThe Team Base Camps for the 32 participating teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil have been announced. ]]>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Derby demolitions and English expenditure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Departing Salah named top player in Switzerland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Raiffeisen Super League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Marta joins Match Against Poverty line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Marta Vieira da Silva, Genaro Gattuso, Christian Vieri, and Phillip Cocu are among the players that have recently confirmed they will join the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty, which is supported by FIFA.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:33:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Chelsea complete move for Egypt's Salah]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chelsea confirmed on Sunday they have completed the signing of 21-year old Egypt winger Mohamed Salah from Swiss side Basel.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[UEFA create slot for France in EURO 2016 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/226/514/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA announced that EURO 2016 hosts France will play a string of friendlies against pre-set rivals ahead of the tournament, while fellow teams lock horns in the qualifying race.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Chelsea agree Salah deal ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chelsea have announced they have agreed a transfer fee for Egypt international Mohamed Salah from Basel. The winger will complete his move subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. 

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Trezeguet visits CIES ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Stars sign up for 11th annual Match Against Poverty ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2261885/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:15:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Foundation meeting marks new era for IFAB ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/ifab/media/news/newsid=2260354/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[An awards show with a Brazilian touch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=While all eyes will be on the stars up receive the awards at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 ceremony, it's set to be a day with a distinctly Brazilian flavour as former stars and Swiss-Brazilian musician Marc Sway all set to feature.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:22:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[The FIFA Ballon d’Or explained]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2258186/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com addresses those questions and more as Monday's ceremony fast approaches.]]>Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013