<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 22 Jun 2016 22:40:00 GMTThu, 23 Jun 2016 07:58:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Iceland and Republic of Ireland make history in dramatic finale]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/333/4/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tense and dramatic conclusion to the UEFA EURO 2016 group-stage as Iceland and Republic of Ireland advanced in spectacular fashion, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic exited the international stage in underwhelming fashion.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Celebrations in Denmark, poignant scenes Stateside]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=celebrations-in-denmark-poignant-scenes-stateside-2802701.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s club football headlined by some top-of-the-table meetings in USA and a league title in Denmark. There is also news from Norway and Scotland, as well as Sweden where a two-way charge for glory is shaping up.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2802582.htmlIn our regular round-up of the week's footballing birthdays we celebrate the birthdays of a Cameroonian centre-back, a Beach Soccer World Cup legend, a World Cup-winning French talisman and an iconic USA Women's World Cup winner.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=week-quotes-roy-keane-cristiano-ronaldo-elmo-fuchs-david-villa-2802381.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Roy Keane threatening to kick players, Sesame Street’s Elmo confused about how the offside rule works, Christian Fuchs prepares to take on Cristiano Ronaldo, Lars Lagerback dampens expectations for Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016 and more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Exciting title races and a double winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=exciting-title-races-and-a-double-winner-2801629.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Italy down Belgium, Spain leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/159/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at Monday’s exciting UEFA EURO 2016 encounters headed by wins for Italy and hosts Spain, plus a stalemate for Republic of Ireland and Sweden.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[UEFA EURO in numbers]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/037/8/index.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at UEFA EURO history.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Dahlkvist: Sweden going for gold]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dahlkvist-sweden-going-for-gold-2800254.htmlFIFA.com about the influence of her famous footballing family, playing her club football in France and the Nordic outfit's chances of shining at Rio 2016.]]>Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Guidetti: Ibra has changed the way we think]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/015/0/index.htmlFIFA.com about his successes with club and country, his varied background, UEFA EURO 2016 and the inspiration he draws from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Differing fortunes for frontrunners]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=differing-fortunes-for-frontrunners-2793370.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend of women’s club football, where mixed fortunes for competition leaders proved a theme. We take in the latest from the domestic leagues of USA, Japan, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Hamren: Zlatan has been a fantastic captain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/237/1/index.htmlFIFA.com why UEFA EURO 2016 will be his last tournament and assesses the future for the national team and their talismanic skipper, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 09:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Blackstenius: I want to be the best player in the world]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=blackstenius-i-want-to-be-the-best-player-in-the-world-2792011.htmlSweden striker Stina Blackstenius speaks to FIFA.com ahead of what promises to be an exciting remainder of 2016, with the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 and FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea to look forward to.

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Sun, 22 May 2016 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Saints, strikers and a first touch]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=saints-strikers-and-a-first-touch-2791398.html Scoring records evaporating in Naples, Paris and Prague feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an unlikely outfit’s relentless improvement and a fairytale start to a professional career.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 05:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Vital victories and missed opportunities]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=vital-victories-and-missed-opportunities-2790441.htmlAs we look across the action in some of the top women's leagues in the world there's 100 per cent records ended and tightening races for European places.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2790299.htmlSun, 08 May 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Final in sight for Lyon and Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=final-in-sight-for-lyon-and-wolfsburg-2782947.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest action from women's leagues and competitions from around the world, including the UEFA Women's Champions League, the USA's National Women's Soccer League and more. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Tibbling: Without Pokemon, I wouldn't be a footballer]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=tibbling-without-pokemon-i-wouldn-t-be-a-footballer-2782895.htmlWe speak to Sweden midfielder Simon Tibbling about how Pokemon cards helped his burgeoning football career, and his hopes for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with the Blågult.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Fans flock Stateside, silverware up for grabs in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fans-flock-stateside-silverware-looms-in-europe-2781625.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend in women’s club football across the globe highlighted by a spectacular opening to the new league season in USA, both on and off the pitch. We also look at the start of a new campaign in Sweden, plus some big news from Germany and England.]]>Tue, 19 Apr 2016 01:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2781411.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, 17 Apr 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2780468.htmlFive FIFA World Cup participants, a two-time Women's World Cup star and a beach soccer icon all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Familiar faces succeed in Europe, Bayern stunned]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=familiar-faces-succeed-in-europe-bayern-stunned-2779461.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there was a familiar look as the race for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals took centre-stage. We also take in the latest from Japan and France, plus an unexpected shock for Germany’s in-form side.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A kid, a coach and the world's costliest player]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=a-kid-a-coach-and-the-world-s-costliest-player-2771877.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a kid, a coach and the world’s costliest player.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware secured, cup ambitions tested]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=silverware-secured-cup-ambitions-tested-2771447.htmlFIFA.com takes in the latest in women’s club football where Europe’s various leagues are building towards exciting finales, or starting out on fresh campaigns.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Shoot-outs, shutouts and a statuesque Swede]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=shoot-outs-shutouts-and-a-statuesque-swede-2770456.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with lots of late drama in a steelyard and an all-conquering city’s dethroning Down Under.]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2770001.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, including a French superstar and a Uruguayan schemer.

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Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2769879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get a scientific look at Leicester City's impact on the city, Jetro Willems takes a rather humourous approach to picking his dream five-a-side team and Gianluigi Buffon's latest achievement is given the Star Wars treatment.]]>Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sweden's women make experience count to claim Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-women-make-experience-count-to-claim-olympic-spot-2769784.htmlWe review the UEFA qualifiers for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, where the Swedes stood firm to secure first place and in doing so, booked their ticket to Rio 2016.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Sweden seal Europe's last ticket to Rio]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sweden-seal-europe-s-last-ticket-to-rio-2769430.htmlSweden will join France and Germany as in Rio de Janeiro this summer after qualifying for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sealing Europe's final spot at the 12-team competition. 

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Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Tight race for the last European Olympic spot]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=tight-race-for-the-last-european-olympic-spot-2767697.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Two players, one goal: Rio!]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=two-players-one-goal-rio-2767335.htmlWe caught up with Sweden’s Lina Nilsson and Norway's Elise Thorsnes, looking ahead to the battle for the final women's place at Rio 2016 and recalling their own Olympic experiences in 2008 and 2012.

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2766232.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Brazilian World Cup winner, a FIFA Confederations Cup champion, a Norwegian supersub and a Swedish superstar all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2753736.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Spanish schemer, a Belgian superstar and a Korean keeper all celebrating over the next seven days.

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Sun, 03 Jan 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2735507.htmlFIFA.com celebrates those turning a year older this week, including a South African star, a Mexican midfielder, a Manchester United and Italy full-back, a Greek hero and many more.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2734235.htmlA trio of metronomic midfielders, including a FIFA World Cup winner, all feature in our round-up of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Isaksson: I’m proud of my career]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2732985.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with a Portuguese winger, a Swedish legend and an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner are among those celebrating in the coming days.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2732640.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from Germany coach Joachim Low after the tragic attacks in Paris, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Louis van Gaal, two Bayern Munich men, an Olympic gold medalist, Cristiano Ronaldo and much more.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Referees and assistant referees selected]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/archive/japan2015/news/newsid=2731609/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015