<![CDATA[FIFA.com - fifaBallonDor - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 04 Feb 2014 11:31:00 GMTMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:28:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Xavi: We're left open to criticism]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In the second part of an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, Xavi touched on the criticism aimed at Barcelona, his ‘extraordinary’ partnership with Iniesta and his future in the game.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Liga BBVA 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Xavi: I'll be watching football for life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=xavi-watching-football-for-life-2274269.htmlFIFA.com about his passion for football, Spain's loss to Brazil in the FIFA Confederations Cup, why playing at home will not necessarily be an advantage at the FIFA World Cup and Spain’s desire to retain their crown.]]>Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Angerer: The team spirit was amazing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the year that brought her the accolade and her next stop in women's football: the Portland Thorns.]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:38:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo: My goals are part of me]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Moments after his FIFA Ballon d’Or triumph last night, the Portuguese star spoke to FIFA.com about qualification for Brazil 2014, the death of Eusebio, his own footballing tastes and his belief that ‘Real Madrid are the world’s biggest club’.

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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:47:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Ribery: I'd rather win the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:24:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 Ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich attracted great interest throughout the sporting world. FIFA.com takes to Twitter to review the reaction from the football community.  

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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:00:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: This award warms my heart]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2260867/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:48:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Did your choices prevail at the ceremony? ]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2260877/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know if your favourites won an award at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 ceremony. 

 

 

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Heynckes: It’s my crowning glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2260701/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com following the ceremony.]]>Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:32:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year (Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Angerer: I still can’t believe it]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2260674/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Nadine Angerer has been named FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year for 2013, becoming the first goalkeeper to receive the award. The German international spoke exclusively with FIFA.com about collecting the honour.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[What they said about Ronaldo’s award]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears what Lionel Messi, Neymar, Paulo Bento, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Michel Platini, among others, had to say about Cristiano Ronaldo after he won the FIFA Ballon d'Or for a second time.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:01:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo: Now I want a third]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=MInutes after receiving the coveted FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the Portuguese superstar shared his feelings with FIFA.com, saying that he has now set his sights on claiming a third title.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:01:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Neid: It's an incredible honour]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2260621/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After being named as FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football for the second time, Germany coach Silvia Neid spoke to FIFA.com after picking up award on how the moment was for her.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[What the stars said in Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The leading lights of the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony had plenty to say for themselves. Ahead of a series of exclusive interviews to be published over the next few days, FIFA.com rounds up the best quotes of the night. 

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:55:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Pele receives FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=O Rei do Futebol on Monday in a ceremony had a distinctly Brazilian flair.]]>Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:46:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[An awards show with a Brazilian touch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=While all eyes will be on the stars up receive the awards at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 ceremony, it's set to be a day with a distinctly Brazilian flavour as former stars and Swiss-Brazilian musician Marc Sway all set to feature.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:22:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Candidates and stars have their say]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With the winner of the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or to be announced on Monday, FIFA.com has put together a selection of quotes from the three candidates and other stars of world football.

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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:10:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[The FIFA Ballon d’Or explained]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2258186/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com addresses those questions and more as Monday's ceremony fast approaches.]]>Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Follow every minute of the Ballon d'Or Gala]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com will bring you up close with all the stars, behind the scenes and into the front row for the awards itself with live video, pictures and commentary.]]>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:40:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[History of Ballon d'Or in pictures]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com guides you through the best photos of past awards ceremonies.]]>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:40:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[See the stars at the Ballon d’Or FanZone! ]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2258205/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:51:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Ballon d'Or the talk of the town]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:46:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Star trio vie for women’s award]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at the three candidates vying for the FIFA Women's Player of the Year award for 2013, which is sure to be won by a true stalwart of the women's game.

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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Joakim Noah: 1998 World Cup is my highlight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with the European basketball silver medallist Joakim Noah to talk football and who should win the Ballon d'Or in the hallowed dressing room of the Chicago Bulls.]]>Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:55:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Franck Ribery: Three memorable moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The French winger is one of three finalists for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or. FIFA.com takes a look back at three key matches that epitomise his stellar year. 

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:13:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Lionel Messi: Three memorable moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:48:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Batum: It has to go to Ribery]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:56:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Living it up at the Ballon d'Or]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com has compiled a list of the ten best outfits, and we want you to tell us your favourite.]]>Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:07:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo: Three memorable moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at three of his most memorable moments in 2013.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:57:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Marquez: Tata is doing a good job]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his passion for football.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Ribery: I've got my fingers crossed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:06:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Three names, numerous opinions]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviewed a selection of recent interviews and compiled the opinions of different personalities with regard to the million-dollar question: who should win this year's prize? Messi, Ribery or Cristiano Ronaldo?]]>Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Bastille drummer's Plymouth passion]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on the ups and downs of supporting a lower league side and what he expects to see at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.]]>Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interview<![CDATA[RELIVE: FIFA Ballon d'Or shortlists ]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/live/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=Live CoverageTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Follow the Ballon d'Or nominees announcement]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2240038/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:09:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Fifteen midfielders shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the 15 midfielders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 as part of the final 55-player shortlist to be revealed on 9 December 2013.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:04:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Olivera makes his mark]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2238368/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:15:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Neymar gets the ball rolling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:50:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Twenty defenders shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the 20 defenders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 as part of the final 55-player shortlist to be revealed on 9 December 2013.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:03:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Necib leaves derby rivals reeling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:48:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Goalkeepers go it alone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Manuel Neuer standing out as the only goalkeeper on the shortlist for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or, we take a look at the stoppers who have come before him, and those that came closest to joining Lev Yashin in winning the award.

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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Sublime skill from a midfield workhorse]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Dec 2013 06:09:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Five goalkeepers shortlisted for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:45:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Luduena strikes from his own half]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2237795/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:36:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Kone makes his name in style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Panagiotis Kone's volley that silenced Napoli's Stadio San Paolo, when the Greece midfielder equalised for Bologna with his spectacular 86th-minute effort, is the next 2013 FIFA Puskás Award nominee FIFA.com examines.

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Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Ibra saves his best until last]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com continues its look at the ten remarkable strikes in contention for the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's incredible and unique effort against England under the spotlight.

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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:57:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Di Natale adds another jewel to his collection]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com continues its look at the ten remarkable strikes in contention for the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award, with Antonio Di Natale's stunning volley for Udinese in the spotlight.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:09:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Diminutive De Vanna flies high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:49:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[Ten coaches, ten philosophies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the tactical approaches of the ten different managers on the shortlist for the 2013 FIFA Coach of the Year award, as we give some insight into how the master tacticians of world football set their teams up.

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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:03:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year (Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013
<![CDATA[Twins team up for Van Basten-esque volley]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:06:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskás awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013<![CDATA[World’s players have their say]]>http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/news/newsid=2229748/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=From Denmark to Zimbabwe and from Chile to Russia, every professional footballer around the world has the chance to vote for the all-star team of 2013. FIFA.com takes a close look at the election process. 

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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:13:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013