<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTSat, 29 Apr 2017 14:34:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil flex their muscles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=portugal-and-brazil-flex-their-muscles-2881293.htmlThe big names stepped on to the Bahamian sand for the first time and did not disappoint, with Portugal and Brazil excelling at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, while Japan and UAE kept up Asia's fine start.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Filipe enjoys his date with destiny]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=filipe-makes-a-date-with-destiny-2881301.htmlAfter having to face the very real possibility of missing out on his first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Brazil's Felipe wasted no time in showing his gratitude at having made it to Bahamas 2017.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil overcome Tahiti in Bahamas opener]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392022/match-report.htmlSat, 29 Apr 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[When little Tahiti lost like lions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=when-little-tahiti-lost-like-lions-2880623.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the inspiring efforts of Oceania champions Tahiti at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Kiwis advance, parity for PNG & Tahiti]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kiwis-advance-parity-for-png-tahiti-2878103.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest action in Oceania 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as New Zealand moved a step closer, while Papua New Guinea and Tahiti set up a grand finale.]]>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[PNG stun Tahiti to stay in the hunt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=png-stun-tahiti-to-stay-in-the-hunt-2878077.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 08:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Four the magic number for Taiarui]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=four-the-magic-number-for-taiarui-2877512.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti comeback breaks PNG hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tahiti-comeback-breaks-png-hearts-2876767.htmlThu, 23 Mar 2017 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Komolong leading PNG’s new breed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=komolong-leading-png-s-new-breed-2876544.htmlFIFA.com hears from Papua New Guinea's young star Alwin Komomlong about his quirky background, footballing brothers and the hopes of Oceania's largest nation building further upon their recent success.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Little margin for error in Oceania ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tue-21-mar-ofc-wc-preview-2876534.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over upcoming Oceania qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in what could prove to be a pivotal week in the Pacific.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Pacific pair bound for India after historic fortnight]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=pacific-pair-bound-for-india-after-historic-fortnight-2868653.htmlFIFA.com reviews a historic edition of the OFC U-17 Championship in which New Zealand and New Caledonia booked passage to India 2017.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders eye Auckland's crown]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/286/843/3/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC Champions League where Team Wellington lead a host of contenders seeking to end Auckland's City's dominance.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Passage to India on offer in Oceania]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=passage-to-india-on-offer-in-oceania-2866725.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC U-17 Championship where for the first time two tickets to the global arena are on offer to the eight aspirants.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Tense finale awaits amid tight competition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tense-finale-awaits-amid-tight-competition-2861821.htmlFIFA.com reviews FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Oceania during 2016 and looks ahead to what promises to be a tight race on the road to Russia 2018 amid an ever-increasing level of competition.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-close-in-on-argentina-as-race-for-team-of-year-heats-up-2853981.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[New Zealand claim edge after opening outings]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=new-zealand-claim-edge-after-opening-outings-2851540.htmlFIFA.com reviews the opening matches in Oceania’s third stage of Russia 2018 qualifying, with New Zealand best placed at this early juncture.]]>Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dramatic winner keeps Solo hopes alive]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=dramatic-winner-keeps-solo-hopes-alive-2849952.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tahiti’s challenging journey through Oceania’s rough seas]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tahiti-s-challenging-journey-through-oceania-s-rough-seas-2848782.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the tough challenges facing Tahiti as they seek to rediscover their breakthrough form of 2012.]]>Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tahiti edge Solomons as OFC’s third stage kicks off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tahiti-edge-solomons-as-ofc-s-third-stage-kicks-off-2848604.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Oceanian sextet on the starting blocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=oceanian-sextet-on-the-starting-blocks-2847889.htmlFIFA.com previews the third stage of OFC’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying with Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tahiti the six nations still in contention.]]>Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Historic landmarks highlight Oceanian qualifiers ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=historic-landmarks-highlight-oceanian-qualifiers-2835033.htmlFIFA.com reviews a historic edition of the OFC U-20 Championship as New Zealand and Vanuatu earned progression to the world stage.]]>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Logan’s run though the national team carousel]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=logan-s-run-though-the-national-team-carousel-2829938.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Draw sets out Oceania’s road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=draw-sets-out-oceania-s-road-to-russia-2811470.htmlFri, 08 Jul 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand regain crown amid broadening pyramid]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-zealand-regain-crown-amid-broadening-pyramid-2801358.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 OFC Nations Cup won by New Zealand for a record fifth time, but a tournament that will long be remembered as evidence of the increased depth and quality across the Pacific.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[PNG, New Caledonia complete semi line-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=png-new-caledonia-complete-semi-line-up-2800055.htmlSun, 05 Jun 2016 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Holders deny hosts as Samoa bow out]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=holders-deny-hosts-as-samoa-bow-out-2799207.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Holders get going, hosts hang on]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=holders-get-rolling-hosts-hang-on-2793100.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 12:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders ready themselves in hunt for glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=oceania-contenders-ready-themselves-in-hunt-for-glory-2792660.htmlFIFA.com previews the Oceania Nations Cup where eight nations are chasing a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, this in a tournament which doubles as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti set sights on reprising fairytale]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tahiti-seek-to-reprise-fairytale-2792412.htmlWed, 25 May 2016 07:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Defiant Auckland City maintain hegemony]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/254/8/index.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 07:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Oceanian dozen set for Champions League charge]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/016/5/index.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[High five provides another boost for vibrant Solomons]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=high-five-provides-another-boost-for-vibrant-solomons-2765347.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A platform for further development in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-platform-for-further-development-in-oceania-2756119.htmlOceania’s first FIFA Women’s Football Regional Development Seminar in 2005 was held in Cook Islands, and now ten years on, the same Polynesian nation is hosting another event that will be crucial to furthering the women’s game throughout the region.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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[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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tahiti 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