<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 23 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTTue, 23 May 2017 10:22:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ogawa, Japan's optimistic team player]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ogawa-japan-s-optimistic-team-player-2886399.htmlAfter narrowly beating South Africa in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory, Japan forward Koki Ogawa speaks with FIFA.com about his career and the players who have influenced him.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Narrow wins the order of the day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=narrow-wins-the-order-of-the-day-2885539.htmlLike day one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, day two saw not a single draw, with the first four games in Groups C and D all producing decisive results.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Amaral rocket brings Uruguay victory]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367074/match-report.htmlSubstitute Rodrigo Amaral scored a stunning free-kick to help Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 in their Group D opening match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 13:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic primed for big kick-off]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-primed-for-big-kick-off-2884301.htmlWith the waiting almost over ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, let FIFA.com whet your appetite for what is in store as 24 teams battle it out to lift the trophy on 11 June.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 23:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[De la Cruz: We want to make our presence felt]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=de-la-cruz-we-want-to-make-our-presence-felt-2884078.htmlAhead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com sat down with Uruguay's Nicolas de la Cruz to chat about La Celeste's Korea Republic 2017 ambitions and the impact his brother, senior international Carlos Sanchez, has had on his development. 

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Tue, 16 May 2017 14:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[When little Tahiti lost like lions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=when-little-tahiti-lost-like-lions-2880623.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the inspiring efforts of Oceania champions Tahiti at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Fucile: This is no time to panic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fucile-this-is-no-time-to-panic-2880413.htmlAfter seeing a dominant start in South American qualifying melt away, Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile tells FIFA.com they need to stay focused and calm as they bid to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=spot-kicks-sackings-and-allicadabra-2879508.html

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil return to top after seven-year wait]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=brazil-return-to-top-after-seven-year-wait-2878543.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil qualify as race for places tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-qualify-as-race-for-places-tightens-2878086.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Precious points to play for in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=precious-points-to-play-for-in-south-america-2877364.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.



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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil's hat-trick hero relishing his resurrection]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-s-hat-trick-hero-relishing-his-resurrection-2877042.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-run-riot-argentina-edge-chile-2877052.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=russia-2018-hopefuls-face-turning-point-2876554.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Vecino: I knew Uruguay would come calling ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=vecino-i-knew-uruguay-would-come-calling-2876042.htmlFIFA.com hears exclusively from Fiorentina’s Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino about making his senior international debut last year, taking inspiration from Sergio Busquets and Toni Kroos, and facing Brazil in his country's next FIFA World Cup qualifier.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Football mourns the loss of El Mano]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=football-mourns-the-loss-of-el-mano-2875602.htmlel Mano (the Hand), on the evening of 10 March in Mexico.]]>Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:46:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[South American powers name squads for March qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=south-american-powers-name-squads-for-march-qualifiers-2874694.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Yepes: It's wide open in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=yepes-it-s-wide-open-in-south-america-2868679.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Colombia legend Mario Yepes to discuss Los Cafeteros' hopes of making it to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and how he has taken to life as a coach.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[South America's ten contenders aim for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-america-s-ten-contenders-aim-for-india-2867979.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay head up South America’s Far East foursome]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=uruguay-head-up-south-america-s-far-east-foursome-2866919.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[South American quartet bound for Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-american-quartet-bound-for-korea-republic-2866095.htmlUruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina are the four sides who will represent South America at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, which kicks off in May.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[South American sextet a step closer to Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=south-american-sextet-a-step-closer-to-korea-republic-2865408.htmlSat, 28 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay 1930 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=uruguay-1930-in-numbers-2865046.htmlFIFA.com reviews Uruguay’s 1930 FIFA World Cup™ triumph in statistics.]]>Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay ™<![CDATA[Ricar: We can’t miss another World Cup]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ricar-we-can-t-miss-another-world-cup-2864166.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic slots at stake in South America]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=korea-republic-slots-at-stake-in-south-america-2863710.htmlThe U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil resurgent in an unpredictable race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brazil-resurgent-in-an-unpredictable-race-2860734.htmlFIFA.com reviews the year in South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and looks ahead to some key fixtures to watch out for in 2017.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Sporting Limpeno make history for Paraguay]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sporting-limpeno-make-history-for-paraguay-2861517.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores final set, PSG outwit old rivals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=copa-libertadores-final-set-psg-outwit-old-rivals-2861362.html Paris Saint-Germain were the big winners in France on Matchday 11, as they went top of the pile by beating Lyon, while Turbine Potsdam remain at the summit in Germany and the finalists of this year’s Copa Libertadores Femenina have been finalised.]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dybala: Playing with Messi was an unforgettable emotion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=dybala-playing-with-messi-was-an-unforgettable-emotion-2860959.htmlSun, 18 Dec 2016 07:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Coutinho: The MSN trio are the world’s top three players]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=coutinho-the-msn-trio-are-the-world-s-top-three-players-2857117.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 13:54:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)