<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 27 Feb 2017 12:46:00 GMTMon, 27 Feb 2017 16:03:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Tight at the top across Europe]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-review-atletico-madrid-paris-saint-germain-lyon-wolfsburg-bayern-2868694.htmlWe round up the top women's leagues ahead of the international break, during which we will focus on the annual Algarve Cup, the women's Cyprus Cup and the SheBelieves Cup.

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Canada's youngsters set stage for new era]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=canada-s-youngsters-set-stage-for-new-era-2868432.htmlFIFA.com spoke to youngsters Janine Beckie, Jessie Fleming, and Deanne Rose about their roles in leading Canada into a new era in women's football.]]>Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Emerging Tan blossoms with Steel Roses]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=emerging-tan-blossoms-with-steel-roses-2868080.htmlFIFA.com hears from Tan Ruyin, a star midfielder in China PR's rapidly-developing side who has been likened to former Italy maestro Andrea Pirlo.]]>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Szymanowski siblings revelling after tough road to the top]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=szymanowski-siblings-revelling-after-tough-road-to-the-top-2867943.htmlFIFA.com found out, it has not been an easy road.]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Chan flying the flag for female coaches]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=chan-yuen-flying-the-flag-for-female-coaches-2867783.htmlFIFA.com on the eve of making history, becoming the first female to coach a men's team in a continental tournament.]]>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA joins forces to promote grassroots football in Namibia]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-joins-forces-to-promote-grassroots-football-in-namibia-2867758.htmlFIFA have joined forces with a host of parties to develop and rehabilitate sports fields and promote life skills through sport in Namibian schools in the Khomas and Ohangwena Regions.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News
<![CDATA[Leaders keep up title charge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Marta as motivated as ever]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=marta-as-motivated-as-ever-2867647.htmlHaving overcome discrimination, prejudice, failure and numerous setbacks and drawn inspiration from it all, Brazil star Marta, who turns 31 today, explains the secret of her success.

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia’s women get their own stage]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=colombia-s-women-get-their-own-stage-2867547.htmlThe women players of Colombia are finally being given the chance to show their stuff of on the pitch in the colours of the clubs as, thanks to FIFA's Forward Programme, the country's first ever professional league kicks off on 18 February.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Lloyd makes Manchester City switch]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lloyd-makes-manchester-city-switch-2867402.htmlThe 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and two-time Women’s Olympic Football Tournament winner completed her move to the reigning English Women’s Super League champions on Wednesday.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Nadia Nadim, a football refugee]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=nadia-nadim-a-football-refugee-2866981.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the unique backstory of Denmark and Portland Thorns forward Nadia Nadim, from fleeing the Taliban to discovering a new cultural identity and more.]]>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Melbourne crowned champs, tight races in France and Spain]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=melbourne-crowned-champs-tight-races-in-france-and-spain-2867025.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Melbourne City win back-to-back titles]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=melbourne-city-win-back-to-back-titles-2866867.htmlSun, 12 Feb 2017 18:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Bishop: FLDP has given women a voice]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=bishop-fdlp-has-given-women-a-voice-2866751.htmlFIFA.com reports on the conclusion of the FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme (FLDP) in Amsterdam, with all 33 participants successfully completing the course.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Philippines set sights on new horizons]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=philippines-set-sights-on-new-horizons-2866675.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest developments in the Philippines, where a ticket to the FIFA Women's World Cup is a long term goal.]]>Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Champions League winner Bell takes Republic of Ireland reins]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=champions-league-winner-bell-takes-republic-of-ireland-reins-2866617.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Fay: It’s good to take yourself out of the comfort zone]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fay-it-s-good-to-take-yourself-out-of-the-comfort-zone-2866565.htmlFIFA.com hears from Scotland goalkeeper and captain Gemma Fay on nearing a double century of international caps, the development of women's football in the country and the upcoming UEFA Women's EURO 2017.

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Melbourne City contenders again, Fiorentina flying high]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=melbourne-city-contenders-again-fiorentina-flying-high-2866566.htmlThe climax of the Australian season beckons after the final was teed up, while Fiorentina continue to look imperious in Italy and the duel between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon rolls on in France.

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Second edition of FIFA development programme nears its conclusion]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=second-edition-of-fifa-development-programme-nears-its-conclusion-2866136.htmlMon, 06 Feb 2017 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Canberra, Universitario claim glory, Atletico and Braga buoyant]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=canberra-universitario-claim-glory-atletico-and-braga-buoyant-2865597.htmlAcross the world of women's club football, there were title celebrations in Australia and Peru, while the race at the top stepped up a gear in Spain and Portugal. 

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Katie Taylor: From the pitch to the ring]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=katie-taylor-from-the-pitch-to-the-ring-2865146.htmlWomen’s boxing star and former Republic of Ireland international Katie Taylor talks about her football past, the growth of women’s sport and what qualities from the beautiful game she’s carried over with her from the pitch into the ring.

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Al Naber: Jordan are aiming higher and higher]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=al-naber-jordan-are-aiming-higher-and-higher-2865284.htmlFIFA.com about the country's expectations heading into hosting next year's AFC Women's Asian Cup and their dreams of qualifying for a first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Stars shine as women's internationals return]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=stars-shine-as-women-s-internationals-return-2864240.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 08:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA strengthens support to member associations with new structure for regional offices]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-strengthens-support-to-member-associations-with-new-structure-for-2864157.htmlIn line with the FIFA 2.0 vision and with a view to improving interaction with its member associations as well as enhancing the scope of its engagement around the globe, FIFA is putting in place a new network of regional offices that will strengthen, modernise and repurpose the support it provides to its members.

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA['Swissness' the key to success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=swissness-the-key-to-success-2863916.htmlRecent results have clearly shown that women's football is on the rise in Switzerland. FIFA.com hears from U-19 head coach Nora Hauptle about the impressive strides being made in the country.


Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Race to France 2019 takes shape in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=race-to-france-2019-takes-shape-in-europe-2863808.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Anna Signeul to leave Scotland for Finland]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=anna-signeul-to-leave-scotland-for-finland-2863722.htmlAnna Signeul will take charge of the Finland women’s national team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 qualifying campaign, the Football Association of Finland has confirmed. The Swede, who is currently head coach of the Scotland women’s national team, will remain in her current role for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 campaign.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Lyon rebound, records tumble Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lyon-rebound-records-tumble-down-under-2863589.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 06:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Smith calls time on 23-year long career]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=smith-calls-time-on-23-year-long-career-2863184.htmlAfter a career spanning 23 years in the women’s game, Arsenal forward and England’s all-time top scorer Kelly Smith has hung up her boots.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Sundhage and Sweden's spectacular comeback]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sundhage-and-sweden-s-spectacular-comeback-2862169.htmlFIFA.com relives the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden and speaks with Pia Sundhage about the tournament's significance in the history of developing women's football. 

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA’s development activities hit new heights in 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-s-development-activities-hit-new-heights-in-2016-2860674.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women's football: The quotes of 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=women-s-football-the-quotes-of-2016-2862036.html 

The year 2016 was a truly memorable one for women’s football. Yet it was not just events on the pitch that ensured women’s football enjoyed a prominent place on FIFA.com.]]>
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Akers, the American pioneer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=akers-the-american-pioneer-2861903.htmlFIFA.com talks to Michelle Akers, a legend of the women's game and a true American original, about her big moment at the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup China PR 1991 and much, much more.

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Sporting Limpeno make history for Paraguay]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sporting-limpeno-make-history-for-paraguay-2861517.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nielsen: Denmark are moving in the right direction]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=nielsen-denmark-are-moving-in-the-right-direction-2861402.html 

Nils Nielsen, coach of the UEFA European Women's Championship-bound Denmark team, speaks to FIFA.com about his team's progress, areas for improvement and the challenge of qualifying for a FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores final set, PSG outwit old rivals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=copa-libertadores-final-set-psg-outwit-old-rivals-2861362.html Paris Saint-Germain were the big winners in France on Matchday 11, as they went top of the pile by beating Lyon, while Turbine Potsdam remain at the summit in Germany and the finalists of this year’s Copa Libertadores Femenina have been finalised.]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Marta provides a masterclass]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=marta-provides-a-masterclass-2860869.htmlFIFA.com relives one of Brazil's all-time historic performances in the FIFA Women's World Cup when Marta led her team past USA 4-0 in the semi-finals in 2007. 

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Grassroots programme a success in Somalia ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=grassroots-programme-a-success-in-somalia-2860352.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 10:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Foord, driving Australia's generation next]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=foord-driving-australia-s-generation-next-2860112.htmlFIFA.com about her ascension to the top of Asia's football tree, Australia's rapidly-growing reputation in women's football and much more.]]>Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Thomas Worle, Bayern Munich institution]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=thomas-worle-bayern-munich-institution-2859924.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 12:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware and surprise defeats]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=silverware-and-surprise-defeats-2859605.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest news in women’s club football on a tough weekend for the leaders in Australia, Germany and Spain, while the champions were crowned in New Zealand.]]>Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Jones: I want Germany to be the yardstick]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=jones-i-want-germany-to-be-the-yardstick-2859349.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Germany coach Steffi Jones about her first few months in charge, ambitions with the Olympic champions and thoughts on the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nerveless Kumagai creates Japan’s iconic moment]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=nerveless-kumagai-creates-japan-s-iconic-moment-2858122.html FIFA.com the back-story behind Japan's most iconic moment in FIFA Women's World Cup history - the penalty which saw the Nadeshiko become world champions at Germany 2011.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Leading outifts continue imperious form]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=leading-teams-continue-imperious-form-2858173.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Late goal breaks Cameroonian hearts]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=late-goal-breaks-cameroonian-hearts-2857957.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 01:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Rising participation figures and inspiration for leaders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rising-participation-figures-and-inspiration-for-leaders-2857462.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the Live Your Goals activities of the past month, when young girls put their ball skills to the test at festivals in locations as diverse as Singapore, Uruguay, Palestine and India.

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[ When Lloyd sealed Final hat-trick from halfway]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=when-lloyd-sealed-final-hat-trick-from-halfway-2857337.htmlUSA midfielder Carli Lloyd relives her already historic moment of sealing a hat-trick in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final from the halfway line with FIFA.com.

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2016-2857259.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Title fight for Nigeria & Cameroon as EURO contenders limber up]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=title-fight-for-nigeria-cameroon-as-euro-contenders-limber-up-2856743.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest from women's international football as Nigeria and Cameroon progress to the Africa Cup of Nations final, Germany suffer mixed fortunes against Norway and Republic of Ireland's coach bids farewell.]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News