<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 25 May 2017 16:35:00 GMTFri, 26 May 2017 12:51:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Guevara thrilled with new Venezuelan league]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=guevara-thrilled-with-new-venezuelan-league-2888078.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 16:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Damnjanovic: I'd like to experience a big tournament with Serbia]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=damnjanovic-i-d-like-to-experience-a-big-tournament-with-serbia-2887111.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Belgrade-born forward Jovana Damnjanovic, who reveals her dreams of wanting to play at a major tournament with Serbia and how adopting a German mentality could benefit her compatriots.]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 09:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Yuceil rising to meet every challenge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=yuceil-rising-to-meet-every-challenge-2885549.htmlFIFA.com speaks to the Belgium midfielder about the rise of women's football in her country.]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Football donation campaign benefiting refugees & children in Jordan ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=football-donation-campaign-benefiting-refugees-children-in-jordan-2884606.htmlSun, 21 May 2017 08:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Japan's females take next step with futsal]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=japan-s-females-take-next-step-with-futsal-2884270.htmlThu, 18 May 2017 07:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Icons of women's football history set to grace Edinburgh Festival]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=icons-of-women-s-football-history-set-to-grace-edinburgh-festival-2883473.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 14:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s game gets second wind in Morocco]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=women-s-game-gets-second-wind-in-morocco-2883434.html​After having played at two CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations tournaments in a row, at Nigeria 1998 and South Africa 2000, Morocco have since managed to miss out on all the rest. There is now a plan in place at the Moroccan Football Association to get the nation back on the right track.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Jones: My dream is coming true]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=jones-my-dream-is-coming-true-2883163.html

Germany coach Steffi Jones speaks about her progression from player through official to her current role, and explains how she will go about leading the Olympic champions into the UEFA Women's EURO and FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 08:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Fiorentina create history with maiden title]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fiorentina-create-history-with-maiden-title-2883226.htmlMon, 08 May 2017 22:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Somali FA concludes youth refereeing course]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=somali-fa-concludes-fifa-youth-refereeing-course-2882917.htmlSun, 07 May 2017 12:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News<![CDATA[Bell looks to blend Irish steel, German mentality]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bell-looks-to-blend-irish-steel-german-mentality-2882410.htmlUEFA Women's Champions League winner Colin Bell speaks to FIFA.com about taking charge of the Republic of Ireland national team and his plans to take them to a major tournament for the first time.

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Fri, 05 May 2017 08:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Fattori: Fiorentina are pioneers]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fattori-fiorentina-are-pioneers-2882255.htmlFIFA.com hears from the coach and players of Fiorentina WFC, who are on the brink of their first league title just two years after their inception, about the support they have had from the club and room for improvement in Italian women's football.


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Wed, 03 May 2017 09:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[New women's cup primed to make waves in Mexico]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=new-women-s-cup-primed-to-make-waves-in-mexico-2881714.htmlMexico's inaugural season of the new professional women's league begins in September, but as an appetiser ahead of the big kick-off, 12 clubs will contest a cup competition, the Copa de la Liga MX Femenil, from 3 to 6 May.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 07:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Forbes savouring South American adventure]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=forbes-savouring-south-american-adventure-2880747.htmlFIFA.com hears exclusively from Trinidad and Tobago No1 Kimika Forbes about her South American odyssey, where she won the 2016 Copa Libertadores Femenina with Paraguay's Sportivo Limpeno, and where she is now currently impressing in Colombia's newly launched professional league.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[First steps FORWARD in Rwanda]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=first-steps-forward-in-rwanda-2879120.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at one of the first projects to receive support from FIFA FORWARD, a hotel in Rwanda which is to be partly-funded by money from the initiative.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Derbies drawn out on road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=derbies-drawn-out-on-road-to-france-2880340.html

The draw for the European qualifying groups for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 took place in Nyon on Tuesday, with a total of eight World Cup places up for grabs.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ordega: African women’s football is on the move]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ordega-african-women-s-football-is-on-the-move-2880204.htmlFIFA.com hears from Nigeria forward Francisca Ordega about the bright future for African women's football and the Super Falcons' ambitions in a newly competitive environment on the Mother Continent. ]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Free-scoring Yokoyama aims high with new-look Nadeshiko]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=free-scoring-yokoyama-aims-high-with-new-look-nadeshiko-2879831.htmlFIFA.com speaks with highly-regarded Japan forward Kumi Yokoyama about the Nadeshiko's ambitions to rediscover their former glory under new coach Asako Takakura, in the wake of their shock failure to qualify for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Algeria's women target African breakthrough]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=algeria-s-women-target-african-breakthrough-2879671.htmlRayan Brahimi tells FIFA.com that Algeria's women's national team are ready to compete at the CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon as they chase a first appearance at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Emily Lima, a pioneer in Brazil's dugout]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=emily-lima-a-pioneer-in-brazil-s-dugout-2879588.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Emily Lima, the first woman to take charge of the Brazil women's national side, about her excellent start and ambitions for the future.

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[History and milestones mark Asia’s road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=history-and-milestones-mark-asia-s-road-to-france-2879510.htmlFIFA.com reviews a landmark round of FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ qualifiers in Asia where there were several debutants and at least one major casualty.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European quintet overcome first hurdle]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-quintet-overcome-first-hurdle-2879290.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the race to reach the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 in Europe, with a number of pre-qualifying games taking place ahead of the preliminary draw this month.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Marta signs on with Orlando Pride]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=marta-signs-on-with-orlando-pride-2879020.htmlFri, 07 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Referees' road to Russia continues]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=referees-road-to-russia-continues-2878939.htmlThe Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in Florence, Italy hosted some of the world’s top referees as part of a week-long seminar for prospective match officials at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Football Association of Thailand announces co-operation agreement to develop Thai football]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=football-association-of-thailand-announces-co-operation-agreement-to-d-2878877.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 18:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Centurion Fishlock celebrates milestone in style]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=centurion-fishlock-celebrates-milestone-in-style-2878730.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 18:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[European teams set out on road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-teams-set-out-on-road-to-france-2878586.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Andorra take first steps on uphill climb]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=andorra-take-first-steps-on-uphill-climb-2878541.htmlAndorra may have a small pool of talent to choose from, but they are hoping to make a splash in the women's game during their debut FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The road to France starts here]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-road-to-france-starts-here-2878437.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers, which marks the beginning of the continent's long journey to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Groundbreaking ceremony for School Sport in the Ohangwena Region]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=groundbreaking-ceremony-for-school-sport-in-the-ohangwena-region-2878397.htmlSat, 01 Apr 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[UAE women’s team living the dream]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=uae-women-s-team-living-the-dream-2878387.htmlFans of women’s football in the United Arab Emirates are excitedly awaiting the beginning of their first-ever qualifying campaign for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, to be held next year in Jordan, where five berths for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ will be up for grabs.

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Kosovo's difficult route back into the light]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kosovo-s-difficult-route-back-into-the-light-2877718.htmlAfter self-confessed dark times during the war for women's football in Kosovo, national team coach Aferdita Fazlija reveals her pride at seeing them start on the road to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Lloyd shines for City, Fiorentina on course for title]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bayern-dare-to-dream-fiorentina-on-course-for-title-2877559.html

FIFA.com reviews the latest in women's club football, with Olympique Lyon one step closer to defending their UEFA Women’s Champions League title, Turbine Potsdam retaububg top spot in Germany’s Bundesliga and Fiorentina pulling away from their rivals in Italy. 

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Sundhage: We have high expectations for Sweden]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=sundhage-we-have-high-expectations-for-sweden-2877069.htmlSweden coach Pia Sundhage speaks to FIFA.com to reflect on her team's memorable Olympic campaign and hopes for this year's UEFA Women's EURO.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ahlam Abo Eid: Palestinian women can do the impossible]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=ahlam-abo-eid-palestinian-women-can-do-the-impossible-2877328.html

Ahlam Abo Eid speaks with FIFA.com about her journey and the challenges for women playing football in Palestine, ahead of Palestine's AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifier against Thailand, which lands on her 18th birthday.

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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[First meeting of FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=first-meeting-of-fifa-football-stakeholders-committee-2876941.htmlRepresentatives from clubs, leagues and players came together with Member Associations, Confederations and the FIFA Administration today in Zurich at the first meeting of FIFA's Football Stakeholder Committee.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:47:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=News
<![CDATA[Motherhood & football a winning blend for Iceland’s skipper]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=motherhood-football-a-winning-blend-for-iceland-s-skipper-2876697.htmlFIFA.com hears from Margret Lara Vidarsdottir, Iceland's EURO-bound captain and record scorer, on how a maternity break and motherhood has impacted on her football career.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Sanneh Foundation bringing silver lining to Haiti]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-sanneh-foundation-bringing-silver-lining-to-haiti-2876530.htmlFormer USA defender Tony Sanneh speaks with FIFA.com about The Sanneh Foundation's Haitian Initiative, which is helping give opportunities to the people of Cite Soleil, one of the poorest slums in the world. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[League leaders continue relentless march]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=league-leaders-continue-relentless-march-2876541.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the action in women’s club football in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, where the league leaders all consolidated their positions with resounding victories this weekend.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Behringer: I still haven’t won the Champions League]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=behringer-i-still-haven-t-won-the-champions-league-2876299.htmlAfter helping Germany to glory at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 last August, retired international Melanie Behringer now has her sights on continental glory with Bayern Munich.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Morgan leads Lyon charge, fresh start in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=morgan-leads-lyon-charge-fresh-start-in-brazil-2875931.htmlFIFA.com reviews global club football news as Alex Morgan grabbed the headlines in France, Brazil where a brand new competition got underway, plus Switzerland and Italy on what proved to be a tough weekend for the respective leaders.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Echouafni serving up surprises with France ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=echouafni-serving-up-surprises-with-france-2875644.htmlFIFA.com about Les Bleues' recent SheBelieves Cup win and their objectives heading into this year's UEFA Women's EURO.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Rangel and Corral doing Mexico proud in Spain]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=rangel-and-corral-doing-mexico-proud-in-spain-2875522.htmlMexican pair Nayeli Rangel and Charlyn Corral speak about life playing in Spain, their upcoming match against each other and the upcoming launch of a new women's league back home.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[European trio celebrate international success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=european-trio-celebrate-international-success-2875378.htmlSheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup – there has been plenty of international women's football to enjoy over the last few days, including a number of teams making history. FIFA.com runs the rule over the recent world-class action.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain crowned Algarve Cup champions]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=spain-crowned-algarve-cup-champions-2875284.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 20:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Pavon: Women’s football is booming]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=pavon-women-s-football-is-booming-2875121.html

Victoria Pavon tells FIFA.com about her experiences as president of Leganes and why she's encouraged by the lesser attention that women in such positions now receive.

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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Samoura: We’re putting women at the centre]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=samoura-we-re-putting-women-at-the-centre-2874929.htmlFIFA.com why she feels so strongly about the issues it tackled.]]>Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Popal: I never give up the fight]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=popal-i-never-give-up-the-fight-for-women-2875120.htmlFIFA.com why she fled her country and has endured death threats to promote women's rights - and women's football.]]>Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women scoring big victories in football ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=women-scoring-big-victories-in-football-2874981.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 06:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Seedorf: This is a movement of change]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=seedorf-this-is-a-movement-of-change-2874914.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 05:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2874957.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News