<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTWed, 04 May 2016 17:02:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=europe-s-top-eight-battle-for-three-world-cup-tickets-2789648.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Guam international provisionally suspended following anti-doping test ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=guam-international-provisionally-suspended-following-anti-doping-test-2789708.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to provisionally suspend a Guam international footballer for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News
<![CDATA[Technical and tactical study takes centre stage in referees’ preparation]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=technical-and-tactical-study-takes-centre-stage-in-referees-preparatio-2789423.htmlWe look back at another historic refereeing seminar, this time in Miami, as joint-preparation for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 continues apace.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 15:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Scott takes her love of the cage to Iraq]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=scott-takes-her-love-of-the-cage-to-iraq-2789272.htmlAfter growing up in East London, on pitches encased by steel fences, England international Alex Scott took the chance to share her love for expressing yourself within a football cage with refugees in Iraq.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 11:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Euro pair fly the flag, Bayern crowned ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=euro-pair-fly-the-flag-bayern-crowned-2789410.htmlFIFA.com’s latest women’s club football review takes in the best in European continental club action, plus also Bayern Munich’s coronation in Germany, a heavyweight match-up in the NWSL, plus the latest from England.]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Meeting in Miami discusses anti-doping at the Copa America]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-in-miami-discusses-anti-doping-at-the-copa-america-2789246.htmlThe Copa America Centenario 2016 Medical and Anti-Doping Committee met with experts from FIFA and UEFA in Miami on Friday 29 April for a workshop to finalise a unified and consistent structure for anti-doping policies and procedures to be used during the historic tournament.

 

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Mon, 02 May 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News
<![CDATA[Chan: Building relationships the key to our success]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=chan-building-relationships-the-key-to-our-success-2783561.htmlMon, 02 May 2016 05:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cayman: We’ve come a long way]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=cayman-we-ve-come-a-long-way-2783361.htmlBelgium captain Janice Cayman talks us through the progress made by the Red Flames, and attempting to emulate a 'golden generation' in the men's side.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[EPTS workshop hosted in London]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=epts-workshop-hosted-in-london-2782963.htmlThe Premier League has hosted the third workshop of the Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS) expert group. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Pitch & EquipmentKind=News
<![CDATA[Final in sight for Lyon and Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=final-in-sight-for-lyon-and-wolfsburg-2782947.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest action from women's leagues and competitions from around the world, including the UEFA Women's Champions League, the USA's National Women's Soccer League and more. 

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence inaugurated in Tehran]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-inaugurated-in-tehran-2782916.htmlTue, 26 Apr 2016 09:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2782661.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s grassroots going from strength to strength in England]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-grassroots-going-from-strength-to-strength-in-england-2782243.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the FA Girls' Football Week initiative, as female participation in England continues to make impressive strides. ]]>Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Historic first step taken with referees' joint-preparation]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=historic-first-step-taken-with-referees-joint-preparation-2781429.htmlWe track the progress of the groundbreaking referee seminar in Qatar which, for the first time ever, saw male and female referees work together in preparation for their respective upcoming major tournaments.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Fans flock Stateside, silverware up for grabs in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fans-flock-stateside-silverware-looms-in-europe-2781625.htmlFIFA.com reviews a big weekend in women’s club football across the globe highlighted by a spectacular opening to the new league season in USA, both on and off the pitch. We also look at the start of a new campaign in Sweden, plus some big news from Germany and England.]]>Tue, 19 Apr 2016 01:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany's Kessler retires at 28]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=germany-s-kessler-retires-at-28-2781118.htmlThu, 14 Apr 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Crowther banking on lessons learned]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crowther-banking-on-lessons-learned-2780942.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Joy for European duo, USA make statement]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=joy-for-european-duo-usa-make-statement-2780920.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women's football continues to go global]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-football-continues-to-go-global-2780793.htmlOnly 22 of FIFA’s Member Associations had taken part in a women’s football development initiative in 2008. By the end of 2015, that figure had risen remarkably, with 195 of FIFA’s 209 Member Associations now having participated in one of FIFA’s nine women’s football programmes.

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[‘Return to play’ the focus of the 25th International Conference ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=return-to-play-the-focus-of-the-25th-international-conference-2780755.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 14:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA joins other stakeholders in concussion conference]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-joins-other-stakeholders-in-concussion-conference-2780752.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Historic referees' joint-preparation for 2018 and 2019 World Cups begins in Doha]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=tuesday-subbed-wait-for-video-historic-referees-joint-preparation-for--2780654.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 12:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News<![CDATA[Stars and Stripes remain strong despite recent shuffle]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=stars-and-stripes-remain-strong-despite-recent-shuffle-2780353.htmlAfter a historically successful 2015 for Jill Ellis’s USA side, 2016 has seen the dawn of a new era with a slew of players retired, a new set of captains were named to look after the Stars and Stripes, a dynamic set of younger players joined the fold and much more.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Ma: Scoring first Women's World Cup goal was special]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=ma-scoring-first-women-s-world-cup-goal-was-special-2779998.htmlFIFA.com caught up with China PR's Ma Li, scorer of the opening goal in FIFA Women's World Cup history, who discussed that famous first strike, her rivalry with USA legend Michelle Akers, the pain of exiting China 1991 in the quarter-finals and more.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 11:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Technical Directors develop in Dubai]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=technical-directors-develop-in-dubai-2780014.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar faces succeed in Europe, Bayern stunned]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=familiar-faces-succeed-in-europe-bayern-stunned-2779461.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there was a familiar look as the race for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals took centre-stage. We also take in the latest from Japan and France, plus an unexpected shock for Germany’s in-form side.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Successful study in Denmark boosts global implementation of FIFA’s health initiative]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=successful-study-in-denmark-boosts-global-implementation-of-fifa-s-hea-2779478.htmlMon, 04 Apr 2016 12:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals visits Tahiti, India, plus Malta for IWD]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=live-your-goals-visits-tahiti-india-plus-malta-for-iwd-2779465.htmlMon, 04 Apr 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Houghton: Setbacks have made me the player I am]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=houghton-setbacks-have-made-me-the-player-i-am-2779195.htmlIn the build-up to this year's FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cups, FIFA.com is profiling some of the tournaments' notable graduates. This week we hear from England captain Steph Houghton.

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Teo: We’re taking baby steps]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=teo-we-re-taking-baby-steps-2779123.htmlJulie Teo, Director of Women's and Grassroots Football at the Football Association of Singapore, discusses the upcoming Liver Your Goals events in her country and the growth of women's football.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Aussie bond fuels success]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=aussie-bond-fuels-success-2779114.htmlFIFA.com looks at Australia's recent rise in women's football, a growth partly fuelled by a focus on team building and unity.]]>Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Malta’s helping hand spurs growth]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=malta-s-helping-hand-spurs-growth-2773498.htmlFIFA.com tracks the growth of women's football in Malta where the small European nation are making the most of limited resources.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Top teams cement their position]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=top-teams-cement-their-position-2773030.htmlFIFA.com reveals in its latest weekly review.]]>Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sasic: France were better than us]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sasic-france-were-better-than-us-2771544.htmlFormer German international Celia Sasic sat down with FIFA.com to watch some of the crucial moments from the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, including her missed penalty kick against USA in the semi-finals, playing against an impressive French side and much more.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Hayes: I want to change the pub conversation]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=hayes-i-want-to-change-the-pub-conversation-2772259.htmlAhead of the new FAWSL season, FIFA.com ​caught up with Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes to talk about her plans on building on the club's title-winning season and her vision to change the pub conversation in England. 

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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Silverware secured, cup ambitions tested]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=silverware-secured-cup-ambitions-tested-2771447.htmlFIFA.com takes in the latest in women’s club football where Europe’s various leagues are building towards exciting finales, or starting out on fresh campaigns.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA extends anti-doping sanctions to have worldwide effect]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-extends-anti-doping-sanctions-to-have-worldwide-effect-2771511.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 14:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[The bigger and better Women's Super League]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-bigger-and-better-women-s-super-league-2771231.htmlAhead of the eagerly-anticipated FA Women's Super League curtain-raiser on 23 March, FIFA.com ​​looks at how the expanded league is aiming to build on its increased profile going into the new season. 

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 09:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Bisanz-disciple Bernhard carrying on a legacy]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=bisanz-disciple-bernhard-carrying-on-a-legacy-2770848.htmlGermany U-17 women's national team coach Anouschka Bernhard speaks with FIFA.com about the importance of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in young players' development and how the late Gero Bisanz inspired her to be a coach.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Umpierrez, Uruguay's woman in the middle]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=umpierrez-uruguay-s-woman-in-the-middle-2770828.htmlClaudia Umpierrez made history on 5 March as she became the first woman to referee a men's professional football match in Uruguay. FIFA.com sat down with her to talk about her career as a referee and her ambitions for the future.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Lyon extend lead as Spanish title race remains wide open]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=lyon-extend-lead-as-spanish-title-race-remains-wide-open-2770293.htmlAfter an international break, women's club football resumed in several European leagues. FIFA.com rounds up the action from France, Spain and Italy.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup bidding process underway]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=2020-fifa-futsal-world-cup-bidding-process-underway-2769187.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 may be looming large on the horizon, but work is already underway to lay the foundations for the next edition in 2020.

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Lloyd looks back at Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=lloyd-looks-back-at-canada-2015-2769380.htmlIn our interactive video interview on FIFA.com, we invited Carli Lloyd to look back at selected moments from the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ and review the tournament once more.

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Sasaki and Japan part ways]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=sasaki-and-japan-part-ways-2769645.htmlNorio Sasaki has confirmed he has left his position on Wednesday following Japan’s failure to qualify for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio later this year. 

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Peak Performance]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=peak-performance-2769225.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=PerformanceKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA steps up prevention measures in the fight against doping]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-steps-up-prevention-measures-in-the-fight-against-doping-2769366.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 13:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Eto'o's eye-opening trip]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=eto-o-s-eye-opening-trip-2769354.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Glory for USA, Canada and Austria]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=glory-for-usa-canada-and-austria-2769532.htmlFIFA.com reviews a massive week of international action including silverware for USA, Canada and Austria.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women's football on the rise in Malawi]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-football-on-the-rise-in-malawi-2769188.htmlTue, 08 Mar 2016 11:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News