<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 25 May 2016 08:06:00 GMTWed, 25 May 2016 19:56:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[A double, a drubbing and the dreaded drop]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-double-a-drubbing-and-the-dreaded-drop-2792391.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you through the host cities of four former FIFA World Cup Finals and one future one, as well as the Big Apple.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iceland's Stateside flag-bearer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=iceland-s-stateside-flag-bearer-2792116.htmlFIFA.com looks at the rise and rise of unheralded Iceland midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir, from a childhood growing up in a small village to playing at the best supported club in the women's game.]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2792008.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, 22 May 2016 10:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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[Glory, gilt-edged goals and giant crowds]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=glory-gilt-edged-goals-and-giant-crowds-2791320.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Chastain's moment in the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=chastain-s-moment-in-the-sun-2790669.htmlFIFA.com caught up with USA's Brandi Chastain to relive her winning penalty kick against China PR in the 1999 Women's World Cup final on home soil and discuss the significance of the iconic photograph that captured the moment and its impact for women's football.]]>Sat, 14 May 2016 13:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Starlets, shutouts and final-day drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=starlets-shutouts-and-final-day-drama-2790467.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which also highlights a Bavarian behemoth breaking ground.]]>Wed, 11 May 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Vital victories and missed opportunities]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=vital-victories-and-missed-opportunities-2790441.htmlAs we look across the action in some of the top women's leagues in the world there's 100 per cent records ended and tightening races for European places.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2790172.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get reaction from Leicester City players and manager Claudio Ranieri after winning the English Premier League, former Canada goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc gives insight into disappointment at London 2012 and more.]]>Sat, 07 May 2016 09:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Possession, dinks and drama]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=possession-dinks-and-drama-2789593.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with indiscipline by a London team and a Londoner in Kansas City.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Euro pair fly the flag, Bayern crowned ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=euro-pair-fly-the-flag-bayern-crowned-2789410.htmlFIFA.com’s latest women’s club football review takes in the best in European continental club action, plus also Bayern Munich’s coronation in Germany, a heavyweight match-up in the NWSL, plus the latest from England.]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Meeting in Miami discusses anti-doping at the Copa America]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-in-miami-discusses-anti-doping-at-the-copa-america-2789246.htmlThe Copa America Centenario 2016 Medical and Anti-Doping Committee met with experts from FIFA and UEFA in Miami on Friday 29 April for a workshop to finalise a unified and consistent structure for anti-doping policies and procedures to be used during the historic tournament.

 

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Mon, 02 May 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Final in sight for Lyon and Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=final-in-sight-for-lyon-and-wolfsburg-2782947.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest action from women's leagues and competitions from around the world, including the UEFA Women's Champions League, the USA's National Women's Soccer League and more. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Nesta’s new life and his American adventure]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=nesta-s-new-life-and-his-american-adventure-2782557.htmlFIFA.com recently caught up with Alessandro Nesta to hear what he thinks about life on the other side of the touchline, working for former team-mate Paolo Maldini, injecting Italian culture into Miami and much more.]]>Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2782443.htmlOur weekly look ahead to the next seven days of footballing birthdays features a prolific Portuguese, an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner and an Austrian who went the finals on the field and the sidelines.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lalas: A successful FIFA player has to be cerebral]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lalas-a-successful-fifa-player-has-to-be-cerebral-2781618.htmlMoments before providing his commentary on the FIFA Interactive World Cup Final Showdown 2016, former USA defender Alexi Lalas spoke with FIFA.com ​about the growth of the video game competition and the role it could play in the future.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Fans flock Stateside, silverware up for grabs in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fans-flock-stateside-silverware-looms-in-europe-2781625.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend in women’s club football across the globe highlighted by a spectacular opening to the new league season in USA, both on and off the pitch. We also look at the start of a new campaign in Sweden, plus some big news from Germany and England.]]>Tue, 19 Apr 2016 01:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dunn: Youth tournaments increased my confidence]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=dunn-youth-tournaments-increased-my-confidence-2781101.htmlIn the build-up to this year's FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cups, FIFA.com is profiling some of the tournaments' notable graduates. This week, we look at USA's up and coming goalscorer Crystal Dunn, who has made quite the move upfield compared to her experience at New Zealand 2008 and Japan 2012.

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Stars and Stripes remain strong despite recent shuffle]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=stars-and-stripes-remain-strong-despite-recent-shuffle-2780353.htmlAfter a historically successful 2015 for Jill Ellis’s USA side, 2016 has seen the dawn of a new era with a slew of players retired, a new set of captains were named to look after the Stars and Stripes, a dynamic set of younger players joined the fold and much more.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Solo: The world hasn’t seen the best of me yet]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=solo-the-world-hasn-t-seen-the-best-of-me-yet-2770193.htmlFIFA.com spoke to USA goalkeeper Hope Solo about her first encounter with football legend Mia Hamm, her own performances so far, her desire for perfection and another gold medal.]]>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Heavy interest in hosting 2020 futsal extravaganza]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=heavy-interest-in-hosting-2020-futsal-extravaganza-2779168.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Attack-minded Meola coming off his line]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=attack-minded-meola-stepping-off-his-line-2779512.htmlFIFA.com spoke to former USA goalkeeper and three-time FIFA World Cup veteran Tony Meola about his path to become a head coach, why he always wanted to be a striker, his hunger for trophies and much more.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico through to Hex as USA rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-through-to-hex-as-usa-rebound-2773275.html FIFA.com recaps the action from Tuesday night in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Mexico became the first team to qualify for the final Hexagonal round and USA got back on track with a big win. ]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Colombia edge USA to end drought]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=colombia-edge-usa-to-end-drought-2773333.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[USA under pressure as CONCACAF contenders meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-under-pressure-as-concacaf-s-contenders-meet-again-2772833.htmlFIFA.com previews the Tuesday qualifying action in CONCACAF, where Mexico are flying high and USA have found themselves in a sorry state of affairs. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:00 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[Mexico alone on top, USA adrift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-alone-on-top-usa-adrift-2772546.html FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday's CONCACAF Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018, where Mexico are flying high and USA are down in the dumps. ]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA take away goal advantage into second leg]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-take-away-goal-advantage-into-second-leg-2772609.htmlColombia and USA battled to a 1-1 draw in the blazing heat at the El Metropolitano stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, setting up a tense second leg of their Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament play-off, where the Americans have the advantage on away goals heading into Tuesday’s deciding match.

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Farewell to football's thriller incomparable]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=farewell-to-football-s-thriller-incomparable-2772199.htmlThu, 24 Mar 2016 13:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia clash with USA for final Olympic place]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=colombia-clash-with-usa-for-final-olympic-place-2772166.htmlFIFA.com previews the clash between Colombia and USA for the final berth at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which will be decided in the coming days when the two teams go head-to-head in a two-legged play-off.

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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Mexico, Costa Rica keen to stay perfect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-costa-rica-keen-to-stay-perfect-2771841.html FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 3 of Round Four on CONCACAF's long road to Russia 2018, where Mexico and Costa Rica are eager to maintain their unblemished records. ]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-weekend-so-far-2770849.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action focused on title rivals in the Netherlands and noisy neighbours in England, while there were meetings between top sides in Spain and France, plus a host of derbies from Turin to Bogota.]]>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2771122.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Dani Alves shares his thoughts on thinking positively, DeAndre Yedlin debates Batman and Superman, Steven Gerrard spots celebrities in Los Angeles, Thomas Muller tells us about Pep Guardiola’s motivational tactics and more.

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Lee Nguyen’s long and winding road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=lee-nguyen-s-long-and-winding-road-2770884.htmlFIFA.com looks at the long road to the USA national team for midfield schemer Lee Nguyen, via New England Revolution and a stint in his parents' homeland, Vietnam.]]>Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[USA lead the way as Haiti miss out on history]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-lead-the-way-as-haiti-miss-out-on-history-2770235.htmlUSA won their third consecutive CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, earning themselves a spot at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 alongside fellow heavyweights Mexico and Canada, while Haiti just missed out on reaching the global finals for the first time after an inspired performance.

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 18:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016