<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 23 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTTue, 23 May 2017 10:46:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Smiljanic: We want to defend our title at all costs]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=smiljanic-wir-wollen-unseren-titel-unbedingt-verteidigen-2886111-2886393.htmlGrasshoppers coach Boris Smiljanic spoke to youthcup.ch about the 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017 at the Buchlern sports complex.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Stars of the future ready for kick-off]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=stars-of-the-future-ready-for-kick-off-2886372.htmlThe 79th edition of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup takes place this week, with the Buchlern sports complex in Zurich hosting ten youth teams from across the globe on Wednesday and Thursday.

 
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Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Iran join seasoned trio in semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=iran-join-seasoned-trio-in-semis-2882563.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Third time's a charm for Iran]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278267/match=300392028/match-report.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Iran advance on day of mixed emotions]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=iran-advance-on-day-of-mixed-emotions-2881903.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a fascinating penultimate day of group-stage action at Bahamas 2017 headlined by Iran's tense qualification for the quarter-finals, and an inspirational win for the home side.]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Switzerland sink Senegal on penalties]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392003/match-report.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 23:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[ Three go through, three bow out]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=three-go-through-three-bow-out-2881486.htmlAfter claiming two wins from two, we already have a trio of names now pondering their fates in the quarter-finals, while three teams now know their next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be their last at Bahamas 2017.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Switzerland survive Ecuador fightback]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392030/match-report.htmlSat, 29 Apr 2017 23:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Favourites get the job done]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=favourites-get-the-job-done-2880991.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Swiss spoil the party for hosts Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392021/match-report.htmlTwo goals from Glenn Hodel helped Switzerland to a 3-2 win over hosts Bahamas in their opening Group A match at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-celebrates-international-day-of-sport-for-development-and-peace-2878446.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil return to top after seven-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=brazil-return-to-top-after-seven-year-wait-2878543.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Contenders announced for Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=contenders-announced-for-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2017-2877838.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![CDATA[Great tournament, top-quality teams, fantastic organisation]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=great-tournament-top-quality-teams-fantastic-organisation-2878653.htmlWe hear from some former stars of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup who share their memories of the tournament and why it holds a special place in their hearts.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Over 75 years of stars, large and small]]>/youthcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=75-years-of-stars-large-and-small-2878452.htmlFIFA.com looks at the clubs, both large and small, that have graced the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup in the tournament's long history.]]>Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Morgan leads Lyon charge, fresh start in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=morgan-leads-lyon-charge-fresh-start-in-brazil-2875931.htmlFIFA.com reviews global club football news as Alex Morgan grabbed the headlines in France, Brazil where a brand new competition got underway, plus Switzerland and Italy on what proved to be a tough weekend for the respective leaders.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European trio celebrate international success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=european-trio-celebrate-international-success-2875378.htmlSheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup – there has been plenty of international women's football to enjoy over the last few days, including a number of teams making history. FIFA.com runs the rule over the recent world-class action.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ott: the Swiss Messi of Beach Soccer]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=ott-the-swiss-messi-of-beach-soccer-2874894.htmlNoel Ott speaks to FIFA.com about being compared to Lionel Messi, his hopes for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and his decision to choose sand over grass.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Sylla: Everyone is a fan of beach soccer in Senegal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=sylla-everyone-is-a-fan-of-beach-soccer-in-senegal-2869259.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Senegal coach Omar Sylla – nicknamed 'Ngalla' – who gives the lowdown on his team's potential ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.]]>Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw: Participants' reaction]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-2017-official-draw-participants-reaction-2869004-2869023.htmlFIFA.com with their reactions.]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Leaders keep up title charge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA['Swissness' the key to success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=swissness-the-key-to-success-2863916.htmlRecent results have clearly shown that women's football is on the rise in Switzerland. FIFA.com hears from U-19 head coach Nora Hauptle about the impressive strides being made in the country.

 

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2860865.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.

 


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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Neumayr: Ronaldo did everything to increase every single ability]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=neumayr-ronaldo-did-everything-to-increase-every-single-ability-2860116.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Hagi: Messi’s like Federer, Ronaldo’s like Djokovic]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=hagi-messi-s-like-federer-ronaldo-s-like-djokovic-2859906.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:59:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[BVB, MVP, a team goal and an air goal]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bvb-mvp-a-team-goal-and-an-air-goal-2859163.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Upsets avoided as Belgium hit eight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=upsets-avoided-as-belgium-hit-eight-2850266.htmlGoals poured down in Brussels and Faro as Belgium and Portugal both cruised to victories. FIFA.com recaps the latest happenings in Europe’s race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sommer: The Nati is always a welcome change of scenery]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sommer-the-nati-is-always-a-welcome-change-of-scenery-2848951.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 19:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Zuberbuhler: Switzerland shouldn’t fear anyone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=zuberbuhler-switzerland-shouldn-t-fear-anyone-2848107.htmlLa Nati’s Germany 2006 campaign without conceding in normal time. He relieves his memories in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.]]>Wed, 09 Nov 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Invincible frontrunners in England, France]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=invincible-frontrunners-in-england-france-2847385.htmlFIFA.com's latest review of women's club football looks at celebrations in England, perfection in France, plus news from Germany and Switzerland. ]]>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Boban: The Best are truly global awards]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=10/news=boban-the-best-are-truly-global-awards-2845480.htmlMon, 31 Oct 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[CEO of FIFA Museum AG to leave FIFA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ceo-of-fifa-museum-ag-to-leave-fifa-2846841.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News<![CDATA[Jones driving Germany on, Portugal reach EUROs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=jones-driving-germany-on-portugal-reach-euros-2846454.htmlFIFA.com brings you up to date with the latest happenings…]]>Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444.htmlFIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305.htmlThe big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Visitors flock to 'Open House' Home of FIFA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=visitors-flock-to-open-house-home-of-fifa-2839301.htmlThe Home of FIFA was the star attraction of this weekend’s Open House Zurich, with more than 3,200 people visiting the organisation’s headquarters.

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2836683.htmlFIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![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