<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 15 Jan 2018 13:28:00 GMTSat, 17 Feb 2018 12:12:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Giggs takes Wales post]]>/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=giggs-takes-wales-post-2926342.html2008 FIFA Club World Cup winner Ryan Giggs, who won 64 Wales caps between 1991 and 2007, replaces previous boss Chris Coleman, who left for English Championship side Sunderland in November. 

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Bale's delight in goalscoring return]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=bale-s-delight-in-goalscoring-return-2924813.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale about the Welshman's winner in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Al Jazira, and how his team-mates helped during his two-month injury absence.]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Real survive scare to tee up Gremio clash]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279803/match=300398167/match-report.htmlReal Madrid secured their place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira, but not without a serious scare, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale sealed victory.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Coleman leaves Wales post]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=coleman-leaves-wales-post-2920586.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2913682.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Serbians relieved, Icelanders in raptures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=serbians-relieved-icelanders-in-raptures-2912510.htmlFIFA.com reviews Monday's European 2018 World Cup qualifying action where Serbia and Iceland both secured qualification for Russia, while two more play-off spots were locked up.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify from Europe on Monday? ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-from-europe-on-monday-2912083.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Spain through at Italy’s expense, Serbia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-through-at-italy-s-expense-serbia-stumble-2911147.htmlFIFA.com reviews Russia 2018 qualifying action in Europe where 2010 world champions Spain booked their ticket to another World Cup, while there were major stumbles by Italy and Serbia.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Renewed hope for Turkey, Serbia edge closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=renewed-hope-for-turkey-serbia-edge-closer-2907125.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 01:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=spain-dominate-italy-as-other-groups-remain-tantalisingly-close-2906640.htmlSun, 03 Sep 2017 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-climb-ahead-of-confed-cup-poles-into-top-ten-2890741.htmlAhead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=terrific-travellers-and-a-fantastic-farewell-2884352.htmlEl Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Centurion Fishlock celebrates milestone in style]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=centurion-fishlock-celebrates-milestone-in-style-2878730.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 18:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=powerhouses-impress-celtic-duo-play-out-stalemate-2877198.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Williams: Opponents now give Wales more respect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=williams-opponents-now-give-wales-more-respect-2869138.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Wales captain Ashley Williams about his country's UEFA EURO 2016 heroics, the Dragons' dream of reaching the FIFA World Cup for the first time since Sweden 1958 and more.]]>Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[131st IFAB AGM agenda confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=131st-ifab-agm-agenda-confirmed-2865567.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Coleman: Bale is an absolute machine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=coleman-bale-is-an-absolute-machine-2858128.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Kroos: I’d love Modric and Bale in the Germany side]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=kroos-i-d-love-modric-and-bale-in-the-germany-side-2855897.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Wales hero’s Cruyff-inspired moment of magic]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=wales-hero-s-cruyff-inspired-moment-of-magic-2851841.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[O'Neill: Austria win will have shocked our rivals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=o-neill-austria-win-will-have-shocked-our-rivals-2854863.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA Puskás Award 2016: ten best goals of the year announced]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-puskas-award-2016-ten-best-goals-of-the-year-announced-2853682.htmlFIFA.com. ]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Pele]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-pele-2852661.html FIFA.com looks back to 1958 and the strike that made a 17-year-old Pele the tournament's youngest-ever goalscorer.]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bale: Wales can still do it]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bale-wales-can-still-do-it-2849712.htmlSun, 13 Nov 2016 04:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ledley: Bale looks like Tarzan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ledley-bale-looks-like-tarzan-2849131.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 01:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[VAR progress core to IFAB ABM discussions]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=var-progress-core-to-ifab-abm-discussions-2847823.htmlThe IFAB’s Annual Business Meeting (ABM) took place in London at Wembley Stadium today, chaired by Martin Glenn, Chief Executive of The Football Association. 

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[131st Annual Business Meeting of The IFAB to take place at Wembley ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=131st-annual-business-meeting-of-the-ifab-to-take-place-at-wembley-2847450.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[Coleman: I’d play Allen in the No10 role]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=coleman-i-d-play-allen-in-the-no10-role-2847437.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=headers-and-volleys-2842190.htmlFIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Heavyweights share spoils, Iceland stage heroic comeback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=heavyweights-share-spoils-iceland-stage-heroic-comeback-2841104.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from Thursday’s UEFA qualifiers, including a high-intensity stalemate between Spain and Italy.]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Titans clash in Turin as European campaign hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-clash-in-turin-as-european-campaign-hots-up-2839679.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-ranking-argentina-france-portugal-new-zealand-iceland-wales-2811756.htmlThe OFC Nations Cup, Copa America Centenario and UEFA EURO 2016 have had a significant impact on the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Wales among the big movers in July.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Portugal lead chorus of redemption songs]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/171/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a UEFA European Championship that produced plenty of unexpected results, created a few fresh heroes and ended Portugal's long wait for a major international trophy.]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2811603.html

In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week with a Welsh wonder, a German Gomez and a scoring Super Eagle all celebrating this week.]]>
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Ledley looking onwards and upwards]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/144/9/index.htmlFollowing their exit from UEFA EURO 2016 after a 2-0 semi-final loss to Portugal, Wales midfielder Joe Ledley spoke with FIFA.com about his team's historic performance and how it can have a lasting impact on Welsh football.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Bale versus Ronaldo, a duel for the ages]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/123/3/index.htmlFIFA.com takes an in-depth look at the intriguing duel between Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale ahead of Wednesday's Portugal-Wales UEFA EURO 2016 semi-final.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Big guns and dark horses face last-four challenge]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/101/8/index.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 09:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2804861.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Lionel Messi announcing his retirement from international football, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing his move to Manchester United in his unique way, Iceland's president-elect showing that he's just like any football fan and much more. ]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Gunter and Wales wedded to EURO dreams]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/461/7/index.htmlAhead of Wales' historic UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final meet with Belgium, FIFA.com caught up with defender Chris Gunter, who may have to relinquish the honour of being the best man at his brother's wedding due to his country's valiant campaign.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016