<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTFri, 26 Aug 2016 09:22:35 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Dashes, droughts and Swedish steel ]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weds-stats-piece-2822412.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some headline-grabbing debuts.]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The art of penalty-saving ]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-art-of-penalty-saving-2769651.html

Following Barbara of Brazil's Rio 2016 penalty-saving heroics, FIFA.com hears from 1981 UEFA Cup winning keeper Paul Cooper, who had an 80 per cent penalty success-rate during the 1979/80 English top-flight season, about the art of saving a spot-kick.

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Numbers game sees USA out, Brazil through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-sees-usa-out-brazil-through-2821887.htmlWe review the seventh matchday of the Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, which saw the women's semi-finalists decided on a day of drama in which lucky number seven and the unfortunate number 13 played a part in the holders' exit.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Sweden advance on penalties to shock USA]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sweden-advance-on-penalties-to-shock-usa-2821711.htmlSweden shocked four-time gold medallists USA by winning 4-3 on penalties after their quarter-final match finished 1-1 after extra time to advance to the Women's Football Tournament Rio 2016 semi-finals.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Familiar foes seek knockout revenge ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-foes-seek-knockout-revenge-2821426.htmlThe group stage of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ultimately saw the expected heavyweights progress to the last eight, but with some surprise results throughout.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's quarter-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-quarter-finals-2821481.htmlThe match officials for the quarter-finals in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with New Zealander Anna-Marie Keighley taking charge of USA's last eight clash.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Spirited Colombia frustrate holders USA]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=spirited-colombia-frustrate-holders-usa-2820732.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 01:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Long, La Blanquita from Queens]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=long-la-blanquita-from-queens-2820625.htmlAllie Long talks FIFA.com through her journey from playing futsal in Queens, New York to the global stage of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with world champions USA.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 22:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Day of reckoning for women's hopefuls]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=day-of-reckoning-for-women-s-hopefuls-2820570.htmlSeven teams will battle for the last five quarter-final places at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final women's group games]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-women-s-group-games-2820362.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Hosts lead charge as three go through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-lead-charge-as-three-go-through-2820217.html

Day two of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw Brazil, USA and Canada become the first three sides to advance to the quarter-finals, albeit in differing fashions.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Lloyd steers USA past France]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lloyd-goal-ensures-usa-win-against-france-2819972.htmlDefending champions USA recorded their second win of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after defeating France 1-0 at Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao.

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Sat, 06 Aug 2016 22:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Consolidation, redemption at stake as women re-enter fray]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=consolidation-redemption-at-stake-as-women-re-enter-fray-2819867.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Favourites on target as historic goals scored]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=favourites-on-target-as-historic-goals-scored-2819453.htmlWhile the first six matches of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 featured fewer goals than their London 2012 counterparts, one of them was the fastest ever scored at the competition.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[USA make perfect start to title defence]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=usa-make-perfect-start-to-title-defence-2819389.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 00:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Londoners abroad and a homegrown hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=londoners-abroad-and-a-homegrown-hero-2819105.html A legend from London’s east and an institution from its north feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with shocks across Europe, changes in South America and a homegrown hero outshining the foreigners in Asia.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Marta, USA headline Rio 2016 opening day]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=marta-usa-headline-rio-2016-opening-day-2819033.htmlHosts Brazil face China PR at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is one of six thrilling encounters to get Rio 2016 underway. FIFA.com previews the first matchday of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Milbrett: It still hasn’t sunk in yet]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=milbrett-it-still-hasn-t-sunk-in-yet-2813412.htmlTiffeny Milbrett reflects on scoring the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal match-winning goal in the first ever Women’s Olympic Fooball Tournament at Atlanta 1996 with FIFA.com, 20 years ago on this day.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: July 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=women-s-round-up-july-2016-2818975.htmlMon, 01 Aug 2016 12:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Swithenby, Swords stake claim as first USA skippers]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=swithenby-swords-stake-claim-as-first-usa-skippers-2813390.htmlUSA participated in the first international match played outside of the British Isles in 1885, led by captain Jack Swithenby, though the first official international fixture for the United States came in 1916 against Sweden, when Tommy Swords led the Stars and Stripes into battle, who came out 3-2 winners.

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:51:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[The Olympic Football Tournaments in numbers]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-olympic-football-tournaments-in-numbers-2813403.htmlFIFA.com highlights some intriguing statistics behind the competing teams.]]>Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2813327.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Harry Kane preparing to become a new dad, Franck Ribery hailing the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich head coach, some revealing comments from a pair of Roma players and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Djite, a truly multicultural, normal footballer]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=7/news=djite-a-truly-multicultural-normal-footballer-2812826.htmlMon, 25 Jul 2016 00:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[First 'live' video replays trials underway at IFAB workshop]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=first-live-video-replays-trials-underway-at-ifab-workshop-2812564.htmlVideo assistant referees have been used for the first time in a 'live' experiment in New Jersey, USA, during a workshop organised by The IFAB in cooperation with Major League Soccer (MLS).

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[Snow blending experience, talent and Tarpley’s touch for USA's U-17s ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=snow-blending-experience-talent-and-tarpley-s-touch-for-usa-s-u-17s-2812534.htmlFIFA.com spoke to USA U-17 women’s coach B.J. Snow about his preparations for Jordan 2016, what he learned from missing out on the U-17 Women's World Cup two years ago, the influence of wife Lindsay Tarpley and much more.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Physical Analysis of Canada 2015 to inspire the future training of women’s football]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=physical-analysis-of-canada-2015-to-inspire-the-future-training-of-wom-2812006.htmlTue, 19 Jul 2016 13:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners as Rio looms]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-as-rio-looms-2812198.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest from USA, England and Sweden where several big names stumbled, while there is also news from Finland and Russia.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA’s ‘triple-edged sword’ sets China PR 1991 ablaze]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=usa-s-triple-edged-sword-sets-china-pr-1991-ablaze-2812104.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Carin Jennings-Gabarra in our recurring series of FIFA Women’s World Cup moments to commemorate 25 years of the tournament. In this interview, the former USA forward talks about the Americans’ ‘triple-edged sword’ frontline and her reflections on the competition's inaugural event.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Celebration, commiseration and an inextinguishable fire]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=celebration-commiseration-and-an-inextinguishable-fire-2811785.html The ecstasy of getting married in Ibiza and bagging a historic goal in Paris feature in FIFA.com’s latest review, along with the agony of a player losing two major finals in 40-odd days and a team setting an unwanted record away from their Windy City base.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to take part in second IFAB workshop on video replay experiments]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-to-take-part-in-second-ifab-workshop-on-video-replay-experiments-2811760.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Top teams closing ranks ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=top-teams-closing-ranks-2811730.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Solo makes history with a century of shutouts]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=solo-makes-history-with-a-century-of-shutouts-2811610.htmlUSA goalkeeper Hope Solo made history on Saturday by recording her 100th clean sheet in international football during the Stars and Stripes' 1-0 victory against South Africa, becoming the first ever shot-stopper to hit the century mark for shutouts.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Leaders make move at the summit]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=leaders-make-move-at-the-summit-2811009.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the latest club action headlined by strong form for the leaders in both USA and Sweden, plus the latest from Norway and England.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

Women’s EURO qualifiers and Rio tune-ups dominated a busy month of women’s football that also brought silverware to clubs in Spain and Denmark. FIFA.com looks back over the main events.]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Portland flying high as Atletico make history]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=portland-flying-high-as-atletico-make-history-2804161.htmlWe cast our eye around some of the world's biggest women's leagues with a titanic tussle set up in Sweden, a historic trophy in Spain and dominance is beginning to take hold in England.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Chile, Argentina braced for rematch]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/366/7/index.html

 

The Copa America Centenario promises to be a very special occasion, with Argentina taking on Chile as their many star players having found their best form. FIFA.com looks ahead to the encounter, to be preceded by the third-place play-off between USA and Colombia on Saturday evening.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[USA's 'Miracle on Grass' remembered]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=usa-s-miracle-on-grass-remembered-2803462.htmlFIFA.com looks back to 2009 and one of USA’s greatest victories, when Bob Bradley’s men did what no-one else could between 2008 and 2012 - knocking Spain out of a major tournament.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017