<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTWed, 10 Feb 2016 16:45:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Eight teams, two tickets in CONCACAF qualifiers]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=eight-teams-two-tickets-in-concacaf-qualifiers-2764669.htmlCanada and world champions USA are both wary of their regional rivals as the CONCACAF qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament loom in the United States.

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764089.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR.]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Villafana: It’s a dream come true]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

We speak to Jorge Villafana, who went from helping his uncle clean a church in his native California, to sealing a dream move to Mexican giants Santos Laguna after winning a reality TV player-search competition.

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Friedel's latest chapter with USA]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com catches up with newly appointed USA U-19 coach Brad Friedel about his transition into the world of coaching after an exemplary playing career and a budding broadcast role as well.]]>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=week-in-quotes-2757324.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Dimitar Berbatov interviewing himself, Caleb Porter comparing winning a title to ice cream, Stuart Pearce signing for “the worst team in the UK” and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=women-s-round-up-january-2016-2757414.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the women’s football news from January, a month in which the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala took centre stage.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF organise successful club licensing seminar in Panama]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-concacaf-organise-successful-club-licensing-seminar-in-panama-2757381.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Old boys and loan rangers on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the latest transfer business across the world of football, with free transfers and tentative loan deals the flavour of the month in the January window so far.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[James Galanis and the story behind Carli Lloyd's success]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=james-galanis-and-the-story-behind-carli-lloyd-s-success-2757017.htmlWed, 27 Jan 2016 12:53:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[January window creaking open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the movers and shakers in the January transfer window so far, with European sides looking to bolster their squads mid-season and teams further afield sculpting their sides for a fresh campaign.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2755529.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Arsene Wenger on David Bowie, Wendell Lira on his FIFA Puskas Award triumph and Steve Harper paying tribute to the late Pavel Srnicek.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Ellis: It was a pretty amazing journey]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=ellis-it-was-a-pretty-amazing-journey-2755437.htmlFIFA.com caught up with the newly-crowned FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football to talk 2015, her career highlights and looking ahead to the Olympics.]]>Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:39:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Lloyd: We're going after that gold]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=lloyd-we-re-going-after-that-gold-2755270.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 16:46:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The Gala in numbers]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-gala-in-numbers-2755243.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the most intriguing statistics from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.]]>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Bell tips Lloyd & Ellis, lauds Sasic]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=bell-tips-lloyd-ellis-lauds-sasic-2754378.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Colin Bell about Celia Sasic exceptional past 12 months, which resulted in a nomination for FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, why he thinks Jill Ellis will win Women's World Coach of the Year and much more.

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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2754415.htmlIn the latest edition of FIFA.com's weekly look back at the top quotes from the past seven days, we hear from Will Ferrell on taking a minority ownership stake at a new Major League Soccer club, David Moyes discusses Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku gets advice from his mother and much more.

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Kaka: It's no easy task to forge a Ballon d'Or winner]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=kaka-it-s-no-easy-task-to-forge-a-ballon-d-or-winner-2748200.htmlKaka discusses the Messi-Ronaldo monopoly of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, Brazil's drought, Neymar's hopes of getting his hands on the award and more in an exclusive chat with FIFA.com.

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:15:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Mexico out in front on CONCACAF road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-out-front-on-concacaf-road-2747598.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the action on the road to Russia 2018 from CONCACAF in 2015, a year in which Mexico reasserted their dominance and USA lost their way.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[2015: A year of triumphs, surprises and tears]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the greatest moments from 2015, including all of FIFA's competitions throughout the year and the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, which served as another great way to kick off the footballing year in Zurich back in January.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[#Christmas on Twitter]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=christmas-on-twitter-2747761.htmlSeveral stars from the world of football have been giving us an insight into their Christmas on Twitter. FIFA.com takes a look at the celebrations, feasts and presents that those on social media have been enjoying.

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2746477.htmlIn the latest installment of our weekly feature, we hear from coaches about the UEFA EURO 2016 draw, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Dante debate the severity of a foul, Jari Litmanen looks on the bright side of never appearing at a FIFA World Cup and much more.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Dates confirmed for New York Grand Final ]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=dates-confirmed-for-new-york-grand-final-2746209.html 

The dates for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 Grand Final have been confirmed. From 20 to 22 March, the 32 best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16 players in the world will gather in New York and compete for the virtual equivalent of the FIFA World Cup. ]]>
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Kessler: Lloyd is the favourite to win]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=kessler-lloyd-is-the-favourite-to-win-2746240.htmlReigning FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Nadine Kessler spoke to FIFA.com about the 2015 installment of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards and why she believes USA's Carli Lloyd is the favourite to take her crown.

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:18:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Top ten stand firm as Netherlands come knocking ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=top-ten-stand-firm-as-netherlands-come-knocking-2745109.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Carli Lloyd: Three highlights from 2015]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=carli-lloyd-three-highlights-from-2015-2746200.htmlThu, 17 Dec 2015 16:24:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Abby Wambach: Ten defining moments]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=abby-wambach-ten-defining-moments-2745327.htmlWith Abby Wambach having drawn the curtain on one of the finest international careers in women's history, FIFA.com recalls ten of the USA legend's defining moments.

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[USA triumph as Canada, Mexico also advance]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=usa-triumph-as-canada-mexico-also-advance-2745107.htmlFree-scoring USA won their fourth successive CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship, while Canada and Mexico also booked tickets to next year's world finals.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIWC 2016 reaches two million players]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=fiwc-2016-reaches-two-million-players-2743663.htmlWith two weeks still remaining in Season 3, FIWC 2016 has already attracted over two million registered players!

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Mexico complete PNG line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-complete-png-line-up-2744594.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Canada, USA heading to Papua New Guinea]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=canada-usa-heading-to-papua-new-guinea-2743828.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Dec 2015 11:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2743729.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly feature sees India cricket star Sachin Tendulkar explain the significance of his home country hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years' time, Ronaldinho pay tribute to retiring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni and much more! ]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Streaks, speed and scoring starlets]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=streaks-speed-and-scoring-starlets-2743063.htmlHat-trick hero Antonio Sanabria stars alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Diego Valeri in a stats review that also highlights impressive runs from Porto and PSV Eindhoven.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2742024.htmlThe latest edition of FIFA.com’s weekly features sees Arsene Wenger explain his admiration for Bob Marley, while Jamie Vardy receives a pitch for a Hollywood movie and a stand named after him.

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Sat, 05 Dec 2015 13:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Roche: Lloyd is the best]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=roche-lloyd-is-the-best-2741487.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 05:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Plenty to play for in competitive CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=plenty-to-play-for-in-competitive-concacaf-2741579.htmlWed, 02 Dec 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2735494.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at the top quips from around world football, Brechin City's goalkeeper turns up at the wrong ground, Gerard Pique expresses his distaste for British cuisine, Arsenal’s manager discusses bargain hunting and much more.]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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[Not all Lewandowskis are alike]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=not-all-lewandowskis-are-alike-2735402.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Bayern Munich's other Lewandowski. Gina, a defender for the women's side who hails from the USA and recently made her international debut, discussed her namesake Robert and her time in Germany.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Made in Britain ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=made-in-britain-2735322.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Kei Kamara’s long road home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Columbus Crew striker Kei Kamara is agonisingly close to becoming a Major League Soccer champion, and the striker sat down with FIFA.com to talk about his rise from civil war refugee to America's top striker.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015
<![CDATA[Silverware secured as records crash]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=silverware-secured-as-records-crash-2735034.htmlWed, 25 Nov 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[New York reunion for Wright-Phillips brothers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com sat down for a chat with Shaun and Bradley Wright-Philips about growing up with a famous footballing dad and how they both landed in Major League Soccer, on the same side. ]]>Sat, 21 Nov 2015 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico, Ticos a cut above the CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-ticos-a-cut-above-the-concacaf-pack-2733568.html FIFA.com runs down all the action from CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday night, where Mexico and Costa Rica both won to keep their records perfect. ]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[No place like home for T&T’s Cyrus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=no-place-like-home-for-t-t-s-cyrus-2733072.htmlFIFA.com talks to young Trinidad and Tobago defender Deneil Cyrus about the big date with USA, his time playing in Hanoi, and how he found a home among the Soca Warriors.

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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico, USA eye more of the same]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-usa-eye-more-of-the-same-2732967.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)