<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:17:00 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 03:01:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Another Futsal World Cup legacy: training the coaches]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=another-futsal-world-cup-legacy-training-the-coaches-2836328.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay back on top, Brazil on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uruguay-back-on-top-brazil-on-the-rise-2831245.htmlFIFA.com reviews South America's latest Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Points to be made in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=points-to-be-made-in-south-america-2830762.htmlTuesday’s five CONMEBOL qualifiers could see plenty of changes at the top. FIFA.com looks ahead to another exciting round of matches in South America.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America
<![CDATA[Argentina top ahead of tight-knit chasing pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-top-ahead-of-tight-knit-chasing-pack-2830346.htmlWe review the day's action of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, which saw Lionel Messi return to the international stage with a goal and a victory to help Argentina climb top of the group, with rivals Brazil one of the tight-knit chasing pack.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Qualifying returns with coaching changes aplenty ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=qualifying-returns-with-coaching-changes-aplenty-2824091.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Global appeal for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=global-appeal-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2813326.htmlFIFA.com highlights just some of the key activities for the Live Your Goals programme during July, including events in Uruguay, India, Republic of Ireland, Portugal and Guam.]]>Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[The English kings in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-english-kings-in-numbers-2813060.htmlFIFA.com highlights some more intriguing numbers behind England's triumph.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Anderson, Argentina's prophetic pioneer]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=anderson-argentina-s-prophetic-pioneer-2810496.htmlFIFA.com recalls the story of James Oswald Anderson, Argentina's first captain, who was not only the inaugural skipper of the ​Albiceleste​, but also helped establish football in the country. 

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:38:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Batista: I didn't expect to get sent off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=batista-i-didn-t-expect-to-get-sent-off-2803501.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to former Uruguay international Jose Batista, who recalls being sent off in the opening minute against Scotland at Mexico 1986, the fastest-ever red card in FIFA World Cup™ history.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Centenario celebrations set the tone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=centenario-celebrations-set-the-tone-2803168.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph takes us back to the first edition in 1930.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shocks, shots and a super sub]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=shocks-shots-and-a-super-sub-2801797.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the statistical highlights of the week from the ongoing UEFA EURO and Copa America.]]>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico tough it out to top Group C]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/163/3/index.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 05:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2801194.htmlA prolific Canadian striker, an Ecuadorian combative defensive midfielder and a Roma legend all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

 

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Venezuela and Mexico through, Uruguay out]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/078/4/index.htmlLa Celeste tumble out of the competition, while a win for Mexico over Jamaica secured El Tri and La Vinotinto a spot in the quarter-finals.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Mexico and Uruguay buck the trend]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/018/9/index.html]]>Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2800018.htmlA Brazilian stopper, a Polish legend, an Argentinian stalwart and a USA hotshot all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Sixteen chase a Copa dream]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/957/2/index.htmlThe Copa America, the oldest international competition in the world, is celebrating its centenary this year. FIFA.com previews the event, which will be held across the USA starting on Friday and running to Sunday 26 June. 

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[The Copa America Centenario in numbers]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/931/2/index.htmlFIFA.com offers up some of the revealing statistics generated by the world’s oldest national-team competition.]]>Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Plaza Colonia, the Leicester City of Uruguay]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=plaza-colonia-the-leicester-city-of-uruguay-2793667.htmlTue, 31 May 2016 16:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Gradin, the champion who conquered racism]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/279/372/5/index.html

Ahead of the Copa America Centenario, FIFA.com remembers Isabelino Gradin, the pioneering Uruguay star who defied prejudice to become one of the 1916 edition's shining lights.

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Tue, 31 May 2016 13:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Libertadores last-four line-up takes shape]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/177/1/index.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 05:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Sights set on semi-final spots]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/136/3/index.htmlThis week’s four Copa Libertadores fixtures comprise three quarter-final second legs and one first leg, with sides eyeing a semi-final spot before the competition takes a break for the Copa America Centenario.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 13:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790534.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.]]>Sun, 15 May 2016 21:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2791110.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 15 May 2016 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Nacional suffer first loss, Sao Paulo sink Mineiro]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/083/5/index.htmlRosario Central saw off the previously unbeaten Atletico Nacional by the narrowest of margins, as did Sao Paulo in beating Atletico Mineiro, while Uruguay’s Nacional played out a draw with Boca Juniors.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 13:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Former champs and underdogs braced for next test]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/044/9/index.htmlPlenty of big names lock horns as the Copa Libertadores enters the quarter-final stages, with one potential new winner guaranteed in the final four.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2790299.htmlSun, 08 May 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Early exit for River as Libertadores last eight confirmed]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/011/0/index.htmlIndependiente del Valle knocked out holders River Plate 2-1 on aggregate to reach the 2016 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. However, five other former champions remain in the hunt for the trophy, and with it a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Fri, 06 May 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[All to play for in Libertadores last-eight hunt]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/942/2/index.htmlTue, 03 May 2016 15:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Uruguay’s manic Maracana coronation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=uruguay-s-manic-maracana-coronation-2783220.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jules Rimet presenting the Trophy in 1950.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Distinct Argentinian flavour as Libertadores last 16 gets going]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/297/7/index.htmlThe stage is set for the business end of the Copa Libertadores, where reigning champions River Plate head a field that contains no fewer than five Argentinian teams.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Uruguay move top, Argentina keep climbing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=uruguay-move-top-argentina-keep-climbing-2773379.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Record breakers and international icons]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=record-breakers-and-international-icons-2773325.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, alongside a man who was delivering post a few years ago and one European behemoth ending a long drought against another.]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President joined by Cafu, Hierro, meets with Uruguay President Vazquez]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=cafu-and-hierro-join-fifa-and-auf-presidents-in-montevideo-2773114.htmlFIFA World Cup winner Cafu and former Spain and Real Madrid captain Fernando Hierro today joined FIFA and Uruguay's FA (AUF) Presidents Gianni Infantino and Wilmar Valdez in Montevideo.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Differing goals for South American hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=differing-goals-for-south-american-hopefuls-2772882.htmlMon, 28 Mar 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2772512.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pep Guardiola reflects on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his own career, Ryan Shawcross blames Zlatan Ibrahimvoic for his ‘failed’ international career, Kasper Schmeichel searches for Elvis and much more.]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia tighten the screw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=argentina-and-colombia-tighten-the-screw-2772497.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Francescoli: Suarez is the best No9 in the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=francescoli-suarez-is-the-best-no9-in-the-world-2772192.htmlThu, 24 Mar 2016 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America<![CDATA[Giants collide as South American action resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=big-games-in-store-as-the-action-resumes-2771913.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Umpierrez, Uruguay's woman in the middle]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=umpierrez-uruguay-s-woman-in-the-middle-2770828.htmlClaudia Umpierrez made history on 5 March as she became the first woman to referee a men's professional football match in Uruguay. FIFA.com sat down with her to talk about her career as a referee and her ambitions for the future.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2770001.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a French superstar and a Uruguayan schemer.

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Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Pizarro: My dream is to reach the World Cup with Peru]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=pizarro-my-dream-is-to-reach-the-world-cup-with-peru-2768967.htmlDoes a 37-year-old footballer still have dreams? Claudio Pizarro certainly does. FIFA.com caught up with the captain of the Peru national team to discuss qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and his secret to staying fit.

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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)