<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTThu, 17 Apr 2014 08:12:13 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[56 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=56-days-to-go-2320040.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the players who have played in the biggest fixture on planet football more than once.]]>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[New campaigns open in USA, Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s regular review of women’s club football this week looks at opening day action in USA and Sweden, news from Germany’s European aspirants, plus the latest from Japan.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Ibra recovering in Sweden, return unknown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014<![CDATA[Swedish gem who propelled Parma]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the short but memorable playing career of Tomas Brolin, who shone in two FIFA World Cups and helped Parma achieve considerable success.]]>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:32:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Germany survive scare, USA wield axe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action from a weekend in women's football that brought joy for the likes of Germany, England, France and Scotland, and ended with the dismissal of USA coach Tom Sermanni.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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[Ibrahimovic blow for PSG]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Sundhage: My life is football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about a ‘magic’ UEFA Women’s EURO last year, her Sweden side’s new-found qualities, the battle with Scotland in FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying and her love of the sport.]]>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[All-German semi ahead]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Wolfsburg and Turbine Potsdam ensured an all-German UEFA Champions League semi-final, Frankfurt suffered a Bundersliga slip-up and Brescia stay top of Serie A. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany close on USA, France hit all-time high]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2304079/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Wenger: Arsenal are under constant assessment]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Wolfsburg-Potsdam clash looms large]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with a Spanish midfield maestro, a Dutch legend and a pair of Swedish twins celebrating this week.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[France, Germany thrive as USA flounder]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: February 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds-up the latest global events from the past month, taking in England, China PR, Sweden, Japan, Hungary and Germany, while also casting the spotlight on North America and Africa.]]>Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our weekly preview of birthdays in the footballing world takes in an Egyptian hotshot, a Portugal and Real Madrid defensive rock, an Italian midfield maestro and an American full-back.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Fischer: We need to perform well]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Nilla Fischer was one of the outstanding performers at last summer's European Championship, and the Swedish defensive midfielder is looking to build on her success at the upcoming Algarve Cup - as she revealed to FIFA.com.

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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Finland’s finest footballer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com, among other things, which other sport he'd have turned pro at if he hadn't made it as a footballer and which celebrities he'd like to meet.]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Swedish stalwart, a Moroccan colossus, a Mexican FIFA World Cup mainstay and an Argentinian wing wizard all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 09:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Nyers, Nordahl dazzle in Milanese thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how foreign imports Istvan Nyers and Gunnar Nordahl lived up to their pre-match hype in the highest scoring Derby della Madonnina draw in history.]]>Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Arsenal new boy Kallstrom out for a month]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Speaking after his side's 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed his latest signing, Kim Kallstom, will not be fit to play until the end of February at the earliest.

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Sun, 02 Feb 2014 18:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Arsenal land Kallstrom in loan deal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has bolstered his side's midfielder with the loan signing of Kim Kallstrom from Spartak Moscow on transfer deadline day that will keep the Swede at the Emirates until the end of the season.

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[FIFA Ballon D’Or goes ‘social’]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On 13 January over one thousand guests had front row seats as the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony built to a climax. Online, a new phenomenon was taking place; 24 million users in 24 hours to be exact.

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![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[They said it: Zlatan Ibrahimovic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=They Said ItKind=News<![CDATA[Women's football review of 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=2013 was another memorable and lively year for women’s football. FIFA.com looks back over the main happenings and significant developments of the last 12 months.

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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[2013 in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic voted top Swedish sportsman]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=For the fifth consecutive year, Paris Saint-Germain and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been voted as Sweden's most popular sportsman of the year.

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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 16:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic's Lustig out for four months]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Ballon d'Or the talk of the town]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:46:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Joakim Noah: 1998 World Cup is my highlight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with the European basketball silver medallist Joakim Noah to talk football and who should win the Ballon d'Or in the hallowed dressing room of the Chicago Bulls.]]>Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:55:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Svensson ends long Sweden career]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden's record cap holder Anders Svensson has announced his retirement from the national team following their exit in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier with Portugal. 

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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ribery: I've got my fingers crossed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:06:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com looks ahead to the week's footballing birthdays, with a famous English winger, a Super Eagle heading to Brazil and a Colombian hotshot forward all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Goal gluts and late drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Six of the best on the road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=six-the-best-the-road-brazil-2237920.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more remarkable matches from Brazil 2014 qualifying. ]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ibra saves his best until last]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com continues its look at the ten remarkable strikes in contention for the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's incredible and unique effort against England under the spotlight.

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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:57:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 30 Nov 2013 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Leaving football behind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The question of what to do when you retire is a tough one for most people, particularly for footballers who choose to take their working lives in a very different direction. FIFA.com takes a look at some of them.

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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Lyon, Lazio amongst qualified sides]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Norling steps down from Malmo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Allsvenskan 2013 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday featurewe look ahead to a week in football birthdays, including four 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa stars in Aaron Mokoena, Bruno Alves, Alvaro Pereira and Nigel de Jong.

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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Pele on Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero talking about the famed Argentina No10 shirt and LeBron James about a potential footballing venture.

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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Europe’s big guns present and correct]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=europe-big-guns-present-and-correct-2227290.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Portugal’s qualification in numbers ]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=11/news=portugal-qualification-numbers-2226988.htmlWed, 20 Nov 2013 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[France, Ronaldo shine to book Brazil berths]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=11/news=france-ronaldo-shine-book-brazil-berths-2226678.htmlFIFA.com reviews a thrilling conclusion to European qualifying for Brazil 2014 headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo's scene-stealing hat-trick and France's dramatic comeback.]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to Brazil]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ronaldo-hat-trick-fires-portugal-brazil-2225270.htmlCristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick in a thrilling FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off second leg to see Portugal qualify for Brazil 2014. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, but Ronaldo's heroics saw his team win 4-2 on aggregate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic versus Ronaldo in numbers]]>/europe/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ibrahimovic-versus-ronaldo-numbers-2224829.htmlFIFA.com compares the two players' remarkable statistics.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone