<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:00 GMTThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:43 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Germany conquer 2014, Belgium, Slovakia impress]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=germany-conquer-2014-belgium-slovakia-impress-2493791.htmlThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with a Brazil 2014 goalkeeping star, a solid German defender and a superstar French forward all celebrating.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Slovakia’s Stoch still rising]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his propensity for scoring big goals and his future targets.]]>Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our weekly birthday round-up we feature a Portuguese midfield maestro, the man who now has a penalty shot named after him, a recently retired American centre-back and Australia's all-time leading scorer.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[England, Spain win as San Marino claim famous draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England and reigning champions Spain both secured home wins in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, while San Marino claimed an historic draw at home to Estonia. 

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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Big leaps for eastern European trio after major coups]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=10/news=big-leaps-for-eastern-european-trio-after-major-coups-2463970.htmlFIFA.com looks back on recent events.]]>Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:08:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays with a Slovakian goalscorer, a retired English hardman and the current Three Lions skipper all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Chovanec takes over Slovan Bratislava]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Czech national coach Jozef Chovanec has taken over as coach of struggling reigning Slovak champions Slovan Bratislava, the club confirmed.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Fortuna Liga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Kondratiev quits Belarus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: We can turn things around]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Spain crash, England cruise in EURO qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thursday featured several surprising results across UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, including Slovakia's 2-1 win over Spain and Slovenia defeating Switzerland 1-0, while England cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win at the expense of San Marino.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Stoch, Slovakia stun Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Miroslav Stoch scored in the 87th minute to lift Slovakia to a shock 2-1 win over reigning UEFA EURO champions Spain in Zilina on Thursday.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Polish test for Germany, Pirlo returns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The second round of matches in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying provides opportunities for perennial powerhouses to get their campaigns on track. FIFA.com previews all the action. 

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Leading nations play catch-up in EURO race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Injured Ramos withdraws from Spain squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona's Marc Bartra will replaced experienced defender Sergio Ramos who withdrew from Spain's squad for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers due to a right calf muscle injury. 

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Costa: I'm ready to contribute]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Diego Costa said he will make the decision on his fitness ahead of Spain's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg. 

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Zuniga, Jorginho ruled out for Napoli]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Estonia, Slovakia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2443661/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain, England up and running, Ukraine beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[China triumph at home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Maribor clip Celtic, Zenit cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Maribor shocked Celtic in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off round match-up in Scotland with a 2-1 aggregate victory, sending the Slovenian side into the group stage and the Hoops into the UEFA Europa League.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[​China storm to title while Mexico celebrate bronze ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[History beckons on day of reckoning ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Bach: These Games are very impressive]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), took time out from watching the fifth place play-offs at the Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 for a short interview with FIFA.com.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Fans' favourite Castellanos harbouring high hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=One of many established stars on show at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, Venezuela's top scorer Deyna Castellanos was under the media spotlight even before a ball was kicked. 

 

 

 

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[A tale of two keepers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= 

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Brave Daviaga steals the show]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eileen Daviaga has been nothing short of outstanding for Papua New Guinea at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament, and the goalkeeper told FIFA.com about how she got her start as a shotstopper, playing through an injury, her senior team ambitions and much more.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Semi-finals settled by shoot-outs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Venezuela and China PR have reached the 2014 Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament final in Nanjing, though both teams had to sweat for long periods and were indebted to the performance of their goalkeepers in the semi-final penalty shoot-outs. 

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Final quartet on the home stretch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= 

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Jin Kun: China PR's lethal weapon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Namibia philosophical despite tough lessons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Mexico aim high under legend]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Porto pip Lille, Zenit win at Liege]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg recorded significant 1-0 victories at Lille and Standard Liege, respectively on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League play-off round, while Celtic earned a 1-1 draw at Maribor.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Records tumble as favourites live up to billing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Slovakia and China PR both set new records as they secured the final two places in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament in Nanjing.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Hosts favourites to progress, others out to make history ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Surnovska salvages Slovakian pride]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Martina Surnovska may have left the pitch in tears, but the Slovakian No6 put in a show-stopping performance against Venezuela, scoring twice and coming close to a hat-trick.

 

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Benitez wary of Athletic challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Duo book semi-final tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Venezuela and Mexico reached the semi-finals of the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 on an evening filled with records and historic goals.

 

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Spectacular opening ceremony in Nanjing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

A spectacular and heart-warming opening ceremony marked the official start to the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

 

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[New pretenders face baptism of fire ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Kurakums look to future]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Old Nanjing ready for youth extravaganza]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As the 2nd Youth Olympic Games approaches, Nanjing has thrown open its ancient gates to welcome top young athletes, officials and visitors from around the world. 

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Ten facts about the Youth Olympic Football Tournaments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com whets your appetite for the Youth Olympic Football Tournament with ten facts about the upcoming event in Nanjing.]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Young Olympians kick off in Nanjing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Arsenal face Besiktas, Porto draw Lille]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Celtic crash out, Zenit advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Zenit St. Petersburg overturned a one-goal deficit to come through 3-1 on aggregate against AEL Limassol in their UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match, while Celtic crashed out to Legia Warsaw 6-1 on aggregate. 

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Lyon in comfortable win, Hull draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News