<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 02 Feb 2016 13:04:00 GMTThu, 04 Feb 2016 10:38:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Falcon: The time is now for Venezuelan futsal]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=falcon-the-time-is-now-for-venezuelan-futsal-2763478.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Venezuela futsal captain Jose Falcon, who hopes to lead his country to the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia.

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Ecuador, Uruguay set the early pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ecuador-uruguay-set-the-early-pace-2748158.htmlFIFA.com reviews the early stages of South American qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup, highlighting a stat, a quote and some standout performers.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil champions again, Venezuela break through]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=brazil-champions-again-venezuela-break-through-2742023.htmlFIFA.com reviews all of the action from the South American U-20 Women’s Championship where Brazil maintained their complete dominance of the competition, winning the tournament for the seventh time, while Venezuela will join Brazil at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 as runners-up.

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil remain perfect, Venezuela make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=brazil-remain-perfect-venezuela-make-history-2741909.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-eye-summit-big-two-need-points-2733254.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rincon: It’s an honour to follow Arango]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=rincon-it-s-an-honour-to-follow-arango-2732124.htmlThu, 12 Nov 2015 08:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Superclásico topping the bill in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superclasico-topping-the-bill-in-south-america-2732051.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Chile 2015 to leave coaching legacy]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-2015-to-leave-coaching-legacy-2720769.htmlFIFA.com sits in on a regional seminar for youth coaches, part of the legacy that FIFA is hoping to leave long after the conclusion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Trio break clear, Brazil up and running ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=trio-break-clear-brazil-up-and-running-2711796.htmlFIFA.com reviews another intriguing matchday.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pressure on Argentina, Brazil as quintet strive for six]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=pressure-on-argentina-brazil-as-quintet-strive-for-six-2711350.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina, Brazil slump as Uruguay soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=argentina-brazil-slump-as-uruguay-soar-2710425.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Big names missing as Brazil return]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=big-names-missing-as-brazil-return-2709787.htmlA clutch of South American hopefuls will need to do without the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and James Rodriguez as they start out on a qualifying road they hope will lead to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[One drought ends, another continues]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the 2015 Copa America, where hosts Chile triumphed to earn their first ever invitation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, while other predictions and surprises came to light just months before the long road to Russia 2018 begins.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015
<![CDATA[Messi, Neymar and Rodriguez decorate wide-open duel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the Copa America 2015, which, due to the emergence of Chile, Colombia and Ecuador, is poised to be thrilling event.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2015<![CDATA[Where stars are born]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=where-stars-are-born-2593970.html

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 will represent the chance for youngsters to make a name for themselves and get noticed. FIFA.com looks back through the short history of the tournament and recalls some of the great players who have graced it.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA sets deadline to speed up implementation of pending Goal projects]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=fifa-sets-deadline-to-speed-up-implementation-of-pending-goal-projects-2566266.htmlNineteen new Goal projects - each to receive funding of USD 600,000 - have been approved at a FIFA Development Committee meeting at the Home of FIFA.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News
<![CDATA[Pacheco powering Peruvian ambition ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=pacheco-powering-peruvian-ambition-2544074.htmlFIFA.com spoke to their chief goal-threat Fernando Pacheco.]]>Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[South Americans take aim for New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=south-americans-take-aim-for-new-zealand-2015-2506771.htmlWed, 14 Jan 2015 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Three students from Universidad Metropolitana win 2015 FIFA/CIES Network Prize]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=1/news=three-students-from-universidad-metropolitana-win-2015-fifa-cies-netwo-2506297.htmlAn international jury consisting of representatives from FIFA, CIES and academia awarded the 2015 FIFA/CIES International University Network Prize to three students from the Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET) in Caracas (Venezuela).

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Sanvicente: Honesty is the best policy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/246/131/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Venezuela’s new coach Noel Sanvicente speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his determination to get the best out of his charges and trying to "make the country smile by qualifying for the World Cup."

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Joy for Brazil and Colombia, play-off place for Ecuador]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=joy-for-brazil-and-colombia-play-off-place-for-ecuador-2445703.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Germany and France catching up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=germany-and-france-catching-up-2441621.htmlThere are no changes at the very top of the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, but Germany have cut the USA's lead to a mere six points, while all ten CONMEBOL teams are ranked. 

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Euro quartet book Canada trip, USA imperious]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=euro-quartet-book-canada-trip-usa-imperious-2440035.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up weekend women’s international action highlighted by Germany, Norway, France and debutants Spain all securing Canada 2015 qualification, while reigning Olympic champions USA racked up an astonishing scoreline.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Stage set for wide-open Copa]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=stage-set-for-wide-open-copa-2438827.htmlFIFA.com previews the tournament.]]>Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Club members share World Cup moments ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=club-members-share-world-cup-moments-2427298.htmlWe gave several lucky FIFA.com contest and games winners the trip of a lifetime to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Our winners shared their highlights of Brazil.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:35:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=The ClubKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[China triumph at home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[​China storm to title while Mexico celebrate bronze ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[History beckons on day of reckoning ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Bach: These Games are very impressive]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), took time out from watching the fifth place play-offs at the Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 for a short interview with FIFA.com.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Fans' favourite Castellanos harbouring high hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=One of many established stars on show at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, Venezuela's top scorer Deyna Castellanos was under the media spotlight even before a ball was kicked. 

 

 

 

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[A tale of two keepers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= 

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Brave Daviaga steals the show]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eileen Daviaga has been nothing short of outstanding for Papua New Guinea at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament, and the goalkeeper told FIFA.com about how she got her start as a shotstopper, playing through an injury, her senior team ambitions and much more.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Semi-finals settled by shoot-outs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Venezuela and China PR have reached the 2014 Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament final in Nanjing, though both teams had to sweat for long periods and were indebted to the performance of their goalkeepers in the semi-final penalty shoot-outs. 

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Final quartet on the home stretch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= 

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Jin Kun: China PR's lethal weapon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Namibia philosophical despite tough lessons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Mexico aim high under legend]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Surnovska salvages Slovakian pride]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Martina Surnovska may have left the pitch in tears, but the Slovakian No6 put in a show-stopping performance against Venezuela, scoring twice and coming close to a hat-trick.

 

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Duo book semi-final tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Venezuela and Mexico reached the semi-finals of the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 on an evening filled with records and historic goals.

 

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Spectacular opening ceremony in Nanjing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

A spectacular and heart-warming opening ceremony marked the official start to the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

 

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[New pretenders face baptism of fire ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Kurakums look to future]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Tournament kicks off with goalfest ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Old Nanjing ready for youth extravaganza]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As the 2nd Youth Olympic Games approaches, Nanjing has thrown open its ancient gates to welcome top young athletes, officials and visitors from around the world. 

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Ten facts about the Youth Olympic Football Tournaments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com whets your appetite for the Youth Olympic Football Tournament with ten facts about the upcoming event in Nanjing.]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Favourites meet minnows in opener]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls