<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:00 GMTThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:51:32 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[South Americans vie for two tickets to France]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=south-americans-vie-for-two-tickets-to-france-2926227.htmlEcuador is all set to host the eighth edition of the South American U-20 Women’s Championship, where ten nations will be competing for two berths at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[The records being hunted in 2018]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-records-being-hunted-in-2018-2926141.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2017 in numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=2017-in-numbers-2925749.html2017 provided some fascinating numbers during the past year in the world of football. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the ones that make for interesting reading.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Villalobos: Deyna is The Best on and off the pitch]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=villalobos-deyna-is-the-best-on-and-off-the-pitch-2913755.htmlGloriana Villalobos, friend, team-mate and flat-mate of Deyna Castellanos, gives FIFA.com the lowdown on the The Best FIFA Women’s Player finalist.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Night to remember for Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=una-noche-magica-para-uruguay-argentina-y-colombia-2913140-2913296.htmlUruguay, Argentina and Colombia secured the results they needed to qualify for Russia 2018 on a dramatic final evening of qualifying in South America on which Chile and Paraguay missed out.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Trio qualify amid tense South American finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=trio-qualify-amid-south-american-drama-2913011.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 04:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South America set for Shakespearean final act]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=south-america-set-for-shakespearean-final-act-2911849.html

FIFA.com ​takes a closer look at the remarkable final day of South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with six teams fighting for three direct qualification slots, and one play-off place.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Suspense aplenty as South American race goes to the wire ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=suspense-aplenty-as-south-american-race-goes-to-the-wire-2910712.htmlStalemates and late drama marked out Matchday 17 of the South American qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay frustrated, and Paraguay and Chile the night's big winners.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pressure on for South America’s aristocrats]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There are just two matchdays remaining in the South American qualifying competition for Russia 2018 and the three remaining qualification places and the play-off berth and have yet to be filled. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Castellanos' miracle goal ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=castellanos-miracle-goal-2909536.htmlFIFA.com is reviewing each of the ten shortlisted goals for The FIFA Puskás Award and we now turn the spotlight on Deyna Castellanos' half-field strike for Venezuela at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016.]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay’s Riveros keeping the faith ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=paraguay-s-riveros-keeping-the-faith-2908914.htmlLa Albirroja's hopes of salvaging their Russia 2018 campaign, as the final qualifiers loom.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay and Peru take big strides ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=uruguay-and-peru-take-big-strides-2907187.htmlUruguay and Peru were the big winners on Matchday 16 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, thanks to respective historic victories in Paraguay and Ecuador. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Crucial tests for South American seven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=crucial-tests-for-south-american-seven-2906765.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 16 of the CONMEBOL Russia 2018 qualifiers, a day on which none of the seven sides in contention to book a ticket to the World Cup will be able to clinch their place at next year’s world finals.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Paraguay and Peru close in on top five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=paraguay-y-peru-encienden-la-tabla-2906263-2906277.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Too close to call in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=too-close-to-call-in-south-america-2905838.htmlFIFA.com looks at the key battles as South America’s rivals renew acquaintances on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Sampaoli rings the changes for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=sampaoli-rings-the-changes-for-argentina-2905745.htmlWith a challenging trip to Uruguay his first 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier in charge of Argentina, you would have forgiven Jorge Sampaoli for keeping things simple. However, he is not a coach renowned for avoiding big decisions.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England soar as history-makers abound in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-soar-as-history-makers-abound-in-korea-republic-2894526.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 ended in scintillating style in Suwon as England won their first ever title at this level. Fittingly capping off a tournament graced by dazzling moments, both individually and collectively, the Young Lions and Venezuela put on a final befitting a fine three weeks of action.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Lucena: This story has only just begun]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After a stunning tournament that stumbled at the final tournament, Venezuela's Ronaldo Lucena tells FIFA.com that he is leaving the FIFA U-20 World Cup a proud player.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Golden trio reflect on personal glory]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=golden-trio-reflect-on-personal-glory-2894410.htmlWe hear from adidas Golden Ball winner Dominic Solanke and England team-mate Freddie Woodman, who clinched the adidas Golden Glove, as well Italy's Riccardo Orsolini - who took home the adidas Golden Boot.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England's Lions bask in U-20 triumph]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-s-lions-bask-in-u-20-triumph-2894405.htmlAfter making history at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England's all-conquering Young Lions spoke to FIFA.com about lifting the trophy in Suwon and overcoming Venezuela.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Solanke takes home top honour]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-s-solanke-wins-top-honour-2894400.htmlAfter England lifted the trophy for the first time, FIFA.com reviews all of the awards winners at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England make history as Korea Republic curtain closes]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-crowned-u-20-champions-2894342.htmlEngland made history in Suwon as they claimed their first FIFA U-20 World Cup, capping off a scintillating tournament with a 1-0 win over Venezuela in a pulsating final.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England edge Venezuela to become champions]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275950/match=300367045/match-report.htmlEngland edged Venezuela 1-0 in a thrilling FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final thanks to a first-half strike from Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Soldiers get grand final experience with Visa]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=soldiers-get-grand-final-experience-with-visa-2894200.htmlIn crowd for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final will be 100 specially-selected soldiers thanks to an initiative by Visa.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 03:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Captains train their eyes on glory]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=captains-train-their-eyes-on-glory-2894100.htmlFIFA.com sit down with FIFA U-20 World Cup final captains Lewis Cook and Yangel Herrera to talk England, Venezuela and the climax to Korea Republic 2017.

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Venezuela indebted to unflappable Farinez ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=venezuela-indebted-to-unflappable-farinez-2893835.htmlGoalkeeper Wuilker Farinez played a crucial part in Venezuela reaching their first ever final in a FIFA competition, saving two penalties in the shootout and excelled in normal and extra time. We hear from the man of the moment. 

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England, Venezuela book tickets to maiden finals]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-venezuela-book-tickets-to-maiden-finals-2893755.htmlThe final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been decided, after England and Venezuela both came from behind to seal passage to Suwon and send themselves into their first appearances in the tournament showpiece.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Penalties send Venezuela into first FIFA final]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275954/match=300367062/match-report.htmlVenezuela are into the climax of the FIFA U-20 World Cup as they survived a tight all-South American clash to squeeze through to their first ever FIFA final, beating Uruguay 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Uruguay and Venezuela set to renew rivalry]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=uruguay-and-venezuela-set-to-renew-rivalry-2893128.htmlUruguay head coach Fabian Coito, Venezuela forward Sergio Cordova and Venezuela right-back Ronald Hernandez preview the sides' all-South American FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-final.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 03:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Penaranda: I'll take on any role for the team]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=penaranda-i-ll-take-on-any-role-for-the-team-2892731.htmlAfter scoring the opening goal in a 2-1 extra-time victory over USA in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 quarter-finals, Venezuela winger Adalberto Penaranda speaks with FIFA.com about his side's resolve and their determination to go all the way to lifting the trophy.

     

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    Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[South Americans sweep into semis]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-americans-sweep-into-semis-2892706.htmlThe first semi-final has been teed up at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after extra-time, and even penalties, were needed to see Venezuela and Uruguay progress into the final four.

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    Sun, 04 Jun 2017 13:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Dominant Venezuela reach semis, eventually]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275956/match=300367061/match-report.htmlSun, 04 Jun 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Herrera: We know we can become world champions]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=herrera-we-know-we-can-become-world-champions-2890979.htmlWith penalties looming in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 tie between Venezuela and Japan, Yangel Herrera kept a cool head to bag an extra-time winner for La Vinotinto, sending them to the quarter-finals of Korea Republic 2017.

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    Tue, 30 May 2017 17:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Home hopes extinguished, Vinotinto dreams go on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=​As the FIFA U-20 World Cup entered the knockout stages, hosts Korea Republic were one of the first to falter, while Venezuela's epic campaign continued.

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    Tue, 30 May 2017 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Herrera steers Venezuela into historic quarter-final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 May 2017 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Cordova: I’ve come back stronger]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=cordova-i-ve-come-back-stronger-2890158.htmlAfter suffering injury and a dip in confidence, Sergio Cordova has arrived at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and taken it by storm, hitting four goals in three games to surge to the top of the scorers' charts.

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    Mon, 29 May 2017 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Quartet advance, nervous wait for two giants]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=quartet-advance-nervous-wait-for-two-giants-2889078.htmlAs the door was closed on the first two groups of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England and Venezuela sat pretty in top spot, while Argentina and Germany face an anxious couple of days.

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    Fri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Venezuela edge Mexico to win group]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367035/match-report.htmlVenezuela edged Mexico 1-0 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium to finish in first place in Group B at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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    Fri, 26 May 2017 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Guevara thrilled with new Venezuelan league]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=guevara-thrilled-with-new-venezuelan-league-2888078.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 16:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ronaldo’s lasting legacy on show in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ronaldo-s-lasting-legacy-on-show-in-korea-republic-2887840.htmlFor fans of a certain age, Brazil's Ronaldo was an icon of the game, but, for a new generation, some have a very different - and altogether more personal - relationship with him, as the FIFA U-20 World Cup has revealed.

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    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[A progressing pair and a few firsts]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-progressing-pair-and-a-few-firsts-2886850.htmlAs Venezuela and Korea Republic booked their places in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, there were a few impressive firsts dotted around as Groups A and B took to the pitch for a second time.

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    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Inspired Venezuela thrash Vanuatu]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367048/match-report.htmlVenezuela won their second consecutive match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, thrashing Vanuatu 7-0 in Daejeon in Group B, moving into the round of 16.

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    Tue, 23 May 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Kalo, the magician for surprise package Vanuatu]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com sits down with Vanuatu captain Bong Kalo to talk about playing in the nation's debut at a FIFA competition and the positives they are taking away from a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat by Mexico in their opening match.]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 03:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 kicks off with a bang]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-kicks-off-with-a-bang-2885038.htmlAn action-packed first day of the FIFA U-20 World Cup brought a dramatic win, elation for the home fans and a mixed day for South American and European sides.

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    Sat, 20 May 2017 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
    <![CDATA[Soteldo stands tall among German giants]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=soteldo-stands-tall-among-german-giants-2885016.htmlFIFA.com caught up with their diminutive midfielder Yeferson Soteldo.]]>Sat, 20 May 2017 14:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Venezuela win Korea Republic 2017 opener]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367036/match-report.html​Venezuela won the opening match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Germany at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Group B.

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    Sat, 20 May 2017 07:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017