<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 17 Oct 2017 06:34:00 GMTTue, 17 Oct 2017 06:37:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Shevchenko: All three finalists deserve to be The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=shevchenko-all-three-finalists-deserve-to-be-the-best-2915053.htmlFIFA.com, Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko gives his opinion on the three finalists for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 Award, while also discussing the Italian flavour of the Men's Coach Award.]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:34:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Serbians relieved, Icelanders in raptures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=serbians-relieved-icelanders-in-raptures-2912510.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's European 2018 World Cup qualifying action where Serbia and Iceland both secured qualification for Russia, while two more play-off spots were locked up.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Monday? ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-monday-2912083.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain through at Italy’s expense, Serbia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-through-at-italy-s-expense-serbia-stumble-2911147.htmlFIFA.com reviews Russia 2018 qualifying action in Europe where 2010 world champions Spain booked their ticket to another World Cup, while there were major stumbles by Italy and Serbia.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=spain-dominate-italy-as-other-groups-remain-tantalisingly-close-2906640.htmlSun, 03 Sep 2017 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ozyakup hoping for another European road trip]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=ozyakup-hoping-for-another-european-road-trip-2905493.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup about his memories of Turkey's Korea/Japan 2002 campaign and dreams of reaching Russia 2018.

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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iceland-leave-it-late-big-guns-pocket-three-points-2894498.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=powerhouses-impress-celtic-duo-play-out-stalemate-2877198.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Ukraine’s World Cup record-setter ends 23-year career]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ukraine-s-world-cup-record-setter-ends-23-year-career-2860019.htmlUkraine and Dynamo Kyiv icon Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, who made penalty-defending history at Germany 2006, has called time on his career.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Croatia see off Iceland, Ireland top section]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=croatia-see-off-iceland-ireland-top-section-2849701.htmlThe latest round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia had a little bit of everything. FIFA.com takes a look back at Saturday’s thrills and spills.

 

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=headers-and-volleys-2842190.htmlFIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ukraine's Fedetskyi full of confidence]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ukraine-s-fedetskyi-full-of-confidence-2841692.htmlUkraine defender Artem Fedetsky talks about his ambitions of reclaiming a starting spot in the national side, the agony of missing out on a place at Brazil 2014 at the final hurdle and the tightly-contested FIFA World Cup qualifying group which is UEFA's Group I.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Heavyweights share spoils, Iceland stage heroic comeback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=heavyweights-share-spoils-iceland-stage-heroic-comeback-2841104.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from Thursday’s UEFA qualifiers, including a high-intensity stalemate between Spain and Italy.]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cuzzolino: Argentina will be stronger]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cuzzolino-argentina-will-be-stronger-2836417.htmlArgentina's Leandro Cuzzolino speaks with FIFA.com about his relief and elation of scoring his match-winning penalty kick that took the Albiceleste to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. 

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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Tension to the end in last 16]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tension-to-the-end-in-last-16-2836168.htmlThere was drama and intrigue aplenty on the final day of last-16 fixtures at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. FIFA.com rounds up all the action as the remaining quarter-final places were decided at Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Argentina made to wait for victory]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357652/match-report.htmlArgentina made it into the quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 after they were taken to extra-time by a stubborn Ukraine, but finally getting a 1-0 victory.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Bondar's pride amid Ukraine's struggles]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bondar-s-pride-amid-ukraine-s-struggles-2835701.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Knockout places booked, Falcao honoured]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=knockout-places-booked-falcao-honoured-on-colombia-s-day-of-love-2834694.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from matchday 8 of the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which saw Brazil's Falcao crowned the all-time leading goalscorer of the tournament.  

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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Knockout-bound Ukraine leave Australia on the brink]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357644/match-report.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Falcao inspires Brazil, Mozambique impress]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=falcao-inspires-brazil-mozambique-impress-2833717.htmlMatchday 5 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw Brazil join Russia in the last 16, with a familiar hero emerging for the record champions. With Italy, Paraguay and Ukraine also registering wins, FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Ukraine labour past Mozambique]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357661/match-report.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 03:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombian rhythm inspires futsal elite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombian-rhythm-inspires-futsal-elite-2832453.htmlWe review the second matchday of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, which saw a historic victory for Vietnam, the entrance of the Brazilians and Italian resolve in twice coming from behind to win against Paraguay.

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Shots rain down but Brazil emerge on top]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357646/match-report.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 01:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Arnason: Iceland can better EURO showing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=arnason-iceland-can-better-euro-showing-2824405.htmlFIFA.com about his side's showing at UEFA EURO 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo's comments and the Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The brothers Grytsyna out to end last-eight hoodoo]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-brothers-grytsyna-out-to-end-last-eight-hoodoo-2822901.htmlFIFA.com looks at the Grytsyna brothers who are set to be central figures when Ukraine take to the court for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Germany ease through but pain for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/308/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Groups C and D at UEFA EURO 2016 as Germany and Poland advanced with tight wins, while Croatia stunned Spain.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Northern Ireland shock Ukraine, England grab late win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/214/6/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews Thursday's UEFA EURO 2016 action as England defeated Wales in injury time Northern Ireland won their first-ever match at the tournament, while Germany and Poland played out the first 0-0 draw of the competition.]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Modric inspires Croatia, Germany make solid start]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/132/6/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2016 which was notable for a successful opening display by Germany, plus wins for Poland and Croatia.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Broome: Football and yoga go wonderfully together]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/106/6/index.htmlThere are many components that come together to bring a country success at a major international tournament. Germany's yoga instructor Patrick Broome spoke exclusively with FIFA.com about the positive effect of yoga for footballers.

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:46:00 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[Tymoshchuk: Swiss shoot-out was a highlight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tymoshchuk-swiss-shoot-out-was-a-highlight-2792750.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk on the eve of the ten-year anniversary of Ukraine's finest hour on the international footballing stage when they reached the quarter-finals at their first-ever FIFA World Cup at Germany 2006.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Life begins at 40]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=life-begins-at-40-2789548.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at FIFA World Cup veterans who are defying the ageing process by still playing professional football in their 40s.]]>Thu, 05 May 2016 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Reds, runs and Real relief]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=reds-runs-and-real-relief-2779938.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rapid treble.]]>Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2771232.htmlA FIFA World Cup finalist, Iranian icon and UEFA Champions League winner all feature in our weekly birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Penalty drama and victories for favourites]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/075/6/index.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 00:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[City through, Atleti outlast PSV on penalties]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/043/4/index.htmlManchester City and Atletico Madrid are the latest two teams through to UEFA Champions League quarter-finals this season, joining the four sides who advanced from the previous week, and the English club and Spanish side progressed to the last eight in polar opposite fashions.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Can Juve spring a surprise in Munich?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/277/020/9/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2769703.htmlFIFA.com's rolling round-up of the weekend’s action.]]>Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2767306.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Belgian Red Devil with three FIFA World Cups under his belt, a German champions at Brazil 2014 and a member of A Seleção all celebrating.

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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News