<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 28 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTFri, 29 Apr 2016 01:21:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone<![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)
<![CDATA[Rough draw for Copa hosts USA]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/276/637/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 02:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2766232.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Brazilian World Cup winner, a FIFA Confederations Cup champion, a Norwegian supersub and a Swedish superstar all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Returning heroes spy Libertadores glory]]>/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/276/551/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 edition of Latin America's biggest club competition, the Copa Libertadores, as several stars return to their childhood clubs in the hopes of lifting the coveted trophy and a place at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[Pele gives Uruguay the runaround]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=pele-gives-uruguay-the-runaround-2764887.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 a moment of magic from Pele in the 1970 semi-finals.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Big three through from South America]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=sudamerica-confirma-a-sus-potencias-2765296-2765386.htmlBrazil took the honours at the South American qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, with Argentina and Paraguay securing the other two places on offer in Asuncion.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Paraguay progress to Colombia]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=paraguay-progress-to-colombia-2765181.htmlLa Albirroja will join fellow South American nations Brazil, Argentina and hosts Colombia at the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Brazil, Argentina book place at Colombia]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=brazil-argentina-book-place-at-colombia-2764951.htmlThe two South American nations guaranteed their passage to the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, while a third and final team from CONMEBOL has yet to stamp their ticket to Colombia.

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![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