<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 21 Apr 2016 07:58:00 GMTThu, 21 Apr 2016 08:20:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Church: No fear for Wales]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=church-no-fear-for-wales-2781795.htmlWales striker Simon Church speaks to FIFA.com about the move that has revitalised his career and boosted his chances of starring in Chris Coleman's side historic UEFA EURO 2016 campaign.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[IFAB meets competition organisers interested in video experiments ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=ifab-meets-competition-organisers-interested-in-video-experiments-2780172.htmlFri, 08 Apr 2016 09:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[A kid, a coach and the world's costliest player]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=a-kid-a-coach-and-the-world-s-costliest-player-2771877.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a kid, a coach and the world’s costliest player.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Josh Magennis: From goalkeeper to goalscorer]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/277/144/0/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Northern Ireland’s Josh Magennis about his incredible transition from shot-stopper to striker, while also looking ahead to UEFA EURO 2016.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Elleray: This should reduce controversy and confusion]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=elleray-this-should-reduce-controversy-and-confusion-2768735.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former English Premier League referee David Elleray to discuss the new edition of the Laws of the Game, presented at the 130th AGM of the IFAB in Cardiff.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[Infantino: We have taken a historic decision]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=infantino-we-have-taken-a-historic-decision-2768731.htmlThe International Football Assocation Board convened in Cardff for its 130th Annual General Meeting, with topics from video assistant referees to the so-called 'triple punishment' of a red card, penalty and ban for denying a goalscoring on the agenda.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[IFAB agrees to introduce experiments with video assistant referees]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ifab-agrees-to-introduce-experiments-with-video-assistant-referees-2768643.htmlA landmark decision by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at its 130th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cardiff, Wales, will pave the way for the introduction of live experiments with video assistant referees in football.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[Ryan Giggs: 25 years in the limelight]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ryan-giggs-25-years-in-the-limelight-2768073.htmlFIFA.com looks back through the Welsh legend's extraordinary career in pictures.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Loans in droves on deadline day]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=loans-in-droves-on-deadline-day-2763489.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the standout deals from the final weekend of the transfer window, and the biggest moves on deadline day, with the use of the loan system a common theme in the closing hours as it was throughout January.]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Wales women growing together, stronger ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=wales-women-growing-together-stronger-2735452.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at how Wales' women's programme has taken off in recent years under the group's motto, Goarau Chwarae Cyd Chwarae, meaning Together, Stronger with the introduction of a unified national league, the assistance of FIFA's Live Your Goals programme and much more.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The nominations in tweets]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-nominations-in-tweets-2720896.htmlHow did the stars react when the shortlist for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award was revealed? FIFA.com has compiled the best tweets on all things #BallondOr…

 

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:08:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[England look to futsal for their Messi, Ronaldo]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=england-look-to-futsal-for-their-messi-ronaldo-2719460.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sigurdsson: We thought qualification was impossible]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=10/news=sigurdsson-we-thought-qualification-was-impossible-2710583.htmlWith Iceland set to compete at the UEFA EURO for the first time, FIFA.com spoke to Gylfi Sigurdsson to talk emulating David Beckham, getting a boost from the Brazil 2014 near-miss and his reaction to making history with his nation.

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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2710856.htmlSun, 11 Oct 2015 16:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Coleman: Bale absolutely loves playing for Wales]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=coleman-bale-absolutely-loves-playing-for-wales-2677708.htmlFIFA.com about the media's rush to judge international managers, Wales' UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign and quest to reach Russia 2018, and the passion and influence of Gareth Bale.]]>Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[French free-kicks, Rooney's record and a Welsh wonder]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=french-free-kicks-rooney-s-record-and-a-welsh-wonder-2676619.htmlFIFA.com's weekly statistical review.]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brothers, trebles and a taxi driver]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brothers-trebles-and-a-taxi-driver-2668441.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a speedy strike and siblings.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European reaction to Preliminary Draw in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-reaction-to-preliminary-draw-in-tweets-2668020.htmlFIFA.com highlights their reaction to the Preliminary Draw.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=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[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Argentina knock Germany off top spot]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=argentina-knock-germany-off-top-spot-2661992.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 09:11:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Transfer chains and early deals kick off window]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=7/news=transfer-chains-and-early-deals-kick-off-window-2660248.htmlFIFA.com dives into some of the biggest and most eye-catching deals of the transfer window so far.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bale's Wales beats Belgium, Iceland win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/264/715/6/index.htmlGareth Bale's goal saw Wales to a 1-0 victory over Belgium, putting his country tantalisingly close to a first major tournament since 1958, while Iceland beat Czech Republic 2-1 in a busy night of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Wales set another personal best, Russia return to top 30]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=5/news=wales-set-another-personal-best-russia-return-to-top-30-2602590.htmlThu, 07 May 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Money versus Manny: The Football World Predicts]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=4/news=money-versus-manny-the-football-world-predicts-2595658.htmlFIFA.com caught up with a series of footballers to hear who they're tipping to emerge victorious.]]>Fri, 01 May 2015 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Laudrup: This part of the season is great]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=4/news=laudrup-this-part-of-the-season-is-great-2592263.htmlFIFA.com about his coaching philosophy, success in Qatar, legacy at Swansea and gives his prediction as to the outcome of Spain's title race.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Coleman, Bale fly the Dragons high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=coleman-bale-fly-the-dragons-high-2590882.htmlFIFA.com profiles their admirable progress.]]>Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:38:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Dream debuts amid goals galore]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=dream-debuts-amid-goals-galore-2580867.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review alongside Brazil's resurgence, a Socceroo landmark and a record-breaking Norwegian youngster.]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Nelson: Extensive discussions on video replays]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=nelson-extensive-discussions-on-video-replays-2534826.htmlSat, 28 Feb 2015 14:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News<![CDATA[The IFAB takes steps to change ‘triple punishment’]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=the-ifab-takes-steps-to-change-triple-punishment-2534830.htmlThe 129th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Football Association Board (The IFAB) saw moves made to change the 'triple punishment' rule of sending off, penalty and suspension.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[RELIVE: Post-IFAB AGM press conference]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=follow-the-post-ifab-agm-press-conference-2534616.htmlA press conference followed the 129th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The IFAB, which took place at the Culloden Hotel in Craigavad, near Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast, on Saturday 28 February.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:21:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[All you need to know about the IFAB]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=all-you-need-to-know-about-the-ifab-2534243.htmlWith the 129th Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) taking place in Northern Ireland this weekend, we explain who is on the IFAB, what they do, and what is on the agenda for the latest meeting.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=News
<![CDATA[129th IFAB AGM agenda confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=129th-ifab-agm-agenda-confirmed-2519504.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2015 16:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[Joe Ledley, backlit and bearded]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=joe-ledley-backlit-and-bearded-2511756.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. The subject of this week's image is a silhouette of Crystal Palace central midfielder Joe Ledley.]]>Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[2014 in numbers ]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=2014-in-numbers-2494582.htmlBig attendance figures at Brazil 2014, Manchester United's most decorated player and a triple century of international appearances for a USA hero all feature in our review of the year in numbers.

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Unique UK love affair with festive football]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=12/news=unique-uk-love-affair-with-festive-football-2496143.htmlFIFA.com investigates the UK’s tradition of the sports unfolding on Boxing Day and even Christmas Day.]]>Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2495392.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com previews the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with a FIFA World Cup winner, a Welsh midfield wizard and an imposing French central defender all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Real Madrid coast to Morocco 2014 title]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259701/match=300298898/match-report.htmlReal Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 after defeating San Lorenzo 2-0 in the final in Marrakech. 

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Morocco hit by Madrid fervour]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=morocco-hit-by-madrid-fervour-2494000.htmlThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Real Madrid cruise into final]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259699/match=300298895/match-report.htmlUEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid proved too strong for CONCACAF Champions League holders Cruz Azul when they defeated the Mexican side 4-0 in their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final. 

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Gerrard, Mata leave Liverpool, United smiling ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=12/news=gerrard-mata-leave-liverpool-united-smiling-2487433.htmlSteven Gerrard and Juan Mata scored pivotal goals as Liverpool and Manchester United each posted victories over Leicester City and Stoke City respectively. 

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[IFAB convene in Belfast for Annual Business Meeting]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=11/news=ifab-convene-in-belfast-for-annual-business-meeting-2479037.htmlThe International Football Association Board convened for its Annual Business Meeting at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday, aided for the first time by two new advisory panels set up to help bring fresh ideas to the table with regard to the Laws of the Game.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2477874.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, including a Russian hotshot, a Manchester United legend and an energetic Paraguayan forward.

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Rowley leads rout to book Rio ticket]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=rowley-leads-rout-to-book-rio-ticket-2473445.htmlSun, 16 Nov 2014 08:14:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News