<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 31 May 2016 06:47:00 GMTTue, 31 May 2016 16:07:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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<![CDATA[Glory, gilt-edged goals and giant crowds]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=glory-gilt-edged-goals-and-giant-crowds-2791320.htmlTue, 17 May 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Chastain's moment in the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=chastain-s-moment-in-the-sun-2790669.htmlFIFA.com caught up with USA's Brandi Chastain to relive her winning penalty kick against China PR in the 1999 Women's World Cup final on home soil and discuss the significance of the iconic photograph that captured the moment and its impact for women's football.]]>Sat, 14 May 2016 13:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Guam's long-term view reaping dividends]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=guam-s-long-term-view-reaping-dividends-2790792.htmlFri, 13 May 2016 07:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Accreditation for Mexico’s first FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=accreditation-mexico-second-fifa-medical-centre-excellence-2790687-279-2790701.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Scott eyes third personal Wembley memory]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=scott-eyes-third-personal-wembley-memory-2790444.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 07:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Vital victories and missed opportunities]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=vital-victories-and-missed-opportunities-2790441.htmlAs we look across the action in some of the top women's leagues in the world there's 100 per cent records ended and tightening races for European places.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Development the name of the game in the Dominican Republic]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=development-the-name-of-the-game-in-the-dominican-republic-2789988.htmlFri, 06 May 2016 13:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The goal that shocked a nation]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-goal-that-shocked-a-nation-2790081.htmlFIFA.com about her historic goal at Germany 2011 that will long be remembered in the annals of the FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Fri, 06 May 2016 08:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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