<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 01 Jul 2013 19:03:29 GMTThu, 27 Mar 2014 11:41:39 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?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[Fred seizes throne on Brazilian-heavy Index]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:17:21 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=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[Brazil wow and win as Italy seize bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Jul 2013 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Buffon stars as Italy win shootout & bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Dream Final caps exciting last day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Marchisio joins growing Italian absentee list]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will be forced to shuffle his line-up for the match for third place after Claudio Marchisio joined the growing absentee list for Squadra Azzurra. 

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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Italy and Uruguay draw positives, eye podium finish]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite defeat in the semi-finals of Brazil 2013, the mood in the Italian and Uruguayan camps is far from downcast, while both squads are determined to claim third spot.

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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Shortlist for adidas Golden Ball announced]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Italy and Uruguay aiming to end on a high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Though neither Uruguay and Italy were strong favourites to triumph at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, both came very close to reaching the title decider, but now they are hoping to leave the tournament on a high.

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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Alba hits top as De Rossi, Pique fly high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Del Bosque: Fatigue will not be an excuse]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Prandelli: Spain can show Italy the way]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Gli Azzurri have the 'quality to battle it out with the best' following their hard-fought Brazil 2013 semi-final.]]>Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Navas holds nerve to send Spain through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Spain edge dramatic shootout to reach Final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Hierro predicts as Ronaldo’s remembered]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s matchday preview, we hear Fernando Hierro’s view on Spain-Italy, highlight the contest between Messrs Buffon and Soldado, and recall Ronaldo surpassing a Gerd Muller record.]]>Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Balotelli absence adds to Italy challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nazionale midfielder Claudio Marchisio, FIFA.com looks at those vying to replace him led by the experienced Alberto Gilardino.]]>Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Prandelli turns to Gilardino against Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri coach Cesare Prandelli saying the Bologna striker is a reliable option.]]>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup TV audiences grow again]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:06:48 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[European elite eye final berth at rivals' expense]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews a potential epic FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final between  Spain and Italy and though the teams are historically evenly matched, their most recent meeting casts a large shadow leading into this contest in Fortaleza.]]>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Spain wary of wounded Azzurri]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Roja will be wary of an injury hit Italy in Thursday's FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final despite a crushing defeat of the same opponents 12 months ago in the UEFA EURO final.]]>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:09:00 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[Spain and Italy poised for EURO rematch]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Roja.]]>Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=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[Balotelli out of tournament, returns to Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy striker Mario Balotelli's FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 has come to an abrupt end after scans revealed a torn thigh muscle. 

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Fabregas, Soldado doubtful for semi-finals ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spain are having to plan for their semi-final match against Italy with the possibility of being without midfielder Cesc Fabregas and striker Roberto Soldado due to muscle injuries. 

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Ramos sets pace as Fred, Alba lead pursuit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=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[Balotelli ruled out of semi-final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[More than 37,500 tickets to be collected]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= According to figures released this Sunday, there are still 37,657 tickets to be collected in FIFA’s ticket collection centres across the six FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Host Cities.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:19:20 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=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[Scolari: Neymar worth every penny]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After scoring his third goal in three FIFA Confederations Cup games, Luiz Felipe Scolari was full of praise for Neymar, saying that Barcelona will get their money's worth for the Brazilian forward.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:20:00 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[Fred brace sees Brazil top group]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A Seleção the lead, but Neymar and Fred's brace saw the hosts to their third win in three.]]>Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Youth Programme makes dreams come true]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA's Youth Programme and the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 has given children from around the country once in a lifetime experiences as McDonald's Player Escorts, flag bearers and ball crew members.

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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[Bahia 'homecoming' for Brazil quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=David Luiz, Hulk, Daniel Alves and Dante, who all left Salvador-based clubs at a young age, are set for an emotional return on Saturday with A Seleção.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:10:00 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[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[Big two face top-spot duel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

The final round of games in Group A pits Brazil and Italy together in the latest instalment of their long-running rivalry. Both sides have already clinched their places in the semi-finals. The only issue at stake in Saturday’s meeting is who goes through as group winners. ]]>
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:49:50 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[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[Oduamadi & Balotelli hit the ground running ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=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