<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 06 Apr 2017 08:56:00 GMTTue, 11 Apr 2017 10:42:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Sundhage: We have high expectations for Sweden]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=sundhage-we-have-high-expectations-for-sweden-2877069.htmlSweden coach Pia Sundhage speaks to FIFA.com to reflect on her team's memorable Olympic campaign and hopes for this year's UEFA Women's EURO.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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[Andersson: Sweden relishing post-Zlatan challenges]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=andersson-sweden-relishing-post-zlatan-challenges-2875513.htmlSweden coach Janne Andersson speaks to FIFA.com about coping with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's international retirement, and his hopes of leading his country to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in his first international coaching job.

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Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2871383.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sweden and Estonia show the way ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=sweden-and-estonia-show-the-way-1483159.htmlAs teams across the globe prepare to resume their Russia 2018 preliminary campaigns, we look back to June 1933 and the first-ever FIFA World Cup qualifier between Sweden and Estonia.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1934 FIFA World Cup Italy ™
<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Norway bring in Lagerback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=norway-appoint-lars-lagerback-as-manager-2865942.htmlLars Lagerback has been appointed as Norway's new head coach, the country’s FA confirmed on Wednesday.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2862395.htmlSat, 07 Jan 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sembrant's insight into inspirational pair]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=sembrant-s-insight-into-inspirational-pair-2862296.htmlAhead of The Best FIFA Football Awards™, FIFA.com sat down with Sweden defender Linda Sembrant who reveals all about national team manager and FIFA Women’s Coach 2016 nominee Pia Sundhage, as well as former club team-mate and FIFA Women’s Player 2016 finalist Marta.

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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:29:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Sundhage and Sweden's spectacular comeback]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sundhage-and-sweden-s-spectacular-comeback-2862169.htmlFIFA.com relives the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden and speaks with Pia Sundhage about the tournament's significance in the history of developing women's football. 

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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: Ronaldo was better than Ronaldinho and Cristiano]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ibrahimovic-ronaldo-was-better-than-ronaldinho-and-cristiano-2862140.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Brorsson: Now it’s sun, swimming and exercise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brorsson-now-it-s-sun-swimming-and-exercise-2859555.htmlSun, 11 Dec 2016 14:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2859423.htmlSun, 11 Dec 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR complete a dream double]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=korea-dpr-complete-a-dream-double-2857966.htmlSun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Asia’s young starlets shine]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=asia-s-young-starlets-shine-2857881.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2855241.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, 27 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Papua New Guinea 2016 in tweets]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=papua-new-guinea-2016-in-tweets-2855610.htmlFIFA.com looks at how the opening few weeks at Papua New Guinea 2016 have been covered in tweets.]]>Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: It felt very strange watching Sweden without me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ibrahimovic-it-felt-very-strange-watching-sweden-without-me-2854832.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hosts make history, Asian sides make hay ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hosts-make-history-asian-sides-make-hay-2853301.htmlFIFA.com reviews the penultimate group-stage matchday at Papua New Guinea 2016 headlined by thumping wins for Japan and Korea DPR, nervy progression for Brazil and an explosion of joy for the host nation.]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Swedish stalemate sees Seleção progress]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353168/match-report.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Blackstenius brings scoring touch to the world stage]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=blackstenius-brings-scoring-touch-to-the-world-stage-2851688.htmlFIFA.com heard from Sweden's goalscorer extraordinaire Stina Blackstenius after her near-record four-goal haul against Papua New Guinea.]]>Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Spain avenge, Korea DPR advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews matchday 3 at Papua New Guinea 2016, highlighted by a dose of revenge for Spain over Japan, and an exit for the hosts.]]>Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Blackstenius lifts Sweden past PNG]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353175/match-report.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[The nominees in numbers]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-nominees-in-numbers-2850237.htmlFIFA.com runs a statistical eye over the 53 candidates for four prestigious prizes at The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:17:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Big wins and goals aplenty on opening day]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=big-wins-and-goals-aplenty-on-opening-day-2850147.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Colour and tradition mark PNG Opening Ceremony]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=png-2016-opening-ceremony-2849703.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Korea DPR impress with Sweden win]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353187/match-report.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[European favourites march on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-favourites-march-on-2849524.htmlFriday's UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw the favourites keep their focus to either go top of their groups or extend their leads at the summit. FIFA.com rounds up Friday's action.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe
<![CDATA[Papua New Guinea 2016 in numbers]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=papua-new-guinea-2016-in-numbers-2848810.htmlFIFA.com presents some interesting facts, figures and records from the tournament’s history books.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Give the red card to violence against women and children]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=give-the-red-card-to-violence-against-women-and-children-2848898.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Durmaz: Everyone feared the worst without Zlatan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=durmaz-everyone-feared-the-worst-without-zlatan-2848939.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Warm PNG welcome brings out the smiles ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=warm-png-welcome-brings-out-the-smiles-2848881.htmlFIFA.com heard about the reasons behind this and the reactions of those being welcomed.]]>Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[International starlets hungry for more success]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=international-starlets-hungry-for-more-success-2848808.htmlAfter the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 kicks off on 13 November, there will be several players raring to seize their latest chance to show off their talents on the world stage.

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Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Koscielny: I prefer Scrabble to Twitter and video games]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=koscielny-i-prefer-scrabble-to-twitter-and-video-games-2848813.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Starting small, making it big]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=starting-small-making-it-big-2848607.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the heroines of U-20 Women’s World Cups in years past.]]>Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[The great goals of the U-20 Women's World Cup]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-great-goals-of-the-u-20-women-s-world-cup-2848624.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Rabiot: France call-up interrupted my nap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rabiot-france-call-up-ruined-my-nap-2848041.htmlSat, 05 Nov 2016 11:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Penalty perfection and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=penalty-perfection-and-prolific-scoring-2847874.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an historic achievement for a son of San Sebastian.]]>Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Deschamps explains Giroud inclusion, Martial omission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=deschamps-explains-giroud-inclusion-martial-omission-2847775.htmlDidier Deschamps has explained his decision to recall Olivier Giroud and overlook Andre-Pierre Gignac, Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial for France's Russia 2018 qualifier against Sweden.

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[U-20 Women's World Cup match tickets go on sale ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-match-tickets-go-on-sale-2847388.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![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[Fast starts and furious finishes]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fast-starts-and-furious-finishes-2844292.htmlFIFA.com visits three continents in wrapping up another busy week for women’s club football, including Sweden, Germany, France, Japan and New Zealand.]]>Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A new champion in the USA, DFB Cup springs a surprise]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-new-champion-in-the-usa-dfb-cup-springs-a-surprise-2842488.htmlFIFA.com looks back at events in selected women’s leagues across the globe. ]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:36:00 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[Manchester City celebrate, Potsdam in control]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=manchester-city-celebrate-potsdam-in-control-2837186.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest news from the world of women’s club football - from USA and Germany to England and Sweden.]]>Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News