<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 22 Mar 2017 15:04:00 GMTWed, 22 Mar 2017 16:14:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Sanneh Foundation bringing silver lining to Haiti]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-sanneh-foundation-bringing-silver-lining-to-haiti-2876530.htmlFormer USA defender Tony Sanneh speaks with FIFA.com about The Sanneh Foundation's Haitian Initiative, which is helping give opportunities to the people of Cite Soleil, one of the poorest slums in the world. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Double-triples and a long shot]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=double-triples-and-a-long-shot-2876337.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the underscoring of a decision to swap selling houses for saving shots.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[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[Morgan leads Lyon charge, fresh start in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=morgan-leads-lyon-charge-fresh-start-in-brazil-2875931.htmlFIFA.com reviews global club football news as Alex Morgan grabbed the headlines in France, Brazil where a brand new competition got underway, plus Switzerland and Italy on what proved to be a tough weekend for the respective leaders.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dallas and Vancouver look to make history]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/560/5/index.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Major League Soccer clubs FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[American Murray’s unsung stat ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=american-murray-s-unsung-stat-2875575.htmlRonaldinho, Thierry Henry, Fernando Torres, Romario. The top-scorers’ list from past FIFA Confederations Cup tournaments is a legends’ roll call. Tucked in among this list of household global names is Bruce Murray.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![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[Station Soccer unites Atlanta]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=station-soccer-unites-atlanta-2874881.htmlStation Soccer is the world’s first soccer field built inside a train station. Unveiled in October 2016, the station is a project by Soccer in the Streets. FIFA.com looks at how the project is impacting Atlanta on a social level.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News
<![CDATA[European trio celebrate international success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=european-trio-celebrate-international-success-2875378.htmlSheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup – there has been plenty of international women's football to enjoy over the last few days, including a number of teams making history. FIFA.com runs the rule over the recent world-class action.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[USA win maiden CONCACAF U-20 title]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=usa-win-maiden-concacaf-u-20-title-2874851.htmlUSA won their first ever CONCACAF U-20 title in a win on penalties against Honduras in the final. FIFA.com reviews the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Costa Rica 2017, where four sides booked tickets to Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Rampone honoured after officially ending USA career]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=rampone-honoured-after-officially-ending-usa-career-2874711.htmlUSA women’s legend Christie Rampone saw her stellar career with the Stars and Stripes lauded in a special ceremony yesterday after officially retiring from international football, honouring her 20 years on from her debut for the national team.

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Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: February 2017 ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-february-2017-2868925.html

FIFA.com rounds up February's key events in the women’s game, with Carli Lloyd, Colin Bell and Melbourne City among the big headline-makers.]]>
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Tim Howard]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-tim-howard-2868575.htmlFIFA.com recalls the remarkable shot-stopping efforts of USA goalkeeper Tim Howard, whose 16 saves in a 2-1 extra-time defeat to Belgium in the Round of 16 at Brazil 2014 were the most made in any single World Cup match in history.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2868420.htmlThis week we hear from history-making Chan Yuen-Ting in the AFC Champions League, Alex Morgan goes to Twitter to show her appreciation for El Tigre and Ronaldo reveals the reasons behind his memorable haircut at the 2002 World Cup.

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Ellis: We have to evolve]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=ellis-we-have-to-evolve-2867531.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with USA's FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis about the Stars and Stripes' disappointing 2016, integrating new players into the side, handling the pressure that comes with the job and more.]]>Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2867608.htmlFIFA.com and Thierry Henry admits to checking if N'Golo Kante was real.]]>Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Four tickets up for grabs in CONCACAF]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=four-tickets-up-for-grabs-in-concacaf-2867497.htmlTwelve teams will be playing for four spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 when the CONCACAF U-20 Championship kicks off in Costa Rica on 17 February. FIFA.com previews the qualifying tournament.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Virtual showdown in Miami]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=miami-set-for-latest-virtual-showdown-2867526.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Lloyd makes Manchester City switch]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lloyd-makes-manchester-city-switch-2867402.htmlThe 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and two-time Women’s Olympic Football Tournament winner completed her move to the reigning English Women’s Super League champions on Wednesday.

 
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Nadia Nadim, a football refugee]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=nadia-nadim-a-football-refugee-2866981.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the unique backstory of Denmark and Portland Thorns forward Nadia Nadim, from fleeing the Taliban to discovering a new cultural identity and more.]]>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Johnson: I'm still very optimistic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=johnson-i-m-still-very-optimistic-2865596.htmlBorussia Monchengladbach and USA's Fabian Johnson chats exclusively with FIFA.com about the dismissal of Jurgen Klinsmann as national team head coach and his optimism about qualifying for Russia 2018 despite a slow start for the Stars and Stripes.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863314.htmlWe round up the best quotes from around world football in the past week, including FIFA.com exclusives with Carli Lloyd, Silvia Neid, Claudio Ranieri and Cristiano Ronaldo after their wins at The Best FIFA Football Awards. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![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[Lloyd: It is such a tremendous honour]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lloyd-it-is-such-a-tremendous-honour-2862465.htmlFIFA.com got the thoughts of the winner of The Best FIFA Women's Player 2016, Carli Lloyd, moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:24:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Pulisic: I've always wanted to play like Figo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pulisic-i-ve-always-wanted-to-play-like-figo-2862158.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lloyd's 'day-to-day' life with Houston]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lloyd-s-day-to-day-life-with-houston-2861822.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Houston Dash coach Randy Waldrum about his experiences working with The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 nominee Carli Lloyd at the National Women’s Soccer League club.]]>Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:18:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Akers, the American pioneer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=akers-the-american-pioneer-2861903.htmlFIFA.com talks to Michelle Akers, a legend of the women's game and a true American original, about her big moment at the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup China PR 1991 and much, much more.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Africans make a move, USA end 2016 on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africans-make-a-move-usa-end-2016-on-top-2861370.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ticos the toast of CONCACAF’s 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ticos-the-toast-of-concacaf-s-2016-2861378.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the year 2016, an eventful 12 months in which USA lost their coach and Costa Rica took dead aim at first place on the road to Russia.]]>Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Agudelo, Beasley to get USA recalls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=agudelo-beasley-to-get-usa-recalls-2861326.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 12:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The countdown continues: three weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-three-weeks-to-go-2858223.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=villa-supports-messi-repeats-spain-desire-2860413.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Lloyd: Ellis has improved this team]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lloyd-ellis-has-improved-this-team-2859898.htmlFIFA.com about her national team coach and The Best FIFA Women’s Coach Award nominee, Jill Ellis.]]>Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Zardes: Arena always praised my US performances]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=zardes-arena-has-always-complimented-my-us-performances-2859244.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 17:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[BVB, MVP, a team goal and an air goal]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bvb-mvp-a-team-goal-and-an-air-goal-2859163.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some exhilarating Germans and some invincible Spaniards.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR complete a dream double]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=korea-dpr-complete-a-dream-double-2857966.htmlSun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[ When Lloyd sealed Final hat-trick from halfway]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=when-lloyd-sealed-final-hat-trick-from-halfway-2857337.htmlUSA midfielder Carli Lloyd relives her already historic moment of sealing a hat-trick in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final from the halfway line with FIFA.com.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Golden future in store for goal-queen Ueno ]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=golden-future-in-store-for-golden-ueno-2857866.htmlFIFA.com hears from Japan's Mami Ueno who wrapped up the adidas Golden Boot in the final minutes of the tournament.]]>Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Crowning glory for Asian duo]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=crowning-glory-for-asian-duo-2857829.htmlFIFA.com reviews the denouement to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup as East Asian sides dominated the final day, capped by Korea DPR's second title win.]]>Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Ueno ensures dominant Japan earn third]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=276003/match=300353179/match-report.htmlSat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Goals, a golden oldie and a cosmopolitan club]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goals-a-golden-oldie-and-a-cosmopolitan-club-2857319.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an ageless legend in Sao Paulo and goals galore in Central Canada.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Arena: USA can close the gap real quick]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=arena-usa-can-close-the-gap-real-quick-2857115.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Resilient USA down but not beaten]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=resilient-usa-down-but-not-beaten-2856648.htmlFIFA.com, the Stars and Stripes will use their trademark fighting spirit to refocus their energies on a different prize.]]>Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016