<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTThu, 07 Dec 2017 17:24:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Forlan: U-17 finals will bring good things to Uruguay]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=forlan-u-17-finals-will-bring-good-things-to-uruguay-2920733.htmlDiego Forlan spoke to FIFA.com about the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 and his hopes for the hosts and women's football in South America after attending the tournament's emblem launch. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Uruguay 2018: More than just an emblem launch]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=uruguay-2018-more-than-just-an-emblem-launch-2920579.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Official Emblem and Look unveiled for Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=official-emblem-and-look-unveiled-for-uruguay-2018-2920507.htmlThu, 16 Nov 2017 23:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama and drought-breaking mark intercontinental route]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=drama-and-drought-breaking-mark-intercontinental-route-2918836.htmlAhead of this week's intercontinental play-offs for Russia 2018, FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the many memorable matches-up at the final hurdle in the race for world football's greatest stage.

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2917702.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with rotation, trebles and classic marksmen.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Night to remember for Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=una-noche-magica-para-uruguay-argentina-y-colombia-2913140-2913296.htmlUruguay, Argentina and Colombia secured the results they needed to qualify for Russia 2018 on a dramatic final evening of qualifying in South America on which Chile and Paraguay missed out.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Trio qualify amid tense South American finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=trio-qualify-amid-south-american-drama-2913011.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 04:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South America set for Shakespearean final act]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=south-america-set-for-shakespearean-final-act-2911849.html

FIFA.com ​takes a closer look at the remarkable final day of South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with six teams fighting for three direct qualification slots, and one play-off place.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify in South America?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-in-south-america-2911685.htmlWith only top spot already secured in South America the final day's action promises to be a frantic affair as six teams chase three direct tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with another play-off spot on offer, too.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Suspense aplenty as South American race goes to the wire ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=suspense-aplenty-as-south-american-race-goes-to-the-wire-2910712.htmlStalemates and late drama marked out Matchday 17 of the South American qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay frustrated, and Paraguay and Chile the night's big winners.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pressure on for South America’s aristocrats]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=pressure-on-for-south-america-s-aristocrats-2910261.htmlThere are just two matchdays remaining in the South American qualifying competition for Russia 2018 and the three remaining qualification places and the play-off berth and have yet to be filled. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Maracanazo marvels in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-maracanazo-marvels-in-numbers-2909382.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 13:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1950 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay’s little bird takes wing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=valverde-uruguay-little-bird-takes-wing-2907247-2907358.htmlNineteen-year-old debutant Federico Valverde was the star of Uruguay’s vital Russia 2018 qualifying win in Paraguay, earning rave reviews from his team-mates, among them Luis Suarez.

 

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Uruguay and Peru take big strides ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=uruguay-and-peru-take-big-strides-2907187.htmlUruguay and Peru were the big winners on Matchday 16 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, thanks to respective historic victories in Paraguay and Ecuador. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Crucial tests for South American seven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=crucial-tests-for-south-american-seven-2906765.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 16 of the CONMEBOL Russia 2018 qualifiers, a day on which none of the seven sides in contention to book a ticket to the World Cup will be able to clinch their place at next year’s world finals.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Paraguay and Peru close in on top five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=paraguay-y-peru-encienden-la-tabla-2906263-2906277.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Muslera: Born in Argentina, 100 per cent Uruguayan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=muslera-born-in-argentina-100-per-cent-uruguayan-2905997.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 21:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Too close to call in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=too-close-to-call-in-south-america-2905838.htmlFIFA.com looks at the key battles as South America’s rivals renew acquaintances on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Sampaoli rings the changes for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=sampaoli-rings-the-changes-for-argentina-2905745.htmlWith a challenging trip to Uruguay his first 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier in charge of Argentina, you would have forgiven Jorge Sampaoli for keeping things simple. However, he is not a coach renowned for avoiding big decisions.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Golden trio reflect on personal glory]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=golden-trio-reflect-on-personal-glory-2894410.htmlWe hear from adidas Golden Ball winner Dominic Solanke and England team-mate Freddie Woodman, who clinched the adidas Golden Glove, as well Italy's Riccardo Orsolini - who took home the adidas Golden Boot.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Solanke takes home top honour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-s-solanke-wins-top-honour-2894400.htmlAfter England lifted the trophy for the first time, FIFA.com reviews all of the awards winners at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England make history as Korea Republic curtain closes]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-crowned-u-20-champions-2894342.htmlEngland made history in Suwon as they claimed their first FIFA U-20 World Cup, capping off a scintillating tournament with a 1-0 win over Venezuela in a pulsating final.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Italy beat Uruguay on penalties to finish third]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275952/match=300367085/match-report.htmlItaly finished in third place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after beating Uruguay 4-1 on penalties following a goalless draw.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Italy, Uruguay determined to end on high]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=italy-uruguay-determined-to-end-on-high-2893915.htmlCoaches and players from Italy and Uruguay preview the match for third place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Venezuela indebted to unflappable Farinez ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=venezuela-indebted-to-unflappable-farinez-2893835.htmlGoalkeeper Wuilker Farinez played a crucial part in Venezuela reaching their first ever final in a FIFA competition, saving two penalties in the shootout and excelled in normal and extra time. We hear from the man of the moment. 

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England, Venezuela book tickets to maiden finals]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-venezuela-book-tickets-to-maiden-finals-2893755.htmlThe final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been decided, after England and Venezuela both came from behind to seal passage to Suwon and send themselves into their first appearances in the tournament showpiece.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Penalties send Venezuela into first FIFA final]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275954/match=300367062/match-report.htmlVenezuela are into the climax of the FIFA U-20 World Cup as they survived a tight all-South American clash to squeeze through to their first ever FIFA final, beating Uruguay 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Uruguay and Venezuela set to renew rivalry]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=uruguay-and-venezuela-set-to-renew-rivalry-2893128.htmlUruguay head coach Fabian Coito, Venezuela forward Sergio Cordova and Venezuela right-back Ronald Hernandez preview the sides' all-South American FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-final.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 03:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[South Americans sweep into semis]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-americans-sweep-into-semis-2892706.htmlThe first semi-final has been teed up at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after extra-time, and even penalties, were needed to see Venezuela and Uruguay progress into the final four.

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Sun, 04 Jun 2017 13:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Uruguay progress, Portugal pay the penalty]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275956/match=300367044/match-report.htmlUruguay beat Portugal 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the match ended 2-2 after extra-time to advance to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 semi-finals. 

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Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Goncalves, Portugal’s new No7]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=goncalves-portugal-s-new-no7-2892366.htmlWearing a shirt weighed down by a ton's worth of expectations, we chat with Portugal's Diogo Goncalves, their star winger following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo in wearing No7 for his country.

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Sat, 03 Jun 2017 05:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Cavani: I always tried to copy Batistuta]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cavani-i-always-tried-to-copy-batistuta-2892104.htmlAlbiceleste icon and why he extended his contract at PSG.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American superstars and calcio’s new cape]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-american-superstars-and-calcio-s-new-cape-2891983.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Marvellous Mazurkiewicz shuts out the Soviets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=marvellous-mazurkiewicz-shuts-out-the-soviets-2890954.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 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, the best goalkeeper of the 1970 edition, in action against the USSR.

 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Uruguay, England, Zambia dance into last eight]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=zambia-dance-into-last-eight-england-enjoy-sweet-success-2891534.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[La Celeste book last-eight place]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367082/match-report.htmlUruguay edged their way into the last eight of the FIFA U-20 Word Cup after a slender 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Suwon – courtesy of a Nicolas de la Cruz penalty.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 10:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Mele living the dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 May 2017 01:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[19 days to go: Uruguay’s young goalscorer]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=19-days-to-go-uruguay-s-young-goalscorer-2883425.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we reveal the youngest player to have scored at the competition.]]>Mon, 29 May 2017 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Alamri, Saudi Arabia’s hero of the hour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=alamri-saudi-arabia-s-hero-of-the-hour-2890247.htmlThe hero for Saudi Arabia, Abdulelah Alamri's equaliser against USA ensured his country progressed to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017

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Sun, 28 May 2017 16:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dramatic climaxes and progression sealed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dramatic-climaxes-and-progression-sealed-2889704.htmlOn the penultimate night of FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage action a glut of teams from Group C and D ensured their names will stay among the contenders as dramatic climaxes sealed progress and heartbreak.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017