<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 24 Jan 2016 09:23:00 GMTThu, 04 Feb 2016 10:38:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2756543.htmlIn our weekly birthday round-up, we include stars from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while two Club World Cup and Women's World Cup winners also feature. 

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Pereira: You have to know how to use aerial play]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=pereira-you-have-to-know-how-to-use-aerial-play-2755554.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Uruguay star Alvaro Pereira, who talks World Cup qualifying, the return of Luis Suarez and his countrymen's exceptional heading abilities.  

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2755350.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone<![CDATA[Ecuador, Uruguay set the early pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ecuador-uruguay-set-the-early-pace-2748158.htmlFIFA.com reviews the early stages of South American qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup, highlighting a stat, a quote and some standout performers.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Barcelona secure historic third title in Japan ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-secure-historic-third-title-in-japan-2747220.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Suarez: It’s another dream come true]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=suarez-it-s-another-dream-come-true-2747418.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Barcelona trio sweep awards]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=barcelona-trio-raumt-ab-2747108-2747184.htmlSun, 20 Dec 2015 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Suarez: It was like a dream]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=suarez-sets-up-return-to-his-roots-2746230.htmlLuis Suarez spoke to us after his match-winning hat-trick in the FIFA Club World Cup against Guangzhou Evergrande that set up a game against South American opposition that has been a long time coming for the Uruguayan.

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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Suarez hat-trick books Barça's final berth]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275782/match=300338752/match-report.htmlThu, 17 Dec 2015 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Sanchez: Being here in Japan is special]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sanchez-being-here-in-japan-is-special-2744958.htmlTue, 15 Dec 2015 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Ambitious River touch down in Tokyo]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ambitious-river-touch-down-in-tokyo-2742777.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Matchday traditions around the world ]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=matchday-traditions-around-the-world-2735321.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 15:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-eye-summit-big-two-need-points-2733254.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The kick that changed the game Down Under]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-kick-that-changed-the-game-down-under-2733096.htmlFIFA.com hears from John Aloisi on the penalty that secured Australia's FIFA World Cup return after a 32-year wait.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Superclásico topping the bill in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superclasico-topping-the-bill-in-south-america-2732051.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets and a golden oldie]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=golden-eaglets-and-a-golden-oldie-2731942.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 07:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2721197.htmlFIFA.com sends fond wishes Kurt Zouma, Denis Irwin, Doris Fitschen, Erik Jendrisek and the many others who are among those celebrating a birthday this week.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Chile 2015 to leave coaching legacy]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-2015-to-leave-coaching-legacy-2720769.htmlFIFA.com sits in on a regional seminar for youth coaches, part of the legacy that FIFA is hoping to leave long after the conclusion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The nominations in tweets]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-nominations-in-tweets-2720896.htmlHow did the stars react when the shortlist for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award was revealed? FIFA.com has compiled the best tweets on all things #BallondOr…

 

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:08:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Trio break clear, Brazil up and running ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=trio-break-clear-brazil-up-and-running-2711796.htmlFIFA.com reviews another intriguing matchday.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pressure on Argentina, Brazil as quintet strive for six]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=pressure-on-argentina-brazil-as-quintet-strive-for-six-2711350.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2710807.htmlRenate Lingor, Cristian Stuani, Alex Scott and Mesut Ozil are among the famous footballers celebrating a birthday this week in FIFA.com's weekly feature.

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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina, Brazil slump as Uruguay soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=argentina-brazil-slump-as-uruguay-soar-2710425.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Big names missing as Brazil return]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=big-names-missing-as-brazil-return-2709787.htmlA clutch of South American hopefuls will need to do without the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and James Rodriguez as they start out on a qualifying road they hope will lead to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Fossati: Suarez is Uruguay's most influential player ever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fossati-suarez-is-uruguay-s-most-influential-player-ever-2673564.html La Celeste and also on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2671104.htmlAn England defensive stalwart, a Costa Rican FIFA World Cup hero, an Aussie striker and a Uruguayan defender all feature in our preview of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Elated icons and fond farewells]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=elated-icons-and-fond-farewells-2666606.htmlFIFA.com reflects on week of goalscoring feats and trophy success for Messrs Dempsey, Gerrard, Keane, Madjer and Alan, while highlighting the passing of Alcides Ghiggia and retirement of Celia Sasic.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[History maker Ghiggia passes away]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Maracanazo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=1/news=deafening-silence-1160417.htmlFIFA.com recalls how Uruguay came from behind to silence the Maracana and win the FIFA World Cup.]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1950 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2663357.htmlWe preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a FIFA Puskas Award winner, a Mexican shot-stopper, a pair of FIFA Women's World Cup winners and a Spanish midfield metronome all celebrating.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[One drought ends, another continues]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the 2015 Copa America, where hosts Chile triumphed to earn their first ever invitation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, while other predictions and surprises came to light just months before the long road to Russia 2018 begins.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015
<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-sees-stars-emerge-serbia-sparkle-2652283.htmlFIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Setting sail for Uruguay]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=setting-sail-for-uruguay-2651139.htmlSun, 21 Jun 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Aguero diving header downs Uruguay]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Jun 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015<![CDATA[Drama for hosts as Germany and Brazil battle through]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=drama-for-hosts-as-germany-and-brazil-battle-through-2646279.htmlThe Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 is now complete after four thrilling encounters. Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Uzbekistan progressed to the next round – but the tournament is over for hosts New Zealand.]]>Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Brazil see off Uruguay on penalties]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271600/match=300269541/match-report.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Messi, Neymar and Rodriguez decorate wide-open duel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the Copa America 2015, which, due to the emergence of Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, is poised to be thrilling event.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015<![CDATA[Brazil & Uruguay, a rivalry with history]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=brazil-uruguay-a-rivalry-with-history-2640361.htmlFIFA.com recalls a few memories.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Passion overcomes adversity in Dunedin]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=passion-overcomes-adversity-in-dunedin-2627897.htmlTue, 09 Jun 2015 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Defensive duties for Uruguay's student and teacher]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Celeste will be banking on when they defend their Copa America title in Chile in the coming days, a task they discussed with FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015<![CDATA[The group stage in Tweets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=the-group-stage-in-tweets-2621820.htmlFIFA.com has selected a few Tweets that stood out during the group stages.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2620976.html

In 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.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Guruceaga, Uruguay’s Mr Dependable]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guruceaga-uruguay-s-mr-dependable-2620914.htmlAfter helping his side reach the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 knockout stages, Uruguay goalkeeper Gaston Guruceaga caught up with ​FIFA.com​ to discuss the tournament and his pet dog Iker.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 12:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Free-kick feast as Portugal, Serbia top groups]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=free-kick-feast-as-portugal-serbia-top-groups-2620886.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a day that saw Portugal and Serbia top their groups, while Mali, Uruguay and Colombia reached the knockout stages and Senegal face an anxious wait.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Final standings in Group D determined ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=final-standings-in-group-d-determined-2620853.htmlSat, 06 Jun 2015 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015