<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 13:31:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Can anyone topple the Kiwis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=can-anyone-topple-the-kiwis-2667591.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Portugal end ten-year wait amid new highs on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-end-ten-year-wait-amid-new-highs-on-sand-2666518.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Kings and queens of the Pacific crowned]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=kings-and-queens-of-the-pacific-crowned-2666340.htmlMon, 20 Jul 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Taiarui: It's recognition for the way we play]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=taiarui-it-s-recognition-for-the-way-we-play-2666294.htmlMon, 20 Jul 2015 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Madjer: There’s more to come from us]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=madjer-there-s-more-to-come-from-us-2666292.htmlSun, 19 Jul 2015 23:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portugal claim historic trophy win]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273815/match=300318426/match-report.htmlPortugal have won their first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, delighting the home crowd in Espinho with a 5-3 win over Tahiti.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portuguese spirit wins through as Tahiti make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portuguese-spirit-wins-through-as-tahiti-make-history-2666046.htmlSat, 18 Jul 2015 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Penalty drama sees Tahiti into maiden final]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273819/match=300318427/match-report.htmlTahiti edged their way into their first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after winning 3-1 on penalties, following a keenly contested 6-6 draw with Italy.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Zurlo, Italy’s goalscorer and hairdresser supreme]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=zurlo-italy-s-goalscorer-and-hairdresser-supreme-2665795.htmlAzzurra attack by scoring seven goals in four matches in his maiden world finals, but the 27-year-old has also become the team’s barber.]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Quartet target final slots]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=quartet-target-final-slots-2665778.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European trio win through with Tahiti]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-trio-win-through-with-tahiti-2665689.htmlThe semi-final line-up at Portugal 2015 was decided on a thrilling Thursday afternoon in Espinho, with Russia teeing up an intriguing tie with hosts Portugal and Italy booking a last-four slot against Tahiti. FIFA.com reviews all the quarter-final action.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti edge Iran, meet Italy in semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273821/match=300318424/match-report.htmlTahiti defeated Iran 5-4 in a closely-fought, back-and-forth quarter-final in Espinho to set up a meeting with Italy in the semi-finals at Portugal 2015.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil and Iran safely through, Tahiti end Russia's run]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-and-iran-safely-through-tahiti-end-russia-s-run-2664523.htmlThe reigning world champions were shocked and eight qualified nations learned the fate that awaits them in the quarter-finals. FIFA.com reviews another enthralling day on the sands of Espinho.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti see off Russia to top group]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318421/match-report.htmlTahiti surprised reigning FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup champions Russia with a 7-6 win which saw them top Group D with the Pacific island nation triumphing in a topsy-turvy game that saw a goal each from the sides' goalkeepers.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti all smiles in Portugal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tahiti-all-smiles-in-portugal-2663726.htmlMon, 13 Jul 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Russia and Tahiti march on]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-and-tahiti-march-on-2663640.htmlRussia and Tahiti both secured spots in the quarter-finals, while Brazil moved to the brink of a place in the next round after a close match with Iran. FIFA.com looks back on another memorable day at Portugal 2015.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti hold off Paraguay to advance]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318435/match-report.htmlTahiti advanced to the last-eight of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 with a 7-5 victory over Paraguay in Group D. 

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Russia eye next round, pressure on Spain]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-eye-next-round-pressure-on-spain-2663245.htmlFIFA.com ​previews the second round of matches in Groups C and D of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 which promise, for the most part, to be both tight and highly charged.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil buck the trend on day of close contests]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-buck-the-trend-on-day-of-close-contests-2662942.htmlBrazil's 5-1 thrashing of Mexico was the most emphatic scoreline on the second day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, which had previously featured a number of close-run results.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti edge ambitious Madagascar]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318437/match-report.htmlTahiti were able to hold off Madagascar 4-3 after the African champions jumped to an early two-goal lead and record three points in Group C. 

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Oceanian legacy key to coaching workshop ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=oceanian-legacy-key-to-coaching-workshop-2621311.htmlFIFA.com reports from a regional workshop in Auckland that saw coaches from each of the OFC member associations analyse and learn from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Tahiti reach for the stars once again]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=tahiti-again-reach-for-the-stars-2607467.htmlFIFA.com looks at the unique achievement of Tahiti's Beach Soccer World Cup star Raimana Li Fung Kuee as the Tiki Toa seek to reprise their unlikely success at Portugal 2015.]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 11:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Reynald Temarii, General Director of the Tahiti Football Association, banned for eight years]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=reynald-temarii-general-director-of-the-tahiti-football-association-ba-2604566.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 12:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Enticing draw excites expectant finalists]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=enticing-draw-excites-expectant-finalists-2595257.htmlFollowing Tuesday’s draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015, FIFA.com gauged the reactions of coaches and captains.

 

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portugal & Japan in opener, Brazil face Mexico]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=portugal-japan-in-opener-brazil-face-mexico-2594913.html

Tuesday’s draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 revealed who will face who in the group phase of the competition, which takes place on 9-19 July.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[RELIVE the Beach Soccer World Cup draw]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=sorteio-do-mundial-de-beach-soccer-ao-vivo-2594703-2594763.htmlThe draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 took place in the host resort of Espinho on Tuesday and was streamed live at FIFA.com

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Lucky seven for Auckland amid growing rivalry]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the recent OFC Champions League where two weeks of intense competition were marked by tight matches and numerous high-quality contests, before holders Auckland City eventually prevailed to maintain their continental dominance.]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Former stars set for Portugal 2015 draw]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=former-stars-set-for-portugal-2015-draw-2594669.htmlFormer Portugal goalkeeper Vitor Baia and ex-France midfielder Christian Karembeu will be the stars of Tuesday’s final draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 in Espinho. 

 

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Oceania aspirants eye Auckland’s crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the OFC Champions League where a host of debutants and newly-strengthened familiar faces are aiming to end the four-year hegemony of New Zealand’s Auckland City.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Gomes: Madjer stands comparison with Figo, Ronaldo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his admiration for the discipline's top performers.]]>Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Tahiti pair claim silverware ahead of continental test]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/257/885/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Beach Soccer World Cup countdown underway in Espinho]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=beach-soccer-world-cup-countdown-underway-in-espinho-2567776.htmlThu, 19 Mar 2015 18:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Solomon Islands champs complete Oceania line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Hard-won success for New Zealand as gap closes]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=hard-won-success-for-new-zealand-as-gap-closes-2512278.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Kiwis book ticket to Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=kiwis-book-ticket-to-chile-2511841.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 04:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Full set on the starting blocks for Oceania’s Chile charge]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=full-set-on-the-starting-blocks-for-oceania-s-chile-charge-2505145.htmlMon, 12 Jan 2015 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2497411.htmlFIFA.com ​previews the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with an German FIFA World Cup winner, a Tahitian legend and a Club World Cup medalist from New Zealand among those celebrating.]]>Sun, 04 Jan 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Match officials announced for FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=match-officials-announced-for-fifa-club-world-cup-morocco-2014-2472194.htmlMon, 10 Nov 2014 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Island nations edge closer to Auckland benchmark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 May 2014 10:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2336894.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, ​FIFA.com​ previews the week's upcoming birthdays with a Portuguese midfield maestro, a Tahiti hero, a Belgian hotshot and a veteran French goalkeeper all celebrating.

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Sun, 11 May 2014 09:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Auckland set up Amicale decider]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 May 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Last four line up in Oceania]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News