<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 25 Jul 2014 12:20:00 GMTSat, 26 Jul 2014 21:58:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 ™
<![CDATA[Motion picture on FIFA hits cinemas]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2354477/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=United Passions tells the inside story of how the FIFA World Cup™ grew to become the world’s biggest single sporting event. ]]>Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:44:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Carlos Alberto, born to be a leader]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=63891/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 31 May 2014 22:37:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News<![CDATA[Berlin's Olympiastadion: If walls could talk…]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/stadiums/stadium=33515/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com shines the spotlight on the Olympiastadion, the iconic Berlin venue which has experienced war, the Olympics, FIFA World Cups and countless finals.]]>Wed, 28 May 2014 17:51:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=StadiumsKind=News<![CDATA[United stun Bayern in Camp Nou]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 May 2014 10:33:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Bergkamp: The non-flying Dutchman]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Known for his outstanding technical qualities, FIFA.com reviews the history of Dutch star Dennis Bergkamp, looking back at his dream goal against Argentina at France 1998, his career with Arsenal, and his acute fear of flying. 

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Wed, 21 May 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News
<![CDATA[Paris to Rio, 110 years of FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/news/newsid=2341843/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 21 May 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Arsenal become the Invincibles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 May 2014 08:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter offers his condolences to Congo DR]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2337772/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has expressed his sadness after the tragic loss of life at the Stade Tata Raphael in Congo DR, following a stampede at the end of the match between ASV Club and TP Mazembe.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 20:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Vieri, Italy's intrepid goal machine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears from from former Italy, Inter Milan and Juventus striker Christian Vieiri on his prolific career, the greatest players he played alongside and his life since retiring from football.]]>Fri, 09 May 2014 10:06:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=WhereAreTheyNowKind=News<![CDATA[Superga tragedy strikes <i>Il Grande Torino</i>]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Torino side of the 1940's is regarded as one of the greatest club sides Italy has ever produced, but their run of five successive titles was tragically brought to an end by the Superga air crash on 4 May 1949.

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Sun, 04 May 2014 09:23:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Passion and commitment key for Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 May 2014 07:53:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[Ex-Yugoslavia, Real coach Boskov dies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Real Madrid and Yugoslavia coach Vujadin Boskov, who took the Spanish giants to the 1981 European Cup final, died on Sunday at the age of 82, his former club Vojvodina announced.

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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:37:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Law breaks United hearts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Manchester United’s final home game of the 1973-74 season saw Denis Law lead the line for bitter rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford. FIFA.com looks back on a day that saw the Red Devils relegated from the top flight.

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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:53:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Former Barça coach Tito Vilanova passes away]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The former Barcelona coach, Tito Vilanova, passed away today, Friday 25 April, at the age of 45, following a long battle against cancer.

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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:36:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Reaction to the death of Tito Vilanova]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The world of football is mourning the death of former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, who died at the age of 45 on 25 April 2014 after a long battle with throat cancer.

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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Fontaine signs off in style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=World Cup MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™<![CDATA[Matthews’ magic still remembered ]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/player=174743/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:03:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=PlayersKind=News<![CDATA[Liverpool & Arsenal: Classic clashes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com recalls five of their best.]]>Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:54:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![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