<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTSat, 19 Apr 2014 23:49:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Anfield rocks as the Shankly era rolls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how Bill Shankly masterminded an emphatic win over Arsenal that kick-started a period of unprecedented success for Liverpool.]]>Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:44:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil clip Czechs with a final flurry]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Final of the 1962 FIFA World Cup Chile between reigning world champions Brazil and Josef Masopust's Czechoslovakia felt like anything but a final, with A Seleção seemingly destined to win after showing their resolve throughout the tournament.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1962 FIFA World Cup Chile ™
<![CDATA[Aulis Rytkonen passes away at 85]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Aulis Rytkonen, the first Finnish professional footballer, passed away at the age of 85 on 16 April the Football Association of Finland confirmed on Wednesday.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:17:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[El Clasico: When stars collide]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at the history of Real Madrid versus Barcelona, with El Clasico boasting the planet’s top footballing talent as the most hotly-anticipated derby match in world football.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:58:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=RivalriesKind=News
<![CDATA[Giggs sends treble-chasing United to Wembley]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:48:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Bulgarian underdogs catch champions off guard]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bulgaria faced defending champions Germany at the quarter-final of USA 1994 with little expectation to progress. FIFA.com looks back at a day when Hristo Stoichkov and Iordan Letchkov's side upset all the odds.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:21:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Blatter shares in Samoa's sadness]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2316875/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Swedish gem who propelled Parma]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the short but memorable playing career of Tomas Brolin, who shone in two FIFA World Cups and helped Parma achieve considerable success.]]>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:32:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[German football's opera house]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/stadiums/stadium=5011391/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:59:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News<![CDATA[Scotland first to rule the Kingdom]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/news/newsid=2305578/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Fifty years in five minutes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=When Pele and Garrincha were in Brazil's starting XI, A Seleção were invincible. FIFA.com goes back to a 1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden group stage match to relive the five minutes when the pair made their mark.


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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:02:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™
<![CDATA[Anfield, an atmospheric edifice]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/stadiums/stadium=33524/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com looks at the history of one of English football’s most iconic stadiums. ]]>Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News<![CDATA[Meazza stars in unique Greek tragedy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back on a truly one-off game between Italy and Greece on Sunday 25 March 1934 as that year’s FIFA World Cup hosts played a qualifying match to reach the finals.]]>Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:16:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 1934 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[The peak of euphoria at the Maracana]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at Brazil's famous 6-1 win over Spain on home soil at the 1950 FIFA World Cup when over 150,000 spectators witnessed a spectacular A Seleção brush aside La Furia at the Maracana. 

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:12:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=News
<![CDATA[Blatter mourns loss of ex-Brazil captain Bellini]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[World Cup winner Bellini dies aged 83]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil's 1958 FIFA World Cup-winning captain Bellini has died at the age of 83 having been a sufferer of Alzheimer's disease since 2011, the Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed on Thursday. 

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:11:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Sheva-inspired Dynamo stun Real]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how a little-known striker named Andriy Shevchenko propelled Dynamo Kiev to an unforeseen upset of defending champions Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.]]>Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:49:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[The birth of Portugal’s golden generation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:54:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Youth Championship Saudi Arabia 1989<![CDATA[Intention is not always what matters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the decisive classic match that will forever be debated.]]>Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:41:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=News<![CDATA[Netzer: Gladbach's rebel genius]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174802/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the colourful career of one of the great football mavericks of the 1970s; World Cup and European champion Gunter Netzer.]]>Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:32:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News<![CDATA[Costa Rica's paralyising rivalry]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 90 per cent of Costa Rican football fans supporting either Saprissa or Liga Alajuelense, when the country's two most successful sides meet it comes to a standstill. FIFA.com retraces the steps of their enthralling rivalry.

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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=RivalriesKind=News
<![CDATA[The result that never was]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:17:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Fair PlayKind=News<![CDATA[Sir Tom Finney dies aged 91]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England football great Sir Tom Finney, who represented his country in three FIFA World Cups from 1950 to 1958, has died at the age of 91, his former club Preston North End said on Friday.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:55:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[The day Naples belonged to Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™<![CDATA[Jaziri sends Tunisian hearts racing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We look back at the 2004 CAF Africa Cup of Nations final as hosts Tunisia won their first continental title and banished the demons of their 1965 final defeat on home soil, thanks to Zied Jaziri and Francileudo Santos.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:28:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Blatter marks Nielsen's passing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:39:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Former French international Mahut dies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former French international footballer Philippe Mahut, who played in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, has died, aged 57.

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Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Hurst: Youngsters can shine at a World Cup ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Liverpool & Arsenal: Classic clashes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com recalls five of their best.]]>Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:54:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Nyers, Nordahl dazzle in Milanese thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how foreign imports Istvan Nyers and Gunnar Nordahl lived up to their pre-match hype in the highest scoring Derby della Madonnina draw in history.]]>Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[The Vulture’s debut, 30 years on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls his debut in tribute to the former striker.]]>Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:12:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[City stage the mother of all comebacks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how Kevin Keegan's Manchester City recovered from an implausible half-time handicap to beat Tottenham Hotspur in arguably the greatest FA Cup fightback in history.]]>Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:04:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Remembering Luis Aragones]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Luis Aragones, the coach who led Spain to glory at UEFA EURO 2008, has died in Madrid aged 75. He was a key figure in the development of the most successful generation in Spanish football history.

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Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Barbosa the innovator]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles legendary goalkeeper Moacyr Barbosa Nascimento, an innovator in his position who was never given the chance of redemption after being one of the main protagonists in the fateful Maracanazo.

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:35:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[President Blatter's Eusebio sadness]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Tributes paid to Eusebio]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

The death of Eusebio on Sunday prompted many heartfelt reactions from those who knew and admired him. FIFA.com rounds up what they had to say about the Black Panther of Mozambique and Portugal.

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Sun, 05 Jan 2014 17:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Rivelino and Brazil's class of 1970]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com paying tribute to him and that Seleção to begin the year Brazil host the 20th World Cup.]]>Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Brilliant Boxing Day battles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:20:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Departed in 2013, remembered eternally]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As FIFA.com looks ahead to the promises and excitement of 2014, we also pause to remember and honour the members of the international footballing community we have lost during the past 12 months.

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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[The magician of Maracanazo]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174559/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles the tremendous career of Alcides Ghiggia, who won Uruguay the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and dazzled for Roma in Italy. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:40:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News<![CDATA[In quotes: Mandela and football]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2239872/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at what one of the world's great leaders said about football, and what those involved in the world's game thought of Madiba.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:28:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Roberto, Raul and Real conquer the world]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how, despite a superb performance from Vasco Da Gams’s Felipe, Roberto Carlos and Raul propelled Real Madrid to the Intercontinental Cup in a Tokyo thriller.]]>Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:06:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter mourns the passing of Nilton Santos]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The football community lost one of its most distinguished figures on Wednesday, with the death of former Brazil and Botafogo left-back Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro. 

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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:59:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Wynalda: The little moments define you]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com catches up with former USA forward Eric Wynalda about his USA 1994 memories and current challenges, working as technical director for the Atlanta Silverbacks in the North American Soccer League and as a TV broadcaster.]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[The day magic wowed Wembley]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls ‘The Match of the Century’.]]>Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Shakhtar, from metal to medals]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/clubs/club=33173/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[American adventures decided by high drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls a final day of USA 1994 qualifying involving an 8.3-second goal, a heroic display from a debutant keeper, a number of crucial late strikes and a European heavyweight pressing the self-destruct button.]]>Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:15:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[King-less Santos retain throne in style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls a tie in which Lula’s ‘others’ climbed a Milanese mountain to shatter that theory.]]>Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:17:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[The enduring success of Sir Alex]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/coaches/coach=61607/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the legend.]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=CoachesKind=News<![CDATA[Intrepid Socceroos defy history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:44:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=News<![CDATA[Six of the best World Cup play-offs ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=six-the-best-world-cup-play-offs-2222431.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the classic ties that have set the standard for drama, significance and shock value.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia