<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 03 Jul 2013 10:23:00 GMTWed, 06 Nov 2013 09:33:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Were you at the Final on Sunday? Tag yourself to prove it!]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2131084/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Cesar: I've always admired Casillas]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2130964/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After Brazil beat Spain 3-0 in the FIFA Confederations Cup final on Sunday, Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar spoke with his Spanish counterpart, Iker Casillas, as they looked back on the "difficult moments" each keeper had in the past year.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Blatter: I've never seen anything like that]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2130439/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recaps the highlights from the press conference, including FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on the extraordinary atmosphere inside the Maracana and Howard Webb on goal-line technology.]]>Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![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[Fred seizes throne on Brazilian-heavy Index]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/statistics/castrolindex/news/newsid=2128960/index.html?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/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[Torres: We’ll be back to defend what’s ours]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2126448/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Fernando Torres, winner of the FIFA Confederations Cup adidas Golden Shoe award, who looked back on Spain’s defeat by Brazil and stated his desire to make amends in a year's time.]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Neymar: Brazil played a fantastic match]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2126362/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

Neymar chats to FIFA.com about silencing his critics, training intensively on his weaker foot, what winning the tournament means to Brazil and how touched he was at receiving congratulations from Spain’s Barcelona players.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: Brazil were better than us]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2126290/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=La Roja defender Sergio Ramos believes the home side got their tactics right.]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Brazil wow and win as Italy seize bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123920/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Jul 2013 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Neymar breaks through for top award]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2125273/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Jul 2013 01:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Fred and Neymar claim Confeds for Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255211/match=300222461/summary.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[FIFA and finalists show solidarity with Mandela]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2124011/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Prove you were at the Maracana]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123622/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Football fans have the chance to prove they were one of the lucky spectators at the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 between host Brazil and Spain, thanks to a brand new feature on FIFA.com.

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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:27:31 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Scolari versus Del Bosque in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123537/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Dream Final caps exciting last day]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123142/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Scolari: Brazil have what it takes]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123683/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists his side has what it takes to win a third consecutive FIFA Confederations Cup against Spain in the final on home soil.

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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: Brazil are the fathers of football]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123243/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about not having designated penalty takers, putting Javi Martinez up front against Italy, Brazil’s qualities and what victory would mean to Spain.]]>Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The high before Brazil’s biggest low]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123649/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Spain’s meeting with Brazil in the 1950 FIFA World Cup witnessed one of the biggest festas ever seen in the Maracana, in sharp contrast to the desolation of the subsequent Maracanazo.]]>Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:28:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Alves: Brazil can 'out-Barça' Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2123643/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil defender Dani Alves believes his team have the sufficient tools to beat Spain in the 2013 Confederations Cup final.

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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Kuipers: We have to be prepared]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2122954/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers who will be the man in the middle for Brazil-Spain.]]>Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Neymar: Brazil want to make football history]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2122996/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the emotions he expects to feel when he lines up in the Final, admits that Spain are the best side on the planet and discusses what Brazil have to do to beat them.]]>Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Shortlist for adidas Golden Ball announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2122604/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The dream final]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255211/match=300222461/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A Seleção and, of course, Spain, it will shortly come to pass, with both sides possessing their own motivations to give everything in the FIFA Confederations Cup final.]]>Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Neymar ready for Maracana showdown]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2122345/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazilian forward Neymar is ready to bring his country their third consecutive FIFA Confederations Cup™ at the expense of current FIFA World Cup holders Spain. 

 

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Alba hits top as De Rossi, Pique fly high]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/statistics/castrolindex/news/newsid=2121874/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Record-setting queens & invincible kings]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2121687/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal sprees in Barbados.]]>Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Sturdy Navas Spain’s man of the hour]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2121780/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com through the pivotal moment of the semi-final against Italy, while La Roja team-mates piled praise on the sometimes unheralded midfielder.]]>Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Del Bosque: Fatigue will not be an excuse]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2121790/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Navas holds nerve to send Spain through]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2121004/index.html?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/confederationscup/matches/round=255207/match=300222468/summary.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2120851/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2120681/index.html?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[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[Casillas: I've got my happiness back]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2119704/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Ahead of his side's upcoming semi-final against Italy, Spain's No1 Iker Casillas spoke to FIFA.com about his difficult past season, as well as his hopes for Spain at Brazil 2013 and beyond. 

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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[European elite eye final berth at rivals' expense]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2119342/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2119641/index.html?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/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[Spain and Italy poised for EURO rematch]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=255207/match=300222468/preview.html?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/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[Balotelli out of tournament, returns to Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2118352/index.html?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/confederationscup/news/newsid=2118095/index.html?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[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[Ramos sets pace as Fred, Alba lead pursuit]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/statistics/castrolindex/news/newsid=2117757/index.html?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/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[Alba savouring unexpected double]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2117557/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Spain defender Jordi Alba following his player of the match performance against Nigeria, with the Barcelona left-back scoring twice to claim a rare moment in the spotlight from of his free-scoring team-mates.]]>Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Spain's Total Football delights Del Bosque]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2117566/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:24:00 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[More than 37,500 tickets to be collected]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/organisation/ticketing/news/newsid=2117230/index.html?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[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