<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 23 Jul 2016 07:44:00 GMTMon, 25 Jul 2016 07:56:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Sweden’s wanderer relishing Marta reunion]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=sweden-s-wanderer-relishing-marta-reunion-2812761.htmlSweden forward Sofia Jakobsson talks with FIFA.com about her nation's ambitions at Rio 2016, Marta's influence on her career and the invaluable experience she had playing at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Thailand seek to build upon World Cup breakthrough]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=thailand-seek-to-build-upon-world-cup-breakthrough-2812720.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Thailand's development and future ambitions one year on from their history-making debut at the FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Thorsteinsdottir: Iceland the best we’ve ever been]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=thorsteinsdottir-iceland-the-best-we-ve-ever-been-2812572.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Physical Analysis of Canada 2015 to inspire the future training of women’s football]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=physical-analysis-of-canada-2015-to-inspire-the-future-training-of-wom-2812006.htmlTue, 19 Jul 2016 13:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners as Rio looms]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-as-rio-looms-2812198.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest from USA, England and Sweden where several big names stumbled, while there is also news from Finland and Russia.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA’s ‘triple-edged sword’ sets China PR 1991 ablaze]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=usa-s-triple-edged-sword-sets-china-pr-1991-ablaze-2812104.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Carin Jennings-Gabarra in our recurring series of FIFA Women’s World Cup moments to commemorate 25 years of the tournament. In this interview, the former USA forward talks about the Americans’ ‘triple-edged sword’ frontline and her reflections on the competition's inaugural event.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Graduation ceremony for 16th edition of FIFA Master]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=graduation-ceremony-for-16th-edition-of-fifa-master-2811973.htmlFri, 15 Jul 2016 14:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Top teams closing ranks ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=top-teams-closing-ranks-2811730.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Johnson: Jordan will be ready to compete]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=johnson-jordan-will-be-ready-to-compete-2811704.htmlAs the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 draws ever closer, excitement has been growing at local level as the finishing touches are put to preparations for the largest event ever held in the Kingdom, located in the heart of the Middle East.

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Solo makes history with a century of shutouts]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=solo-makes-history-with-a-century-of-shutouts-2811610.htmlUSA goalkeeper Hope Solo made history on Saturday by recording her 100th clean sheet in international football during the Stars and Stripes' 1-0 victory against South Africa, becoming the first ever shot-stopper to hit the century mark for shutouts.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ji: World Cup lessons really motivated me]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ji-world-cup-lessons-really-motivated-me-2811506.htmlKorea Republic star Ji Soyun speaks about making history by becoming Player of the Year in England and reflects on her formative experiences in the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women's World Cups.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 23:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Slovakian hospital designated as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=slovakian-hospital-designated-as-a-fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-2810755.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Leaders make move at the summit]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=leaders-make-move-at-the-summit-2811009.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the latest club action headlined by strong form for the leaders in both USA and Sweden, plus the latest from Norway and England.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals continues spreading the word]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=live-your-goals-continues-spreading-the-word-2810576.htmlWhile the eyes of the footballing world were focused on tournaments such as UEFA EURO 2016 in France and the Copa America Centenario in the USA, promoting young female talent globally remained as vital as ever in June.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Akide recalls Nigeria's amazing 1999 adventure]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=akide-remembers-nigeria-s-amazing-1999-adventure-2804713.htmlSeventeen years ago today, the Super Falcons were knocked out of the FIFA Women's World Cup in one of the event's greatest matches ever. FIFA.com looks back on their memorable campaign with the team's star player, Mercy Akide.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA’s medical department takes part in the 27th Annual Crans Montana Forum]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-s-medical-department-takes-part-in-the-27th-annual-crans-montana--2804789.htmlFIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiří Dvořák discussed the challenges he and FIFA have attempted to tackle in over two decades at the 27th Annual Crans Montana Forum, in Vienna, Austria.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Futsal coming into focus for struggling Scots ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=futsal-coming-into-focus-for-struggling-scots-2804715.htmlFIFA.com hears from Scotland's first-ever futsal coach Mark Potter about the positive correlation between the discipline and developing world class talent and the battle to change opinions and the football culture in his homeland.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[Doege out to impress on the world stage]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=doege-out-to-impress-on-the-world-stage-2804665.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Germany U-17 goalkeeper Leonie Doege, who looks ahead to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, where she hopes to meet Jordanian international and close friend Sarah Abu Sabbah at the knockout stages.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

Women’s EURO qualifiers and Rio tune-ups dominated a busy month of women’s football that also brought silverware to clubs in Spain and Denmark. FIFA.com looks back over the main events.]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Portland flying high as Atletico make history]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=portland-flying-high-as-atletico-make-history-2804161.htmlWe cast our eye around some of the world's biggest women's leagues with a titanic tussle set up in Sweden, a historic trophy in Spain and dominance is beginning to take hold in England.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Dguig, architect of Morocco’s destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dguig-architect-of-morocco-s-destiny-2802925.htmlFIFA.com pick his brain on the Atlas Lions' future.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Celebrations in Denmark, poignant scenes Stateside]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=celebrations-in-denmark-poignant-scenes-stateside-2802701.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s club football headlined by some top-of-the-table meetings in USA and a league title in Denmark. There is also news from Norway and Scotland, as well as Sweden where a two-way charge for glory is shaping up.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Magnificent Marta makes history]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=magnificent-marta-makes-history-2802410.htmlSat, 18 Jun 2016 13:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Thai medical experts visit FIFA ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=thai-medical-experts-visit-fifa-2801830.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Boulleau shares her social networking secrets]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=boulleau-shares-her-social-networking-secrets-2801635.htmlFIFA.com about her approach to interacting with fans and answers some questions from her followers.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Exciting title races and a double winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=exciting-title-races-and-a-double-winner-2801629.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kiwi captain Erceg leading from the front]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=kiwi-captain-erceg-leading-from-the-front-2800780.htmlSat, 11 Jun 2016 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Female leaders conclude first development module ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=female-leaders-conclude-first-development-module-2800785.htmlFri, 10 Jun 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dowie continuing family tradition]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dowie-continuing-family-tradition-2800194.htmlFIFA.com caught up with England forward Natasha Dowie, who talks being the second international goalscorer in her family, the growth of the WSL, international heartache and more.]]>Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Rio contenders fine-tune, EURO aspirants chase glory]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=rio-contenders-fine-tune-euro-aspirants-chase-glory-2800474.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy couple of days for women's international football headlined by UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers, and nations preparing for Rio 2016.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[A golden goal for the history books]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=a-golden-goal-for-the-history-books-2799877.htmlNia Kunzer reminisces with FIFA.com about her golden goal that secured the FIFA Women's World Cup for Germany back in 2003.

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 06:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Female Leaders coming to Zurich for 2nd edition of FLDP]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=zurich-session-for-the-second-edition-of-fifa-s-female-leadership-deve-2799692.htmlFri, 03 Jun 2016 09:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals campaign keeps going strong]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=live-your-goals-campaign-keeps-going-strong-2799594.htmlFIFA.com provides a rundown on another busy month of activities for the Live Your Goals programme.]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Carpenter leads Australia's 21st century brigade]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=carpenter-leads-21st-century-brigade-2799477.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Ellie Carpenter, the first male or female Australia international to be born in the 21st century.]]>Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: May 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=women-round-up-may-2016-2799232.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Differing fortunes for frontrunners]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=differing-fortunes-for-frontrunners-2793370.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend of women’s club football, where mixed fortunes for competition leaders proved a theme. We take in the latest from the domestic leagues of USA, Japan, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Takakura: Japan needs to rediscover confidence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=takakura-japan-needs-to-rediscover-confidence-2793156.htmlFIFA.com speaks with new Japan coach Asako Takakura about her plans for leading the 2011 world champions into a new era.]]>Mon, 30 May 2016 03:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Le Sommer: Third behind Morgan, Leroux isn't bad]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=le-sommer-third-behind-morgan-leroux-isn-t-bad-2792756.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Medical staff start preparation for Russia 2018]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medical-staff-start-preparation-for-russia-2018-2792748.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Heroines and heartbreak as Lyon complete treble]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=heroines-and-heartbreak-as-lyon-complete-treble-2792656.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League final as Lyon's Saki Kumagai was the penalty shoot-out heroine - not for the first time in her career.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 03:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Olympics on hold for Olympique's Thomis]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=olympics-on-hold-for-olympique-s-thomis-2792448.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Lyon star Elodie Thomas, who talks about the prospect of winning the treble, while also looking towards the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 06:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Meeting of equals in heavyweight clash]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-of-equals-in-heavyweight-clash-2792420.htmlHaving both already tasted glory this term, and seasoned veterans at the pinnacle of European football, the clash between Vfl Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon for the UEFA Women's Champions League is set to be a fierce one.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Cup joy for Wolfsburg as City stay perfect]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=cup-joy-for-wolfsburg-as-city-stay-perfect-2792310.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kellermann: Lyon are the reference point]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kellermann-lyon-are-the-reference-point-2792175.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Medellin hosts futsal administration course as part of FIFA training programme]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medellin-hosts-futsal-administration-course-as-part-of-fifa-training-p-2792172.htmlIn conjunction with the hosting of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, and as part of its training programme, FIFA has organised various courses and activities with the aim of stimulating the development of participants connected with futsal.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 15:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News
<![CDATA[Iceland's Stateside flag-bearer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=iceland-s-stateside-flag-bearer-2792116.htmlFIFA.com looks at the rise and rise of unheralded Iceland midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir, from a childhood growing up in a small village to playing at the best supported club in the women's game.]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Riise remembers Norway’s ‘95 nirvana]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=riise-remembers-norway-s-95-nirvana-2791823.htmlFIFA.com hears from Hege Riise, Golden Ball winner at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, about Norway's golden era, the tournament's subsequent development and her admiration for Carli Lloyd.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 14:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Egypt’s women closing the gap]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=egypt-s-women-closing-the-gap-2791815.htmlWhile Egypt’s men have competed at two FIFA World Cups and won the CAF Africa Cup of Nations on seven occasions, the country’s women are hoping to grab some glory for themselves, having just beaten Côte d’Ivoire to qualify for the continental finals for only the second time in their history and the first in 18 years.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 16:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Gaitan, Colombia’s very own superwoman]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gaitan-colombia-s-very-own-superwoman-2791645.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Colombia's Natalia Gaitan, who reflects on the 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, winning Colombia’s FIFPro Female Player of the Year and looks ahead to Rio 2016.  

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Thu, 19 May 2016 14:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2791479.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News