<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 21 Mar 2014 09:49:00 GMTFri, 21 Mar 2014 05:42:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Japan's home away from home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com looks at football's connection between the two lands.]]>Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=DestinationKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazil 2013 in quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you the best quotes from the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, including Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta's thoughts on competing at the world stage and NBA star Kobe Bryant's opinion of football's passionate atmosphere.]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:03:29 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Neymar dazzles as Brazil conquer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reflects on a tournament awash with wonder goals and thrilling games – one in which Neymar dazzled throughout and the Brazil side he headlined stunned Spain with a masterful performance in the Final.]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The group stage action in pictures]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The group stage at the FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013 had everything a football fan could possibly want. FIFA.com presents a selection of the best images.

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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:49:19 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Positive reactions at halfway stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Following the conclusion of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 group phase, several of the tournament’s organisers held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro to reflect on the competition so far.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:06:16 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[A vibrant festival of football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents a selection of images featuring fans enjoying Brazil 2013.]]>Mon, 24 Jun 2013 03:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Group A: Favourites live up to billing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Boosted by Neymar's form, hosts Brazil more than lived up to their pre-tournament billing as favourites. Italy claimed the second semi-final berth alongside the hosts, while Mexico and Japan face the earlier than wanted flight home .

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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Brazil's elation, Mexico's consolation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The hosts topped Group A with a four star performance over Italy, while Mexico enjoyed a confidence-boosting victory over Japan on a super Saturday at the FIFA Confederations Cup which witnessed no fewer than nine glorious goals.

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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:55:04 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Chicharito double sees Mexico past Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chicharito' Hernandez scored twice in the second-half to lift Mexico to a 2-1 win over Japan in their final FIFA Confederations Cup match, to ensure El Tri left Brazil with points on the board.]]>Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Group stage signs off with heavyweight bout ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= The last round of Group A fixtures sets up a rematch of the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA™ Final between heavyweights Italy and Brazil and a battle for pride in the other tie between Japan and Mexico.

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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Statement on the FIFA Confederations Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Villa goes top as defenders lead chase]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Havenaar: I know I'm different]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with him after to hear his story.]]>Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Man of the Match: Every vote counts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the different ways that you can vote for the Budweiser Man of the Match during this year's FIFA Confederations Cup.]]>Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Pride at stake for Japan and Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Italians praise Japanese endeavour]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= Gli Azzurri’s epic 4-3 win over the Asian champions, with midfielder Daniele de Rossi describing the match as ‘one of the toughest of my career’.]]>Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Japan rue missed chances]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Thrills aplenty as Brazil, Italy advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Neymar wowed a vibrant crowd in Fortaleza as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0, while Italy recovered a two-goal deficit to edge Japan in an unforgettable seven-goal thriller at Recife's Arena Pernambuco.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:47:58 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Italy edge Japan in thriller to reach semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Mexican memories and a Milanese duel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com highlights the battle between Mario Balotelli and Yuto Nagatomo, recalls Mexico’s win over Brazil at the 2005 tournament and hears from Zinha about the sides’ forthcoming clash.]]>Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Zaccheroni urges Japanese to play to strengths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[New Confeds Ticket Collection location now open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:55:25 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Hasebe: We have to stop Pirlo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= When Italy face Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Japanese captain Makoto Hasebe will have one very specific task. He is the man to stop Italy schemer Andrea Pirlo, who was in imperious form in their victory over Mexico.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Zaccheroni plots homeland’s downfall]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:39:30 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Make-or-break Brazil test for Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and Mexico meet in Group A on Wednesday in very different frames of mind. While the hosts are looking to maintain their promising form, El Tri need points to stay in the competition.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Neymar shows his class]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the Brazil No10's wonder strike just three minutes into the opening game kicked off the FIFA Confederations Cup carnival.]]>Sun, 16 Jun 2013 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Scolari: We can become a great team]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Three and easy for Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After the FIFA and Brazilian presidents declared the tournament open following a colourful opening ceremony, the FIFA Confederations Cup carnival began with a golaço from Neymar as Brazil swept aside Japan in Brasilia.

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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:45:04 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Neymar kicks-off Confeds carnival]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[A closer look at Brazil-Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com picks out a key individual battle, hears Zico’s view on the outcome and recalls what happened when A Seleção played in the same competition exactly four years ago.]]>Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Hulk: Brazil players have total freedom]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about he’s more focused on carrying out his coach’s instructions rather than winning over the Brazil fans and discusses the freedom Luiz Felipe Scolari gives his players.]]>Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Gifted scorers who made their mark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com casts an eye over the previous editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup and remembers some of the exquisitely gifted strikers who have lit up the competition since 1992.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Zico: It should be a fascinating game]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On the eve of Saturday’s opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 in Brasilia, Zico spoke to FIFA.com about a Brazil side that is still taking shape and Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[The story of the Confeds]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eager to know more about how the FIFA Confederations Cup came into being? Our quick historical guide takes you from the King Fahd Cup in 1992 right through to the present day.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Japan raring to go at Brazil 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with Japan stars Shinji Kagawa and Yuto Nagatomo who say the Samurai Blue are aiming for a podium finish in Brazil this month, on the back of the team developing a harder edge over recent years.
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:57:36 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Be part of the Confederations Cup!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com is launching an exciting range of interactive features designed to bring you closer to the action in Brazil.]]>Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:01:08 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Valcke: Fans must collect their tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= Valcke has urged fans who have bought tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup to collect them before the day of the game.]]>Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

The FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 will be the ninth edition of the tournament. Here, FIFA.com picks out nine key stats as Saturday’s opening match draws ever closer.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Brazil, Japan get ball rolling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Saturday’s opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 between the hosts and Japan at Brasilia’s gleaming new stadium happens to involve the only two teams so far sure of a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:31:26 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Confed captains ready to inspire]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at the captains of the eight teams at this year's FIFA Confederations Cup and highlights what exactly makes them the leaders of their respective teams.]]>Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Who will win the FIFA Confederations Cup?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which of the eight teams you foresee lifting the trophy.]]>Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[A festival of nicknames]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the story behind some of the intriguing nicknames and monikers used by the eight nations at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.]]>Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Limited number of FIFA Confederations Cup tickets to be made available ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on Tuesday, 11 June at 09.00 local time (14.00 CET). ]]>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Brazil 2013 squads revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com can exclusively reveal the official 23-man squads for the eight participants of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 which takes place between 15 and 30 June in six iconic venues across the country.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Del Bosque names squad, explains decisions]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 May 2013 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Festival of Champions just 100 days away]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Technical issues solved: FIFA Confederations Cup ticket sales in full swing ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Over 86 per cent of assigned tickets in public hands after first sales phase]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Bebeto: I'll have to play at this stadium!]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=1997633/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Ticket applications during first sales reach 399,525 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Successful start to public ticket sales phase: 186,032 requests within 24 hours]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013