<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 22 Nov 2014 22:05:00 GMTSun, 23 Nov 2014 02:41:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Shootout specialists take title to Salt Lake ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls Real Salt Lake’s unlikely run to their maiden Major League Soccer title five years ago today as they barely squeaked into the play-offs but then triumphed over Los Angeles Galaxy to hoist the MLS Cup in dramatic fashion.

 
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:05:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Berthold steaming headlong towards success ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at charismatic and iron-willed Germany defender Thomas Berthold whose career included drama, conflict and success highlighted by reaching the pinnacle of the sport as a world champion at Italy 1990.]]>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Caligiuri strike sets solid foundation for USA's future]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls Paul Caligiuri’s goal in USA’s 1-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago – affectionately known as ‘the shot heard round the world’ – that happened 25 years ago today and we look at the progress the United States have made since that day in Port of Spain.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:27:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Pele cracks the first thousand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls one of the most symbolic goals in Brazilian futebol history – scored by arguably the most symbolic player in world football history.]]>Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Rowley leads rout to book Rio ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:14:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Nordahl’s magnificent seven]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back 70 years to the match in which Gunnar Nordahl announced his arrival as one of the era's truly great strikers with a seven-goal haul for Norrkoping.]]>Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Riva, the Italian roar of thunder]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=44569/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gigi Riva is regarded for being a one-club man with Cagliari while setting international scoring records for the Azzurri, and the Italian striker is under the spotlight of this week's Classic Player profile. 

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:02:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News
<![CDATA[Johnny Warren, Australia’s football missionary]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the achievements and legacy of Australia’s favourite football icon, Johnny Warren. The man affectionately known as Captain Socceroo championed football Down Under in an era when the game struggled for a foothold.]]>Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:11:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Shimmying Shorty seals PSV comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how a Romario hat-trick, sealed by a breathtaking goal, helped PSV Eindhoven produce a marvellous fightback and eliminate Steaua from the 1989/90 European Cup.]]>Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil loses its first tricampeão]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how, just four years after helping Brazil win Mexico 1970, Gremio left-back Everaldo passed away following a car accident.]]>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:26:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[A big rivalry in every sense]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 101-year rivalry between Rio de Janeiro giants Botafogo and Flamengo is a story of big wins, legendary players and power shifts, from the alvinegro golden age of the 1960s to Flamengo’s glory years of the 80s.

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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:36:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=RivalriesKind=News
<![CDATA[Mr Tottenham Hotspur]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com pays tribute to Bill Nicholson – a fine player and exceptional manager who broke barriers with his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.]]>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:37:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Kanu's fabulous 15 minutes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:23:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Serial-scoring Swede who lit up Milan]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174807/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com pays tribute to the exceptional career of Gunnar Nordahl, who scored 43 goals in 33 games for Sweden, helping them to Olympic gold in the process, and won a record five Capocannoniere awards with AC Milan.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:19:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News
<![CDATA[Yokohama Stadium, an Asian football icon]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/stadiums/stadium=5002366/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles the International Stadium Yokohama, site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ final and several FIFA Club World Cup finals.  

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:36:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News
<![CDATA[Satellites conquer Cairo, spark Ghanaian rise]]>/tournaments/archive/u20worldcup/egypt2009/news/y=2014/m=10/news=satellites-conquer-cairo-spark-ghanaian-rise-2457495.html FIFA.com recalls a Daniel Agyei-inspired Ghana overcoming sizeable odds and tournament heavyweights Brazil to win their first FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:38:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U20 World Cup Egypt 2009<![CDATA[Falcao, a very special No5]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=63630/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reflects on the career of Paulo Roberto Falcao, who brought his flair and tactical acumen to bear in gracing the midfields of Internacional, Roma and Brazil in the 1970s and 80s.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:51:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News
<![CDATA[Kopa, France’s little conqueror]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174677/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com pays tribute to Raymond Kopa, a pioneer who starred for Real Madrid's greatest ever side and won the player of the tournament award at the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:10:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News
<![CDATA[Maspoli, Uruguay’s goalkeeping great]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174739/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com remembers "Uruguay's Goalkeeping Great", Roque Gaston Maspoli, who won the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and gave 64 years of his life to football as a player and a coach.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News
<![CDATA[Knight who led the charge for Ramsey's England]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=43993/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Bobby Charlton's reputation as a gentleman is surpassed only by his exploits as one of the game's great goalscoring midfielders. The son of a miner rose to the top of the game and all the way to knighthood.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:39:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News
<![CDATA[Zizinho, a forgotten Seleção supremo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A dazzling player who dominated Brazilian attacks, Zizinho is largely a forgotten man in the ranks of A Seleção's great history, though is arguably their best ever to not lift the FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:22:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News
<![CDATA[Juventus & Roma, a duel of north & south]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at the history behind these giants from two of the country's most dominant cities.]]>Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:58:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=RivalriesKind=News<![CDATA[The Stadio Olimpico, Rome's football Colosseum ]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/stadiums/stadium=37062/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at how it has developed over the years.]]>Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:38:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News<![CDATA[Piola, Italy's small town hero ]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174862/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the former striker's career 101 years after his birth.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:51:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News<![CDATA[Remembering the Golden Head of Hungary]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the striker who was known as 'Golden Head'.]]>Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:36:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Legendary Big 'Ead departs]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/news/newsid=2441378/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com casts an eye back across the two-time European Cup-winner's memorable career in football.]]>Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:44:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[The Monumental, Argentina's home of football]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/stadiums/stadium=5010014/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=River Plate’s home ground, the Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti is one of the landmarks of South American football and the scene of many legendary feats. FIFA.com tells its story.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:39:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Clockwork Oranje's midfield master ]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174796/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News<![CDATA[Remembering Scirea, Juve's sweeper supreme ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the glittering career of the Juventus and Italy legend.]]>Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:51:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter saddened by Ebosse's death]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2427192/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written to the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) to express his sadness upon learning of the tragic death of Albert Ebosse on Saturday 23 August.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:35:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Socrates, Brazil's swaggering revolutionary]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=63627/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Known for his velvet touch on the pitch, Socrates showed he was not just a football star but an influential figure at all levels of society. FIFA.com looks back at the Brazilian legend's career. 

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News
<![CDATA[Former Yugoslavia keeper Beara passes away]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:07:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Aussie Davidson’s unique success story]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the highs and lows of this illustrious Aussie player, whose legacy is maintained in the form of son Jason.]]>Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:05:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[When Pele & Moore fought for America]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:11:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico stun Brazil in thrilling Azteca final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls an electrifying conclusion to the FIFA Confederations Cup, with Cuauhtemoc Blanco starring as Mexico upset Brazil in front of 110,000.]]>Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:10:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter attends funeral for Julio Grondona ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2415872/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter was in Buenos Aires last Friday for the funeral of AFA President and former FIFA Senior Vice-President Julio Grondona, who died last Wednesday.

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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Robson remembered]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com remembers five moments from the former England player and coach's career that helped define his legend.]]>Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter mourns death of Julio Grondona]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2409689/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has issued a message of condolence to the family of Argentinian FA President and FIFA Senior Vice-President Julio Grondona, who died on Wednesday.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:33:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Estonia's one and only Poominator]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his bizarre and unforgettable Derby County debut against Manchester United, goal against his former club and having a beer named in his honour.]]>Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Adriano stars in thrilling Copa climax]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On 25 July 2004, Brazil beat Argentina on penalties after a thrilling Copa America final. Adriano levelled in stoppage time after Cesar Delgado thought he had won it for La Albiceleste minutes earlier. FIFA.com looks back at the match.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:20:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Burruchaga clinches glory for Maradona’s Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Albiceleste’s class of Mexico 1986 were about more than just Diego Maradona, goals from Jose Luis Brown, Jorge Valdano and Jorge Burruchaga secured a 3-2 Final victory over West Germany.]]>Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:43:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[1990 World Cup: A magical night in Rome]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=​FIFA.com​ to Rome and the Final of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where a late penalty converted by Andreas Brehme ensured that Germany were crowned champions at the expense of Argentina.]]>Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™<![CDATA[Fans mourn Real Madrid hero Di Stefano]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:25:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Perez: Di Stefano is Real Madrid]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:31:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[The football world pays tribute to Di Stefano in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The death of Alfredo Di Stefano has led to a flood of messages on social media from around the footballing world and beyond who sought to humbly honour one of the greatest footballers of all time.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:31:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter mourns death of Di Stefano]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Di Stefano: Farewell to a legend]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The legendary Real Madrid player Alfredo Di Stefano died today, Monday 7 July, at the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid. In his honour, FIFA.com looks back on his career.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[The match that made Belo Horizonte famous]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-match-that-made-belo-horizonte-famous-2380769.htmlFIFA.com hears from players, a historian and the match ball boy.]]>Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire mourns Oyala Ibrahim Toure]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2378577/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:41:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Ex-Brazil striker Fernandao dies in helicopter accident]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[The final everyone waited for]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

It was not until the Final of the 17th FIFA World Cup, held on 30 June 2002 in Yokohama, that Brazil and Germany first met in the competition. FIFA.com tells the story of that most eagerly awaited of games.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan ™