<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 27 Nov 2016 19:12:00 GMTSun, 27 Nov 2016 22:23:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Rodgers: Nobody has been better than Suarez this year]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rodgers-nobody-has-been-better-than-saurez-this-year-2855650.htmlSun, 27 Nov 2016 19:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Brazil stay perfect as Messi & Sanchez excel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-stay-perfect-amid-wins-for-chile-argentina-and-ecuador-2851486.htmlLionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez were two of the stars of the latest round of Russia 2018 qualifiers in South America as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador all racked up vital victories. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Tabarez: It was going well until Alexis appeared]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tabarez-it-was-going-well-until-alexis-appeared-2851228.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 05:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pekerman: Argentina know Colombia can hurt them]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pekerman-argentina-know-colombia-can-hurt-them-2850737.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Battle for places set to intensify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=battle-for-places-set-to-intensify-2850590.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Suarez makes heart-warming gesture to Cri du Chat sufferer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=suarez-makes-heart-warming-gesture-to-cri-du-chat-sufferer-2850155.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 19:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil and Uruguay break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-and-uruguay-break-clear-2849194.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Points at a premium as race tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=points-at-a-premium-as-race-tightens-2848734.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has reached a stage where every point and every goal are worth their weight in gold. FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 11 of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pineida: Ecuador have players who can hurt Uruguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pineida-ecuador-have-players-who-can-hurt-uruguay-2848527.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Quinteros: Uruguay have defensive flaws]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=quinteros-uruguay-have-defensive-flaws-2847185.htmlSun, 30 Oct 2016 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil hit the front, Argentina slip up again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazil-hit-the-front-argentina-slip-up-again-2842845.htmlAlbiceleste now three games without a win.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American hopefuls minding the gap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-hopefuls-minding-the-gap-2842465.htmlFIFA.com looks at how each of the South American contenders is shaping up ahead of a vital round of fixtures.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America<![CDATA[Silva, earning his bread with the ball]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=silva-earning-his-bread-with-the-ball-2840639.htmlComing from a family of bakers, Uruguay defender Gaston Silva knows first hand that you knead to put the work in to rise and get your dough in the football world. He reflects on his past and on new beginnings on Spain with FIFA.com.

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Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Debuts, droughts and French Gs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=debuts-droughts-and-french-gs-2841759.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American keeper and surprising droughts for Paraguay and Spain.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South America takes brief stock of breathless campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-america-takes-brief-stock-of-breathless-campaign-2841659.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has reached the halfway stage, with events merely underlining so far what the experts say about the CONMEBOL zone: that it is the toughest in the world.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Tabarez: Uruguay are not a super team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=tabarez-uruguay-are-not-a-super-team-2841304.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Top five break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=top-five-break-clear-2841207.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American rivals seek to break deadlock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-rivals-seeking-to-break-the-deadlock-2839629.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest matchday in South American qualifying as the contenders for Russia 2018 seeking to break free of a congested ladder.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[PSG, PSV and flag-flying Foxes]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=psg-psv-and-flag-flying-foxes-2837863.htmlThe Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![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™<![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™
<![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™<![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™<![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