<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 12 Jan 2018 08:12:00 GMTFri, 12 Jan 2018 08:23:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2926254.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President impressed with Gulf Cup kick-off]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-president-impressed-with-gulf-cup-kick-off-2925682.htmlThe 23rd edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup kicked off in Kuwait, watched on by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, as fans packed in for the opening days to see the eight participants get the tournament rolling.

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Real round off historic year in UAE]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=real-round-off-historic-year-in-uae-2925328.htmlReal Madrid achieved history at UAE 2017, becoming the first team ever to retain the FIFA Club World Cup title. We round up the 14th edition of the tournament.

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Pachuca's bronze millennium child]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=pachuca-s-bronze-millennium-child-2925270.htmlHaving played a key but cameo role in Pachuca's bronze-medal winning performance, Roberto de la Rosa now has the distinction of being the FIFA Club World Cup's first millennium child to appear and score in the tournament.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Pachuca hit four to earn bronze medal]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279807/match=300398168/match-report.htmlPachuca secured their best-ever performance at the FIFA Club World Cup after they beat host champions Al Jazira 4-1 to leave UAE 2017 with a bronze medal.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Night of a lifetime for Khalifa Mubarak]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=night-of-a-lifetime-for-khalifa-mubarak-2924844.htmlEarning your first start as a youngster is always a daunting experience. To have it against Real Madrid in a FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 semi-final is another level. Al Jazira's Khalifa Mubarak reflects on his baptism of fire.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Jazira, Pachuca in search of bronze goodbye]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279807/match=300398168/preview.htmlAfter slender and gut-wrenching defeats in the semi-finals for Al Jazira and Pachuca, one side will leave the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 ending the tournament with a fine souvenir.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Bale's delight in goalscoring return]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=bale-s-delight-in-goalscoring-return-2924813.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale about the Welshman's winner in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Al Jazira, and how his team-mates helped during his two-month injury absence.]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Real survive scare to tee up Gremio clash]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279803/match=300398167/match-report.htmlReal Madrid secured their place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira, but not without a serious scare, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale sealed victory.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Marcelo: Most important title is always the next one]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=marcelo-most-important-title-is-always-the-next-one-2923867.htmlSpeaking to FIFA.com, Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is determined to lead the Spanish giants to a third FIFA Club World Cup title in the United Arab Emirates.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Real set to enter Al Jazira's cauldron of noise]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279803/match=300398167/preview.htmlThe reigning champions enter the fray, with Real Madrid set to be met by a packed stadium of braying home fans, cheering on the club known as 'the Pride of Abu Dhabi': Al Jazira.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Romarinho, from substitute to starring role]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=romarinho-from-substitute-to-starring-role-2923769.htmlAl Jazira’s Brazilian front man is ready to make some history. the 2012 Club World Cup winner talked to FIFA.com about his contribution to Al Jazira's success so far. 

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Jazira edge into semis past Urawa]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279797/match=300398166/match-report.htmlAl Jazira teed up a clash with Real Madrid in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 semi-finals, thanks to a solitary Ali Mabkhout goal seeing off Asian champions Urawa Red Diamonds. 

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[All-Asian encounter set to light up Abu Dhabi]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279797/match=300398166/preview.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 07:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Almunia's guidance helps Al Jazira star shine brightest]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=almunia-s-guidance-helps-al-jazira-star-shine-brightest-2923181.htmlFIFA.com hears from Al Jazira goalkeeper Ali Khaseif about the influence of goalkeeper coach and ex-Arsenal star Manuel Almunia after the busy shotstopper helped the local side avoid elimination against Auckland City.]]>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Navy Blue frustration as Howieson and Co head home]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=navy-blue-frustration-as-howieson-and-co-head-home-2923161.htmlWed, 06 Dec 2017 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Romarinho fires Al Jazira forward]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279799/match=300398161/match-report.htmlRomarinho proved the difference as Al Jazira kicked off the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 with a hard-fought 1-0 win over tournament veterans Auckland City.

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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Graham: Auckland can shake up Club World Cup]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=graham-auckland-can-shake-up-club-world-cup-2922784.htmlAuckland City's Liam Graham arrives in United Arab Emirates with some inside knowledge and plenty of drive to succeed as the New Zealand international looks to give his career a FIFA Club World Cup-shaped boost.

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Seasoned hands, local talent set to raise the curtain]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279799/match=300398161/preview.htmlAfter setting up residency in Morocco and Japan for the last six editions of the FIFA Club World Cup, the competition is making its return to the United Arab Emirates, with Al Jazira and Auckland City raising the curtain.

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Hosani gets second bite of Club World Cup cherry]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=al-hosani-gets-second-bite-of-club-world-cup-cherry-2922604.htmlHaving earned his first taste of the FIFA Club World Cup seven years ago with a cameo appearance for Al Wahda, Yaqoub Al Hosani is all primed to start with a bag this time out with Al Jazira.

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Magnificent seven poised for UAE 2017]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=magnificent-seven-poised-for-uae-2017-2922612.htmlThe 14th FIFA Club World Cup kicks off on Wednesday 6 December in the city of Al-Ain, in the United Arab Emirates. Though defending champions Real Madrid are the team to beat, the other six contenders will all be out to knock the Spanish giants off their perch.

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Jazira arrive in Al Ain in high spirits]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=al-jazira-arrive-in-al-ain-in-high-spirits-2922596.htmlFIFA Club World Cup host champions Al Jazira are upping sticks to occupy foreign territory, arriving in Al Ain to contest as the "home" side in the stadium of rivals Al Hilal in the tournament's opener.

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Referees with responsibility]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=referees-with-responsibility-2922581.htmlWhen the team line-ups are announced prior to a football match, the volume inside the stadium surges as the players' names ring out from the stands, the atmosphere thick with anticipation ahead of kick-off. 

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Fawzi out to make second chance count]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fawzi-out-to-make-second-chance-count-2922583.html

Having seen his chance to take to the world stage eight years ago ruined by injury, Mohamed Fawzi will look to make his belated FIFA Club World Cup bow when he steps out for Al Jazira.

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[A UAE reunion for returning Morgan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=a-uae-reunion-for-returning-morgan-2922111.htmlAuckland City will be enjoying what has become a regular date with the FIFA Club World Cup – this being a record ninth appearance, but one of their ranks will only be rekindling his special relationship with the tournament.

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Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[UAE 2017 squad lists revealed ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=uae-2017-squad-lists-revealed-2921983.htmlThe 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup is just around the corner, and the official squad lists of the seven participating teams in the United Arab Emirates from 6-16 December have been confirmed.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Collina: Referees can count on me]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=collina-referees-can-count-on-me-2921462.htmlDuring his career, Pierluigi Collina officiated so diligently and competently that he was voted the world's best referee for six consecutive years between 1998 and 2003. The Italian redefined the role and became the first star referee.

 
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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Urawa end decade-long drought in style ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=urawa-end-decade-long-drought-in-style-2921400.htmlFIFA.com reviews Urawa Red Diamonds' AFC Champions League campaign as the J.League giants won their way through to a second FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[A milestone en route to Russia]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=a-milestone-en-route-to-russia-2921377.htmlThirty-six of the world's best referees and potential FIFA World Cup™ officials have convened in Abu Dhabi for a five-day seminar, set to end on 30 November, which represents an important milestone on the road to Russia 2018 for the participants. 

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Boussoufa: We want to put Al Jazira on the map]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=boussoufa-we-want-to-put-al-jazira-on-the-map-2921059.htmlFresh from helping Morocco reach the FIFA World Cup, Mbark Boussoufa is going for glory with Emirati side Al Jazira at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017. Ahead of the tournament, he spoke to FIFA.com.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Draw lays out path to Club World Cup glory]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=draw-lays-out-path-to-club-world-cup-glory-2911298.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 09:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA Club World Cup draw]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=follow-the-fifa-club-world-cup-draw-2911296.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[The UAE 2017 Draw explained ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-uae-2017-draw-explained-2910193.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=oc-for-fifa-competitions-approves-procedures-for-the-final-draw-of-the-2907924.htmlThe Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions met in Zurich to finalise the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as the dates for upcoming FIFA tournaments in 2018 and 2019, and Olympic slot allocations.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News
<![CDATA[Nacho: Madrid want to make history again]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nacho-madrid-want-to-make-history-again-2907642.htmlIn the second part of his exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Nacho Fernadez talks about his strong ties to Los Merengues and outlines the team's ambitions for the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877.htmlSaudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia 2018: Who can qualify this week?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=russia-2018-who-can-qualify-this-week-2906775.htmlCosta Rica, Germany, Nigeria and any two of six competing Asian sides could book their places at Russia 2018 this week. FIFA.com looks at the teams in the running and what they require to secure their spots. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651.htmlFIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=japan-through-as-quintet-have-to-leave-it-late-2906052.htmlJapan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Tickets to Russia up for grabs in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=afc-fwcq-matchday-9-preview-wendesday-2905762.htmlFIFA.com previews a delicately poised penultimate matchday in Asia where nine nations remain in contention and potentially two tickets to Russia 2018 will be secured.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-seek-qualification-as-japan-aim-to-move-clear-2893948.htmlAsia's qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is approaching its first watershed moment with Iran in sight of reaching the global finals.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Bauza named as UAE coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bauza-named-as-uae-coach-2883733.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Former Club World Cup participants lead charge in Asia ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/362/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the AFC Champions League group stage where some former champions impressed, as did a host of new faces.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 06:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[39 days to go: The fastest Confederations Cup goal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=39-days-to-go-the-fastest-confederations-cup-goal-2881718.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the fastest goal in the history of the competition. ]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 09:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Big guns get job done, Paraguay make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=big-guns-get-job-done-paraguay-make-history-2882252.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Holders Portugal narrowly outlast unlucky UAE]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392005/match-report.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay floor champions, Brazil win again]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=paraguay-floor-champions-brazil-win-again-2881681.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 07:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017