<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 01 Jul 2013 19:03:29 GMTMon, 01 Jul 2013 19:03:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil 2013 in quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2128298/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123922/index.html?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[FIFA Confederations Cup TV audiences grow again]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2119832/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:06:48 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The group stage action in pictures]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2119094/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2118355/index.html?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[Group B: Spain in a class of their own]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2117795/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=We look back at Group B, with Spain dominating and Uruguay also securing their place in the knockout stages. Tahiti won the hearts of a nation while Nigeria's young squad head home with lessons learned.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[A vibrant festival of football]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2116829/index.html?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[Spain win again as semis decided]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2116827/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=La Furia Roja set a new record for the most competitive matches unbeaten while Uruguay put eight past Tahiti to set up a pair of mouthwatering semi-final clashes at Brazil 2013.]]>Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Alba brace sees Spain top group]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255199/match=300222464/summary.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 23 Jun 2013 21:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Group B goes down to the wire]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2116497/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:13:28 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Nigeria's Enyeama focused on positives]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2116402/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite mixed fortunes at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 so far, Super Eagles' stopper Vincent Enyeama is in fine form off the pitch, radiating an infectious positivity.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Nigeria hope to end Spain's run]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255199/match=300222464/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=On Group B's final matchday, African champions Nigeria go head-to-head with world and European champions Spain, hoping to end their run of 14 unbeaten games and qualify for the semi-finals in the process. But a monumental win might not be enough.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Statement on the FIFA Confederations Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2114889/index.html?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/confederationscup/statistics/castrolindex/news/newsid=2114681/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Man of the Match: Every vote counts]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2114546/index.html?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[Forlan: It's all coming home with me tonight ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2114576/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his superb winner against Nigeria, his determination to take home the match ball from his 100th international, and how he feels playing in a different role for Uruguay.]]>Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Spain's perfect ten, a centurion celebrates]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2113810/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=La Celeste edged Nigeria, while Spain put ten past Tahiti.]]>Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Centurion Forlan downs Nigeria]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255199/match=300222459/summary.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[World Champions take on debutants]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2113620/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com highlights a potentially pivotal contest featuring Nigeria against a desperate Uruguay, plus a historic meeting between Spain and debutants Tahiti.]]>Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Thrills aplenty as Brazil, Italy advance]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2112974/index.html?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[Oduamadi: I love to dance]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2113164/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the struggle he's had to establish himself at AC Milan, his three-goal performance in Nigeria's defeat of Tahiti and his trademark celebrations.]]>Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Early endgame for Uruguay, Nigeria]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255199/match=300222459/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews what is shaping up to be a pivotal encounter.]]>Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:31:10 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Tahiti’s amateurs aim to forget daily grind]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2112742/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= With an auditor, construction worker, teacher, student and several unemployed individuals among their rank,  FIFA.com turns the spotlight on the Tahiti team, and their professional lives outside the game.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[New Confeds Ticket Collection location now open]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2112575/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:55:25 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Oduamadi & Balotelli hit the ground running ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/statistics/castrolindex/news/newsid=2112015/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Keshi thankful as Nigeria emerge unscathed]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2111838/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Tehau makes dreams come true]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2111337/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Nigeria ease to victory as Tahiti win friends]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255199/match=300222458/summary.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[A reunion and a record in Belo Horizonte]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2111274/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com highlights a key individual duel and recalls South Africa's duel with New Zealand four years ago to the day.]]>Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Tahiti coach urges amateurs to be brave]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2110918/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta is preparing his team for their opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup against Nigeria, and he says his team's heart and spirit are their biggest weapons.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Ludivion: It’s a great honour]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2110367/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With a tough set of fixtures ahead, Tahiti enter the fray at the FIFA Confederations Cup with defender Teheivarii Ludivion looking forward to reacquainting himself with Nigeria after first playing the African side four years ago.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Gifted scorers who made their mark]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2109586/index.html?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[The underdogs and the Eagles]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255199/match=300222458/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:01:51 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The story of the Confeds]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2107837/index.html?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[Valcke: Fans must collect their tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2108081/index.html?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[Owubokiri, a Nigerian pioneer in Salvador]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/destination/news/newsid=2107873/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=DestinationKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2105483/index.html?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[Tragedy mars Africa's memories]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2105938/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the sadness and joy of Africa's history at the Festival of Champions, the FIFA Confederations Cup.]]>Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Confed captains ready to inspire]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2106158/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2105955/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2104985/index.html?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[Brazil 2013 squads revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2103440/index.html?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[Unlikely Nigerian hero thinking big]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2097175/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Jun 2013 03:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Local hero Chong Hue eyes world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2088948/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at Steevy Chong Hue’s fascinating odyssey to next month’s FIFA Confederations Cup and the unique role he played in lifting little Tahiti to unimaginable heights.]]>Thu, 30 May 2013 19:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Del Bosque names squad, explains decisions]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2085263/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2026508/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Nigeria to face Mexico in Houston]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2025992/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Yakubu: Nigeria have a bright future]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2018669/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chatted with one of Nigeria’s great goalscorers Yakubu Ayegbeni who says that the Super Eagles have a promising future after becoming continental champions earlier this month.]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Moses: It has been like a dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2014174/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about a remarkable recent run of fortune that has seen the lively forward move to one of England's biggest clubs and help Nigeria to their third CAF Africa Cup of Nations title.]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Technical issues solved: FIFA Confederations Cup ticket sales in full swing ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/organisation/ticketing/news/newsid=2013352/index.html?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/confederationscup/organisation/ticketing/news/newsid=2012600/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013