<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMTSat, 14 Jan 2017 12:18:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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<![CDATA[A rollercoaster of excitement lasting 240 minutes]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=a-rollercoaster-of-excitement-lasting-240-minutes-2856643.htmlKorea DPR and France will contest the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, having both emerged victorious from dramatic semi-final encounters decided after extra time.

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Korea DPR into final as USA sunk in extra time]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=276001/match=300353177/match-report.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 01:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Unsung Ogle living the dream]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=unsung-ogle-living-the-dream-2855681.htmlFIFA.com hears from USA midfield ace Emily Ogle, one of the quite achievers for a Stars and Stripes' side hunting a record fourth FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup title.]]>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[French: There is no pressure on USA]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=french-there-is-no-pressure-on-usa-2855617.htmlFIFA.com spoke with USA coach Michelle French about the form of her team during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, their epic comeback win over Mexico in the quarter-finals and the challenge offered by Korea DPR in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Hwang, the mastermind behind the Korea DPR goal machine]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hwang-the-mastermind-behind-the-korea-dpr-goal-machine-2855643.htmlMysterious and unorthodox, Hwang Yong-Bong is a tactical genius who seems to always have an ace or two up his sleeve. Indeed, whenever the need has arisen during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, the Korea DPR strategist has pulled a rabbit out of the hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Four coaches, four stories]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=four-coaches-four-stories-2855675.htmlFIFA.com hears from each of the four coaches to hear about their tournament experiences, and look at how they approach the game.]]>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Papua New Guinea 2016 in tweets]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=papua-new-guinea-2016-in-tweets-2855610.htmlFIFA.com looks at how the opening few weeks at Papua New Guinea 2016 have been covered in tweets.]]>Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2854833.htmlWe hear from Steven Gerrard, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klinsmann, as well as the players that are shining at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 in the latest edition of The Week in Quotes. 

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[USA’s No1 fans on hand to see dream fulfilled]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-s-no1-fans-on-hand-to-see-dream-fulfilled-2855180.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[American wins and wonder goals]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=american-wins-and-wonder-goals-2854787.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with droughts ending in Madrid, Seattle and Tashkent.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Day of shattered dreams]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=day-of-shattered-dreams-2855163.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Heartbreak for Mexico as USA snatch late win]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275999/match=300353174/match-report.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Mexico's Flores ready to play family fortunes against USA]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mexico-s-flores-ready-to-play-family-fortunes-against-usa-2854190.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to the latter about the upcoming showdown between the sisters' respective teams.]]>Thu, 24 Nov 2016 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Osorio: Mexico’s win was an emotional hit for USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=osorio-mexico-s-win-was-an-emotional-hit-for-usa-2854136.htmlJuan Carlos Osorio believes Mexico’s upset victory in the USA led to the Stars and Stripes' 4-0 defeat in Costa Rica and the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Arena returns to lead Stars and Stripes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=arena-returns-to-lead-stars-and-stripes-2854051.htmlTue, 22 Nov 2016 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[USA plan post-Klinsmann era]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-plan-post-klinsmann-era-2853961.htmlUSA are seeking a successor to Jurgen Klinsmann after the former Germany international was relieved of his duties as national team coach and Technical Director on Monday. 

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Derbies lined-up as quarter-finals confirmed]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=derbies-lined-up-as-quarter-finals-confirmed-2853819.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to the group stage at Papua New Guinea 2016 as Germany eased through, while fellow three-time winners USA endured a tense evening.]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[USA survive tense finale as Ghana fall short]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353165/match-report.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Klinsmann: I'm confident USA can win the group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=klinsmann-i-m-confident-usa-can-win-the-group-2853363.htmlJurgen Klinsmann has defended his USA players, backed them to finish first in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 and revealed his conversation with USA President Barack Obama.

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[European veterans and Seleção success]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-veterans-and-selecao-success-2852562.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some entertainers in canary-yellow emulating ‘The Beautiful Team’ and an Iberian defying his age.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pugh’s inspiration to USA’s young brigade]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pugh-s-inspiration-to-usa-s-young-brigade-2852545.htmlFIFA.com discovered, her team-mates are enjoying playing alongside their captain.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Germany fire as USA, Korea Republic bounce back]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=germany-fire-as-usa-korea-republic-bounce-back-2852510.htmlFIFA.com reviews a fascinating matchday 4 at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup highlighted by thumping wins for Germany and Korea Republic, a first victory for USA, as well as drama between France and Ghana.]]>Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Early goals see USA ease past New Zealand]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353188/match-report.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Ramirez: We’ve given the Costa Rica fans a Christmas gift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ramirez-we-ve-given-the-costa-rica-fans-a-christmas-gift-2851709.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[USA despair, Panama hold Mexico ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-despair-panama-hold-mexico-2851203.htmlUSA were dismantled 4-0 in Costa Rica, leaving them in last place in the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal for Russia 2018. There was happier news for Panama, who drew with Mexico and Honduras righted their ship with a big win at home.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Hex heavyweights back in the saddle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-heavyweights-back-in-the-saddle-2850225.htmlHexagonal openers on the road and will be eager to keep up the form on Matchday 2 of CONCACAF's final qualifying round for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Stalemate for USA, France ]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=275987/match=300353191/match-report.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016