<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 30 Mar 2014 11:14:00 GMTTue, 08 Apr 2014 03:01:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our weekly round-up of the upcoming footballing birthdays sees a Ukrainian stalwart, a Bosnian creator, an Aussie veteran and a former Romania forward all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sheva-inspired Dynamo stun Real]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how a little-known striker named Andriy Shevchenko propelled Dynamo Kiev to an unforeseen upset of defending champions Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.]]>Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:49:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Klinsmann set to judge Europe-based talent]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up a host of European-based players with an eye on the upcoming FIFA World Cup in next week's friendly against Ukraine in Cyprus.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Sevilla, Spurs through as Swans crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The last 16 round of the UEFA Europa League promises some mouthwatering match-ups after Thursday's action saw Sevilla win 2-1, Tottenham Hotspur take down Dnipro 3-2 and Napoli advance.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[No fairytale finish for 'legend' Defoe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has praised outgoing striker Jermain Defoe for his illustrious goalscoring record for the club ahead of their second leg last 32 tie against Dnipro in the UEFA Europa League. 

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Ukraine switch USA friendly to Cyprus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Soriano shines for Salzburg, Lazio lose]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Dynamo, Valencia to play in neutral venue]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spurs, Ramos reunite in Europa League last 32]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to the week of birthdays in football, including FIFA World Cup™ winner Gianluca Zambrotta and Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Spain toppled as Italy triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy are the new kings of European futsal with a 3-1 victory over Russia after reigning champions Spain were toppled for the first time in almost a decade in the semi-finals. FIFA.com reviews the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 action.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[Shakhtar's Maicon dies in car crash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 08 Feb 2014 10:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UPL 2012/2013<![CDATA[The transfers that might have been ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at these nearly-transfers and many more as the deadline-day pace picks up. ]]>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2265568/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[UEFA create slot for France in EURO 2016 qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/226/514/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=UEFA announced that EURO 2016 hosts France will play a string of friendlies against pre-set rivals ahead of the tournament, while fellow teams lock horns in the qualifying race.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to open XXII CIS Cup ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2264868/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Klinsmann books Ukraine warm-up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Willian: The perfect year]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We take a look at the upcoming birthdays in the world of football, with German and French FIFA World Cup winners, a highly-regarded Ukrainian goalkeeper and a retired English speed merchant all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain on top, Ukraine highest climber ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2247360/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Olympiacos, Bayer advance on wild night]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the finale to four of the UEFA Champions League groups as Olympiacos and Bayer Leverkusen progressed, while there was drama in Istanbul with the crucial encounter between Galatasaray and Juventus forced off.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Moyes: We need to keep improving in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Leverkusen, Olympiacos qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bayer Leverkusen and Olympiacos both secured berths on the last round of group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League, while Galatasaray and Juventus' crucial encounter was abandoned due to heavy snowfall. 

 

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Zenit and Shakhtar leading the way]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As the top tiers in Russia and Ukraine head into their respective winter breaks, FIFA.com takes a look at the first half of the 2013/14 seasons, with a tight race in Russia and Shakhtar flying high over the border.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Russian Football Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Leaving football behind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The question of what to do when you retire is a tough one for most people, particularly for footballers who choose to take their working lives in a very different direction. FIFA.com takes a look at some of them.

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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Lyon, Lazio amongst qualified sides]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2230272/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[United, Real through as Bayern set record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Manchester United and Real Madrid progressed to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League on a goal-filled evening after holders Bayern Munich had won a record tenth consecutive game in the competition.

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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[FIFA rejects Ukraine appeal; sanctions for discrimination upheld ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2230151/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to reject the appeal lodged by the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU), with Ukraine's next home match in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying to be played without spectators.

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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Schuster: Football is like a drug]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his job at Malaga, how he would have handled himself as a player, his passion for the game and the key to coaching success in modern football.]]>Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Five former winners facing elimination]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=11 teams can secure passage to the UEFA Champions League knockout phase this week, while five former winners of the European competition, including Juventus and Borussia Dortmund face an early exit if they fail to win.

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions for match manipulation to have worldwide effect]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2227829/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA can today confirm the extension of sanctions imposed on three players relating to match-manipulation investigations conducted by the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) and the El Salvador Football Association to have worldwide effect.

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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Shakhtar, from metal to medals]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/clubs/club=33173/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[France, Ronaldo shine to book Brazil berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a thrilling conclusion to European qualifying for Brazil 2014 headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo's scene-stealing hat-trick and France's dramatic comeback.]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Deschamps: It's the magic of football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[France stun Ukraine to reach finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After being two goals down from the first-leg, France produced a stunning 3-0 win in Paris to beat Ukraine on aggregate and reach the FIFA World Cup finals, with Mamadou Sakho and Karim Benzema  both scoring. 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Tymoschuk: Ribery deserves Ballon d’Or ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Last chance for Europe's hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the second legs.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Deschamps: Ukraine are a solid side]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=France coach Didier Deschamps said that his side failed to cope with Ukraine's physical approach in their FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off first leg, and lamented Laurent Koscielny's late red card.

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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Greece in control, France face uphill task]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from the FIFA World Cup European zone qualifying play-offs. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a crucial goal, Greece took control over Romania and France slipped to a 2-0 defeat in Ukraine.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[France in trouble, Ukraine at the double]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for play-off showdowns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Varane doubtful for France]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ribery: France have to be in Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As France prepare to take on Ukraine, Franck Ribery spoke to FIFA.com about the pressure facing Les Bleus ahead of their play-off, Bayern Munich competing at the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA Ballon d'Or and more.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Devic: France are one of the world's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his testing trip to prominence, learning from Andriy Shevchenko, Metalist Kharkiv's impressive progress and Ukraine's play-off with France for a FIFA World Cup place.]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Deschamps: No room for doubt]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=France coach Didier Deschamps insists his players are primed for action and says there's no room for doubt or questioning ahead of his team's FIFA World Cup play-off against Ukraine. 

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Spurs, Valencia, Fiorentina all through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern, City through as Real draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Champions League giants eye last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews midweek UEFA Champions League action where a number of the continent's big guns are aiming to claim early progression to the knockout stage with holders Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona among them.]]>Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News